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Angelina Jolie says a lack of political will is hindering the fight against sexual violence in warzones. The actress and UN Refugee Agency special envoy addressed a United Nations conference in Vancouver.

An Afghanistan veteran and his wife, mother and daughter were found dead on Tuesday in a Nova Scotia home. RCMP say four deceased relatives suffered gunshot wounds, adding the 33-year-old man's injuries appear self-inflicted.

Turkish media ran a 'selfie video' of the suspected gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub. The suspect has not been identified. However, Security experts tell Turkish media that the man operated like a professional assassin.

The governor general says marking Canada's 150th birthday in 2017 is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to consider the country's future. In his New Year's message, David Johnston is urging Canadians to continue improving Canada.

Justin Trudeau says intelligence and security agencies must protect Canadians while safeguarding the country's laws and values. In an interview Monday, the prime minister also said he condemns incursions into press freedoms.

Italy's Interior Minister says the prime suspect in the Berlin Christmas Market truck attack was killed in a shootout with police in Milan, Italy, early Friday. Anis Amri is suspected in the attack that killed 12 people and injured dozens. 

A short video clip gives an up-close look at the man suspected in the deadly truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market. 

The foreign affairs minister says the "same ideology" links a series of violent terror-related incidents this week, from Jordan to Turkey to Germany. Stephane Dion says deradicalization should be a priority.

The prime minister says current marijuana laws remain in place until new legislation is ratified. Justin Trudeau made the comments after being asked about cannabis shops that opened in Montreal Thursday.

Former heroin user John Lenec became addicted to the opioid during a 35-year struggle with substance abuse. The Vancouver resident describes the mental and physical toll of going through withdrawal from the drug.

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