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Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for assault, other charges

MONTREAL: Canadian national Joshua Boyle, who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday. Joshua Boyle was freed last October along with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children born in captivity. The identity of the alleged victim was being withheld by a court, according to Boyle's lawyer Eric Granger. Granger added his client was…

Canadian man punches cougar attacking dog near fast food store

CALGARY: A Canadian man punched a cougar in the face to stop it attacking his dog in a wooded area near a fast food store in Whitecourt, central Alberta, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday. William Gibb, 31, from Red Deer, Alberta, had stopped at a Tim Hortons outlet, a popular Canadian restaurant chain while driving 600-kilometre (372-miles) to Grand Prairie on Monday evening and let his dog out for a walk, Whitecourt RCMP Sergeant Tom Kalis said. Shortly after, Gibb heard his 80-pound (36-kg)…