First Nations seek billions for broken treaty, but Ontario says it owes no money

Legislature Protective Service members walk the perimeter at Queen’s Park in Toronto on February 4, 2022.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Indigenous communities are in court seeking billions of dollars in compensation after almost 150 years of receiving small annual payments in return for ceding an area the size of France. But the Ontario government is arguing … Read more

Man co-accused of robbing $1.7m worth of gold from Melbourne’s Zara Jewelers granted bail as wife terminally ill

A man accused of making off with $1.7 million of gold after robbing a jewelry shop owner at knifepoint has been released on bail because his wife is gravely ill and “towards the end of her life”. Key points: The $1.7 million of gold has not yet been recovered, despite a series of raids across … Read more

Darwin ‘vigilante’ couple sentenced over armed alleyway ambush of teenage girls

A “vigilante” couple who, armed with a knife and metal pole, ambushed and assaulted two teenage girls in a terrifying alleyway attack, have narrowly avoided jail time. Key points: Jordan Lewis held a knife to the throat of a 16-year-old girl Timothy Lewis threatened a 13-year-old girl with a metal pole The couple said they … Read more

Man who defaulted on NS for almost 8 years to study and work in Canada gets jail

SINGAPORE: A man who defaulted on his National Service obligations for almost eight years to complete his university studies and work in Canada was sentenced to 16 weeks’ jail on Thursday (Feb 2). Ryan Foong Xue Fei, 26, is the 21st NS defaulter to be sentenced to jail since the High Court set the sentencing … Read more

Couple awarded $270k after Tasman District Council found to have acted negligently in pool inspection

The swimming pool at the center of the Nelson couple’s award-winning home was its most valuable feature. Photo / Supplied A couple who discovered their pool, the central feature of their award-winning home, was illegal have been awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars after taking the council to court. It comes as … Read more

Married woman helped her lover install camcorder in her toilet to record her daughter showering

SINGAPORE: A married woman who was having an affair with her business partner helped him to install a mini camcorder in her toilet so he could record her daughter showering. The 48-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail on Thursday (Feb 2) for one count of installing equipment with the intention of enabling her … Read more

Woman sued S$3m for rejecting man is countersuing for money spent protecting herself from him

SINGAPORE: A woman being sued for S$3 million by a man she rejected is countersuing him for expenses she incurred to protect herself from his purported harassment. According to court documents obtained by CNA, Ms Nora Tan Shu Mei installed a digital door viewer, an alarm sensor and a smart video doorbell to ensure her … Read more

Businessman accused of buying S$6 million worth of property through Singaporeans still at large in China

SINGAPORE: A foreign businessman who faces pending charges over S$6.25 million purchase of three restricted landed homes in East Coast is still at large after absconding in 2017 and is believed to be in a hospital in China. A district court on Wednesday (Feb 1) held that the arrest warrant for Zhan Guotuan, 58, is … Read more