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By Loren O'Brien-Egesborg

An avenue and park in Montreal’s Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough named after Alexis Carrel, a French Nobel Prize winner and alleged supporter of Adolf Hitler’s eugenics program, will be officially renamed.

According to CBC News, the avenue will be renamed after Italian Nobel Prize laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, and the park will be renamed after a 19th century Roman catholic priest and Italian saint John Bosco.

Mayor Denis Coderre had agreed to remove all mention of Carrel from the city as of April 2016 but it was only made official this Wednesday.


By Shelby Thevenot

Canadian pastor, Hyeon Soo Lim, is coming home after spending 2 years in a North Korean prison.

According to CTV News,  the Ontario pastor had been serving a life sentence after being accused of “anti-state activities.”

Reverend Lim started a congregation in Toronto that led him to do humanitarian work in North Korea and was arrested and sentenced to hard labour in 2015.

His family issued a statement thanking the government of Canada and the Swedish embassy for their role in bringing Reverend Lim home.


By Patricia Petit Liang

19 teenage migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were killed by smugglers while travelling to Yemen on Thursday.

According to BBC News, hundreds of refugees were forced off of a boat in the middle of the ocean.

The International Organisation of Migration uncovered the bodies of 29 other migrants buried in shallow graves earlier this week.