World in brief: Taliban shoot top Kandahar official
Kabul, Afghanistan – Taliban gunmen burst into a mosque and gunned down the deputy mayor of Kandahar at his prayers, officials said Tuesday. The brazen attack underscored the immense challenges facing Western forces as they embark on a push to restore law and order in the volatile southern city.
Kandahar and its surrounding districts are the focus of an expected drive by coalition forces this spring and summer to try to expel the Taliban and establish credible governance in Afghanistan’s second-largest population center. The operation is already in its early stages.
Mock lap dance costs teachers jobs
Winnipeg, Manitoba – A pair of Canadian high school teachers whose enthusiasm at a pep rally morphed into a mock lap dance that became an Internet sensation are now out of jobs.
Jackie Sneesby, chairwoman of the Winnipeg School Division, said teacher Chrystie Fitchner’s resignation was accepted Monday, while the short-term contract for Adeil Ahmed expired and would not be renewed.
Stunned students pulled out their cell phones at Churchill High School in February and captured video of the fully clothed couple as they performed a sexually suggestive bump and grind that included a brief moment of simulated oral sex.
School Trustee Mike Babinsky said when the clip was posted to YouTube, there were 2 million hits within the first couple of days.