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BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy gunfire broke out Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the probe into last year’s blast in the city's port. At least six people were killed and dozens wounded in the most violent street fighting in the Lebanese capital in years. The exchanges of fire along a former front line from the 1975-90 civil war involved pistols, automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, and were reminiscent of that conflict. Gunfire echoe
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as a private tutor and using his car as a taxi to help pay the bills. For unexpected needs, such as medical expenses, he has had to borrow money from relatives. Somehow, the 44-year-old muddled through life, sustained by his love of teaching high school Arabic and the respect his job earned him in the community. But his fragile equilibrium has been upended by the government’s harsh trea
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later. But the 88-year-old is still waiting. She was infected with the virus last month, and now her hopes for survival are pinned on the host of medications and home care she is receiving. Millions in developing na
The utility company that runs Moncton's wastewater system is asking the province's auditor general to audit its upgrade project that began in 2017. According to the TransAqua's chair, Michel Desjardins, the board of directors has called upon the auditor general because it is debating whether contract procurement methods struck an "appropriate balance between cost, quality and schedule." TransAqua, also known as the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission, does wastewater collection and treatment f
Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction; Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue; Empire State Building lights up to celebrate Coldplay's tour announcement. (15 Oct.)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court has released a first look at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices. The 36-member bipartisan commission, largely composed of academics, has been studying court reform and holding hearings, but it was not charged with making recommendations under the White House order that created it. As a result, m
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With the federal government's vaccine mandate for air travellers kicking in soon, chiefs in small Northwest Territories communities say they're waiting to hear about possible exceptions to the rules. By Oct. 30, most Canadians will need to be fully vaccinated if they're planning to hop on a plane. There will be a month of flexibility where people who are in the process of being vaccinated can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test, according to a recent Oct. 6 update from the federal government. T
Thousands have demonstrated over COVID passes being made mandatory for employees to enter their workplaces. View on euronews
Officials with the Nunavut capital say they suspect fuel got into the tank from outside the plant, but a treated reservoir downstream had fuel levels within limits. Long-term health effects are not a concern.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday there must be no rush in officially recognizing the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, but emphasized the need to engage in talks with them. Speaking during a video call with leaders of other ex-Soviet nations, Putin said that "the interim government formed by the Taliban regrettably doesn't reflect the entire spectrum of Afghan society,” but also noted their pledge to hold elections, and their efforts to restore the functioning o
Dozens of people are bound for Canada on a flight from Kabul, but the shuttering of the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan has made leaving difficult for hundreds of Canadians who remain in the city.
A school day is routine. Home room, bell rings, grab books from locker, go to the next class. A well-orchestrated dance every child and teen in the country knows. But for some newcomers to Canada, entering a school is like walking onstage for the first time. And typically, they're expected to stumble until they learn the rhythm. But this year, schools in New Brunswick are trying to find a better way to integrate newcomer students into school life. With some kids coming to the province with large
The price tag for Ottawa's new central library has shot up $131 million — an increase of almost 75 per cent — to $306 million, leaving the city on the hook for an additional $65 million, according to a report released Thursday. Known as Ādisōke, an Anishinaabemowin phrase that means storytelling, the new super library is a joint project between the Ottawa Public Library and the federal Library and Archives Canada (LAC), with the cost split about 60-40 respectively. The building will stand — some
It's been more than two weeks since wildfires forced hundreds of people from the Shoal Lake and Red Earth Cree Nations to evacuate their homes north of Hudson Bay, Sask. — and still, no official return date has been set. "They're very lonely," said Shoal Lake Chief Marcel Head in a virtual news conference Friday afternoon. "They want to return home, but we've been telling them that we wouldn't want to put a risk on their health." Environment Canada lifted all air quality advisories in the area F
LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (Reuters) -British lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in an Essex church on Friday by an assailant who lunged at him as he met voters, in what police said was a terrorist attack. Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, was knifed repeatedly in the attack at about midday in the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London. The Metropolitan Police, whose counter-terrorism unit are leading the investigation of the incident, said in a statement early on Saturday that they declared the fatal stabbing as a terrorist incident.
The B.C. government has enacted changes to the B.C. Employment Standards Act, raising the general working age of youth in the province from 12 to 16, bringing the province in line with international child labour standards and other provinces in Canada. The changes, effective Friday, will provide better protections for youth, while also allowing regulators to define the types of employment and jobs appropriate for those under the age of 16, the province said in a statement. The amendments to the
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the disappearance of a woman who was reported missing in August but who hasn't been seen or heard from since July. Nicole Frenchman, 23, was reported missing on Aug. 10 but there was no indication at the time of foul play, the Edmonton Police Service said in a news release Friday. Investigators later learned that the last communication from Frenchman's phone was a full month earlier, in the early morning hours of July 10. On that date, she was seen
"We have been very patient, too patient (...) The British do not want to give a certain number of licences not because they lack information but because they have made this political choice," France's Europe minister said.View on euronews
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago police officers union has called on its members to defy the city's requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave. In the video posted online Tuesday and first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara vowed to take Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration to court if it tries to enforce the mandate, which requires city workers to report their vaccine status by the end