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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Sunday that next month’s annual military drills between South Korean and U.S. troops will undermine prospects for better ties between the Koreas, just days after the rivals reopened their long-dormant communication channels. Kim Yo Jong’s statement carried by state media targets only South Korea, and this could add credence to a theory that North Korea's decision to restore the communication lines is aimed at
TOKYO (Reuters) -A Belarusian sprinter refused to get on a flight from Tokyo on Sunday after being taken to the airport against her wishes by her team following her complaints about national coaching staff at the Olympic Games. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, sought protection from Japanese police at Haneda airport late on Sunday. Early on Monday, Japanese lawmaker Taiga Ishikawa tried to visit her at the sub-precinct at the airport but police told him she was no longer there.
Russian cosmonauts have given a video tour of the interior of a research module which briefly threw the International Space Station out of control on Thursday a few hours after docking. Russian space officials said a software glitch and possible lapse in human attention were to blame for the mishap that caused the entire space station to pitch out of its normal flight position 250 miles above the Earth with seven crew members aboard. Footage published late on Saturday showed cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov opening the hatches and giving a short tour inside the Nauka module, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, said Sunday he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag. Shehroz Kashif, 19, who hails from the eastern city of Lahore, summited K2 at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) Tuesday morning, becoming the world's youngest mountaineer to scale the treacherous mountain, according to Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan. “I faced a lot of difficult
At first, researchers Agasteswar Vadlamani and Angela Kouris were trying to find ways to produce carbon-neutral gas with organisms unique to British Columbia's Soda Lakes. But instead, the microbial goo lead the team to a business opportunity: a natural way to create blue colourant. It's food-safe, could have health benefits and, best of all, removes CO2 from the atmosphere. It all started with a bit of a eureka moment, when Vadlamani saw the bacteria in their lab pond was emitting a beautiful b
A University of British Columbia wildlife researcher hopes Vancouver will do more to manage garbage and late-night visits to the city's biggest park as part of the solution to dozens of aggressive coyote attacks over the past eight months. Kristen Walker, a wildlife biologist with UBC's Faculty of Land and Food Systems, is part of a team that put ground-level motion-sensor cameras around the four square-kilometre Stanley Park in January. The team's goal is to better identify the coyotes, which h
SHADDADI, Syria (AP) — In the searing 108-degree heat, far from his Louisiana health care business, Army Col. Scott Desormeaux and his soldiers are on a dusty base near Syria’s northern border, helping Syrian rebel forces battle Islamic State militants and keeping an eye on Russian troops in the region. It’s tough duty for the soldiers. But their deployment to the Middle East last November is just a small part of the blistering pace of missions that members of the Louisiana National Guard and Am
TORONTO — Ontario pharmacists say thousands of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are set to expire soon and they warn the supply could go to waste if people don't show up to get a shot. The CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association said some Moderna shots are set to expire in early August, and generally, supply that arrives in bulk must be used up within 30 days. Justin Bates said a slowdown in Ontario's vaccine rollout and the public's preference for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot have made it d
Emanuel Martinez Villanueva's memory of his mother being proud of him has kept him going for his work on a respirator he designed to help keep front-line workers safe from COVID-19. His mother died from the disease herself in Mexico in February. The respirator — a face mask that filters air for the person to breathe in — was the brainchild of the engineering department at the University of Alberta under Rafiq Ahmad, an engineering professor. They began working on a proactive solution to help kee
A B.C. judge has rejected a bid by police to keep a blowtorch seized by detectives probing a July 2019 house fire that left a child dead and the victim's father under investigation for murder. According to the ruling, the man — who lived in the house with his wife and two children— is also being investigated for the attempted murders of his spouse and the surviving child as well as arson with disregard for human life. The blowtorch was the last piece of nearly 80 items of evidence remaining in p
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexicans voted on Sunday on whether to investigate five former leaders in a referendum championed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, amid criticism that the poll is a political stunt and with early indications that turnout was low. Lopez Obrador has cast past administrations as deeply corrupt and made combating graft his top priority. But critics say the president is hoping to use the vote, what he calls a "public consultation", to energize his base and that it is unlikely to muster enough votes to be valid.
Thanks for watching Its Only Food w/Chef John Politte. In this video we are showing you how to make pickled red onions. Below is the recipe: Ingredients • 1 large red onion peeled and sliced very thin • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar • ¼ cup water • 1 teaspoon salt • 1-2 Tablespoon sweetener of your choice Method • In a small saucepan heat all the ingredients except the onion. Cook over medium heat and bring to a simmer. • Slice the onion very thinly and place in a mason jar • Pour the heated mixture into the jar to evenly covering the onion. Put the lid on and shake well • Marinate the onions for about 30 minutes • Serve immediately. Onions can be kept in the jar for up to two weeks.
A man has serious injuries following a motorcycle crash on Highway 103 near Tantallon Saturday evening. Halifax District RCMP was called about a lone motorcycle that had left the road at the Exit 5 inbound off-ramp to Tantallon around 7:16 p.m. AT. The man, who was driving the motorcycle, was airlifted to hospital. A female passenger was also hurt, but police said she is expected to survive. Police say the off-ramp from Highway 103 was closed for several hours. It reopened around 1 a.m. Sunday.
For Saint John's Elizabeth Cran, her latest book is the culmination of a lifetime of work. For most of her 90 years, the Chipman, N.B.-born author has been fascinated with the life and music of 19th-century opera composer Gaetano Donizetti. It started with a trip to the library. "When I was a child, I took out a library book, Lives of the Great Composers," Cran said in a phone call from her assisted living residence on Saint John's west side. And what was it about Donizetti that caught her atten
An animal crossing built across one of Ontario's busiest highways has led to a surge in the population of endangered Fox snakes in the Windsor area. The crossing was built over Highway 401, which was causing serious problems for various animal species in the area, field biologist Russ Jones said. "The traffic never slowed down, even at night," Jones said. "So even nocturnal animals couldn't get a break. And it was, by all accounts, impermeable to any any snake that ever tried to cross here." "It
Israeli cabinet ministers on Sunday began debate on the 2021-2022 state budget, more than three years after the government last approved a fiscal spending package. Due to two years of political stalemate and four elections, Israel is using a pro-rated version of the 2019 state budget that was passed in March 2018. A new government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a former software entrepreneur, took office in mid-June and unseated Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years in office.
Police officers across New Brunswick issued tickets amounting to at least $86,794.50 for persons found guilty of breaking rules under the province's COVID-19 emergency measures order. The amount is tallied from 321 tickets officers issued between March 2020 and July 2021, according to Geoffrey Downey, spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in an email to CBC News. Meanwhile, another 18 convictions under the Emergency Measures Act are either pending a penalty or the offende
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A German couple have been detained in Croatia for leaving their two children and a dog in a locked car with closed windows in sweltering heat, police said Sunday. A statement said that citizens in the northern coastal town of Porec on Friday evening alerted police after seeing the children and the dog in the car with German license plates. Local media said the children were both girls, ages 6 and 8. The couple had gone shopping and left the children with the dog inside the