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LONDON (Reuters) -The World Health Organization does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa requires mass vaccinations as measures like good hygiene and safe sexual behaviour will help control its spread, a senior official said on Monday. Richard Pebody, who leads the high-threat pathogen team at WHO Europe, also told Reuters in an interview that immediate supplies of vaccines and antivirals are relatively limited. His comments came as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was in the process of releasing some Jynneos vaccine doses for use in monkeypox cases.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has promised to keep pushing on rate hikes until there is clear and convincing evidence that inflation is dropping. "Today, FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) members' views on how quickly they anticipate inflation to come down, as well as any potential revelations on balance sheet reduction will be scrutinized by investors," Raffi Boyadjian, lead investment analyst at brokerage XM, said. Nordstrom Inc jumped 9.1% in premarket trading after the upscale retailer raised its annual profit and revenue forecasts, counting on demand from affluent consumers to help it overcome price pressures.
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said. The assailant was killed by law enforcement.(May 24)
Canada Soccer is paying Iran's soccer federation $400,000 to play a controversial exhibition game next month in Vancouver, according to the head of Iran's national team. The team's director, Hamed Estili, told Iranian state-affiliated media outlet Tasnim that for the first time in 22 years, Iran's soccer federation will make a profit off a friendly match. Canada Soccer did not confirm or deny the quoted sum or answer CBC News's questions about where the money is coming from. The organization did
Author Tina Brown says the past five years have been difficult for the Royal Family and come at a more fragile and perilous moment for the monarchy.
TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating "a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia's brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin's aggression. “This is more than just a European issue. It's a global issue,” Biden said as the “Quad” summit with Japan, Australia and India got under way. While the president did not directly call out any countries, his
Director Deborah Chow is keeping her lips sealed when it comes to the actions of iconic villain Darth Vader in new TV series, "Obi-Wan Kenobi." (May 25)
The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is starting to deal with the big loss of the community's youth centre, after it burned to the ground Monday. "It was an extremely important facility in the community," said Jim MacEachern, the hamlet's chief administrative officer. The youth centre was housed in one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge Bay, which first housed the Ministry of Transport offices and residences in the 1950s. In 2018, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program invested $120,
In rural southeast Ottawa and communities right next door, work is underway at many farms and homes to clean up the extensive damage wrought by Saturday's devastating derecho storm front, and the investigation continues into whether any tornadoes touched down. Wyatt McWilliams was splitting wood on his horse and cattle farm in the rural Ottawa community of Navan on Saturday when his wife came outside to tell him about the severe thunderstorm warning alert broadcast on phones throughout the regio
Shareholders backed Shell's climate strategy in a meeting on Tuesday that was disrupted by dozens of climate protesters, while a climate activist proposal from the Follow This group received fewer votes than last year. It followed a Dutch court ruling in May 2021, telling the company to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in absolute terms by 45% by 2030 across the entire lifecycle of its hydrocarbons. Shell aims to cut to net zero by 2050 all greenhouse gas emissions, including those from burning fuel and from products it sells.
Extensive storm clean-up continues, with at least ten fatalities reported after Saturday's devastating storms.
Two men and a five-year-old boy were standing in knee-high water, surrounded by thick fog and just minutes from being overwhelmed by the rising tide when they were rescued Sunday. It was one of two serious calls received by the Musquash Fire Department over the May long weekend, including one on Saturday when a man fell out of his boat and died. Wayne Pollock, fire chief of Musquash Fire Rescue, said the two events are a reminder that the picturesque Musquash watershed can be dangerous if people
Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws; Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to tour in US, Europe; Actor Angela Lansbury to receive a special Tony Award. (May 24)
Residents and crews in the Ottawa-Gatineau region worked to clean up the damage from Saturday's devastating wind storm, as city officials warned Tuesday the effort is expected to take weeks.
Crews in southern Ontario are working to restore power for thousands of people, after Saturday's sudden and severe thunderstorm that killed at least 10 people. Mike Drolet looks at how long it might take for people to get their electricity back, and the rare weather phenomenon that allowed to storm to cause so much damage.
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Piano music wafted from an apartment block on a recent spring evening in Kramatorsk, blending with distant artillery fire for a surreal soundtrack to a bomb-scarred neighborhood in the eastern Ukrainian city. No matter where they live, the 3-month-old war never seems to be far away. Those in towns and villages near the front lines hide in basements from constant shelling, struggling to survive with no electricity or gas — and often no running water. But even in regions
Federal meteorologists say the Atlantic should expect another busy hurricane season this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts 14 to 21 named storms, with six to 10 becoming hurricanes. (May 24)
Seventy fishing vessels are set to be outfitted with emergency position indicating radio beacons this season. The Labrador Fishermen's Union Shrimp Company is outfitting dozens of vessels between Cartwright and L'Anse au Clair that are under 40 feet and harvesting for them. The move comes less than a year after two fishermen died near Mary's Harbour and shortly following a Transportation Safety Board report into the loss of the FV Sarah Anne in Placentia Bay. The TSB report found the Sarah Anne
Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand announced on Tuesday that the government had purchased more than 20,000 rounds of 155-millimetre artillery to send to Ukraine. She said the aid package would also include fuses and charge bags.
More women are getting top positions with men’s pro-sports teams, but they say that many roadblocks remain despite their qualifications.