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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.
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
HONG KONG (Reuters) -China's most indebted property developer Evergrande Group has agreed to sell stakes in its internet unit HengTen Networks Group Ltd worth a total of HK$3.25 billion ($418.2 million), an exchange filing showed on Sunday. Shares of Evergrande declined more than 2% in early trading on Monday on continued worries over its financial health, while HengTen jumped more than 30%. Worries over the developer's debt and the potential for systemic financial risk have intensified after Evergrande said in June its project companies had not paid some commercial paper on time, but it said it was arranging payment.
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.
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
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is celebrating Emancipation Day for the first time after passing legislation to observe the day earlier this year. The day marks the anniversary of the abolishment of slavery across the British Empire on Aug. 1, 1834, a year after the Slavery Abolition Act was passed by the British Parliament. The Act freed about 800,000 enslaved people of African descent throughout the British colonies, including those in Upper and Lower Canada. Deputy Culture Minister Késa Munroe-Anderson
Ontario reported another 218 COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The new case count includes 40 in Toronto, 33 in Peel Region, 23 in York Region, 16 in Middlesex-London and 14 in Hamilton. Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health's daily provincial update: Seven-day average of daily cases: 189 Tests completed: 14,122 Provincewide test positivity rate: 1.4 per cent Active cases: 1,667 Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 110; 78 needed a ventilator to bre
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
Two men are dead following a single-vehicle accident near Inverness, N.S., early Sunday. According to a news release, RCMP were called to a crash in Strathlorne, about six kilometres south of Inverness, around 5:45 a.m. When emergency personnel arrived they found a Honda Civic off the road with extensive damage. One man had been thrown from the car and another man had been partially ejected. A 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, both from Cape Breton, were declared dead at the scene. A sectio
Hundreds of people defied rules against mass gatherings over the weekend.View on euronews
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.
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
One person is dead after a recreational boating accident on Bras d'Or Lake Saturday. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax was called just after 4 p.m. about a missing person who had been using a rental jet ski on the lake near Baddeck Bay. "It turns out there were two people on the jet ski," said Lt.-Cmdr. Brian Owens, a spokesperson for the JRCC, a federal government search and rescue organization. "It had overturned and one made it to shore but the second individual did not." A CH-
Changes to how the water content of sea cucumbers is deducted from its price at the wharf are keeping harvesters out of the water this summer, despite a 10 cent per pound increase in price from last year prior. Sea cucumbers represent a $10-million industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to Fish Food & Allied Workers president Keith Sullivan. The creatures are a delicacy in Asian countries and other markets, and fetch a price of 70 cents per pound, according to the province's fishery pr
An investigation is underway after a large fire broke out Sunday morning at the Mont Cascades ski resort and water park north of Gatineau, Que. Heavy smoke and flames were visible coming from the main chalet Sunday morning in photos circulating online. The MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais police said in a release they received a call about the fire around 7:30 a.m. Five different western Quebec fire departments were called in to fight the blaze, but the roughly 40-year-old chalet couldn't be save
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
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed a police officer returning home after security duty with polio vaccination workers in northwest Pakistan, police said. The killing came during one of two attacks Sunday on police providing security for polio vaccination teams. The attack leading to the officer's death happened in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The officer was returning home on his motorcycle after providing security for a polio team, said Ift
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
Flooded with grief, Norbert Stemmer rushed to Canada to support his family after finding out his two nephews had died in the crane collapse that devastated the Kelowna, B.C., community earlier this month. But when Stemmer arrived, he and his 87-year-old mother, who are both from Germany, were fined more than $11,000 and forced into mandatory quarantine because of a technical issue with the QR code on their PCR tests. Brothers Eric and Patrick Stemmer were among the five who died July 12 after th