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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan said the Afghan air force bombed the facility on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three others. He said the hospital was targeted because the military erroneously believed Taliban fighters were being treated there. Dr Mohammad Din Narewal, the owner of the 20-bed Afghan Ariana Specialty Hospital, told The Associated Press that provincial government officials informed him his hospital in Lashkar Gah was targeted bas
BERLIN (AP) — China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year's global climate summit, officials said Saturday. The world’s two most populous countries are among dozens that failed to provide an update on their targets for curbing the release of planet-warming gases to the U.N. climate change agency by July 31. China is the country with the wo
Police in Halifax are investigating a stabbing that sent two people to hospital on Saturday afternoon. Around 2:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a woman who had been stabbed near the 1300 block of Robie Street in downtown Halifax, according to a news release. When police arrived, they found a man and woman with stab wounds. Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police say they're not looking for anyone else related to the incident. MORE TOP STORIES
Saskatchewan reached a new milestone on Saturday, with more than 50,000 cases of COVID-19 now reported since the pandemic began. There were 80 new cases reported Saturday, bringing the provincial caseload to 50,024, according to the province's website. The Regina zone has the largest total of cases, with 12,234 to date, followed by Saskatoon with 11,779 and the north with 10,975. The province's new cases reported Saturday are located in the following areas: Far northwest: 28. Far north central:
An investigation is underway after police say a 27-year-old woman died suddenly in Whitehorse. Officers responded to reports of a woman in medical distress in the downtown area at around 11:42 p.m., the RCMP said in a media statement. She was later pronounced dead. Police said they're investigating what happened alongside the Yukon Coroner's Service. There are no public safety concerns, said police.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s center-right candidate to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor in the country's September election said he feels “deep shame and humility” over Nazi Germany’s “crimes” against the Poles during World War II. Armin Laschet spoke to Poland’s daily Rzeczpospolita, excerpts of which were published Saturday, ahead of full publication Monday. Laschet said he had a personal urge to attend the weekend anniversary observances in Warsaw of the city’s ill-fated 1944 revolt aga
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A wildfire that broke out Saturday in western Greece forced the evacuation of four villages and people on a beach by the Fire Service, the Coast Guard and private boats, authorities said. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Patras, Greece's third-largest city, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said late Saturday. Aided by strong winds, the fire raced down the slopes and threatened seaside villages. The Civil Protection Agency
Last weekend in Truro, campaign signs went up for provincial Liberal candidate Tamara Tynes Powell. Very early Sunday morning, several of the signs were founded vandalized and burned. At least one of the signs was in a Black neighborhood “The Marsh” where Tynes Powell grew up. Tynes Powell and her supporters said they felt the vandalism was motivated by racial hatred. Speaking with the Examiner on Tuesday, Tynes Powell said: Tynes Powell is one of close to a dozen Black MLA candidates in the upc
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has moved to the “green level” of its pandemic plan with most of its COVID-19 restrictions removed Saturday. The end of the mandatory order means that public health measures have been lifted, including provincial border checks and the required registration to enter the province. It also means that capacity limits of gatherings in theatres, restaurants and stores will no longer be enforced and face masks are no longer required in public. The decision leaves federal bor
As more than 240 fires rage across the province, tens of thousands of people have been exposed to poor air quality, and it's particularly difficult for residents who have health issues.
Farmers in Atlantic Canada are exploring ways to support their fellow food producers in the Western Canada as they deal with drought and wildfires that are having a devastating effect on crops and livestock. One idea being considered is sending some hay their way, said Mary Robinson, a farmer from P.E.I. and president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. "You talk to any producer here in P.E.I., and I think they would definitely go out of their way to help producers in the West," she said
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually with Southeast Asian officials every day next week, a senior state department official said on Saturday, as Washington seeks to show the region it’s a U.S. priority while also addressing the crisis in Myanmar. The top U.S. diplomat will attend virtual meetings for five consecutive days, including annual meetings of the 10 foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other nations and separate meetings of the Lower Mekong subregion countries Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.
OTTAWA (Reuters) -The union workers at Bombardier Inc's Toronto business-jet assembly plant on Saturday ratified new, three-year collective bargaining agreements, officially ending a strike that started last week, according to a statement. The approximately Bombardier 1,500 workers who belong to Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, voted to accept preliminary deals reached on Friday, which include wage increases and higher monthly pension benefits, the union said. Bombardier's strong-selling Global 7500, which lists for $73 million and is a key revenue generator for the pure play business-jet maker, is assembled at the Toronto production site.
As of Sept. 1, prospective clients hoping to dine at Old Montreal French bistro Chez Éric & Fils will have to provide proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine — a move that's receiving mixed public reaction, according to owner Érik Luksenberg. While many regular customers have commended the impending policy, according to Luksenberg — "They said 'Bravo, Éric, it's a good decision,'" — others have said the policy infringes on their freedoms. "I had threats from some people. I had some people call
MILAN (AP) — Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday battled dozens of wildfires fueled by temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome. Some 150 people trapped in two seaside areas in the city of Catania were evacuated late Friday by sea, where they were picked up by rubber dinghies and transferred to Coast Guard boats. A beach concession area with sunbeds and umbrellas was completely destroyed
Cinéfest Sudbury is extending an invitation to the local community and beyond to head back to the movie theatre this fall. The festival is gearing up to launch its full in-theatre and virtual programming when tickets go on sale on Aug. 26. The 33rdedition of the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival will take place from Sept. 18 to 26 and it will follow the same hybrid format as last year, but this time with more films and a new awards program. With the tagline “Let’s all go to the movies
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to
Keep them out of the landfill — here are a few tips and tricks of what you can do with those colourful plastic tags that pile up every time you buy bread.
Ottawa reports four more COVID-19 cases Friday and no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases in the city. Vaccination numbers starting to plateau. Ontario reported 258 new cases of COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported four more COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases. Numbers to watch 0.7%: As of Friday, the rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. 4.0: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19
COLFAX, La. (AP) — A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted early Saturday on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his wife, Kerri, posted on his official Facebook page. “Yes, unfortunately tonight he did get shot in the back on his right side while on stage,” she wrote. “Doctors said thankfully he’s a built guy. The bullet didn’t penetrate his lung