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Meet the first girl to put on hijab during a professional football match in Ghana.
Meet the first girl to put on hijab during a professional football match in Ghana.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Sunday awarded a presidential medal on the rule of law to U.S. President Joe Biden’s late son Beau. In a ceremony held in front of the presidential office, Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani handed over the medal to the U.S. Ambassador to Pristina, Philip S. Kosnett. Beau Biden was in the Balkan country 20 years ago to help establish the rule of law there as it became independent from Yugoslavia. In a pre-recorded speech, Biden described the medal as “incredible” and
VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting a slight increase in the number of active wildfires but cooler temperatures and forecasts of rain could bring some relief. B.C.'s joint information centre reports 247 wildfires burning across the province, with the majority of the fires located in the Kamloops and southeast regions. The centre says it has issued 61 evacuation orders and 101 evacuation alerts. Smoke from wildfires in the Kamloops, Castlegar, Williams Lake and south and central Okanagan are
Ottawa reports five more COVID-19 cases Saturday and no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases in the city. Vaccination numbers starting to plateau. Ontario reported 218 new cases of COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported five more COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. One person in hospital with COVID-19 has recovered. There are 51 known active cases. Numbers to watch 0.7%: As of Friday, the rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. 4.1: The weekly inc
CALGARY — RCMP say a competitor in an Ironman triathlon west of Calgary has died. Police say they received a complaint of a drowning at Harmony Lake in Rocky View County on Sunday morning. They say a 47-year-old Ontario man was located by Ironman race volunteers in the water. The volunteers pulled him out, began CPR, and called EMS, but police say he died at the scene. RCMP say they have contacted the medical examiner who will be assisting in determining a cause. They say the man's family has be
MONTREAL — Quebec is lifting further COVID-19 restrictions, including extending closing times for bars and restaurants, and increasing capacities for gatherings. The health ministry announced the latest relaxed COVID-19 measures for the beginning of August on July 26. Quebecers are now allowed to drink alcohol in bars and restaurants until 1 a.m., gaining an additional hour from the previous restrictions set at midnight. Indoor venues and stadiums can now seat 7,500 people, with a maximum of 500
LONDON (AP) — Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of activists gathered in Brixton, a center for the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. They also demanded legislation to compensate legal
With a change to Newfoundland and Labrador's mandatory mask mandate possible in just over a week, a Corner Brook psychologist is stressing the importance of empathy and understanding as people adjust to new rules at their own pace. During Friday's provincial COVID-19 briefing, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said the province is still targeting the week of Aug. 9 as a possible time to lift the mandatory mandate, as that would mark two weeks after the province surpassed 50 p
SYDNEY, N.S. — The Nova Scotia Liberal party unveiled its skills and training platform today as the province moves into the second half of the general election campaign. Liberal Leader Iain Rankin says the platform is a key part of his party’s plan to drive economic recovery and growth as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The platform outlines a $78 million investment in the Nova Scotia Community College to train and educate residents for jobs. The investment will add 800 new seats to programs in
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's leader claimed Sunday that some desperate youths are being paid to try to leave Tunisia illegally for Europe, saying the goal is to damage the country from within and hurt its ties with Europe. President Kais Saied made the remarks during a stroll down the iconic Avenue Bourguiba, the main axis in the Tunisian capital of Tunis, a week after firing the prime minister and other top officials and freezing parliament. He listened to passersby calling out his name and
The co-owner of a restaurant in Whitehorse says being able to open all of his bar seating later this week is "really going to make a difference" in the profitability of his business, while another establishment says it'll barely make a difference. As of Wednesday, the Yukon government is lifting the requirement to wear masks in indoor public spaces and to maintain physical distance from others at bars or counters in restaurants. That means the Wayfarer Oyster House can go from having four people
Kings County RCMP is searching for a suspect after a home invasion in Wolfville Ridge early Sunday. Officers were called to a residence on Ridge Road at 6:02 a.m. after two people were confronted by a man at their door. The man pointed a firearm and demanded to come inside. He then broke the door's window and entered the home. The two occupants fled the property in a vehicle and contacted police. They were not hurt in the incident. The man also left the property after stealing a vehicle from the
Victor Bonspille has been elected grand chief of Kanesatake, the Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) community west of Montreal, bringing an end to the 10-year reign of Serge Otsi Simon. Bonspille won Saturday's election with 368 votes against Simon's 283 votes. Six hundred people voted in the election, a high turnout, according to Chief Electoral Officer Luc Lainé. "This was probably one of the most important turnouts in terms of people who came to cast their vote and it took long to make the count for all
If you're out in Halifax this long weekend catching the Busker Festival or any of the city's summer concert series, you'll likely run into Nova Scotia Health. As the province's rapid testing strategy continues to evolve, pop-up testing is now happening at events throughout the city, as well as at regular spots like the Halifax Convention Centre. "I think it should be [here], I think that's great, I'm glad to see it," said Marie Dutka, who came to check out the Halifax Busker Festival with her hu
Two men strode up to a crowd outside a barbershop in the New York City borough of Queens and opened fire, wounding 10 people before fleeing on mopeds, police said Sunday. The shooting happened in the borough's Corona neighborhood. (Aug. 1)
Wildfire crews are battling a growing number of blazes across B.C., and they're also contending with heavy smoke that has blanketed large swathes of the province with dangerous pollutants. As of Sunday morning, 245 wildfires are active in the province. The largest number are in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan region, accounting for nearly a third of B.C.'s fires. The number of fires has increased by 14 in the last two days. More than 3,000 properties across the province hav
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A referendum in Mexico on Sunday is going to cost the country about $25 million, few like the poorly written, yes-or-no question on the ballot, and the vote is being held in the middle of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. To top it off, critics say the referendum question is so obvious that it’s offensive to submit it to a vote. So why is Mexico holding a nationwide referendum on whether ex-presidents should be tried for any illegal acts they may have committed? Mexico
An Ontario man drowned while competing in an Ironman race in Alberta Sunday morning. The Ironman 70.3 Calgary triathlon started with 1.9 kilometre swim through Harmony Lake — about 30 kilometres west of the city in Rocky View County — before the bike and running courses. Local RCMP received a call about a drowning around 8 a.m., after a 47-year-old man was found in the water by Ironman race volunteers. Ironman said in a statement that swim safety personnel recognized the athlete was in distress
Alberta Health Services has directed EMS ambulance dispatch to stop screening callers for COVID-19 symptoms. The change came into effect last month, "as the number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta continues to decline," according to a memorandum sent to EMS staff and contracted service providers on July 10. It is part of a transition into a "demobilization and active recovery plan" and conclusion of operations specific to COVID-19, it says. However, active case counts are increasing and the v