Chaos persists outside Kabul airport
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Chaos persists outside Kabul airport
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The bodies of three people who were trying to illegally cross into Poland from Belarus were found in the border region and another body of a woman was found on Belarus side, Poland's prime minister said Sunday. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki gave no other details but said on Facebook that he's in touch with the interior minister and head of the Border Guards and that any potential links between these “dramatic events and Belarusian provocations” on Poland's eastern border will
Students in New Brunswick are heading into classrooms on Monday facing a new series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Less than two weeks into the school year, it's no longer looking like students will be able to return to business as usual as they hoped. The province announced 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 20 schools on Friday. Only 100 cases were reported in schools over the 2020-2021 school year. Students across New Brunswick will again be forced to stick to the
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to attaining that long-sought goal. The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan interpreter of its often enigmatic rules, is a damaging and disheartening setback for President Joe Biden, congressional De
LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the initial eruption shortly after 3 p.m. near the southern end of the island, which saw its last eruption in 1971. Huge red plumes topped
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend who has been identified by authorities as a person of interest and is now being sought within a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds. The cause of death has not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charl
The Calgary Marathon returned to an in-person format Sunday, as more than 4,200 racers laced up for race day. "It's been a long road to get here, no pun intended," said Kirsten Fleming, executive director of Run Calgary. "Even though it looks a lot different with everybody being socially distanced and not being able to high-five people … you could still feel that positive energy of everybody being together again." She says up to the day of the event there was trepidation about whether or not the
Paul McLauchlin says as president of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, he'd expect to spend all of his time talking about agriculture. But another topic is front of mind (he's had five meetings about it this week) — internet access. "There's literally people in this province that do not have access to any broadband," McLauchlin said. The RMA has listed rural broadband access as its first priority for federal candidates to address. It's listed as serious of a concern as implementing drought an
MOSCOW (AP) — Early results Sunday in Russia's parliamentary election showed the dominant pro-Kremlin party well in the lead, but it was unclear if the party will retain the two-thirds majority of seats that allow it to change the constitution. The election is widely seen as an important part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the 2024 presidential election, in which control of the State Duma, or parliament, will be key. Results from about 30% of t
Forecasters say that it will feel like autumn in parts of Ontario this week as cooler temperatures creep in.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A British Columbia health authority says it is facing a severe nursing shortage in a northern city as staff face criticism from COVID-19 protesters. The Northern Health Authority, which covers the northern half of B.C., says there are only five of 20 permanent registered nursing jobs filled on its emergency room rotation. It means other nurses are being diverted to the shift, placing further stress on other rotations. Northern Health says in a statement that staff are "exha
MADRID (AP) — Vinícius Junior and Karim Benzema added to their impressive starts to the season by scoring late goals in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. Vinícius Júnior scored his fourth goal of the season in the 86th minute, and Benzema netted his sixth two minutes later to give Madrid its third straight win in the league. The victory leaves Madrid top with 13 points, two more than defending champion Atlético Madrid, which was held 0-0 at home by Athletic
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards rolled out the red carpet on Sunday, celebrating some of television's best. Live with a limited audience on the Event Deck behind the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the award show kicked off with a performance by host Cedric the Entertainer, rapper LL Cool J, Rita Wilson and more. Canadian actor Seth Rogen kicked off the awards with a comedy routine before presenting the first award for supporting actress in a comedy series to Hannah Waddingham of Ted L
The People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier spent the final days leading up the federal election in Alberta. On Friday, hundreds of Albertans flocked to an empty field behind a Strathmore business to support the People's Party of Canada, and on Saturday, Bernier attended a rally at Memorial Park, attended by about 1,000 people. Bernier and other speakers railed against vaccines, as the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases in Alberta spikes, and surgeries have been scaled back by 75 per cent — in
What is now post-tropical storm Odette will bring heavy rain and intense winds to parts of Newfoundland.
Toronto police say one man is dead and two others are injured after a shooting Saturday night in the downtown area. Police say a shots fired call in the city's Regent Park neighbourhood came in just before 9 p.m. Responding officers found three victims, including 27-year-old Thane Murray, who died at the scene. A 29-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and is now listed in stable condition, while another 27-year-old suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Police say
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military escort carried his coffin to the El Alia Cemetery’s special section reserved for those who fought for Algeria’s independence from France, folks who are today considered martyrs. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who on Saturday declar
Here’s the latest for Sunday, Sept. 19: Women protest in Kabul over rights; US closes part of Texas border, begins flying Haitians home; Volcano erupts on Atlantic island; France tightrope star stuns in Eiffel tower walk.
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Canadian Council of Imams says the Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding must resign because his apology for Islamophobic media posts was an insincere attempt at damage control. Two weeks ago, Steven Cotter apologized on Facebook for earlier posts he made about Shariah law and supporting a ban on the burqa worn by some Muslim women. However the imams say when Cotter met with local Muslim leaders on Sept. 15, he repeated his apology but "refused to say
It could be at least a week before service resumes on Ottawa's Confederation LRT line, officials say, after a train derailed Sunday afternoon — the second derailment since the beginning of August. Sources have confirmed 13 people were on board the train when it went off the tracks just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday west of Tremblay station. No one was injured in the incident, said John Manconi, general manager of the city's transportation services department. Two axles on the train's second car came
Forecasters are currently monitoring two tropical storms, Peter and Rose, in the Atlantic basin.