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Newfoundland and Labrador's police watchdog won't investigate a rash of sexual assault allegations involving the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary unless the women involved want it to happen, as the head of the agency vows to build trust in its abilities, where some critics say there is little to be had. At least 12 women have been in touch with St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore to speak about their experiences with sexual assault and on-duty RNC officers, Moore said this week. No formal complaints hav
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got under way for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. The operation to evacuate U.S.-affiliated Afghans and family members comes as the U.S. troop pullout nears completion and government forces struggle to repulse Taliban advances. The Afghans are being granted Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) entitling them to bring their families.
MANAVGAT, Turkey (Reuters) -The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast has risen to four and firefighters were battling blazes for a third day on Friday after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels. More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as inland areas, President Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that 14 were still burning. "As of midday, with the arrival of the planes, we are turning in a positive direction," Erdogan told reporters after Friday prayers.
Moments after Canadian trampolinist Rosie MacLennan finished in fourth place at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday, she rushed over to her competitors to congratulate them. It was mixed emotions for the two-time gold medallist from Toronto. In a surprise announcement, MacLennan revealed that she badly injured her ankle a few weeks ago. For a time, the 32-year-old didn't know whether she would even be able to defend her title in Tokyo. But she made it and scored 55.460. "I really try and lead with
By the time Bill Guiney completes his journey across the island of Newfoundland, he'll likely have done more pushups than most people will do in their entire lives. Guiney, who lives in Renews on the Southern Shore, is walking from Port aux Basques to St. John's to promote mental health initiatives and awareness in the province. Accompanied by his wife, Susan, he is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association to raise funds for the cause. He started 10 days ago, and has set a goal of
BERLIN (AP) — The center-right candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor in Germany’s upcoming election apologized Friday for failing to credit a source in a 2009 book he wrote about immigration. German news agency dpa quoted Armin Laschet as saying the book will be reviewed to determine whether further mistakes were made. Allegations of plagiarism and academic misconduct are taken very seriously in Germany and have led several senior politicians to resign in recent years. Laschet's rival
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing. The gruesome death last week in an upscale neighborhood of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, is the latest in a series of attacks on women in Pakistan, where rights activists say such gender-based assaults are on the rise as the country barrels toward greater religious
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage that contributed to the death of a man who crashed into a fallen tree and power line, officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday afternoon, sending trees falling and debris flying. A thunderous downpour flooded streets and roadways. The Courier Times of Bucks County reported one o
Canada's women's soccer team is off to the Olympic semifinals after a thrilling win over Brazil in penalty kicks on Friday in Tokyo. Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé came up huge with a crucial save on Brazil's Rafaelle on the final penalty kick, after Vanessa Gilles scored on Canada's fifth kick, to send the defending Olympic bronze medallists back into the medal rounds. WATCH | Labbé is hero as Canada beats Brazil on penalty kicks: After 120 minutes without a goal, Canada's Christine Sinclair won th
China will ramp up its scrutiny of online ride-hailing firms under plans to strengthen the protection of worker rights and require firms to amend any non-compliant operations, the Ministry of Transport said on Friday. The ministry said in a statement which did not name any companies that it had found that some ride-hailing firms were infringing driver rights while other platforms were disrupting fair competition in the market. Online ride-hailing firms with "illegal" operations will be required to put forth timetables and work plans on how they will expedite the removal of non-complaint vehicles and personnel, it said.
Sources tell CBC News the mandatory mask requirement for public indoor spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador will lifted on Aug. 9, as more than 50 per cent of the eligible population has now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald is holding an media briefing at 2 p.m. NT to discuss the move to Step 2 of the province's reopening plan. The briefing will be live streamed on the provincial government's YouTube page. On Thursday, Fitzgerald told C
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If you look up the hashtag 'van life' on social media platform TikTok, you'll join about 4.8 billion others who are looking at videos of beautiful, shiny vans with macrame plant holders and fairy lights. It's a trending lifestyle sold as an alternative form of housing that promises mobility and freedom. But for some people in Whitehorse, living in a vehicle is a very practical decision amid the territory's housing crisis. For others, it's one of their only options. Amy Hrebien would love to own
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers at a July 1, 2020, rally. He carried a flag bearing the banned slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times.” President Xi Jinpi
British digital bank Monzo is facing a potential civil and criminal money laundering investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the lender disclosed in its annual report released on Friday. "We're cooperating with the FCA's investigation, which is at an early stage," Monzo said in its report. Launched in 2015, Monzo has attracted five million customers with its bright coral card and spend-tracking data, but has struggled to turn its popularity into profits.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli health authorities began administering coronavirus booster shots Friday to people over 60 who've already received both does of a vaccine, in a bid to combat a recent spike in cases. The decision was announced Thursday by the Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennet, making Israel the first country to offer a third dose of a Western vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale. ″Israel is a pioneer in going ahead with the third dose for older people of the age of 60 and above,″
WUKRO, Ethiopia/GENEVA (Reuters) -The United Nations children's agency said on Friday that more than 100,000 children in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray could suffer life-threatening malnutrition in the next 12 months, a 10-fold increase to normal numbers. UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said that one-in-two pregnant and breastfeeding women screened in Tigray were acutely malnourished.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation is underway Friday near Greece’s island of Lesbos along the maritime border with Turkey, after an inflatable dinghy carrying migrants apparently sank, authorities said. Ten people had been rescued and another three were believed to be missing, Greece’s coast guard said. Two coast guard patrol boats, a vessel from the European border agency Frontex, one helicopter and two aircraft, as well as a vessel that had been sailing nearby, were involved
The new Ontario Place will include an indoor water park and spa, a revamped concert venue and an "adventure park," the province announced on Friday. It also said the site's most iconic features and greenspace will be preserved. Three companies were selected for the redevelopment, including Austrian company Therme — which specializes in waterparks and spas — as well the Quebec outdoor recreation firm Écorécréo. The third company, Live Nation, already operates the existing music venues on site. Th
On this day in weather history, Ellicott City, Maryland, flooded.