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People in Newfoundland and Labrador can finally hit the dance floor again, travel more freely and attend larger gatherings as the province moves to Step 2 of its reopening plan. The next step officially came into effect at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, 15 days ahead of schedule. During Friday's COVID-19 briefing, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said continued low case numbers and having more than half of the province's eligible population fully vaccinated allowed public health to spee
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A German couple have been detained in Croatia for leaving their two children and a dog in a locked car with closed windows in sweltering heat, police said Sunday. A statement said that citizens in the northern coastal town of Porec on Friday evening alerted police after seeing the children and the dog in the car with German license plates. Local media said the children were both girls, ages 6 and 8. The couple had gone shopping and left the children with the dog inside the
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
ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean - Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean overnight on Sunday in an operation lasting about six hours, a Reuters witness said. The German and French NGO ships Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking rescued the migrants in Tunisian waters 68 km (42 miles) from the North African coast, near oil facilities and other ships. Sea-Watch 3, which assumed command of the operation, took 141 of the survivors while Ocean Viking took the rest.
Hackers have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government said on Sunday. "A powerful hacker attack on the region's CED (database) is under way," the region said in a Facebook posting. It said all systems had been deactivated, including those of the region's health portal and vaccination network, and warned the inoculation programme could suffer a delay.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. senators introduced a sweeping $1-trillion bipartisan plan to invest in roads, bridges, ports, high-speed internet and other infrastructure, with some predicting the chamber could pass this week the largest public works legislation in decades. The massive infrastructure package, a goal that has eluded Congress for years, is a top legislative priority for Democratic President Joe Biden, who billed it on Sunday as the largest such investment in a century. Senators said the 2,702-page bill included $550 billion in new spending over five years for items such as roads, rail, electric vehicle charging stations and replacing lead water pipes on top of $450 billion in previously approved funds.
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
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, said Sunday he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag. Shehroz Kashif, 19, who hails from the eastern city of Lahore, summited K2 at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) Tuesday morning, becoming the world's youngest mountaineer to scale the treacherous mountain, according to Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan. “I faced a lot of difficult
A B.C. judge has rejected a bid by police to keep a blowtorch seized by detectives probing a July 2019 house fire that left a child dead and the victim's father under investigation for murder. According to the ruling, the man — who lived in the house with his wife and two children— is also being investigated for the attempted murders of his spouse and the surviving child as well as arson with disregard for human life. The blowtorch was the last piece of nearly 80 items of evidence remaining in p
SHADDADI, Syria (AP) — In the searing 108-degree heat, far from his Louisiana health care business, Army Col. Scott Desormeaux and his soldiers are on a dusty base near Syria’s northern border, helping Syrian rebel forces battle Islamic State militants and keeping an eye on Russian troops in the region. It’s tough duty for the soldiers. But their deployment to the Middle East last November is just a small part of the blistering pace of missions that members of the Louisiana National Guard and Am
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A man has serious injuries following a motorcycle crash on Highway 103 near Tantallon Saturday evening. Halifax District RCMP was called about a lone motorcycle that had left the road at the Exit 5 inbound off-ramp to Tantallon around 7:16 p.m. AT. The man, who was driving the motorcycle, was airlifted to hospital. A female passenger was also hurt, but police said she is expected to survive. Police say the off-ramp from Highway 103 was closed for several hours. It reopened around 1 a.m. Sunday.
ISTANBUL (AP) — More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials Sunday, as firefighters worked to battle blazes that continued in popular seaside destinations. The Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, Bekir Pakdemirli, tweeted that five fires were continuing in the tourist destinations of Antalya and Mugla, while 107 fires were “under control.” The fires in Antalya were continuing in two districts. In Mugla, they continued in the tourist destination of
Police officers across New Brunswick issued tickets amounting to at least $86,794.50 for persons found guilty of breaking rules under the province's COVID-19 emergency measures order. The amount is tallied from 321 tickets officers issued between March 2020 and July 2021, according to Geoffrey Downey, spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in an email to CBC News. Meanwhile, another 18 convictions under the Emergency Measures Act are either pending a penalty or the offende
A commercial real estate expert says Saskatchewan's two major cities have seen roughly 50 per cent of their workers return to an office setting. Richard Jankowski, the managing director of Saskatchewan Brokerage at Colliers International, said this is based on the company's conversations with landlords, developers, tenant groups and government. The rate of return "really varies" from company to company in Saskatoon and Regina, he told CBC Radio's The Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger. He
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexicans voted on Sunday on whether to investigate five former leaders in a referendum championed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, amid criticism that the poll is a political stunt and with early indications that turnout was low. Lopez Obrador has cast past administrations as deeply corrupt and made combating graft his top priority. But critics say the president is hoping to use the vote, what he calls a "public consultation", to energize his base and that it is unlikely to muster enough votes to be valid.
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.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) -The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast rose to eight on Sunday as firefighters battled for a fifth day to contain blazes still raging in coastal resort towns. Two more people died on Sunday due to wildfires in the southern town of Manavgat, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding that 10 others were receiving treatment in hospital in the area. Most of more than 100 blazes that erupted in Turkey in the last five days have been contained, authorities said.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19. Nine-year-old Tino became ill with shortness of breath, sneezing, and a runny nose on July 9. He also lost his appetite. Two days later, 12-year-old Hari was showing the same symptoms. Swabs were taken and results came back positive for COVID-19, Suzi Marsitawati from the Jakarta Parks and Forestry Agency said in a statement on Sunday. The tigers were immedia