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DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from Mexico. Scores of people waded back and forth across the Rio Grande on Saturday afternoon, re-entering Mexico to purchase water, food and diapers in Ciudad Acuña before returning to the Texas encampment under and
The tree, know as General Sherman, is one of the tallest on Earth.
Toronto FC snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday, defeating Nashville SC 2-1 on Omar Gonzalez's 79th-minute goal. The six-foot-five defender managed to contort his body to get a leg to a Yeferson Soteldo free kick as he crashed the goal in front of the south stand at BMO Field. Soteldo took the free kick quickly after captain Michael Bradley put the ball down, a ploy Toronto has used to great effect in the past. C.J. Sapong had tied the game up five minutes earlier, scoring his 81st career g
A convicted sex offender has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of a 24-year-old Hinton woman and her 16-month-old toddler, RCMP say. Robert Keith Major, 53, has also been charged with one count of indignity to human remains, Alberta RCMP said in a news release on Saturday. Mounties in Hinton were investigating the double homicide after a report was filed Thursday evening about the missing woman and her child. The bodies of both were later found in the Hinton area
TORONTO — "Belfast" from writer-director Kenneth Branagh has won the People's Choice prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Northern Ireland-set family drama was announced as winner of the honour during the TIFF Tribute Awards broadcast on CTV, which marked the end of 10 days of pandemic-tailored in-person screenings and digital at-home viewing. The prize chosen through online votes is often a predictor of Academy Award success. Last year's winner, the road drama "Nomadland," won
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia's ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, retained its majority in parliament after a three-day election and a sweeping crackdown on its critics, despite losing around one fifth of its support, partial results on Monday showed. With 33% of ballots counted, the Central Election Commission said United Russia had won just over 45% of the vote, with its nearest rival, the Communist Party, at around 22%. Although that amounts to an emphatic win, it would be a weaker performance for United Russia than the last time a parliamentary election was held in 2016, when the party won just over 54% of the vote.
Although it will be considerably weaker than Hurricane Larry, Odette is still something to keep an eye on and prepare for.
The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is colouring some heated political debate in the final stretch of the federal election campaign. Justin Trudeau is touting the importance of getting vaccinated, while the NDP's Jagmeet Singh is criticizing the Liberal leader for failing to push harder for paid sick leave and proof-of-vaccination certificates.
Manchester City’s fans cannot say they weren’t warned. Pep Guardiola incurred the wrath of some City fans when he urged “more people” to attend the home match against Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday than had come for the Champions League win over Leipzig in midweek. The short turnaround between games and Southampton's high-energy approach clearly concerned Guardiola and he was proved right, with City toiling to a 0-0 draw at Etihad Stadium to drop points for the second time
HINTON, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say a man charged in the deaths of a woman and her 16-month-old toddler lived in the same apartment complex as the victims, but otherwise had no connection to them. Police say in a news release that Robert Keith Major, 53, from Hinton, Alta., has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of indignity to human remains. Mounties in Hinton have said the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were found after they'd been reported missin
Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical “Belfast,” a black-and-white family drama about the Northern Ireland city during the tumult of the late 1960s, on Saturday won the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, a telling indicator of Academy Awards chances. The festival's top honor, voted on by festivalgoers at TIFF, is widely viewed as an Oscar harbinger. The previous nine winners have all gone on to secure a best-picture Oscar nomination, as have 13 of the last 14 People's
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election to parliament within the next two years, he told Reuters in an interview, despite a corruption conviction that would block him from running. Najib's graft-tainted party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), clinched the premiership https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/malaysias-king-expected-name-new-pm-after-rulers-meet-2021-08-20 last month after it was ousted from power three years ago over a multi-billion dollar scandal. Najib, who served as premier for nine years until 2018, was found guilty of corruption https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-politics-najib-idUSKCN24T042 last year and sentenced to 12 years in jail over one of many cases over the misappropriation of money from now-defunct state fund 1MDB.
The petition says that because the RM has taken steps toward construction of a new RM shop, including a resolution to acquire lands in Raymore and approval of an associated site recommendation report that the signatories are petitioning the RM to hold a referendum to submit the matter to the voters for approval or rejection. “Should the Rural Municipality of Mount Hope No. 279 proceed with further steps toward the construction of a new municipal shop?” The move comes the day after the RM put not
Saturday saw the return of some of Vancouver's most familiar arts and sports events, with attendees required to show proof of vaccination as the city continues to go through a fourth wave of COVID-19. Vancouver Coastal Health saw 83 new cases of the virus on Friday, with more than 1,000 active cases recorded for the region. But with more than 80 per cent of Vancouverites age 12 and above double-vaccinated, and vaccine cards required to enter ticketed events, it was a day of cautious optimism for
VICTORIA — Five people were arrested after the chief of the Victoria Police Department had liquid poured on him while attending a ceremony for an Indigenous woman killed during a wellness check. Victoria police say Chief Del Manak was attending an event at the B.C. legislature organized to pay tribute to Chantel Moore, an Indigenous woman from British Columbia who was killed by New Brunswick police during a wellness check in 2020. The police department says the incident occurred after a traditio
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17.8 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Sept. 22 will be an estimated $21 million. The Canadian Press
Mayor Matheson congratulated the Duck Derby committee on their work for the 2021 Duck Derby. He said, “Lumsden looked very good yesterday. Lots of people smiling and lots of people from out of town. I had lots of very good comments. The Shriners couldn’t get over how good Lumsden was.” He said the parade was great and suggested the town send a note to the Derby committee thanking them for their work. Council agreed and made motioned to do so. The town’s webpage also noted their commendations on
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago, closing an intense, embarrassing episode that exposed deep security flaws in Israel and turned the fugitives into Palestinian heroes. The Israeli military said the two men surrendered in Jenin, their hometown in the occupied West Bank, after they were surrounded at a hideout that had been located with the help of “accurate intelligence.” It sai
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Diego Simeone joined soccer’s coaching elite by building rock-hard defenses that grind out victories with the bare minimum of flash up front. But now, with the greatest wealth of attacking talent in his decade in charge of Atletico Madrid, the Argentine is struggling to make that flash up front click. Ten-man Atlético was held to a second straight scoreless draw at home on Saturday after it was stymied by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league. Atlético, which has not scor
PARIS (AP) — One slept on the streets of Paris, the other in a massive makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans don't know each other, but they share a fear-driven past: escaping their homeland on foot, bus, train or ferry and landing in a new country where they had no rights, not even the right to stay. Years later, the men live in France legally, one working as