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Hundreds more residents on the Spanish island of La Palma were forced out of their homes overnight on Thursday after a new river of lava gushed from La Cumbre Vieja volcano and descended toward their properties. (Susana Vera/Reuters)
Investors who have watched China's property sector crisis play out in recent months have just been denied their Evergrande grand finale as the world's most indebted developer dodged a $19 billion default, but they might not have too long to wait. China Evergrande Group's woes have been snowballing for months. "There is a positive out of this, they have not defaulted," said Himanshu Porwal, corporate credit analyst at Seaport Global in London.
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
Adm. Art McDonald‘s decision to send a letter to senior military staff claiming his exoneration from a sexual misconduct allegation against him and urging his “immediate” reinstatement to the military’s top post will factor into whether he can return at all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 Parkland High School shooting. Anthony Borges, who was shot five times, said he accepts Cruz's apology, but noted that it was not up to him to decide the confessed murderer's fate. (Oct. 20)
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A Haitian man identifying himself as the leader of the gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries said in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday that he was willing to kill "these Americans" if he does not get what he needs. The speaker in the video, dressed in a purple suit, is recognizable as the man known in Haiti by the alias Lamo Sanjou, the leader of the 400 Mawozo gang https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/haitis-400-mawozo-rose-petty-crime-gang-major-kidnapping-ring-2021-10-21 that authorities say is behind the abduction of the missionaries at the weekend. The sixteen Americans and one Canadian - including five children - were on a trip organized by the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.
FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say another five people have died, bringing the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 99. In a statement, Premier Blaine Higgs said his thoughts are with the family and friends mourning their loved ones. There are 69 new COVID-19 cases today and 761 active cases in the province. There are 55 people hospitalized, including 16 in intensive care. Officials say 14 of the people listed in intensive care are unvaccinated. Currently 82.9 pe
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely. “Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He will fly back to Munich separately from the team in a medical plane and isolate back there,” Bayern
A Northern California sheriff says a family and their dog died of extreme heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in a remote area in August. Sheriff Jeremy Briese said they were walking in extreme heat conditions before they died. (Oct. 21)
An embattled city councillor who narrowly won re-election Monday in Calgary's municipal vote is facing mounting pressure from council colleagues to resign. Sean Chu unofficially won Ward 4 by just 52 votes after all ballots had been counted on Tuesday. The slim victory prompted Chu's primary opponent, DJ Kelly, to announce he would apply for a recount. It also came amid recent reports that Chu was found guilty of discreditable conduct when he was a police officer for having inappropriate physica
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona faces another test of its post-Messi era when Real Madrid visits Camp Nou on an action-packed Sunday that also features a clash between the Spanish league leader and its defending champion. The first clásico since Lionel Messi left for Paris will inevitably overshadow an equally enticing visit by Real Sociedad to Atlético Madrid. The Basque Country side with its sleek attacking style leads the league, while the titleholder boasts the deepest attack in the compet
President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday to push his $2 trillion domestic spending package and $1 trillion infrastructure plan, insisting they are key to the U.S. maintaining its global competitive edge. (Oct. 20)
Annie Thrasher pulls aside a blanket she's hung up in front of her window to keep out drafts. Behind it, an empty frame opens out into the yard, obscured by a couple pieces of wood. Thrasher lives in a ground floor Yellowknife apartment in a Northview building with her adult sons. The window of the public housing unit she lives in was broken on June 28, and she's had no luck getting it repaired. Northview put some boards over it, but cold air still blows steadily into her apartment. She document
WINNIPEG — The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation says it is still waiting for records from the federal government related to residential schools, despite a comment from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that all federal records have been provided. Trudeau told a gathering of Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc leaders, residential school survivors and their families in Kamloops, B.C., earlier this week that "all the records in possession of the federal government have already been turned over" to the
As Latvia goes into lockdown and hospitals in Bulgaria and Romania buckle under a COVID-19 surge while Poland sells surplus vaccine doses, many central and eastern Europeans are torn between defiance and regret over not getting inoculated. The region has the European Union's lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading there fast. Recovering from bronchial pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection, Bulgarian Vesela Tafradzhiyska, 47, said she had held back from getting inoculated because media reports about vaccine safety and efficacy had been contradictory and confusing.
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
A shiny new observation deck opened in Manhattan Thursday promising tourists and locals alike a view of New York City like they have never experienced. (Oct 21)
There is excitement over the first-ever Toronto-born Raptor. Brittany Rosen reports.
The association representing undergraduate students at Queen's University will conduct a review of the history of misogynistic signs at the school's homecoming parties after several appeared at rowdy gatherings over the weekend, the group said Wednesday. The Alma Mater Society said that it will also review the harmful effects of such signs and how students can report them. "We condemn the misogynistic banners that hung from numerous houses with offensive and inappropriate statements on them," th
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. In a rare show of bipartisanship on the House floor, the committee's Democratic chairman, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, led the floor debate along with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, one of two Republicans on the panel. Still, the vote was 229