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Human rights experts have accused the army of creating a "digital dictatorship" through internet shutdowns and surveillance since last year's coup.View on euronews
About 1,000 people formed a Pride flag outside the Sydney Opera House on the anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978.
Premier Blaine Higgs says he didn't tell systemic racism commissioner Manju Varma not to publish her mid-term report. But chiefs from nine Mi'kmaw communities say the commissioner told them the government wasn't prepared to accept her call for an immediate, Indigenous-led public inquiry. Those chiefs withdrew from the process on Monday, alleging political interference in the commissioner's work. A mid-term report from the commissioner recommended an immediate public inquiry that would examine sy
Chaos continues at Montreal passport office Description (to go with video, approx. 2 sentences): People continue to camp out outside a downtown Montreal passport office as they try to obtain a new travel document. Many say they're travelling within 48 hours and are desperate after applying for passports months ago.
On the West Coast, the Democratic governors of California, Washington and Oregon say they will work together in the effort to defend abortion patients and medical professionals. (June 24)
The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump administration by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. President Joe Biden's education secretary, Miguel Cardona, said that even though there have
Rural residents' dissatisfaction with the police is proof the province should consider dropping the RCMP, a professor familiar with the issue says. About 100 people showed up at a meeting in this week in the western New Brunswick village on Monday, where they complained about RCMP taking too long to respond to calls for service or not responding at all. The village council organized the meeting in response to what Mayor Ken Stannix says is an increase in thefts and other petty crimes by repeat o
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to win over a divided group of Commonwealth leaders in a series of executive and bilateral meetings with his international counterparts. He sat down for meetings with the leaders of Rwanda, Zambia and Antigua and Barbuda, hoping to bring countries onside with Canada's climate goals and its view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Thousands of people gathered along the Neva River in St Petersburg on Friday night to witness the traditional 'Scarlet Sails' festival.View on euronews
The president of the Citizen's Crime Commission of New York City says a Supreme Court ruling that says Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense is a "monumental" decision for the court and for gun owners. (June 23) (AP video/Joe Frederick and Michael Hill)
Abortions continued Friday inside a Wichita clinic. Under current law, Kansas does not ban most abortions until the 22nd week of pregnancy. (June 24)
The latest Ottawa update Wastewater The level of coronavirus detected in Ottawa's wastewater is stable. The most recent data available (the bold red line in the graph below) shows the seven-day average calculated on June 21 is about three times what it was in early March, before the most recent spike. Ottawa Public Health considers these levels to be high. Hospitals Six Ottawa residents are in local hospitals for treatment of COVID-19, according to Friday's Ottawa Public Health (OPH) update. The
A bipartisan gun violence bill is on the verge of winning congressional approval, in what would be the most sweeping political response to mass shootings in the US in decades. View on euronews
6 people died when a Vietnam-era helicopter crashed in West Virginia during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts (June 23)
All modes of severe weather are possible on parts of the southern Prairies on Friday, including large hail, damaging wind gusts, and even the possibility of a few tornadoes.
While there are no laws restricting access to abortion in Canada, access remains a major issue in parts of the country, and not all women who want one can get one.
As B.C. approaches the one-year anniversary of a heat dome that killed 619 people, experts are urging city planners to expand and protect the province's urban tree canopy — a surefire way to cool swaths of city streets and save lives without the cost of air-conditioning and overhauling building codes, they say. Stephan Sheppard, a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia's department of forestry, says creating and preserving consistent urban tree canopy is "the best and the cheap
MONTREAL — The federal government has said it implemented a system to reduce delays plaguing the downtown Montreal passport office, but those who were waiting in line on Thursday said the situation remained chaotic. Florent Cohen said he had been waiting outside the office since 4 a.m. Tuesday, trying to get a travel document for his four-month-old son. On Thursday morning, it seemed like he would finally get his chance. After inching toward the front of the line and entering the office, he said
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line troops and further strengthen the country’s nuclear war deterrent, state media said Friday. North Korea has
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag