BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi’s cholera outbreak has claimed more than 1,000 lives, according to the country’s health minister, who warned that some cultural beliefs and hostility toward health workers were slowing efforts to curb infections. Cholera had killed 1,002 people as of Tuesday, while 1,115 people were hospitalized from the outbreak that started in March 2022, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said. It's the country’s worst outbreak of the waterborne illness in two decades.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira’s two outfits worn during a Super Bowl halftime performance, her handwritten lyrics and her heavily crystalized electric guitar are among the items that will be on display for a museum exhibit in Los Angeles. The Grammy Museum announced Thursday that the multi-Grammy winner will have her first exhibit opening on March 4. The exhibit called “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience” will feature 40 artifacts from her personal archive in the museum's permanent Lati
Teachers and parents in Fredericton spoke out in opposition to the New Brunswick government's proposed plan to change how it teaches French immersion in schools starting this fall. Attendees questioned government evidence on shortcomings of the current system, and demanded to know what data the province used to create the new program.
A non-profit that provides free counselling and support services to sexual violence survivors is struggling to meet the rising demand for its services. Adult survivors are now waiting up to 14 months for one-on-one counselling through the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton. Group therapy is available sooner. "This has just been climbing steadily over the last 12 months and I don't see any end in sight," SACE CEO Mary Jane James told CBC News on Wednesday. Neil Campbell, a sexual abuse survivor, s
ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Pakistan's generators produced more power than was required on Monday, causing voltage fluctuations that culminated in a system collapse that plunged 220 million people into darkness, an internal government document reviewed by Reuters showed. Complete grid failures are rare, and operators of modern grids count local shocks from integration of renewable energy as their primary challenge. The grid's failure plunged 220 million people into darkness for a whole day and disrupted commercial activity as outages also hit internet and mobile services.
They say you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette, but for Corrie and Jason Adamson, owners of Simpson Orchards in Leamington, Ont., a huge egg laid by one of their chickens was more than enough. The egg was almost the size of an orange — Jason said it was bigger than any egg he'd ever seen. The Adamsons said their store was slow from the snow storm on Wednesday and with their family and a few customers around, they decided to live stream themselves cracking the egg they found two weeks
US President Joe Biden says Washington will send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, the equivalent of one Ukrainian tank battalion.View on euronews
Hungarian fuel tourists are filling up their vehicles over the border in neighbouring countries to avoid soaring prices at home. View on euronews
Martine Corbeil has lived in her Montreal home since 1997 and has always parked her car in the driveway out front. But last August, she got a letter from the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. "It said that we were not allowed to park in front of our house according to this bylaw," she said. That will certainly complicate things for her — and not just because she has to carry her groceries from a curbside spot. She has an electric car and there's a charging station attached to her house s
After persisting into Thursday afternoon, the snowfall warning for the Ottawa-Gatineau region have ended. Earlier in the day, snowfall warnings ended in the Bancroft, Belleville, Kingston, Maniwaki, Renfrew County, Lanark County, and Prescott-Russell areas. Further east, warnings remain for the Brockville and Cornwall areas. The capital received more than 15 centimetres of snow at its main airport Wednesday. Environment Canada said some parts of the Ottawa area had 26 centimetres by late Thursda
In 2022, 48% of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans instead of original Medicare, and experts predict that number will be higher in 2023. Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurers and bundle Medicare benefits in a way many people find appealing — but they also limit care to network providers , often require preapproval to see specialists and can saddle beneficiaries with high out-of-pocket costs for serious conditions. The number of older adults in Med
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he hasn’t considered issuing norms to regulate future papal resignations and plans to continue for as long as he can as bishop of Rome, despite a wave of criticism from some top-ranking conservative cardinals and bishops about his papal priorities. In his first interview since the Dec. 31 death of retired Pope Benedict XVI, Francis addressed his critics, his health and the next phase of his pontificate, which marks its 10th anniversary in March without Bened
Sanctions imposed by the federal government on 15 of Haiti's most prominent powerbrokers have not led to asset seizures or freezes, despite the presence of those assets in Canada. Under pressure from the Biden administration to take the lead on Haiti, and facing a request from the Haitian government to send a military force to restore order to the troubled island, the government of Justin Trudeau has instead based its approach on sanctioning individuals it claims are involved in the country's on
Frigid temperatures will descend on the western half of the country heading into the final days of January.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu has arrived home after five years in exile, three weeks after the country’s president lifted a ban on opposition rallies. He arrived at the main Julius Nyerere International Airport on Wednesday afternoon and was received by opposition party officials and greeted by supporters who lined the road outside the airport. Lissu was shot at several times by gunmen in 2017, leading him to depart for Belgium. He returned to the country in 2020
After weeks of mounting pressure both at home and abroad, Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed on Wednesday that Berlin will provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks. View on euronews
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The Tanzanian government is seizing livestock from Indigenous Maasai herders in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in its latest attempt to clear way for tourism and trophy hunting, a report released Thursday said. The update from the Oakland Institute, a U.S.-based environmental think tank, found that the government forcefully confiscated some 5,880 cattle and 767 goats and sheep from the Maasai in November and December last year and is demanding that owners pay heavy fines.
HAMILTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and premiers are to meet in Ottawa in two weeks to work on a new health care deal. Trudeau said Wednesday he issued an invitation for the premiers to join him in the capital on Feb. 7, but he warned that Canadians shouldn't expect a deal to get done that day. "It will be a good moment for us to gather, but we're not going to be signing deals on that particular moment," he said. "It'll be about starting the very direct hard work of the bilateral arrangemen
There's a pleasant buzz of noise as youths, elders and other community members bustle around the House of Hope in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. Some of them are baking and cooking in the kitchen. Others sew, play cards, strum guitars and chat with each other. For Nathan Kuptana, it's a world of difference from where he was two years ago, when his father asked him to open his eyes to the damage alcohol use was doing to his life. "Growing up, seeing alcohol and seeing what it did, I didn't like the outcome
TORONTO — Ontario is through the worst of the respiratory virus season, with the three major viral threats on the decline, though a more transmissible variant of COVID-19 may lead to a "smaller" spring wave, the province's top doctor said Thursday. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore "strongly" recommended people wear masks in indoor public settings in mid-November, as the flu, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19 were circulating and straining children's hospital capacity. Moor