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Newfoundland and Labrador's police watchdog won't investigate a rash of sexual assault allegations involving the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary unless the women involved want it to happen, as the head of the agency vows to build trust in its abilities, where some critics say there is little to be had. At least 12 women have been in touch with St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore to speak about their experiences with sexual assault and on-duty RNC officers, Moore said this week. No formal complaints hav
By the time Bill Guiney completes his journey across the island of Newfoundland, he'll likely have done more pushups than most people will do in their entire lives. Guiney, who lives in Renews on the Southern Shore, is walking from Port aux Basques to St. John's to promote mental health initiatives and awareness in the province. Accompanied by his wife, Susan, he is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association to raise funds for the cause. He started 10 days ago, and has set a goal of
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got under way for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. The operation to evacuate U.S.-affiliated Afghans and family members comes as the U.S. troop pullout nears completion and government forces struggle to repulse Taliban advances. The Afghans are being granted Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) entitling them to bring their families.
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers threw a hand grenade at a police van in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing a policeman and wounding two others before fleeing the scene, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement, Peshawar police said the attack happened while a government administrator was visiting market areas to ensure people were adhering to social distancing rules to contain the coronavirus. Pakistani authorities have ta
OTTAWA — An Ottawa drummer with a passion for collecting reel-to-reel tapes deserves applause for the coming release of a Joni Mitchell performance recorded over half a century ago by none other than virtuoso guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The impromptu 1968 recording session of blossoming singer-songwriter Mitchell at the national capital's Le Hibou Coffee House has long been the stuff of pop music lore, documented in Hendrix's diary. But the tape's fate was a mystery for decades. Mitchell announced t
Fully vaccinated and ready to travel? Before booking your trip, make sure your destination recognizes your COVID-19 vaccine. As some Canadian travellers have already discovered, not all COVID-19 vaccines are considered equal. Here's the latest on which vaccines distributed in Canada might cause problems for travellers abroad. Mixed dose woes Some countries won't recognize travellers with mixed vaccine doses as being fully vaccinated, which could create problems for the millions of Canadians whos
VANCOUVER — Two groups focused on environmental issues are calling on the British Columbia government to come up with a plan to track "heat dome injuries" following record-setting temperatures that are also linked with 570 deaths in the province over a one-week period. Representatives of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the West Coast Environmental Law Association said thousands of people across the province sought medical help for conditions like heat stroke, dehyd
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines will keep having large-scale combat exercises with the United States after President Rodrigo Duterte retracted his decision to terminate a key defense pact in a move that may antagonize an increasingly belligerent China. Duterte’s decision was announced Friday by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a joint news conference with visiting U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin in Manila. It was a step back from the Philippine leader’s stunning vow early in his te
When you arrive at the Four Girls Lavender farm, the fields of purple announce themselves first by their fragrance. "The scent is is really attractive and it'll last for a while." said owner Alain Côté in an interview with CBC at the Colpitts Settlement farm in southeastern New Brunswick. Côté and his family opened the Salisbury-area farm to the public this summer, after planting 220 lavender plants last year in preparation. He and his wife Krista work as teachers in the community and have time
Data in Saskatchewan shows the rate of COVID-19 transmission has been growing. It's a "troubling" trend, according to COVID-19 biostatistician Ryan Imgrund. The Ontarian has been tracking reproduction values daily for Canadian provinces and cities since November 2020. "It's really been the last week where we've seen [Saskatchewan's] R value significantly above one," Imgrund said, adding it has averaged 1.2 for the last eight days. The R value indicates how many more people become infected from o
OTTAWA — Transactional clues — from hotel bills paid in cash to purchases of escort-service ads — are helping Canada's financial intelligence agency detect human trafficking in the sex trade. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada is now learning from its sleuthing efforts in recent years to make pinpointing traffickers a little easier. Fintrac identifies cash linked to money laundering by sifting through millions of pieces of information each year from banks, insurance
Two men who were crew members of Portuguese fishing vessels that anchored off the coast of Newfoundland amid COVID-19 outbreaks on board remain in intensive care in St. John's, and a Portuguese citizen with direct knowledge of the situation says he's frustrated and upset by how the ship's owners handled the situation. The man, speaking with CBC News in agreement to protect his identity because he fears repercussions for speaking out, said there was a disregard for the crew members' lives on boar
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers at a July 1, 2020, rally. He carried a flag bearing the banned slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times.” President Xi Jinpi
P.E.I. Auditor General Darren Noonan released a special report Thursday on the government's COVID-19 support programs, and found some weaknesses in oversight. Prince Edward Island is on track to have 80 per cent of its vaccine eligible population fully vaccinated before August ends, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison. Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on P.E.I., but they won't count toward the Island's total, a news release from the Chief Public Health Office said
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has withdrawn its arrest warrant for the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following her husband's acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly violence that erupted following his country's disputed 2010 presidential election. Simone Gbagbo had faced similar charges under an arrest warrant issued by the global war crimes court in 2012. Her husband was acquitted in 2019, midway through his trial at the ICC, of respo
CBC's virtual road trip series Land of Living Stories explores the hidden gems across Saskatchewan. CBC's Land of Living Stories series has been to 10 areas across Saskatchewan since June 2020. Those trips have been packed with iconic destinations, musical and cultural histories, hilarious stories, and resilient and creative people. Sometimes, it's impossible to get to every story in one road trip. So Land of Living Stories is taking a mini trip back to some places we've already been to tell the
A grisly murder in the heart of Islamabad involving families from the privileged elite of Pakistani society has dominated headlines for the past week, stirring national outrage over femicides in the South Asian nation. Noor Mukadam, 27, the daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat, was found beheaded in a posh neighborhood of the capital on July 20. Police have charged Zahir Jaffer, a U.S. national and scion of one of Pakistan's wealthiest families, with murder.
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government on Friday approved a program of help for Afghans who worked with Czech troops during their deployment in NATO missions. Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar said the help meant for Afghan interpreters and their families includes their relocation, an offer of asylum and financial aid. Metnar said the goal of the program is to ensure safe and decent live conditions for them after NATO troops pull out of Afghanistan. The government’s move came days after the Czech vete
LONDON (Reuters) -Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said on Friday it would wind down its futures and derivatives business across Europe, the latest move by the platform to dial back its product range as pressure grows from regulators across the world. Binance users in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands will be unable to open new futures or derivatives products accounts with immediate effect, the exchange said in a statement on its website. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have surged in popularity among retail investors during the global pandemic, prompting regulators to put trading platforms under increased scrutiny even though most cryptocurrency trading is unregulated.