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BANGKOK (AP) — An army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said. Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in Yangon, and similar rallies were reported in other parts of the country a day ahead of an expected verdict in the first of about a dozen criminal cases against former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was toppled in a military takeover on Feb
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits." The group provided no further details. On Nov. 21, the religious organization announced that the 400 Mawozo gang had released the first two hostages of a group of 17 kidnapped in mid-Oc
Jussie Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim "100% false"; Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show; Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot. (Dec. 7)
More than half of the known ransomware victims in Canada this year were critical infrastructure providers, according to a new threat assessment from Canada's cyber spies — and the number is likely even higher. As part of a new awareness campaign, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada's foreign signals intelligence agency, released a ransomware bulletin Monday looking at the key trends of ransomware in 2021. In its report, CSE's Cyber Centre said ransomware attacks are "brazen,
Canada's ambassador to China said on Monday he would soon leave his post after a two-year assignment where he helped secure the freedom of two Canadian detainees despite icy relations between Beijing and Ottawa. Dominic Barton's departure, which will take effect on Dec 31, leaves a crucial diplomatic post open at a time when the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is rethinking its policy towards a more assertive China. Barton said in a statement that working to free the two men had been "the honor of a lifetime".
Residents of Esquimalt, in B.C.'s capital region, are a little bit closer to a shot at a family doctor — but they're not there yet. On Monday, the Esquimalt Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) opened at its permanent location at 890 Esquimalt Road. It will now be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., as opposed to Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m as it was when it opened at a temporary location in June. As they have since the temporary opening, patients will be able to make app
The Hawkesbury, Ont., fire department is working to put out a burning building at the corner of Main Street East and William Street. Ontario Provincial Police say a call for service came in at 7:33 p.m. The building on fire has commercial space on the main floor and residential units above. Sgt. Cynthia Savard says all occupants are safely out of the building and there are no injuries. Police are assisting the fire department by securing the scene. The fire was still burning at 10:30 p.m. on Mon
The parents of a Michigan teenager accused of killing four schoolmates have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, raising questions about who can be charged after a mass shooting.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says China's attempts to distort and influence media in Canada 'have become normalized' and 'more sophisticated, frequent, and insidious.'
In British Columbia, oil is once again moving through the Trans Mountain pipeline, which was shut down for weeks as a precaution after extreme weather set off disastrous floods and mudslides. The closure then triggered rules on gas rationing. Robin Gill explains why those measures are still in effect, and why gas prices ended up going down.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
Alexander is a Russian artist who's made a spot in the modern street art scene for dolls. He integrates them into the buildings of Saint Petersburg, sparking unique responses from the people who happen upon them.
LONDON (AP) — British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after the Sunday Times reported that illegal drugs were being used inside Parliament buildings. The newspaper said tests using drug detection wipes found traces of cocaine in 11 locations that are only accessible by accredited parliamentary lawmakers, staff a
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former commander in charge of military human resources, has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid the Criminal Code charges today. "As the matter is now proceeding through the civilian justice system, no further information can be released at this time," Department of National Defence spokesperson Daniel Le Bouthillier said in a media statement. The allegations ag
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
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If you live on British Columbia's South Coast, give yourself a bit of extra time for your Monday morning commute as the roads are likely to be slick with snow. Environment Canada has issued a slew of snowfall warnings for Vancouver Island, as well as special weather alerts for the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound. A winter storm watch is also in effect for the North Coast, including the communities of Stewart, Terrace and Kitimat. Vancouver Island is forecast to get the biggest
Here’s the latest for Monday, December 6: Jussie Smollett takes the witness stand; New York to require vaccine mandates for city employers; Former GOP senator to challenge Georgia governor; Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies.
As of Monday, travelers heading to the U.S. are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within one day of boarding their flight instead of three days prior. The new measure is aimed at slowing the spread of the omicron variant. (Dec. 6)