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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -Angry scenes broke out at Haiti's main airport on Tuesday among migrants sent home from a squalid Texas border camp, as U.S. President Joe Biden faced mounting pressure to stop an expulsions policy the U.N. refugee chief said may be illegal. Nearly 10,000 migrants, mainly Haitian, remain in worsening conditions in the impromptu camp that sprang up under a bridge spanning the Rio Grande from the Texas town Del Rio to Mexico's Ciudad Acuna. In recent days, U.S. authorities have removed at least 4,000 people from the site for processing in detention centers.
At the request of the Town of Shaunavon, a local task force has been assembled to address the concept of aging in place as it pertains to the community of Shaunavon and surrounding area. The committee is comprised of community members including, Wendy Thienes (Chairperson), Jaelee Guenther (Secretary), Sharon Dickie, Kim Anderson, Gloria Illerbrun, Rhonda Johnston, Pamela Bahnuick, Suzanne Hunter, Leanne Thomas, and Patti Illerbrun, along with Shaunavon council members Travis Nelson and mayor Ky
The social media giant said it now has 40,000 people working on safety and security, compared with 10,000 five years ago. Facebook played down the negative effects on young users of its Instagram app and had a weak response to alarms raised by employees over how the platform is used in developing countries by human traffickers, the Wall Street Journal reported last week, citing a review of internal company documents. Facebook said its artificial intelligence technology has helped it block 3 billion fake accounts in the first half of this year.
Misinformation flooding some of Alberta's biggest online communities has become a major problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to three volunteer Reddit moderators in Edmonton. In separate interviews with CBC News, the moderators said the number of posts pushing misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 has surged in their communities on Reddit, a huge social media and news aggregator site that hosts thousands of discussion forums or communities known as subreddits for milli
Student leaders at the University of Alberta are warning that students with disabilities may be getting an inequitable learning experience as a result of changes in services to assist them. The U of A's Academic Success Centre works provides support to students with disabilities, such as exam accommodations, which can take the form of extra time on a test or the use of adaptive technology or software. Pre-pandemic, the centre would arrange a space for students to work on exams proctored by a sta
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to declare that the world stands and at an “inflection point in history” and must move quickly and cooperatively to address the festering issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuse. Amid growing China tensions Biden also declared the U.S. is “not seeking a new Cold War.” Without mentioning China directly, Biden acknowledged increasing concerns about rising tens
(Reuters) -British gambling firm Entain said on Tuesday that U.S. fantasy sports betting company DraftKings had made a takeover proposal that valued it at $22.4 billion. Under its current proposal, DraftKings plans to offer 28 pounds per Entain share, representing a premium of 46.2% to the UK firm's Monday close. Entain said it had earlier rejected a proposal from DraftKings to buy the company for 25 pounds ($34.15) per share.
The Windsor Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting two more people have died due to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 450 people in the region. According to the health unit, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s both died after battling the virus. The health unit confirmed the deceased had both contracted the virus through community spread. WECHU has also reported an increase of 39 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. Currently, 333 cases are active including 166 cases of the delta v
An inmate at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's is dead after being taken to hospital earlier this week. In an emailed statement to CBC News, the Department of Justice and Public Safety said the man was found unresponsive in his cell on Thursday and was rushed to hospital, where he died Sunday. The department did not specify the cause of death. "A thorough review will examine all the circumstances surrounding the death, including staff response and the appropriateness of related policies a
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Sarah Dash, who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade" — has died. She was 76. Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx completed the trio. They announced Dash's death Monday on social media. No cause of death was disclosed. “We spoke a musical language, music says it best. Singing brought us together,” wrote Hendryx. "Sarah Dash was an awesomely talented, beautiful and loving soul who blessed my life and the lives of so many o
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday ordered a small far-right party to take down election posters with the slogan “Hang the Greens,” overturning a decision by a lower court and ruling that the posters were a danger to public safety. Authorities in the eastern city of Zwickau earlier this month said the tiny Third Way party must remove the posters. The party went to an administrative court in Chemnitz, which said it was unclear whether the conditions to limit freedom of expression were fulfil
With the federal political landscape looking pretty much the way it did a month ago, Premier Tim Houston says he expects the affordable child-care agreement between Ottawa and Nova Scotia to proceed as planned. "I think the deal was signed in good faith," Houston said in a telephone interview Tuesday. Former premier Iain Rankin and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose federal Liberals won another minority goverment in Monday's election, announced the $605-million agreement in July that will resu
Global News Chief political correspondent David Akin breaks down the election results, riding by riding with an in-depth analysis of the support major parties gained and lost.
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a storytelling gadget the suspect had swiped revealed his location. Police said Tuesday that the 44-year-old suspect had stolen various items during a break-in at a kindergarten in the western town of Halver in April. Among them were a laptop, picture books, cups and glasses, some fish sticks, pasta and a smart speaker for playing children's stories. When the man tried to download new stories onto the device
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and two of her political allies for their trial to continue on charges of incitement. Suu Kyi and her elected government were ousted by the military in February. A special court in the capital, Naypyitaw, is hearing various charges filed against her and several colleagues by the military, including incitement — spreading false or inflammatory information that could di
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence officer suffered symptoms linked to a series of suspected directed-energy attacks known as “Havana syndrome” while traveling with CIA Director William Burns in India this month. Experts are in the process of verifying the officer's symptoms, which are consistent with the scores of other cases in recent years linked to Havana syndrome, according to James Giordano, a scientist briefed on the case and others. CNN first reported the incident. Defense and intelli
A polling station for the federal election was forced off the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario on Monday following an early morning protest by community members. Video outside the Gathering Place, a conference centre and concert venue that was expected to host three voting polls, showed trucks and cars blocking the entrances to the parking lot with police on the scene before polls were scheduled to open at 9:30 a.m. After the entrances were blocked, poll workers locked the door
Canada's main stock market rallied on Tuesday and the dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart, as the re-election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals reassured investors that the outlook for the economy would continue to improve. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 89.75 points, or 0.5%, at 20,244.29, recovering from its lowest closing level in nearly two months the day before. It was business as usual in Canada after Trudeau fell short of winning a parliamentary majority in a tightly contested federal election, leaving him dependent again on opposition legislators to govern.
The family of a British teenager killed in a car crash involving a U.S. diplomat's wife said on Tuesday they had reached a resolution in a civil damages claim over the 2019 accident, and could now focus on a separate criminal case. Harry Dunn, 19, died after his motorcycle was in a collision with a car driven by Anne Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, an air force base in the English county of Northamptonshire that is used by the U.S. military. Sacoolas left Britain shortly after the accident claiming diplomatic immunity from criminal prosecution.
U.S. single-family homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as builders continued to struggle with shortages of materials and labor, suggesting the housing market could remain a drag on economic growth in the third quarter. The report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday also showed the number of houses authorized for construction but not yet started raced to a record high last month, a sign of reluctance by builders to take on new projects. Builders' inability to ramp up the production of single-family homes amid a massive housing shortage is driving up prices and keeping some first-time buyers from the market.