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Calgary police have laid multiple charges against a man accused of violent domestic assaults against three women over a 10-year span. The investigation started in May when a woman told police she had been violently assaulted by a man with whom she had had a relationship, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said in a release Friday. She also gave investigators the names of two other women believed to have been abused, physically and sexually, by the same man. "The level of violence exhibited by the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, an important partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken's first visit to the world's largest democracy as President Joe Biden's secretary of state and he will meet on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Blinken will also visit Kuwait at the end of his July 26-29 trip.
Recent developments: Ottawa reports seven more COVID-19 cases Friday and no new deaths. Permanent residents are in limbo, waiting to immigrate to Canada during the pandemic. Pet owners scramble for animal care as vets face backlogs. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported seven new cases, and no new deaths on Friday. Hospitals continue to have zero patients with COVID-19, but some key indicators are on the rise. There is a backlog of some 23,000 aspiring immigrants with expired or
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, who is also a member of the group’s negotiating team, laid out the insurgents’ stance on what should come next in a country on the precipice. The Taliban have swiftly captured territory in recent weeks, seized
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the pandemic, and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently warned of a “tense” food situation and admitted his country faces “the worst-ever” crisis. But his government has steadfastly insisted it won’t rejoin the talks unless Washington drops its hostility. “We all feel for the
Thousands of properties in B.C. remain under evacuation order or alert Friday as hundreds of fires burn across the province, some fuelled Thursday by consistently warm temperatures and strong winds. Officials had ordered the evacuations of more than 5,000 properties in B.C., as of Thursday evening. Another 17,000 properties across the province are on evacuation alert, meaning people living there must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. Three-quarters of the evacuation orders are concentra
An aerial search was scheduled today in and around Bathurst as part of the criminal investigation into the disappearance of 14-year-old Madison Roy-Boudreau. A news release from the Bathurst Police Force said they were being assisted by RCMP air services and Chaleur RCMP. The release was very clear that no other information would be made available. Madison was last seen getting into a grey Ford Ranger pickup truck on May 11. By the next day, police had located the vehicle and kept it under surve
The price of lumber rose at its fastest pace in more than a year on Thursday, after timber companies warned that wildfires in Western Canada are hurting their business. The price of a lumber futures contract jumped by more than 10 per cent, triggering circuit breakers designed to halt trading. Late in the day on Thursday, a contract for 1,000 board-feet of lumber was going for $647 US, up by more than $60 from the previous day's close. Prices are spiking because lumber companies in B.C. and else
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore's COVID-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed, as a rapid ramp-up in inoculations leaves fewer people unvaccinated. While the data shows that vaccines are highly effective in preventing severe cases, it also underscores the risk that even those inoculated could be contagious, so that inoculation alone may not suffice to halt transmission. Of Singapore's 1,096 locally transmitted infections in the last 28 days, 484, or about 44%, were in fully vaccinated people, while 30% were partially vaccinated and just over 25% were unvaccinated, Thursday's data showed.
A federal attempt to shield documents related to the firing of two scientists is a violation of parliamentary privilege and must be tossed out of court, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota says. In a notice of motion filed Thursday in Federal Court, Rota says the House — by virtue of its parliamentary privileges — has the power to send for the "persons, papers and records" it deems necessary to its functions. "This constitutionally entrenched power is fundamental to our system of parliamentary
Pakistan called on the United Nations on Friday to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Pakistani leader's phone number was on a list of what an investigation by a group of 17 international media organisations and Amnesty International said were potential surveillance targets for countries that bought the spyware. Pakistan's foreign office issued a statement accusing India of "state-sponsored, continuing and widespread surveillance and spying operations in clear breach of global norms of responsible state behaviour."
Make sure your plans include indoor activities as a backup Saturday, thanks to a forthcoming cold front will sweep through the Great Lakes region. The timing of the front still isn't 100 per cent, but is still expected to generate heavy rain and thunderstorms.
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Canada announced on Friday it would resettle Afghan interpreters, embassy staff and their families amid a "dynamic and deteriorating" situation in Afghanistan, saying they had become targets for the Taliban. "Canada is here to support those who supported us," said Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, adding that "several thousand" people would be eligible and the first arrivals would be landing in Canada very shortly.
Warning: This story contains graphic details Regina band The Dead South is reuniting with its cello player, who last year faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The band's website features a statement from the group welcoming back original member Danny Kenyon. One of the women who made an allegation against Kenyon in July 2020 says she feels like the band is sending a message that victims don't matter. The Dead South (TDS) is a Saskatchewan-based bluegrass quartet. In 2014, the band wa
LeVar Burton is on a quest to become the new host of ``Jeopardy!'' The actor and educator says he was initially "terrified" of hosting, but when he let go of trying to follow in Alex Trebek's revered footsteps and instead focused on being himself, the job became fun. (July 23)
Residents of a village in Colchester County, N.S., have rallied around a family who became homeless earlier this year — with the goal of building them a house in a matter of weeks. The entire experience has been both "overwhelming" and "uplifting," said Elaine Heighton, the mother of four who was the recipient of the community outpouring that will allow her family to move out of tents and into their own home. "It's been amazing," she said. "We're absolutely grateful and will forever be grateful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie scored a major victory Friday in her divorce with Brad Pitt when a California appeals court agreed with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their children should be disqualified. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W. Ouderkirk didn't sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt's attorneys. “Judge Ouderkirk’s ethical breach, considered together with the information disclosed concerning his recent prof
Myanmar has appointed a new temporary head of its embassy in London, Britain's foreign ministry said on Friday, replacing the previous ambassador who was ousted after breaking ranks with the military government over its Feb. 1 coup. More than 900 people opposing the junta have been killed by security forces since the coup, drawing international condemnation and sanctions including from Britain. "The consent of the receiving State is not required," the spokesperson said in a statement, citing the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Like many Canadians, Sherbrooke resident Jacqueline White has been kept from seeing family in the U.S. by a border that has been shut down to most travellers. She hasn't seen her son, who lives in Boston, in nearly two years. She says she was ecstatic Monday when she heard Canada would reopen its borders in less than three weeks and that her son could make the trip to Canada. "The first thing we're gonna do is hug each other," she said. "It's been quite a while." The 78-year-old said she conside