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MORA, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 firefighters in New Mexico kept the nation's largest active wildfire from growing on Monday as they took advantage of cooler weather before the return of more dangerous conditions later in the week. “Overall, a good day,” fire operations chief Alex McBath said Monday night. “Everything stayed within the fire lines.” Firefighters also expanded contingency firebreaks northeast of Santa Fe as forecasters warned that hotter, windier weather will return by Friday. “Just
TOKYO (Reuters) -The four leaders of the "Quad" group of countries vowed on Tuesday to work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and to fight climate change, as they met for talks aimed at standing up to an increasingly assertive China. U.S. President Joe Biden, at the opening of talks with the leaders of three "close democratic partners", including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine as not just a European issue but a global one. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, echoed that, saying the same thing should not be allowed to happen in Asia.
Durham Regional Police have identified the victim of a shooting in Pickering last week. Arawin Sapesan, 20, was found with a gunshot wound near Taunton Road and Concession Road 4 around midday on Thursday, police say. Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision, where they found Sapesan with "obvious signs of trauma". He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Sapesan is Durham Region's sixth homicide victim this year. They're asking witnesses or anyone driving in the area at the time w
More than 80 per cent of COVID-related deaths in Canada's first wave happened in long-term care homes. And now a new coroner's report out of Quebec paints a devastating picture of how things unfolded at one of the hardest-hit residences. As Dan Spector tells us, the hope is the lessons learned during the first wave will help improve seniors' care across the country.
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Members of the feminist collective "Les colleuses" deploy a banner bearing the names of the 129 victims of feminicide in France since the last Festival, in July 2021.View on euronews
You never know when or where you're going to find love. For Israel Hann and Eileen Baikie, they found it while staying at a seniors' home in Corner Brook. That's where Hann, who had been active in Corner Brook labour and community politics for decades, decided his future lay with Baikie in Labrador. Baikie, who had taught in North West River, says she was sick for about a year, and stayed in the home until she got better. That's where she met Hann, who recently turned 85. "She was sitting alone
HFX Wanderers FC is expecting a crowd for Tuesday's visit by Toronto FC in Canadian Championship quarterfinal play. "I think there would be people climbing the trees to see the game," said HFX coach Stephen Hart. "I think we'll be sold out." Tuesday's game at Wanderers Ground marks the beginning of TFC's chase for an eighth Canadian title. HFX has already started its cup trail, winning 2-0 at League1 Ontario champion Guelph United on May 10 to reach the quarterfinals. The lure of cup play pittin
BANGKOK (AP) — Residents of the Thai capital Bangkok, in their first opportunity in nine years to vote for their city’s governor, have elected an independent politician seen as representing opponents of the country’s military-backed government, results released Monday showed. Chadchart Sittipunt had been widely predicted by opinion polls to top the field, but significantly outpaced expectations by taking 1,386,215 votes, or almost 52% of the 2,673,696 votes cast in Sunday’s election, according t
Seventy fishing vessels are set to be outfitted with emergency position indicating radio beacons this season. The Labrador Fishermen's Union Shrimp Company is outfitting dozens of vessels between Cartwright and L'Anse au Clair that are under 40 feet and harvesting for them. The move comes less than a year after two fishermen died near Mary's Harbour and shortly following a Transportation Safety Board report into the loss of the FV Sarah Anne in Placentia Bay. The TSB report found the Sarah Anne
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LONDON (Reuters) -The World Health Organization does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa requires mass vaccinations as measures like good hygiene and safe sexual behaviour will help control its spread, a senior official said on Monday. Richard Pebody, who leads the high-threat pathogen team at WHO Europe, also told Reuters in an interview that immediate supplies of vaccines and antivirals are relatively limited. His comments came as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was in the process of releasing some Jynneos vaccine doses for use in monkeypox cases.
The Philadelphia School District is reinstating a mask mandate for students and staff while in school buildings and on buses. The superintendent says the decision was based on rising COVID case counts. (May 23)
A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a nationwide formula shortage. (May 23)
TOKYO (Reuters) -Space is a key area of cooperation for Japan with the United States, its closest ally, amid heightened tensions with an increasingly assertive China, which itself aims to become a space power. Tokyo has said it hopes to put one of its astronauts on the lunar surface - the first non-American - in the latter half of the 2020s as part of NASA's Artemis programme to return humans to the moon. Japan has an extensive space programme, mainly focused on developing launchers and space probes.
Non-profit organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador say the high price of gas is affecting food security in the province, but some believe expanded and better integrated public transit could be a way to help. The chairperson of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which runs the Carbonear Food Bank, said she's concerned people in their 350 kilometre area aren't able to get the food they need. "They can't afford to put gas in their vehicle to come," Kerri Abbott said. "By the time they pay their
Sweat, hard work and maybe a little Irish luck helped propel the 2022 Blue Nose Marathon winner over the finish line. On Sunday, the 19th Blue Nose Marathon returned to the streets of Halifax for its first regular Victoria Day weekend since the pandemic began. The event was held in November last year. Running his first Blue Nose, Nathan Ryan O'Hehir won the marathon handily, finishing in a time of two hours, 42 minutes and 47 seconds. "That was the hardest race I've ever done," Ryan O'Hehir said
MONTREAL — Quebec's provincial police say the body of a teen girl who fell into a river in Ste-Adele two weeks ago was found today. Police say officers were called around 9 a.m. Sunday after a resident spotted a body in the waters of the Rivière du Nord, north of Montreal. Police later confirmed the body they recovered was of the girl that went missing on May 12. The teenager, whose identity has not been made public, was standing on rocks with three other people under a bridge when she allegedly