The Latest on Hurricane Ian: SANIBEL, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian’s passage has risen to four overall after an official said late Thursday that two people were confirmed dead on a hard-hit barrier island on Florida’s western coast. Dana Souza, city manager of Sanibel, said the deaths were confirmed by fire officials but offered no other specifics. A local medical examiner’s office said it could not comment and any details on deaths would have to come from the sheriff’s office.
Provincial police are urging a driver to get a lawyer and turn themselves in after a crash on Highway 400 early Friday that killed a woman and injured three other people. The two-vehicle collision happened around 3 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the exit for Rutherford Road in Vaughan. The driver of a red Volkswagen Jetta sedan slammed into the back of a minivan with four people inside, according to police. A 73-year-old woman from North York was pronounced dead the scene, police said. The th
PHOENIX (AP) — All Arizona parents now can use state tax money to send their children to private or religious schools or pay homeschooling costs after an effort by public school advocates to block a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher law failed to collect enough signatures to block it. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Friday that her office's review of signatures turned in a week ago to refer the expansion to the ballot came up short of the nearly 119,000 tha
Brazil's top presidential candidates exchange insults at last televised election debate ahead of Sunday's vote. View on euronews
ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (Reuters) -A defiant Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russia's annexation of a swathe of Ukraine in a pomp-filled Kremlin ceremony, promising Moscow would triumph in its "special military operation" even as he faced a potentially serious new military reversal. The proclamation of Russian rule over 15% of Ukraine - the biggest annexation in Europe since World War Two - was roundly rejected by Ukraine and Western countries as illegal. The United States, Britain and Canada announced new sanctions.
Hurricane Ian slammed into South Carolina on Friday afternoon, making another landfall after a deadly march across Florida that washed away houses, stranded thousands and left an unknown number of people dead. A resurgent Ian swept ashore at 2:05 p.m. (1805 GMT) near Georgetown, a waterfront town about 60 miles (97 km) north of the historic city of Charleston, packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 85 mph (140 kph) as a Category 1 hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Ian, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, will bring heavy rain and potential flash flooding to parts of North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia until at least Saturday morning as it weakens, the NHC said.
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Nearly a week after post-tropical storm Fiona made landfall in Nova Scotia, many are still dealing with spotty cell and internet service. Some telecommunications experts are looking to the United States for ways Canada could improve the integrity of its networks. Harold Feld is a senior vice-president at Public Knowledge, a tech policy non-profit based in Washington, D.C.. With each successive large storm in the United States, he said the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has pushed teleco
With the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Ottawans can mark the occasion in several ways. The federal holiday is meant as a time for Canadians to reflect on the legacy of the residential school system and honour the Indigenous children who were forced to go. Many institutions, like universities, will hold their own events, whereas many museums are offering free admission. Here are three ways in Ottawa to observe: Gathering on Parliament Hill A national gathering
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Raihana, 19, wanted to be a doctor, studying until midnight in recent weeks for Afghanistan's university entrance exam, a chance for women to advance their education even as they face growing restrictions from the Taliban government. Her diligent preparation ended on Friday when a suicide attacker detonated his explosives during a practice exam in the girls' section of a packed room at Kaaj Education Institute, a private tutoring centre in the capital Kabul. Raihana's father, a shopkeeper, rushed her to hospital but she did not survive.
OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she will release Canada's long-delayed Indo-Pacific strategy this year. She says the strategy will be shaped by a major meeting the Chinese government is holding in two weeks. The strategy will include co-operation on climate change, she said in an interview with the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington, D.C. Joly also revealed she will visit Peru next week for the Organization of American States summit. In mid-October, she will head to Ja
BEIJING (AP) — While China's top leaders commemorated revolutionary martyrs Friday, far fewer Chinese are expected to be traveling during the upcoming “Golden Week” National Day holidays amid rigid anti-COVID-19 restrictions and calls from health officials for people to stay put. China’s transport ministry estimates some 210 million trips will be made by road during the week-long holiday that begins Saturday — down 30% compared to the same time last year. China remains the only major country tha
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Hurricane Ian has resurged in size as it barrels towards South Carolina. The extent of damage in Florida, where Ian first came ashore on Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland, became more apparent on Thursday as emergency crews began reaching stranded residents.
Across the country and in Windsor-Essex, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is being marked for the second time. The day is being commemorated with national and local events and there are some closures in effect in observance of the day. Windsor city hall will be illuminated in orange until Sunday and the Every Child Matters flag was raised earlier this week. Other flags are at half mast. The city and Windsor's Indigenous Storyteller Theresa Sims are hosting a community gathering at O
Canada's political leaders have released statement on Friday to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, while many Canadians are stressing that this day should include learning and action by all Canadians.
The company, however, did not elaborate on the threats that Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley, faces. It expects to continue to pay for security services at her residences and during her personal travel from Oct. 1 till June 30 next year. Sandberg, a close associate of Meta's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, said in June she would depart the social media giant after a 14-year stint when she led the company's often-criticized ads-based business model.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund failed to capitalize on Bundesliga leader Union Berlin’s first loss when it conceded a one-goal lead and lost to Cologne 3-2 on Saturday. Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Union 2-0 at home, ending the last unbeaten team’s record in the league, though Urs Fischer’s side remained top for the third round straight – on goal difference ahead of Freiburg. Freiburg enjoyed a 2-1 win at home over Mainz to consolidate its great start after eight rounds. Instead of going top, D