Taiwan condemns 'political oppression' after closure of ‘Apple Daily’

The silencing of a prominent pro-democracy voice was the latest sign of China's determination to exert greater control over the semi-autonomous region after huge protests in 2019 shook the government. The sudden death of the popular newspaper is th... More..

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Supreme Court sides with HS cheerleader suspended over profanity-laced Snapchat
by | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Supreme Court sides with HS cheerleader suspended over profanity-laced Snapchat

Though the matter itself appears rather inconsequential, the court's ruling could prove influential in an age where social media has blurred the lines between on-campus and off-campus speech. "It might be tempt...More..

Active COVID cases in Island Health fall swiftly over weekend
by | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Active COVID cases in Island Health fall swiftly over weekend

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8% provincially and 7.2% in Winnipeg, both down from Saturday's rates of 8.3% and 7.4% respectively. Of that, 1,426 are active, which was down from Friday's...More..

US announces plans to allocate 55 million doses to be shared globally
by | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

US announces plans to allocate 55 million doses to be shared globally

Biden's White House on Monday announced a list of countries that would receive 55 million doses, after previously detailing the first tranche of 25 million. Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Trinidad and Tobag...More..

Crash,
by | Monday, June 21, 2021

Crash, "likely" due to storm, kills 10 in Alabama

A 24-year-old man and three-year-old boy were also killed in Alabama on Saturday when a tree fell on their house, just outside the city of Tuscaloosa. However, it's expected to become a tropical storm again whe...More..

Mass Shooting on 6th St. in Austin During Biker Rally
by | Sunday, June 13, 2021

Mass Shooting on 6th St. in Austin During Biker Rally

He asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact the police. So far, there has been no official information about the identity of the suspect. Police have a very general description of the suspe...More..

Biden heads to Europe for first foreign visit as president
by | Thursday, June 10, 2021

Biden heads to Europe for first foreign visit as president

Expectations for the Putin summit are so low that simply making US-Russian relations " more stable " would be considered a success, Blinken and other White House officials say. Donald Trump often praised Putin,...More..

Teen pushes bear off wall to save her dogs!
by | Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Teen pushes bear off wall to save her dogs!

Morinico escaped with a small scratch, and she and all of her dogs are doing fine. The fearless teenager recorded a follow-up video, in which she explains what happened. A few dogs won't be able to take down ...More..

Remains of 215 children found under former school
by | Sunday, May 30, 2021

Remains of 215 children found under former school

On Friday, Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation told the outlet that the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3, had been found using ground-piercing radar on the grounds of wh...More..

Hancock: 'It took time to build the testing' for care homes
by | Friday, May 28, 2021

Hancock: 'It took time to build the testing' for care homes

Boris Johnson's former chief adviser gave evidence about the pandemic to MPs on Wednesday during a marathon seven-hour session. "At every stage, we've been governed by a determination to protect life, to s...More..

UK PM’s former adviser confirms Johnson said ‘let the bodies pile high’
by | Thursday, May 27, 2021

UK PM’s former adviser confirms Johnson said ‘let the bodies pile high’

Mr Cummings also attacked Boris Johnson , describing his former boss as " unfit for the job" and claiming he had ignored scientific advice and wrongly delayed lockdowns . Mr Johnson wanted to be the Mayor fr...More..

Aboard the ‘hijacked’ plane to Minsk
by | Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Aboard the ‘hijacked’ plane to Minsk

According to an RTÉ report , Martin described a statement from the Belarusian authorities insisting that they acted legally as "nonsense". Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his regime crossed a...More..

Video shows Ronald Greene ordered facedown in deadly Louisiana arrest
by | Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Video shows Ronald Greene ordered facedown in deadly Louisiana arrest

Louisiana police initially accused him of his death in a vehicle accident and did not mention the use of force by police officers. "I'm scared!" Greene, who was unarmed, can be heard telling the white troopers....More..

Italian cable car plunges to the ground, killing several passengers
by | Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Italian cable car plunges to the ground, killing several passengers

He said two children had been transported by helicopter to a pediatric hospital in the northern city of Turin. At that location, about 100m before the final pylon, the cables of the lift were particularly hig...More..

2 deaths, 180 new cases, 184 recoveries
by | Tuesday, May 25, 2021

2 deaths, 180 new cases, 184 recoveries

The province says it is able to add the age group a week ahead of schedule due to increase vaccine supply. As of Monday , anybody 80 or older is eligible to get theirs, as well as anyone who got their first ...More..

COVID vaccines don’t damage placenta, may be safe in pregnancy
by | Saturday, May 15, 2021

COVID vaccines don’t damage placenta, may be safe in pregnancy

On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, guidance the age...More..

Stay-at-home order extended to June 2 as Ontario passes 500,000 cases
by | Thursday, May 13, 2021

Stay-at-home order extended to June 2 as Ontario passes 500,000 cases

Checkpoints were also set up at interprovincial border crossings. The stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, acce...More..

Line 5 fight shows age of oil isn't over
by | Thursday, May 13, 2021

Line 5 fight shows age of oil isn't over

For a governor to issue an ultimatum to shut down an essential oil and gas pipeline that serves much of the North American heartland is a awful idea, unprecedented, and simply outside her authority. As leadin...More..

Ontario stops use of AstraZeneca vaccine due to increasing reports of VITT
by | Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Ontario stops use of AstraZeneca vaccine due to increasing reports of VITT

At a media briefing, Smith said the USA was concerned over the current course of the pandemic in India, not simply because of the humanitarian catastrophe but also due to the fact that it has global implication...More..

No danger from falling rocket, assures China
by | Saturday, May 08, 2021

No danger from falling rocket, assures China

The ministry reiterated that China is resolute in keeping the outer space safe and pledged that it will continue to work with the worldwide community to ensure peaceful use of space. Its orbit covers a swath ...More..

China suspends economic accord with Australia
by | Thursday, May 06, 2021

China suspends economic accord with Australia

According to South China Morning Post, China's top diplomat who is in Canberra now, blamed Australia for deteriorating ties between the nations, accusing it of economic coercion and "provocations" in a wide-r...More..

Flights to Western Australia to resume as Perth avoids lockdown
by | Sunday, May 02, 2021

Flights to Western Australia to resume as Perth avoids lockdown

Health experts at the University of Otago said there were steps New Zealand could take to lower the risk of any potential quarantine breaches. Flights between Western Australia and New Zealand can resume as...More..

Small percentage of vaccinated people will get Covid-19
by | Saturday, May 01, 2021

Small percentage of vaccinated people will get Covid-19

Four cases of rare clotting were reported following a second dose, but the MHRA did not say how many second doses had been given. He asked people who have enrolled themselves on the Cowin portal for ino...More..

Police ‘executed’ Black man in North Carolina shooting, lawyers say
by | Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Police ‘executed’ Black man in North Carolina shooting, lawyers say

The announcement came a day after family members were allowed to view what they described as a 20-second clip from one police body camera of the unarmed Brown being shot to death with his hands on the steering ...More..

PM Modi says India shaken by coronavirus 'storm', U.S. readies help
by | Sunday, April 25, 2021

PM Modi says India shaken by coronavirus 'storm', U.S. readies help

The country of 1.3 billion people has logged over a million new cases in the past three days, bringing its pandemic totals up to 16.9 million recorded cases of the coronavirus , including 192,311 deaths. Dr Kr...More..

Australia nixes two Belt and Road deals with China
by | Thursday, April 22, 2021

Australia nixes two Belt and Road deals with China

Victoria Premier Dan Andrews had signed Belt and Road deals with China's National Development and Reform Commission despite opposition by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his predecessor, Malcolm ...More..

Black Ohio girl shot dead by police answering 911 call
by | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Black Ohio girl shot dead by police answering 911 call

Officers had responded to an attempted stabbing call when police shot the girl at about 4.45pm local time, police said . The video shows a teen quickly move toward another girl with what appears to be a kn...More..

Columbus police show video of officer fatally shooting Black teenage girl
by | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Columbus police show video of officer fatally shooting Black teenage girl

The shooting comes the same day former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd . Bryant was 16-years-old and academically gifted. "Get down!" and then fires four sh...More..

Premier Ford Backs Off Police Powers After Public Backlash
by | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Premier Ford Backs Off Police Powers After Public Backlash

The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says those measures include accelerating the vaccination of essential workers and offering them paid sick days, and closing more non-essential workplaces. At a news c...More..

Chad's President Idriss Déby dies after 'clashes with rebels'
by | Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chad's President Idriss Déby dies after 'clashes with rebels'

On Monday, Deby was declared the victor of Chad's April 11 election with 79 percent of the vote, giving him a sixth term in office. An 18-month transitional council will now be led by Deby's 37-year-old son...More..