by | June 24, 2021 | 07:03

Next Digital, the parent of Hong Kong's Apple Daily , announced Wednesday that its printed paper and digital news site will close down no later than 11:59 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called Apple Daily's closure a "chilling blow" to freedom of expression in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, a government-controlled corporation, said Wednesday evening that it had started a process to recover the land leased for the headquarters of Apple Daily and Next ...

by | June 22, 2021 | 20:35

The United Kingdom recorded 10,633 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, up from the 9,284 the day before, the government said in its daily statistical update. According to a joint statement issued by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix, 935,401 British Columbians have now received a second dose.

by | June 22, 2021 | 17:23

Of the 80 low-income countries involved in Covax, "at least half of them do not have sufficient vaccines to be able to sustain their programmes right now", Dr Aylward said. Production problems at an Emergent BioSolutions factory in Baltimore have forced the administration to revise its initial plan to rely heavily on AstraZeneca's vaccine for that donation.

by | June 21, 2021 | 01:55

Five other people were hurt in the crash, but none of their injuries were critical, Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond told Reuters news agency. In addition to the 10 people who died in the two-vehicle crash on Saturday, a tree fell on a house near the Tuscaloosa city limits - killing a 24-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy, Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit's Capt.

by | June 13, 2021 | 02:20

Sixth Street in Austin, Texas , was crowded with post-Covid revelers on Friday night when a man described as "black" with a thin build and "dreadlocks" opened fire outside a bar. Appealing for witnesses to come forward, Chacon said the motive for the shooting was "unclear", adding that officers were reviewing video footage of the area.

by | June 10, 2021 | 03:38

The trip will be far more about messaging than specific actions or deals. US President Joe Biden flies to Europe this week to meet allies ahead of a summit with President Vladimir Putin . President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Russian Federation has rejected any violations, arguing that a few restrictions on observation flights it imposed in the past were permissible under the treaty and noted that the USA imposed more sweeping restrictions on observation flights ...

by | June 07, 2021 | 21:54

Another critic said: "White supremacy is Joe Manchin choosing to help voter suppression efforts because he'd lose his power in West Virginia if he chooses the side of black and brown voters who have all been showing up to the polls to help save our democracy".

by | June 06, 2021 | 05:36

The G-7 statement echoes a US proposal to simply let countries tax part of the earnings of the largest and most profitable companies - digital or not - if they are doing business within their borders. Leaders of the seven countries will hold their annual meetings June 11-13 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, at England's southwestern tip. Worldwide discussions on the tax issue gained momentum after U.S.

by | June 03, 2021 | 02:35

Ontario's stay-at-home order expired Wednesday but the Ford government says all COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until the province enters Stage 1 of its reopening plan. Ford signalled last week that despite improving circumstances across Ontario, it is unlikely the three-step reopening plan outlined by the province would be moved up.

by | June 02, 2021 | 19:55

Footage aired by state television showed a massive column of smoke rising from what it said was the burning vessel. The big picture: While Iranian officials have not offered any cause that might have started the fire, this was the latest in a series of mysterious explosions that has been targeting ships in the Gulf of Oman since 2019, AP reports .

by | June 02, 2021 | 16:52

A California teenager is now on the verge of becoming an overnight hero after she saved her dogs from a bear. The now viral video shows a bear and two cubs walking along a barrier before four dogs charge the bears. She and the other dogs then run out of the video frame. The video was posted on Tuesday and since it has gathered 8.6 million views and liked 222.5K views.

by | May 29, 2021 | 23:52

Earlier this week, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said he would like to see schools resume in-person learning before the province enters the first step of its reopening plan in mid-June. "This is concerning", Ford says. He also says current data shows only 41 per cent of Ontario teachers have been vaccinated. Schools across the province moved learning online in April due to soaring rates of COVID-19.

by | May 28, 2021 | 13:23

The UK's Health Minister is to face questions from British MPs, a day after his handling of the pandemic was fiercely attacked by Dominic Cummings . Opposition Labour Party health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth said whether or not Cummings' allegations were true, the government had questions to answer.

by | May 27, 2021 | 12:28

The government's plans were "terrifyingly s***" Cummings said. But he blasted senior United Kingdom officials for failing to grasp the seriousness of the situation. Cummings' seven hours of testimony to Parliament's science and health committees, who are investigating Britain's pandemic response, gave a dramatic taste of what might come out.

by | May 26, 2021 | 15:50

Pratasevich, who was arrested along with his Russian girlfriend, Sofia Sapega, was later seen in a brief video clip shown on Belarusian state television, saying he was giving evidence to investigators about his organization of mass disturbances.

by | May 25, 2021 | 18:57

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a Ryanair flight headed for Lithuania and carrying a young opposition blogger to land in Belarus on Sunday and detained him on arrival, prompting Lithuania to call for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation response.

by | May 25, 2021 | 13:58

A photo of the wreckage taken by the Italian fire brigade showed the crushed and crumpled wreckage of the cable vehicle with a clear patch of thick pine trees near the summit of Mottarone overlooking Lake Maggiore. Italy only reopened a few weeks ago, allowing travel between regions after a winter of COVID-19 restrictions. Nine German skiers were killed on September 5, 2005, when an 800 kilo (1,760 lb) concrete block fell from a helicopter transporting it near the popular Austrian Tyrol ...

by | May 25, 2021 | 08:40

Eligibility in the provincial age-based immunization program expanded Thursday to age 12 and older. This is the lowest number of hospitalizations since December 16, when the same number of people were in hospital. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed six new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation and quarantine over the previous two days. There were no new lineage results to report.

by | May 15, 2021 | 07:12

There's also been a decline in severe illness, with an average of fewer than 4,000 COVID-19 patients being treated in hospital each day, she said. Beyond vaccine metrics, she said, jurisdictions should monitor their retransmission numbers - the figures that show how widespread COVID-19 is in their communities - before re-opening.

by | May 13, 2021 | 22:09

The province says reopening outdoor recreation amenities will be considered if current trends continue. The province says they will work with public health units to offer both doses of vaccine to youth aged 12 to 17 by the end of August, in collaboration with school boards and other partners.

by | May 13, 2021 | 21:28

Cahill found that the crime was committed "as a group with the active participation of at least three" other officers. "The renewed movement for racial justice and healing that began in the streets of Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd , and quickly spread throughout the country and around the world, has inspired a deeper awakening to the ways systemic racism form the very foundations of the institutions they make up our common life, including our church", said Loya in a press ...

by | May 13, 2021 | 12:51

Canadian company Enbridge Inc is preparing for a legal battle with MI and courting protests from environmental groups, betting it can ignore the state's Wednesday deadline to shut down Line 5 , which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. And surely, if Line 5 ceases operations, transporting crude by rail and/or truck will increase, which will subsequently increase the risk of oil spills.

by | May 12, 2021 | 03:24

Vaccines like AstraZeneca force an immune response from the harmless version of the virus, while mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna give immune cells instructions to make the COVID spike protein and produce antibodies. Speaking on Tuesday, Ontario's chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams said the decision was made as Ontario receives larger shipments of other vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna, adding that those who received the first dose of AstraZeneca could be eligible to ...

by | May 09, 2021 | 04:52

The three members of the terror cell were reportedly trying to reach the Israeli capital of Jerusalem . The Palestinian Red Crescent reported 53 people were injured in Saturday's clashes in Jerusalem . Israel claims Jerusalem as its "eternal and indivisible capital", while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as their capital. The European Union called on the authorities "to act urgently to de-escalate the current tensions", saying "violence and incitement are unacceptable and the ...

by | May 05, 2021 | 15:34

However, the positivity rate remains high at 9.1 per cent. To date, Ontario has administered over 5.3 million COVID-19 vaccines. Testing numbers are typically down earlier in the week. Health Minister Christine Elliott credited an increase in vaccine supply for the province's accelerated inoculation efforts, particularly in virus hot spots.