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The number of people killed in weeklong protests in Ethiopia following the slaying of a popular singer and activist has risen to 166, according to a regional deputy police commissioner.Members of the Oromo Ethiopian community in Lebanon take part in a demonstration to protest the death of musician and activist Hachalu Hundessa in the capital…
The national immunity task force has started testing thousands of blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies and should be able to produce a more detailed picture of how many Canadians have been infected with the novel coronavirus within a couple of weeks.A Toronto public transit worker wears a mask in a bus while on his shift.…
Police remain at the scene on Craigmillar Avenue in St. John's to investigate what they are calling a suspicious death in an area where they're advising residents to stay indoors.Police and emergency vehicles block the entrance to the lower end of Craigmillar Avenue Sunday morning. (Heather Gillis/CBC)There is a heavy police presence on a residential…
Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia is under a new lockdown, with officials informing about 210,000 people in El Segria county to shelter in place, after more than 350 new cases of the novel coronavirus were detected. A member of the Catalan regional police force controls a checkpoint on the Corbins highway near Lleida on Saturday. Spain's northeastern Catalonia region…
In the 1970s, upwards of 150,000 people resided in Venice, but today it's home to just over 50,000, with the population shrinking by 1,000 each year. Without tourists, there is hardly anyone left in the lagoon city.A gondola glides along a quiet Canal Grande in Venice in June. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, upwards of 25…
Canada's sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they're now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them.A number of rights and sex work advocates are lobbying federal Justice Minister David Lametti for a moratorium on prostitution laws. (Reuters)Canada's…
People in England were finally allowed to drink in a pub, have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut on Saturday for the first time in over three months as more lockdown rules aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus were eased.A customer sanitizes his hands at The Mossy Well, a pub reopened for…
Two women were struck by a car whose driver sped through a protest-related closure on a highway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday.State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted this photo of the suspect's car after two women were struck by a vehicle on Seattle's I-5 highway. (Twitter/@wspd2pio)Two women were struck by a car whose driver…
Children, Families and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen says that while he understands the burden working parents have been carrying for months since schools closed due to the pandemic, Ottawa's ability to help provinces fully reopen their schools this fall is limited.Students get their hands sanitized as they enter Ecole Marie Rose. Elementary schools in Quebec outside the greater Montreal area…
Nearly seven years after allegedly leaving a woman for dead on a highway north of Whistler, a logging truck driver has been found responsible for the accident.Patricia Anne Peters was struck by a hit-and-run driver about 40 kilometres northeast of Whistler, B.C., in October 2013. A B.C. Supreme Court judge recently found a logging truck…