Pandemic now catching younger people more than ever before: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic is moving into younger populations, health experts said Thursday, with cases skyrocketing among children, teens and young adults. Early in the outbreak, health experts stressed that older adults were most at risk for the virus that has infected more than 4.8 million people in the United States, but new data from the […]

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Canada hitting back at Trump’s tariffs with $3.6 billion in countermeasures: Freeland

Canadian officials had indications that this move was coming, and preparations have been underway for at least a month. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the “perfectly reciprocal” tariffs will take the exact same approach as the federal government took in 2018.

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At least 16 dead, more than 123 injured after Air India plane skids off Calicut runway

A special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skid off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 passengers and injuring 123 more.

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China deals another blow, sentences third Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING: China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong’s penalty on Thursday and said an alleged accomplice, Wen Guanxiong, had been given a life sentence. Death sentences are automatically referred to China’s highest […]

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Stephen McNeil completes 17th year in politics, announces step down as NS Premier

HALIFAX:  Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil will be stepping down as premier of the province and leaving public office. McNeil made the surprise announcement during a news conference in Halifax on Thursday. “Seventeen years is a long time and it’s long enough,” said McNeil. “I love this job. I’ve enjoyed every day of it and […]

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Beirut explosion ramifications: 16 employees at port detained, residents vent out fury to Macron

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut’s port have been detained over this week’s explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands. The National News Agency quoted Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki as saying on Thursday that 18 people have been questioned so far. All […]

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Beirut explosion’s trail of havoc: 113 dead, thousands injured, damages worth 5 bn

The before and after picture of the Lebanese capital describe the disaster that the city is currently going through. Photos posted online show damage to the city, bloodied and wounded people stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings.

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Pandemic not over, social circle of upto 10 likely to continue at least till Jan: Ford

Almost two months ago, the province’s 14.5 million residents were told by the government that they could add others who they did not live with into their social bubbles, capping at 10 people per circle. This allowed many to finally hug their parent, grandparent or child for the first time in months.

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