Canadian World News

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:45:26 EDT
Huge emergency operation underway after building collapse in Miami
More than 80 fire and rescue units were on the scene of a partial building collapse in Miami, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department said in a tweet early Thursday.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:55:17 EDT
Ethnic makeup of Buckingham Palace workforce not 'what we would like,' says senior source
Buckingham Palace has for the first time released figures on the ethnic makeup of its staff, following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's allegations of racism in the royal family.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:15:49 EDT
Antivirus software creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish jail
John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide Wednesday, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the Unit...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 02:23:09 EDT
Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily prints final edition
Hong Kong's sole remaining pro-democracy newspaper published its last edition Thursday after five editors and executives were arrested and millions of dollars in its assets were frozen as part of Chin...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:06:14 EDT
States find vaccine incentives not always key to getting more shots in arms
Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to conclude its prize program Wednesday — still unable to crack the...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:45:18 EDT
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines may be 'new trigger' for heart inflammation, CDC group says, but benefit outweighs risk
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory group now says reports of heart inflammation in people given an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine are likely linked to the vaccine, but tha...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:30:53 EDT
Japanese court says married couples must stick to single surname
Japan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that laws requiring married couples to have the same surname are constitutional, dismissing a challenge by three couples seeking to keep their original names. ...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:50:29 EDT
Warren Buffett resigns from Gates Foundation
Warren Buffett is resigning as a trustee from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The announcement comes weeks after the couple announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage but would co...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:10:31 EDT
Cheerleader wins U.S. free speech case against school over F-bomb tirade on Snapchat
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of a Pennsylvania teenager who sued after a profane social media post got her banished from her high school's cheerleading squad in a decision in a ...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:06:03 EDT
U.S. airline staff call for crackdown on unruly passengers as reports of bad behaviour spike
Groups representing pilots, airline staff say they've seen a "substantial increase" and a "growing escalation" in unruly and disruptive behaviour from airline passengers, particularly toward crew memb...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:54:00 EDT
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
More Ontarians living in designated hot spots for the delta COVID-19 variant are eligible to book earlier second vaccine doses starting today.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:49:24 EDT
Russia says it fired warning shots at British destroyer near Crimea, U.K. denies it
Russia said one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs Wednesday to force a British destroyer out of an area near Crimea that Moscow claims as its territoria...

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:45:48 EDT
U.S. government to investigate its Indian boarding schools in wake of Kamloops discovery
The United States government has announced it will investigate its history of Indian boarding schools and work to identify children who died in the institutions.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 04:00:00 EDT
How to deal with Russia: U.S. diplomat's 5,000-word telegram still resonates 75 years later
In 1946, U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan authored a secret document about Russia that would cool international relations and help launch the Cold War. Seventy five years later, Kennan's Long Telegram s...

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:23:23 EDT
China hits back at Canada, calls for UN investigation into crimes against Indigenous people
At the UN in Geneva on Tuesday, China and its allies called for a UN investigation into crimes against Indigenous people in Canada — just moments before Canada and its allies called on China to allo...

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:41:17 EDT
Get a load of this: NASA to test laundry detergent made for space
How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don't. Instead, astronauts throw away tons of dirty clothes every year. NASA wants to change that, so they're teaming up with Proctor & Gamble Co. to figure...

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:18:38 EDT
Great Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger,' UN says, upsetting Australia
The Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of World Heritage Sites that are "in danger," a United Nations panel said on Tuesday, drawing an angry response from Australia, which called the recomm...

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:17:06 EDT
U.S. pushes vaccinations for younger Americans as concerns about delta variant spread
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as concerns grow about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahea...

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:10:00 EDT
New software allows young woman with cerebral palsy to play harp
The Eyeharp converts eye movements on a computer screen to notes plucked on an electronic instrument.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:59:51 EDT
Turkish COVID-19 vaccine starts Phase 3 clinical trials
Turkey is developing a domestic vaccine named "Turkovac" by President Tayyip Erdogan. The vaccine entered into phase three clinical trials on Tuesday and should be available for use by the end of the ...