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Unmarked graves found at another former residential school in Canada Unmarked graves found at another former residential school in Canada
- June 24, 2021

They are asking the media to be respectful of survivors, descendants and the communities affected by the discovery. The federal government has since offered $27 million in funding for all First Nations communities to help identify and investigate marked and unmarked burial grounds near residential schools. (more...)
Harris to visit US-Mexico border area on Friday Harris to visit US-Mexico border area on Friday
- June 23, 2021

Harris' spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, said in a statement that the visit was part of Harris' "ongoing work" in addressing "the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras". And if you look just to a couple of months ago when 6,000 children were in border patrol facilities, we are now at the point where there is far less than 1,000. (more...)
Senate Republicans block voting rights legislation Senate Republicans block voting rights legislation
- June 23, 2021

He declined to specify those options, although Democrats have discussed breaking the measure up into smaller bills to be voted on individually, or packaging some elements with a separate bill that could draw at least some Republican support. (more...)
Ontarians cancelling AZ doses after new guidance, province still offering dose choice Ontarians cancelling AZ doses after new guidance, province still offering dose choice
- June 19, 2021

Ontarians who got a first shot of Oxford-AstraZeneca were cancelling appointments for second doses of that vaccine following new guidance from a national advisory group, pharmacists dealing with scrapped bookings said Friday. Those who got a first shot of the vaccine have to wait at least eight weeks before getting a second shot of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca. Ontario has administered more than 12.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far and is further expanding second-dose eligibility ... (more...)
Presidential Election Takes Place in Iran Presidential Election Takes Place in Iran
- June 19, 2021

However, the state-linked Iranian Student Polling Agency has estimated a turnout of just 42%, which would be the lowest ever since the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. Paper ballots, stuffed into large plastic boxes, were to be counted by hand through the night, and authorities said they expected to have initial results and turnout figures Saturday morning at the earliest. (more...)
Biden, Pelosi Could Be Denied Communion After US Catholic Bishops’ Vote Biden, Pelosi Could Be Denied Communion After US Catholic Bishops’ Vote
- June 19, 2021

In a Thursday vote of 168 to 55, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to draft what they called a "teaching document" that would authorize American bishops to withhold the Eucharist from politicians who support or defend abortion rights. (more...)
Greek pilot who murdered British wife consoles her mother hours before confessing Greek pilot who murdered British wife consoles her mother hours before confessing
- June 18, 2021

Police said Anagnostopoulos had confessed but his lawyers have so far made no public comment. Her husband, Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, staged a robbery, calling police to say that he and his wife had been tied up by robbers who killed her after breaking into the property looking for valuables. (more...)
Five Apple Daily newspaper directors arrested in Hong Kong Five Apple Daily newspaper directors arrested in Hong Kong
- June 18, 2021

They may appear in court as soon as Saturday. "The action targeted the use of journalistic work as a tool to engage national security". It is the second time that Hong Kong's police force have conducted an operation on Apple Daily , with police arresting founder Jimmy Lai and other executives a year ago on suspicion of national security law violations or fraud. (more...)
Palestinians, Israeli security forces clash as east Jerusalem simmers over march Palestinians, Israeli security forces clash as east Jerusalem simmers over march
- June 16, 2021

With music blaring, hundreds of Jewish nationalists gathered and moved in front of Damascus Gate . Some revelers chanted of "Death to Arabs" before others quieted them. Damascus Gate is a focal point of Palestinian life in east Jerusalem . Tensions at the time were further fuelled by protests over the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families by Jewish settlers, also in Jerusalem . (more...)
Queen Elizabeth enjoys scaled-down Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle Queen Elizabeth enjoys scaled-down Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle
- June 14, 2021

Biden's first time meeting the queen came in November 1982, when as a U.S. senator he travelled to the United Kingdom for a meeting of the British-American Parliamentary Group, the White House said Sunday. She also hosted a state dinner for President Trump in 2019 a year after welcoming him to Windsor Castle for a short ceremony. The visit comes after a hard year for the monarch and just three days after what would have been her husband's 100th birthday. (more...)
Netanyahu ousted following Knesset vote Netanyahu ousted following Knesset vote
- June 14, 2021

Promising to try to heal a divided nation, Mr Bennett will preside over a diverse and fragile coalition comprised of eight parties with deep ideological differences. The improbable alliance emerged two weeks after an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, and following inter-communal violence in Israeli cities with significant Arab-Palestinian populations. (more...)
Florida shooting leaves three dead, six injured Florida shooting leaves three dead, six injured
- June 08, 2021

Taylor had worked at Dade Correctional Institution since January 2020. She was rushed to a local hospital where she died, according to the report. One of the victims who was shot and died in hospital was a female corrections officer. "We all have to band together. This violence has to stop", Ramirez said. He added: "And this is extremely frustrating". Ramirez expressed his frustration, saying, "Every weekend, it's the same thing". (more...)
USA lawmakers, industry welcome global distribution of Covid vaccines USA lawmakers, industry welcome global distribution of Covid vaccines
- June 05, 2021

COVAX, or COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, is a World Health Organization-backed global vaccine program helping with the distribution, but Sullivan added at the briefing that the USA will have a final say on where the doses go and its effort is focused on countries dealing with "urgent" needs. (more...)
Florida becomes 8th state to enact anti-trans sports ban this year Florida becomes 8th state to enact anti-trans sports ban this year
- June 02, 2021

Florida's Republican governor signed a bill Tuesday barring transgender females from playing on public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, plunging the state into the national culture war over transgender rights. DeSantis, noting that college coaches have told recruiters of the benefit, said that another bill he will sign will move up the date of the NIL legislation to July 1, 2021. (more...)
Children's remains found at Canadian school Children's remains found at Canadian school
- May 29, 2021

A truth and reconciliation commission identified the names of, or information about, at least 3,200 children who died from abuse or neglect while attending a residential school. The federal minister of Crown Indigenous Relations calls the discovery "heartbreaking". The Kamloops residential school operated between 1890 and 1969. (more...)
Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine likely to arrive in Dhaka Sunday night Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine likely to arrive in Dhaka Sunday night
- May 27, 2021

India has become the second country after the U.S. to have crossed 20 crores cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. "Recent data points confirm the high effectiveness of BNT612b2 2-dose regimen against SARS-CoV-2 variants, and among individuals of Indian ethnicity", Pfizer has said. (more...)
Australia's Victoria state to return to lockdown Australia's Victoria state to return to lockdown
- May 27, 2021

He said "the time between catching the virus and passing it on is faster than ever", being only one day-compared to a five-day period previously seen previously. Most of those cases are linked to a man in his 60s who fell sick on May 17. Masks must be worn outside the home. Gatherings are not permitted, but visiting an intimate partner will continue to be OK, he said. (more...)
Melbourne lockdown leaves Supercars teams in limbo Melbourne lockdown leaves Supercars teams in limbo
- May 27, 2021

Merlino said Victorians will only be able to leave home for five reasons: shopping for necessary goods and services, authorised work or permitted education, exercise (a two-hour limit with one other person), care giving, and to get vaccinated. (more...)
Victoria to begin 7 days lockdown from midnight fijivillage.com Victoria to begin 7 days lockdown from midnight fijivillage.com
- May 27, 2021

Supermarkets, food stores, petrol stations, banks, bottle shops and pharmacies are considered essential, while other retail stores can provide click and collect. The number of Victorian exposure sites has exploded to more than 150, including the Docklands stadium and MCG, as well as locations in Cohuna, Bendigo and Axedale . (more...)
Australia's Victoria state says next 24 hours critical as COVID cluster grows Australia's Victoria state says next 24 hours critical as COVID cluster grows
- May 27, 2021

The AFL is yet to finalise its re-jigged plans for the match. Port Adelaide players and staff that travelled to Melbourne last weekend have returned negative COVID-19 tests and were cleared to return to training, the club confirmed on Thursday. (more...)