Day: April 14, 2019

Red Cross breaks years of silence to appeal for information on abducted workers

April 14, 2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed on Sunday for information on the whereabouts of three employees abducted in Syria more than five years ago and last known to have been held by the Islamic State (ISIS). Breaking its silence on the case, the aid agency identified the three workers as Louisa Akavi, […]

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1 man dead, another person injured after shooting at church in Salmon Arm, B.C.

April 14, 2019

One man is dead, another person is in hospital and a suspect is in police custody after a shooting at a small church in Salmon Arm, B.C., on Sunday. This undated photo from the Salmon Arm Church of Christ website shows Gordon Parmenter with his wife Peggy. (Salmon Arm Church of Christ) Family members have confirmed that […]

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One person in hospital after possible shooting at B.C. church

April 14, 2019

B.C. Emergency Health Services confirm one person was airlifted to hospital after a possible shooting in Salmon Arm Sunday morning. BCEHS confirms they received a call just after 10:30 a.m. and and responded to a scene near Salmon Arm Church of Christ. Two people were hurt in the incident and BCEHS sent two ground ambulances and an […]

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Anger mounts as Kashechewan First Nation declares state of emergency due to flooding

April 14, 2019

Frustration with the federal government is mounting as Kashechewan First Nations, a northern Ontario community that routinely floods every year, declares a state of emergency and prepares to evacuate. Kashechewan is a Cree community on the James Bay coast and every spring its residents must leave temporarily to escape the floodwaters of the Albany River. About […]

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Trump removes Twitter video accusing Rep. Ilhan Omar of dismissing 9/11 attacks

April 14, 2019

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. […]

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Tiger Woods ends 13-year Masters title drought

April 14, 2019

Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience at Augusta National that watched memories turn into reality. Woods had gone nearly 11 years since he won […]

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Sudanese protesters demand ‘immediate’ move to civilian rule

April 14, 2019

Organizers of the protests in Sudan that forced long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from office are holding a second day of talks Sunday with the ruling military council, after calling on the military to “immediately and unconditionally” hand power to a transitional civilian government that would rule for four years. Omer el-Digair, leader of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party, […]

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Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 despite desire for vaccinations

April 14, 2019

Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor. As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history and cases soar well beyond 115,000, there is poor […]

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Shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security Top This Week’s Internet News

April 14, 2019

Last week was the kind of week where we saw a black hole for the first time, former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti got hit with 36 charges of tax dodging, perjury, and theft, the National Enquirer maybe went up for sale, and Benjamin Netanyahu won a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister. If you’re […]

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Uber Hails a Ride to Wall Street, and More Car News This Week

April 14, 2019

They’re growing up now! Uber, once the enfant terrible of the tech industry, put on its big kid pants and publicly filed for IPO this week, attempting to prove, once and for all, that it’s got its crap together. Its filing reveals a sprawling company that’s made strides since ex-CEO Travis Kalanick was dropping Boober […]

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