Sunday, June 16, 2024

Northbound migrant group doubles in size

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala - Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. (Yahoo News)

Ontario Premier declares state of emergency

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in the province, he announced Tuesday morning. “This is a decision that was not made lightly.” (National Post)

22 dead as 6 tornados shred Nashville

At least 22 people have died across central Tennessee as a result of severe storms and at least one tornado that raked Nashville and the region late Monday and early Tuesday, officials said. (CNN)
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‘Unprecedented’: State of emergency in St. John’s

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital shut down on Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city and residents prepared for an intense storm expected to last until Saturday. (Toronto  Sun)

Dozens dead in tourist bus crash in Portugal

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 passengers, a tour guide and the driver, rolled down a steep hillside in a residential area in the coastal town of Canico, after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one house, local mayor Filipe Sousa told cable news channel SIC TV. The victims included 17 women and 11 men. (CBC)

‘A bit mind boggling:’ Montreal streets empty after first curfew in 50 years

Before the 8 p.m. curfew deadline hit and an eerie stillness descended over Canada’s second largest city Saturday night, life was about as normal as it gets during a pandemic. At the Provigo on Sherbrooke St. W. a handful of people lined up to pay for their groceries. Overall the store wasn’t much busier than usual, supervisor Alyssa Maximov said. Nor had there been a run on dry beans. Or toilet paper. (Montreal Gazette)

Australia fires: U.S. aircrew dead in firefighting plane crash

An air tanker has crashed in a fireball while fighting bushfires in Australia, killing the three people on board. Officials lost contact with the C-130 Hercules plane shortly before 13:30 local time (02:30 GMT) on Thursday. The cause of the crash in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales (NSW) state is not yet known. The victims were American residents. (BBC)

Paris cleans up after latest ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital. (CBC)
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    PARIS - France's most violent urban riot in a decade engulfed central Paris on Saturday as "yellow vest" activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (CBC News)

    At least 25 dead, 9 missing, in California boat fire

    A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing as of late Monday night. (CBC)
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