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Haiti: Gang leader threatens to kill American missionary hostages if he doesn’t get $17 million

The leader of the gang that kidnapped 17 US and Canadian missionaries in Haiti has threatened to kill them if he doesn’t get what he wants, according to a video released on Thursday. The video appears to show Wilson Joseph, who goes by the alias Lanmò Sanjou, or Death Without Days speaking at a funeral […]

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North America’s oldest polar bear in human care euthanized due to old age, she was 36

The oldest polar bear in human care in North America died Friday, according to the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin. Snow Lilly “was humanely euthanized yesterday due to declining health,” the zoo announced Saturday on Facebook. She was 36 years old. The median life expectancy for a polar in human care is 23.4 years, according […]

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Northern Hemisphere wildfires release record amount of carbon emissions

The amount of carbon emitted from severe wildfires that tore across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer broke records, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service published Tuesday. Intense blazes, including fires in hotspots in the Mediterranean, North America and Siberia, let off more than 2.7 billion metric tons […]

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Covid-19 pandemic boosts hair wigs and extension market, North America dominates

The global hair wigs and extensions market is worth over $5.8 billion and it is projected to reach $13 billion by the end of 2026 with an annual growth rate of 13%. China leads as the supplier when it comes to human hair wigs and extensions and it is North America that dominates the global […]

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North America heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change, study finds

The heat wave scorching North America — Canada and the United States — at the end of June was “virtually impossible” without climate change, say scientists. In their study, the team of researchers says that the deadly heatwave was a one-in-a-1,000-year event. But this is become more common as the world heats up due to […]

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Indigenous nation in Canada finds 751 unmarked graves at former residential school in Saskatchewan

An indigenous nation in Canada found 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan. The Cowessess First Nation said the discovery was “the most significantly substantial to date in Canada”. It comes weeks after the remains of 215 children were found at a similar residential school in British Columbia. “This […]

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Coke Energy: Coca-Cola discontinues another soda brand in North America

Coca-Cola discontinued another soda brand – Coke Energy. The hybrid drink is being discontinued in North America, just over a year after it launched. Coke Energy hit shelves in January 2020, a few months before coronavirus began spreading across the region. However, the pandemic altered the beverage giant’s business strategy and in a statement Coke […]

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Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to deploy troops at borders to slow down migration

Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala have agreed to deploy troops at their borders to slow down the movement of migrants trying to get into the United States, a Biden administration official said on Monday. “We’ve secured agreements for them to put more troops on their own border,” Tyler Moran, a special assistant to President Joe Biden […]

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Mexico’s Covid-19 deaths 60% higher than previously reported

Mexico has published revised figures indicating that the number of deaths caused by coronavirus is 60% higher than previously reported. More than 321,000 people are now believed to have died from Covid-19 in the country. The revised toll places Mexico with the second highest number of Covid-related deaths in the world, after the US. President […]

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Suez Canal crisis threatens to disrupt European and American retail supply

The stranded ship container blocking the Suez Canal threatens to make it even more difficult for European and U.S. retailers to keep products in stock during the coronavirus pandemic. The Suez Canal crisis is the latest crisis to strike the global supply chain that was upended when coronavirus shutdowns spurred house-bound consumers to upgrade appliances, sofas, […]

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Gunmen storm Mexican drug rehab center, 24 killed

On Wednesday, gunmen killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato. The attack occurred in the north-central state of Guanajuato. At least seven people who were shot were seriously injured. No motive was given in the attack, but Governor Diego Sinhue said drug gangs appeared to have been […]

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Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest: World Health Organization

The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst hit countries in the world. The disease was “highly active” in Central and South America, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan […]