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Canada: Ottawa declares state of emergency over trucker vaccine mandate protests

The mayor of Canada’s capital Ottawa has declared a state of emergency in response to more than a week of truckers’ protests against Covid restrictions. Jim Watson said the city was “completely out of control”, with demonstrators outnumbering police. He said the protests posed a threat to the safety and security of residents. The truckers […]

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Criminal gangs clash in central Mexico, 16 killed

Sixteen people died in Mexico’s central state of Zacatecas following an apparent violent dispute between criminal gangs, authorities said on Saturday, as the state grapples with a spike in violence. State prosecutor Francisco Murillo said 10 bodies were found wrapped in blankets in the streets of the Fresnillo municipality while another six were “suspended” inside […]

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Two Canadians shot dead at upscale hotel resort in Mexico

At least two Canadians were shot dead and another injured after a dispute among guests at a hotel resort near Cancún, Mexico. Gunfire erupted on Friday at the Hotel Xcaret Mexico in the tourist town of Playa del Carmen, about 70km south of Cancún on the Caribbean coast, local security officials say. The attacker, a […]

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Four people including an infant die in blizzard attempting to cross US-Canada border

Four people, including an infant, have been found dead near the Canada-United States border, after a failed crossing attempt during brutal blizzard conditions. The grim discovery came as officials south of the border announced the arrest of a US man on human smuggling charges. Officers discovered the bodies of a man, woman and baby close […]

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Mexico: 10 bodies found inside car abandoned outside local governor’s office

Two arrests have been made after 10 bodies were found inside a car in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas. The discovery came after the vehicle was left outside a historic local state governor’s office in the middle of a public square. Officials became suspicious of the car, a Mazda SUV, and found the bodies […]

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Mexico: Close to 600 migrants from 12 countries crammed in two tractor-trailers rescued

Close to 600 migrants from 12 countries were found crammed in the back of two tractor-trailers in eastern Mexico, the country’s National Migration Institute (INM) said on Saturday. Majority of the migrants were from the neighboring state of Guatemala. The migrants were “crammed” into the trailers of two trucks, according to the local head of […]

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Mexico: Shooting near Cancún resort leaves two suspected drug dealers dead

A shootout involving rival gangs on a beach near the Mexican resort of Cancún has left two suspected drug dealers dead, prosecutors say. The shooting happened on a beach in Bahia Petempich, Puerto Morelos, the Quintana Roo state attorney general’s office tweeted. “Two of them lost their lives,” it said. People posted on Twitter that […]

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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 […]