A bus plummeted into a canal in Madhya Pradesh, India, killing 51 people. The bus driver was detained after he fled from the accident site. Nearly 600 personnel, including the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force and local authorities, are engaged in the rescue operation.
US court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay US$2.1 billion for baby powder, which causes ovarian cancer. The pharmaceutical giant will continue to sell its product outside Canada and the US.
This week, early risers in Alberta and Saskatchewan most likely caught a bright shiny ball of light across the sky heading down to earth. University of Alberta professor, Dr. Chris Herd, said it was likely a meteor.
The US carried out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia in Syria, killing at least one fighter and wounding several others. According to officials, this was a response from President Biden’s administration to show that it will act tough.
The Dutch government was asked to reverse its COVID-19 curfew after The Hague court ruled that the curfew infringes on people’s rights and has no legal grounds.
One third of the world’s fresh water fish population is in catastrophic decline, and in danger of extinction. The situation is threatening the health, food security and livelihood of millions of people around the world. Eighty freshwater species have been declared extinct with sixteen species going extinct in 2020.
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Golf star Tiger Woods will not face any charges following his car crash earlier this week after investigators determined it was an accident.
US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order to form a “China-free” technology supply chain with other nations, including Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. Will this move reverse China’s fortunes and change the global power dynamics?
According to the TRREB, the average price of a house in Toronto has hit a new high of $996,000. Real estate prices have been rising unchecked, even in the pandemic when hundreds of thousands of people have lost jobs.
Large crowds gathered in Myanmar’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw, to attend the funeral of a woman who was killed during a protest against a military coup.
Since January 16, at least 19 people in India have died after receiving Covaxin and Covishield vaccines, some dying as quickly as in a few hours. However, the government has denied any connection between the vaccines and deaths.
Israel passed a law allowing the government to share the identities of people who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Passing the law, officials asked, “Is privacy more important than life itself?”
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed in a meeting with executives last week that the company has acquired about 100 companies in the previous six years, which is equivalent to one every three to four weeks.
In a Phase 1 vaccination plan, Toronto will be vaccinating the homeless population, which faces the highest risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus in the shelter system. The vaccines, however, are still undergoing trial across the world.
A report states that since the pandemic, hate crimes in Vancouver have spiked by 97% overall. Anti-Asian hate crimes had also increased by a staggering 717% in 2020
The deadly snowstorm that swept through Texas earlier this month left some residents with thousands of dollars worth of bills for gas and hydro. The mayor of Houston says the state should pay these bills.
After a long battle with the new media laws in Australia, Facebook has finally agreed to pay for journalism and will lift its ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform.
An Ontario quarantine screening officer has been charged with extortion and sexual assault after he demanded cash from a woman in her home before sexually assaulting her.