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Refugees Flights

A campaign that began with ordinary people donating frequent-flyer miles has raised enough in two months to provide 40,000 flights for refugees from Afghanistan, and organizers and the White House are looking to nearly double that figure.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 10:54 pm
Civil Rights Pioneer Probation

Claudette Colvin, an 82-year-old Black woman who became a civil rights pioneer when she was arrested as a teen for refusing to move to the back of an Alabama bus in 1955, wants to have her records expunged.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 8:30 pm
Brazil Economy

A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 7:11 pm
Wind turbines, Pugwash, NS

A report by the UN Environment Programme found recent announcements by dozens of countries to aim for "net-zero" emissions by 2050 could limit a global temperature rise to 2.2 degrees Celsius (4 F) by the end of the century.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 2:36 pm

Japanese Princess Mako quietly married a non-royal without traditional wedding celebrations Tuesday and said their marriage — delayed three years and opposed by some — "was a necessary choice to live while cherishing our hearts."

Posted: October 26, 2021, 1:40 pm
Orbital Reef

Billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin has unveiled plans to develop a commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" with Boeing, aiming to launch the spacecraft in the second half of this decade.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 1:15 pm
Britain Queen

Queen Elizabeth has cancelled her planned engagement at the UN climate conference, accepting advice from doctors to rest, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 12:09 pm
Stephen Lecce

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says a mandatory vaccination policy would mean pink slips for tens of thousands of educators when Ontario already faces staffing challenges.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 11:23 am

The release of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his wife followed international condemnation of the coup and calls for the military to release all the government officials who were detained when Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan seized power on Monday.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 10:35 am

India is not yet ready to leave coal behind, a critical energy source that provides more than 70 percent of the developing country's power as well as 4 million jobs, even as those in coal-rich states struggle with water scarcity and pollution.

Posted: October 26, 2021, 8:00 am