Wednesday, 22 May 2019

In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

NAYABANS, India (Reuters) – Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other’s shops and went to festivals together. Such interactions no longer happen, many say, because of how polarized the two […]

1 dead, 3 missing after migrant boat capsizes at US-Mexico border

The rubber raft flipped over and all nine of its occupants were swept away in the cold, fast-flowing water. The body of a 10-month-old baby was recovered and three other migrants were feared drowned after their raft capsized near Rio Grande, Texas, as they tried to cross the US-Mexico border. The rubber raft flipped over on […]

Two shells fall in Syria's Aleppo: Syrian TV

CAIRO (Reuters) – Two shells fell in the center of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Syria’s Ikhbariya television said early on Wednesday. No further details were immediately available. (The story corrects the day in first paragraph.) Source: Read Full Article

New Ukrainian President Zelensky calls early parliamentary polls

July 21 vote is widely seen as an attempt to gain momentum and cement power at a high point of new leader’s popularity. Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky called early parliamentary elections for July 21, a controversial move a day after his inauguration. Zelensky, a political novice before running for the presidency earlier this year took office on […]

‘We choose resistance only’ Iran in FIERY response to Donald Trump threats

US President Donald Trump had said yesterday that Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready”. But a defiant President Hassan Rouhani reportedly told Iranians: “Our choice is resistance only.” Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated in recent weeks after the US tightened sanctions with the alleged goal […]

Osoyoos emergency crews cut open roof to remove driver

Emergency crews were called to a vehicle rollover on Anarchist Mountain near Osoyoos on Monday afternoon. The rollover on Highway 3 just before 2 p.m. involved a white BMW SUV, which landed on its side, with crews having to cut open the roof. The single, female occupant was extricated and then taken to hospital. Emergency […]

Ottawa and New Brunswick to provide $2M in funding to combat whale entanglements

Snow crab fishermen in northern New Brunswick are getting more than $2 million over three years to help test technologies aimed at reducing the risks of North Atlantic right whale entanglements in fishing gear. The funding for the Acadian Crabbers Association comes through the $400-million Atlantic Fisheries Fund, which is jointly funded by Ottawa and […]