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More Canadian medical-school graduates than ever failed to secure residency

More graduates of Canadian medical schools were shut out of residency placements this year than ever before, meaning the skills of dozens of doctors-in-training could be going to waste while many patients in Canada struggle to find family physicians.<p>The organization that matches medical students …


At least 15 killed in bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small town in Canada's Saskatchewan province mourned Saturday after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.<p>"This is a dark moment for our city, our community, our province," Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench said …

Junior Hockey

Two killed in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster

<b>Two people have been killed in the western German city of Muenster after a van drove into people sitting outside restaurants.</b><p>The driver of the vehicle, who has not yet been officially identified, died after shooting himself at the scene.<p>About 20 people were injured in the incident, six seriously, …


US to seek social media details from all visa applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, vastly expanding the Trump administration's enhanced vetting of potential immigrants and visitors.<p>In documents to be published in …

Social Media

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in Bangladesh's 'no man's land'

<b>Even in no man's land, children know how to play and have fun.</b><p>Between rickety shacks and sewage-contaminated paths, there are children engaged in skipping games or playing with water from hand pumps, while adults sit and chat nearby.<p>But behind their makeshift homes, there's a razor-sharp fence, and …

North Africa

Justin Trudeau apologises for Canada Tsilhqot'in hangings

<b>Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised for the 1864 hanging of a group of indigenous leaders by British colonial authorities.</b><p>Five First Nation chiefs were called to what they thought were peace talks to end a war in what is now British Columbia.<p>Instead, they were tried and hanged …


Humanitarian crisis deepens in DR Congo as President Kabila clings to power

Aid experts say the number of Congolese in need of aid, including food, has doubled over the past year. President Joseph Kabila has refused to leave …

East Timor

Trump's combative call with Mexican president casts shadow over NAFTA talks

U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall is casting a shadow over the contentious NAFTA renegotiations following a combative telephone call that caused Mexico's President to cancel a planned visit to Washington.<p>Mr. Trump's continuing insistence that Mexico pay for a wall along its frontier with …

Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages

BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim …

Asia Pacific

Concern grows within Pentagon about Trump's proposed parade

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is growing concern within the US military about the costs of President Donald Trump's proposed military parade and the disruption it could cause.<p>If Trump insists on a military parade through Washington involving thousands of troops, armored vehicles, missiles and other heavy weapons …


Egyptian opposition figure arrested after claiming there are 'secret' files on government leaders

A senior Egyptian opposition figure has been arrested in Cairo after claiming to know of "secret" files showing that members of the government were involved in violent repression during the 2011 Egyptian revolution., as a pre-election crackdown on politcal dissent continued.<p>Hisham Genena was …

U.S. calls on UN to hold Myanmar accountable for 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as "preposterous" as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi "to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her …

Here’s what Canada got up to while you were sleeping on Day 1 of 2018 Winter Olympics

The first full day of competition got underway Saturday at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea with many events happening overnight. …

Winter Olympics

Donald Trump Wants to Fight the FBI? It’s a Suicide Mission.

Presidents who take on the Bureau rarely win.<p>On Friday, April 27, 1973, a dozen armed FBI agents left their headquarters in the Old Post Office building — today a gilded Trump hotel — and marched up Pennsylvania Avenue. Waving their badges, they walked into the White House.<p>Their orders were to …

Donald Trump

Conditions not safe for Rohingya return to Myanmar: UN

It is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning to Myanmar, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.<p>While many Rohingya want to eventually return to their villages, UNICEF deputy executive director Justin Forsyth …


Migrants Fleeing to Canada Learn Even a Liberal Nation Has Limits

MONTREAL — After fleeing to Montreal from Long Island, Marlise Beauville felt, she said, as if she had reached the Promised Land.<p>She entered the country last summer without immigration papers, yet received a work permit, a monthly stipend of 600 Canadian dollars, or $480, free health care and free …


Why Pakistan won't share intelligence with the US

<b>Pakistan's defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has announced that he has suspended intelligence sharing with the US - the latest twist in the US-Pakistan row. But how much does it matter?</b><p>Relations between Washington and Islamabad have been in the spotlight since US President Donald Trump's New …


Nigeria's Benue clashes: Mass burial after farmer-Fulani clashes

<b>A mass burial of more than 70 people is under way in Nigeria's central Benue State.</b><p>Dozens have been killed in conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in three states - Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba - in recent weeks.<p>The Nigerian army says it has deployed special forces to all three …


Somaliland passes first law against rape

<b>For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape.</b><p>In the past, a victim's family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed.<p>Rapists now stand to face at least 30 years in prison.<p>Somaliland declared itself independent from …

World Health Organization
North Africa