• U.S. to open border to fully vaccinated travellers starting Nov. 8
    The United States is set to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers starting Nov. 8, and will apply to those travelling by air, land or passenger ferry. Air travellers will need to show proof of vaccination on arrival to the U.S., but will still need to show a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel prior to
  • Facebook whistleblower appears before U.S. Congress
    A former Facebook data scientist brought to the U.S. Congress Tuesday her accusations that the company hid its awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and has been dishonest in its fight against hate and misinformation. Frances Haugen has come forward with a wide-ranging condemnation of Facebook, buttressed with tens of thousands of
  • Scientists estimate the amount of climate disasters that today’s children will face
    Children around the world will face a sharp jump in heat waves, floods and droughts in their lives compared to their grandparents, researchers said on Monday, with teenagers from Nepal to Australia urging leaders not to turn a blind eye. Children will, on average, suffer seven times more heat waves and nearly three times more
  • Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor arrive in Canada after nearly 3-year detention in China
    Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are back on home soil, almost three years after they were first detained in China. The two men landed in Calgary shortly before 8 a.m. ET Saturday aboard a Royal Canadian Air Force Challenger aircraft. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the airport to welcome the two men, who had
  • Schoolteacher’s murder in London renews fears about women’s safety
    British police said on Thursday they had arrested a suspect in the hunt for the assailant who killed a teacher in a London park as she made a five-minute walk from her home to meet a friend at a pub. The case has sparked new concerns for the safety of women walking the city’s streets. Sabina