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Toronto Raptors Introduce Branded Hijabs
by Mariel Padilla on 2019-09-16 at 01:00
The hijabs were inspired by a group based in Toronto that promotes Muslim women in sports.
The Displaced: When 40,000 desperate Venezuelans hit a tiny island
on 2019-09-15 at 23:06
Four million Venezuelans have now fled their country – but can some of them build a new life in the Caribbean?
New storm hits Bahamas two weeks after Hurricane Dorian
on 2019-09-14 at 23:28
More than 1,000 people are still missing following the hurricane two weeks ago.
Battling for survival on the frontier of climate change
on 2019-09-14 at 23:23
How farmers in Jamaica are using smart technology to cope with more unpredictable weather patterns.
Mexico Jalisco: Forensics identify 44 bodies in well
on 2019-09-14 at 22:24
The corpses were found among 119 black bags containing human remains.
A Family’s Dedication to Beef Lives On at Don Julio in Buenos Aires
by Peter Kaminsky on 2019-09-14 at 21:59
The owner, Pablo Rivero, shepherded the restaurant from its beginnings as a mom-and-pop restaurant to its current perch as the top steakhouse in Argentina.
Bahamas Is Spared as Tropical Storm Humberto Moves Away
by Rachel Knowles and Kirk Semple on 2019-09-14 at 21:18
The Bahamas had been bracing for a possible direct hit, but heavy rain appeared to be the worst of a new storm’s impact.
Top Canadian Intelligence Official Charged With Leaking Secrets
by Ian Austen on 2019-09-14 at 20:31
Cameron Ortis, a senior official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s intelligence unit, faces three charges under a 2012 security of information law.
Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden’s son
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-09-14 at 16:01
US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
What Will It Take to Get Your Vote in October?
by Ian Austen on 2019-09-14 at 12:29
Canadian election campaigns have shifted public opinion in recent years. We want to know what it will take to get your vote on Oct. 21.
US and Brazil agree to Amazon development
on 2019-09-14 at 06:57
Brazil’s foreign minister also hit back at criticism over Brazil’s handling of the Amazon fires.
New Potential Tropical Storm Threatens Bahamas
by Daniel Victor and Rachel Knowles on 2019-09-14 at 00:30
A weather system could bring up to six inches of rain and prompt flooding in an area already battered by Hurricane Dorian.
Bahamas says undocumented Haitians are safe, for now
by Frances Robles and Rachel Knowles on 2019-09-13 at 22:09
More than 2,000 people evacuated to Nassau from ravaged islands, almost all Haitian, are in shelters with nowhere to go. ‘Some dogs are living better.&rsquo
Cruise Ships, Long Contentious in Bahamas, Offer Lifeline After Dorian
by Frances Robles on 2019-09-13 at 21:49
After the Category 5 hurricane, companies that often have a difficult relationship with the Bahamas have stepped in to help with relief. But is it enough to repair their image?
Deadly Fires Stun Rio: A Boys Soccer Dorm, a Storied Museum, and Now a Hospital
by Ernesto Londoño on 2019-09-13 at 17:37
At least 11 patients were killed in a fire at a Rio de Janeiro hospital, once again raising questions about hazardous building conditions in the city.
Brazil: Fire at Rio’s Badim hospital kills 11
on 2019-09-13 at 13:47
Patients – including some in intensive care – were evacuated overnight as smoke filled the building.
Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump
by Nelson D. Schwartz on 2019-09-13 at 13:45
Tens of thousands of workers in and around the capital were here legally because of adversity in their homeland. Now they are fighting to stay.
Hitting the brakes on vaping in the United States
by FRANCE24 on 2019-09-13 at 13:14
Hitting the brakes on vaping in the United States
Frontrunners in third US Democratic debate spar over healthcare
by FRANCE24 on 2019-09-13 at 07:18
Frontrunners in third US Democratic debate spar over healthcar
Argentine lawmakers approve emergency food bill amid economic crisis
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-09-13 at 06:27
Argentine lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a draft emergency food law to free up resources for social programs amid a worsening economic crisis.
Frontrunners in third US Democratic debate spar over healthcare, yet stress importance of unity
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-09-13 at 03:21
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders – the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic nomination – clashed over the best way to expand healthcare coverage for Americans during Thursday’s debate.
‘This Takes Away All Hope’: Rule Bars Most Applicants for Asylum in U.S.
by Azam Ahmed and Paulina Villegas on 2019-09-13 at 00:33
The new rule will likely place many more migrants in danger as they debate whether to remain in Mexico as asylum seekers, try their luck in an increasingly hostile United States or return home.
Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land
on 2019-09-12 at 23:20
Rival indigenous groups say they have a common enemy: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro and his policies.