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Canada officially marks first nationwide Emancipation Day

August 1 is now recognised across Canada as Emancipation Day, marking the end of slavery in the British Empire in 1834.After years of campaigning...

Canada: Protesters demand investigation into residential schools

Call comes after over 1,000 unmarked graves found at institutions Indigenous children were forced to attend for decades.Warning: The story below contains details of...

Top US diplomat to meet with Southeast Asian officials next week

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to attend annual meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers, among others, US official says.The United States’ top diplomat will meet...

US seizes tanker used to evade North Korea sanctions

US says 2,734-tonne M/T Courageous was seized in Cambodia after it transferred more than $1.5m worth of oil to a North Korean ship.The United...

Walmart, largest US employer, orders staff to vaccinate

The mandate covers all campus staff as well as market, regional and divisional employees, the retailer said.Walmart Inc., the largest private employer in the...

Canadian priest banned after downplaying residential school abuse

Father Rheal Forest also blamed the media for spreading ‘fake news’ about the physical abuse of Indigenous children.A Catholic priest in Canada has been...

Russian space module mishap knocks ISS out of position

Flight controllers have regained control of the International Space Station (ISS) after it was knocked off course by a newly arrived Russian research module. Thursday’s...

US attorney general tells Texas to overturn immigration order

Merrick Garland said if Texas continues to implement the ground restrictions on migrants, it would lead to legal action.US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday warned Texas Governor Greg...

US GDP grew 6.5 percent in Q2, well below expectations

Supply-chain constraints and labour shortages continue to temper US economic growth. The United States economy grew substantially in the second quarter but still fell short...

Robinhood and the rise of teenage stock investors

It was a fascination with history that led teenager Zachary Cox to stock trading. “I love history and had seen events related to the stock...

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