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January 17, 2018 12:37 AM Yellow fever risk in all of Sao Paulo state, WHO says

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL—The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the list. But Brazil’s Health Ministry said in a statement that it was not changing its own recently updated 12

January 16, 2018 6:19 PM ‘My game feels good’: Canadian Mike Weir returns to PGA Tour after worldwide swing

The 47-year-old golfer will return to the PGA Tour for the first time since last year’s RBC Canadian Open. After spending the last year playing golf in such places as Italy, Morocco, Fiji, Australia, and South Africa, Canadian Mike Weir returns to the PGA Tour this week for the first time since last year’s RBC Canadian Open. Weir, of Brights Grove, Ont., is a past champion 11

January 14, 2018 2:19 PM ‘No hope’ for 29 missing sailors as burning oil tanker sinks off coast of China

The ship had been burning for days after a collision with another ship in the East China Sea. TEHRAN, IRAN—A burning Iranian tanker listing for days off the coast of China after a collision with another vessel sank Sunday, with an Iranian official saying there was “no hope” of survival for the 29 missing sailors onboard. State TV quoted Mahmoud Rastad 10

January 8, 2018 6:18 PM 64 migrants feared dead after traffickers’ overcrowded boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea: UN

Since trafficking dinghies are often crammed with far more than 100 migrants, fears quickly arose that dozens more could be missing in the sinking. UN officials said Monday that accounts from survivors bore out those fears. ROME—As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned 11

January 8, 2018 5:44 PM China says Iranian oil tanker still burning, at risk of exploding after collision

HONG KONG—Rescuers were searching Monday for crewmen missing from an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with another ship off China’s coast, leaving the tanker in flames and at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese authorities said. The Panamanian-flagged tanker, the Sanchi, collided with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, around 14

January 7, 2018 2:48 PM Crew of 32 missing after oil tanker and freighter collide off China coast

The oil tanker caught fire after the collision off China’s east coast, leaving the ship’s entire crew missing. BEIJING—An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east coast, leaving the tanker’s entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. Chinese authorities dispatched 13

January 4, 2018 6:23 PM Trump administration moves to vastly expand offshore drilling: sources

The plan could open new areas of oil and gas exploration off the East Coast in places from Georgia to Maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades. WASHINGTON—Sources say the Trump administration is moving to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans, including opening up federal waters off the coast of California for the first 9

January 3, 2018 11:55 PM Let’s get mistakable: Tab magazines confuse Manitoba man for missing boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John

Several tabloids named a man in the photos as Patrick McDermott, a 48-year-old cameraman presumed drowned in California in 2005, after an Australian tabloid published a story claiming exclusive proof that McDermott was alive and living in Sayulita, Mexico. BRANDON, MAN.—Wes Stobbe had never read a gossip tabloid beyond glances in the grocery checkout 14

December 22, 2017 11:30 AM These latest books are perfect for the holidays

A few Christmas treats worth opening up and savouring We all have our feelings about Christmas, but what we actually know about the event is a hodgepodge of legend and cultural appropriation, gaily wrapped in nostalgia. In her biography, British social historian Judith Flanders takes us from the celebration’s earliest iteration, the pre-Christian Roman 17

December 12, 2017 6:30 AM New Zealand space launch cancelled due to engine glitch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. The command to abort came two seconds after the engine of the Rocket Lab Electron rocket fired on its launch pad at Mahia Peninsula on North Island's east coast. There was no immediate explanation 16