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July 15, 2018 10:41 PM Surrey woman alleges racial profiling after being asked for ID at her townhouse complex’s pool

SURREY, B.C.—A Surrey woman says she wants to help educate the public about racism after a member of her townhouse complex’s staff requested her family show ID when they were using the pool. Guerda Henry, who is Black, says she believes the incident at her complex is an episode of racial profiling against her family, adding it was not the first occurrence 7

July 15, 2018 7:17 PM Kamloops, B.C. and surrounding areas may face smoky air due to wildfire

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—As thermometers continue to rise across British Columbia, the provincial environmental ministry has released a special air quality statement for the city of Kamloops and surrounding communities. The statement from the B.C. Ministry of Environment says the area on the north side of the Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke after 7

July 14, 2018 2:38 PM ‘This is a historic day for all of us’: Eritrea’s president visits Ethiopia amid thaw between former rivals

In a speech Saturday evening, Abiy said the countries had agreed to develop together and that Isaias had offered to help “lead this great nation.” He added that “we have finally found our sister nation after many years of hiding,” and he warned those trying to instigate violence inside Ethiopia to stop or “you may lead us to take a path that we don’t 5

July 14, 2018 1:52 PM Six dead after attackers target Somalia’s presidential palace

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—Somali security forces shot dead three extremists wearing soldiers’ uniforms, foiling an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding, police said Saturday. The confrontation came a week after an attack on the nearby interior ministry compound in Mogadishu killed at least nine people, again 7

July 13, 2018 7:37 PM McDonald’s salads linked to intestinal parasite outbreak that left more than 100 ill in the U.S

More than 100 people in the Midwest have been infected by an intestinal parasite in recent weeks that has been tied to the consumption of salads at McDonald’s, health experts announced this week. Public health officials in Illinois and Iowa have reported a spike in cases of cyclosporiasis, with at least 15 infections in Iowa and 90 others in Illinois 9

July 12, 2018 10:20 PM Montreal’s largest library deals with bedbug outbreak

Harold Leavey, who heads the Maheu Ltee. extermination firm, said bedbugs are becoming more common in major cities all over the country — in particular in places where lots of people congregate, such as hospitals or universities. “It’s a problem on the rise in Montreal,” Leavey said. “Pretty much every well-attended public area has bedbug episodes 10

July 12, 2018 6:03 PM Comcast boosts Sky bid to $34 billion, topping Murdoch’s offer

Comcast Corp. increased its takeover bid for Sky Plc to $34 billion US, topping an offer from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. and escalating a global standoff between the media giants. Comcast, the largest U.S. cable company, is now offering 14.75 pounds a share for Sky, valuing Britain’s top pay-TV provider at 26 billion pounds, according to a statement 9

July 12, 2018 5:46 PM Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement. The Agnelli family 9

July 12, 2018 1:20 PM Trump admin reunites 57 of 103 young separated children, but says the rest are ineligible

The Trump administration said early Thursday that officials have reunited 57 of 103 young migrant children with their parents after separations of weeks or months, but would not return another 46 children for reasons that range from concerns about their safety to their parents having been deported. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego had given 7

July 12, 2018 12:31 AM There’s no tally of close calls on Toronto streets. So pedestrians are turning to #NearMissToronto

Abigail Pugh had just dropped her 9-year-old daughter off at school in Dufferin Grove when she witnessed a near miss. A driver didn’t see a boy crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk and slammed on the brakes, narrowly avoiding another headline-making tragedy. The experience spurred Pugh to create the hashtag and ensuing campaign #NearMissToronto. “I just decided 7