North America

US health agency reports five confirmed cases of coronavirus

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US health authorities said Sunday there are now five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and more are expected. Nancy Messonnier, head of the respiratory disease section at the Centers for Disease …

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At least one killed, several injured in Seattle mass shooting

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — At least one person was killed and seven others, including a child, were wounded on Wednesday after gunfire broke out in downtown Seattle near a popular tourist area, police and hospital officials said. Police …

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Trump to add a ‘couple of countries’ to US travel ban

DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration was preparing to add a “couple of countries” to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans or severe restrictions on entry to the …

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Virginia pro-gun rally draws crowds amid fears of violence

  By Cyril Julien RICHMOND, VA (AFP) — Hundreds of gun rights supporters began massing outside the Virginia state capitol Monday for a rally under heavy surveillance and a state of emergency declared by authorities fearing violence by far-right groups. …

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Trump backers and critics clash as impeachment trial nears

by Brian KNOWLTON WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump’s defenders and supporters skirmished over the airwaves on Sunday a day after the US president’s legal team dismissed his impeachment trial as unconstitutional and dangerous. Coming two days before Trump’s …

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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Thursday, causing some damage, according to local authorities. The quake struck south of Ciudad Ixtepec, according to the National Seismological Service. “There is …

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Pelosi signs articles of impeachment against Trump, House delivers them to Senate

  WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — Two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump were delivered from the US House to the Senate on Wednesday, setting in motion the trial of the 45th US president. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the …

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Delta jet dumps fuel on California school playground

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A Delta airliner experiencing mechanical trouble on Tuesday dumped jet fuel onto a school playground in the Los Angeles area, leaving 20 students and several adults with minor injuries. Delta Flight 89 took off …

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Trudeau with thousands in Edmonton mourn victims of Iran plane crash

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Across Canada on Sunday, thousands gathered to remember the 57 Canadians who perished when a Ukrainian airliner was shot down in Iran. In the western Canadian city of Edmonton, …

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At least 11 dead as storms sweep through US south

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Severe storms sweeping the southern US killed at least 11 people, authorities said, as tornadoes and high winds upturned cars, destroyed homes and left tens of thousands without power. The storms hit parts of the …

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Anger and grief as Canada remembers Iran plane crash victims

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — Thousands of people attended vigils Sunday in Canada for the 57 Canadian victims of the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran, most of them from the Iranian community. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a memorial in Edmonton …

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VOLLEYBALL: Canada edges Mexico 3-0 in NORCECA Men’s Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers

By: Anthony Sevilla EBC British Columbia Bureau (Eagle News) – This year the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) chose Canada to host its three-day round-robin tournament.  In the first day Canada, the 6th ranked team in the …

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