North America

6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Hawaii, no tsunami threat, no impact to Kilauea Volcano

By Alfred AcenasEBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded an offshore magnitude-6.2 earthquake southwest of Hawaii’s Big Island on Sunday, October 10, at 11:48am, Hawaii Standard Time. The earthquake was …

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Canadian health care workers say they feel gaslighted by governments

By Thomas I. LiknessEagle News Service (Eagle News) — Some harsh words for governments in Canada from the country’s health care workers. “Our frontline workers are no longer on the brink of exhaustion, they are exhausted,” Canadian Medical Association president …

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#EBCphotography: Colors of Autumn

The Lake – Beautiful autumn colors surround the man-made lake in Central Park, New York City. Rental row boats are available on which one can observe wild birds and plants. (Photo by Emilio Valerio, Eagle News Service) By Emilio ValerioEBC …

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts a second time in less than a year

This image shows fissures that began erupting within Kilauea’s crater shortly after 3:20pm Hawaii time. The fissures opened east of the large island in the center of the lava lake that was active from December 2020 until May 2021. Fissures …

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Staff at ICUs in Edmonton hospitals receiving harassing phone calls

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — Alberta Health Services says doctors and staff in some Edmonton are receiving harassing phone calls to their units. The calls question patient numbers and capacity, AHS said Wednesday on Twitter. “It …

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Canadian Medical Association calls for lockdowns in two western Canadian provinces

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — The western Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan should implement lockdowns immediately as the fourth wave of COVID-19 rages through the region, the Canadian Medical Association said Wednesday. “We are now …

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Alberta government says no further measures needed right now to stem surge of COVID-19

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Alberta government has rejected the advice of critical care doctors in the western Canadian province who are calling for a ‘fire break’ lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. With …

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Alberta doctors pleading with province to implement a “fire break” lockdown

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — Two high profile doctors have written Alberta’s new health minister telling him it is critical that he take action immediately to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. James Talbot, a former …

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Two Canadian businessmen detained in China for more than 1,000 days have been released

By: Thomas I. LiknessEBC News Service (Eagle News) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says two Canadian businessmen arrested in China nearly three years ago are on their way back to Canada. “These two men have gone through an unbelievably difficult …

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US, South Korea host historic joint ceremony to repatriate remains of Korean War fallen heroes

Delegates from the US and South Korea during the historic joint repatriation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on September 22, 2021. (Photo courtesy US Department of Defense) By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau PEARL HARBOR (Eagle News) – The …

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US stops using horses in border migrant operations

(AFP) — The US Border Patrol halted using horses in migrant operations around Del Rio, Texas, the White House said Thursday, after embarrassing photographs suggested mistreatment of Haitian border-crossers. Homeland Security Secretary  Alejandro Mayorkas “conveyed to civil rights leaders earlier …

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US envoy to Haiti resigns, slams migrant deportations

By Amelie BaronAgence France-Presse (AFP) — The US special envoy to Haiti resigned Thursday two months after his appointment, denouncing the Biden administration’s deportation of Haitian migrants from the US-Mexico border back to their poverty-stricken homeland.  “I will not be …

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