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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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Cyanide killed 6 foreigners in Bangkok hotel, including suspect, Thai police say

Preliminary autopsy results showed traces of cyanide in the blood of six Vietnamese and American guests at a luxury hotel in central Bangkok, one of whom allegedly poisoned the others over a bad investment, Thai authorities said Wednesday. The bodies were found Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, a striking building at a central intersection in the capital city …

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Nearly 3 in 4 babies live in areas where low vaccination rates cause measles outbreaks: UN

More children were left out of crucial vaccination campaigns against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough last year as rising conflicts around the world hampered the delivery of life-saving vaccines, especially in conflict-torn regions, the United Nations said Monday. The UN estimates that around 14.5 million children worldwide were not vaccinated in 2023, compared to 13.9 million a …

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In do-or-die mode, Biden does neither

Joe Biden’s foreign allies left town on Thursday. His allies at home, meanwhile, joined in the political assassination. Plagued by a domestic political crisis, the beleaguered US president held a rare, unscripted and free press conference to conclude this week’s NATO summit. The event, broadcast live on television, was a defining moment for Biden’s campaign, as many Democrats weigh whether …

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British police track down suspect in crossbow murder of BBC presenter’s wife and daughters

British police said Wednesday they have found the man suspected of using a crossbow to kill the wife and two daughters of a BBC radio commentator near London. The suspect is receiving medical treatment for his injuries. Hertfordshire Police said in a statement that 26-year-old Kyle Clifford was found in the Enfield area of ​​north London. The BBC has confirmed …

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Black man dies after being held by Milwaukee hotel guards

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details. Police are investigating the death of Dvontaye Mitchell, a black man who died last month after being pushed to the ground by security guards at a Milwaukee hotel. Mitchell’s death has been compared to the killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in 2020 after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt …

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Investigation into man killed over bag of chips in Don Jail begins

An inquest opened Monday into the death of a man who was murdered in a Toronto jail over a bag of chips, with the jury hearing that protections for prisoners may have been inadequate. It’s been nearly 15 years since Jeffrey Munro, 32, a man who struggled with mental illness and addiction, died in the Don Jail. He was attacked …

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Advocates criticize the time it took to confirm that a mother and two children from Harrow, Ontario, died from intimate partner violence

WARNING: This story contains discussions of intimate partner violence and suicide. Advocates working to raise awareness about domestic violence say they are devastated to learn that the deaths of a family in their Harrow, Ontario, home last month were the result of intimate partner violence. On Saturday, police confirmed that Carly Walsh and her two children were fatally shot and …

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British Prime Minister Starmer says Rwanda deportation plan ‘dead and buried’

British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said on Saturday, his first full day in office, that he would scrap a controversial Conservative policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda. He promised to initiate change but warned that this would take time. “The Rwanda plan was dead and buried before it started,” Starmer said at his first press conference. “It never worked …

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This 75-Year-Old Took a Dive in the Seine. But Is It Ready for Olympic Athletes?

As it happens6:05American swimmer takes dip in Seine River despite concerns about its beauty Despite the poor water quality of the Seine River and angry Parisians threatening to defecate in the river in preparation for the Olympics, Joel Stratte-McClure decided this was the ideal spot for a Fourth of July swim. “[It was] “Lovely warm, a little cloudy,” said Stratte-McClure, …

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