Palestinians report deadly Israeli airstrikes as U.S. urges humanitarian pause

The U.S. is trying to persuade Israel to take a humanitarian pause from airstrikes on Gaza, where Palestinians reported on Saturday that there were multiple fatalities across the besieged enclave.

Thanks to new advancements in precision medicine, patients with advanced-stage cancers now have a better chance than ever before at surviving, experts say.Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a high-profile former judge embroiled in a controversy surrounding her claims to Indigenous identity, has been removed from the Order of Canada at her own request.The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt was closed Saturday, federal government officials confirmed, as hundreds of Canadians and their families seek to leave the besieged Palestinian territory.Protesters voicing support for residents of the Gaza Strip gathered at rallies in more than two dozen cities across Canada on Saturday, calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict after war broke out last month.Federal Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault says he is against any attempt by the Alberta government to leave the Canada Pension Plan.As police forces in major Canadian cities report a dramatic spike in antisemitic and Islamophobic hate crimes in recent weeks — a surge correlated with the Israel-Hamas war — synagogues and mosques throughout the country are amping up security measures to protect their communities.Some 65,000 teachers in Quebec will begin their indefinite general strike on Nov. 23 as their unions decry “suffering” among staff and “incomprehension” in government.US$40M lawsuit filed by Virginia teacher who was shot by 6-year-old student can move forward, judge rules
The $40 million lawsuit filed by Newport News teacher Abigail Zwerner against the school board and administrators after she was shot by a 6-year-old student in a classroom earlier this year can move forward, a Virginia judge ruled Friday.Sophee Langerman was on her way to a bicycle safety rally in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in June when a car turning right rolled through a red light and slammed into her bike, which she was walking off the curb and into the crosswalk.The airport in the northern German city of Hamburg was closed to passengers, and flights were cancelled Saturday night after a vehicle broke through security and entered the premises, German news agency dpa reported.With pointed disdain for the West, Russia on Saturday unveiled a sprawling exposition highlighting the nation’s accomplishments, which will run through the months leading to the presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is widely expected to seek a new term.Survivors of a strong earthquake that shook Nepal’s northwest in the middle of the night described sudden shaking followed by houses collapsing and burying entire families, as the death toll rose to 157 on Saturday.Ukraine’s newly appointed head of defence industry says he is working tirelessly to ramp up local arms production and wants to turn the country into a weapons production hub for the West.’Liberals fight for every seat that we get,’ Alberta minister says following backlash to Hutchings’ carbon policy comments
In the wake of a cabinet minister’s controversial claim that people in the Prairies should elect more Liberals if they want to secure carve-outs in federal carbon policy, Employment Minister and Alberta MP Randy Boissonnault insists that ‘Liberals fight for every seat that (they) get.’Canadians in the Gaza Strip could leave via Egypt in a matter of days and potentially as soon as Sunday, recent communications from Global Affairs Canada suggest.Federal Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault says he is against any attempt by the Alberta government to leave the Canada Pension Plan.’We will conquer cancer in our lifetime’: Cancer patient finds hope in advanced precision medicine
Thanks to new advancements in precision medicine, patients with advanced-stage cancers now have a better chance than ever before at surviving, experts say.A proposed class action lawsuit alleges the makers of Ozempic failed to adequately describe potential side effects such as intense vomiting and painful gallstones.The price of vaping products is set to rise in Ontario, with the province planning to add a tax as a way to reduce the prevalence of vaping, particularly among young people.Sunak says agreements at UK summit tip the balance in favor of humanity in fight against AI threats
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday that achievements at the first international AI Safety Summit would “tip the balance in favor of humanity” in the race to contain the risks from rapid advances in cutting-edge artificial intelligence.Elon Musk sat down with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a conversation that dove into the dangers and opportunities of artificial intelligence on Thursday, capping off the UK’s inaugural AI Safety Summit.U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak are set to join senior politicians from around the world on Thursday at a U.K. summit focused on containing risks from rapid advances in cutting-edge artificial intelligence.Jason Camlot was chatting with his new boss in the English department of Montreal’s Concordia University in 1999 when he spotted a dusty cardboard box of 80 reel-to-reel tapes in a corner of the department head’s office. And now, Camlot’s discovery has grown into SpokenWeb, a digitized bonanza of thousands of hours of readings and off-the-cuff remarks from Canada’s greatest writers during the time when the nation’s literature was being invented.A stretch of street in Oakland, Calif., was renamed Friday for Tupac Shakur, 27 years after the killing of the hip-hop luminary.Average rental prices in Canada surge to records highs in October 2023: reportA breakdown in contract negotiations has prompted plans by Rogers Communication Inc. to lock out nearly 300 former Shaw technicians on Monday after the union issued a 72-hour notice of workers’ intent to walk off the job.Meta Platforms CEO and mixed martial arts enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg posted on social media Friday that he tore one of his anterior cruciate ligaments, or ACLs, while training for a fight early next year.Milk carton shortage hits school lunchrooms in New York, California and other states, USDA says
The tiny, half-pint cartons of milk served with millions of school lunches nationwide may soon be scarce in some cafeterias, with districts across the country scrambling to find alternatives.Welcome to Mexican ‘muerteadas,’ a traditional parade to portray how death can be as joyful as life
Mexico’s “muerteadas” are part of a festival that stretches for several nights and locals regard as part of their identity. Each celebration differs from one town to another, but most take off at the main church, where participants and musicians sing to honour their local saints.Canada’s Philip Kim won the first-ever Pan American Games gold in men’s breaking on Saturday and qualified for the Olympic Games.The Spanish league has denounced racist abuse targeting Vinicius Junior at last weekend’s “clasico” match between host Barcelona and Real Madrid.Red Bull’s Sergio Perez will start the Brazilian Grand Prix in ninth position after a poor qualifying session amid rain on Friday. But a third-place finish in Saturday’s sun lit sprint race gave him a boost of six points against Hamilton’s two, plus hope that it could all be different on Sunday.Red Bull’s Sergio Perez will start the Brazilian Grand Prix in ninth position after a poor qualifying session amid rain on Friday. But a third-place finish in Saturday’s sun lit sprint race gave him a boost of six points against Hamilton’s two, plus hope that it could all be different on Sunday.Austin Riley has been drawing crowds to the race track for years. But his claim to fame isn’t just being fast on the speedway, he is breaking barriers on the track for those with disabilities.

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