Vulnerable Haitian men, women and children on the move in the Americas, should not be expelled from countries where they have found shelter, UN agencies said in a protection appeal on Thursday. Read the full story, “Comprehensive support needed for Haitians facing expulsion in Americas”, on globalissues.org →
With just one month left until the COP26 climate change conference, countries must do more to reduce emissions, finance climate action and support mitigation, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the final official ministerial meeting in Milan, Italy, on Thursday. Read the full story, “Climate action: ‘Time is running out’, UN chief tells ministers”, on globalissues.org →
An “urgent” international response is needed to prevent the crisis in Myanmar from becoming a “catastrophe” in the heart of Southeast Asia and beyond, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned. In a report sent to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the UN chief also said he feared that the military’s grip on power would become increasingly… Continue reading ‘Urgent’ international response needed in Myanmar: UN chief
A new Iraqi law to support Yazidi women survivors of crimes committed by ISIL terrorists, represents “a watershed moment” in addressing the wrongs committed against them and other minority groups, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict told an event on Thursday, highlighting the need for effective reparations. Read the full story, “Iraq: ‘Moral obligation’ to ensure justice for Yazidi and other survivors of ISIL crimes”, on globalissues.org →
The UN Secretary-General on Thursday recognized the “remarkable achievements and resilience of the Sudanese people, and its transitional government” since the overthrow of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, as they “chart a new future together.” Read the full story, “UN Chief commends ‘remarkable achievements’ in Sudan”, on globalissues.org →
Secretary-General António Guterres voiced his shock on Thursday after the Ethiopian Government declared seven UN staff persona non grata, ordering them to leave the country within 72 hours. Read the full story, “Ethiopia: 7 UN officials told to leave country within 72 hours”, on globalissues.org →
Growing polarization and intolerance are fuelling a rise in hate speech worldwide, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, in remarks to the opening of an online forum to counter this “global firestorm” through the power of education. Read the full story, “Education a ‘powerful tool’ to counter hate speech, UN chief tells online forum”, on globalissues.org →
Ecuador’s overcrowded prisons have become battlegrounds for criminal gangs increasingly linked to Mexican drug cartels.
The order came after the United Nations blamed the worsening humanitarian crisis in Tigray on Ethiopia’s government and urged it to step up aid deliveries to the region.
The market capped a tumultuous September as inflation fears, slowing growth and rising rates crept up.
Regulators have blocked major technology deals over concerns about foreign influence, but it’s not common for the companies themselves to back out.
North Korea has test-fired a “newly developed” anti-aircraft missile, the latest in a string of recent weapons test launches, state media said Friday.
The Biden administration has maintained a pandemic-era policy enacted under former President Donald Trump to rapidly expel some migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new rules on immigration arrests, directing U.S. officials to focus on detaining and deporting immigrants who pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Many families have arrived at Fort McCoy — one of eight U.S. bases helping to resettle more than 60,000 Afghan evacuees — with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
It’s not just the U.S. coasts experiencing climate change. Communities along the shores of the Great Lakes are seeing it too. Ben Tracy has more for CBS News series Eye on America.
Greg Fertuck initially denied being at the gravel pit the day Sheree disappeared, but he later said he drove there to pick up gravel for his backyard.
Lethbridge’s chief of police issued an apology on Thursday after a social media post made by the service this week, as well as a subsequent comment, were not well-received.
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation has announced plans to search the grounds of the former Mount Elgin Residential School this fall.
In June, the First Nation announced it had used ground-penetrating radar to discover as many as 751 graves near a residential school site.
Two Métis lawyers say B.C. Child Protection Services is failing to minimize the harm involved in removing Indigenous children from their families and culture.
“These children are our future. They are our future leaders, educators, politicians, they need to know the truth,” said Grade 5 teacher Antonietta Morena.
People who live in the Atikamekw community of Manawan say they want to move forward.
The Coding for Veterans caravan toured Vancouver Island the week of Sept. 27, hoping to recruit new veterans interested in a tech sector career.
When Niki Lundquist’s spouse told her about a special lobster that had arrived at the grocery store where he works last month, she said she knew her family had to act.
Los Angeles gas prices on Thursday hit their highest level of the year as earthquake-related refinery problems continued to keep costs up, according to the Auto Club. The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded (87) gasoline in the L.A.-Long Beach area is currently $4.41, which is a cent higher than last week and… Continue reading L.A.-area gas prices reach highest level yet in 2021
Acquired this offseason, Jones downplayed talk about the idea of the two former dunk champions going at it in the ultimate dunk-off. There’s always a hope for a ‘‘Rocky III’’ ending. Much like Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed did at the end of that movie, perhaps Bulls teammates Derrick Jones Jr. and Zach LaVine will… Continue reading Derrick Jones Jr. vs. Zach LaVine in the ultimate dunk contest? Nope
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times It’s time to wear those rainbow colors again, students and faculty. Because lacrosse coach Amanda Kammes is right where she belongs. About those rainbow colors. They are not confusing. Not in a day when same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, when the biggest city in the culturally moderate Midwest elects a… Continue reading Hold firm, Benet Academy, for LGBTQ rights
Chicago police work the scene where multiple people were shot near the Grand Avenue, Halsted Street, and Milwaukee Avenue intersection, in the West Town neighborhood, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times It was the evening run-hour, and Milwaukee Avenue was crowded with people running errands, leaving work, walking their dogs. In the shadow of… Continue reading Wild afternoon shootout happened on crowded street in the shadow of downtown high-rises: “There was gunpowder in the air.”
Bears rookie nose tackle Khyiris Tonga had five tackles against the Browns last week. Tonga is playing in place of injured starter Eddie Goldman. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times With nose tackle Eddie Goldman practicing Thursday and possibly playing Sunday against the Lions, Tonga still could figure in the rotation. “He’s getting better every week,” Bears defensive… Continue reading Bears notebook: Rookie Khyiris Tonga turning heads
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times A new Cook County report details how revenue collected from Cook County’s hundreds of tax increment financing districts rose 11.6% for the 2020 tax year. Cook County’s tax increment financing districts sites will collect almost $1.5 billion in revenue for the 2020 tax year, even as 14 of those districts were eliminated,… Continue reading Cook County TIF districts’ 2020 tax tally: $1.5 billion
El 22 de septiembre, migrantes de Haití cruzan el Río Bravo desde Del Rio, Texas, para regresar a Ciudad Acuña y evitar una posible deportación. | AP El gobierno debe definir a quién permitirá solicitar asilo y aplicar esa política sin discriminación a nadie. Read in English Hoy en día, el campamento fronterizo improvisado para… Continue reading Columna: Estados Unidos debe aclarar su política de asilo
Matt Nagy coaches in the Bears’ opener. | Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The Collaborative Coach — trademark pending — is at it again. Matt Nagy doesn’t want to explain what he’s doing differently in the wake of Sunday’s offensive embarrassment. But we do know one thing he did Tuesday when crafting this week’s game… Continue reading More collaboration? Matt Nagy asked players for offensive suggestions
Free admission days are back at the Brookfield Zoo this fall, with the first starting next week. Brookfield Zoo will hold 10 sets of free days from October through December where admission to the ground will be free of charge, though parking fees will still apply, according to their website. These are the upcoming free… Continue reading Brookfield Zoo Fall Free Days Schedule Released, Starts Next Week
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just as fast as case numbers and hospitalizations shot up in Austin-Travis County, they’ve come plummeting back down. Within just the last month, ICU numbers dropped below capacity and hospital admissions went down enough to give health leaders the confidence to shift the area to Stage 4 COVID-19 risk-based guidelines. As of… Continue reading Austin-Travis County is nearing threshold for Stage 3 guidelines. Will ACL change that?
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Firefighters with the Austin Fire Department are responding to a blaze in east Austin Thursday afternoon. TOP STORIES | Truck leaking propane leads to Lakeway evacuations, shelter-in-place orders The fire is taking place at 6909 Wentworth Drive, which is near the Travis County Expo Center. Google Maps shows the address is in… Continue reading Fire breaks out in east Austin near Travis County Expo Center
World leaders must choose between saving the world or condemning “humanity to a hellish future”, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday at a preparatory meeting for a key climate summit next month.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that the alleged taking of prisoners for political purposes was “totally unacceptable” after China released two Canadians jailed for nearly three…
A group of current and former Blue Origin employees on Thursday accused Jeff Bezos’ space company of having a “toxic” work culture with rampant sexual harassment and a pattern of decision-making that…
US lawmakers Thursday demanded pledges from Facebook to address escalating worries over its platforms’ impact on teens’ mental health, but a top executive instead offered assurances the sites are…
A post-Brexit rule banning the use of identification cards from the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) to enter Britain comes into force from Friday, the UK government said.
Brazilian football legend Pele was released from a month-long hospital stay Thursday after having surgery for a colon tumor, but will continue undergoing chemotherapy, his medical team said.
North Korea says it has test-fired an anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons launches this month
Mexican prosecutors say four dead men have been found in a stolen car in the city of Iguala, in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero
North Korea says it has test-fired an anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons launches this month
Nearly half a million people in the UK could have to decide between paying their energy bill or food as natural gas prices soar.
The Canadian Armed Forces, which has long struggled to boost the number of women in its ranks, hopes to have them represent one-quarter of members by 2026.
The banner, and the Calgary fire crews who held it, were blessed by Siksika Elder Clarence Wolfleg, in a smudging ceremony ahead of the city’s event.
Clad in orange, next to sidewalks lined with supporters, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation marched to the site of the former St. Paul’s Residential School in North Vancouver.
The day was being widely recognized at several universities, through online presentations and special acknowledgments, leading up to and after Sept. 30.