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Canada, struggling to control a second wave of coronavirus infections, announces additional stimulus

December 1, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Tuesday that a second wave of the coronavirus was compromising Canada's economic recovery and pledged more than $77 billion more in stimulus.

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

December 1, 2020

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged to a 12-year high in the year between August 2019 and July 2020, according to the country's National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

A Toronto restaurant owner was arrested after allegedly continuing to violate public health orders

November 27, 2020

A Toronto restaurant owner was arrested Thursday after continuing to violate public health orders, officials said.

NASA begins assembling the rocket for Artemis moon mission

November 25, 2020

NASA engineers have begun assembling the massive rocket designed to take the first woman to the moon later this decade as part of the Artemis program.

Mexican authorities uncover 113 bodies in mass grave

November 24, 2020

Mexican authorities have announced the discovery of at least 113 bodies from a mass grave in Jalisco state.

The making of a climate refugee

November 24, 2020

When it rained, people used to see it as a good omen. Now in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, they see the drops falling from the sky with terror.

Native Californians got high on hallucinogens and painted rock art, study finds

November 23, 2020

The first clear evidence that Native Americans consumed hallucinogenic plants at rock art sites has been found in the Pinwheel Cave in Southern California, according to new research.

Toronto begins a four-week lockdown -- its second of the pandemic -- as Covid-19 cases surge

November 23, 2020

People lined up for groceries in Toronto this weekend as a shutdown loomed for Canada's largest city -- the second time since the pandemic began.

Targeted for abuse: With borders closed, women fleeing Venezuela face additional threats

November 22, 2020

If Gabriela Ochoa had known what would happen to her down by the Táchira River that divides Venezuela and Colombia, she never would have crossed.

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