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Canada's third wave on track to become its worst yet as hospitalizations spike

April 9, 2021

Canada's third wave of the pandemic is now more serious than the previous two, as hospitalizations and critical care admissions spike and the vaccine rollout is unlikely to change things over the next few weeks.

Volcano erupts on Caribbean island of St. Vincent, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air

April 9, 2021

A volcano on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean erupted, authorities reported Friday, sending ash plumes 20,000 feet into the air.

Analysis: Don't be misled by good news in some nations. The pandemic is worse than ever elsewhere

April 9, 2021

There's light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel in the US and UK. Israel may be already out the other side, while Australia and New Zealand never left daylight. But everywhere else, the pandemic is worse than ever, with the virus scything through nations and widespread vaccination still months away.

The election that voters don't want anyone to win

April 9, 2021

"Unfortunately, I have to vote and choose one, but here we can't even choose the least bad because all of them are bad," sighed 30-year-old photographer Abraham Medina, explaining why he's still undecided ahead of Peru's presidential election.

Backlash after mayors marked homes with Covid-19 warning signs in Venezuela

April 9, 2021

Two Venezuelan mayors are in hot water after marking the houses of potential Covid-19 patients with warning signs -- a measure that has been harshly criticized by civil rights NGOs and has prompted an investigation by Venezuela's attorney general.

"I never considered myself White": Thousands of Brazilian politicians changed their race last year

April 9, 2021

Brazil requires electoral candidates to declare their "color/race," picking from among "Black," "White," "Brown," "Yellow," and "Indigenous." A CNN analysis of data published by the Electoral Justice, which organizes elections, shows that one in four candidates who ran for office in a previous election declared a different "color/race" in 2020 from previous such filings.

St. Vincent on red alert for 'imminent' volcanic eruption

April 9, 2021

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on Thursday declared a disaster alert prompted by a change in the eruptive activity at the La Soufrière volcano, according to the country's National Emergency Management Organization.

Caitlyn Jenner getting advice from ex-Trump campaign manager Parscale on possible California governor bid

April 8, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner is getting advice from former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale on how to set up a potential California gubernatorial bid, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

Ontario issues stay-at-home order as hospitalizations spike

April 7, 2021

The province of Ontario, including Canada's most populous city, Toronto, will be under a stay-at-home order for at least four weeks beginning Thursday as a third wave of the pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

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