Vanuatu tribe mourns the death of its fallen ‘god,’ Prince Philip – National

To most, Prince Philip was Queen Elizabeth II’s husband — consort to the head of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom. But the Duke of Edinburgh was something much greater in the eyes of a tribe in Vanuatu, a string of islands off Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. To them, he was […]

‘It’s going to be difficult’: Chretien on Prince Philip death, the road ahead for the Queen – National

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the weight of losing loved ones without being able to grieve normally remains one shouldered by an ever-growing number of Canadians. The death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday brought renewed attention to the fact that for both his family and the public, […]

U.K., Commonwealth countries mark death of Prince Philip with gun salutes – National

Gun salutes across the U.K., in Commonwealth countries and at sea are marking the death of Britain’s Prince Philip on Saturday as military leaders honor the former naval officer and husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Batteries of cannons in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and other cities were set to fire 41 rounds at one-minute […]

Myanmar junta sentences 19 people to death as protest crackdowns continue – National

Nineteen people have been sentenced to death in Myanmar for killing an associate of an army captain, the military owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday, the first such sentences announced in public since a Feb. 1 coup and crackdown on protesters. The report said the killing took place on March 27 in the […]

Prince Philip death: World leaders and celebrities pay tribute – National

In a solemn announcement on Friday morning, Buckingham Palace revealed that Prince Philip had died at age 99. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, along with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were among the first to send condolences to the Royal Family. I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth […]

Myanmar celebrities arrested for backing anti-coup protests as death toll nears 600 – National

Myanmar security forces on Thursday arrested Paing Takhon, a model and actor who had spoken out against the coup, his sister told Reuters, as activists placed shoes filled with flowers in parts of Yangon to commemorate dead protesters. Troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, […]

Bangladesh ferry disaster death toll hits 26

The death toll from a ferry disaster in Bangladesh jumped to 26 on Monday after rescuers pulled the vessel out of the water and found more bodies inside, officials said Monday. The sunken ferry was extracted from the heavily polluted Shitalakshya River in the central district of Narayanganj as hundreds of onlookers and relatives of […]

Myanmar junta targets online critics as anti-coup protest death toll hits 550 – National

Attempts by Myanmar’s military to end dissent are turning to the virtual world with internet blocks and arrest warrants for online critics as big rallies become rare in the face of relentless repression by the security forces. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group said on Saturday the security forces have killed […]

Texas police officers indicted in Black man’s 2019 death while filming TV show – National

Two former Texas sheriff’s deputies were arrested Tuesday on manslaughter charges in the 2019 death of a man whom they shocked with stun guns after a police chase that was filmed by real-time police TV series “Live PD,” authorities said. The charges are the first directly tied to the death of Javier Ambler, a […]

Witness of George Floyd’s death to testify in day 2 of Derek Chauvin’s trial – National

A man who was among onlookers shouting at a Minneapolis police officer to get off George Floyd last May was to continue testifying Tuesday, a day after he described seeing Floyd struggle for air and his eyes rolling back into his head, saying he saw Floyd “slowly fade away … like a fish in […]