Police fire tear gas at protesters angry over officer’s killing of Black Minnesota man – National

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse angry protesters after an officer fatally shot a Black man about 16 km from where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last May, a Reuters witness said. About 100 people, some visibly upset and one carrying a sign demanding “Justice for George Floyd,” confronted police in […]

‘Our staff are being compromised’: Vancouver fire chief joins calls for first responder vaccinations – BC

Days after Surrey’s fire chief warned that public safety could be in jeopardy if COVID-19 cases continue to rise among his members, Vancouver’s fire chief is joining the call to reprioritize first responder vaccines in B.C. Read more: Two Vancouver firefighters test positive for coronavirus, others potentially exposed “Our staff are being compromised,” Vancouver […]

Woman accidentally sets field, swamp on fire while making maple syrup in Minnesota – National

Failure never tasted so smoky-sweet. A Minnesota woman has been blamed for a fire that torched a field and a swamp near the city of Albany, after a mishap involving a firepit and a home recipe for maple syrup. Read more: Teen on TikTok saves boy after watching off-road crash from miles away Kasy […]

Aid workers struggle to reunite Rohingya children separated by deadly fire

Aid workers searched on Wednesday to reunite Rohingya Muslim families separated when a huge fire swept through the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, forcing about 45,000 people from their bamboo and plastic homes. The blaze, the latest and biggest over the past year in the crowded camps in southeast Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, killed […]

Houthi militia confirms 44 migrants killed in a camp fire 

DUBAI:  Iran-backed Houthi militia confirmed Wednesday that they are responsible for causing a fire in a detention center last week that killed at least 44 migrants,  a number disputed by Yemen-based groups. A local rights group said the Houthi militia was “directly and consistently responsible for the killing and injury of approximately 450 mostly Ethiopian […]

Myanmar police open fire on anti-coup protesters ahead of talks with military – National

Myanmar police opened fire to disperse protesters on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighboring countries were due to hold talks with the military in a bid to quell violence and find a way out of the crisis. The talks will come two days after the bloodiest day of unrest since the military […]

Fuel tanker explosion causes massive fire at Afghanistan, Iran border: officials – National

A fuel tanker exploded Saturday at the Islam Qala crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border, injuring at least seven people and causing a massive fire that consumed more than 500 trucks carrying natural gas and fuel, according to Afghan officials and Iranian state media. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused […]

Fire kills 5 at Indian coronavirus vaccine producer – National

At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar Mohol, mayor of Pune city in southern Maharashtra state, said […]

Alberta government staff member under fire for Hawaii trip during pandemic

Social media posts appear to show the press secretary for Alberta’s education minister on vacation in Hawaii during the COVID-19 pandemic. After more than 24 hours, Global News has still not received a response from the UCP government on the issue. Images of Michael Forian, who is press secretary for Adriana LaGrange, were shared […]

1 Kentucky police officer in Breonna Taylor case fighting move to fire him – National

At least one Kentucky police officer connected to the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, is fighting a police move to terminate his employment. An attorney for Louisville Metro Police detective Joshua Jaynes told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his client hasn’t done anything wrong and shouldn’t be disciplined in connection […]