Canada

Syrian restaurant Soufi’s permanently closes after receiving hate messages, death threats

A popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood is permanently closing its doors after the owners said their family and staff received “numerous hate messages” and death threats over the past week. Soufi’s, which is run by the Alsoufi family, came under fire last week after the son of the restaurant’s owners was […]

Ghana News

5 new Ghanaian volunteers to be welcomed in France in 2019

France and Ghana concluded a historic cooperation agreement to promote volunteering and exchanges of volunteers and language assistants ACCRA, Ghana, October 8, 2019/ — On the occasion of the Ghanaian President’s visit to France on 8th -10th July 2019, France and Ghana concluded a historic cooperation agreement to promote volunteering and exchanges of volunteers and […]

Torbjorn Fyrvik walks across the Burrard Bridge after protesters with the group Extinction Rebellion occupied it and closed it to vehicle traffic going into and out of downtown Vancouver, on Monday October 7, 2019. The protest was one of many that shut down bridges across the country as protesters declared a climate rebellion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada World

Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Protesters shut down traffic on major bridges across Canada on Monday as part of an international movement meant to galvanize governments into taking more urgent action against climate change. Activists with the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic on spans in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, and social media posts show similar demonstrations took place […]

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a community dialogue with selected participants at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Scores of protesters chanted slogans outside the venue as Lam began the town hall session Thursday aimed at cooling down months of demonstrations for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
World

Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but said the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four months of protests marked by […]

Church News World

World Council of Churches (WCC) commemorates life of former Bossey director John Samuel Mbiti

Mbiti, a Kenyan-born Christian religious philosopher and writer, was an ordained Anglican priest, and as of 2005, a canon GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2019/ — The World Council of Churches (WCC) fellowship joined family and friends of Prof. John Samuel Mbiti in giving thanks for his life and grieving his death on 6 October. Mbiti, […]

In this file photo dated Friday, April 17, 2015, a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Canada

Canadian born James Peebles wins Nobel prize in physics this year

STOCKHOLM – Canadian born scientist James Peebles is one of three people who have won the Nobel Prize in Physics this year. He won the award “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.” Peebles is a physics professor at Princeton University in New Jersey. He was born in St. Boniface, Man., and did his undergraduate studies […]

African News International

Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 8, 2019/ — Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking program to 10 African countries including: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) […]

Canada International

International student accused of staging his own kidnapping in Markham

A 16-year-old international student from China allegedly staged his own kidnapping in Markham last month. York Regional Police said officers were called to a residence on Huntington Park Drive on Sept. 27 just after midnight for a report of a kidnapping. “When officers arrived they were shown a video of the supposed victim, a 16-year-old […]

Canada NBA Sports

Raptors rally past Rockets in Japan to open pre-season

Pascal Siakam records 24 points, 11 rebounds as Toronto claws back from big deficit Serge Ibaka of the Raptors dunks the ball during Toronto’s 134-129 win over the Houston Rockets during pre-season action on Tuesday. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty Images) When James Harden’s night was over, defence got easier for the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points […]

Mike (Pinball) Clemons, football, is part of the 2016 class of inductees into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Ridewood
Canada

Toronto Argonauts name Mike ‘Pinball’ Clemons as general manager

TORONTO — One of the biggest names in CFL history is returning to the Toronto Argonauts as general manager. Mike (Pinball) Clemons, a former star player, head coach and executive with the club, has replaced Jim Popp as GM. The Argos, who sit a league-worst 2-12 after finishing 4-14 last year, announced Popp’s contract will […]