A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Cincinnati, Ohio-area healthcare provider could require its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their job, in what appears to be the first ruling of its kind for a private employer in the United States.
Intensifying volcanic explosions on the Spanish island of La Palma forced firefighters to retreat and authorities to evacuate three more towns on Friday, while airlines cancelled flights due to a cloud of gas and ash, the biggest since the volcano erupted.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan as she left school in 2012, pleaded with the world on Friday not to compromise on the protection of Afghan women’s rights following the Taliban takeover.
The Catholic Church apologized “unequivocally” on Friday to Canada’s indigenous peoples for a century of abuses at church-run residential schools set up by the government to assimilate them into the mainstream.
Britain’s Prince Andrew has accepted service in the United States of a sexual assault lawsuit by a woman who said the Duke of York forced her to have sex with him at the London home of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has formally asked Brazil to receive some Haitian migrants camped along the US–Mexico border hoping to enter the United States, according to two sources with knowledge of the request. The petition from the IOM, a United Nations agency, comes as US President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure to resolve yet another migration dilemma. Crossings… Continue reading UN migration body asks Brazil to receive Haitians on US-Mexico border – sources
A fresh volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands prompted the cancellation of flights, airport authorities said Friday, the first planes to be grounded after the Cumbre Vieja volcano came to life this week. New evacuations were also ordered as large explosions and new openings were reported at the volcano on Friday. The volcano spewed a… Continue reading Flights cancelled after new Canary Islands volcanic eruption
WASHINGTON (AFP) — A shooter opened fire Thursday at a supermarket near Memphis, Tennessee, killing at least one person and injuring 12 others before he shot himself dead, police said. The rampage occurred at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, a suburban town east of Memphis. One victim was killed, while the shooter died of… Continue reading Supermarket shooting: 2 dead, 12 injured
President Joe Biden on Friday deepened his bid to cement US leadership of a “stable” Indo-Pacific in the face of a rising China with the first in-person summit of the regional Quad group.
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres urged nations to revamp their food priorities Thursday, saying the world needed food systems that safeguard the environment. “The war on our planet must end and food systems can help us build that peace,” the Secretary-General told a UN summit in New York.… Continue reading Change food priorities, save planet — UN chief