Influenza has killed 3 unvaccinated Sask. preschoolers so far this season: public health officials

Health officials are pleading with families to get flu shots, with hospitalization rates for the flu this season highest for children under age nine. Only one in three Saskatchewan toddlers has had the vaccine, the provincial health authority says.

NBA star’s spy fears: ‘I can get killed’

Enes Kanter revealed after the New York Knicks’ 119-112 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers he won’t be heading to London for their game against the Washington Wizards on January 18. Kanter has an invalid Turkish passport because of his long-running feud against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the political dictator in his home country. […]

Migration Nearly Killed This Radio Star. And He's Warning Gambians

It’s 11am at 100.4 Capital FM, self-described as “Gambia’s most powerful FM radio station.” Alieu, a regular caller, is on the line again to have his usual debate with host Mustapha Sallah about why men in their 20s like himself have no future in Gambia. There’s no way Alieu is staying; he’s saved for months […]

Washington will be the fifth state to ban assault riles for buyers under 21 after gun violence killed 14,577 people in 2018

Elaine Thompson/AP Washington state has now banned anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle, effective Wednesday. The new measures come as 14,577 were killed from gun-related violence in the US in 2018, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. A spokesperson at the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility called the new law […]

A lion has escaped from an enclosure at a North Carolina wildlife non-profit and killed one person

A lion escaped from an enclosure and killed a worker at the Conservators Center, a wildlife non-profit in North Carolina. The lion was shot and killed after it attacked the worker in an enclosure that was being cleaned, Associated Press reports. Officials are withholding the name of the victim until the family is notified. A […]

3 killed, 79 missing as gas blast partially destroys residential building in Russia (VIDEOS)

At least three people have been killed and four others injured, while the fate of 79 remains unknown after a gas explosion shattered a 10-story residential building in downtown Magnitogorsk in Russia’s Urals. The blast rocked the apartment complex on Monday at around 6am local time, completely collapsing one of its sections, videos from the […]

US-led coalition admits 1,100+ civilians killed in Iraq & Syria in latest death toll

The US-led coalition has published the latest casualty figures for its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve in 2014. At least 1,139 civilians have been “unintentionally” killed by coalition strikes, the statement said. The death toll, presented monthly by the US, has been repeatedly challenged by Amnesty International. The […]

Newly elected Mexican governor, senator killed in aviation crash

REUTERS/Imelda Medina A Mexican governor and her husband, a former governor of the same state, were killed in a helicopter crash in the center of the country on Monday. Martha Erika Alonso, the new governor of the central state of Puebla, and her husband, Senator Rafael Moreno, died when their helicopter came down not far from the […]

Man who killed 100s of deer is sentenced to watch cartoon classic Bambi repeatedly

A Missouri man, convicted for illegally killing hundreds of deer just for their heads, has been jailed and ordered by a judge to repeatedly watch Disney’s Bambi as part of his punishment. David Berry Jr. was told to watch the classic animated movie at least once every month during his one-year jail sentence. Lawrence County […]