April 26th, 2015

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UK’s Cameron defends Prince William and Kate’s right to choose hospital for baby birth

LONDON – With Britain’s general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political – even Prince William and his wife Kate’s choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child. Prime Minister David Cameron defended the royal couple’s choice of private treatment at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital over ... Read More »

Putin in a new doc accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia’s North Caucasus

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin, who marks 15 years in power this year, has said in a new documentary that Russia had proof that the United States helped separatists in the North Caucasus in the 2000s. The Rossiya 1 TV channel is airing a two-hour long documentary on Putin on Sunday. Following a disastrous war ... Read More »

Holocaust survivors, officials commemorate liberation of concentration camps in Germany

BERLIN – Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to commemorate the liberation of the camp seventy years ago. The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945 by British soldiers who found some 10,000 dead bodies when they entered the Nazi camp. German ... Read More »

More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake as aftershocks terrify survivors

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more than 2,200 people dead. The cawing of crows mixed with terrified screams as the magnitude 6.7 aftershock pummeled the capital city early Sunday afternoon. It ... Read More »

Germany, France sending rescue teams, emergency relief to quake-hit Nepal

BERLIN – A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead. International Search and Rescue Germany said a team of 52 relief workers including doctors, experts trained in searching for people buried under rubble and ... Read More »

Tories recruiting high-profile candidates in push to regain lost Quebec seats

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – When a popular Quebec mayor recently announced he was running for the federal Conservatives in this fall’s election, the gathering included 20 of the region’s 23 mayors. That, says Alain Rayes, shows it’s becoming less taboo in certain parts of Quebec to be publicly aligned with Stephen Harper’s Tories. ”They took the ... Read More »

First survivors of avalanche at Mount Everest base camp are flown to Nepal’s capital

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal’s capital on Sunday and taken to hospitals. None appeared to have life-threatening injuries. At least 17 people were killed when Saturday’s avalanche, triggered by a massive earthquake, obliterated part of the ... Read More »

Horoscopes-Sunday, April 26th, 2015

It is refreshing to report Edward Rulloff was a Canadian. You see, everyone who met Edward came away convinced he was a genius. They had good reason. Edward had a more than passing command of Greek, Latin, German, French, Hebrew and other languages. Bring up geology and... Read More »

Cutthroat logging hits the Prentice campaign trail

Threatened native trout and controversial logging have entered the provincial election. The day before Jim Prentice’s campaign tour stopped on the forested flanks of the Livingstone Range to hear pleas for formal protection of its world-class beauty and value as a critical wildlife corridor, the Gov. of Alberta deployed a detachment of clear-cut crusaders to ... Read More »

Telus to invest millions in area

Company increasing data and Internet speeds among other improvements LETHBRIDGE HERALD Telus will invest $10 million in new communications infrastructure in Lethbridge and area this year. In a press release, the company said the investments are to enhance wireless capacity to meet growing demand, upgrade all wireless sites... Read More »

Tai chi gets global attention

City practitioners are big fans Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com During the last Saturday of every April, thousands of people from all over the world gather at 10 a.m. local time to practice tai chi. Yesterday was World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, and approximately ... Read More »