April 11th, 2021

Federal Election

Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

JERUSALEM – Jordan’s Prince Hamzah on Sunday made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week, attending a ceremony with King Abdullah II in what appeared to be an attempted show of unity on a major Jordanian holiday. But it remained unclear whether the king and his popular half brother ... Read More »

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Jordan king, prince appear together for 1st time since rift

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

JERUSALEM – Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half brother Prince Hamzah made their first joint public appearance Sunday since a palace feud last week. Members of the Jordanian royal family marked the centenary of the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan, a British protectorate that preceded the kingdom. The royal palace released a photo ... Read More »

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Bouquet-bearing public honours Philip, ignoring COVID warning

By Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

LONDON – British authorities have implored people to stay away from royal palaces as they mourn the death of Prince Philip in this time of COVID-19, but they keep coming. Not just to honour him, but to support Queen Elizabeth II, who lost her husband of 73 years. The mix included children, seniors, Sikhs and ... Read More »

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Benin’s president seeks re-election after violent protests

By Virgile Ahissou, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

COTONOU, Benin – Benin’s voters cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that has been marred by violent demonstrations as incumbent leader Patrice Talon ran for a second term despite once pledging he would not. The opposition said the vote was going forward without a number of top challengers, including one from the party of ... Read More »

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Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

By Busaba Sivasomboon, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh coronavirus wave, as the country hit a daily record for new cases. The ministry confirmed 967 new infections, the highest ever in a 24-hour period, bringing Thailand’s total to 32,625 cases since January last ... Read More »

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Armed man fired shots, barricaded inside Honolulu hotel room

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

HONOLULU – An armed man barricaded himself inside a hotel room at a resort in Honolulu and fired shots through the door, a police official said. No one was hurt in the gunfire late Saturday at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu police Capt. Brian Lynch told news outlets. The resort said in a statement ... Read More »

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IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast’s economic recovery

By Isabel Debre, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of mass inoculation campaigns and an increase in oil prices. But the International Monetary Fund warned Sunday that an uneven vaccine distribution would derail the region’s rebound, as the prospects of rich and ... Read More »

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Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

By Edouard Takadji, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

N’DJAMENA, Chad – Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was widely expected to win re-election Sunday, extending his three-decade-long rule in this central African nation after three top opposition politicians chose not to take part in the vote. Some polling stations opened later than expected in the capital of N’Djamena, where streets are lined with giant ... Read More »

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The COVID-19 wasteland: searching for clues to the pandemic in the sewers

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2021

OTTAWA – When Ottawa Public Health officials are trying to decide whether restrictions in the city need to tighten up, they look to the normal markers like positive tests, patients in hospital, and outbreaks. But they are also among the few in the country that take cues from the city’s sewers. Using municipal wastewater to ... Read More »

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Hurricanes top line gets it done against the Rebels

By Dale Woodard on April 11th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Hurricane Logan Barlage set up a pair of first period goals and was rewarded with a gimme of a goal to start the second. That goal ultimately stood up as the winner as the Hurricanes downed the Red Deer Rebels 5-2 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night at the Enmax Centre. ... Read More »

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‘Suspicious’ blackout strikes Iran’s Natanz nuclear site

By Jon Gambrell And Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster, the latest incident to strike the site amid negotiations over the tattered atomic accord with world powers. As Iranian officials investigated the outage, many Israeli media outlets offered the ... Read More »

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