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Relics seized from smugglers are returning to Afghanistan

Relics seized from smugglers are returning to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Precious relics of Afghanistan’s ancient past are returning home as the nation confronts deepening uncertainty about its future.
The Stoop: Creating a welcoming spot for hanging out

The Stoop: Creating a welcoming spot for hanging out

NEW YORK — Front stoops have long welcomed visitors to city homes, and have served as gathering spots for friends and neighbours engaging in what urban design activist Jane Jacobs called “the sidewalk ballet.
Lab director blames hospital for fertility clinic failure

Lab director blames hospital for fertility clinic failure

Three years after a malfunctioning storage tank destroyed thousands of frozen eggs and embryos at an Ohio fertility clinic, its former lab director is blaming what he described as bungling staff and administrators who ignored his warnings.
'We're buzzing!' Brit Awards to welcome back music fans

'We're buzzing!' Brit Awards to welcome back music fans

LONDON — British music's leading prize night next month will feature an audience of 4,000 people, in what will be the first major indoor music event in the country to welcome back a live audience since the coronavirus pandemic erupted more than a yea
Low on beds, oxygen, India adds global high 314K virus cases

Low on beds, oxygen, India adds global high 314K virus cases

NEW DELHI — India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hosp
'Let them go with it': Teachers lead talks on Floyd case

'Let them go with it': Teachers lead talks on Floyd case

As she watched a broadcast of the verdict in the murder trial of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd with her last-period class, middle school teacher Diana Garcia-Allen did her best to stifle her own emotions and keep from crying.
Vancouver star Ludi Lin says 'Mortal Kombat' is an 'apt metaphor' for world divisions

Vancouver star Ludi Lin says 'Mortal Kombat' is an 'apt metaphor' for world divisions

TORONTO — "Mortal Kombat" may be based on a hit video-game franchise, but Vancouver-raised star Ludi Lin says it serves as an "apt metaphor" for divisions in the world.
JetBlue expanding wings with service to Vancouver from New York and Boston

JetBlue expanding wings with service to Vancouver from New York and Boston

VANCOUVER — Discount U.S. airline JetBlue is expanding its operations with its first flights to Canada.
SNC-Lavalin chief executive gets $8.02M in compensation in first full year at helm

SNC-Lavalin chief executive gets $8.02M in compensation in first full year at helm

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin's chief executive received a big pay raise in his first full year at the helm of the engineering firm as his total compensation surpassed $8 million, according to a regulatory filing.
CP Rail asks U.S. regulator to rule on its and CN's rival Kansas City Southern bids

CP Rail asks U.S. regulator to rule on its and CN's rival Kansas City Southern bids

CALGARY — The CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says a rival bid for Kansas City Southern by Canadian National Railway Co. carries a bigger price tag but can't win U.S. regulatory approval because of its negative affects on competition.