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France takes 1st step to add abortion right to constitution

France takes 1st step to add abortion right to constitution

PARIS (AP) — Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament on Thursday adopted a bill to enshrine abortion rights in the country’s constitution, the first step in a lengthy and uncertain legislative battle prompted by the rollback of abortion right
New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

TORONTO — The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched a hard-and-fast time limit for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material.
Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

BEIJING (AP) — The company that assembles Apple Inc.’s iPhones apologized Thursday for a pay dispute that triggered employee protests at a factory where anti-virus controls have slowed production.
China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

BEIJING (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.
BC Children's Hospital triages patients from E/R due to respiratory illness spike

BC Children's Hospital triages patients from E/R due to respiratory illness spike

VANCOUVER — The BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver says it's triaging less serious patients from its emergency department to a nearby area due to a surge of people with respiratory illnesses.
Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple's iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Russian rocket kills newborn in repeat attack on small town

Russian rocket kills newborn in repeat attack on small town

VILNIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket struck the maternity wing of a hospital in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing a newborn boy and critically injuring a doctor.

Treatment hearing for Alberta man found not criminally responsible in mother's death

CALGARY — A review board has heard that an Alberta man who killed his mother because he thought she was possessed by Satan is making good progress but still requires close monitoring.
Ottawa's largest school board postpones mask mandate decision after heated meeting

Ottawa's largest school board postpones mask mandate decision after heated meeting

Ottawa's largest school board was forced to postpone making a decision about whether students and teachers will need to wear masks in schools after a heated debate.
Burlington, Ont., establishing six-week indoor mask requirement for city employees

Burlington, Ont., establishing six-week indoor mask requirement for city employees

BURLINGTON, ONT. — The mayor of a city west of Toronto says municipal employees will have to wear masks for the next six weeks amid rising illnesses among staff and in the wider community. Marianne Meed Ward, mayor of Burlington, Ont.
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