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UK orders all England's poultry kept in to fight bird flu

LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Monday that all poultry and other captive birds in England must be kept indoors from next week after bird flu was detected in dozens of farms across the country, as well as in wild birds. The U.K.

Ontario hospital temporarily closes emergency room due to COVID-19

SIMCOE, Ont. — An Ontario hospital is temporarily closing its emergency room due to COVID-19 illnesses. Norfolk General Hospital says its emergency department will reopen Monday at 7 p.m.
Workers walk out of iPhone factory, highlighting virus woes

Workers walk out of iPhone factory, highlighting virus woes

BEIJING (AP) — Workers who assemble Apple Inc.
Workers leave iPhone factory in Zhengzhou amid COVID curbs

Workers leave iPhone factory in Zhengzhou amid COVID curbs

HONG KONG (AP) — Workers who assemble Apple Inc.’s new iPhone have walked out of their factory in northern China to avoid COVID-19 curbs after some coworkers were quarantined following a virus outbreak.
Nuclear memories: Russia, war and childhood fears rekindled

Nuclear memories: Russia, war and childhood fears rekindled

Those of us of a certain age remember the threat. The 1960s were a time of domestic turmoil, yes. But they came, too, with a darker, existential menace: atomic bombs, ICBMs, thermonuclear war, annihilation.
Climate Changed: Canada's health system isn't ready for new reality, say doctors

Climate Changed: Canada's health system isn't ready for new reality, say doctors

Montreal family doctor Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers sees climate change as an all-encompassing "risk amplifier.

Women's clinic in South Sudan a casualty of distracted world

MINGKAMAN, South Sudan (AP) — In a country where the maternal mortality rate is one of the highest in the world, a small clinic dedicated to reproductive health care for more than 200,000 people is about to be shut down.
Alberta premier asks minister to see if appeal of school mask ruling is 'appropriate'

Alberta premier asks minister to see if appeal of school mask ruling is 'appropriate'

EDMONTON — Alberta's premier says she's directing her justice minister to defend the province's "full authority" after a court ruled rescinding mask mandates in schools earlier this year violated the law and was unreasonable.
Time for Ontario to reinstate mask mandates: ex-science table adviser

Time for Ontario to reinstate mask mandates: ex-science table adviser

TORONTO — Increasing COVID-19 cases and a flu season looming over an already-strained Ontario health system mean now is the time to reinstate some mask mandates, the former head of the province's science table said Friday.
Feds take first step toward creating stand-alone insurance program for dental care

Feds take first step toward creating stand-alone insurance program for dental care

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is moving toward providing dental-care insurance directly to qualifying Canadians, rather than working with provinces and territories to bolster existing coverage.