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Thousands rally against Tunisia’s President Saied

Growing number of protesters raises possibility of Tunisia’s political divisions spiralling into street confrontations.Thousands of Tunisians opposing President Kais Saied’s seizure of almost total power have protested in the capital with a very heavy police presence trying to stop them advancing along the central Habib Bourguiba Avenue. A week after thousands demonstrated in support of…

Thousands still without power in Newfoundland and Labrador after hurricane Larry

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — About 3,500 customers were still without power at midday Sunday as Newfoundland and Labrador continues the clean-up from Hurricane Larry. The powerful storm lashed the southern coast of the province overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. At the peak, about 61,000 Newfoundland Power customers were without electricity. Utility spokeswoman Michele Coughlan…

Thousands of Afghans enter Pakistan via Chaman border crossing

Chaman, Pakistan – Thousands of Afghans have entered Pakistan through the Spin Boldak/Chaman border crossing in Afghanistan’s southeast after the Afghan Taliban’s takeover of the country earlier this week, including patients seeking medical attention and freed Afghan Taliban prisoners. On Tuesday, the border remained open for all Afghans carrying valid Afghan identity documents or proof…

Trudeau says thousands of Afghans to be resettled in ‘coming weeks’ amid ‘dire situation’

LONGUEUIL, QUE. — Amid an “extraordinarily dire situation” on the ground in Afghanistan, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Monday that the government is committing to resettle thousands of Afghans “in the coming weeks.” With the opposition party leaders demanding better, the issue took centre stage on the first full day of the federal election campaign.…