Indigenous leaders to meet with Trudeau, premiers at first ministers meeting

Leaders of Canada’s national Indigenous organizations say they hope talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers will lead to greater movement on implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and new child-welfare policies as well as resources to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry […]

India's coronavirus visa ban plunges tourism sector into crisis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian hotels and travel operators warned on Thursday their industry would suffer an unprecedented hit from the government’s decision to issue no visas for foreign visitors in order to combat the spread of coronavirus. With just 73 confirmed cases of the virus and no deaths, India, a country of 1.3 billion […]

How to protect seniors home residents during coronavirus outbreak

As the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continues to spread around the globe, seniors advocates are urging the public to take steps to protect those most vulnerable to the virus. Retirement and aging specialist Matt Del Vecchio told Global News Morning that minimizing seniors’ exposure to the virus should be everyone’s priority, saying that seniors homes […]

WHO's Tedros urges world to 'double down' against virus pandemic

GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged all countries on Thursday to “double down” in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking to diplomats in Geneva a day after characterizing COVID-19 as a pandemic, also said: “Describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should […]

Crocodile makes lunge at group of children in horror riverbank attack

A crazed crocodile was pictured lunging at a group of children who ran away screaming in terror. The group were seen gathering at a boating ramp in Aurukun, Far North Queensland, Australia, on Wednesday. They watched on at the massive saltwater crocodile as it glided through the water. But chillingly the beast moved towards the […]