Germany begins fining drivers caught wearing a face veil

Motorists in Germany have been prohibited from driving with part or all of their face covered.

Lego to lay off 1,400 people, 8% of its global workforce, after first sales...

COPENHAGEN — Lego said it would lay off 8 per cent of its staff and revamp its business after reporting its first fall in sales in more than a decade on Tuesday.

Ontario, Quebec and California sign carbon market deal

A deal inked Friday will link Ontario, Quebec and California in the world’s second-largest carbon market.

Syrian-American Journalist and Her Mother Murdered in Turkey

A young Syrian-American journalist and her mother, both well-known activists opposing the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, were found brutally murdered in their apartment in Istanbul on Thursday.

Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan

Ontario will soon cover a combination HIV prevention pill that is now available in generic form, HIV advocates say.

Miss Turkey stripped of crown over tweet

The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 has been stripped of her crown after one of her past tweets came to light.

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung volcano

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing a volcano on the island will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.

Record-breaking Uber petition to reverse ban in London hits 500,000 signatures as backlash grows

A petition to "save" Uber in London has racked up more than half a million signatures in record time, as the backlash against Transport for London’s (TfL) shock decision grows.

Hundreds of Canadians bought fake degrees from Axact, CBC investigation reveals

An in-depth investigation carried out by the national broadcaster of Canada over the course of several months has revealed that hundreds of people working as professionals in diverse fields across Canada possess bogus degrees issued by Pakistan-based IT company Axact.

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers.

Vanuatu prepares to evacuate 5000 as Ambae volcano erupts

Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate as many as 5000 people on Saturday, as a volcanic eruption on Ambae island continued to intensify.

Human rights ombudsperson says 18 cases opened over missing people in Chechnya

Chechnya’s investigative authorities have opened 18 criminal cases over missing people, Russian Human Rights Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova told TASS.

Trump administration drops guidance on college sex-crime probes

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday reversed Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations that it said treated the accused unfairly.

(2nd LD) China bans supplies of petroleum products to N. Korea

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) -- China on Saturday imposed a limit on the supplies of petroleum products to North Korea and imports of textiles from the country under U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile development.

‘Man who saved the world’: Tillerson praises Soviet officer who averted nuclear war

“Just this week, the world learned of the passing of a little known, but important figure in the history of the Cold War.

Strong 6.2 magnitude quake shakes central Mexico: quake monitors – Deccan Herald

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Saturday days after a powerful quake that killed nearly 300 people, Mexican and US seismological monitors said.

6.2 magnitude quake felt in Mexico City, citizens evacuate onto streets (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Initial reports from the Mexican Seismological authority said the quake struck at 07:53 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers with an epicenter approximately 12 km north of the City of Ixtepec.