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Remains of four people found at site of Ottawa explosion, but dangers in area hampering recovery

The remains of four people have been found at the site of a large explosion and fire in Ottawa, but the area remains too dangerous to recover them at this time.

Images capture aftermath of Pacific volcano eruption, tsunami

After an enormous undersea volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga on Saturday, photos and videos taken across the Pacific have captured the aftermath of the eruption, as well as the tsunami that followed.

British national ID'd as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff.

Parents, teachers in four provinces prepare to return to class as Omicron spreads

Parents and teachers in four provinces are preparing for students to return to the classroom on Monday as the Omicron variant-fuelled wave of COVID-19 continues to spread.

Liquor store employee allegedly punches customer multiple times after mask disagreement, police investigation underway

Quebec's alcohol retailer, the SAQ, has suspended one of its cashiers who allegedly punched a customer multiple times in the head Thursday during a fight that started because a cashier wasn't wearing a mask. Both the SAQ and Montreal police have opened investigations.

Canadian study reveals rate of false positives from rapid antigen tests

As provinces rely more heavily on rapid antigen tests as part of their strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19, there have been concerns over the possibility of false positive results. A University of Toronto study has produced new data shedding light on the likelihood of such events.

Ontario reports 3,595 people in hospital with COVID-19, increase in ICU patients

Ontario is reporting 3,595 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and another spike in the number of people in intensive care.

Don't discriminate against the unvaccinated, Amnesty International tells Italy

Human rights group Amnesty International urged Italy to change tough anti-COVID-19 restrictions to avoid discrimination against unvaccinated people.

Omicron-specific vaccine likely not ready in time to help with current wave: Sharma

Health Canada's chief medical adviser says variant-specific vaccines can be approved faster than the general ones first issued to combat COVID-19, but one targeting the Omicron strain still likely won't be ready in time to help with the latest wave.

Canada urges avoiding non-essential travel to Ukraine due to 'Russian aggression'

The Canadian government is urging its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine, in a new advisory citing 'Russian aggression.'

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