EL TERRERO, Mexico — In the birthplace of Mexico’s vigilante “self-defence” movement, a new group has emerged entirely made up of women, who carry assault rifles and post roadblocks to fend off what they say is a bloody incursion into the state of Michoacán by the violent Jalisco cartel. Some of... Read more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators their decision on whether to convict the outgoing president over the Capitol riot will be a “vote of conscience.” The timing for... Read more
WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labour and cybersecurity. On... Read more
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to scrap President Donald Trump’s vision of “America First” in favour of “diplomacy first” will depend on whether he's able to regain the trust of allies and convince them that Trumpism is just a blip in the annals of U.S. foreign policy. It could be a... Read more
DES MOINES, Iowa — One of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will grow even larger since there was no winner for Friday's drawing of the Mega Millions' $750 million top prize. The numbers were 3, 11, 12, 38, 43, with a Mega Ball of 15 and would have marked the fifth-largest jackpot ever drawn.... Read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United States called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates “major security partners" early Saturday, a previously unheard of designation for the two countries home to major American military operations. A White House statement tied the designation to Bahrain and the... Read more
BEIJING — China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in... Read more
CAMEROON, Cameroon — A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2 million by the middle of 2020 because of border closings and a halt to travel worldwide — an estimated 27% decrease in expected growth. Clare Menozzi, principal author of... Read more
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic... Read more
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty. Dustin Higgs, convicted of ordering the... Read more
More contagious strains of the coronavirus are rapidly spreading around the world, raising concerns that they may already be silently driving spikes in cases in Canada that threaten to overwhelm the healthcare system.
Diasporic, immigrant Iranian women carry traumatic memories and internalized bodily boundaries with them. They always remember their cultural backgrounds, belongings and those past days that were engulfed with terror and anguish.
NEW DELHI — India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. The country is home to the world’s largest vaccine makers and has one of the biggest... Read more
WASHINGTON — Between the still-raging pandemic and suddenly very real threat of violence, the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next Wednesday promises to be one of the most unusual in American history. Here's what we know: —- CAN I ATTEND? Probably not. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is flat-... Read more
HONOLULU — Canadian Nick Taylor pitched in for eagle to get his round headed in the right direction, and he kept going until he finished with a good break and one last birdie for an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead Friday in the Sony Open. It's still as crowded as the H-1 at the top, typical of this... Read more
HONOLULU — Canada's Nick Taylor will head into the weekend at the Sony Open atop the leaderboard. Taylor fired an 8-under 62 to get to 12 under, giving him a two shot lead on the rest of the field in Hawaii. Stewart Cink, the early clubhouse leader, is one of five golfers at 10 under following a 7-... Read more
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. There are 695,707 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 695,707 confirmed cases (76,068 active, 601,910 resolved, 17,729 deaths).*The total case count... Read more
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 48,195 new vaccinations administered for a total of 507,687 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 1,339.569 per 100,000. There were... Read more
OTTAWA — Brady Tkachuk had a goal and two assists, Matt Murray made 20 saves in his Ottawa debut, and the Senators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Friday in their first game in more than 10 months. Thomas Chabot, Austin Watson, Derek Stepan and Chris Tierney also scored for Ottawa. Josh... Read more
As a psychiatric nurse, Hua Li started the day looking at a list of patients waiting in the emergency room.... Read more
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League president Bill Chow welcomed news on Friday of a $1 million cash injection from the provincial government.... Read more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week was put under house arrest Friday as he awaits trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Erin Wiedemann set a $5,000 bond for Richard Barnett and confined him... Read more
SQUAMISH, B.C. — A snowshoer who set out alone on a rugged mountain trail on Vancouver's north shore Thursday has died. Squamish RCMP say the 21-year-old woman from Ontario was removed from a steep gully Friday morning after an overnight search. She was found on the east side of the Howe Sound... Read more
After two deaths, Weyburn police were able to revive a person unconscious from a suspected drug overdose using Narcan.
A Yorkton couple has turned their passion for photography into a virtual art exhibit, showcasing a cemetery from a nearby town.
EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Mike Smith on long-term injury reserve, and have re-assigned Olivier Rodrigue to the club's taxi squad, pending quarantine protocols. Edmonton announced both transaction on Friday, but did not elaborate on Smith's injury. Smith was supposed to... Read more
A World War II hangar at the Yorkton Municipal Airport is being torn down, but a local company is repurposing parts of the historic building to preserve its memory.
A petition was delivered to Saskatchewan's legislature Friday morning calling on Minister Christine Tell to resign for 'hiding' rather than responding to inmate concerns.
The trend comes despite the ministry estimating that influenza vaccinations this season are actually slightly down when compared to the previous year.
The Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, edition of Global News at 6 with Elise Darwish on Global Regina.
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is "alarmed" over the alleged treatment of two elderly patients in Prince Albert's Victoria Hospital.... Read more
Incidents of the flu are lower than expected, even though influenza vaccinations this season are slightly down from the previous year.
DELTA, B.C. — A hospice that has refused to provide medical assistance in dying based on religious objections will have to vacate a facility in Delta, B.C., by the end of March.Health Minister Adrian Dix joined two officials from the regional health authority in saying a contract with the Delta... Read more
Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this material... Read more
FSIN says it has received a number of calls about the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Sask.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has awarded a top U.S. honour to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, citing his decision to begin normalization of relations with Israel. The Legion of Merit is a rarely awarded decoration that can only be bestowed by the president, and typically on heads of state or... Read more
Twenty-two residents are infected at the company's Preston home in Saskatoon.
Beyond the heavy wind damage an Alberta Clipper brought to Saskatchewan Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the blizzard knocked tens of thousands of people off... Read more
Some 1,700 people signed a petition calling for Minister of Corrections and Policing Christine Tell to resign over the government's handling of COVID-19 outbreaks inside Saskatchewan correctional centres.
Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer is considering stricter public health measures as COVID-19 cases climb.