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Volcanic ash cloud closes airport on Spanish island, as new vent prompts concern
News/World: The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma shut down on Saturday because of an ash cloud spewing out of a volcano that has been erupting for a week, and scientists said another volcanic vent opened up, exposing islanders to possible new dangers.
Kidney donation highlights close-knit nature of Canada's curling community
Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Curling: Charles Gagnon and Adam Freilich have been competitors on the ice — but this past week they became lifelong teammates. Freilich has been battling Stage 5 kidney failure, desperately trying to find a donor. This past May, his team took to social media putting a call out for anyone who might be a match and able donate a kidney. Gagnon answered that call.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
News/World: Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at higher risk.
Pakistan's tricky adjustment to the Taliban's return to power next door
News/World: A month after Pakistan's prime minister heralded the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan as "breaking the chains of slavery," his government is adjusting its conflicted relationship with the Taliban and urging the world to help Afghanistan rather than isolate it. Susan Ormiston reports from Pakistan.
As Elections Canada looks into First Nation voting errors in Ontario, pressure heats up to get answers
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: Two politicians are calling for Elections Canada to quickly address possible voter misinformation after some First Nations electors living on reserve in Kenora riding in northwestern Ontario faced problems casting their ballots election day.
American political battle over immigration reaches a boiling point under a Texas bridge
News/World: Alexander Panetta reports from the working-class border town of Del Rio, Texas, which became a flashpoint in the U.S.'s ongoing political battle over immigration this week as thousands of asylum seekers were packed in brutal conditions under a bridge.
Jason Kenney, Scott Moe face similar COVID-19 crises, but different political pressure
News/Canada/Saskatchewan: Longtime political allies Jason Kenney and Scott Moe, the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan, respectively, are facing nearly identical health-care crises, but only one is facing a leadership review.
NDP ranks question leadership after election disappointments
News/Politics: The NDP is conducting a review of its national campaign to find out what happened with its ground game, which left the party with limited gains and in fourth place despite throwing in $25 million to burnish its appeal.
Failures of long-term care system laid bare at inquest into Quebec nursing home's COVID crisis
News/Canada/Montreal: The conditions experienced by residents at the Herron long-term care home in Dorval, Que., detailed in news reports in early April 2020, shook the public and prompted bigger questions about the state of long-term care in this country. Here's what we have learned at the coroner's inquest.
A Canadian COVID-19 study that turned out to be wrong has spread like wildfire among anti-vaxxers
News/Health: An inaccurate Canadian study showing an extremely high rate of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccines has been retracted due to a major mathematical error — but not before it spread like wildfire on anti-vaccination websites and social media.
U.S. vaccination requirement for air passengers worries Canadians with mixed vaccines
News/Business: Starting in early November, the U.S. will require foreign air passengers entering the country to be fully vaccinated. The problem is, the U.S. has yet to approve mixing COVID-19 vaccines.
Afghan interpreter calls on Canada and Britain for help
News/The National: While many Afghans have tried to flee their country when the Taliban took over, others began the quest for a new life many years earlier, such as Nabi Wardak, one who came to Canada and Britain's aid and now needs them to come to his.
Criticism of the U.S. government’s treatment and expulsion of Haitian migrants
News/The National: A migrant camp in Del Rio, Texas, that housed 15,000 people a week ago has been cleared out and closed down. But that doesn't end the questions about the treatment and expulsion of many of those migrants, who were mostly from Haiti.
NBA denies Canadian Andrew Wiggins of religious exemption to skip COVID-19 vaccine
Sports/Basketball/NBA: The NBA has denied Canadian Andrew Wiggins's request for a vaccination exemption, leaving him ineligible to play home games for the Golden State Warriors until he meets San Francisco's vaccination requirement.