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The Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for Toronto’s Homeless

Khaleel Seivwright built himself a wooden shanty while living on a West Coast commune. Then he started building similar lodgings for homeless people in Toronto to survive the winter. …

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What to expect at Prince Philip’s funeral

Prince Philip requested a no-fuss funeral. But low-key for a royal is still a high-profile affair….

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The End of the United States’ Forever War

A new book about the Pech Valley in Afghanistan’s violent east offers poignant lessons as the Biden administration announces plans to withdraw all troops. …

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Who are the 30 people attending Prince Philip’s funeral?

Just 30 mourners are invited to the duke’s service under England’s coronavirus restrictions….

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Iran begins uranium enrichment at highest level yet as Vienna nuclear talks continue

Iranian officials have cast the decision to enrich uranium at 60 percent purity as a response to a suspected Israeli attack on a key nuclear facility….

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Taiwan Prosecutors Charge Man With Causing Deadly Train Crash

The driver of a crane truck that slid down an embankment — into the path of an oncoming express train — faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted. …

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Footballer and family robbed at home in Italy

Roma defender Chris Smalling and his family were victims of an armed robbery at their home in the early hours of Friday. …

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Russia studies ‘reciprocity’ action against U.S. after latest sanctions

The Kremlin spokesman said Russian President Vladimir Putin will decide what steps to take….

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Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

The punishments for Mr. Lai, a media tycoon, and other leaders over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the shrinking space for dissent in Hong Kong. …

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Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried in a Land Rover he designed

The queen’s husband had a long association with the British company….

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Women in England almost twice as likely as men to be prescribed opiate painkillers

Experts worried about high use of drugs such as codeine and tramadol after prescriptions rose during Covid pandemic‘I was told to live with it’: women tell of doctors dismissing their painWomen in England are almost twice as likely as men to be prescribed powerful and potentially addictive opiate painkillers, prompting experts to warn that female pain is overly medicated and not properly investigated.The number of people prescribed drugs such as codeine and tramadol – often used for chronic pain – rose to 1.18 million in the first 10 months of 2020. Of these, 745,047 were women and 434,697 were men, a Guardian analysis found. Continue reading… …

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Indianapolis mass shooting: ‘Emotions are very high’ after shooting at FedEx facility

A police spokesperson said “emotions are very high” following the late night shooting. …

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Matt Hancock: links to firm used by NHS fuels Tory cronyism row

Labour says revelations about health secretary show government is ‘infected with widespread cronyism’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Conservative government is “infected with widespread cronyism”, Labour has claimed, amid reports the health secretary’s family firm won contracts from the NHS.It has emerged that Matt Hancock failed to declare his interest in the company Topwood to parliamentary authorities for more than two months and had never previously declared his family’s longstanding involvement with it. Continue reading… …

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TB Joshua: YouTube deletes Nigerian preacher’s account over gay cure claim

TB Joshua is one of Africa’s most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers. …

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Hong Kong sentences democracy activists to prison over peaceful protest

Some in the mostly elderly group received suspended sentences in connection with the nonviolent march in 2019….

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Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters

“There are vaccines like polio where one dose is enough, and there are vaccines like flu that you need every year, ” Pfizer’s chief said. “The Covid virus looks more like the influenza virus than the polio virus.” …

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EU and UK hold ‘productive’ talks on Northern Ireland crisis

Brexit minister David Frost says momentum has been established in efforts to ease tensionsTalks between the EU and UK to ease tensions in Northern Ireland have been described as “productive” and “constructive” with momentum now established to achieve a solution to the crisis, the Brexit minister, David Frost, has said.But the EU used the first face-to-face meeting since lockdown between Lord Frost and the European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, to warn that the outcome needed to be jointly agreed. Continue reading… …

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Hong Kong sentences democracy activists to prison terms for protest march

Some in the mostly elderly group received suspended sentences, but others were immediately jailed for a peaceful demonstration….

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Gauging the Prospects for International Travel

Roadblocks abound, but airlines, hotels and tour companies are trying to balance optimism with caution. …

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AstraZeneca is the ‘workhorse’ for vaccinating the world. Now, the world is uneasy over clot risks.

The Covax initiative aims to help developing countries, with the easy-to-store AstraZeneca vaccine as the centerpiece….

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Day workers fill trains out of Mumbai as virus dries up jobs

Migrant workers are swarming rail stations in India’s financial capital Mumbai to go to their home villages as virus-control measures dry up work in the hard-hit region…

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Indianapolis shooting: eight killed at FedEx facility

Multiple other people injured before suspected gunman killed himself, say policeAt least eight people have been shot and killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and the suspected gunman killed himself, police have said.Multiple other people were injured and went to local hospitals, a police spokesperson, Genae Cook, said at an early morning news conference on Friday. Continue reading… …

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Paraguay’s ‘Life and Death’ Covid Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Opening

Paraguay desperately needs Covid-19 vaccines, which China could supply. That has led the South American nation to reconsider its relationship with Taiwan, which precludes it from dealing with Beijing. …

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