Dom Phillips family bids farewell to British journalist murdered in the Amazon

Dom Phillips family bids farewell to British journalist murdered in the Amazon

NITEROI, Brazil – The family of Dom Phillips on Sunday bid farewell to the British journalist, who was killed earlier this month along with Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon. Phillips’ wife Alessandra Sampaio, siblings Sian and Gareth, and brother-in-law Paul Sherwood attended the 57-year-old’s funeral in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro. “Today … Read more

Iran train derailment kills at least 17, injures 50

Iran train derailment kills at least 17, injures 50

TEHRAN, Iran — A passenger train partially derailed in eastern Iran early Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 more, including some critically, authorities said. The report said the number of casualties could rise, though initial details about the disaster involving a train reportedly carrying some 350 passengers remained unclear. Four of the … Read more

Canada responds to British Columbia drug crisis by decriminalizing narcotics

Canada responds to British Columbia drug crisis by decriminalizing narcotics

A Canadian province ravaged by overdose deaths will stop arresting adults caught with small amounts of hard drugs in a desperate attempt to stem the fatalities. The three-year experiment in British Columbia is set to begin Jan. 31 and will allow anyone 18 or older to possess up to 2.5 grams of drugs including opioids, … Read more