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World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (L) reacts after his election in front of outgoing Director General China's Margaret Chan during the World Health Assembly (WHA) on May 23, 2017 in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

WHO names Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador'

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government’s human rights abuses. But the World Health Organization’s new chief is making the longtime African leader a “goodwill ambassador.”

Delhi's landmark India Gate, a war memorial, is seen engulfed in morning smog a day after Diwali festival, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

1 out of 6 deaths by pollution but West is best

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sports a Fleur de Lys on his check at a street party for the Fete National du Quebec, Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Trudeau offers only veiled criticism of Bill 62

Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it’s not up to the federal government to challenge its constitutionality.

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Proud father surprises cadet son in Cobourg

Liam Sudano was promoted to company sergeant major by his father, Commanding Officer John Sudano, during promotions night at the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Corps 88 in Cobourg Wednesday.

Area resident Doug Bates is releasing songs he is writing and performing through iTunes and donating the proceeds to the Alderville Women's Shelter.Submitted photo

Dad writes songs from the heart, for a cause

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Songs that chronicle both tragedy and love in his life are Doug Bates's way of supporting the Alderville First Nation women's shelter.The well-known advocate for young people with autism (his son Ryan was diagnosed with the condition), Bates lost his seven-year-old daughter Kaitlyn in a car crash on Dale Road six years ago and sub

Float Your Fanny's starting point at Sylvan Glen Conservation Area. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today

Port Hope council considers its role in big events

PORT HOPE -- A discussion at the committee-of-the-whole meeting of Port Hope council this week expanded to include a larger question -- whether the municipality should be taking over big signature events which long-time volunteer organizers are having difficulty continuing to helm.The discussion originated with Canada Day, for which the Port Hope K

Emptied trash cans and recycling bins on a London, Ontario street on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.DEREK RUTTAN/ The London Free Press /QMI AGENCY

Trash pickup could come to Ward 2

PORT HOPE -- A motion by Port Hope Deputy Mayor Greg Burns to reopen the matter of providing roadside pick-up of residential waste and recyclables in Ward 2 passed this week at council's committee-of-the-whole meeting.The motion stated that all of Northumberland County has this service, except for Port Hope's Ward 2.The resolution sets out two prov