Court of Appeal rejects challenge to Quebec's renewal of the state of emergency

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces hands out a face mask at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Sunday, January 16, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes A member of the Canadian Armed Forces hands out a face mask at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Sunday, January 16, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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Attacking schools, Russia deals a blow to Ukraine's future

The Ukrainian government says Russia has shelled more than 1,000 schools, destroying 95. Intentionally attacking schools and other civilian infrastructure is a war crime. Experts say wide-scale wreckage can be used as evidence of Russian intent, and to refute claims that schools were simply collateral damage.

Online diary: Buffalo gunman plotted attack for months

The white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and travelled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according to detailed diary entries he appears to have posted online.

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

A gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him, authorities said.