Fashion icon Thierry Mugler who has dressed Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé dies at age 73 

Iconic French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, whose designs were worn by entertainment royalty from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga to Beyonce, is dead at the age of 73.  Mugler’s official Instagram page confirmed his passing Sunday night.    ‘#RIP We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022,’ … Read more

Two Canadians killed in Mexico shooting had criminal connections: Mexican reports

Dense jungle outside a Mexican luxury resort provided cover for an alleged gunman to escape Friday, according to Mexican police, after he shot three Canadians, including two men who have died. A 29-year-old woman remains in hospital. The shooting took place at Hotel Xcaret, south of Playa de Carmen in the Mexican state of Quintana … Read more

Human rights groups concerned after Afghan women allegedly abducted after protest

KABUL — Protesting for women’s rights in Afghanistan has become increasingly dangerous since the Taliban takeover in the summer, according to activist groups, as protests are met with new violence. Taliban fighters broke up a small march on the streets of Kabul last weekend with pepper spray and threats of violence, according to some of … Read more

U.S. draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country. It also said that non-essential … Read more

Humans do a poor job of calculating risk. That’s terrible for the climate crisis

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded Francisco Carrillo’s basement apartment in Queens, New York, last year, his subsequent displacement was a wake-up call. He knew the climate crisis was real, but it was the first time he’d ever endured its nearly deadly consequences. As the floodwater rose rapidly, Carrillo grabbed what few, precious belongings … Read more

Canadian scientist examines melting Antarctic glacier, potential sea level rise

HALIFAX — As icebergs drifted by his Antarctica-bound ship, David Holland spoke this week of how the melting glacier he’s cruising towards may contain warning signals for the coasts of far-off Canada. The atmospheric and ocean scientist from Newfoundland is part of an expedition to one of the world’s most frigid and remote spots — … Read more

Water temperatures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence have reached record highs, experts warn

New data shows that water temperatures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence have reached record highs, with experts warning the increase could impact some species that live in the waters. According to new research, published Tuesday by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, warming ocean temperatures — specifically those in deep water — set more records in … Read more

Plastic gold: How Lego is attracting the eyes, and wallets, of collectors

For decades, Lego has captured the minds and imaginations of children and adults alike from around the world. And as new research has shown, there may be some money to be made in one of the world’s most popular toys. Researchers from HSE University in Russia recently published a paper in the journal Research in … Read more

Wildfire along California’s Big Sur forces evacuations

BIG SUR, CALIF. — Firefighters on Saturday were battling a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains along Big Sur, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast to evacuate and authorities to shut its main roadway. The fire started Friday night in a steep canyon and quickly spread toward … Read more

U.K. accuses Kremlin of trying to install pro-Russian leader in Ukraine

LONDON — Britain on Saturday accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion. The British foreign ministry declined to provide evidence to back its accusations, which came at … Read more