• Reuters

    Canada's Trudeau ekes out narrow win in COVID-dominated election

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won re-election on Monday but failed to secure a majority in parliament, after alienating some voters by calling a snap vote two years early during a fourth wave of the pandemic. The prospect of another minority government, in which Trudeau's Liberals will again need support from opposition parties to govern, raises questions about the future of a leader who came to power in 2015 promising "sunny ways" but has struggled to deliver on many of his ambitious policy promises. Trudeau, 49, took a gamble with his early election call two years ahead of schedule, betting that his handling of the pandemic and Canada's high vaccination rates would deliver him a stronger mandate to rule after the 2019 vote left him with a minority government.

  • Associated Press

    Raja says Pakistan will now look after its own interest

    Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, says the “western bloc” seems united after England became the second country to refuse to play in Pakistan. “I am severely disappointed in England’s withdrawal but it was expected because this western bloc gets united unfortunately and tries to back each other,” Ramiz said in a video message. The England and Wales Cricket Board withdrew its men's and women's teams from a tour of Pakistan for a limited overs series next month, citing increased concerns about travelling to the region.

  • Associated Press

    Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds' Hollywood gravesite

    A plaque and a palm tree weren't enough to mark the swagger and star power of Burt Reynolds. “Anybody else want to touch him?” Loni Anderson, Reynolds' wife from 1988 to 1994, asked the small crowd that gathered around the sculpture after the unveiling at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.