By Anna Mehler Paperny and Rod Nickel TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enroll their children in schools. Refugee claims are taking longer to be completed than at any time in the past five years, according to previously unpublished Immigration and Refugee Board data provided to Reuters. Those wait times are set to grow longer after the IRB in April allocated “up to half” of its 127 tribunal members to focus on old cases. The number of delayed hearings more than doubled from 2015 to 2016 and is on track to increase again this year.
It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises took a deadly turn. About 160 people were aboard the four-level, teal-and-yellow boat adorned with pictures of sailboats on its sides, its name “El Almirante,” The Admiral, painted in cursive. Within minutes, it capsized. “Five minutes after leaving everything was normal” a survivor told Colombian newspaper El Tiempo. Then passengers heard a loud
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If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery."
Anonymous, the global hacking collective, believes that alien life exists-and it thinks that NASA is about to confirm it. The video centers around recent findings by the American space organization, including the discovery of 219 new planet candidates-10 of which present similar conditions to Earth-by NASA’s Kepler space telescope team in June, as well as comments made by a senior NASA official in a U.S. government hearing. NASA has made statements recently that point to an optimism that the discovery of aliens is a matter of when, rather than if.
By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship's captain said the ACX Crystal had signaled with flashing lights after the Fitzgerald "suddenly" steamed on to a course to cross its path.
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