Canada: endangered orca pod produces its first calf in three years

Researchers spotted newborn off the west coast of British Columbia on 31 May as the last successful calving occurred in 2016 A pod of endangered killer whales on Canadas west coast has produced its first calf in three years, a promising sign for the really excited by the orange hue of the calf (which will eventually turn white) as well as the presence of foetal folds on its skin, indicating a recent birth. The pod has chinook populations have collapsed in recent years, the whales have also experienced a string of deaths, putting pressure on the ageing population. The discovery of the new calf was confirmed by the Centre for Whale Research, a non-governmental organisation which tracks the health of …

Alan Garca: former Peru president dies after shooting himself before arrest

Alan Garca, who faced accusations of taking bribes from Brazilian company Odebrecht during presidency, shot himself at his home Perus former president Alan Garca has died after deliberately shooting himselfin the head when police tried to arrest him in connection with a multibillion-dollar Latin American corruption scandal. I am saddened by the death of former president Alan Garca, told local media his client took the decision to shoot himself early on Wednesday after officers arrived at his home in the capital, Lima, to place him under preventive detention. Perus interior minister, Carlos Morn, told journalists Garca had told police officers he was going to call his lawyer and had shut himself in his bedroom before a shot was heard. The …

‘He’s not a bad person, but ‘ scandal-hit Justin Trudeau turns voters off

In the Canadian prime ministers Montreal base the Lavscam imbroglio has taken a toll on previously staunch support Nicola Papadakis says he is done voting for Pierre the a consistent and sustained effort on the part of senior members of Trudeaus Liberal government to secure a deal for the company that would have seen it avoid criminal prosecution on bribery charges against which the company has said it will vigorously defend itself. Play Video 3:05 Quebec, which is a crucial political battleground in the general election this fall. Nowhere is that clearer than in Papineau. The multi-ethnic neighbourhood of 111,000 is home to recent immigrants and burgeoning gentrification and in many ways reflects Trudeaus conspicuous liberalism. It is also a …

Venezuelan opposition leader arrives in Bogota for meeting with Pence after weekend of violence

(CNN)Venezuela’s self-declared interim president and opposition leader, Juan Guaido, arrived in Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday ahead of a Monday meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. CNN cannot independently confirm the number of fatalities, but Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said there were four deaths and 300 injuries Friday and Saturday. Sunday was quieter. Small clashes broke out again at a town near the border with Colombia. CNN’s team in Ureña, Venezuela, saw dozens of people throwing rocks toward Venezuela’s National Guard, who fired back with rubber bullets. There was no report on injuries. Maduro put out a defiant message Sunday. “The people are united in the streets, mobilized and alert in every corner of the …