Days of torrential rain in South Korea leave at least 30 dead

SEOUL — More than a week of torrential rain in South Korea has left at least 30 dead and 12 missing in landslides, floods and other incidents, the government said Sunday while warning of further downpour. The causalities include 13 dead and two missing from the last two days of heavy rainfall in southern South…

Low risk of voter fraud during Saskatoon civic election: expert – Saskatoon

Several Saskatoon councillors have expressed concern that changes to mail-in ballots ahead of the upcoming civic election, which will take place during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, could increase the risk of voter fraud. University of Saskatchewan political scientist Joe Garcea says the risk of fraud occurring is very low and the potential effect on the…

A mysterious wave of fireworks is perplexing U.S. cities

The Fourth of July is still over a week away, but in many cities, it’s already arrived. From New York to San Francisco, the skies light up every night — and early morning — for hours, and with no apparent reason. Now, officials have had enough. Firework complaints are soaring, and they come after months…

Doctors remove cell phone charging cable from man’s urinary bladder

TORONTO — Doctors in India removed a nearly two-foot-long cell phone charging cable from the urinary bladder of a 30-year-old man after they say he mislead them into operating on his stomach first. Guwahati-based surgeon Dr. Walliul Islam said in a Facebook post that the man was operated on at an Assam hospital after complaining…

‘Truth twisters’: rogue civil service tweet causes storm | Politics

It was a sentiment perhaps shared by at least some people who had watched Boris Johnson’s press conference, but not necessarily what you might expect from the official account of the civil service. “Arrogant and offensive,” read the tweet from the @UKCivilService Twitter account, which has just over 250,000 followers. “Can you imagine having to…

Pete Buttigieg to end 2020 White House bid: Sources

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will suspend his 2020 presidential campaign, according to sources. Buttigieg will address supporters Sunday night is his hometown of South Bend, campaign officials have announced. The suspension of the campaign will bring to a close an historic bid by the first openly gay man to seek the presidency….