A Suspected Gas Explosion Has Injured More Than 40 People at a Busy Restaurant in Japan

Forty-two people have been injured in a suspected gas explosion at a restaurant in Japan, according to police and local media. The explosion happened Sunday night in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, the Associated Press reports. Wooden buildings home to a restaurant and a real estate office were destroyed in […]

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Germany Agrees to Compensate Survivors Who Fled From Nazis as Children

(BERLIN) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the government had agreed to […]

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Corrections adviser recommends overhaul to address violence in Ontario jails

TORONTO — A report from Ontario’s independent corrections adviser has made a number of recommendations aimed at making jails safer, in response to an increase in reported inmate-on-staff violence at the province’s correctional institutions. In a report released Thursday, Howard Sapers makes 42 recommendations to the province’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, including […]

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