Welcome to the town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, the self-proclaimed ‘polar bear capital of the world’. Each year, about a thousand polar bears pass through the small town, outnumbering human residents. In October, the bears gather here to wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can venture out onto the ice to hunt for seals.
The Foreign Office is helping a British family of seven who were arrested in the US and subject to the “scariest experience” of their lives at the hands of the immigration authorities after inadvertently crossing the border from Canada.
Earthquakes were detected all over the world today, as a wave of seismic tremors shook the Americas. Most of the activity today was felt on the infamous Ring of Fire, where some 90 percent of the planet’s earthquakes take place. The most significant earthquake measured today was at Bella Bella, Canada, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has issued alerts for the region.
The most powerful passports in the world have been unveiled/ /Ross McGuinness,Yahoo News UK
With Brexit looming, the UK has slid down the list, while the passport power has shifted to Asia.
Japan and Singapore have held on to their joint top spot, with each country offering visa-free access to 189 destinations.
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday received the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by the Uganda National Airlines Company at Entebbe International Airport.
The planes received the customary water cannon salute, as new airplanes operating commercially for the first time.
The Bombardier CRJ900 planes will operate under the revived Uganda Airlines, following several unsuccessful attempts to start a local-based airline.
In 2018, President Museveni told Parliament that the government would revive Uganda’s defunct national carrier.