Fire that killed 11 newborn babies in Senegal hospital may have been started by short circuit, says minister

File photo of Senegal's President Macky Sall, right, arriving for an EU Africa summit in Brussels, on Feb. 18, 2022. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP) File photo of Senegal's President Macky Sall, right, arriving for an EU Africa summit in Brussels, on Feb. 18, 2022. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Tourism is booming again in France -- and so is COVID-19. French officials have 'invited' or 'recommended' people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests.

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