The right to fish 'does not exist,' Ottawa argues, but B.C. court rules class action lawsuit over geoduck clams can go ahead

In this March 23, 2015 photo, geoducks grown for for Taylor Shellfish Farms are shown with blue bands around them and ready for transport to a packaging facility near Harstine Island, Wash. (AP / Ted S. Warren) In this March 23, 2015 photo, geoducks grown for for Taylor Shellfish Farms are shown with blue bands around them and ready for transport to a packaging facility near Harstine Island, Wash. (AP / Ted S. Warren)

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Omicron subvariant BA.2 reported in Canada: PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has detected more than 50 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2. The subvariant is widely considered 'stealthier' than the original version of Omicron because some of its genetic traits make it harder to detect.

From Tiananmen to Hong Kong, China's crackdowns defy critics

From the deadly crushing of Beijing's 1989 pro-democracy protests to the suppression of Hong Kong's opposition four decades later, China's Communist Party has demonstrated a determination and ability to stay in power that is seemingly impervious to Western criticism and sanctions.