Via Rail issues temporary layoffs to hundreds of workers as blockade continues
Via Rail says it will be temporarily laying off up to 1,000 people as rail blockades in B.C. and Ontario have brought the passenger rail services network to a virtual standstill. It's the first time in Via's 42-year history that the carrier has had to interrupt most of its passenger service across the country, Via said.
A new toy can be a source of joy for a child.
But in Iran economic sanctions are making it harder to get consumer goods.
So one man is doing his best to put a smile on children's faces.
Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran. India is launching one of the world's largest international repatriation missions.
Flights to 13 countries will start on Thursday, while warships have already been deployed, to bring back hundreds of thousands of workers stranded overseas due to the coronavirus travel restrictions.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports. The Indian government is organising trains to transport home hundreds of thousands of workers stranded in cities.
Many have no food after losing their jobs and accommodation.
But the government effort to get workers home is being resisted by business owners who fear they will have no workers once the lockdown is lifted.
Al Jazeera's Elizabeth Puranam reports from Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh state. President Trump issues new guidelines to open up places of worship.