Ontario sees slow forest fire season a year after record-setting fires

A bulldozer clears debris as crews battle a forest fire near Pikangikum First Nation, Ont. in this undated handout photo. (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry ) A bulldozer clears debris as crews battle a forest fire near Pikangikum First Nation, Ont. in this undated handout photo. (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry )

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Long COVID: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste

Some five per cent of global COVID-19 survivors have now developed long-lasting taste and smell problems, according to a 2022 study. More than two years into the pandemic, researchers found an estimated 15 million people may still have problems perceiving odours, while 12 million may struggle with taste.

Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia pulled troops out Saturday from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive that has humiliated and angered the Kremlin.