Toronto Star Rumours, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo 2018-09-19T12:24:17.000000000-04:00 The World Health Organization as of Monday had counted 111 confirmed Ebola cases since the outbreak emerged in North Kivu province on Aug. 1. Kavanaugh accuser demands FBI investigation before she testifies at hearing next week 2018-09-19T12:14:16.000000000-04:00 In the days since Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a party 35 years ago, the lawyers said, she has been the target of ‘vicious harassment and even death threats.’ Police release security images of man wanted in sex assault investigation 2018-09-19T12:10:16.000000000-04:00 On Monday at approximately 6:50 a.m., a 22-year-old woman was in the area of Bay St. and Gerrard St. W. when a man approached her and sexually assaulted her, police said. Halifax to miss target date for controversial smoking ban 2018-09-19T11:54:16.000000000-04:00 Regional council voted to ban cannabis and tobacco smoking and vaping on all Halifax Regional Municipality property, except for in designated smoking areas. Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now threatened by deadly protests 2018-09-19T11:49:16.000000000-04:00 While exiled groups once banned as terror organizations are welcomed home to join political dialogue, deadly violence erupts on the fringes of celebrations. A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death 2018-09-19T11:44:16.000000000-04:00 In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. Now there’s 10. For those displaced by Florence, where to call home is ‘up in the air’ 2018-09-19T10:31:14.000000000-04:00 Among the first tasks for officials, will be finding temporary housing for thousands whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged by the storm’s coastal surge and inland floods. Queens Quay streetcar derails after colliding with ambulance 2018-09-19T10:28:14.000000000-04:00 Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arogante said no obvious injuries have been reported at this time, adding that the driver sustained zero injuries. Pakistan court suspends prison sentences of Nawaz Sharif and family 2018-09-19T10:23:14.000000000-04:00 The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to appeal their sentences, handed down by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year in a corruption case against them. Stay granted on previous Bill 5 decision, paving way for 25-ward election 2018-09-19T10:03:17.000000000-04:00 The decision came less than 24 hours after a daylong court hearing that saw provincial and city lawyers once again pitted against one another over the council cut.