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The Canadian government will no longer require people to wear masks on planes. Government officials also confirmed Canada is dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of the month. Canada, like the United States, requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated when entering the country. No change in the mandate is expected in the U.S. in the near term. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has agreed to let a cabinet order enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the border expire Sept. 30. Transport Canada is also removing travel requirements and as of October 1 people won't have to wear masks on trains and planes.

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You may assume that having more money in retirement will make you happier. And you’d probably be right. But finances aren’t the only factor that contributes to a joyful post-employment period. Your health, relationships and sense of purpose play a significant role, too. Plus, research has found that a little bit of optimism can go a long way. If you want to enjoy a happier retirement, start by looking at the things you can control — your outlook on the world, your attitude about aging and your willingness to learn new things.

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Cuba is holding a rare referendum on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt. It also outlines the rights of children and grandparents and tries to protect against gender violence. The code of more than 400 articles has been questioned by many members of the island’s increasingly vocal evangelical community. President Miguel Díaz-Canel has promoted the law but acknowledged Sunday that “it still has issues that our society as a whole does not understand,.”

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Milan Fashion Week has come to a close after five days of mostly womenswear previews that celebrated diversity and renewal. More designers of color were represented than ever and a host of new talent made their debuts at major fashion houses.  The Italian fashion council also put the spotlight on sustainability with the return of the Green Carpet awards Sunday night that recognize practices that reduce waste in the industry and its carbon footprint.  Even while the fashion world was raising awareness about sustainability, this season’s calendar presented unsustainable trajectories between shows, forcing the fashion crowd to travel back and forth in an already gridlocked city.

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Thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims have flocked to central Ukraine to mark the Jewish new year, ignoring international travel warnings. That came as Russia struck more targets in Ukraine from the air and mobilized its citizens to stem losses in the war that has entered its eighth month. The Jewish pilgrims, many traveling from Israel and further afield, converged on the small city of Uman, the burial site of Nachman of Breslov, a respected Hasidic rabbi who died in 1810. The Ukrainian embassy to Israel has repeatedly urged those planning a pilgrimage to stay home. The Israeli and American governments also cautioned citizens not to make the trip this year either. But a reported 23,000 pilgrims were in Uman on Sunday.

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For decades, millions of Egyptians have depended on the government to keep basic goods affordable. But a series of shocks to the global economy and Russia's invasion of Ukraine have endangered the social contract in the Middle East's most populous country, which is also the world's biggest importer of wheat. It is now grappling with double-digit inflation and a steep devaluation of its currency, prompting oil-rich Gulf Arab countries to once again step in with financial support as talks with the International Monetary Fund drag on. The possibility of food insecurity has raised concerns.

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Pharoah Sanders, the revered tenor saxophonist known to the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died. He was 81. His record label says Sanders died early Saturday in Los Angeles. Sanders was known for his work performing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s. The saxophonist’s best-known work was his two-part “The Creator Has a Master Plan,” from the “Karma” album released in 1969. The combined track is nearly 33 minutes long. After more than a decade of performing but not recording albums, Sanders released the much-admired “Promises” in 2021,  with producer Floating Points and the London Symphony Orchestra.

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People walk by a stage, set up for the Romula Fest historic reenactment festival in the village of Resca, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Members of historic NGOs and volunteers gathered in a field outside a southern Romanian village, once part of the Romula Malva, Roman Empire era city, aiming to raise awareness for history through realistic reenactments of battles between Roman legions and local Dacian tribes.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

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Men wearing Roman soldiers outfits walk past the public during the Romula Fest historic reenactment event in the village of Resca, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Members of historic NGOs and volunteers gathered in a field outside a southern Romanian village, once part of the Romula Malva, Roman Empire era city, aiming to raise awareness for history through realistic reenactments of battles between Roman legions and local Dacian tribes.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)