Two people have died in an explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec, Canada.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insists Canada remove tons of mislabeled, misdirected trash from Manila that arrived in 2013 and 2014. Duterte threatens to retaliate, up to declaring war, if the trash is not removed.
Canadian ship MV "Iron Chieftain" burns for a second day off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. The freighter, carrying dolomite, was partially extinguished yesterday, but fire remains in the hold.
Since the fire has intermittently blocked the only route south toward Alberta's major cities, evacuees have had to go north toward oil camps and a few small settlements. The province has airlifted 4,000 people to Edmonton and Calgary as of late Thursday. Roughly 20 percent of Canada's crude oil production, around 680,000 barrels per day, is offline and is expected to increase. There are no known casualties from the fire, which today has grown to 210,000 acres (85,000 hectares), but fatalities are reported in at least one vehicle crash along the evacuation route.
The United States Congress negotiates a deal to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership between the US and Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.