The Guardiannotes the sequencing of Ozzy Osbourne’s DNA.
The National Postreports that Québec NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau might well be considering a run for the NDP leadership.
Newsweekreports on the decision of the Wall Street Journal to run an ad denying the Armenian genocide.
Finally, there has been much written after the death of Prince. Some highlights: The Atlanticlooks at how he was a gay icon, Voxshares 14 of his most important songs, the Toronto Starnotes his connection to Toronto, Dangerous Minds shares videos of early performances, The Daily Beastexplains Prince’s stringent control of his content on the Internet, and In Media Res mourns the man and some of his songs.
The Sacramento Beereports that UC Davis spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on trying to salvage its reputation online, after famously being linked with security guards pepper-spraying student protesters.
Bloomberg notes China’s island-building spree in the South China Sea is causing environmental damage, notes Hungary may lose out on future investment because of labour shortages, and notes London property prices are sliding because of Brexit.
The Guardiansuggests Russians do not care about Putin’s corruption.
The Independentreports on a Muslim anti-ISIS march not covered by mainstream media.
MacLean’s writes about the NDP, about the hard left turn, about James Laxer’s criticism of the Leap manifesto, and about the disinterest of Megan Leslie and other NDPers in going for the leadership.
Bloomberg notes the defection of 13 North Korean workers at an overseas restaurant to the South, reports that Venezuela has declared Friday a holiday to try to save on power consumption, wonders if low oil prices will hurt the Philippines through diminished remittances from the Middle East, notes that Russian efforts at import substitution are failing, and argues against a $15 minimum wage in the United States.
The Inter Press Service reports on how forests can help solve urban water scarcity issues.
MacLean’snotes the general attack in Alberta on Mulcair, from the NDP and from the Wildrose Party.
The National Postnotes the export of old homes from British Columbia to the United States, and looks at how Russia’s targeting of terrorists’ families works out.
Dangerous Minds notes a Brazilian artist who has gotten some controversy over turning religious figurines into superheroes.
The Dragon’s Tales notes that in the last five years, Japan’s population has shrunk by one million.
Joe. My. God. notes an Indonesian parliamentarian who has called for homosexuals to be put to death.
Language Hat looks at the multilingualism of medieval Europe.
Language Log notes tablets which have problems displaying Chinese documents.
Lawyers, Guns and Money notes Donald Trump as a con artist.
The Map Room Blog considers if transit maps are too complicated for users.
Marginal Revolution notes declining labour force participation among middle-aged maps.
pollotenchegglooks at demographic changes in 2015 over Ukraine.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders if Trump would wreck the relationship with Mexico and looks at the relatively moderate nature of his claims on his website, suggesting mockery is the best response to Trump.
Window on Eurasia notes Ukrainian claims that Russia is creating military units staffed by Ukrainian citizens, and notes reports on an ethnic clash between members of a military unit in Chechnya.
The Financial Times‘ The World notes the awkward position of Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo, the first wanting to join Serbia and the second wanting access to the European Union.