'Kind of like carnies': International balloon festival returns to High River, Alta.

Hot-air balloons soar over fields during the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival near High River, Alta., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Hot-air balloons soar over fields during the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival near High River, Alta., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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Ukrainian troops claim gains in Russia-annexed region

Ukrainian troops pushed forward Monday with their offensive that has embarrassed Moscow, with Kyiv officials and foreign observers hinting at new gains in the strategic southern region of Kherson that the Kremlin wants to annex.

Ukrainian tank T-64 fires in Russian troops' positions direction, in Bakhmut, Ukraine, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Inna Varenytsia)

Indonesian police probe tear gas firing at soccer match

Indonesian police said they were investigating over a dozen officers responsible for firing tear gas that set off a crush that killed 125 people at a soccer match, as families and friends grieved Monday for the victims that included 17 children.