Canada

Trudeau apology accepted

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not have to deliver any more apologies or face any sanctions for knocking into an opposition lawmaker with his elbow. New Democrat lawmaker Ruth Ellen Brosseau said Tuesday that Trudeauís actions were unprecedented and unacceptable, but she has accepted his apology and wants everyone to move on. On May 18, Trudeau hurriedly waded into a clutch of lawmakers who were blocking a lawmaker from getting to his seat as Trudeauís Liberals tried to get a vote in on time. Video shows Trudeau pulling one lawmaker. As he turns to pull the lawmaker, Brosseau is seen grimacing in pain.

Vote OKs assisted suicide

Canadaís House of Commons has passed the governmentís proposed assisted suicide law. The House of Commons voted 186-137. The law still requires Senate approval. The Supreme Court last year struck down laws that bar doctors from helping someone die, but put the ruling on hold while the government came up with a new law. Despite pressure to speed the approval, Conservative Senate leader Claude Carignan said thereís no way the bill will be passed by Monday ó the day the ban on assisted suicide ends.

Switzerland

U.N. updates Zika advice

The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus, telling them to wait even longer to conceive. The World Health Organization said Tuesday that couples or women planning pregnancy who live in or are returning from Zika-hit areas ďare strongly recommended to wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceiveĒ to ensure the virus has cleared their bodies. Previously, WHO recommended a four-week minimum period before trying to conceive in such circumstances.

Thailand

More tigers removed

Wildlife officials have removed more of the 137 tigers kept in a Buddhist temple that operated as an admission-charging zoo and is suspected of illegally trafficking in the animals, Thai authorities said Tuesday. The director of Thailandís Wildlife Conservation Office, Teunjai Noochdumrong, said 40 tigers were tranquilized and removed in two days. They are being taken to government animal shelters elsewhere in the country.

Compiled from wire reports