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Thousands Protest In Berlin Against Coronavirus Restrictions

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:03:14 -0400 - blogs

Demonstrators in Germany declared that "the end of the pandemic" is here.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Fans Hatch 'Unforgettable' Plan To Mark Royals' Birthdays

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 06:00:24 -0400 - blogs

The Sussex Squad is at it again -- this time with a scholarship #InspiredByMeghan.

U.S. Officially Surpasses 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:58:28 -0400 - blogs

At least 150,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus since the U.S. began keeping count, and the number continues to rise.

Meghan Markle Fights to Keep Friends Anonymous in Newspaper Lawsuit

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:55:09 -0400 - blogs

Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex asked a judge at a London court on Wednesday to keep the names of five of her friends out of the public domain.

Tigers Seen In Region Of Western Thailand For First Time In Years

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:07:30 -0400 - blogs

“These sightings are extremely encouraging for the future of tigers in our country and beyond,” a Thai official said.

Coronavirus-Linked Hunger Tied To 10,000 Child Deaths Each Month

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 21:52:15 -0400 - blogs

The side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are pushing hungry communities around the world over the edge.

'Embarrassed' St. Bernard Rescued By Team Of 16 From England's Tallest Mountain

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 07:39:54 -0400 - blogs

The 121-pound pooch feels "a bit guilty" for letting down the image of her St. Bernard cousins, her rescuers joked.

U.S. Closes Chengdu Consulate Amid Rising Tensions With China

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 03:26:54 -0400 - blogs

Rancor surrounds disputes over allegations of technology theft, national security, human rights, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea.

North Korea Locks Down Border City Over Suspected Coronavirus Case

Posted on Sun, 26 Jul 2020 11:41:19 -0400 - blogs

The country has vehemently denied having had any cases of the virus, a claim questioned by outside experts.

'Shameful' And 'A Sign Of Weakness' – Why Right-Wingers Are 'Least Likely To Wear Face Masks'

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 22:27:39 -0400 - blogs

US and UK researchers found those to the right of the political spectrum were most likely to find masks "shameful" or "not cool".

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Sue Over Drone Photos Of Son Archie

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:45:23 -0400 - blogs

The couple alleged in a lawsuit that paparazzi used drones and helicopters to take photos, and cut holes in their security fence.

Couple Comes Up With Out Of This World Way To Shield Themselves From Coronavirus

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 09:19:33 -0400 - blogs

The at-risk husband and wife are wearing unusual garb for their walks around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Always Rocky, China-U.S. Relations Appear At A Turning Point

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 08:51:51 -0400 - blogs

On Friday, China ordered the closing of the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, in rapid retaliation for the closing of its consulate in Houston.

China Tells U.S. To Close Consulate In Chengdu In Growing Spat

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 05:35:44 -0400 - blogs

Chinese-U.S. relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades amid a mounting array of conflicts.

Image Reveals First Ever Look At 2 Exoplanets Rotating Around A Sun-Like Star

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 19:26:01 -0400 - blogs

Captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, the image shows a star and two gas giants roughly 300 light-years away.

German Court Convicts Former Concentration Camp Guard, 93

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:48:15 -0400 - blogs

Bruno Dey was convicted of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder by the Hamburg state court.

Europe Proves Contact-Tracing Apps Aren’t A Coronavirus Cure-All

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:54:48 -0400 - blogs

Once viewed as a game-changer against COVID-19, smartphone apps have been plagued by low participation, technical glitches and privacy concerns.

Crowd Catches Children Falling 33 Feet From Burning Apartment

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 06:40:19 -0400 - blogs

The young brothers survived the drama caught on camera in Grenoble, France, but two rescuers suffered broken bones.

Scientists Identify Itty Bitty, 'Exceedingly Cute' Larval Form Of Ocean Sunfish

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:10:28 -0400 - blogs

An adult Mola alexandrini might be a monster weighing over 4,000 pounds, but its larval stage is positively squidgy.

How Sweden And Portugal Went From Pandemic Role Models To Record Infections

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:21:14 -0400 - blogs

They are the European countries with the most outbreaks recorded at the end of June, but their strategies to tackle Covid-19 could not be more different.

Why Poor Countries Could Be Priced Out Of Oxford University's Covid-19 Vaccine

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:19:21 -0400 - blogs

Pharma giant AstraZeneca says it's "too early to comment on pricing post-pandemic".

The UK And US Were Ranked Top For Pandemic Preparedness. What Went Wrong?

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:18:04 -0400 - blogs

According to one researcher, we had everything – except leadership.

Prince Philip Makes Rare Public Appearance To Hand Over Patronage To Camilla

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:22:41 -0400 - blogs

The Duke of Edinburgh has been colonel-in-chief of the Rifles since its formation in 2007.

U.S. Tells China To Shut Houston Consulate In Move China Calls 'Unprecedented Escalation'

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 04:57:15 -0400 - blogs

The closure had been ordered “in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information,” according to the State Department.

Europe’s Landmark Rescue Plan Counters Nationalist Threat. For Now.

Posted on Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:56:40 -0400 - blogs

The relief package represents a victory for the idea of a united Europe.

U.S. Virus Aid Far Off As EU Digs Deep To Aid Ailing Economies

Posted on Tue, 21 Jul 2020 07:05:07 -0400 - blogs

After four days and nights of haggling, European Union leaders clinched an unprecedented 1.8 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and coronavirus recovery fund.

Hong Kong Protesters Adapt Signs, Slogans To Skirt New Law

Posted on Tue, 21 Jul 2020 05:50:03 -0400 - blogs

Shop owners in Hong Kong are displaying blank sticky notes to show solidarity with the movement as protesters become more creative.

Lockdowns Have Brought Breathing Space. We Can’t Afford To Waste It.

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:04:48 -0400 - blogs

As governments focus on reopening their economies, scientists warn that they need to step up preparations for a second wave.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman Admitted To Hospital For Tests

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2020 05:40:31 -0400 - blogs

The 84-year-old monarch is undergoing tests due to inflammation of the gallbladder, the kingdom’s Royal Court said in a brief statement.

Notre Dame Cathedral To Be Rebuilt Without Modern Touches

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:35:35 -0400 - blogs

French President Emmanuel Macron initially pushed for a contemporary touch but came around to the traditionalists’ argument.

Iran Rocked By Major Explosion For 3rd Time In Recent Weeks

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:47:42 -0400 - blogs

There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week.

WHO Says Coronavirus Going Airborne Indoors 'Cannot Be Ruled Out'

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:33:09 -0400 - blogs

“These particles could be inhaled by other people who are in the vicinity, in the room, and this could be called airborne transmission."

Missing Mayor Of Seoul Found Dead

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:04:08 -0400 - blogs

Park Won-soon's daughter had previously reported him missing.

Meghan Markle Slams Tabloids' Attempt To Identify Friends Who Defended Her

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:48:31 -0400 - blogs

"These five women are not on trial, and nor am I,” the Duchess of Sussex said.

Young People Will Be The Pandemic's Long-Term Economic Victims

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:01:00 -0400 - blogs

They may have been spared the high mortality rates of older generations, but COVID-19 threatens to permanently scar the career prospects of young people.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon Reported Missing; Police Search Underway

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 06:54:52 -0400 - blogs

Park’s daughter reportedly told police that her father left “a will-like” message before leaving their home earlier Thursday.

Melania Trump Statue Set On Fire In Slovenia

Posted on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:58:11 -0400 - blogs

The wooden statue, unveiled last year, was commissioned by American Brad Downey and carved by Slovenian man Ales “Maxi” Zupevc.

Unemployed And Alone: US H4 Visa Restrictions Are A Blow To Women Stranded In India

Posted on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:52:41 -0400 - blogs

Indian women who had applied for dependent H4 visas and whose husbands are in the US on H1B visas are struggling with uncertainty and the anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitors From The United States Will Still Have To Quarantine, Says Grant Shapps

Posted on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:48:24 -0400 - blogs

Transport secretary confirms the US is on the "red list" of countries still seen as high risk from coronavirus.

Britain’s First Pint In 15 Weeks Ends 'Long National Hibernation'

Posted on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:46:22 -0400 - blogs

The reopening of pubs, restaurants, and other establishments marks the U.K’s biggest step toward normality since the coronavirus lockdown began in March.

Wedding Season Brings New Virus Outbreak In West Bank

Posted on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 07:26:50 -0400 - blogs

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told a Cabinet meeting that 82% of cases in the West Bank were linked to weddings and funerals.

Jair Bolsonaro's Positive Test Will Only Escalate His Coronavirus Culture War

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:05:15 -0400 - blogs

The virus he has sloughed off has killed more than 65,000 Brazilians. And even after he tested positive, Bolsonaro treated it as no big deal.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:22:49 -0400 - blogs

The far-right leader has spent months downplaying the severity of COVID-19 even as cases surge in Brazil.

Draconian Lockdowns Target Low-Income Immigrant Communities

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:15:42 -0400 - blogs

Coronavirus outbreaks in Australia and Europe highlight how the shift from broad national restrictions to specific local lockdowns hits poor communities hardest.

TikTok To Leave Hong Kong As Security Law Raises Worries

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:33:42 -0400 - blogs

Social media platforms and messaging apps are balking at the possibility of providing user data to Hong Kong authorities.

American Student Released After 486 Days In Egyptian Prison

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:04:11 -0400 - blogs

Mohamed Amashah, 24, was arrested after standing alone in Cairo’s Tahrir Square with a sign that read: “Freedom for all the political prisoners.”

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Tested Again For Coronavirus

Posted on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 20:16:56 -0400 - blogs

The Brazilian president said he was tested for COVID-19 after local media reported he had symptoms of the virus.

Meghan Markle On George Floyd's Killing: People Have Said 'Enough'

Posted on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:29:15 -0400 - blogs

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also discussed Britain owning up to its colonial past.

COVID-19 Live Updates: States Still Struggle To Administer Coronavirus Tests

Posted on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:31:18 -0400 - blogs

Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world.

Egypt Arrests Doctors, Silences Critics Over Virus Outbreak

Posted on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 05:52:02 -0400 - blogs

At least 10 doctors and six journalists have been arrested since the virus first hit Egypt in February, according to rights groups.

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