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Coronavirus lab escape theory advances New! 2020-04-08 17:20:08For weeks after the COVID-19 outbreak began, mainstream media outlets, reflecting propaganda themes voiced by the Chinese government, have sought to l

Editorial Roundup: US New! 2020-04-08 16:27:55Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not bei

Presidential betting gets axed quickly in West Virginia New! 2020-04-08 14:47:44CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - For just a moment, West Virginia was the only state in the country to allow betting on the presidential election. The short-l

WHO chief: Politicizing coronavirus will result in 'more New! 2020-04-08 14:34:24The World Health Organization on Wednesday responded to President Trump's criticism by warning nations to avoid politicizing the coronavirus fight, s

Organized hacking groups among cybercriminals exploiting coronavirus pandemic, New! 2020-04-08 14:31:41American and British security agencies issued a joint alert Wednesday about sophisticated hackers and other cybercriminals attempting to exploit the n

Dissident group claims coronavirus death toll in Iran New! 2020-04-08 14:12:13An international Iranian dissident group says the country's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak is much higher than the government has reported

Hydroxychloroquine usage for coronavirus climbs while plasma rated New! 2020-04-08 13:54:13The percentage of physicians prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat the novel coronavirus has shot up, but plasma from those who have recovered is no

Elliott Abrams: U.S. to press Venezuela proposal despite New! 2020-04-08 13:36:03U.S. officials say they are pressing forward with a proposal that would require Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido

New research shows lockdown measures across Britain are New! 2020-04-08 11:13:46Lockdown measures that have been implemented in Britain have been working to slow the spread of coronavirus, new data shows. Researchers with the King

Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacks 2020-04-08 10:18:27THE HAGUE (AP) - The global chemical weapons watchdog issued a report Wednesday blaming the Syrian air force for a series of chemical attacks using sa

EU talks for coronavirus rescue package stall after 2020-04-08 09:55:00Talks within the European Union on how to assist southern countries that have been hit badly by the coronavirus outbreak stalled Wednesday after 16 ho

WHO claps back at Trump: Coronavirus isn't 'very 2020-04-08 09:29:40The World Health Organization on Wednesday pushed back against comments by President Trump that the group is "very China-centric," and said that con

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Fossil teeth yield oldest genetic material from extinct 2020-04-07 08:28:41Scientists have extracted from dental enamel the oldest human genetic material ever obtained, helping clarify the pivotal place in the human evolution

Divers recover body of R.F.K.'s granddaughter from Chesapeake 2020-04-07 08:16:20The body of Chesapeake Bay, the daughter of former Maryland lieutenant-governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, was found in Chesapeake Bay, authorities sa

Boeing will redo botched test for Starliner crew 2020-04-07 07:53:59Boeing said Monday it will repeat a test flight of its astronaut capsule following last year's botched demo, considered a perilous close call by NASA

Global lockdowns might reduce CO2 emissions, but won't 2020-04-07 04:00:00The worldwide shutdowns are having a deep economic impact, but it might appear as though there could be a silver lining: reduced CO2 emissions. Scient

Boris Johnson stable overnight, 'in good spirits,' British 2020-04-07 03:52:23British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was stable overnight in intensive care after suffering a deterioration of his COVID-19 symptoms and he remains in

Wisconsin primary will go ahead today after court 2020-04-06 20:41:50Wisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in Tuesday's presidentia

Vatican welcomes Cardinal George Pell acquittal by Australian 2020-04-06 20:35:45The Vatican on Tuesday welcomed Cardinal George Pell's acquittal by Australia's highest court on charges of sexual abuse, praising him for having "

Nurses must be protected from abuse during coronavirus 2020-04-06 18:59:00Authorities must protect nurses and other health workers from harassment and attacks as they fight the pandemic virus, officials say.

Ex-soldier sentenced to prison for 'cold-blooded' killings that 2020-04-06 14:33:43A Slovak court on Monday sentenced former soldier Miroslav Marcek to 23 years in prison for shooting and killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak a

Lady Gaga announces $35M raised to fight COVID-19 2020-04-06 13:55:21Lady Gaga appeared via video link at Monday's World Health Organization media briefing to announce that $35 million US has been raised to fight the C

U.S. deaths from COVID-19 climb to over 10,000: 2020-04-06 13:18:47The death toll in New York, the state hardest hit by COVID-19, was "effectively flat" for the second day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his dai

Swedes' trust in government put to test as 2020-04-06 11:36:21Sweden’s days as a European outlier in the fight against coronavirus may be ending. As deaths rise, many are questioning measures that appear re

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New York state's coronavirus deaths now more than New! 2020-04-08 15:15:05Gov. Cuomo ordered New York's flags lowered to half-staff as the coronavirus death toll there reached 6,268, more than double the fatalities of 9/11.

From caviar to apple juice, coronavirus is changing New! 2020-04-08 12:14:37The coronavirus pandemic is short-circuiting the global food supply chain, disrupting the seafood, dairy and almond industries.

Bernie Sanders ends his presidential campaign New! 2020-04-08 11:24:53Bernie Sanders ends a presidential campaign that helped change the course of Democratic politics by energizing a large groups of new voters.

A small Georgia hospital battles one of the New! 2020-04-08 11:10:56Far from the big coastal hubs, a hospital in Albany, Ga., is struggling with one of the fiercest coronavirus outbreaks in the nation.

'Please don't cry, Dr. Kraft': How one doctor 2020-04-08 07:00:28Dr. Colleen Kraft was part of the Emory University team that successfully cared for America's first Ebola patients. She now is a cool-headed stalwart

Column One: Pet parents rejoice: These new products 2020-04-08 06:00:48Some of the many new contraptions on the market for pets -- or are they really for pet owners?

Column: What will a possible 240,000 U.S. COVID-19 2020-04-08 06:00:16Counting the coronavirus dead is more than just good public policy. We count to give ourselves the illusion of control.

Is that a cricket in the dog bowl? 2020-04-08 06:00:08The pet food aisle is about to grow with dog food made from crickets, Serrano bone treats and cat food designed to curtail allergens.

'A crisis within a crisis': Black Americans face 2020-04-07 22:18:02In Illinois, Louisiana and Michigan, African Americans are dying at higher rates than whites from coronavirus.

Coronavirus has led to thousands of early releases 2020-04-07 21:22:46More states are freeing prisoners due to coronavirus, but Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey claims less drastic health measures are enough for its 42,000 inmate

A look at coronavirus masks around the world 2020-04-07 20:23:20There's a global shortage of COVID-19 face masks — so people around the world are getting creative in making their own.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hit disproportionately hard by Israel's coronavirus 2020-04-07 20:20:32Insular, traditional Jewish community, resistant to state authority, sees spike in COVID-19 cases in Israel.

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'Debt phobia': Mexican leader's coronavirus gamble New! 2020-04-08 17:51:08If supporters and opponents of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador can agree on anything, it's that he is very stubborn. He says so himself

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around New! 2020-04-08 17:49:54The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1.41 million globally and the death toll crossed 83,400, according to a Reuters t

Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in five-year Yemen war New! 2020-04-08 17:46:27The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it was halting military operations nationwide in support of U

Saudi Arabia to give $525 million for Yemen New! 2020-04-08 17:46:27Saudi Arabia will contribute $500 million to the United Nations humanitarian response plan for Yemen in 2020 and $25 million to help combat the spread

Yemen's Houthis launch ballistic missile at Yemeni city New! 2020-04-08 17:40:24Saudi state TV said early on Thursday that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile at the Yemeni city of Marib, hours befor

Yemen's Houthis target areas in Yemen's port city New! 2020-04-08 17:40:10Saudi state TV said early on Thursday that Yemen's Houthis targeted residential areas in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, hours before a ceasefire an

What you need to know about the coronavirus New! 2020-04-08 17:24:50Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

UK coronavirus cases and hospital admissions starting to New! 2020-04-08 17:24:50The number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions in Britain is beginning to show signs of flattening, Stephen Powis, medical director of

UK's Johnson 'improving' as he fights COVID-19 in New! 2020-04-08 17:24:50British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi

Man jailed for stealing face masks from London New! 2020-04-08 17:24:50A man who was caught stealing surgical face masks from a hospital in London has been jailed for three months, police said on Wednesday.

Brazil turns to local industry to build ventilators New! 2020-04-08 17:04:54Brazil's Health Minister Luis Henrique Mandetta said on Wednesday that the country's attempts to purchase medical supplies from China to fight the c

Portugal suspends water, electricity shutoffs and releases some New! 2020-04-08 17:02:29Portugal's parliament temporarily suspended electricity, water and gas shutoffs and granted partial pardon to some of its prisoners on Wednesday as t

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Coronavirus prompts Saudi-led coalition to declare two-week ceasefire New! 2020-04-08 16:02:13Saudi officials say the coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen will begin a cease-fire starting Thursday.

France to extend coronavirus lockdown again, will run New! 2020-04-08 15:27:05France will extend its nationwide lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the new coronavirus for a second time, meaning it will run

France reports 541 new coronavirus hospital deaths in New! 2020-04-08 14:14:41France’s coronavirus death toll rose to 10,869 after hospitals recorded 541 new fatalities in 24 hours, health officials said Wednesday, as the

French academic Roland Marchal speaks out after nine New! 2020-04-08 14:07:16In an emotional interview with FRANCE 24's partner radio stations RFI and Radio France, Roland Marchal, the French academic relea

Syrian air force carried out 2017 chemical attack, New! 2020-04-08 13:30:54Syrian Arab Air Force pilots flying Sukhoi Su-22 military planes and a helicopter dropped bombs containing poisonous chlorine and sarin nerve gas on a

UK's Johnson 'responding to treatment', remains in intensive New! 2020-04-08 12:34:05Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "responding to treatment", his spokesman said Wednesday, as the 55-year-old leader spent a third day in

Paris rubbish collectors brave virus fears to keep New! 2020-04-08 12:17:35While most of France has been ordered to stay home amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, rubbish collectors are still out performing an indispensabl

Rush to leave Wuhan: Thousands depart as travel New! 2020-04-08 11:51:19At airports, railway stations and on the roads, people in Wuhan, China flocked to leave the city on Wednesday as outbound travel restrictions were lif

Bernie Sanders ends White House bid, leaving Joe New! 2020-04-08 11:45:04Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, hiscampaign said in a statement, paving the way for former vice president Joe Bid

How to make your own face mask to 2020-04-08 10:45:38With governments around the world struggling to provide healthcare workers on the coronavirus front lines with protective equipment, governments

‘Now is not the time to relax measures,’ 2020-04-08 09:26:50Despite "positive signs" from some countries, it is too early to scale back measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, the World He

Spain's coronavirus death toll rises for second consecutive 2020-04-08 07:22:54Spain recorded on Wednesday a second successive daily rise in coronavirus-related deaths with 757 fatalities, lifting the total toll in Europe's seco

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What did they know, exactly? US intel warned New! 2020-04-08 17:54:00 US military intelligence tried to raise the alarm about the coronavirus epidemic in China when it was still embryonic in November, inside sources cla

Global coronavirus cases top 1.5 million as number New! 2020-04-08 17:18:00 Confirmed cases of Covid-19 ticked to just over one and a half million worldwide on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, with

France to extend coronavirus lockdown beyond April 15 New! 2020-04-08 17:10:12 Coronavirus lockdown measures in France, already in place for more than three weeks, will be extended further, President Emmanuel Macron’s offi

Lights, Camera...Corona! Filmmakers already cashing in on Covid-19 New! 2020-04-08 16:48:36 While major Hollywood studios are pushing their film production and releases back due to the Covid-19 pandemic, independent movie makers are rushing

Fifth time unlucky: Charting the cursed history of New! 2020-04-08 16:33:31 RT Sport's Drake Riggs takes a look back at the turbulent history of fight bookings involving Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson after the fight

‘Do not politicize this virus unless you want New! 2020-04-08 16:12:00 The WHO head Tedros Ghebreyesus has responded to US President Donald Trump’s threat to defund the UN health body with a harsh rebuke. Not focus

‘Thank you India!’ Trump praises ‘strong leader’ Modi New! 2020-04-08 16:10:29 US President Donald Trump has praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his government reversed its decision not to export hydroxychloroquine

4 dead after HORROR Moscow nursing home fire New! 2020-04-08 15:30:00 At least four people died and ten were injured after a nursing home went ablaze in Moscow, cutting off dozens of immobile patients. Rescuers were abl

NY to fly flags HALF MAST for Covid-19 New! 2020-04-08 15:11:00 As the number of American victims of the novel coronavirus has jumped over 14,000 and the number of infected began creeping towards half a million, N

Daleks, drones, and high-tech cops: Robots come out New! 2020-04-08 14:52:08 As coronavirus lockdowns keep people indoors and physically distant from one another, robots are picking up the slack, doing the jobs humans can&rsqu

UFC 249: Four undercard fights to follow on New! 2020-04-08 14:41:21 While the loss of the headliner between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is a blow, next weeks's UFC 249 is set to push ahead despite coronavir

Eternal negativity of the one-track mind: Think tank New! 2020-04-08 14:33:00 There's something incredibly fascinating about the "Centre for European Policy Analysis" (CEPA). While other firms on the think tank gravy train a

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Taiwan protests WHO chief's accusations of racist campaign New! 2020-04-09 05:06:50Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that it condoned racist personal attac

Coronavirus: Countries start thinking about easing up on New! 2020-04-09 04:26:03Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the US and other countries are starting to think about a staggered and carefully calibrat

Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now New! 2020-04-09 04:14:52

WHO urges coronavirus unity after Trump attack New! 2020-04-09 03:52:55Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S. and other countries are starting to contemplate an exit strategy and thinking ab

Covid-19: Who chief calls for end to 'politicization' New! 2020-04-09 03:38:13WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for unity and a halt to "politicization" of the global health crisis, specifically urging Chi

New York state reports most coronavirus cases in New! 2020-04-08 19:20:41

Bernie Sanders drops out of US Presidential race New! 2020-04-08 18:15:49Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed socialist democrat from Vermont, US, who electrified America’s collegiate constituency over two election cyc

WHO rejects 'China-centric' charge after Trump's criticism New! 2020-04-08 17:48:01

Sri Lankan PM calls for unity to fight New! 2020-04-08 17:19:26

Mayor says virus has hit black, Hispanic New New! 2020-04-08 16:59:48 New York City's death toll from the coronavirus has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities, and the city is starting an outr

42 Thai returnees from Indonesia found to have New! 2020-04-08 16:43:27

Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb New! 2020-04-08 16:12:50The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb

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Saudi Arabia announces ceasefire in Yemen amid COVID-19 New! 2020-04-08 23:55:48In a statement carried by Saudi Arabia’s official state news agency, a Saudi military spokesman said that the ceasefire would last two weeks and

Nearly half a billion people may end up New! 2020-04-08 23:44:51Under the most serious scenario - a 20% contraction in income - the number of people living in extreme poverty would rise by 434 million people to 922

U.S. federal stockpile of protective equipment almost depleted: New! 2020-04-08 22:20:48The HHS statement confirms federal documents released Wednesday showing that about 90 per cent of the personal protective equipment in the stockpile h

Coronavirus: Canadian-born Second World War Dam Buster dies New! 2020-04-08 21:54:17Saskatchewan-born Ken Sumner, who was a member of 617 Squadron and flew raids in the Second World War, died last week after contracting the novel coro

Coronavirus: Ontario doctor, toddler son trapped in India New! 2020-04-08 21:07:25Nazia Syed, a physician, left for Lucknow, India to visit her family in the beginning of March, before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

First Canadian troops return from Ukraine, in quarantine New! 2020-04-08 19:44:05Most of the returning troops, who are being housed at the same hotel as hundreds of Canadians repatriated from overseas, are from Edmonton.

2 charged with terrorism over threats to spread New! 2020-04-08 17:20:25Prosecutors allege James Jamal Curry, 31, of St. Petersburg, Florida, coughed on an officer's arm while he was being arrested on a domestic violence

Coronavirus conspiracies pushed by Russia, amplified by Chinese New! 2020-04-08 16:56:13Russia and China are pushing conspiracy theories on the origin of the new coronavirus, experts say.

Crews of cargo ships being denied shore leave New! 2020-04-08 16:05:04Crews on some foreign-flagged ships are being told they'll be stuck on their ships - without shore leave - for up to nine months.

Officer appears to cough at Black woman amid New! 2020-04-08 15:04:11The officer, who is white, appears to force out several coughs as he walks past the woman who is recording the video on her phone.

John Prine, legendary U.S. folk singer-songwriter, dead at 2020-04-07 22:44:34Prine's family announced his death due to complications from COVID-19.

Aerial survey shows Great Barrier Reef bleaching more 2020-04-07 22:17:13The air surveys of 1,036 reefs in the past two weeks found bleached coral in the northern, central and southern areas, James Cook University professor

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