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Lawsuit challenges Idaho's new ballot initiative process 2021-05-07 17:04:37BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two groups on Friday filed a lawsuit with the Idaho Supreme Court challenging the state's new law making it more difficult to get

Balding men appear at higher risk for severe 2021-05-07 16:26:58Men who are balding appear much more likely to suffer from severe cases of COVID-19 than those with a full head of hair, researchers found.  Rese

Colombia expels Cuban; Havana says move 'groundless' 2021-05-07 16:16:25HAVANA (AP) - Colombia's government has expelled the No. 2 Cuban diplomat in the country for “activities incompatible” with his position,

Sinopharm, China's COVID-19 vaccine, wins WHO approval for 2021-05-07 14:34:29The World Health Organization on Friday approved China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use globally. The vaccine was found to be 79%

U.S., U.K. warn of Russian hackers using new 2021-05-07 14:23:28Russian hackers have adopted new cyber tactics, techniques and procedures for attacking targets in the U.S. and elsewhere after their earlier methods

Ukraine says 2 soldiers killed in east amid 2021-05-07 13:19:07KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - The Ukrainian military said Friday two soldiers were killed and another was wounded under fire from Russia-backed separatist rebe

Joe Biden still planning June meeting with Vladimir 2021-05-07 12:40:20President Biden said Friday he still plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite the recent buildup of his troops on the Ukrainian bor

EU calls on US to push exports to 2021-05-07 12:34:25PORTO, Portugal (AP) - The European Union called on the United States Friday to start boosting its vaccine exports to contain the global COVID-19 cris

EU chided for not ensuring improved social rights 2021-05-07 12:15:16PORTO, Portugal (AP) - Hardship felt during the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred European Union leaders to add muscle to the bloc's safeguards for its 4

France, Britain in naval standoff over fishing rights 2021-05-07 11:22:52The last time Great Britain and France squared off in combat was during the Napoleonic Wars. But a recent fishing dispute prompted government official

Brazil's Amazon deforestation surged in April after pledges 2021-05-07 11:15:07RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Preliminary data released Friday signaled deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon in April was the highest for that month in at l

Kamala Harris confers with Mexico's president on surge 2021-05-07 10:50:00Vice President Kamala Harris told Mexico's president in a virtual meeting on Friday that the two nations need to "build a sense of home" in Central

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Barack Obama's dog Bo, once a constant presence New! 2021-05-08 17:49:46Former U.S. president Barack Obama's dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media, calling him a 'true friend an

At least 30 killed in bomb blast near New! 2021-05-08 11:32:23A bomb exploded near a girls' school in a majority Shia district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, many of them pupils between 1

More than 200 Palestinians hurt in night of New! 2021-05-08 05:38:46A night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem left more than 200 Palestin

Bye, bye, birdie rule: U.S. quashes Trump environmental 2021-05-07 16:46:16The Biden administration says it's siding with Canada in a dispute over an environmental protection for birds that migrate across the border.

Indian PM under pressure to enact strict anti-COVID 2021-05-07 15:37:31Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases th

Listen to the Ingenuity helicopter humming through the 2021-05-07 15:15:41First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming above the surface of Mars.

2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 1 wounded in country's 2021-05-07 14:46:19The Ukrainian military said Friday two soldiers were killed and another was wounded under fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels in the country's

WHO panel approves emergency use of China's Sinopharm 2021-05-07 13:10:45The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the

Nepal's COVID-19 case surge has doctors sounding the 2021-05-07 13:10:22Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal warned Friday of a major crisis as daily coronavirus cases hit a record and hosp

Bird-like dinosaur could hunt in total darkness, pointing 2021-05-07 12:15:06Under the cover of darkness in desert habitats about 70 million years ago, in what is today Mongolia and northern China, a gangly looking dinosaur emp

Norwegian company develops fully electric motorboats 2021-05-07 11:57:00The Evoy1 motorboat, manufactured by Norwegian company Evoy, uses the same rapid charger as an electric car, generates up to 800 horsepower, fully cha

Dutch researchers train honeybees to detect COVID-19 2021-05-07 11:57:00Researchers in the Netherlands used the hypersensitive scent response of honeybees to teach them to react to the scent of the coronavirus. Scientists

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No refuge for India's rich and middle class 2021-05-07 14:40:15High-rise apartment towers are hotbeds of infections, whereas some slums are proving resilient after enduring the first wave of the virus last year.

Column: Will Biden's 'build back better' take care 2021-05-07 06:00:59Only about 3.6 million babies were born in 2020, down from about 3.75 million in 2019. The birth rate in the U.S. hasn't been this low since 1979.

Separated at the U.S.-Canada border: For a father 2021-05-07 05:00:55Family separations don't occur only at the Mexican border, as Carlos Rivera and his young son discovered when they crossed into the U.S. from Canada.

Biden wants to sell Louisiana a new bridge 2021-05-06 22:11:38President Biden stops in Lake Charles and New Orleans, in a state dogged by water-control issues, to seek GOP support for infrastructure spending.

'Justice in Italy has worked': Many in Rome 2021-05-06 17:53:14Italians applaud Californians' life sentences for police officer killing

Column: A congressional shutout in Texas disappoints Democrats. 2021-05-06 14:00:56Republicans grabbed both runoff slots in a district trending away from the GOP.

U.S. sends warning to Russia, assuring Ukraine of 2021-05-06 13:44:40Secretary of State Blinken in Ukraine to assure President Zelensky, who played role in Trump impeachment, of U.S. support against Russian hostilities.

Studies of hospital workers suggest COVID-19 vaccines really 2021-05-06 11:17:25Two studies of hospital workers bolster the case that COVID-19 vaccines really do reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection.

Go fish: Britain and France dispatch patrol boats 2021-05-06 09:32:40Britain and France have both dispatched patrol ships to the island of Jersey as their dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights escalates.

Texas Republicans' push to restrict voting is straining 2021-05-06 09:02:43Efforts by Texas Republicans to pass voting restrictions tests the enduring relationship between the party and big business in the state.

As immigrants seek refuge, America struggles to live 2021-05-06 08:00:04The immigration debate poses a moral dilemma for America.

Biden administration supports waiving intellectual property rules on 2021-05-05 16:07:04Biden supports relaxing global trade restrictions for COVID-19 vaccines so that more countries can produce them and bring a faster end to the pandemic

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Madrid, Barca and Juventus defend Super League project New! 2021-05-08 08:49:38Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus on Saturday defended the aborted Super League project in the face of "threats" from UEFA.

Rio de Janeiro police face public fury, calls New! 2021-05-08 07:20:45The death toll in the aftermath of a violent raid by Brazilian police on a favela in Rio de Janeiro has now risen to at least 28. Police say all of th

Journalists in the Sahel 'sick with fear' New! 2021-05-08 06:39:26Recent killings and kidnappings of reporters in the Sahel have highlighted the severe risks faced by journalists in the war-torn African region, with

Fight to feminise French language enters new round New! 2021-05-08 06:15:44The ongoing battle to make the French language kinder to women – or at least take better account of their existence in French society – lo

Violence against Peru’s indigenous communities surges as drug New! 2021-05-08 05:56:34Nine indigenous leaders in Peru’s central Amazon have been murdered in the past year and many more have received death threats as their ancestra

Chinese rocket debris to plunge back to Earth New! 2021-05-08 03:29:54A large segment of a Chinese rocket is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere on the weekend, but Beijing has downplay

Algeria marks first national day of remembrance over New! 2021-05-08 02:31:38Algeria on Saturday honours thousands killed by French forces in 1945, as the North African country waits for Paris to apologise for its colonial-era

Scores injured as Israeli police, Palestinians clash at New! 2021-05-08 01:28:52More than 160 people were wounded when Israeli riot police clashed with Palestinians at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound late Friday, c

India’s teens pitch in on social media during 2021-05-07 16:30:24The collapse of the healthcare system during the latest Covid-19 surge has driven desperate Indians to seek help on social media. As adults struggle t

Biden: US has ‘long way to go’ as 2021-05-07 14:02:32The United States added 266,000 jobs in April – a quarter of the number expected – in a surprise setback for President Joe Biden's effort

'There isn’t a single stretcher left' in Iran 2021-05-07 12:47:21Iranians are facing a fourth wave of Covid-19 and it is shaping up to be the worst since the start of the pandemic. According to official figures, the

Is France's Covid-19 vaccination campaign up to scratch? 2021-05-07 12:22:08This week, we're putting the Focus on the French government's Covid-19 vaccination strategy, as it comes under criticism for a sluggish rollout.&nbs

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Israel denied involvement in the killing of Iran's New! 2021-05-08 17:15:26 Israel went to great lengths to distance itself from the drone assassination of Qassem Soleimani last year. However, a new report on the planning and

Police responding to shooting at Florida shopping mall New! 2021-05-08 16:41:51 Police officers are responding to a shooting at Aventura Mall in Florida. Videos from the incident show victims running away from the mall, and one p

‘The man is a genius’: Chelsea fans heap New! 2021-05-08 15:43:57 Chelsea fans again sang the praises of manager Thomas Tuchel on Saturday after the German masterminded a stoppage-time comeback win over UCL final fo

California's population declines for FIRST TIME ON RECORD New! 2021-05-08 15:39:13 California’s population fell by 182,083 people in 2020, the state’s first decline on record, as residents were increasingly unable to aff

Labour sacks Angela Rayner as party chair after New! 2021-05-08 15:26:39 Labour Party deputy leader Angela Rayner has been sacked as party chair, according to several media reports. Rayner’s firing comes after leader

Pelosi skewered for posting photo of WRONG black New! 2021-05-08 15:06:42 A Twitter post on Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s account has drawn mockery and even accusations of racism from some critics, as a birthday message to base

Scotland’s Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson not to block New! 2021-05-08 14:32:08 Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to block another independence referendum. However, Sturgeon may n

Chelsea keep Man City title celebrations on hold New! 2021-05-08 14:27:31 Chelsea forced Manchester City to keep their Premier League title celebrations on ice as the London club defeated their rivals at the Etihad, before

Aguero ridiculed for HORRENDOUS Panenka penalty miss in New! 2021-05-08 14:14:44 Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero left coach Pep Guardiola fuming and was widely mocked online following a ridiculously-weak Panenka penalty attem

‘Ditch him’: McGregor weighs in after footage shows New! 2021-05-08 13:30:11 UFC legend Conor McGregor has blasted oddball coach Joshua Fabia, after scenes of him hitting Diego Sanchez upside down and hung as a punchbag in tra

‘I have some bad news’: Edward Snowden rips New! 2021-05-08 13:24:07 American whistleblower Edward Snowden and many others mocked a former CNN White House correspondent for insinuating that US government lies and spyin

At least 30 killed, 50+ injured as multiple New! 2021-05-08 13:14:13 Multiple explosions have rocked a school in the Afghan capital of Kabul. At least 30 people were killed in the blasts and dozens more were injured. T

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Evidence of nine Neanderthals found in Italian cave New! 2021-05-08 14:28:38The fossil remains of nine Neanderthal men have been found in a cave in Italy, the culture ministry announced Saturday, a major discovery in the study

EU invites 'concrete' US plan on lifting vaccine New! 2021-05-08 12:13:29Europe on Saturday passed the ball back to Washington in a debate over Covid vaccine patents, pushing the US for a concrete proposal and a commitment

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer New! 2021-05-08 12:13:06

'Pak oppn leader Shahbaz Sharif stopped from flying New! 2021-05-08 11:42:46Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said, Shahbaz was not allowed to leave the country after the Federal Investigatio

Pak imposes Eid holiday shutdown as virus cases New! 2021-05-08 11:35:32 "These measures have been necessitated by the extremely dangerous situation which has been created in the region with the spread of virulent mutatio

Pope backs temporary suspension of vaccine patents New! 2021-05-08 11:21:22

200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police: New! 2021-05-08 10:25:55

Russia reports 8,329 new Covid-19 cases, 370 deaths New! 2021-05-08 10:13:41

Burkina Faso's army chaplains tested by extremist conflict New! 2021-05-08 07:34:44In the more than 15 years Salomon Tibiri has been offering spiritual succor as a military pastor in Burkina Faso, he's never fielded so many calls fr

Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook New! 2021-05-08 07:08:38Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential quest

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill New! 2021-05-08 07:01:35Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil

Last wild macaw in Rio is lonely and New! 2021-05-08 06:46:39Some have claimed she's indulging a forbidden romance. More likely, loneliness compels her to seek company at Rio de Janeiro's zoo.

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‘Gives us hope’: George Floyd’s family grateful for New! 2021-05-08 16:38:55The indictment names the four former officers, accusing them of wilfully violating the Black man's constitutional rights as he was restrained face-do

As India’s COVID-19 cases climb, neighbouring Bangladesh faces New! 2021-05-08 14:25:49India was supposed to supply 30 million vaccine doses to Bangladesh by June. So far, only 7 million doses have been supplied, with further shipments s

Chinese rocket debris likely to hit earth by New! 2021-05-08 12:32:37Debris from Chinese rocket launches is not uncommon within China. In April, authorities issued an evacuation notice to people of Shiyan

COVID-19 variant first found in U.K. accounts for New! 2021-05-08 10:52:32The "U.K. variant," known as B.1.1.7 and first identified in Britain late last year, is believed to be more transmissible than other previously domi

25 dead, 52 injured after explosion near Afghan New! 2021-05-08 10:21:37Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, spokesman for the health ministry, said 46 people had been taken to hospitals so far.

China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang New! 2021-05-08 10:05:07Beijing denies the accusations and describes the camps as vocational training centres to combat religious extremism.

U.S. stand on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents is New! 2021-05-08 08:39:24French President Emmanuel Macron insisted that giving any priority to discussing intellectual property rights now, ``is a false debate.''

Southern India states lock down as country reports New! 2021-05-08 02:21:36Infections have swelled in a disastrous turn blamed on more contagious variants as well as government decisions to allow massive crowds to gather for

Largest refined pipeline operator in U.S. shuts down 2021-05-08 00:49:36The company, which is the largest operator of refined product pipelines in the United States, said it has contacted law enforcement and is working to

Olympic official says Tokyo Games will go ahead, 2021-05-08 00:11:22Questions have been raised about the viability of staging the Games this summer with Tokyo in a state of emergency as Japan struggles to contain the C

Dozens hurt after Israeli police, Palestinians clash at 2021-05-07 21:37:46Earlier Friday, Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after the men opened fire on a base belonging to Israel’s Bo

AstraZeneca considers seeking full U.S. approval for its 2021-05-07 19:21:11The drugmakers may skip asking the U.S. FDA for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 shot and instead pursue the more time-intensive applicati

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