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China has just contained Covid-19. Now it's battling some of the worst floods in decades

World - 16 hours 44 min ago
Weeks of torrential rains have caused the worst flooding in China in recent decades, destroying the homes and livelihoods of millions of people as the country struggles to revive an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Aztec palace's remains uncovered off Mexico City's main Zócalo plaza

Science & Nature - 16 hours 45 min ago
The location of ruler Axayácatl's palace was later used by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.

Xi critic allegedly fired from top university

World - 16 hours 59 min ago
A university professor known for being an open critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping has allegedly been fired from his job at a top Beijing university, according to two ​people with knowledge of his situation.

Fuel spill in Russia taking a devastating toll on the Arctic

World - 17 hours 3 min ago
Russian authorities claim to have contained the massive spill in Norilsk, but a whistleblower and an environmentalist tell CNN the damage is much worse than disclosed and poses a threat to the ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

Coronavirus: How to talk about conspiracy theories

Science & Nature - 17 hours 51 min ago
Conspiracy theories have thrived during the pandemic - what's the right way to talk to someone who believes them?

Mythbusters host Grant Imahara dies at 49

Science & Nature - 18 hours 29 min ago
He was known for Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, and made models for the Star Wars prequels.

'Hope' and ambition drive UAE's Mars mission

Science & Nature - 18 hours 57 min ago
The United Arab Emirates is sending a satellite to the Red Planet to study its weather and climate.

Fox News host addresses ex-staffer's racist posts

World - 20 hours 30 min ago
In a brief set of prepared comments, Tucker Carlson (finally) addressed the revelation that his now-former top writer, Blake Neff, was secretly posting racist and sexist material on an online forum.

Naya Rivera, star of 'Glee,' dead at 33 after disappearing from boat

Entertainment - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 03:03
Naya Rivera, who found fame playing Santana Lopez on the hit series "Glee," has died after going missing during a boat ride with her 4-year-old son, Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub announced at a press conference on Monday.

'Glee' cast no stranger to tragic deaths

Entertainment - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 03:01
There may not be a "Glee curse," but the hit series has certainly seen its fair share of tragedies.

Natural solutions boosted to help prevent floods

Science & Nature - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 02:59
Hollows in the ground to catch and store heavy rain water are among projects that will get cash.

Winter wave of coronavirus 'could be worse than first'

Science & Nature - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 01:52
Modelling suggests there could be a deadly second peak, killing more than 100,000 people in the UK.

Tom Bergeron not returning as host of 'Dancing with the Stars'

Entertainment - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 01:35
It's the end of an era on "Dancing with the Stars."

Venezuelan migrants fleeing Covid-19 get stuck at border

World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 23:41
Venezuelan migrant workers, who left the country when its economy collapsed, are trying to return as coronavirus cases surge across the region. Now thousands are stuck at the Colombia border in worsening conditions. Stefano Pozzebon reports.

Coronavirus: How did Florida get so badly hit by Covid-19?

Science & Nature - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 23:05
Florida is becoming the new US epicentre - but what's behind the rising case counts?

Coronavirus: Why attitudes to masks have changed around the world

Science & Nature - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 23:02
Boris Johnson and Donald Trump both publicly wore face masks for the first time. Why now?

The perfume makers that can't smell a thing

Science & Nature - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 23:02
Perfumers are using AI to create millions of scents, but will it replace the traditional methods?

Portuguese search wells in case of missing Madeleine McCann

World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 22:52
Portuguese authorities have conducted searches in three wells, according to witnesses, near where British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared 13 years ago.
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