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Qatar identifies mother of newborn girl abandoned at international airport

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 08:06
Qatar says it has identified the parents of a newborn baby found abandoned at Doha international airport last month, in an incident that sparked widespread anger after more than a dozen women said they were invasively searched during the initial investigation.

Australian PM calls Doha airport incident 'unacceptable' (October 2020)

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 08:05
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to an incident at Doha Airport where more than 18 women were subjected to compulsory intimate medical exams after a newborn was found abandoned in a trash can. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years

Science & Nature - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 05:55
Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches.

China has 8 million blind people, but only 200 guide dogs

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 05:47
At the age of 11, Yang Kang lost his vision due to a rare type of eye cancer. But he considers himself one of the lucky few among China's millions of blind people -- he has a guide dog.

England cuts traveler quarantine period to five days

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 02:36
England is drastically reducing its quarantine period for people arriving from most destinations in a move that will potentially throw open the doors for British people wanting to take foreign vacations.

School is back in session as 'Saved By the Bell' heads back to Bayside

Entertainment - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 23:24
The stars of "Saved by the Bell" are going back to school in a new version of the teen series coming to Peacock, and Elizabeth Berkley Lauren isn't mincing her words on how she feels about it.

Heat-trapping gas levels reach a new record high, despite the coronavirus lockdown

World - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 22:29
No, the coronavirus lockdown did not solve climate change. Not even a little bit. In fact, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere surged to a new record high this year, even as the pandemic brought the world to a standstill, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Monday.

Bad Bunny tests positive for Covid-19

Entertainment - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 21:33
Bad Bunny performing at the American Music Awards had been eagerly anticipated, but he had to cancel after he tested positive for Covid-19, his rep told CNN Monday.

Chinese spacecraft sets off on Moon sample quest

Science & Nature - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 21:14
The robotic Chang'e-5 mission aims to return the first lunar rocks to Earth in more than 40 years.

The best of Netflix's charmingly bad holiday romcoms

Entertainment - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 21:13
Coronavirus, lockdowns, economic woes and a dramatic political divide have all made 2020 pretty unbearable. So, let's thank Netflix for a few winter romcoms to take our minds off real life.

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine is highly effective

Science & Nature - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 20:09
The vaccine is cheaper than other options and easier to distribute around the world.

Why Christopher Walken's Irish accent went so wrong

World - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:32
"Welcome to Ireland," intones Christopher Walken over drone shots of lush green farmland, his unique halting speech patterns -- New York via the moon -- only occasionally troubled by the mangled specter of a County Mayo lilt.

Israeli minister says Netanyahu met Saudi Crown Prince, but Riyadh denies it

World - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:19
An Israeli government official said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his first ever known meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday, but the claim was swiftly denied by Riyadh's top diplomat.

PayPal CEO explains move into crypto

World - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:28
Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, says the decision to accept digital currencies is to help shape the future of everyday commerce.

Climate change: Covid pandemic has little impact on rise in CO2

Science & Nature - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:29
Despite the global lockdowns, overall greenhouse gas concentrations have continued to rise.

See who won at the AMAs

Entertainment - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:29
The American Music Awards will be presented Sunday. See below for the complete list of nominees and check back for winners throughout the night.

Hydrogen-powered trains could replace diesel engines in Germany

World - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:06
Siemens and Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn have announced plans to test a hydrogen-powered train with a range of more than 370 miles, technology that promises to reduce CO2 emissions and help make 1,300 diesel units obsolete.

Tyler Perry's Thanksgiving giveaway draws thousands

Entertainment - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:51
Tyler Perry hosted a Thanksgiving food giveaway that quickly ran out of supplies as an unexpected number of people showed up.

Canada's largest city put into lockdown as infections soar

World - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:32
Toronto, Canada's largest city, was placed into lockdown for 28 days, with officials shutting shops, businesses and restaurants and banning indoor gatherings to curb a growing spike in Covid-19 cases.
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