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Mary Pat Gleason, 'Mom' actress, dies at 70

Entertainment - 1 hour 48 min ago
Mary Pat Gleason, a prolific film and television actress, has died, her manager, Todd Justice, announced in a statement Wednesday.

Arctic Circle oil spill prompts Putin to declare state of emergency

Science & Nature - 2 hours 11 min ago
A power plant manager is arrested after 20,000 tonnes of oil polluted an Arctic river.

Beyoncé urges people to remain 'focused' in fight for justice for George Floyd

Entertainment - 4 hours 7 min ago
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is encouraging her fans to remain "focused" in the fight for justice for George Floyd.

Which countries are reopening to tourists?

World - 5 hours 34 min ago
Although most governments are still advising against "nonessential" international travel, a host of popular destinations are beginning to ease their Covid-19 lockdown measures and border restrictions and are moving toward welcoming tourists back.

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen massacre for what many fear will be the last time

World - 5 hours 44 min ago
When protests broke out in Beijing and other cities across China in early 1989, many in Hong Kong were exhilarated.

UK police identify new suspect in 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann

World - 5 hours 57 min ago
British police officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have identified a new suspect, in what they described as a "significant new line of enquiry," 13 years after the three year-old vanished in Portugal.

India's cyclone response saves lives

World - 8 hours 8 min ago
Mumbai avoided the worst of Cyclone Nisarga, which made landfall close to the Indian financial capital in western Maharashtra state on Wednesday, but caused minimal damage, officials said.

HSBC and Standard Chartered publicly support China's national security law for Hong Kong

World - 8 hours 19 min ago
Two of Hong Kong's biggest retail banks are backing a controversial national security law that would drastically broaden China's power over the financial hub.

New Zealand to provide free sanitary products in schools

World - 8 hours 22 min ago
The New Zealand government said Wednesday that it will provide free sanitary products in schools across the country in an effort to tackle period poverty -- where girls or women are unable to afford or access sufficient menstrual hygiene products.

US to block incoming Chinese airlines

World - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 04:58
The US government says it will block Chinese airlines from flying into the US in response to what it says is a policy that has prevented US carriers from service between the two countries.

New York Times staffers revolt over publication of Tom Cotton op-ed

World - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 03:57
Staffers at The New York Times expressed dismay Wednesday over the newspaper's decision to publish an op-ed written by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order.

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump's bible photo-op

Entertainment - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 03:36
Late Night hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers had fun with President Trump's impromptu photo event in front of the St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington.

Demands grow for 'green industrial revolution'

Science & Nature - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 23:45
Campaigners demand the government prioritises the environment in any post-Covid-19 stimulus package.

Chris Trousdale, former member of Dream Street, dead at 34

Entertainment - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 21:15
Chris Trousdale, a singer best known for his years as a member of the boy band Dream Street, has died, according to his manager. He was 34.

Why Ben & Jerry's statement on white supremacy is so extraordinary

World - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 20:57
Let there be no doubt where Ben & Jerry's stands.

Cyclone Nisarga: Coronavirus patients evacuated ahead of worst storm to hit Mumbai in 70 years

World - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 20:00
Coronavirus patients were among more than 100,000 people evacuated from low-lying coastal areas in India's western states as a cyclone advanced toward Mumbai in Maharashtra on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Can superspreading be stopped?

Science & Nature - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 17:30
Identifying superspreading events could be crucial in the fight against the virus, scientists say.

European unemployment is half that of America. Here's why

World - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 16:32
Unemployment in the European Union ticked up in April as job losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic mounted. But short-time work programs — which are far more common than in the United States — helped cushion the blow.
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