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Macaque attack: humans try to take back Thai city from monkeys

06/26/2020

Lopburi, Thailand—Residents barricaded indoors, rival gang fights and no-go zones for humans. Welcome to Lopburi, an ancient Thai city overrun by monkeys super-charged on junk food, whose population is growing out of control. Pointing to the overhead…

French Open not considering event behind closed doors

06/19/2020

French Open organizers have “absolutely” rejected the scenario of playing the tournament behind closed doors, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Wednesday. Bernard Giudicelli said all of the tickets sold for the tournament in…

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trials on COVID-19 patients

06/19/2020

GENEVA — The World Health Organization decided Wednesday to halt trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, finding it did not reduce the mortality rate. A decades-old malaria and rheumatoid arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine…

Google to ‘explore’ why Churchill photo missing from search list

06/15/2020

LONDON — Google said Sunday it would explore why the picture of Britain’s World War II leader Winston Churchill disappeared from a top search results list of former UK prime ministers, during a controversy over his record…

Notre-Dame workers start removal of fire-damaged scaffolding

06/08/2020

PARIS — Workers at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday began the delicate task of removing tons of metal scaffolding that melted together during the fire that destroyed the monument’s roof and spire last year, an AFP…

NBA poised to approve 22-team return for coronavirus-hit season

06/04/2020

The NBA is finalizing details of a plan which is expected to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors on Thursday, paving the way for a return from the coronavirus shutdown. The board is poised to…

Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths—WHO

06/02/2020

Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a “worrying…

Pope Francis to resume window addresses to faithful

05/27/2020

Pope Francis on Sunday will address the faithful once more from his window overlooking Saint Peter’s Square, the Vatican said Tuesday, as the city state eased its coronavirus lockdown further. The Argentine pontiff has recited the traditional Angelus…

China rebuts Trump accusation of coronavirus ‘mass killing’

05/22/2020

BEIJING — China offered a low-key rebuttal to United States President Donald Trump’s accusation of mass killing on Thursday, with a foreign ministry official insisting the country did its best to protect lives during the pandemic. Tensions…

Scientists in China believe new drug can stop coronavirus pandemic ‘without vaccine’

05/19/2020

BEIJING — A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year before spreading across the world,…

Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican reopens

05/19/2020

VATICAN CITY — Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican reopened to visitors on Monday after being closed for over two months under Italy’s lockdown orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A handful of visitors queued…

Trump threatens permanent freeze on WHO funding in 30 days

05/19/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump threatened Monday to permanently freeze US funding to the World Health Organization unless “substantive improvements” were made within the next 30 days. Washington suspended funding to the WHO in mid-April, accusing it…

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