NEW DELHI: Pygmy hogs — the world’s smallest and rarest wild pig — are under a virus lockdown. Not because of the coronavirus, but because of the first outbreak of African swine fever in India. There is neither a vaccine nor cure for the highly
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN: The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on Thursday. Three days after its Aug 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagas
WASHINGTON: John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives, died on Friday.
LOS ANGELES: Michelle Obama will let her own voice be heard on a new podcast. The former first lady will host “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on the streaming service, the Obama’s Higher Ground and Spotify announced Thursday. The podcast will exclu
Marking another milestone in France’s recovery from coronavirus lockdown, the Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors Thursday after its longest-ever closure in peace time: 104 days.
KATHMANDU, June 20 (Xinhua) -- With the lockdown taking effect in Nepal, most Nepalis have been spending most of their time at their homes while birds are seen freely flying overhead suggesting the boost in their movement.
LOS ANGELES, APRIL 01, 2020: From “White Fragility” to “The New Jim Crow,” literature about the history of racial discrimination in the United States is selling out as white Americans seek to educate themselves as nationwide protests grow over t
NEW YORK, June 6: For 8 minutes and 46 seconds - the length of time it took George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to die at the hands of Minneapolis police - cable TV kids channel Nickelodeon’s screen went black on Tuesday to sounds of inhaling an
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO: Coronavirus is spreading fast through Brazil‘s indigenous populations, with deaths caused by the disease increasing more than five-fold in the past month, according to data collected by a national association of first peoples
BRUSSELS, April 30: The working conditions of news reporters around the globe have deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic amid job losses and attacks on media freedom, according to a survey published Thursday by the International Federatio
LONDON, April 29: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday at a London hospital, slightly earlier than had been expected.
PARMA: It was March 7, in the afternoon. Dr Giovanni Passeri had just returned home from Maggiore Hospital, where he is an internist, when he was urgently called back to work. His ward at the hospital was about to admit its first COVID-19 case.
JOHANNESBURG: The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading question: When would family planning services return?
ROME: Maddalena Ferrari lets herself cry when she takes off the surgical mask she wears even at home to protect her elderly parents from the coronavirus that surrounds her at work in one of Italyâ€™s hardest-hit intensive care units.
SANTIAGO: Chilean telescopes that comb the skies seeking answers about some of the universeÂ´s most fundamental questions have confirmed they, too, have fallen victim to the mass disruption brought about by the new coronavirus.