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Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:14 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP): Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:13 AM

SAN PEDRO SULA (AP): At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighbourhood in...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work – again – as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming hospitals and dashing...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty yesterday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths, but also angering critics who want to see individuals held...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 4:08 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday Canada will have to wait for a vaccine because the very first ones that roll off assembly lines are likely to be given to citizens of the country they are made in. Trudeau said the...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 3:51 PM

LONDON (AP) — British authorities gave the green light Tuesday to holiday reunions, relaxing restrictions on social mixing over Christmas and offering arriving international travellers a way to cut short quarantine if they test negative for...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:53 AM

In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialise, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. “No one is going to tell me...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:41 AM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travellers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly. Encouraging news about vaccine...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:22 AM

UMM RAKOUBA, Sudan (AP) — The baby was born on the run from war. Her first bath was in a puddle. Now she cries all night in a country that is not her own. Wrapped in borrowed clothing, the child is one of the newest and most fragile refugees...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

ROME (AP): Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the US police killing of George Floyd, and is blasting COVID-19 sceptics and media organisations that spread their conspiracies, in a new book penned during the Vatican...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): European Union chief Charles Michel is inviting Joe Biden once he is US president to come visit and patch up trans-Atlantic relations, which have suffered over the past four years under President Donald Trump. “Now is the time to...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

BOGOTA (AP): A mudslide destroyed a dance club and killed seven people in northern Colombia early Monday as the country reels from heavy rains. The disaster management agency for Antioquia state said that the landslide occurred around 1 a.m. while...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

WENCHANG (AP): China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years – an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:10 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Guatemala’s Congress backed down on Monday on a federal budget that drew angry protests, including the burning of part of the Congress building over the weekend. The new budget would have slashed social spending and was approved...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 6:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration (GSA) has ascertained that Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the November 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:13 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): South Korea is imposing stricter social-distancing rules in the greater Seoul area to fight a coronavirus resurgence, as the country registered more than 300 new cases for the fifth straight day. Health Minister Park Neung...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:11 AM

WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP): President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming tomorrow and planning is under way for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration....

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:07 AM

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP): Thousands of people marched in Taipei’s streets on Sunday demanding the reversal of a decision to allow US pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration lifted a long-standing...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:07 AM

MOSCOW (AP): When Yekaterina Kobzeva, a nurse at a preschool in Russia’s Ural Mountains, began having trouble breathing, she called an ambulance. It was four days before she managed to find a free hospital bed. The ambulance first took her to...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:07 AM

BEIRUT (AP): Khaldoun Jaber was taking part in an anti-government protest near the presidential palace outside Beirut last November when several Lebanese intelligence officers in plainclothes approached and forcibly took him away. The...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A federal judge is temporarily blocking the federal government’s plan to execute the first female death row inmate in almost six decades, after her attorneys contracted the coronavirus visiting her in prison. The order, handed down...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:00 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): Intensive care wards in New Delhi’s hospitals are nearly at capacity, and the city’s main crematorium is packed, as the coronavirus has surged in the Indian capital and the country hit a grim milestone Friday, recording nine million...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 7:59 AM

ROME (AP): The Vatican is investigating how Pope Francis’ official Instagram account ‘liked’ a photo of a scantily clad Brazilian model. A Vatican official said Friday the ‘like’ didn’t originate from the Holy See, and, as such, the Vatican was...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 7:59 AM

TIRANA (AP): Albanian prosecutors indicted 16 investors, construction experts and local officials Friday, on murder and other charges resulting from fatal building collapses after an earthquake a year ago. Prosecutors in the city of Durres, one of...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 7:59 AM

BAGHDAD (AP): Iran has instructed allies across the Middle East to be on high alert and avoid provoking tensions with the US that could give an outgoing Trump administration cause to launch attacks in the US President’s final weeks in office, Iraqi...

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