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Texas tackles wild hogs with high-stakes hunts New! 2020-11-27 07:00:28It's open season year-round on Texas' 3 million feral pigs, with hunters using thermal trackers, digital pig calls, helicopters and even hot-air bal

Lawmakers throw pig organs on Taiwan parliament floor New! 2020-11-27 05:23:28Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig organs at each other over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork an

India and Pakistan are clashing again. This time New! 2020-11-27 05:00:36India's effort to gain protected status for basmati rice exports in Europe has irked Pakistan, the world's No. 2 producer.

Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns New! 2020-11-27 03:34:35British Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Ir

Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil executives, orders New! 2020-11-26 22:28:26Lawyers for the 'Citgo 6,' U.S. oil executives held for 3 years in Venezuela, say they were found guilty of corruption and sentenced to prison.

Thanksgiving travelers try to stay safe as they New! 2020-11-26 20:50:09Thanksgiving travel is especially dicey this year as people fearful of rising coronavirus cases across the U.S. attempt to socially distance while nav

Cher — yes, Cher — helps a captive 2020-11-26 17:14:34Pop star Cher leads effort to rescue 35-year-old Kaavan, dubbed the world's loneliest elephant, from captivity in Pakistan.

Schools nationwide struggle to stay open as quarantines 2020-11-26 13:04:41Protocols meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus are sidelining school employees and frustrating efforts to continue in-person learning.

'Why now?' Somalia's advocates are dismayed as U.S. 2020-11-26 11:49:35The Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing several hundred U.S. troops from Somalia at what some experts call the worst possible time.

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on 2020-11-26 11:20:57Ethiopia’s prime minister says the army is ordered to move on the Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrend

Culled mink rise from their shallow graves in 2020-11-26 07:06:10Some of the thousands of mink culled in Denmark to minimize the risk of them retransmitting the coronavirus to humans, have risen from their shallow g

Thailand approves transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian 2020-11-26 04:42:08Thai officials say they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot, as Iran released a 33-ye

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UK cuts its quarantine policy to five days 2020-11-24 07:40:47Travellers arriving in the UK will be able to cut their self-isolation period from 14 to 5 days starting next month if they test negative for the coro

British telcos may be fined 10% of revenues 2020-11-24 05:06:31British telcos could face large fines if they fail to remove Huawei equipment from their 5G networks under new legislation.

AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine might seem less effective than 2020-11-23 13:39:49AstraZeneca's vaccine appears to have an advantage when it comes to storage, affordability and distribution, Jefferies analysts said.

Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds 2020-11-23 11:33:59New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press briefing on the coronavirus.

Peter Thiel backs Berlin start-up making psychedelics in 2020-11-23 10:40:01Tech investor Peter Thiel has led a $125 million funding round into a start-up aiming to make psychedelic drugs to treat mental health disorders.

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine shows an average 70% effectiveness 2020-11-23 09:12:27One regimen showed an effectiveness of 90% when participants received a half dose, followed by a full dose at least one month apart.

Euro zone business activity shrinks to six-month low 2020-11-23 05:00:40The flash euro zone PMI composite output index came in at 45.1 in November — the lowest reading in six months.

Europe looks to crack open data encryption on 2020-11-23 01:18:16EU lawmakers have long searched for a fairer balance between privacy and the ability of police agencies to do their jobs, an EU spokesperson told CNBC

EU chief urges gradual lifting of coronavirus lockdowns, 2020-11-20 08:40:11EU's von der Leyen said European governments should lift coronavirus lockdowns and other social restrictions gradually to avoid a third wave.

Covid reinfection 'highly unlikely' for at least six 2020-11-20 08:23:37Researchers say the findings are "exciting" because they represent an important step in understanding how Covid-19 immunity may work.

EU pushes to solve pandemic stimulus spat as 2020-11-20 08:20:44European officials will be entering "intensive" negotiations after Hungary and Poland blocked a deal on the region's $2 trillion stimulus plan.

Forests support jobs and encourage biodiversity. But they're 2020-11-20 03:56:44A number of organizations are attempting to protect forests with initiatives focused on replanting and conservation.

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France's Macron Visits Church in Nice After Decapitation 2020-10-29 17:27:20French President Emmanuel Macron thanked police officers outside a church in the French city of Nice, Thursday, October 29, hours after a knife-wieldi

La Nina Seen Continuing Into 2021, Affecting Temperature, 2020-10-29 17:09:42La Nina is expected to usher in drier and wetter conditions than normal in different parts of the world

Khalilzad Renews Afghan Peace Push as US Reduces 2020-10-29 17:08:25US peace envoy returns to Qatar, where negotiating teams representing Afghan government and Taliban insurgency have been holding talks

At Least 140 Migrants Drown Off Senegalese Coast 2020-10-29 16:37:35It is the deadliest incident involving migrants this year, according to the International Organization for Migration

Ivorian Refugees in Ghana Fear Increased Electoral Violence 2020-10-29 16:08:23Ivory Coast's 2010 election violence killed 3,000 people and sent thousands more fleeing into Ghana.  Now, many of thos

Argentine Police Evict Protesters Occupying Contested Land 2020-10-29 16:04:07Six police officers were injured and at least 30 people were arrested during operation south of the capital, Buenos Aires, according to authorities

Donors, Volunteers Step Up to Help One of 2020-10-29 16:03:00Some of Malaysia's most remote communities need donations of PPE and food

The Infodemic: The West Isn't Waging a 'War' 2020-10-29 15:54:22Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Ivorian Refugees in Ghana Fear Increase Electoral Violence 2020-10-29 15:24:13This year, President Ouattara is running for a controversial third term, prompting opposition parties to call for an election boycott and civil disobe

Pandemic Inspires Creative Teaching in Underprivileged Indian District 2020-10-29 08:29:34COVID-19 pandemic exposes India’s huge digital divide as millions of students without smart phones, computers or internet cannot take online cla

3 Dead in Knife Attack at French Church 2020-10-29 08:13:50It was the third attack in two months in France, which has grown increasingly tense during a furor over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were

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Meghan Markle reveals she had miscarriage in the 2020-11-25 10:01:05Meghan described the miscarriage in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. She wrote: "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I

First EU citizens may be vaccinated against Covid-19 2020-11-25 09:53:24The pandemic situation remains serious, "with nearly 3,000 deaths a day," von der Leyen admitted. Relaxing restrictions "too much and too fast" co

Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine to cost less 2020-11-24 12:01:36 Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine will cost less than $20 per person on international markets and Moscow aims to produce more than a billion doses

Covid-19: Russia says Sputnik V vaccine 95% effective 2020-11-24 12:01:34

PM Giuseppe Conte tells Italians to avoid skiing 2020-11-24 11:17:50

Back to normal after Easter: UK aims to 2020-11-23 08:34:59"We hope to be able to start vaccinating next month," Hancock told BBC TV after AstraZeneca announced its vaccine could be up to 90% effective. "Th

French ex-President Sarkozy stands trial for corruption 2020-11-23 06:44:57Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial Monday on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a phone-tapping scandal, a first for t

An heiress, a judge and a job: France's 2020-11-23 03:30:31Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Monday accused of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling. ​​​

Thousands protest against French bill to curb identification 2020-11-22 09:19:33Supporters say police officers and their families need protection from harassment, both online and in person when off duty. Opponents say the law woul

Russia's health system under strain as the virus 2020-11-22 08:35:52

WHO Covid envoy fears third wave, calls Europe 2020-11-22 07:59:04A World Health Organization (WHO) special Covid-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he

WHO suspends Remdesivir from list of medicines 2020-11-20 13:53:23

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Germany surpasses 1 million Covid-19 cases New! 2020-11-27 04:42:15Germany hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, ticking above 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Nagorno-Karabakh: After three decades, former residents return to New! 2020-11-27 02:13:53Once the scene of fierce fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the district of Fuzuli on the outskirts of Nagorno-Karabakh won by Azerbai

In pictures: Notre-Dame Cathedral rebuild hits milestone as 2020-11-26 14:13:41Reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris reached a turning point this week. The removal of the final portions of the scaffolding that melted in

France pays homage to WWII Resistance hero Daniel 2020-11-26 09:04:58France pays tribute on Thursday to one of the last Companions of the Liberation, the most distinguished order of resistance heroes decorated by Genera

Turkish court jails more than 300 people for 2020-11-26 06:41:06A Turkish court jailed 337 former pilots and other suspects for life in one of the largest trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against P

Germany likely to extend Covid-19 restrictions through early 2020-11-25 23:29:31Germany will extend its current coronavirus restrictions through to early January unless there is a dramatic drop in infections -- something that is n

Azerbaijan reclaims second district returned by Armenia under 2020-11-25 20:21:01Azerbaijani soldiers and military trucks rolled into the district of Kalbajar on Wednesday, reclaiming the second of three regions Armenia is handing

Honour crimes: Women in Chechnya forced to suffer 2020-11-25 10:52:15Since 2007, the people of Chechnya, a small Muslim republic in southern Russia, have lived under the hardline rule of President Ramzan Kadyr

Swiss stabbing suspect 'linked to jihadism inquiry' 2020-11-25 08:15:03A woman arrested for a knife attack in a Swiss department store was linked to a 2017 jihadism investigation and spent time in a psychiatric clinic, po

Global Covid-19 lockdowns inflame violence against women 2020-11-25 01:47:30No country has been spared the coronavirus, nor the scourge of domestic violence which has surged during lockdowns, as the world marks the Intern

Two hurt in suspected terror incident at supermarket 2020-11-24 21:59:57A Swiss woman attacked two other women in a supermarket in southern Switzerland on Tuesday, regional police said, adding that "terrorist motives" co

Is Christmas saved? Europe eyes easing of Covid-19 2020-11-24 14:06:07Can Christmas be saved? Four weeks after France returned to lockdown, confinement is now starting to pay dividends with a decreasing Covid-19 inf

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