New Zealand's Mahuta brings new outlook to…

Nanaia Mahutu is the first indigenous Maori woman to be appointed foreign minister in New Zealand, and promises to bring a new perspective to the role

Car enthusiasts restore Soviet-era cars

Some may find lockdown and remote work exhausting, but Russian enthusiasts for Soviet cars say they have been able to use their free time to bring their dreams to life at an unprecedented speed.

Defector Crossed DMZ Undetected Thanks to Loose…

The latest defection from North Korea is a worry for South Koreans—and not because they fear an onslaught of gymnasts leaping over the border. The defector, who showed up on the South Korean side of the heavily fortified DMZ earlier this month, managed to get past a border equipped...

Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd…

Africa's top public health official says vaccinations against COVID-19 on the continent might not start until the second quarter of next year

Croatia's truffle hunters dig for gold

A lockdown and falling demand put paid to Croatia's annual truffle fair this year, but men and their dogs are combing the country's northwestern tip as usual as the winter hunting season for the delicacy gets under way.

Man's 'Life as a Devil' Stopped by 40-Year Prison…

"Thank you for stopping my life as a devil that I could not stop." So said Cho Ju-bin to reporters after his March arrest. The South Korean 24-year-old was on Thursday sentenced to 40 years for his role as mastermind of a scheme in which prosecutors say 74 victims, 16...

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'Why now?' Dismay as US considers troop pullout…

No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States

Buenos Aires bids farewell to Maradona

Argentines gathered at the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Thursday, where the casket of football icon Diego Maradona lay in state, draped in an Argentine flag and his famous no. 10 shirt.

'Zombie' COVID-Infected Mink Re-Emerging From…

Denmark is culling millions of minks to stop a dangerous mutated form of the coronavirus from spreading to humans , but some of those minks don't seem to want to stay in the ground. As USA Today reports, minks infected with the mutated COVID-19 strain are re-emerging after being buried in...

Merkel urges patience as German virus…

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Bill & Ted's Alex Winter directs Frank Zappa film

After gaining access to a vault of Frank Zappa's private videos, Alex Winter spent six years turning the material into the documentary "Zappa," which presents a unique portrait of the influential late musician.

'What on Earth Is Going On' With Australia's…

"What on earth is going on?" That's the question shark experts have been asking about Australia, which on Sunday suffered its 8th fatal shark attack . The only deadlier year on record was 1929 and its nine shark-related deaths. And most years don't come close, with the annual average over the...

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's…

A Turkish court has sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attempt in 2016

Germany's Amazon workers on "Black Friday" strike

Trade union Verdi called on workers at seven German Amazon warehouses to go on a three-day strike that will coincide with "Black Friday" discount shopping sales on Nov. 27. Ciara Lee reports

Russian Pranksters Fool Trudeau With 'Greta' Call

Add Justin Trudeau to the list of those fooled by notorious Russian pranksters Alexey Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov, aka Vovan and Lexus. They have released audio of a call earlier this year in which they impersonated Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and spoke to the Canadian prime minister, the BBC...

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Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week

Greece’s government has announced a weeklong extension to the country’s current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, particularly in the north of the country

Air France-KLM gears up for vaccine surge

In cavernous cold-storage warehouses at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, KLM workers are gearing up for a surge next year in COVID-19 vaccine cargos that will need to be flown around the world at ultra-low temperatures. Francis Maguire reports.

Cartel Boss Arrested in Massacre of 9 Americans

A cop-turned-cartel boss has been arrested in connection with last year's massacre of nine American Mormons in an ambush in northern Mexico. Roberto Gonzalez Montes, also known as Mudo or El 32, is the alleged leader of the La Linea drug cartel in Chihuahua state, reports the Daily Beast . Federal...

The Latest: Mask mandate spurs Idaho official to…

A county commissioner in northern Idaho has proposed defunding the local health district after the district instituted a mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus as it surges in the area

Sweden's "corona cabbies" in testing driving seat

Sweden's capital has enlisted the help of 1,000 'corona cabbies' to transport COVID-19 tests from homes to laboratories around the city. Taxi drivers have been hit hard financially by the pandemic, and are pleased to be supporting the testing efforts. Adam Reed reports.

Russia, US Just Had a Tiff in Disputed Waters

The US and Russian navies just had a confrontation in disputed territory, and each side has a very different story to tell. Russia's defense ministry says it chased off the USS John S. McCain when the destroyer ventured into Russian waters in the western Pacific, reports CBS News . Russia says...

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on…

Ethiopia’s prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warns the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm

Kurdish Ninjas take to the mountains

'Soran Ninja Team' was founded three months ago in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region and consists of a mixture of acrobatics, combat techniques and includes the use of shouting, fire and spears.

Airline Boss Says Vaccination Will Be Required to…

Qantas has become the first major airline to confirm that it won't be allowing unvaccinated passengers on board after coronavirus vaccines become widely available. Alan Joyce, the Australian airline's chief executive, says vaccines will be a "necessity" for international travelers when air travel starts to return to normal, the Financial...

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Thailand approved transfer of 3 Iranians as…

Thailand says it transferred three Iranians involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot back to Tehran, as Iran released an Australian academic who was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges

London’s Symphony Orchestra resumes rehearsals

London’s oldest symphony orchestra are performing again after a rapid, lab-free testing process has given them the confidence to return to rehearsals.

Secret Lockerbie Documents Will Remain Sealed

The family of the only person convicted in the deadliest terror attack in British history say documents held by the UK government could clear his name—but the government is refusing to unseal them. Scotland's most senior judges have ruled to uphold the secrecy order for documents connected to the...