Russia and West in showdown over aid to Syria's…

Russia and the West are in a showdown over continuing the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest after the current U.N. mandate expires on Friday

France to restore Notre-Dame as it was before fire

Paris’ centuries-old Notre-Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt as it was before being engulfed in a fire last year, the public body in charge of its restoration said on Thursday. Lauren Anthony reports.

Another World Leader Has the Virus

Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, has tested positive for COVID-19. "I feel good, I feel strong, I will continue to work virtually from my isolation," she says in a video posted to her Twitter account, per NPR . Three cabinet ministers in her administration have also tested positive, including one who...

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Reported Missing

Park Won-soon's daughter reported her father missing after she said she received a voice message from him that sounded like a will.

US envoy, after Seoul visit, reassures Japan of…

A U.S. envoy has reassured top Japanese officials of the importance of their alliance in dealing with regional security threats

U.S. sets a second one-day virus record

Record-breaking rises in coronavirus cases in Florida are leaving doctors and nurses struggling to cope as COVID-19 patients flood hospitals. Libby Hogan reports.

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'Extremely Exciting' Photos Emerge of Rare Great…

You're not likely to see a Cross River gorilla in person, but you can see a whole troop in a series of rare photos. Cross River gorillas are the most endangered subspecies of ape, with only 300 known to live in the wild, reports the BBC . The gorillas—which have...

FBI Director Calls China The 'Greatest Threat' To…

Christopher Wray accused Chinese officials of targeting U.S. citizens who criticize China's political and human rights issues.

WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19…

Two World Health Organization experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic

'Glee' star Naya Rivera presumed drowned

Authorities say former "Glee" star Naya Rivera is presumed to have drowned after going missing near Los Angeles on Wednesday. Gloria Tso reports.

Reporters Suing Brazil Leader Over His COVID…

A group of journalists in Brazil plans to sue President Jair Bolsonaro after he removed his mask during a Tuesday press conference in which he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 . Several masked reporters held microphones close to Bolsonaro's chest as he spoke from behind a mask. Bolsonaro then...

Japan Storms Kill 50 People, Soldiers Pull…

Nearly three million people are evacuated and troops are mobilized for flood rescues after five days of torrential rains in Japan.

The Latest: Belgium to make indoor mask wearing…

Wearing a face mask will become mandatory from Saturday in Belgian shops, cinemas, entertainment venues and other indoor spaces

"It's going to happen again," says former NZ PM…

New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark warned on Friday (July 10) if the world remained "flat-footed" in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political crisis, after she was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to lead a review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Message to Daughter

The mayor of the South Korean capital of Seoul has been found dead following a massive police search, reports CNN . Park Won-soon, who had been seen as a possible presidential candidate, was reported missing Thursday after being named in a sexual harassment complaint. The 64-year-old's phone had been turned off,...

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TikTok To Leave Hong Kong In Response To National…

Under the law, Hong Kong police can seize equipment from internet companies and service providers and force them to take down online content.

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll…

Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend

Newsom promises wildfire mitigation amid COVID-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday said there has been a "significant increase" in wildfires this year compared to last year and encouraged residents to mitigate "the loss of lives and property" due to wildfires "in the same spirit" of COVID-19 mitigation.

Melania Trump Statue Was Torched on July 4

A chainsaw-carved statue of Melania Trump in her hometown in Slovenia went up in flames on Independence Day. American artist Brad Downey, who commissioned local folk artist Alex Zupevc to carve the statue from a tree trunk, says he had the blackened remains removed after the fire and has filed...

Tokyo Gov. To Work With Japanese PM On…

Officials want to have the country's coronavirus pandemic under control so the Olympic Games can take place in 2021.

Seoul mayor's death causes sympathy, questions of…

 The sudden death of the Seoul mayor is triggering an outpouring of public sympathy but also questions about his behavior

Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to…

[NFA] Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. Attorney General William Barr had pressured him to resign. Colette Luke has more.

6-Week Lockdown Begins in City With 860 Active…

Around 5 million Australians are now back under a strict lockdown after a resurgence in coronavirus cases in the country's second-largest city. As of midnight Wednesday, Melbourne residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential business, reports Reuters . The restrictions will be in place for at least...

Dozens Of People Dead Or Presumed Dead In Japan…

Rescue efforts have been complicated by continued risk of flooding and mudslides.

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Singaporeans vote in polls expected to return…

Wearing masks and plastic gloves, Singaporeans are voting in a general election that is expected to return Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party to power

Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols

The top U.S. general said on Thursday that the military had to take a "hard look" at symbols of the Confederacy, including the names of bases, and said he had recommended a commission to look at the issue. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Sweden 'Literally Gained Nothing' With COVID…

Much has been made about Sweden's rejection of a lockdown and the high death rate that ensued. Per Reuters , the country had logged 5,447 deaths as of Tuesday, out of a population of 10 million—meaning its death rate is well above that of the US and its Nordic...