UK govt adviser quits amid furor over comments on…

An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned amid fierce criticism of his past comments linking intelligence to race and suggesting contraception should be made compulsory to avoid “a permanent underclass

Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday (February 17) that he was angry and disappointed at General Motors decision to retire the Holden brand, although not surprised.

Inside the Final Hours of Caroline Flack's Life

British TV presenter Caroline Flack was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday afternoon. Hours prior, around 10:30pm on Valentine's Day, someone called emergency services from Flack's home and an ambulance responded, the Sun reports. Paramedics assessed Flack, but did not take her to the hospital, a London Ambulance...

Iran's President Says Talks Are Possible If U.S…

Rouhani said the U.S. can "sit at the negotiating table ... like before" once it lifts sanctions and resumes commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Pompeo in Africa visit praises Angola's moves…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his latest Africa stop has praised Angola’s president for his actions against corruption

Mississippi floods appear to peak, parts of…

Floodwaters in central Mississippi appeared to hit their peak on Monday, potentially allowing the area around the state capital Jackson to avoid any casualties after the Pearl River reached its highest level in 37 years, officials said. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Tom Cotton's Virus Theory Doesn't Go Over Well

Sen. Tom Cotton over the weekend again floated a controversial theory about how the coronavirus came to be. On Fox , the Arkansas Republican suggested the outbreak is linked to a Chinese biochemical lab in the city of Wuhan. “We don’t have evidence that this disease originated there,” said Cotton, “but...

Separating Fact From Fiction About The…

As the coronavirus continues to spread, so does a wealth of misinformation about it, including conspiracy theories and fake cures.

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels

Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus…

More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States, after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. Lisa Bernhard has more.

US Evacuates Americans From Ship, But Some Aren't…

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US almost doubled overnight with the arrival of two planes carrying American citizens evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan. Officials say they were notified during the evacuation process that 14 of the passengers had tested positive for COVID-19, reports CNBC . The...

China May Postpone Annual Legislative Meeting…

The Two Sessions brings thousands of delegates to Beijing for 10 days. But Chinese officials say they may do better to focus on the outbreak instead.

Suicide bomber in SW Pakistan kills 8 at Islamist…

Local police in Pakistan's Baluchistan province say a powerful suicide bombing has killed eight people and wounded 16 others after hitting an Islamist rally in the regional capital

Democratic rivals take aim at billionaire…

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg unveiled new ads aimed at boosting his standing with black Americans as his primary rivals attacked his record on race and his free-wheeling political spending. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

North Korea's Purebred Horses Aren't Home Grown

An odd footnote to the story of Kim Jong Un's 2019 rides up a snowy sacred mountain on a white horse: It turns out North Korea imported 12 purebred horses from Russia in October, the same month as Kim's first ride. Reuters reports that customs data shows the 12 horses...

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Coronavirus Raises New Humanitarian Concerns…

Its neighbors are giving daily updates on the coronavirus, but we don't know much about how North Korea is preparing for — or fighting — the outbreak.

Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of…

The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was rejected elsewhere for fear of spreading a new virus took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive

The U.S. touts for business in Angola

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Angola on Monday, promoting U.S. business as the world's biggest economy battles China for economic influence on the African continent. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Armed Robbers Steal Toilet Paper in Hong Kong

Criminals in Hong Kong have plumbed new depths amid the coronavirus outbreak and the associated panic-buying. Police say three masked men armed with knives threatened a deliveryman before stealing around 600 rolls of toilet paper from outside a supermarket early Monday, the South China Morning Post reports. Shortages—and rumors...

EU Ends Mission To Crack Down On Migrant…

Operation Sophia was launched in 2015 to help manage a significant surge in migration from North Africa to Europe.

Quarantine ruling: Russia sends woman back after…

A Russian court has ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days

Jetpack man flies high above Dubai coastline

French jetman Vince Reffet successfully took off from the ground and flew high above Dubai on Friday.

Artist Who Released Lewd Video of Macron Ally…

The Russian performance artist who released a lewd video of one of French President Emmanuel Macron's political allies last week, ending the man's campaign for mayor of Paris , was arrested in Paris Saturday. But, though that move has been widely condemned, Petr Pavlensky was not detained because of the video...

Passenger Let Off Cruise Ship In Cambodia…

Government officials are now racing to track down everyone who was on board the cruise ship for further testing.

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Amid protests, Greece suspends migrants detention…

Greece's government says it is suspending an emergency plan to build migrant detention camps on islands near the Turkish coast to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose the initiative

All Raphael's tapestries return to Sistine Chapel

The Vatican have made an exception for a brief stay of the work of Michelangelo's Renaissance contemporary and rival, Raphael. Lauren Anthony reports.

Newly Found Mass Graves Hold 6,000 Victims in…

Six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies—and thousands of bullets—have been uncovered in Burundi. It's the largest discovery of victims since the nation's Truth and Reconciliation Commission began a nationwide excavation last month, Reuters reports. The commission was launched in 2014 to examine atrocities from the...