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TOKYO, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 26: A woman wearing a face mask walks past the Olympic rings in front of th...
Associated Press

Report: Hotel Will House Olympic Athletes With COVID-19

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics who come down with minor symptoms of COVID-19 could be isolated in a hotel lined up by local organizers of the games.
2 years ago
The Union Flag at Buckingham Palace fly's at half mast as rain begins to fall on April 10, 2021 in ...
Danica Kirka, Associated Press

Charles: Royal Family ‘Deeply Grateful’ For World’s Support

Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of a royal funeral that will be attended by the family and broadcast to the world.
2 years ago
An explosive eruption began at La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent on Friday. (UWI Seismic Researc...
Kristin Deane & Danica Coto, Associated Press

St. Vincent Awaits New Volcanic Explosions As Help Arrives

Extremely heavy ashfall is raining down on parts of the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent and a strong sulfur smell is enveloping communities a day after a powerful explosion at La Soufriere volcano uprooted the lives of thousands of people who evacuated their homes under government orders
2 years ago
FILE: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wave to guests attending "The Patron'...
Jill Lawless & Gregory Katz, Associated Press

Philip, In Role With No Job Description, Was Queen’s Bedrock

It was a role with no job description that was thrust upon Prince Philip far earlier than he had expected.
2 years ago
Notice of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's death is displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly C...
Danica Kirka, Associated Press

UK Mourns Prince Philip; Leaders Honor His Service To Queen

World leaders and people on the street honored Prince Philip’s life of service to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the British nation Friday after hearing of the death of a man who had been by the monarch’s side longer than most of them have been alive.
2 years ago
An explosive eruption began at La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent on Friday. (UWI Seismic Researc...
Danica Coto, Associated Press

Explosive Eruption Rocks Volcano On Caribbean’s St. Vincent

An explosive eruption has rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent.
2 years ago
FILE: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)...
Jill Lawless & Gregory Katz, Associated Press

Prince Philip, Husband Of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99

Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99.
2 years ago
The Associated Press

Salvage Of Dutch Ship Adrift Off Norway Postponed For A Day

Bad weather conditions have postponed efforts to salvage a Dutch cargo ship that's been drifting off the coast of Norway for two days after its crew was evacuated, Norwegian maritime officials said Wednesday.
2 years ago
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Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer

US Military Cites Rising Risk Of Chinese Move Against Taiwan

The American military is warning that China is probably accelerating its timetable for retaking Taiwan, the island democracy that's widely seen as the most likely trigger for a potentially catastrophic U.S.-China war.
2 years ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, gives a media briefing on coronavirus (Covid-19) in Downing Street on...
Jill Lawless, Associated Press

UK To Ease Lockdown Next Week, Will Test Vaccine Passports

Britain’s slow but steady march out of a three-month lockdown remains on track even as coronavirus cases surge elsewhere in Europe, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday, as he confirmed that businesses from barbers to bookstores will be allowed to reopen next week.
2 years ago
Pope Francis attends the Easter Mass at St. Peter's Square on April 1, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatica...
FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press

In Easter Speech, Pope Calls Wars In Pandemic ‘Scandalous’

Pope Francis in his traditional Easter Sunday address denounced as “scandalous” how armed conflicts continue to rage even as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered severe social and economic suffering and swollen the ranks of the poor.
2 years ago
Rescuers work near the site where a train derailed inside a tunnel in the mountains of Hualien, eas...
Ralph Jennings & Johnson Lai, Associated Press

Taiwan Prosecutors Seek Arrest In Deadly Train Crash

HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors in Taiwan on Saturday sought an arrest warrant for the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a train track and caused the country’s worst rail disaster in decades, killing 50 people and injuring 178. The train was carrying 494 people at the start of a long holiday […]
2 years ago
Rescuers work near the site where a train derailed inside a tunnel in the mountains of Hualien, eas...
Ralph Jennings & Johnson Lai, Associated Press

Train Hits Truck That Slid Onto Track In Taiwan, Killing 51

A train barreled into an unmanned truck that had rolled onto the track Friday in Taiwan, leaving at least 51 people dead and dozens injured in the island's deadliest rail disaster.
2 years ago
FILE: A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in sout...
RAF CASERT, Associated Press

Iran, World Powers Ready To Welcome Back US To Nuclear Deal

Iran and the major powers in the agreement to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons say they are ready to welcome the return of the United States.
2 years ago
Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, speaks during Launch of Programa Aguas Brasileiras amidst th...
Diane Jeantet & David Biller, Associated Press

Brazil Military Chiefs Quit As Bolsonaro Seeks Their Support

The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces have jointly resigned following President Jair Bolsonaro’s replacement of the defense minister.
2 years ago
FILE: The view of Huanan seafood market on February 9, 2021 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. the Wo...
Jamey Keaten, Associated Press

WHO Team Urges Patience After 1st Look For Origin Of Virus

An international team that has released a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues say it’s a “first start.”
2 years ago
The container ship 'Ever Given' is refloated, unblocking the Suez Canal on March 29, 2021 in Suez, ...
Isabel DeBre & Samy Magdy, Associated Press

Giant Container Ship That Blocked Suez Canal Is Finally Free

Salvage teams have finally freed a giant container ship that has been stuck sideways in the Suez Canal for nearly a week.
2 years ago
The container ship, the Ever Given, is seen at the Suez Canal on March 28, 2021 in Suez, Egypt.  (...
ISABEL DEBRE & SAMY MAGDY, Associated Press

Canal Service Provider Says Container Ship In Suez Set Free

A canal service provider says workers have successfully set free a colossal container ship that for nearly a week has been stuck sideways across the Suez Canal.
2 years ago
The container ship, the Ever Given, is seen at the Suez Canal on March 28, 2021 in Suez, Egypt.  (...
Isabel Debre & Samy Magdy, Associated Press

Ship ‘Partially Refloated,’ But Still Stuck In Suez Canal

Engineers on Monday “partially refloated” the colossal container ship that remains wedged across the Suez Canal, a canal services firm said, without providing further details about when the vessel would be set free.
2 years ago
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Alaa Elassar, CNN

Miss Art Museums? The Louvre Just Put Its Entire Art Collection Online

There is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon at a museum, soaking in the beauty and wonder of art and history. Now the Louvre, the world's most visited museum, is letting you do that right from home.
2 years ago
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Samy Magdy, Associated Press

Maritime Traffic Jam Grows Outside Blocked Suez Canal

A maritime traffic jam grew to more than 200 vessels outside the Suez Canal, and others began changing course as dredgers and tugboats tried to free a giant container ship that is stuck sideways in the waterway and disrupted global shipping.
2 years ago
Suez Canal authorities need to remove 20,000 cubic meters of sand to free the Ever Given. This imag...
Jessie Yeung, CNN

Suez Canal Crews Need To Remove 706K Cubit Feet Of Sand To Free Ship

Up to 706,000 of sand in the Suez Canal need to be removed to free the gigantic container ship that has been stuck there for days.
2 years ago
Members of the NSW State Emergency Service wait to transport locals in a boat across a road that is...
Nick Perry, Associated Press

Australia Endures Droughts, Fires, Floods And Marauding Mice

Over recent times, Australia has endured droughts, fires, floods, even a plague of marauding mice.
2 years ago
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Jon Gambrell & Samy Magdy, Associated Press

Shipping Losses Mount From Cargo Vessel Stuck In Suez Canal

Dredgers, tugboats and even a backhoe have failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal as the number of stacked-up vessels unable to pass through the vital waterway climbed to 150 and losses to global shipping mounted.
2 years ago
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