Virus count revised, new clusters emerge as…

France’s public health agency reported a sudden jump in new virus infections just an hour after the prime minister announced a sweeping national reopening plan

They Tested Positive for COVID. Monkeys Stole…

There's way too much going on in the world right now, but the monkeys in India apparently don't care. Reuters reports a "troop" of them attacked an official walking on the campus of a state-run medical college in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut and swiped blood samples of patients who'd tested positive...

Virus Spike Leads Some South Korean Schools…

The government shut down parts of the Seoul metro area, where nearly half of the country's 52 million people live.

Battered Caribbean prepares for hurricanes amid…

Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season looms for a region battered by recent storms, a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations

Delhi Braces for an Invasion: 'Make Noise' and…

Hungry locusts are causing widespread devastation to crops in India and Pakistan, and they might have their sights set on a more unusual target: the densely packed city of Delhi. A change in the wind might spare the city in the coming days, reports the Guardian , but if not, residents...

China's Parliament Approves Hong Kong National…

The proposed law has sparked another wave of anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong, resulting in violent clashes between protesters and police.

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Hong Kong on borrowed time as China pushes for…

Hong Kong has been living on borrowed time ever since the British made it a colony nearly 180 years ago

Chinese Spokesman Now Has a Label on His Tweets

More than two months after it was posted, an accusation by a Chinese government spokesman has received a "Get the facts" label from Twitter—the same caution that was added to a couple of President Trump's tweets this week. Zhao Lijian of the foreign ministry had tweeted , "It might be...

France And Belgium Arrest 26 People In Connection…

The suspects were arrested after allegedly taking part in the human trafficking and deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck.

Activists held in Russia for protesting…

Thirty-five people have been detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg for protesting in violation of the city’s coronavirus restrictions

Japan Theme Parks Can Reopen, But Screaming Is…

Riders may soon be able to enjoy the terrifying Takabashi ride at Japan's Fuji-Q Highland amusement park again—but they will be urged to wear masks and refrain from screaming during its 121-degree drop. The country's theme park operators have released new guidelines for reopening as Japan eases coronavirus restrictions,...

Judge Rules Extradition Trial For Huawei CFO Can…

A judge ruled Wednesday​ the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou can also be considered crimes in Canada.

Bosnia: Officials, firm owner arrested over…

Bosnian authorities have arrested two high-ranking state officials and the owner of a private company which imported 100 ventilators from China that were found to be useless for COVID-19 patients

Salvadoran President Says 'Most Leaders' Take Drug

El Salvador's president says he's taking hydroxychloroquine—and says most of the world's other leaders are doing the same. "I use it as a prophylaxis. President Trump uses it as a prophylaxis. Most of the world's leaders use it as a prophylaxis," Nayib Bukele said at a press conference with...

Chinese Team Remeasuring Mount Everest Reaches…

China and Nepal's current measurements of Mount Everest differ by about 13 feet.

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Europe prepares post-corona, socially-distanced…

After months of lockdown during which their treasures were hidden away, many of Europe’s iconic museums and other tourist draws are preparing to reopen

China Passes New Hong Kong Law 2,878 to 1

A controversial bill aimed at quashing unrest in Hong Kong has received the rubber stamp from China's ceremonial legislature—it passed the National People's Congress Thursday by a vote of 2,878 to 1, with 6 abstentions, the AP reports. The Standing Committee of the Communist Party will now finalize...

Pompeo Tells Congress Hong Kong No Longer Has…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, which could threaten its special trade status.

South Africa has virus testing backlog of nearly…

South Africa says it has a backlog of nearly 100,000 unprocessed tests for the coronavirus

Man Barges Into Office Meeting and Opens Fire

Police say a man walked into a business meeting in France on Wednesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing three people and injuring a fourth, CNN reports. He then "turned the gun on himself," says a police spokeswoman. "He is now injured and was transferred to the hospital where...

Hundreds Arrested In Hong Kong Over National…

In Hong Kong's Central district, marchers were shot with rubber bullets as they rallied against legislation that would limit protests and free speech

Roam close to home: Europe's tourists play safe…

With weeks to go before the start of Europe's summer vacation season, many countries are hoping travel restrictions will be lifted in time to give their economies a much-needed boost

After Girl Is Beheaded, Iran's President Makes a…

Iran's president is calling for laws that would carry harsher penalties for honor killings after a father allegedly beheaded his 14-year-old daughter with a farming sickle. Romina Ashrafi fled her home in Talesh, some 200 miles northwest of Tehran, with her 34-year-old boyfriend after her father objected to them marrying,...

European Union Proposes $825 Billion Coronavirus…

Under the plan, which is called Next Generation EU, two-thirds of the money would be offered to countries as non-repayable grants.

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Protest in Hong Kong over China's move to pass…

Dozens of people have protested in Hong Kong after a vote by China’s ceremonial parliament to approve legislation that could severely restrict opposition political activity in the Asian financial center

China Does Something It Hasn't Done on Everest in…

A single team of climbers has thus far managed to summit Everest amid the coronavirus pandemic—but they weren't doing it for the glory of the feat. The BBC reports the team was made up of Chinese surveyors tasked with measuring the peak using the country's BeiDou navigation satellite system,...

Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica became the first country in Central America and the sixth country in Latin America to allow same-sex couples to wed.