Zen Soo, Associated Press | PostedJul 2nd - 4:20am
China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory's affairs on Thursday, as countries moved to offer Hong Kongers refuge and impose sanctions on China over a new security law.
A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolás Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president.
A photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with rebels in the disputed region.
Elias Meseret, Associated Press | PostedJul 2nd - 2:05am
More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. He was buried Thursday amid tight security.
Leo Correa and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press | PostedJul 1st - 11:04pm
Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro's working-class Piety neighborhood.
The United States and South Africa reported a new daily records of coronavirus cases, underlining the challenges still ahead as countries move ahead with trying to reopen economies. The U.S. on Wednesday recorded 50,700 new cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Many U.S. states, including Florida, Texas and Arizona, are struggling to contain the spread of the pandemic. South Africa reported 8,124 new cases on Thursday, and has the most cases in Africa with more than 159,000. Surging numbers in California prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to announce ahead of the Fourth of July weekend that he was closing bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining over most of the state.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJul 1st - 10:27am
The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus.
Manuel Rueda, Associated Press | PostedJul 1st - 9:49am
Accusations that a group of soldiers sexually assaulted two young Indigenous girls in rural Colombia have sparked protests outside army bases and rekindled fears about the military’s human rights record, especially in parts of the country still recovering from decades of armed conflict.
Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday, though scientists have cautioned that the virus does not pose an immediate global health threat.