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On January 25, as the world was still waking up to the potential danger of the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly out of central China, two governments recorded four new infections within their territory.

The front door of Arthur Lewis’ Los Angeles home opens to a room organized like an exhibition space. The marks of domesticity — dining room table, mantel, fireplace, throw pillows — are present, but engulfed by art. Paintings and sculptures grab all the attention, and maybe the intention, of the space.

On Thursday President Donald Trump said for the first time that he believes Khashoggi is no longer alive, more than two weeks after the Washington Post columnist entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again. “It certainly looks that way to me, it’s very sad,” the president said when asked if Khashoggi […]

The storm has carved a deadly trail across the region, killing two people in southern China and at least 54 people in the Philippines. Many of the Philippines’ deaths were caused by landslides, with dozens more still believed to be buried beneath the deluge, government officials said at a news conference Sunday. More than 2.45 […]

At least two people were killed as the world’s strongest typhoon this year, known locally as Ompong, slammed into the Southeast Asian country in the early hours of Saturday morning. Mangkhut ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees, blocked roads with debris and dumped water on fields of crops that farmers weren’t able to harvest ahead […]

Tuesday’s meeting between the two leaders comes amid continued US-led sanctions against Russia and an escalating US-China trade war. At least 300,000 Russian troops, 36,000 vehicles and 1,000 aircraft are taking part in the Vostok 2018 exercises, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. They’ll be joined by thousands of troops from China and Mongolia, […]

The 22-year-old citizen journalist and rescuer with the White Helmets volunteer group snapped photographs of a leveled potato chip factory in Khan Sheikhoun on Friday as his friends and colleagues hosed down the flames. Suddenly, another explosion hit. This time Diab became a victim, but he kept his camera rolling. The dramatic footage provided to […]

That seems to be the aim of a new study that urges Pluto be returned to its former planetary glory. The research, published in the scientific journal Icarus, says Pluto never should have been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet 12 years ago. Why? Because, the authors say, the rationale behind the decision […]

But a study released this week found that the Brazilian bird is now extinct in the wild. The Spix’s macaw is one of eight bird species, half of them in Brazil, confirmed extinct or suspected extinct in the report from BirdLife International. Deforestation is a leading cause of the Spix’s macaw’s disappearance from its natural […]

Kigali, Rwanda¬†— In the darkness of the Kigali night, Eric walks through a maze of cement homes crowned in corrugated metal. Using his phone he lights the road under his feet, a path of compressed red earth still drying out from the rainy season. After nearly an hour of walking through a series of dizzying […]


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