Prince Edward Addresses 'Very Sad' Harry, Meghan Rift: 'Families Are Families'

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:19:00 -0400 - blogs

The queen's youngest son said royals have all dealt with intrusion and attention "in slightly different ways."

Pink And White Rose Named In Honor Of Late Prince Philip Given To Queen Elizabeth

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 03:22:55 -0400 - blogs

The Queen marked what would have been her husband's 100th birthday with the planting of the Duke of Edinburgh Rose.

Palestinian Activist Criticizes Attempts To Sanitize Forced Displacement In Sheikh Jarrah

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:32:28 -0400 - blogs

"Just because you can legalize an evil act doesn’t make it any less evil," Mohammed el-Kurd, who was recently detained, told journalist Mehdi Hasan.

Russian Court Outlaws Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny’s Groups

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:16:17 -0400 - blogs

Navalny, Putin’s most ardent political foe, was arrested in January upon returning from Germany.

Portrait Of Queen Elizabeth Removed From Oxford Due To 'Colonial History'

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:23:14 -0400 - blogs

Graduate students' decision to take down the photo of Queen Elizabeth drew outrage from some and cries of "cancel culture."

Bitcoin Is Now Legal Tender In El Salvador

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:29:19 -0400 - blogs

The U.S. dollar is still the currency of reference, but anyone who invests three Bitcoin in the country -- currently about $105,000 -- will be entitled to permanent residency.

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Derailed Fight Against AIDS, UN Says

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:11:18 -0400 - blogs

The pandemic has stymied global efforts to eradicate AIDS, the UN General Assembly said Tuesday as it called for urgent action to end AIDS by 2030.

Israel Claims Hamas Tried To Attack Iron Dome From AP Office Building

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:02:00 -0400 - blogs

Reporters with the Associated Press and Al Jazeera were given just an hour to evacuate their offices before Israel bombed the building.

French President Macron Slapped In Face While Visiting With Crowd

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 10:24:50 -0400 - blogs

Video shows a man shouting “Down with Macronia” before audibly slapping the president alongside his left cheek.

Lawyer Suspended After Tweeting 'Offensive' Remarks About Meghan And Harry's Baby

Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 18:45:01 -0400 - blogs

Joanna Toch is under internal review for "unacceptable" tweets she wrote about "black names" that mocked the Black Lives Matter movement.

Iran Cleric Who Founded Hezbollah Dies Of COVID-19

Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 09:46:12 -0400 - blogs

Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, who survived a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel, died at the age of 74.

Express Trains Collide In Southern Pakistan, Killing Dozens Of Passengers

Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:24:08 -0400 - blogs

More than 100 other people were injured.

Israel Arrests Jerusalem Activists Protesting Forced Evictions In Sheikh Jarrah

Posted on Sun, 06 Jun 2021 15:19:19 -0400 - blogs

The arrests of Muhammad and Muna al-Kurd come after the Israeli armed forces temporarily detained prominent Al Jazeera journalist Givara Budeiri.

G-7 Nations Sign Pact To Make Corporations Pay Fairer Taxes

Posted on Sat, 05 Jun 2021 10:24:26 -0400 - blogs

The pact supports a minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15% to make it more difficult for companies to avoid paying.

Heroic Rat Who Sniffed Out 71 Deadly Landmines Retires

Posted on Sat, 05 Jun 2021 08:16:29 -0400 - blogs

Magawa the African giant pouched rat cleared the equivalent of 20 soccer fields in Cambodia during his five-year career.

Hong Kong Vigil Organizer Arrested On Tiananmen Anniversary

Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:17:44 -0400 - blogs

People were warned not to attend a banned vigil remembering the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities mute China’s last pro-democracy voices.

Netanyahu Opponents Reach Coalition Deal To Oust Israeli Prime Minister

Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:46:12 -0400 - blogs

If approved by the Knesset, or parliament, centrist Yair Lapid and his diverse partners will end the 12-year rule of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Buckingham Palace Once Banned Minorities From Office Roles: Report

Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:19:28 -0400 - blogs

The Guardian uncovered new documents that show the palace continued the practice until the late 1960s.

Cyberattack Knocks Out World’s Largest Meat Processing Company

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 08:42:00 -0400 - blogs

JBS has extensive facilities in the U.S., including processing plants in Texas and Colorado.

Vatican Law Criminalizes Abuse Of Adults By Priests, Laity

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:11:45 -0400 - blogs

The Vatican also criminalized the “grooming” of minors or vulnerable adults by priests to compel them to engage in pornography.

World Health Organization Gives COVID-19 Variants 'Non-Stigmatizing' Greek Names

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 05:34:27 -0400 - blogs

WHO said all viruses "change over time" and hoped the shift would remove stigma associated with regions where variants were first seen.

Pakistan TV Bans Talk Show Host After He Criticized Army

Posted on Mon, 31 May 2021 11:37:51 -0400 - blogs

The action against Hamid Mir comes after he spoke out against escalating curbs on freedom of expression in the country.

South Africa Returns To Stricter Lockdown, COVID-19 Cases 'Surging'

Posted on Mon, 31 May 2021 10:40:55 -0400 - blogs

Positive cases in South Africa in the past seven days were 31% higher than the week before, and 66% higher than the week before that.

China Eases Birth Limits To Cope With Aging Society

Posted on Mon, 31 May 2021 08:07:18 -0400 - blogs

The country's ruling Communist Party said it will now allow all couples to have three children instead of two.

Netanyahu Rival Seeks Unity Deal With His Opponents

Posted on Sun, 30 May 2021 13:30:11 -0400 - blogs

Sunday's announcement by Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett is a key step toward ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule.

Technician To Blame For Deadly Cable Car Crash In Italy, Judge Says

Posted on Sun, 30 May 2021 08:02:16 -0400 - blogs

Fourteen people were killed when the lead cable of the Mottarone funicular overlooking Lake Maggiore in northern Italy snapped.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Marries Carrie Symonds In Secret Ceremony

Posted on Sun, 30 May 2021 07:47:16 -0400 - blogs

The couple tied the knot at Westminster Cathedral in front of a small group of their friends and family members.

Bodies Of More Than 200 Children Found At Former Indigenous School In Canada

Posted on Sat, 29 May 2021 10:23:43 -0400 - blogs

The remains of 215 children, some as young as 3, were found at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Cracks Down On Dissent As His Presidency Enters Crisis Mode

Posted on Sat, 29 May 2021 06:00:06 -0400 - blogs

Indigenous leaders, journalists, scientists, doctors and other critics have faced increasing threats from the far-right president’s government in recent months.

Spain Releases Skin-Tone Stamps To Combat Racism, Makes Lighter Ones More Expensive

Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 09:08:13 -0400 - blogs

State-owned Correos claimed its "Equality Stamps" reflected “an unfair and painful reality that shouldn’t be allowed” but critics were less than convinced.

Tokyo Olympics Looking More And More Like A Fan-Free Event

Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 08:29:43 -0400 - blogs

The IOC, which often cites the World Health Organization as the source of much of its coronavirus information, has been steadfast in saying the Games will happen.

France Praises YouTubers Over Foiled Effort To Smear The Pfizer Vaccine

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:35:34 -0400 - blogs

A shady campaign appeared to target social media influencers in Europe with large followings.

Court In Netherlands Orders Royal Dutch Shell To Cut Carbon Emissions

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:14:24 -0400 - blogs

The ruling could set a precedent for similar cases against polluting multinationals around the world.

UK Accused Of Implementing Lockdowns On The Sly Amid Variant Surge

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 17:07:05 -0400 - blogs

A variant believed to have emerged out of India is now spreading in certain areas around England.

Prince Harry Gets Apology After Group's 'Widely Publicized Untrue Claims'

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 15:50:20 -0400 - blogs

The anti-monarchy group Republic accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's charities of wrongdoing last year.

Bad Dream Stopped Everest Guide From Climbing Peak Record 26th Time

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 12:59:32 -0400 - blogs

Kami Rita said, “The gods were telling me not to go and because I really believe in God, I decided to return,” he said.

Blinken Says U.S. Will Aid Gaza Without Helping Hamas

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 07:15:29 -0400 - blogs

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a regional tour to shore up last week's cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.

Biden Calls Ryanair Flight Diversion And Journalist Arrest By Belarus ‘Outrageous’

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 22:27:18 -0400 - blogs

His administration said it's developing a plan to hold the Lukashenko regime accountable for the plane hijacking and arrest of Raman Pratasevich.

EU Leaders Agree On Belarus Sanctions After Plane 'Hijacking' To Arrest Journalist

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 17:37:29 -0400 - blogs

The sanctions include banning its airlines from using European Union airspace amid anger over a forced Ryanair plane diversion to arrest Raman Pratasevich.

Wuhan Researchers Were Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms Pre-Pandemic: Reports

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 15:11:55 -0400 - blogs

The Wall Street Journal cited intelligence that three researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology had to be hospitalized in November 2019.

India Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 300,000

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 01:07:18 -0400 - blogs

India’s death toll is the third-highest reported in the world, accounting for 8.6% of the nearly 3.47 million coronavirus fatalities globally.

India Battles Fatal 'Black Fungus' As Government Reports Nearly 300,000 Deaths

Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021 15:09:42 -0400 - blogs

Mucormycosis is affecting current and recovered COVID-19 patents amid a continuing surge, and could complicate India's fight against the pandemic.

Opponent Of Belarus' Authoritarian President Arrested After Flight Diverted To Country

Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021 12:22:55 -0400 - blogs

The Belarusian Interior Ministry said Raman Pratasevich was arrested at the airport.

Italian Cable Car Plunges To The Ground, Killing At Least 14

Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021 08:56:58 -0400 - blogs

Authorities said two children were sent to the hospital after the cable car crashed near the summit of the Mottarone peak overlooking Lake Maggiore.

21 Ultra-Marathon Runners Die In Extreme Weather In China

Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021 08:47:25 -0400 - blogs

The runners were racing on an extremely narrow mountain path when hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race.

Mount Everest Guide Says At Least 100 People COVID-Positive At Base Camp

Posted on Sat, 22 May 2021 12:04:35 -0400 - blogs

Officials have denied any active cases this season among climbers and support staff. But an expert guide says 100 people, if not more, have gotten the virus.

Ex-BBC Boss Quits Gallery Job Amid Fallout From Princess Diana Interview

Posted on Sat, 22 May 2021 11:10:34 -0400 - blogs

Lord Tony Hall helped cover up the unethical way in which reporter Martin Bashir obtained an interview with the late royal, an investigation found.

Tokyo Olympics Will Go On Despite State Of Emergency, IOC Says

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021 11:29:53 -0400 - blogs

Just two months before the Olympics are set to begin, several regions of Japan are under emergency orders due to the coronavirus.

Palestinians Rally As Gaza Truce Faces Early Test

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021 07:09:38 -0400 - blogs

Thousands took to the streets of Gaza as the cease-fire took hold. Spontaneous celebrations also broke out in east Jerusalem and across the occupied West Bank.

Prince Harry Reveals He Used Drink And Drugs To Cope With Trauma Of Princess Diana’s Death

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021 04:36:44 -0400 - blogs

The Duke of Sussex says he wanted to “mask” his emotions following the death of his mother in 1997.