China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks…

The Chinese government says it has landed a spacecraft on the moon to bring rocks back to Earth

Mnuchin, Powell push for more small business aid

America's top U.S. economic officials urged Congress on Tuesday to provide more help for small businesses amid fears that a vaccine may not arrive in time to prevent a surging coronavirus pandemic from inflicting more damage to the economy. Conway G. Gittens reports.

How Worst Serial Killer in US Got Away With It…

America's most prolific serial killer operated for more than 30 years, targeting vulnerable, usually Black women, under the watch of an "indifferent" criminal justice system. That's according to part one of an in-depth investigation by the Washington Post , which interviewed experts and reviewed thousands of pages of legal documents to...

Polish zoo captures rare mouse-deer birth on video

A zoo in Poland claims it's the first to have captured on video the birth of a rare Philippine mouse-deer, and everyone is hoping it's a male so it can help the endangered species breed

Brazilian bank heist, gun battle a 'night of…

A town in southern Brazil lived through a "night of terror" late Monday, according to the mayor, after bank robbers blasted explosives and fired high-caliber weapons at police in an audacious heist that injured two people and left reams of cash in the streets.

Experts: Report on Kim a Sign That Virus Is…

His country's attempts to hack pharmaceutical companies apparently failed , but Kim Jong Un got a coronavirus vaccine anyway. That's according to US analyst Harry Kazianis, who reports that the North Korean leader, his family members, and several senior government officials were vaccinated "within the last two to three weeks" with...

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Belarus opposition to compile 'book of crimes'

Belarus' opposition will compile a register of law enforcement officers accused of abuses against peaceful demonstrators protesting the reelection of the country’s authoritarian leader

Therapy dog eases kids back into special education

With the kids freshly back at the school in Sant Vicente dels Horts near Barcelona after six months at home due to coronavirus restrictions, the therapy dog programme is helping ease them back into forgotten routines.

That Cloud Hanging Over BTS? South Korea Just…

Friday marks Kim Seok-jin's 28th birthday. It could've also marked the splintering of K-pop sensation BTS, of which Kim (stage name Jin) is the oldest member, since able-bodied men in South Korea must submit to military service by age 28. But no matter—South Korea has changed its law to...

OPEC talks on production hit snag as pandemic…

The OPEC oil cartel is holding more talks Tuesday as producing countries try to reach agreement on how much oil to pump next year

Bipartisan lawmakers propose $908 bln COVID-19…

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion COVID-19 relief bill that would fund measures through March 31, including $228 billion in additional paycheck protection program funds for hotels, restaurants and other small businesses.

Another Mysterious Monolith Appears

Days after Utah's mysterious monolith disappeared , a very similar one has appeared elsewhere. This hollow, triangular, 13-foot monolith, which Sky News reports "bear[s] a close resemblance" to the one found in Utah, was found on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt, facing a mountain known locally as...

Sweden: Mother suspected of locking up her son…

Swedish police are investigating a woman in her 70s who is suspected of having kept her son locked up — reportedly for 28 years  — in an apartment south of Stockholm

A new breed of tuk tuks hits Uganda's streets

Startup Sokowatch is deploying electric tuk tuks to deliver goods to small retailers in what is claimed as a first for the continent. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Charges Filed in Deaths of Tourists After Eruption

"Those who went to the island, did so with the reasonable expectation that there were appropriate systems in place to ensure they made it home healthy and safe," a New Zealand government agency said Monday. Instead, 22 of the 47 people who were on White Island when a volcano erupted...

5 dead, many injured after German man drives car…

German officials say a man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozen

This robot chef serves Chinese school lunches

A Shanghai school is using a bright yellow robot to prepare and serve dishes in its canteen in an effort to improve food safety.

Things Aren't Looking Great for Princess Mako's…

It looks like Princess Mako's long-delayed wedding isn't imminent. The Japanese princess, who became engaged to Kei Komuro in 2017, had first planned to marry him a year later but that date was pushed off, with the couple saying the wedding would happen in 2020. In early November, however, the...

Irina Antonova, head of top Moscow art museum…

Irina Antonova, a charismatic art historian who presided over one of Russia’s top art museums for more than half a century, has died at 98

London Zoo penguins enjoy fishy advent calendar

Penguins at ZSL London Zoo got into the Christmas mood as they were treated to a fishy advent calendar.

Australia Horrified by China's 'Repugnant' Tweet

The report was shocking, but one response to it was "repugnant." So says Australia, which earlier this month released a military report that found "credible information" evidence that elite Australian troops murdered 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers, and civilians. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao on Monday tweeted a fabricated image...

Without patients or staff, Madrid opens new $119M…

Authorities in Spain's capital have held a ceremony to open part of a 1,000-bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients

K-pop law allows BTS stars to delay military duty

South Korea's parliament on Tuesday passed a bill to allow globally recognized K-pop artists such as BTS to postpone their mandatory military service to age 30. Adam Reed reports.

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Iranian Scientist May Have Been Killed Via…

A new narrative is emerging about how Iran's top nuclear scientist got gunned down last week on a stretch of road. The main story line is unchanged: Iran accuses Israel of assassinating Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though Israel isn't saying a word about it. What's new is that the latest reports suggest...

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees…

The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, which has been cut off from the world for nearly a month amid war

The drones planting trees from the sky

Every year, wildfires burn millions of acres across the U.S. west coast, and the destruction in 2020 was the worst on record. Replanting trees amid the apocalyptic, ash-covered landscape is a daunting task, but a Washington-based company is turning to the skies for a solution. Francesca Lynagh reports.