• 75 Years Ago: Dachau Concentration Camp Liberation
    2020-04-29 23:03:48 UTC

    On Sunday, April 29, 1945 Colonel Sparks gave the marching orders to the 3rd battalion of his infantry regiment. The US troops came from the West, advancing towards Munich. They didn't know exactly where Dachau, the concentration camp the Nazis set up in 1933, was located. When they discovered it, the troops encountered gruesome sights...
  • COVID-19: Vaccine Receives Approval in Germany
    2020-04-22 19:02:06 UTC

    BERLIN — The German biotech company BioNTech will become the first European business to proceed with clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, after receiving regulatory approval for accelerated testing. The Mainz-based company, which has never produced a market-ready product, has been working on a vaccine since January and has tested...
  • Michelle Obama Launches Series of Online Reading for Kids
    2020-04-20 21:52:25 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators. “Mondays with Michelle Obama” is part of the PBS KIDS Read-...
  • UK Is Significantly UnderReporting Covid-19 Deaths
    2020-04-14 18:32:21 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s true death toll from the novel coronavirus far exceeds estimates previously published by the government, according to broader official data that include deaths in the community such as in nursing homes. Even before the new figures, the official British death toll was the fifth-highest globally...
  • Should you wear a mask? Wipe down the groceries?
    2020-04-15 02:01:26 UTC

    Should you wash your hands? Are you going out to get the mail? Should you touch the mailbox? Should you touch the mail? Should you clean the mail? Should you take a walk? Should you wear a mask? What about gloves? What about neighbors — stay six feet away? Ten? Will they approach? What will you do? Will you be standoffish, or lau...
  • Online Concert: Golden Gate Park Turns 150 years old
    2020-04-05 07:13:46 UTC

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco’s beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online. Originally, city officials planned a yearlong celebration that included free museum admission, concerts and the participation of more than 150 cultural ...
  • COVID-19: Chinese Scientists Find 'Effective' Antibodies
    2020-04-01 19:31:49 UTC

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19. There is currently no proven effective treatment for the disease, which originate...
  • Holland: Van Gogh painting Spring Garden Stolen From Museum
    2020-03-30 20:52:35 UTC

    Amsterdam — A Van Gogh painting has been stolen from a museum in the Dutch town of Laren. Police said on Monday there had been a break in at the Singer Laren Museum at 03:15 local time (02:15 GMT). The museum later announced that Van Gogh’s Spring Garden, on loan from the Groninger Museum, was missing. The Singer Laren Museum is clo...
  • France: Merci, Stay At Home
    2020-03-27 23:12:35 UTC

    PARIS (AP) — Health workers racing to save lives as France contends with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks have received a huge show of gratitude with the help of the Eiffel Tower. The Paris landmark also had a message for the broader French public: Stay home. Lights spelled out “Merci,” French for ’Thank you,” and...
  • The Failure of Coronavirus Testing in America
    2020-03-26 03:50:06 UTC

    <p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&quot;Trace, test and treat&quot; has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate.</span></strong></p><p><img alt="The_failure_of_coronavirus_testing_in_america" ...
  • The Latest On Coronavirus Pandemic
    2020-03-16 21:11:12 UTC

    Associated Press — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 78,000 people have recovered from...
  • Scientists Offer New Hope About Ending Blindness
    2020-03-05 01:07:21 UTC

    Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone&rsquo;s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health &amp; Science University in Portland for an inherited form o...
  • Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
    2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak. Almost nine tim...
  • Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
    2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC

    <p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that&rsquo;s not been seen in recent times.&nbsp;</p><p>The spread of the virus is having an impact around the world...
  • Millions of Young People to Strike for Climate Action
    2019-09-20 01:46:10 UTC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe. Protests, inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunber...
  • Scientists Find Micro Plastic in Arctic Ice
    2019-08-14 23:33:28 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. The researchers used a helicopter to land on ice floes and retrieve the samples during an...
  • Ebola Virus: WHO Vaccinates Over 1,300 People in Goma
    2019-08-11 16:00:28 UTC

    GOMA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban center. A year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at le...
  • House Condemns Trump's Racist Attack on Congresswomen
    2019-07-17 05:39:58 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for “racist comments” against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him. Tempers flared in the hours leading up to the vote that mainly split alo...
  • Never-Ending War
    2019-07-05 03:58:47 UTC

    Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) -- Of all the sad, wrenching things I have seen as a journalist in Afghanistan, Niaz Bibi's house was probably one of the saddest. At the age of 70, Bibi has found herself as the main parent of some 40 kids -- the children of her three sons and three grandsons who had been killed by the Islamic State. Bi...
  • Japan Eats Whale Despite Environmental Concerns
    2019-06-24 04:59:19 UTC

    MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. Though Japan's government maintains that eating whale is a cherished part of its food culture, na...
  • US Ranks Last in the world for Maternity Leave
    2019-06-13 18:25:15 UTC

    NEW YORK, 13 June 2019 — Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Portugal offer the best family-friendly policies among 31 rich countries with available data, according to a new UNICEF repot. Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom and Ireland rank the lowest. The United States is the only country included in the analysis with no nati...
  • Hunt for Shoppers: Luxury Brands Raising Stakes on Instagram
    2019-06-07 16:10:35 UTC

    PARIS (Reuters) - Big-spending luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are splashing out on everything from dance-fuelled fashion shows to teams of advisers as they target social media platforms in the hunt for young shoppers. Without the entry barriers of magazine advertising - where a one page glossy ad can cost...
  • Restaurant Dishes Labeled Gluten-Free Often Are Not
    2019-04-02 22:07:57 UTC

    For people with celiac disease, even tiny amounts of gluten in foods can cause trouble, and restaurants may be the hardest places to avoid the hidden protein, a U.S. study suggests. More than half of gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes tested in restaurants were positive for the presence of gluten, and overall, about one third of sup...
  • Mozambique's Cyclone Survivors Face Cholera
    2019-03-27 17:36:23 UTC

    BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first five cases of cholera in the wake of deadly Cyclone Idai. Thousands of people were trapped for more than a week in submerged villages without acces...
  • Pope Francis declares “all-out battle” against sexual abuse
    2019-02-24 16:59:12 UTC

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy on Sunday by calling for an “all-out battle” against a crime that should be “erased from the face of the earth”. In his closing address to the almost 200 Church leaders he had summoned to Rome, Francis said national guidelines on pre...