Zimbabwe reporter denied bail as government…

A Zimbabwean investigative journalist will remain in jail after a judge dismissed his bail application Thursday, as the United Nations secretary-general raised “concern” about a wave of arrests in the country

GOP doesn't understand 'gravity of the situation…

During her weekly press briefing, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans for not understanding the "gravity of the situation" when it came COVID-19 and the urgent need to pass another relief bill for Americans.

Some Carried 'Own Eyeballs in Their Hands' in…

Its code name was "Little Boy," but its impact was anything but small. Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. By the end of that year, 140,000 deaths—mostly of civilians—were tied to the blast and...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts…

Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business

New York AG seeks to 'dissolve' NRA with lawsuit

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees.

Grief Turns to Anger in Beirut

Beirut has been devastated by a massive explosion that killed at least 137 people and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless—and angry residents say the country was broken long before the Tuesday blast. Residents blame corruption and incompetence for the fact that 2,750 tons of highly explosive...

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Turkish currency hits all-time low amid market…

Turkey’s currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Thursday

The BLM protest photographer now shooting for…

Photographer Misan Harriman has become the first Black man to shoot the cover of Britain's fashion bible Vogue. Edward Baran reports.

135 Dead in Beirut Blast, Including an American

At least one US citizen was among those killed in the devastating Beirut explosion Tuesday night, and several others were injured. The death toll so far stands at 135, with another 100 still missing and search and rescue efforts continuing, ABC News reports. Another 5,000 were wounded, and as...

Germany orders tests for all travelers from 'risk…

Germany's health minister says authorities will require people arriving from countries considered high-risk to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend

Bezos sells Amazon shares worth $3.1 bln

Amazon.com Jeff Bezos sold shares worth $3.1 billion in the e-commerce company in recent days, regulatory filings showed on Wednesday. Fred Katayama reports.

'The Scale of the Disaster Is Immense' in Beirut

"The scale of the disaster is immense" in Beirut, Lebanon, the Guardian reports. The death toll in the massive explosion that rocked the capital Tuesday night, causing blocks of devastation , currently stands at at least 100, the AP reports, with another 4,000 injured—and many still missing. TV and...

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug…

China has sentenced a third Canadian to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries

Got an axe to grind? Throw it instead!

An axe-throwing venue in Jordan surges in popularity as residents search for new forms of entertainment post coronavirus restrictions.

What Isaias Has Wrought

Isaias has just about left the US behind, having entered southeastern Canada on Wednesday as a post-tropical cyclone. The storm's US toll: Six dead and almost 3 million people without power in the early-morning hours, per the AP and CNN . They report two people died in Windsor, North Carolina, when...

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Lebanese judge: 16 port staffers arrested over…

Lebanon’s state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut’s port have been detained over this weeks explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands

U.S. federal troops 'abandoned' by Portland…

Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday at a Senate Homeland Security hearing said U.S. federal troops in Portland were 'abandoned due to the dangerous policies by local officials.'

Ammonium Nitrate Blamed for Devastating Beirut…

The death toll from the massive explosion that shook Lebanon's capital Tuesday now stands at more than 70—and with scenes of utter devastation for blocks surrounding the Beirut port area, the toll appears certain to rise. The country's health minister says the blast, which caused a mushroom cloud and...

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in…

A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden

Uber driver faces tough choice as U.S. aid expires

Uber driver Johan Nijman faces a difficult decision as federal unemployment aid expires: risk failing to pay for groceries and even lose his home, or resume driving and potentially catch COVID-19 as a diabetic. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

2014 Movie Was Sunday's Top-Grossing Film…

Christopher Nolan's dystopian sci-fi epic Interstellar was a hit in 2014—and it returned to become the world's top-grossing movie on Sunday. That's thanks to box office figures from China, where movie theaters started to reopen on July 20, reports Quartz . Interstellar made $2.6 million when it opened on...

Closed for vacation: France faces new virus…

With virus cases rising anew, France is struggling to administer enough tests to keep up with demand

New jobless claims above 1 million for 20 weeks

The number of Americans who signed up for first-time jobless benefits remained stuck above 1 million for the 20th straight week, in the clearest signal yet of a stalled economic rebound. Conway G. Gittens dives into the numbers.

Where's Spain's Ex-King? No One Seems to Know

Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos dramatically announced in a Monday letter sent to son King Felipe VI that he had made a "considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.” A day later, his destination remains the subject of "intense speculation," as the BBC puts it. Prime Minister Pedro...

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Bank of England says economy will take time to…

The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged at a record low 0.1% amid caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic

British beavers back in the wild after 400 years

The first beavers to live naturally in the wild in England for over 400 years have been given the green light to stay after a five-year trial showed their dam-building activities were good for wildlife and people.

5-Month Pandemic Honeymoon Is One for the Ages

Honeymooners Feeonaa and Neville Clifton planned to spend two weeks visiting family in the Falkland Islands before heading to South America. Instead, they spent four months stuck in the Falklands—three in isolation with an elderly aunt—and another month crossing the ocean in a fishing boat to get back...