Category: World News

Sheriff: Actress Naya Rivera missing in SoCal lake

LOS ANGLES — Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department late Wednesday confirmed that Rivera, 33, is the person being searched for in the waters of Lake Piru, which is approximately 56 […]


Bolsonaro now the ‘poster boy’ for dubious COVID treatment

RIO DE JANEIRO — After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do […]

Serbia eyes restrictions; virus spreads in US, Brazil, India

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia mulled how to curb a surge in coronavirus infections on Thursday following two nights of clashes involving anti-lockdown demonstrators, while the virus showed no sign of slowing in the countries with the highest caseloads — the United States, India and Brazil. Those three nations […]

Angering China, Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong, extends visas

SYDNEY – Australia said on Thursday it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to a new security law imposed there and announced measures to attract businesses from the Asian financial hub, provoking an angry response from Beijing. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the law […]

What 1.1 million foreign students contribute to the U.S. economy

The Trump administration said on Monday that foreign university students will have to leave the country if their classes are all taught online – clouding the future of tens of thousands of enrollees and potentially straining budgets at schools struggling to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. About 1.1 […]

Pakistan invites India to file review against spy’s conviction

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said it invited India on Wednesday to file a review against a military court’s death sentence last year on former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav on charges of espionage and sabotage. India had asked the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ) to intervene, […]

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

HONG KONG – China opened its powerful national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. The office, which operates beyond the scrutiny of local courts […]

Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on […]

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep […]

‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientific shortcuts have slowed understanding of the disease and delayed the ability to find out which drugs […]

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