Russian court jails governor facing murder charges

A court in Moscow has ruled to jail a provincial governor pending an investigation on charges of his involvement in multiple murders

Dolphins return to Lisbon's Tagus river

Amid hard times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, one sight is putting a smile on people’s faces in Portugal - dolphins splashing around near Lisbon’s shores.

Cops Might've Missed the Illicit Party—if Not f…

Australian police say they broke up a birthday party that attendants will remember "for a long time" since it resulted in some $18,000 in fines. Victoria Police found 16 partygoers hiding out at a home in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong early Friday in defiance of coronavirus restrictions. Police...

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Reported Missing

Park Won-soon's daughter reported her father missing after she said she received a voice message from him that sounded like a will.

Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension…

Russia's top diplomat says he's not very optimistic about prospects for extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control agreement because of Washington's focus on making China sign up to the pact

Gilead says remdesivir cuts death risk

Gilead Sciences said Friday additional data from a late-stage study showed its antiviral remdesivir reduced the risk of death and significantly improved the conditions of severely ill COVID-19 patients. Fred Katayama reports.

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Another World Leader Has the Virus

Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, has tested positive for COVID-19. "I feel good, I feel strong, I will continue to work virtually from my isolation," she says in a video posted to her Twitter account, per NPR . Three cabinet ministers in her administration have also tested positive, including one who...

FBI Director Calls China The 'Greatest Threat' To…

Christopher Wray accused Chinese officials of targeting U.S. citizens who criticize China's political and human rights issues.

25 years on: A look at Europe's only post-WWII…

Bosnia on Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the country’s worst carnage during the 1992-95 war and the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide

Rome zoo welcomes two lions cubs

Bioparco zoo in Rome unveiled two adorable Asiatic lion cubs on Friday (July 10), the first born inside the zoo.

'Extremely Exciting' Photos Emerge of Rare Great…

You're not likely to see a Cross River gorilla in person, but you can see a whole troop in a series of rare photos. Cross River gorillas are the most endangered subspecies of ape, with only 300 known to live in the wild, reports the BBC . The gorillas—which have...

Japan Storms Kill 50 People, Soldiers Pull…

Nearly three million people are evacuated and troops are mobilized for flood rescues after five days of torrential rains in Japan.

Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a…

The president of Turkey has formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum

WHO to set up probe into virus origin

An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for China to organize an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which sparked the global pandemic. Francis Maguire reports.

Reporters Suing Brazil Leader Over His COVID…

A group of journalists in Brazil plans to sue President Jair Bolsonaro after he removed his mask during a Tuesday press conference in which he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 . Several masked reporters held microphones close to Bolsonaro's chest as he spoke from behind a mask. Bolsonaro then...

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TikTok To Leave Hong Kong In Response To National…

Under the law, Hong Kong police can seize equipment from internet companies and service providers and force them to take down online content.

Serbia's leader not worried about losing power…

Serbia’s president says he’s not worried about losing political power amid large protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and hard-line rule

Venice tests flood barrier to protect city from…

Venice tested its giant mobile flood barriers on Friday (July 10), in a partly ceremonial operation aimed at showing the strength of its defences after disastrous flooding in November raised questions about the future of the fragile lagoon city

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Message to Daughter

The mayor of the South Korean capital of Seoul has been found dead following a massive police search, reports CNN . Park Won-soon, who had been seen as a possible presidential candidate, was reported missing Thursday after being named in a sexual harassment complaint. The 64-year-old's phone had been turned off,...

Tokyo Gov. To Work With Japanese PM On…

Officials want to have the country's coronavirus pandemic under control so the Olympic Games can take place in 2021.

Dutch government to take Russia to European court…

The Dutch government says it is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago

Russian firefighters battle wildfires in Siberia

Russian firefighters have been seeding clouds to bring down rain over wildfires raging in Siberia, the authorities said on Friday.

Melania Trump Statue Was Torched on July 4

A chainsaw-carved statue of Melania Trump in her hometown in Slovenia went up in flames on Independence Day. American artist Brad Downey, who commissioned local folk artist Alex Zupevc to carve the statue from a tree trunk, says he had the blackened remains removed after the fire and has filed...

Dozens Of People Dead Or Presumed Dead In Japan…

Rescue efforts have been complicated by continued risk of flooding and mudslides.

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Flood-weary Venice puts 'Moses' inflatable…

Venice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in the hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides

FBI investigates reported Indiana lynching attempt

The FBI is investigating a hate-crime report lodged by a Black civil rights activist in Indiana who said he was assaulted by several white men threatening to lynch him before a group of bystanders and friends intervened to stop the attack. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

6-Week Lockdown Begins in City With 860 Active…

Around 5 million Australians are now back under a strict lockdown after a resurgence in coronavirus cases in the country's second-largest city. As of midnight Wednesday, Melbourne residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential business, reports Reuters . The restrictions will be in place for at least...