New rules for Liverpool as virus cases in England…

Britain has imposed tighter restrictions on social gatherings in the port city of Liverpool and three towns as scientists estimate the number of COVID-19 cases in England has quadrupled in the last month

McEnany: 'My bad' after saying Barrett is 'Rhodes…

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday said 'my bad' after she mistakenly said that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is a "Rhodes scholar."

Putin Takes Extreme Steps to Live in Virus-Free…

The "Putin tunnel" might someday join "Potemkin village" in the lexicon. Russian President Vladimir Putin has had movable disinfectant tunnels installed at the Kremlin and his residence outside Moscow and has retreated into an "intricate cocoon of social distancing" while allowing life for ordinary Russians to largely return to normal,...

Dutch activists want to airlift migrants off…

A group of Dutch refugee activists is planning to fly an empty plane to the Greek island of Lesbos in a bid to pick up nearly 200 migrants who lost their homes when their camp burned down last month

FDA, EU diverge on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration widened its probe into a serious illness linked to halted clinical trials for AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine, sources told Reuters, while in Europe the vaccine approval process has been put on the fast track. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Vatican Tells Pompeo He Can't Meet Pope

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denied an audience with Pope Francis during his visit to the Vatican this week—but he was welcomed by the pontiff's critics. Vatican officials said it is normal for the pope not to meet political figures during election periods, though they also expressed concern...

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Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out for US amid…

About 2,000 Honduran migrants hoping to reach the United States have entered Guatemala on foot

McEnany and reporter spar over mail-in voting…

During a White House briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was pressed by a reporter over President Donald Trump's mail-in voting claims and was unable to give details.

After Grisly Gang Rape, a Forced 3am Cremation

Activists in India are urging police to explain the "inhumane decision" to cremate the body of a rape victim against her family's wishes—and after family members protesting the decision were allegedly beaten. The 19-year-old victim was a Dalit, meaning from the country's lowest caste. She spent two weeks in...

England bans plastic straws after pandemic-linked…

A ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds has taken effect in England after a six-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Belarus defector speaks out against police

A police officer who fled his home in Belarus after posting a video criticizing the country's leadership has spoken out. Ivan Kolos had to leave in the middle of the night and had called on fellow officers to stop using violence against demonstrators. Adam Reed reports.

Major Airline Is Retiring 'Ladies and Gentlemen'

Japan Airlines is bringing in a small but significant change to passenger announcements. The airline says it is going to replace the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" with "passengers" or similar gender-neutral language. The move only affects English-language announcements, since the equivalent Japanese phrase is already gender-neutral, but the move is...

Bolivian women skateboard in Aymara garb to…

The traditional bowler hats, blouses and long, plaited “pollera” skirts of the young women contrast with the skateboards under their feet as they swoop back and forth on the ramp in Bolivia’s largest city

Texas Christian on Trump: 'he sounds just like me'

In a golf cart decked out with a "Trump 2020" flag, Bernadette McLeroy and her husband tout President Donald Trump's record of opposing abortion and appointing conservative judges in their Texas community. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Prince George's Giant Shark Tooth Causes a Bit of…

Naturalist David Attenborough recently screened his new environmental documentary at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and brought along quite a treasure for their eldest son: a giant prehistoric shark tooth. But it turns out 7-year-old Prince George may have to give it up, the Guardian reports....

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EU agency starts 'rolling review' to speed OK for…

The European Medicines Agency has begun its first review process for the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca

Pompeo meets Vatican officials amid tension over…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday met Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin as tensions flare with the Vatican over China.

Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for…

British fashion brand Fred Perry would rather lose sales than be associated with the Proud Boys. The company says it has halted sales in the US and Canada of its black and yellow polo shirts, which have been adopted as a uniform by the far-right activists, the Guardian reports. In...

South Africa reopens to international flights…

South Africa has reopened to international flights, ending a more than six-month ban on international travel that was part of its restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19

Ukraine manhunt after U.S. embassy worker death

Ukrainian police officers have been questioning passers-by at the scene in Kyiv where a U.S. embassy worker was found unconscious with a head injury. The American woman later died in hospital. Joe Davies reports.

As Festival Season Kicks Off, India Blows Past 6M…

The fall months in India are typically celebratory ones, as people get reverent and make merry during Hindu religious fests like Diwali, Dussehra, and Navratri. This year, however, poses a new challenge for the country: It just blew past 6 million COVID-19 cases (with more than 95,000 deaths so...

French 'Spiderman' climbs Frankfurt skyscraper…

German police say French urban climber Alain Robert faces a criminal investigation and fine after scaling one of Frankfurt’s tallest buildings Thursday

'French Spiderman' dons cowboy boots for new stunt

Dubbed the "French Spiderman", Alain Robert scaled a skyscraper in Frankfurt on Thursday without a harness and wearing cowboy boots.

Navalny Confirms a High-Profile Visitor

It might be a sign of how seriously foreign leaders are taking the case of Alexei Navalny's poisoning: German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a private visit to the Russian opposition leader while he was hospitalized in Berlin, reports the Guardian . German media broke the news Sunday, characterizing it as a...

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Czech health care under pressure; hospitals hit…

A record surge of new coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic in September has been followed by a record number of virus patients being hospitalized

'I want to be prepared': gun sales spike in Texas

Civil unrest and the upcoming presidential election have Texans, like Teanna Walker, a retired marine, scrambling for ammunition and guns. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Japanese Celeb Found Dead by Her Husband

A Japanese actress known as the female Sherlock Holmes has apparently killed herself—which, if confirmed, continues a spate of suicides among Japanese entertainers. Yuko Takeuchi was found at home Sunday by her husband without a note, but Variety reports that it looks like suicide. "It came all of a...