Weary migrants wait at Guatemala roadblock as…

Hundreds of Honduran migrants have awoken tired and hungry after a second night stuck along a rural Guatemalan roadside by police and soldiers who will not let them pass

U.S. Capitol closed after fire sparks fears

The U.S. Capitol complex was shut down for about an hour on Monday (January 18) after a fire broke out nearby.

Student Fails University Exam for Not Wearing…

A student who failed to wear their mask properly failed their university entrance exam in Japan. Authorities say the student, one of more than 535,000 who took the standardized exam at 681 locations across Japan Saturday, was disqualified because they didn't wear their mask over their nose and repeatedly...

EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary

The European Union's trying to ease fears that citizens might be forced to get coronavirus vaccines before they're allowed to travel

Dinosaur drive-through exhibition a roaring…

A drive-through dinosaur exhibition has become a roaring success as it tours the United States.

Pilot Who Braved Chernobyl Dies After Contracting…

Nikolai Antoshkin survived the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, but it appears he has fallen victim to COVID more than three decades later. The New York Times reports that the 78-year-old, who led helicopter missions to put out the fire at the nuclear plant, has died after contracting the virus last month...

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WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands…

The World Health Organization chief says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthier countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries

Grab eyeing U.S. IPO this year - sources

Southeast Asian ride-hailing and food-delivery giant Grab may do a share listing in the U.S., according to Reuters sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Miners Trapped for 7 Days Manage to Get Note to…

A blast in a gold mine in eastern China trapped 22 men below ground on Jan. 10. One week later, 12 of those men managed to get word to the top that they were still alive. The BBC reports that after rescuers determined ropes they had lowered into a narrow...

Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

France’s Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony for 2020

Wondrous tree shape spotted in Australian lake

Drone photos and video captured by an amateur photographer over the course of six months from July to January show what resembles a remarkable depiction of a tree.

'Baby Trump' Balloon Ready to Roll a Final Time

The "Baby Trump" blimp is being retired as the US president on which it was modeled prepares to leave office. The nearly 20-foot-tall helium balloon has been acquired by the Museum of London, the BBC reports. The blimp was crowdfunded in the UK and used to protest President Trump's first...

Watchdog: Fossil fuel firms need to curb climate…

The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies aren’t doing enough to reduce the release of methane, a potent source of planet-heating emissions

Paraplegic climber scales Hong Kong skyscraper

Strapped into his wheelchair, climber Lai Chi-wai pulled himself up the 980ft-tall Nina Tower, becoming the first man in Hong Kong's history to scale a building in a wheelchair.

Navalny Detained as He Arrives Back in Russia

Alexei Navalny, a leading Kremlin political opponent, was taken into custody Sunday just after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning . Navalny had just told journalists in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport: "This is the best day in the past five months. Everyone is asking me if...

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Russia ready for quick extension of last arms…

Russia's top diplomat says Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in just over two weeks

Tennis players get creative in quarantine

Athletes forced to quarantine on arrival for the Australian Open find creative ways to train inside their hotel rooms.

Switzerland To Let Voters Decide on Lockdown Power

Switzerland will hold a referendum on whether the country's government should have the power to impose lockdowns and other measures used to slow the spread of COVID in the country. Per the Wall Street Journal , the vote could be held as soon as June and comes amid disagreement over whether...

UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over…

Trucks owned by British shellfish firms have descended on Parliament to protest Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating their businesses

Vaccine manufacturing is lumpy, UK says

Britain's vaccine rollout is limited by a "lumpy" manufacturing process with production changes by Pfizer and a delay by AstraZeneca that could lead to brief supply disruption, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday. Ciara Lee reports

To Skirt COVID Curfew, She Put Partner on Leash

Quebec police issued 750 tickets over the weekend as an 8pm curfew, the first of its kind in Canada, went into effect. Two of those tickets went to a couple who got creative in trying to skirt the new coronavirus restriction. As residents are allowed to be out on the...

Court in Central African Republic upholds…

Central African Republic's constitutional court has upheld President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election, raising the specter of more violence just days after rebels attempted to overtake the capital

Swiatek prepares for the Aus Open, quarantine…

French Open champion Iga Swiatek hasn't let quarantine rules stop her from preparing for the Australian Open.

Filipinas After Duterte Remarks: 'Which Cave…

Women in the Philippines aren't terribly happy with their president after remarks made on the possibility of a female leader one day taking his place. In short, Rodrigo Duterte doesn't think it's a good idea, and Filipinas are calling him out on sexism and misogyny for saying so. The South...

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Uganda cops surround offices of Bobi Wine's…

The party of Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine say that top officials have been denied access to their headquarters in the capital, Kampala, as they prepared to launch a legal challenge against Wine’s detention inside his house

Reid: Angered players in Melbourne are minority

Gordon Reid, a two-times men's wheelchair Grand Slam champion, said on Monday that he was perfectly comfortable spending two weeks in hotel quarantine if it means competing at the Australian Open and that those complaining are a minority.

US Leg Band Is Pigeon's Saving Grace in Australia

A pigeon in Australia can coo in peace after his marking as an American almost got him killed . The emaciated pigeon, spotted Dec. 26 in Melbourne, was wearing a leg band that identified it as a racing pigeon who'd left Oregon in October. Australian authorities therefore assumed the pigeon—named...