Merkel urges patience as German virus…

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Academic freed by Iran thanks supporters

[NFA] A British-Australian academic on Thursday thanked her supporters and diplomatic efforts to secure her freedom after she was released from jail in Iran following more than two years of imprisonment. Emer McCarthy reports.

'Zombie' COVID-Infected Mink Re-Emerging From…

Denmark is culling millions of minks to stop a dangerous mutated form of the coronavirus from spreading to humans , but some of those minks don't seem to want to stay in the ground. As USA Today reports, minks infected with the mutated COVID-19 strain are re-emerging after being buried in...

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's…

A Turkish court has sentenced several military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attempt in 2016

Explainer: What to expect from Biden's foreign…

[NFA] The following are some of the policy issues that President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy team face as they seek to turn the page on President Donald Trump's sometimes chaotic foreign policy. Megan Revell reports.

Mystery of How Defector Got Over DMZ Fence May Be…

The North Korean man who arrived in South Korea this month claims to be a former gymnast, and it makes sense, as he apparently propelled himself over a 10-foot-tall barbed wire fence during his trip across the Demilitarized Zone . The man, said to be in his late 20s, reportedly spent...

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Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week

Greece’s government has announced a weeklong extension to the country’s current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, particularly in the north of the country

Bitcoin leads cryptocurrency selloff

Bitcoin led a broad cryptocurrency selloff on Thursday, dropping 9.7% to $16,933 after having hit its highest level in nearly two years earlier this week. Ciara Lee reports.

'What on Earth Is Going On' With Australia's…

"What on earth is going on?" That's the question shark experts have been asking about Australia, which on Sunday suffered its 8th fatal shark attack . The only deadlier year on record was 1929 and its nine shark-related deaths. And most years don't come close, with the annual average over the...

The Latest: India's capital mulls curfew amid…

India’s capital New Delhi is considering a nighttime curfew amid the latest coronavirus surge that has battered the city’s healthcare system and overwhelmed its hospitals

Sexual abuse ring leader sentenced to 40 years

A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the leader of an online sexual blackmail ring to 40 years in prison, according to the Yonhap news agency. Gloria Tso reports.

Russian Pranksters Fool Trudeau With 'Greta' Call

Add Justin Trudeau to the list of those fooled by notorious Russian pranksters Alexey Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov, aka Vovan and Lexus. They have released audio of a call earlier this year in which they impersonated Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and spoke to the Canadian prime minister, the BBC...

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on…

Ethiopia’s prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warns residents to stay indoors and disarm

New Zealand's most diverse government begins term

New Zealand's 53rd parliament officially began their term on Thursday, marking the start of the country's most diverse government ever.

Cartel Boss Arrested in Massacre of 9 Americans

A cop-turned-cartel boss has been arrested in connection with last year's massacre of nine American Mormons in an ambush in northern Mexico. Roberto Gonzalez Montes, also known as Mudo or El 32, is the alleged leader of the La Linea drug cartel in Chihuahua state, reports the Daily Beast . Federal...

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Thailand approves transfer of 3 Iranians as…

Thai officials say they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot, as Iran released a 33-year-old Australian academic who was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges

Mexicans protest against violence against women

Violence broke out when Mexicans marched to the government palace to mark the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women. Olivia Chan reports.

Russia, US Just Had a Tiff in Disputed Waters

The US and Russian navies just had a confrontation in disputed territory, and each side has a very different story to tell. Russia's defense ministry says it chased off the USS John S. McCain when the destroyer ventured into Russian waters in the western Pacific, reports CBS News . Russia says...

Cambodia begins mass trial of opposition…

A Cambodian court has begun hearing the cases of nearly 130 government critics and opponents charged with treason for taking part in nonviolent political activities over the past three years

World mourns soccer great Diego Maradona

Fans from Argentina to Italy have paid tribute to soccer great Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack on Wednesday at age 60. Gloria Tso reports.

Airline Boss Says Vaccination Will Be Required to…

Qantas has become the first major airline to confirm that it won't be allowing unvaccinated passengers on board after coronavirus vaccines become widely available. Alan Joyce, the Australian airline's chief executive, says vaccines will be a "necessity" for international travelers when air travel starts to return to normal, the Financial...

Asia Today: SKorea cases jump over 500 amid…

South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the first time in about eight months

Double rainbow stretches over Australian beach

Eyewitness video captured a double rainbow in Australia on Monday.

Secret Lockerbie Documents Will Remain Sealed

The family of the only person convicted in the deadliest terror attack in British history say documents held by the UK government could clear his name—but the government is refusing to unseal them. Scotland's most senior judges have ruled to uphold the secrecy order for documents connected to the...

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AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine…

AstraZeneca and Oxford University acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. gives extension to sale order of TikTok

China's ByteDance has submitted a revised proposal to the Trump adminstration relating to the forced sale of TikTok to U.S. buyers. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

Reports: Israeli PM Met Secretly With Saudi Crown…

A secret rendezvous between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also in attendance, reportedly took place Sunday, Israeli sources say. Axios reports that flight data showed a private jet leaving Tel Aviv Sunday evening, arriving in the...