Legacy of Iran-Iraq War still reverberates 40 years later

Baghdad, Iraq – A jaw, various bones and a few personal belongings – plastic pocket comb with broken teeth, dog tags and metal wristwatch – were among the remains recently unearthed of a man killed during the Iran-Iraq War. The heartbreaking…

‘Crazy year up north’ as Arctic ice shrinks to near record-low

Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second lowest level on record this year, scientists announced on Monday, in yet another sign of how global warming is rapidly transforming the polar region. Satellites recorded this year’s sea ice minimum…

Indian man cuts pregnant wife’s belly ‘to check gender’

A man has been arrested in northern India after slashing his pregnant wife’s stomach with a sickle, leaving her critically ill and causing the death of their unborn baby boy, police and her relatives said. The woman was in intensive…

Vatican, China prepare to renew historic deal angering US

The Vatican and China are preparing to renew a historic deal on the appointment of bishops that has slightly thawed icy relations, but has angered the United States. Pope Francis has given the go-ahead for the renewal of the agreement,…

Rescue underway to save 270 whales stranded in Australia

Rescuers were scrambling on Tuesday to save 270 whales stranded off the coast of the Australian island of Tasmania, amid fears that about a third of the animals had already died. Scientists said the long-finned pilot whales became stuck on…

Trump to name Supreme Court pick at end of week

United States President Donald Trump has indicated that he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court at the end of the week, intensifying an already nail-biting campaign for the presidency on November 3. Behind in the polls against Democratic…

Trump to name Supreme Court pick at end of week

United States President Donald Trump has indicated that he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court at the end of the week, intensifying an already nail-biting campaign for the presidency on November 3. Behind in the polls against Democratic…

No sign of US, China as global vaccine plan gathers momentum

An initiative to ensure any future vaccine against COVID-19 is fairly shared throughout the world has secured the backing of 156 countries and territories, representing about 64 percent of the global population, but the United States and China have yet to sign…

No sign of US, China as global vaccine plan gathers momentum

An initiative to ensure any future vaccine against COVID-19 is fairly shared throughout the world has secured the backing of 156 countries and territories, representing about 64 percent of the global population, but the United States and China have yet to sign…

US COVID-19 deaths near 200,000, one in five of global toll

The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States was nearing 200,000 on Tuesday – accounting for more than one in five deaths globally, putting US President Donald Trump‘s handling of the pandemic in the spotlight as he campaigns for a…