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Researchers use torpedo-like devices towed from boats to better understand the ocean by collecting some of its smallest inhabitants: plankton
A worker at a residential care facility for adults was jailed for nine weeks for assaulting a resident.
Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the country's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is at the general's home due to safety concerns, a day after his reported detention by soldiers during a widely condemned military coup.
Nuode Investment, a maker of foils for lithium ion batteries, has received a warning from the Shanghai Stock Exchange after an executive made a bet that he would commit hara-kiri if the company failed to meet a market-cap target. The Shenzhen-based firm, whose stock has surged this year, drew the regulator’s attention after vice general manager Chen Yubi posted on his personal WeChat account on Friday that he would commit the dramatic Japanese-style suicide should Nuode’s market value not increa
President Tsai Ing-wen has confirmed a small number of US troops are present in Taiwan to help with training, adding she had "faith" that the American military would defend the island in the event of a Chinese attack.
It's spring in South Africa, and Danie Bester's tillers are rusting in a corner of his farm.
Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of the pandemic, fought stay-at-home measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus and promoted treatments scientists said were ineffective
BENGALURU (Reuters) -Maruti Suzuki India Ltd's full-year sales and profit expectations have been upended by the global chip shortage and spike in commodity prices, India's biggest carmaker said on Wednesday, as it missed second-quarter profit forecasts. "At the beginning of the year we did not expect to lose so much production in the second quarter because of chips and maybe lose production in the third quarter," Chairman R.C. Bhargava said after Maruti posted a 65.3% plunge in quarterly net profit.
The United States on Wednesday announced its first passport with "X" for gender, a landmark step for people outside the binary male or female categories.
Benin artist Romuald Hazoume has drawn an international following with works that are emblematic of waste and regeneration -- masks made from recycled materials such as jerrycans, for instance.
President Joe Biden escapes bruising political turmoil at home for the more convivial world of diplomacy at twin summits in Europe this week -- but the experience could be just as frustrating.
A man's claim to be the great-grandson of Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA taken from the Native American leader's scalp lock -- billed as the first time genetic evidence has corroborated a family relationship between a historic figure and a living descendant.
The MOH said that it is looking into the "unusual surge" in cases within a relatively short window, and will closely monitor the trends for the next few days.
Police Ecuador's Cotopaxi Province fire tear gas at indigenous citizens protesting soaring fuel prices, as the country grapples with a state of emergency and severe economic crisis.
A woman who abandoned two three-month-old kittens on a grass patch near her home was fined $4,000.
As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate summit from October 31, AFP Fact Check examines some common claims that question the existence of global heating caused by humans.
Saudi Arabia's futuristic NEOM city has not ruled out allowing alcohol, a senior official told AFP on Wednesday, in what would be a historic change for the deeply conservative Muslim country.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE summoned Lebanon's ambassadors on Wednesday over Information Minister George Kordahi's criticism of the Riyadh-led military coalition fighting rebels in Yemen.
If the US appeal is successful, the case will be sent back to a lower court for a new decision
Irma Gomez has worked in California's Central Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, for nearly a decade -- but she has never experienced a year as hot as this one, so hot that a colleague collapsed and died in the fields.