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What we can learn from the pandemic's effect on the environment and what can change

(NEW YORK) -- Efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 around the globe led to widespread lockdowns and decreased economic activity. Another result of the pandemic has been a temporary reduction in emissions, such as carbon dioxide, which is "the primary greenhouse gas that is emitted from human activity," according…... Read More

Protests for Alexey Navalny held across Russia amid fears for his health

(MOSCOW) -- People in dozens of Russian cities joined protests in support of the jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny, responding to calls from Navalny's allies who have said he is dangerously ill in prison while on a hunger strike. Protests took place in most cities in Russia, from Vladivostok in…... Read More

Narco violence surge in Peru's Amazon sends Indigenous leader into hiding

(NEW YORK) -- Herlin Odicio has lived a life in defense of his tribe's territory. As a consequence, he now finds himself in exile from it. "Just a few days ago they came looking for me in my community," he said. "They send me death threats by text. They say…... Read More

Indonesia's navy searching for 53 people on board a missing submarine

(HONG KONG) -- An Indonesian submarine with 53 on board is feared missing after the country’s military lost contact with it Wednesday during an early morning torpedo training exercise in the waters north of Bali. The 42-year old German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, is part of the Indonesian Navy’s 2nd Fleet…... Read More

China confirms Xi will attend Biden's climate change summit

(LONDON) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a U.S.-led climate change summit this week at the invitation of President Joe Biden. Biden has invited 40 world leaders to participate in the Leaders Summit on Climate, which will be held virtually on Thursday and Friday. It's the latest move by…... Read More

Queen Elizabeth turns 95: What's ahead for the royal family after Prince Philip's death, Prince Harry reunion

(LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 95th birthday Wednesday, her first birthday in more than 70 years without her husband Prince Philip by her side. Philip's death at the age of 99, and his funeral on Saturday, mark the end of an era for the royal institution and a…... Read More

US urges Americans 'do not travel' to majority of countries amid 'unprecedented' risk

(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department has updated its travel warnings to better reflect the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it said, meaning that as of Tuesday, approximately 80% of countries are now a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" on its advisory. The agency warned that the…... Read More

Chad president dies in battle with rebel group, nation's army says

(PARIS) -- Newly reelected president of Chad, Marshal Idriss Déby Itno, died Tuesday on the battlefield in clashes with rebels, according to the Chadian army. "Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Idriss Déby Itno has just given his last breath while defending the territorial integrity on the battlefield. It is…... Read More

US raising alarm over looming humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region

(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration is voicing increasing concern about the reported atrocities committed in Ethiopia's Tigray region and continued restrictions and challenges for aid organizations responding to a crisis that has only grown since fighting erupted last November. The U.S. deployed a disaster response team to the region last…... Read More

Russia moves troops near Ukraine: Analysts explain what's behind the buildup

(MOSCOW) — For weeks, Russia has been massing troops close to Ukraine in a military buildup on a scale not seen since its invasion in 2014. Analysts, as well as Ukrainian and Western officials, have struggled to understand what the Russian buildup means: It is simply posturing intended to send…... Read More

Russia moves Alexey Navalny to prison hospital as allies warn his life is at risk

(MOSCOW) -- Russia’s prison service said it is moving the jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny to a hospital at another prison camp, as Navalny’s allies continue to warn that he is dangerously ill and could die within days. International concerns has been growing for Navalny after his team said his…... Read More