Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic.
Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...
Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC
<p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was “looking into” whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States. </p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such...
A Look at Comet Neowise
2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain.
On a recent weeken...
Ocasio-Cortez Takes Down Male Chauvinist on U.S. House Floor
2020-07-23 20:17:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” whose adherents ...
GOP: Lobbing Attacks at Liz Cheney over Breaking with Trump
2020-07-21 20:10:07 UTC
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus tore into Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) during a heated GOP conference meeting on Tuesday, lobbing attacks at her for breaking with President Donald Trump, supporting Dr. Anthony Fauci and backing a primary opponent to one of their colleagues.
WHO Warns "No Return to Normal, It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse”
2020-07-13 21:48:19 UTC
MIAMI (AP) — The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it.
“If the basics aren’t followed, the...
Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical.
The U.S. internet giant has for y...
Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders.
Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad.
Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public healt...
Australian Surfer Attacked and Killed by a 10-Foot Great White Shark
2020-06-07 16:58:16 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, officials said.
The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the ...
A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...
COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated.
About 100 research groups are...
Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married ...
New Drug: Scientists Announce Effective Treatment Against COVID-19
2020-05-01 01:28:20 UTC
Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe.
The U.S. governmen...
Coronavirus May Turn Overcrowded Prisons Into Inferno
2020-04-27 18:57:42 UTC
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into an inferno.
The Puente Alto prison in downtown Santiago, Chile, had the largest of Latin America’s largest prison virus outbreak...
COVID-19: U.S. Expects Flood of Business Bankruptcies
2020-04-27 01:48:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court.
Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies ar...
WHO: No Evidence Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune
2020-04-26 07:29:48 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently “no evidence” that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection.
In a scientific brief, the United Nations agency warned governments...
What you need to know today about COVID-19
2020-04-22 22:38:59 UTC
<article data-cid="1030594" data-nid="1030594" data-related="2"><p>Congress is sprinting to approve a $483 billion coronavirus aid package this week, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it’s time to “push the pause button” on federal spending.</p><p>Two pet cats in N...
Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up
2020-04-22 06:47:38 UTC
<p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India’s getting views of si...
New COVID-19 Forecasts for Asia: Singapore Reports 942 New Cases
2020-04-18 13:52:37 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of infections to 5,992, including 11 deaths.
The number of cases in Singapore has more than doubled over the past week amid an explosion of infections...
Trump's WHO Decision "Selfish, Short-Sighted and Wrong"
2020-04-16 21:23:54 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Nations and health experts worldwide reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. They warned that the move could jeopardize global efforts to stop the coronavirus pandemic...
South Korea to Strap Tracking Wristbands on People Who defy Quarantine Orders
2020-04-11 06:47:50 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced plans Saturday to strap tracking wristbands on people who defy quarantine orders and Christians were urged to stay home on Easter weekend as the global coronavirus death toll passed 100,000.
South Korean officials said stricter controls are requ...
Chinese Firm Develops a Vaccine for Coronavirus: 500 Volunteers Needed for Second Phase Trial
2020-04-29 21:09:12 UTC
BEIJING — Chinese biopharma firm CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 volunteers for the second phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine that is the country’s biggest hope for preventing a new coronavirus epidemic.
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COVID-19: Some Doctors Moving Away From Using Breathing Machines
2020-04-29 21:06:04 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can.
The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventila...
Bernie Sanders Ended His Presidential Bid
2020-04-08 19:28:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have ...
COVID-19 Crisis: Life in China Slowly Returns to Normal
2020-04-08 19:32:35 UTC
WUHAN, China - Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday lifted a 76-day lockdown that it had imposed to halt the spread of the virus, signalling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people while the world still ...