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Jeff Bezos donates record-breaking $200 mn to Smithsonian

Washington, United States: Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian, the largest gift in the history of...

Amnesty urges end to immunity in Lebanon blast probe

Beirut, Lebanon: Amnesty International asked Lebanon on Wednesday to revoke the immunity of authorities summoned in the Beirut port bomb investigation, warning that failure...

Russia races to build giant ice-breakers for Arctic dominance

St. Petersburg, Russia: At Saint Petersburg's historic Baltic Shipyard, cranes hover over the shining Neva River as hundreds of workers build four nuclear-powered ice-breakers. Fronted...

Mexico announces new plan to protect near-extinct porpoise

Mexico City, Mexico: The Mexican government on Wednesday announced new measures that it said were aimed at saving the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, the...

South Africa unrest prompts fears of food and fuel shortages

Johannesburg, South Africa: Unrest raged in South Africa on Wednesday for the sixth day running, stoking fears of food and fuel shortages as disruption...

Yemen’s currency sinks to historic lows, worsening famine risk

Aden, Yemen: Yemen's currency, the riyal, has sunk to historic lows in recent days, in a new threat to the war-torn country which is...

Sydney coronavirus cases spike as lockdown falters

Sydney, Australia: Australia reported another spike in new coronavirus cases Monday, as a lockdown in the country's largest city Sydney failed to halt a...

Sweden plane crash: death toll rise to 9

Stockholm, Sweden: Swedish police said Friday that all nine people aboard a small aircraft used for skydiving that crashed near an airport in Sweden...

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Sacrifice, exile: how Filipina Hidilyn Diaz made Olympic history

Tokyo, Japan: Triumphant weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will now forget the years of exile, sacrifice, training, and nutrition that took...

World Bank to finance extra Covid jabs for poorer nations

Geneva, Switzerland: A new World Bank financing mechanism will allow developing countries to purchase Covid-19 vaccines collectively through the...

Record-shattering heatwaves caused by pace of warming: study

Paris, France: Heatwaves that obliterate temperature records as in western Canada last month and Siberia last year are caused...

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