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Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuelThe Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, right, with Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri, left, announces the latest set of measures under another emergency decree during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Rome, Italy. (Claudio Peri/Pool Photo via AP)
Big jump in Italy's daily new cases driven by travelThe number of daily new coronvirus cases in Italy has jumped higher, with 552 confirmed infections on Friday, a roughly 38% jump compared to the previous day
The Associated Press10 hours ago
US Sanctions Hong Kong LeaderHong Kong leader Carrie Lam is facing US sanctions amid accusations that she's working with China to limit political freedoms. Lam is "directly responsible for implementing Beijing's policies of suppression of freedom and democratic processes," the Treasury Department said in a Friday statement. It cited Lam's push "to allow for...
Newser10 hours ago
Medical personnel in personal protective wear stand next to bodies of victims after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport iare attended to at the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Shijith Sreedhar)
Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurtAt least 16 people have died and 123 are injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the talks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020,  in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil. The lawsuit filed by former intelligence official Saad Aljabri is his latest effort to try and bring about international and public pressure on the young crown prince.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
Federal suit filed against Saudi crown prince by ex-officialA former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pigeons congregate in the Gerardo Barrios Square empty of pedestrians amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic responseFor months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The Planpincieux glacier, located in the Alps on the Grande Jorasses peak of the Mont Blanc massif, is seen from the road leading to the Val Ferret, a popular hiking area on the south side of the Mont Blanc, near Courmayeur, northern Italy, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Experts are closely monitoring a glacier they fear could break apart and crash into an Italian Alpine valley. On Thursday, 75 residents and tourists in the Ferret valley were evacuated from their homes and two lodgings in the shadow of the glacier. The glacier's size has been likened to that of a soccer field under a 80-meter (265 foot) high mass of ice. Sharp shifts in temperature are blamed for the risk. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuationsExperts are closely monitoring a glacier they fear could break apart and crash into an Italian Alpine valley
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lawmaker Wears Colorful Dress to Work, Scoffs at FlakThe "pink dress effect" has consumed South Korean politics after the country's youngest member of the National Assembly wore a colorful wrap dress this week to a parliamentary session, and she's got both supporters and detractors. The South China Morning Post —which deems the short dress worn by 28-year-old Ryu...
Newser12 hours ago
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other government officials listen to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong reports 95 new cases and three additional fatalities reported. The city of 7.5 million people has restricted indoor dining and require faces masks to be worn in all public places. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officialsThe U.S. is imposing sanctions on pro-China officials in Hong Kong, including the leader of the government, for their alleged roles in squashing freedom in the former British colony
The Associated Press12 hours ago
60K Sign Petition for France to Rule LebanonFrench President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut Thursday—and after Tuesday's devastating explosion , more than a few Lebanese were ready for him to take over as their president. A petition circulating on Avaaz calling for the former colonial power to take charge of Lebanon for the next 10 years now has...
Newser13 hours ago
Supporters of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, attend a rally in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Europeans urge fair election in Belarus, criticize run-upTop European officials are urging Belarusian authorities to ensure a free and fair presidential election and denounced “unacceptable” restrictions ahead of the vote
The Associated Press14 hours ago
With Glacier Collapse Looming, an 'Urgent' EvacuationAs scientists nervously keep tabs on a giant section of ice in danger of falling off a Mont Blanc glacier, homes have been evacuated in the resort town of Courmayeur in Italy's Aosta Valley, while visitors have been told to go elsewhere. "We will find [alternative] solutions for residents," Courmayeur...
Newser14 hours ago
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