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Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start...

In Baltimore, violins to combat violence

BALTIMORE (AFP) - As the conductor raises her baton, dozens of children come to order, and their everyday cacophonous chatting gives way to a...

South Africa pupils open up to wounds of apartheid past

CAPE TOWN (AFP) - Black-and-white pictures were projected onto the wall of a South African classroom and gospel music played evocatively in the background. The pictures...

In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast’ after highway raids

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as ‘The Beast’ is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the United...

With limos and private train, Kim Jong-un travels in style

TOKYO (AP) — It’s a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There’s even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with...

Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the "land of the pure",...

Isolation helps Brazil indigenous group defend way of life

ALTAMIRA, Brazil (AFP) - As the diesel generator rumbles to life in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, teenagers scramble to charge their phones...

Syrian woman in wheelchair tells UN disabled are invisible

|    Edith M Lederer    | UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy told the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday that hundreds...

Back to Earth: Washington set to allow ‘human composting’

OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) - Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" - an...

China-aided hydroelectric plant to brighten homes, hearts in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) - Three years ago, 28-year-old Maryam Saleem decided to forgo an urban life in Pakistan's capital Islamabad and head to the remote...

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