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First ever nest of Asian giant hornets found in US

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - After months of meticulous tracking, authorities in the western United States (US) state of Washington on Friday said they had...

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

QUITO (AFP) - The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results...

Sri Lanka closes harbours after 609 test positive

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka yesterday closed at least two fishery harbours and many stalls after a surge of 609...

Amid turmoil, Kyrgyzstan sets presidential vote for January 10

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kyrgyzstan yesterday called an early presidential election for January after the nation’s previous president was driven from power by...

Europe, WHO sound alarm over resurgent virus crisis

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The European Union’s (EU) disease control agency has joined frantic health workers to sound the alarm over a coronavirus surge across...

Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes 118 elephant tusks

YAOUNDÉ (AFP) - Cameroon authorities arrested four ivory smugglers attempting to transport nearly 120 elephant tusks through the country’s south, officials said on Friday. The...

South America ravaged by unprecedented drought and fires

MONTEVIDEO (AFP) - Under stress from a historic drought, large swathes of forest and wetlands in central South America known for their exceptional biodiversity...

Asia becomes second region to exceed 10 million COVID-19 cases

CNA - Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus yesterday, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a tally, as...

Improvised bombs kill nine, wound two in East Afghanistan

GHAZNI, AFGHANISTAN (XINHUA) - Nine civilians were killed and two police officers wounded in two successive improvised bomb explosions in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province...

Ethiopia says will not ‘cave in’ after Trump slams Nile dam

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) - Ethiopia vowed yesterday not to "cave in to aggressions of any kind" after United States (US) President Donald Trump lashed...

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