Torment in Ecuador: virus dead piled up in bathrooms

Guayaquil (Ecuador) (AFP) - Front line medics in one of Latin America’s coronavirus epicenters are lifting the lid on the daily horrors they face in an Ecuadoran city whose health system has collapsed. In one...


The Pentagon releases footage of ‘aerial phenomena’ from the Navy that it says is ‘unidentified’

The Department of Defense released three Navy videos from 2004 and 2015 that it says contain “aerial phenomena” that remains “unidentified.”

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China reports Wuhan has ‘zero’ hospitalized coronavirus patients — but the city still hasn't fully reopened

Wuhan hospitals have “zero” coronavirus patients as of Sunday, according to Chinese officials. As the origin site of the coronavirus, Wuhan represents around 84% of China’s COVID-19 deaths. The city lifted its lockdown on April...


Coronavirus: Why the world will look to India for a vaccine

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that India and the US were working together to develop vaccines against the coronavirus. Mr Pompeo’s remark didn’t entirely come as a surprise. The two countries...

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Global death toll tops 200,000 as some virus lockdowns eased

ATLANTA (AP) — As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections made even...

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Mexico’s gang violence appears to rise during pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Far from receding during the pandemic, Mexico’s homicide rate actually rose during March as the country started lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, accordingg to figures provided Friday by the government. The...

New York Post

Kim Jong Un in ‘vegetative state,’ Japanese media report says

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in a “vegetative state” after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month, a Japanese magazine says. The weekly Shukan Gendai reported Friday that a Chinese medic sent to...

New York Post

American couple quarantining in Mexico gunned down while driving

A Syracuse-area man who had been quarantining in Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic was fatally shot along with his girlfriend when gunmen opened fire on their Jeep, according to reports. Pat Landers, 32, of upstate...


Sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, say US scientists

Washington (AFP) - The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, though the study has not yet been made public and awaits external...


Trump says he told Navy to ‘destroy’ Iranian boats harassing U.S. ships

President Donald Trump abruptly tweeted early Wednesday that he has directed the Navy to fire upon Iranian “gunboats” that “harass” U.S. ships in a new sign of heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. “I have...

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Argentina doesn't make payment, starting default countdown

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina said it didn’t make $500 million in debt payments due Wednesday, starting a 30-day countdown to a possible default unless the government and bondholders can reach a deal on...

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Russian fighter jet executes ‘unsafe’ intercept of US Navy aircraft, coming within 25 feet of an American plane

A Russian Su-35 fighter jet conducted an “unsafe” intercept on Sunday of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft operating over the Mediterranean Sea, the US Navy said. The Russian fighter came within 25 feet...

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