The health ministry is considering a legal revision to ban smoking in public areas to help bring Japan’s battle against secondhand smoke in line with the global standard ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Oly
ERIGAVO, SOMALIA – In a tradition dating to Biblical times, men rise at dawn in the rugged Cal Madow mountains of Somaliland in the Horn of Africa to scale rocky outcrops in search of the prized sa
The government is aiming to toughen penalties for automakers that make false reports about fuel economy data, including a drastic increase in fines, following false reporting by Mitsubishi Motors C
ATLANTA – Storms rolling across the South appeared to be taking aim at some of the largest wildfires burning across the region, which could finally help firefighters in their efforts to subdue the
ATLANTA – Beaver dams have been demolished, burbling fountains silenced, and the drinking water in one southern town has taken on the light brownish color of sweet tea.
JOHANNESBURG – Scientists say a new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa this week, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successfu
The world’s largest metal moveable structure will be unveiled Tuesday over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor in Ukraine to ensure the safety of future generations across Eur
BERLIN – The news agency dpa reports that some 8,800 geese on two poultry farms will be culled in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein because some of the animals are infected with the b
BUENOS AIRES – Nearly one-third of Argentina’s population lives in poverty, the government said on Wednesday in the first official poverty data published in three years, underscoring the difficulty
BANGUI – At least 10 people have died in an outbreak of monkeypox in western Central African Republic, a country already hit by cholera, the health ministry announced Wednesday.
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