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Global temperatures may rise by 1.5deg in 5 yrs

Geneva, July 10 -- The world could see annual global temperatures break a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the UN weather agency said. WMO said forecasts say there's a 20% ch... Read More


Brazil president Bolsonaro discovers Covid-19 is more than just a 'little flu'

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8 -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for Covid-19 after months of downplaying the virus' severity as a "little flu". Bolsonaro confirmed the test re... Read More


Iran seeks Interpol's help to arrest Trump

TEHRAN, June 30 -- Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Ira... Read More


Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over songs

LONDON, June 29 -- The Rolling Stones are threatening US President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statem... Read More


38degC: unusual heatwave in Siberia worries scientists

Moscow, June 25 -- The Arctic is feverish and on fire - at least parts of it are. And that's got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a likely record... Read More


US shooting leaves one dead, 11 injured

MINNEAPOLIS, June 22 -- One man is dead and 11 people suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting in Minneapolis, police there said. Minneapolis police had first said 10 people had been shot w... Read More


Brisbane woman says she's been Covid +ve for 100 days

New Delhi, June 21 -- In a bizarre case, Brisbane lawyer Debbie Kilroy, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March, claims she has tested positive for the coronavirus more than 100 days since the initia... Read More


Officially virus-free, New Zealand lifts all curbs

Wellington, June 9 -- New Zealand appears to have completely eradicated the coronavirus - at least for now - after health officials said on Monday the last known infected person had recovered. The an... Read More


Brazil govt removes virus toll, case data from official website

Rio De Janeiro, June 8 -- Brazil's government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of... Read More


Scientists tell FB CEO to rein in hate

BOSTON, June 8 -- Dozens of scientists doing research funded by Mark Zuckerberg say Facebook should not be letting President Donald Trump use the social media platform to "spread both misinformation a... Read More