'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst…

Millions of desert locusts are descending on Kenya in the country's worst outbreak in 70 years

U.S. Treasury Secretary optimistic on trade deal…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he was optimistic about the chances of a trade deal between the United States and Britain this year, adding that he earlier met Britain's finance minister to discuss it.

With Lawyers Gone, Holmes Phones In to Arizona…

Elizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....

At Least 22 Killed After 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake…

The initial quake struck in eastern Turkey, about 340 miles east of the capital of Ankara. There have been more than 400 aftershocks.

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths…

Officials say the death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey is up to 29 as rescue teams continue searching the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors

'I don't think the president's counsel did a very…

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the president's counsel inadvertently 'made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents" and House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said Trump's lawyers "don't contest the basic architecture of this scheme."

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Turns Out There's a Problem With Meghan's New…

The palace recently announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex would henceforth be known as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. One problem: Sarah Ferguson goes by Sarah, Duchess of York, and she's a divorcee—which led to concern that the change made it sound like Prince Harry's marriage had...

U.K. And EU Still Need To Figure Out Their…

The U.K.'s official exit from the EU kicks off a new round of tough negotiations on what the country's future relationship with Europe looks like.

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to…

China's leader has called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation

Four killed after Iraqi security forces raid…

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said. Emer McCarthy reports.

Coronavirus Reaches Europe

On the same day the US confirmed its second case of the Wuhan coronavirus, France announced it has three cases—the first three to be confirmed in Europe, France24 reports. One of the patients recently returned from a trip to China during which he stopped in Wuhan. "He's in isolation...

North Korea's New Foreign Minister Pick May…

Ri Son-gwon is a retired army officer with a reputation for being harsh and uncompromising.

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and…

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region

'We need to make them survive': Australian…

Janine Davies has converted her home into a bat clinic to care for flying foxes who have lost their habitats to Australia's bushfires, Beth Timmins reports.

UN Pleads for Help Amid 'Devastating' Locust…

Last month, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization reported on the plague of locusts that had overtaken Somalia and Ethiopia, and now a new East African nation is being beleaguered by the bugs. The FAO says Kenya is also dealing with an "unprecedented" and "devastating" number of desert locusts,...

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What The Fact: Australia Fires, In Context

The Australian bushfires have spurred a lot of viral images. But take a second look before you share.

Too soon to tell if new virus as dangerous as…

The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate outbreaks

Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the…

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on Trump at the Nov. 3 presidential election if they found him guilty and ousted him now.

UK Fumes After US Refuses to Extradite Anne…

The UK is fuming after the US announced Thursday that it would not extradite the diplomat's wife charged with dangerous driving causing the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn. While the government "expresses its sincere condolences and sympathy to the Dunn family," Anne Sacoolas' extradition "would render the invocation of diplomatic...

Thousands Gather In Baghdad To Protest U.S…

Large crowds flooded the streets in Baghdad to demand the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits…

Turkish officials say at least 18 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country's east, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in toppled buildings

Dozens killed, 1,300 infected as China tries to…

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start on Saturday, with Hong Kong declaring a virus emergency. Emer McCarthy reports.

China Will Build New Hospital in Just 6 Days

With coronavirus cases mounting daily—along with the number of cities where transport has been locked down—China plans to build a new hospital in just six days. Work began Thursday night on a 1,000-bed facility in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, reports the Guardian . China shut down...

About 33M People In China Under Lockdown As…

Public transportation in and out of at least 10 cities in China has been suspended.

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Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week to meet with…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment

Meet the homelessness activists sleeping in the…

Davos is known as a chic ski resort, a haunt of the rich and powerful, but in a tent at the bottom of one of the slopes a group of campaigners slept out this week to raise awareness about homelessness. Francesca Lynagh reports.

'Protesters' Demanding 'Free Meng' Weren't Really…

On the first day of the first stage of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing, more than a dozen apparent protesters were spotted outside the Vancouver courtroom holding signs bearing messages like "Free Ms. Meng" and "Trump stop bullying us." Only ... those weren't actually protesters. They were just people responding...