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Tunisian Navy Rescues 54 Migrants Heading to Europe

Tunisian Navy Rescues 54 Migrants Heading to Europe

The Tunisian navy and coastguards rescued 54 migrants Friday on a boat heading to Europe that was about to sink in Mediterranean waters, the defense ministry said. The migrants, aged between 15 and 40 and almost all men, left from neighboring Libya late Thursday. But their boat began to founde

Rover Leaves 'China's Imprint' on Mars

Rover Leaves 'China's Imprint' on Mars

Solar panel "wings" spread out and two camera "eyes" pointing ahead, China's Mars rover Zhurong struck a birdlike pose as it explored the red planet in photos released by the country's space agency Friday. Zhurong's touchdown in May was the first ever successful probe landing by any country on it

Pandemic Shakes up Rankings of World's Most Liveable Cities

The pandemic has shaken up the rankings of the world's most liveable cities, a study released on Wednesday showed, with metropolises in Australia, Japan and New Zealand leaping ahead of those in Europe. Auckland tops The Economist's annual survey of the world's most liveable cities in 2021 follow

US Pharmacist Jailed for 3 Years After Tampering With Hundreds of COVID Vaccines

US Pharmacist Jailed for 3 Years After Tampering With Hundreds of COVID Vaccines

A US pharmacist has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to tampering with hundreds of Moderna coronavirus vaccines, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. Steven R.

Gut Bacteria Distribution Linked to Increased Fear in Children

Gut Bacteria Distribution Linked to Increased Fear in Children

The human microbiome does not only affect our health, but also our behavior.

Drowned Migrants Get 'Dignified' Burial in Tunisia Cemetery

Drowned Migrants Get 'Dignified' Burial in Tunisia Cemetery

A cemetery in southern Tunisia for migrants who drowned crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of a better life in Europe is already half full -- even before it is formally opened. Jardin d'Afrique, French for Garden of Africa, is for those who were "the wretched of the sea", said Rachid Koraichi

Yemen's Unique 'Dragon's Blood' Island Under Threat

Yemen's Unique 'Dragon's Blood' Island Under Threat

Centuries-old umbrella-shaped dragon's blood trees line the rugged peaks of Yemen's Socotra -- a flagship symbol of the Indian Ocean archipelago's extraordinary biodiversity, but also a bleak warning of environmental crisis. Forests of these ancient trees are being decimated by increasingly inten

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