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Coronavirus Disrupts Global Fight to Save Endangered Species

Coronavirus Disrupts Global Fight to Save Endangered Species

Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned monkeys native to Brazil´s Atlantic Forest. Thanks to painstaking reforestation efforts, the population of these endangered monkeys was steadily growing until an outbreak of yellow f

Turks Stream out for First Lockdown-Free Weekend in Nearly 2 Months

Turks Stream out for First Lockdown-Free Weekend in Nearly 2 Months

Turks streamed outside on Saturday for their first weekend without a coronavirus lockdown in nearly two months, the day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suddenly scrapped a stay-at-home order. Cafes, restaurants and other facilities had reopened on Monday as infection rates slowed and restric

Kurdish Man’s Case Becomes Rallying Cry for Japan Protest

The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday. Several hundred people chanting "I can't breathe" to invoke the death of George Floyd in the United States ma

Turkish Officers Disperse Anti-Police Brutality Protest

Turkish Officers Disperse Anti-Police Brutality Protest

Police in Istanbul have dispersed a small group of demonstrators who gathered in the Turkish city to denounce police violence and to stand in solidarity with protesters in the United States.

10,000 Israelis Quarantined Over Fears of New COVID-19 Wave

10,000 Israelis Quarantined Over Fears of New COVID-19 Wave

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was tested for the COVID-19 disease on Tuesday after an employee at his office was infected with the coronavirus. Medical sources confirmed that if the PM develops symptoms, then he would go into a two-week self-isolation. Netanyahu has previously self

UN Calls for Urgent Action to Aid Countries Near 'Debt Distress' From COVID-19

UN Calls for Urgent Action to Aid Countries Near 'Debt Distress' From COVID-19

Head the UN Economic and Social Council stressed the need for a quick action Tuesday to help the growing number of countries already facing or at risk of “debt distress” because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Norway’s UN ambassador, Mona Juul, head of the 54-nation UN body, s

Distancing and Masks Cut COVID-19 Risk, Says Largest Review of Evidence

Distancing and Masks Cut COVID-19 Risk, Says Largest Review of Evidence

Keeping at least one meter apart and wearing face masks and eye protection are the best ways to cut the risk of COVID-19 infection, according to the largest review to date of studies on coronavirus disease transmission. In a review that pooled evidence from 172 studies in 16 countries, researcher

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