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Gulf Countries Assess Damage from Record Rainfall, Compensates those Affected

Varieties Gulf countries continue to survey the damage and compensate those affected from the record rainfall. (Oman News Agency)

Gulf Countries Assess Damage from Record Rainfall, Compensates those Affected

The Al-Matir depression, which swept the Gulf region over the past two days, has caused human losses and massive material damage. The Sultanate of Oman, the…

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Varieties This picture taken on April 16, 2024 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via KNS on April 17, 2024 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (C) taking part in a ceremony to mark the completion of the second phase of a 10,000-unit housing development in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea Releases Song Praising Leader Kim as ‘Friendly Father’ 

North Korea has released a new song praising leader Kim Jong Un for being a "friendly father" and a "great leader", in a move that appears to be part of a…

Varieties Soumaila Traoré, a 30-year-old welder, cools off with water under a blazing sun in Bamako, Mali, Thursday, April, 18, 2024. (AP)

Laborers and Street Vendors in Mali Find No Respite as Deadly Heat Wave Surges Through West Africa 

Street vendors in Mali's capital of Bamako peddle water sachets, ubiquitous for this part of West Africa during the hottest months. This year, an unprecedented…

Varieties Britain's Prince William helps to load trays of food into vans during a visit to Surplus to Supper, a surplus food redistribution charity, in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, Britain, April 18, 2024. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

Prince William Returns to Public Duties for 1st Time Since Kate's Cancer Diagnosis

The UK’s Prince William returned to public duties on Thursday for the first time since his wife’s cancer diagnosis. William visited a surplus food…

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Varieties The Cannes Film Festival announced that the Saudi film "Norah" shas been chosen as part of the festival's Official Selection in the 'Un Certain Regard' section. SPA

Saudi Film 'Norah' Gets Cannes Film Festival Nomination

The Cannes Film Festival announced that the Saudi film "Norah," supported by the Saudi Film Commission through its 'Daou' initiative, has been chosen as part…

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Varieties A handout photo taken and released by Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) on April 18, 2024 shows Mount Ruang spewing smoke in Sitaro, North Sulawesi. (Photo by Handout / Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) / AFP)

Indonesia Volcano Eruption Forces Evacuations, Airport Closure

Indonesia shut a provincial airport and evacuated hundreds of people from the vicinity of the Ruang volcano after it belched explosive plumes of lava, rocks…

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‘Cinema Nights’ Back in Saudi Arabia with Exclusive Shows

The Red Sea Film Foundation has announced the return of the “Cinema Nights” series, which will be held on Thursday in partnership with Diriyah Biennale…

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Varieties Passengers get on a Kodama bullet train, or "shinkansen" service to the city of Nagoya at Tokyo station in central Tokyo on April 17, 2024. (Photo by Richard A. Brooks / AFP)

Snake on Train Delays Japanese Bullet Service

Even small delays in Japan's much-vaunted bullet trains are rare, and more unusual still are snakes on board holding up the speedy "shinkansen" services. On…

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Varieties A buoy is seen on the banks of the partially dry Lake Montbel at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains as France faces records winter dry spell raising fears of another summer of droughts and water restrictions, March 13, 2023. (Reuters)

New Study Calculates Climate Change’s Economic Bite Will Hit about $38 Trillion a Year by 2049

Climate change will reduce future global income by about 19% in the next 25 years compared to a fictional world that's not warming, with the poorest areas and…

Varieties Cast member Hugh Grant attends a premiere for the film Wonka in Los Angeles, California, US December 10, 2023. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Hugh Grant Settles Privacy Lawsuit Against Publisher of the Sun

British actor Hugh Grant has settled a lawsuit against the publisher of The Sun tabloid newspaper over claims journalists used private investigators to tap his…

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Varieties Emergency management work in the former Stock Exchange of Copenhagen, Boersen, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Copenhagen Fights Last Pockets of Fire that Destroyed 400-year-old Landmark

Danish firefighters were still at work extinguishing the last pockets of a fire that destroyed a 400-year-old Copenhagen landmark a day after the blaze began,…

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Varieties A handout photo made available by the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation shows smoke and lava erupting from Mount Ruang, as seen from Sitaro, Indonesia, 17 April 2024. EPA/PVMBG

Hundreds Evacuated after Indonesia Volcano Eruption

At least 800 people in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province have been evacuated after multiple eruptions of the area's Ruang volcano, which for days has spewed…

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Varieties This underwater photo taken on April 5, 2024, shows bleached and dead coral around Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, located 270 kilometres north of the city of Cairns. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)

Report: Coral Bleaching Afflicts Most of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Some three-quarters of Australia's famed Great Barrier Reef is suffering from coral bleaching, authorities said in a report on Wednesday, days after climate…

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Varieties In this Monday, May 25, 2020 photo, medical staff in a dinghy leaves from the Aegean Sea island of Milos to Sikinos island, Greece. (AP)

EU Pledges 3.5 Bln Euros to Protect the Ocean

The European Union will spend 3.5 billion euros ($3.71 billion) to protect the ocean and promote sustainability through a series of initiatives this year, the…

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King Salman Science Oasis Marks World Quantum Day

The King Salman Science Oasis will participate in celebrating World Quantum Day. The event is organized by the Saudi Center for the Fourth Industrial…

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Varieties A general view shows Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt July 13, 2020. (Reuters)

Arab Group Concerned with International Environmental Agreements Holds Meeting in Cairo

The 22nd meeting of the Arab Group concerned with International Environmental Agreements to Combat Desertification and Biodiversity began at the headquarters…

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Tanomah Waterfalls Draw Nature Enthusiasts

Following heavy rainfalls, Tanomah Governorate's cascading waterfalls have become a magnet for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Captivated by the…

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Varieties Cars are parked at a flooded street during a rain storm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2024. (Reuters)

Heavy Storms Soak Gulf as Oman Toll Rises to 18

Torrential rains and high winds lashed parts of the Gulf on Tuesday as the death toll from storms in Oman rose to 18, many of them children. Flights were…

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Varieties  A Palestinian worker arranges freshly baked flatbread at a bakery in Gaza City on April 14, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. (AFP)

Aid Brings a Gaza Bakery Back to Life

A bakery in Gaza City has started operating for the first time in six months with aid from the World Food Program (WFP), providing desperately needed food in a…

Varieties Plastic waste is pictured at the bottom of the sea, off the island of Andros, Greece, July 20, 2019. (Reuters)

Greece to Spend 780 Mln Euros to Protect Marine Biodiversity, Says PM

Greece is pushing ahead with 21 initiatives worth 780 million euros ($830.9 million) to protect marine biodiversity and tackle coastal pollution, Prime…

Varieties Svetlana Zakharova as Princess Aurora with The Bolshoi Ballet. (AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Ballet Shows in South Korea Cancelled for a Second Time

A ballet show in South Korea featuring principal dancers from Russia's Bolshoi Ballet was cancelled a day before opening night, the organizer said on Monday,…

Varieties This July 26, 2023 image provided by phade® by WinCup, Inc., shows a "Coral Fort," made of biodegradable drinking straws that researchers are using to prevent laboratory-grown coral from becoming really expensive fish food, off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Chris Gug/phade® by WinCup, Inc. via AP)

The World’s Coral Reefs Are Bleaching. What Does That Mean?

Huge stretches of coral reef around the world are turning a ghostly white this year amid record warm ocean temperatures. On Monday, the US National Oceanic…

Varieties Saint Levant's performance follows last year's show from Elyanna, a Palestinian-Chilean who became the first Palestinian to perform at Coachella © VALERIE MACON / AFP

'From Gaza With Love': Palestinian Saint Levant Rouses Coachella

Saint Levant, the Palestinian-French-Algerian-Serbian rapper who's found viral fame online, made his Coachella debut over the weekend, bringing eminently…

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Varieties Motorists wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) carrying fugitive and murder suspect O.J Simpson on a 90 minutes chase on Los Angeles freeway on June 17, 1994. (AFP)

How O.J. Simpson Burned the Ford Bronco into America’s Collective Memory

The Ford Bronco initially was conceived and designed for rugged outdoorsy types, a two-door means of escape to nature from the bustling cities of mid-century…

Varieties The spire has been covered in lead, a material that has caused much debate because of its potential toxicity. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Five Years after Fire, Notre-Dame Rises from Ashes

Five years after being ravaged by fire, Notre-Dame Cathedral has returned to its former splendor months ahead of its planned reopening, participants in a…

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Varieties  A woman protects herself from the sun during hot weather in Bilbao, Spain, April 13, 2024. (Reuters)

Iberians Hit the Beaches as Temperatures Rise 10C above Normal

People in Bilbao in northwestern Spain normally spend April dodging the showers but on Saturday many hit the beach as temperatures were up to 10 degrees…

Varieties Representation photo: A general view shows almost dried up Lake Zicksee near Sankt Andrae, as another heatwave is predicted for parts of the country, in Austria, August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/

Climate Targets Group Trustees Seek to Calm Governance Storm

Trustees of a climate targets verification group at the center of a governance storm on Friday sought to assuage concern over their plan to allow offsetting of…

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Varieties A sea otter stands as another sea otter emerges from water, at the Aquarium of the Pacific, in Long Beach, California, US, April 11, 2024. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Purchase Licensing Rights

Stranded Sea Otter Pups Paired With Surrogate Moms at California Aquarium

Every year, around 10 to 15 sea otter pups are found stranded off the California coast, often due to storms that separate mother and offspring. The Aquarium…

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Varieties Rice is the staple crop for half the world's population, particularly in the tropical countries of Asia, South America and Africa.

New Rice Line Enhances Vitamin B1 Content

Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with teams at ETH Zurich and Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), have achieved a…

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