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More than 2,100 People Are Evacuated as an Indonesian Volcano Spews Clouds of Ash

Varieties Mount Ruang volcano erupts in Sitaro, North Sulawesi, on April 19, 2024. (AFP)

More than 2,100 People Are Evacuated as an Indonesian Volcano Spews Clouds of Ash

More than 2,100 people living near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island were evacuated Friday due to the dangers of spreading ash, falling rocks,…

Varieties Search and rescue boat is docked on the port of Tagulandang as Mount Ruang volcano spews volcanic ash in Sitaro Islands Regency, North Sulawesi province, Indonesia, April 19, 2024. (Reuters)

More People Are Evacuated After the Dramatic Eruption of an Indonesian Volcano 

More people living near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island were evacuated on Friday due to the dangers of spreading ash, falling rocks, hot…

Varieties Parisian landmark The Eiffel Tower has lost its lustre for many who live near it due to crime and grime © Stefano RELLANDINI / AFP

Eiffel Tower Loses Sparkle for Parisians ahead of Olympics

The Eiffel Tower is set for a starring role during the Paris Olympics this year, but the landmark and its park have become symbols of the capital's struggles…

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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 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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Varieties The Monopoly film has been in development for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (The AP)

After 'Barbie', Cinemars are Awaiting 'Monopoly'

A film based on the classic board game Monopoly is preparing to pass go - with Margot Robbie's production company set to produce it. The Monopoly film has…

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Varieties 3 Men Rescued from Pacific Island After Writing ‘Help’ With Palm Leaves

3 Men Rescued from Pacific Island After Writing ‘Help’ With Palm Leaves

A trio of sailors who spent more than a week stranded on a remote, uninhabited atoll in the Pacific were rescued by the US Coast Guard after a search and…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear onstage at the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert at Central Park in New York, US, September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Producing 2 New Netflix Shows

Prince Harry and wife Meghan are producing two upcoming Netflix shows that will focus on cooking and a US polo championship, the streaming service has said. …

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Varieties This photo taken on April 2, 2024 shows construction underway at the site of the 2025 Expo on Yumeshima island, an area of reclaimed land in Osaka. (AFP)

Clouds Gather over Japan’s Ambitious Osaka World Expo

One of the largest wooden structures ever built is taking shape in Osaka, but hopes that Expo 2025 will unite the world are being dogged by cost blowouts and a…

Varieties Red Sea Fund Launches 2nd Phase of 4th Cycle to Support Production Projects

Red Sea Fund Launches 2nd Phase of 4th Cycle to Support Production Projects

The Red Sea Fund announced the launch of the second phase of its fourth cycle, dedicated to supporting projects in the production stage, which will continue…

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Varieties O. J. Simpson sits in Superior Court in Los Angeles on December 8, 1994 during an open court session where Judge Lance Ito denied a media attorney's request to open court transcripts from a 07 December private meeting involving prospective jurors. (AFP)

O.J. Simpson, Football Star Turned Celebrity Murder Defendant, Dead at 76

O.J. Simpson, the American football star and actor who was sensationally acquitted in 1995 of murdering his former wife in what US media dubbed the "trial of…

Varieties The racehorse queuing for their own transport - The Racing Post

Horse Waits for Train at Station in Australia

An escaped horse was captured on security video waiting for the train at a railway station in Sydney, Australia, last week. Photos show the horse walking…

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Varieties Leonardo DiCaprio. (File Photo/ The AP)

Leonardo DiCaprio Voices Support for Scotland in Rewilding Efforts

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has joined Scottish environmentalists in urging ministers to declare the country a rewilding nation. He took to…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: Moderna logo is seen displayed in this illustration taken, May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Moderna Puts Kenya Plant Plans on Hold as COVID Vaccine Demand Slumps

Moderna said on Thursday it had paused its plans to build a vaccine manufacturing facility in Kenya, following a post-pandemic decline in demand for COVID-19…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: The Angara-A5 rocket is seen on its launchpad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the far eastern Amur region, Russia, April 8, 2024. Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS

Russia Launches Angara-A5 Space Rocket

Russia test launched its Angara-A5 rocket from the Far Eastern Vostochny Cosmodrome on Thursday after technical glitches prompted officials to abort missions…

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Varieties MARTIN, OHIO - APRIL 08: The moon passes in front of the sun during a solar eclipse on April 08, 2024 in Martin Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Japanese Astronaut to be 1st Non-American to Set Foot on Moon

A lucky Japanese astronaut will become the first non-American to set foot on the Moon during one of NASA's upcoming Artemis missions, US President Joe Biden…

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Varieties An aerial photo taken with a drone shows the flooded residential area of the outskirts of Orenburg, Orenburg region, Russia, 10 April 2024. EPA/STRINGER

Russia, Kazakhstan Battle Record Floods as Rivers Rise Further

The Russian city of Orenburg battled rising water levels on Thursday after major rivers across Russia and Kazakhstan burst their banks in the worst flooding…

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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)

Scientists Are Grasping at Straws While Trying to Protect Infant Corals from Fish

South Florida researchers trying to prevent predatory fish from devouring laboratory-grown coral are grasping at biodegradable straws in an effort to restore…

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Varieties This handout picture released by the Russian Roscosmos space agency on April 9, 2024 shows a heavy-class Angara-A5 rocket at the launch pad of the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region after its launch was rescheduled due to technical issues. (Photo by Handout / ROSCOSMOS / AFP)

Russia Aborts Angara-A5 Space Rocket Launch from Far East for 2nd Time

The test launch of Russia's Angara-A5 rocket from the Far Eastern Vostochny Cosmodrome was aborted on Wednesday for the second time this week. An…

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Varieties  Elephants walk at the Amboseli National Park in Kajiado County, Kenya, April 4, 2024. (Reuters)

Elephant Deaths Trigger Kenyan Call for Tanzania to Curb Hunts

In the rolling grasslands of the Amboseli wildlife park, conservationists fret about an emerging threat to Kenyan elephants that are crucial to its tourism…

Varieties  An aerial picture taken from behind a plane window shows a flooded area near the city of Orenburg, Russia April 10, 2024. (Reuters)

Floods Swamp Scores of Settlements in Russia and Kazakhstan

Floods gripped cities and towns across Russia and Kazakhstan on Wednesday after Europe's third-longest river burst its banks, forcing over 100,000 people to…

Varieties Embellished and decorated Qurans highlight the depth of Islamic arts (King Abdulaziz Public Library)

Saudi Broadcasting Authority Announces Winner of 'Read and Rise' Competition

The CEO of the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, Mohammad bin Fahd Al-Harithi, announced the winners of the 10th season of the "Read and Rise" competition,…

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Varieties A Turkish Airlines plane takes off from the city's new Istanbul Airport in Istanbul, Türkiye, April 6, 2019. (Reuters)

Istanbul Airport Provides Anxious Travelers With Paw-Sitive Experience by Hiring 5 Therapy Dogs

Five new hires are selflessly roaming the halls of one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs, hoping to provide a paw-sitively stress-free travel…

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Varieties It is the first production certificate issued in China for such drone.

Chinese Firm Obtains Country’s 1st Passenger Drone Production Certificate

Chinese drone maker EHang Holdings Limited obtained on Sunday the production certificate for the EH216-S passenger-carrying autonomous aerial vehicle system…

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Varieties Britain's Russ Cook becomes the first person to run the entire length of Africa - Tunisia - April 7, 2024 Britain's Russ Cook reacts after becoming the first person to run the entire length of Africa REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Briton Who Ran Length of Africa Says Congo Kidnapping Was Only Time He Mulled Quitting

After running the length of Africa, British extreme athlete Russ Cook said he only considered quitting once during his near year-long odyssey -- after he got…

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Varieties Cracked and dry earth is seen in the wide riverbed of the Loire River near the Anjou-Bretagne bridge as a heatwave hits Europe, in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, June 13, 2022. (Reuters)

Broken Record: March Is 10th Straight Month to Be Hottest on Record, Scientists Say 

For the 10th consecutive month, Earth in March set a new monthly record for global heat — with both air temperatures and the world’s oceans hitting an all-time…