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Woman arrested for running over husband twice

A Virginia woman was arrested for running over her cheating husband with her car. After Bashirah Tripp saw what she had done, she put...

Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

MOSCOW, (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said today that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a...

Simon Cowell breaks his back falling off electric bicycle

MALIBU, Calif. – Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while putting his new electric bicycle to the test at his home. The 60-year-old entertainment mogul...

Australia’s Victoria reports deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the COVID-19 outbreak yesterday, with 17 people dying, as police thwarted...

US: Maryland man released from prison during coronavirus outbreak kills his rape victim

A Maryland man who was released from a Virginia prison during a coronavirus outbreak was arrested for killing his rape victim. Ibrahim Bouaichi, who was...

Venezuela court jails two U.S. ex-soldiers for 20 years after failed incursion

CARACAS, (Reuters) – A Venezuelan court sentenced two former U.S. soldiers to 20 years in prison for their role in a failed incursion aimed...

Brazil COVID-19 deaths reach 100,000 and barrel onward

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 on Saturday and continue to climb as most Brazilian...

U.S. marks 160,000 COVID-19 deaths as relief talks fail in Washington

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – More than 160,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, a Reuters tally showed yesterday, as President...

Air India repatriation flight crash-lands, at least 17 killed

KOZHIKODE, India (Reuters) – At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians...

Brazil’s court rules government must protect tribes from coronavirus

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday that President Jair Bolsonaro’s government must adopt measures to stop the spread of novel coronavirus to...

11-year-old boy killed by two brown bears at Russian zoo

A schoolboy was savaged to death by two brown bears after the beasts dragged him inside their cage in Russian resort Sochi. Nikita, 11, was...

Lebanon: Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135

BEIRUT, (Reuters) – Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people yesterday from the wreckage caused by a massive warehouse explosion...

Brazil indigenous leader Aritana dead from COVID-19

GOIANIA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil’s most influential indigenous leaders who led the people of Upper Xingu in central...

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WHO cautions Russia on COVID-19 vaccine “claims are being questioned”

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, but cautioned that progress in fight...

Joe Biden selects Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate

(CNN)Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run...