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No single country is protecting the next generation from the impacts of carbon emissions, the destruction of nature and high-calorie and processed foods, the report found. AFP

Every child under ‘immediate threat’ from climate, poor diet – UN

THE world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet, a landmark UN report said Wednesday,...
A Naga tribeswoman carrying a child at the end of an overnight ceremony to bless the harvest in Satpalaw Shaung village in Myanmar's Sagaing region. AFP

Isolated Myanmar tribe prays for harvest

YANGON – A haunting refrain pierces the night as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated people in Myanmar, dance around...
Around 12 percent of the people on board the Diamond Princess have no tested positive for the new coronavirus. AFP

Japan completes virus testing for quarantined ship

TOKYO – All passengers and crew on board a ship quarantined off Japan have now been tested for the new coronavirus, the government said...
The Cameroon government has been battling armed separatists in English-speaking regions since October 2017. AFP

Cameroon army blames accident for village ‘massacre’

YAOUNDE – Cameroon's army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a troubled English-speaking region, blaming instead an “unfortunate accident”...
Relatives post a photo of Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later murdered, at her home in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. AP

Killing of 7-year-old stokes anger in Mexico

MEXICO City – The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over the brutal slayings...
An American passenger gives reporters the thumbs up while arriving with others at Haneda Airport in Tokyo for a flight home, where they will face further quarantine after already being locked down on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama, Japan. AFP

US evacuates from Japan virus ship

TOKYO – The United States flew home its citizens from a coronavirus-infected cruise ship in Japan Monday, with other nations preparing to follow suit...
Toilet roll has become hot property in Hong Kong thanks to panic-buying. AFP

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying hit Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Armed robbers who stole hundreds of toilet rolls were being hunted by Hong Kong police on Monday, in a city wracked...
A family wears protective face masks outside an almost-empty Beijing shopping mall. AFP

China virus cases pass 70,000

BEIJING – The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in China passed 70,000 on Monday as international experts began meetings with their...
Civilians flee from Idlib toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold. AP

Turkey, Russia begin Idlib talks

MUNICH – A Turkish delegation will travel to Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a...
Kim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, talks about her semi-basement apartment in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. For many South Koreans, the image of a cramped basement apartment portrayed in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” rings true, bringing differences in their social status to worldwide attention. AP

‘Parasite’ shines light on SoKor basement dwellers

SEOUL – South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite” has brought banjiha dwellers to worldwide attention, thanks to its depiction of two families...

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