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Florida jogger dons costume to cheer up neighbourhood

Florida jogger dons costume to cheer up neighbourhood

TAMPA, Fla. — More than a week after Easter, there's still one mythical creature hopping around a Florida neighbourhood trying to spread happiness.
Jane Goodall talks coronavirus impact, Nat Geo documentary

Jane Goodall talks coronavirus impact, Nat Geo documentary

LOS ANGELES — Even though the planet has reaped the benefits of a cleaner environment from society shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak, Jane Goodall worries about human behaviour resorting back to a “business as usual” mindset after the pan
Gov't relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints

Gov't relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints

Some big restaurant chains have obtained loans from the government under a small-business relief program, leading business groups to call for changes to the program before Congress provides it with new funding.

WHO head warns worst of virus is still ahead

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief warned Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, reviving the alarm just as many countries ease restrictive measures aimed at reducing its spread.
Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

NEW YORK — Adam Higginbotham's “Midnight in Chornobyl : The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster” has won a $5,000 prize. Higginbotham has received the William E.

Lawyer: Yemen rebels free ex-minister, day after his arrest

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s rebels released on Monday a former culture minister and writer who was a vocal critic of their rule, his lawyer said, a day after his arrest.
Elba and wife, recovering from coronavirus, to help others

Elba and wife, recovering from coronavirus, to help others

Even though they only had mild symptoms, Idris Elba says he and his wife had their lives “turned around” after contracting the coronavirus, calling the experience “definitely scary and unsettling and nervous.
Asia Today: India, Singapore see record numbers of new cases

Asia Today: India, Singapore see record numbers of new cases

BANGKOK — India and Singapore announced their biggest single-day spikes in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia.
N.C. farm rents out miniature donkey to crash video calls

N.C. farm rents out miniature donkey to crash video calls

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — A miniature donkey named Mambo is getting some online love in North Carolina, where a farm is getting in on the idea of having animals spice up tedious virtual meetings during the coronavirus pandemic.
`Handmaid's Tale,' Harry Potter on challenged books list

`Handmaid's Tale,' Harry Potter on challenged books list

NEW YORK — Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice-President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K.