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World Health Organization drops hydroxychloroquine from global coronavirus treatment study

World Health Organization drops hydroxychloroquine from global coronavirus treatment study

WHO's director said there would be a "pause" on the use of the drug after a study found a lower survival rate among COVID-19 patients using it.

Virtual wave crashes inside glass box above pedestrians in Seoul

A design company installed a public art exhibit described as an "anamorphic illusion" on the largest curved outdoor LED screen in Korea.

Coronavirus surge threatens Brazil

Brazil has seen a record number of coronavirus deaths as the pandemic that has swept across the world begins to hit Latin America with its full force.
When is Eid al-Fitr? Muslims to celebrate one of the biggest holy festivals amid coronavirus

When is Eid al-Fitr? Muslims to celebrate one of the biggest holy festivals amid coronavirus

Eid al-Fitr, one of the biggest Islamic holy festivals, will likely look a lot different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica bright green. Scientists are able to see it from space.

Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica bright green. Scientists are able to see it from space.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey created a map of green snow algae along the Antarctic Peninsula coast.
Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes into residential neighborhood

Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes into residential neighborhood

A Pakistan passenger plane with nearly 100 people believed to be on board crashed in the southern city of Karachi on May 22, 2020.
Hong Kong braces for turmoil over new China law as stocks slide on risk of 'strong' Trump reaction

Hong Kong braces for turmoil over new China law as stocks slide on risk of 'strong' Trump reaction

China is poised to pass a security law for Hong Kong that could plunge the semi-autonomous city into turmoil and inflame tense U.S.-China relations.

Lawmakers thrown out of Hong Kong legislative council after protesting

Lawmakers clashed with security inside the Hong Kong Legislative Council on May 18 after the opposition protested in an attempt to stall the election of a pro-Beijing chair of the House Committee.
China security law set to plunge Hong Kong into turmoil; tense U.S.-China relations risk 'strong' Trump reaction

China security law set to plunge Hong Kong into turmoil; tense U.S.-China relations risk 'strong' Trump reaction

China is poised to pass a security law for Hong Kong that could plunge the semi-autonomous city into turmoil and inflame tense U.S.-China relations.

A Canadian teenager has been charged with terrorism inspired by the online 'incel' movement. What is an 'incel?'

A February killing in Canada is being treated as a terroristic act by authorities, who say the teenage suspect was inspired by the incel movement.
Report: Trump administration expected to withdraw from nuclear arms-control treaty

Report: Trump administration expected to withdraw from nuclear arms-control treaty

The move would mark the third time President Donald Trump's administration has abandoned international arms-control agreements.
Millions seek shelter as Cyclone Amphan batters India, Bangladesh

Millions seek shelter as Cyclone Amphan batters India, Bangladesh

A strong cyclone blew heavy rains and strong winds into coastal India and Bangladesh after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters.
Millions flee as powerful cyclone bears down on India, Bangladesh

Millions flee as powerful cyclone bears down on India, Bangladesh

A potentially catastrophic cyclone is bearing down on India and Bangladesh, threatening to batter the vulnerable countries with howling winds, drenching rain and devastating storm surge.
Rare footage of the last living Tasmanian tiger unearthed, shared online

Rare footage of the last living Tasmanian tiger unearthed, shared online

The footage was initially recorded for Tasmania the Wonderland, a 1935 travelogue. The Tasmanian tiger died a year later.
Rare footage from 1935 shows the last Tasmanian tiger that lived

Rare footage from 1935 shows the last Tasmanian tiger that lived

Before being hunted to extinction, thylacine tigers were found on Tasmania off Australia's south coast.

Coronavirus lockdowns have caused a whopping 17% drop in global carbon emissions

The COVID-19 lockdown has had an "extreme" effect on carbon emissions, causing a 17% drop globally during peak confinement measures in early April.
Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding and withdraw US membership

Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding and withdraw US membership

Trump's threat, made in a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is an escalation of his attacks on the global health body.
Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding and 'reconsider' U.S. membership

Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding and 'reconsider' U.S. membership

Trump's threat, made in a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is an escalation of his attacks on the global health body.
Health secretary Alex Azar slams WHO as China backs coronavirus investigation

Health secretary Alex Azar slams WHO as China backs coronavirus investigation

Health secretary Alex Azar blasted the World Health Organization as China's Xi Jinping signaled a willingness to participate in a coronavirus probe.
Ukraine doctors struggle with coronavirus

Ukraine doctors struggle with coronavirus

Doctors in Ukraine are struggling with broken or substandard equipment, a lack of drugs, low wages, all as they battle the coronavirus pandemic. (May 18)