Survivors of the world's first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack's 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons.
As black smoke billowed into the sky, Shiva Karout stepped out of his gym with his colleagues and customers to watch. His gym, Barbell House, sits just across the coastal highway from Beirut's port where a fire raged. They were curious.
British scientists say there are more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought based on evidence of bird droppings spotted from space.
When a right-wing populist party won the right to govern Poland five years ago, Piotr Grabarczyk feared "bad things" might happen to gay men like him and other LGBT people. He sometimes considered leaving the country, but waited.
North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country's response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free.
With virus cases rising anew, France is struggling to administer enough tests to keep up with demand. One reason: Many testing labs are closed so that their staff can take summer vacation, just as signs of a second wave are building.
The Bank of England left its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.1% on Thursday as it expressed caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom's economy will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced the Canadian pastor of an evangelical church to three months imprisonment after finding him guilty of violating a law intended to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
A fire killed eight coronavirus patients at a hospital in western India early Thursday, officials said.
The U.N. Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan's request Wednesday for the third time since India's Hindu nationalist government decided to end the Muslim-majority region's semi-autonomy a year ago.
Pygmy hogs — the world's smallest and rarest wild pig — are under a virus lockdown.
New Zealand police say two criminals tried to blast open a shopping mall ATM early Thursday using seven homemade pipe bombs.
A New Zealand man found guilty of murdering a British backpacker appealed his conviction and punishment on Thursday, with his new lawyer arguing he didn't get a fair trial and his sentence was too harsh.
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Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, reimposing anti-virus restrictions after a cluster of 54 COVID-19 cases in the area was linked to a single bar.
A group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of a student who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death, an investigation found Wednesday.
The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack on Thursday.
Speaking at the White House, he said: "In any event, it was a terrible event. And a lot of people were killed."
Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region's semi-autonomy in a decision that set off anger and economic ruin amid a harsh security clampdown.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated a dam in northern Mexico on Wednesday even though work was symbolically suspended by anthropologists because it is flooding thousand-year-old Indigenous sites containing rock carvings and the remains of pre-Hispanic dwellings.