Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world’s most remote reefs

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Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth.

Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, dies at 58

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Mary Kay Letourneau, who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted for raping him, has died.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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Jair Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Nearly 60 dead as Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods

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Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads.

China dismisses U.S. invite to join nuclear talks along with Russia

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A senior Chinese arms control official called U.S. pressure to join nuclear arms talks with Russia an American ploy to avoid signing a new deal, and said China would gladly participate if the U.S. would agree to...

Australian snowboard world champion drowns in diving mishap

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Two-time world snowboard champion and Winter Olympian Alex Pullin drowned Wednesday while spearfishing off Australia's Gold Coast.

Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

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Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe Mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

U.S. closes in on 3 million total coronavirus cases

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The coronavirus pandemic is nearing a grim milestone in the U.S., with close to three million cases confirmed. Meanwhile, Canada's finance minister will give the country its first look at the government's finances since the start of...

German prosecutors ask for 3-year sentence for former concentration camp guard, now 93

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German prosecutors say the trial of a 93-year-old former guard at the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp proved he was an accessory to murder, and they called Monday for him to be given a three-year sentence.

Trump-connected lobbyists reap more than $10B in U.S. federal pandemic aid, report finds

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Forty lobbyists with ties to U.S. President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion US in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a...

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Several Blue Jays players, staff reportedly test positive for coronavirus

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Several players and staff members on the Toronto Blue Jays have tested positive for the coronavirus, a source has told The Canadian...

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