Full story - August 09, 2021
A long wooden dock is shown with blue barrels on both sides on the dry bed where a lake used to be.
Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.” Here are five important takeaways.
Full story - August 06, 2021
Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is shown through a frosted glass window speaking into microphones.
Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.
Full story - August 05, 2021
Several people are shown through the window's of a crowded bus with many wearing blue medical masks.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is fighting the most serious outbreak in the country since last year's peak in Wuhan. The ruling Communist Party is reviving tactics that shut down China.
Full story - August 04, 2021
A large gavel made of metal is shown in the near ground hammering a sign that reads "Act for Justice" with a bombed out grain silo in the distance.
Lebanon on Wednesday marked one year since the horrific explosion at the port of Beirut that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands.
Full story - August 03, 2021
A pickup truck is shown driving down an empty road with several trees on either side.
The Taliban pressed ahead with their advances in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, capturing nine out of 10 districts of the Helmand provincial capital, residents and officials said.
Full story - August 02, 2021
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is shown running and wearing the track and field uniform for Belarus.
A Belarusian Olympic sprinter plans to seek asylum in Poland, an activist group said Monday, after the athlete alleged that her team's officials tried to force her to fly home, where she feared she wouldn't be safe from an autocratic government.
Full story - July 29, 2021
A crowd of people are show walking in various directions outside of a railway station in Tokyo with tall buildings in the background.
Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third-straight day with the Olympics well underway.
Full story - July 28, 2021
Two basketball players dressed in white US uniforms are shown on either side of a player wearing a red Iranian uniform.
It's somewhat rare for the US and Iran — nations that haven't had diplomatic relations for more than four decades — to get together in anything, from sporting events to nuclear talks. It happened Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympics as the US and Iranian basketball teams squared off on the court.
Full story - July 26, 2021
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is shown wearing a dark suit and tie with the Iraqi national flag in soft focus in the background.
President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce on Monday that they've agreed to end the US military's combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, according to a senior Biden administration official.
Full story - July 26, 2021
A large crowd of people are shown in the streets running with a security officer in black in pursuit.
Troops surrounded Tunisia's parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following nationwide protests over the country's economic troubles and the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.