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Monkeypox outbreak spreads in Europe as U.K., Portugal confirm cases
Monkeypox - microscope

Portuguese authorities said on Wednesday they had identified five cases of rare monkeypox infection and Spain's health services are testing eight potential cases after Britain put Europe on alert for the virus.


U.S. looks to Defence Production Act to combat baby formula shortage
A mostly empty baby formula store shelf in San Antonio, Texas

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defence Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country's largest formula manufacturing plant.


China has lifted a 3-year ban on Canadian canola, Ottawa says
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China has reinstated market access for two Canadian grain trading companies that have been prevented from exporting canola seed to China since March 2019, Ottawa says.


Earth's oceans were the hottest, most acidic on record in 2021, UN report finds
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The world's oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments.


Actor Amber Heard's friend testifies she saw bruises inflicted by Johnny Depp
Depp Heard Lawsuit

A friend of actor Amber Heard testified at a libel trial Wednesday in a pre-recorded video that she saw the bruises and cuts left in the aftermath of multiple alleged incidents of abuse inflicted by Heard's ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp.


NASA's Mars InSight mission coming to an end as dust covers solar panels
NASA Mars InSight

The Mars InSight lander that first touched down on the red planet in 2018 is losing power and headed for a dusty demise, NASA says.


More Americans could be asked to mask up again amid renewed COVID challenges
Workers wearing masks inside a New York store

COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States - and could get even worse over the coming months, U.S. federal health officials warned Wednesday, urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking.


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Mariupol has fallen to Russia. Here's what that means for Ukraine
After months of fighting and shelling, Ukraine has ended its combat mission in Mariupol, and its remaining soldiers have been evacuated to Russian-held territory.
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 18)
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Jakub Orlinski's new album brings Polish opera classics to world stage in 2022
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with rising opera star and break dancer Jakub Jozef Orlinski, whose new album "Farewells" is a collection of Polish opera classics, little known to the rest of the world.
Russian sergeant pleas guilty in the 1st war crimes case of the invasion in Ukraine
A Russian sergeant pleads guilty for killing a Ukrainian civilian in the war's first war crimes case. Such cases usually occur after a war ends. Ukraine wants to prosecute while the evidence is fresh.
North Korea has a growing arsenal of nuclear weapons — and seems willing to use them
President Biden heads to South Korea this week after a spate of North Korean missile tests. Seoul and Washington are alarmed by Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal and their apparent willingness to use it.
Swedish defense minister on decision to apply to NATO after decades of resistance
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sweden's Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist after his meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, about his country's decision on joining NATO.
State Secretary Blinken chairs UN meeting about global food security
State Secretary Antony Blinken is focusing on food security in a visit to the UN. He's also seeing Turkey's foreign minister, likely talking about its stance on NATO membership for Finland and Sweden.
African students who fled to Poland from Ukraine are waiting in limbo
More than 6 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded. Not all of them are Ukrainian. Some citizens of African countries have found that the doors of Europe are much less open to them.
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Top Taliban leader makes more promises on women's rights but quips 'naughty women' should stay home
A senior Taliban official has repeated the group's as-yet-unfulfilled pledge to allow girls back into high school, saying there would be "good news soon," but suggested that women who protested the regime's restrictions on women r
What Hezbollah's election setback means for Lebanon
Iran-backed Hezbollah lost its parliamentary edge in a high-stakes election last weekend. For Lebanon, this could mean everything, or nothing at all.
Britain's Royal Mint releases rainbow-colored coin to mark 50 years of Pride UK
Britain's Royal Mint has issued a commemorative 50 pence coin to mark the 50th anniversary of Pride UK.
Freak prosecco accident causes history-making cyclist to abandon race
Tuesday proved to be an eventful day for Biniam Girmay, who made cycling history at the Giro d'Italia but later had to go to the hospital with an eye injury sustained during his podium celebrations.
Robinhood soars after 30-year-old crypto billionaire takes stake
It's been a brutal year for Robinhood. The twin plunges of stocks and bitcoin have crushed the online brokerage's sales. The company also reported a loss and drop in users. The stock has plummeted 40% this year and Robinhood recen
India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar
India banned wheat exports on Saturday — days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year — as a scorching heat wave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high.
China's currency just had its worst month ever. It's still dropping
The Chinese currency is declining rapidly as the world's second largest economy falters under the weight of Covid restrictions.
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Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns
UN chief Antonio Guterres warns that developing countries face disaster due to rising prices.
Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial of Ukraine conflict
The 21-year-old admits killing an unarmed civilian, in Ukraine's first war crimes trial since war began.
US mothers warned against DIY baby formula
Desperate mothers are trying to mix their own baby formula, but experts warn of the dangers.
Taylor Swift graduation speech: Embrace 'cringe'
New York University bestowed the renowned pop singer with an honorary degree.
Buffalo shooting: New York to investigate social media's 'bone-chilling' role
Prosecutors will ask whether social platforms were "used to stream, promote, or plan" the murders.
Platinum Jubilee concert: Diana Ross and Queen to perform for the Queen
Diana Ross, Eurovision star Sam Ryder and Queen and Adam Lambert will perform at Buckingham Palace.
Markets fall as retailers ring alarm over US economy
US shares see their biggest one-day drop since 2020 after renewed signs of waning consumer confidence.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Rangers (AET, Frankfurt win 5-4 on pens)
Rangers suffer an agonising penalty shootout defeat in their fifth European final as Eintracht Frankfurt in an absorbing Europa League final.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Mariupol has fallen to Russia. Here's what that means for Ukraine
After months of fighting and shelling, Ukraine has ended its combat mission in Mariupol, and its remaining soldiers have been evacuated to Russian-held territory.
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 18)
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Jakub Orlinski's new album brings Polish opera classics to world stage in 2022
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with rising opera star and break dancer Jakub Jozef Orlinski, whose new album "Farewells" is a collection of Polish opera classics, little known to the rest of the world.
Russian sergeant pleas guilty in the 1st war crimes case of the invasion in Ukraine
A Russian sergeant pleads guilty for killing a Ukrainian civilian in the war's first war crimes case. Such cases usually occur after a war ends. Ukraine wants to prosecute while the evidence is fresh.
North Korea has a growing arsenal of nuclear weapons — and seems willing to use them
President Biden heads to South Korea this week after a spate of North Korean missile tests. Seoul and Washington are alarmed by Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal and their apparent willingness to use it.
Swedish defense minister on decision to apply to NATO after decades of resistance
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sweden's Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist after his meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, about his country's decision on joining NATO.
State Secretary Blinken chairs UN meeting about global food security
State Secretary Antony Blinken is focusing on food security in a visit to the UN. He's also seeing Turkey's foreign minister, likely talking about its stance on NATO membership for Finland and Sweden.
African students who fled to Poland from Ukraine are waiting in limbo
More than 6 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded. Not all of them are Ukrainian. Some citizens of African countries have found that the doors of Europe are much less open to them.
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Urvashi Vaid, pioneering LGBTQ activist and author, dies at 63

Urvashi Vaid dies; led the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force during the AIDS crisis


Laguna Woods shooting highlights growing tensions between Taiwan and China

The suspect in the shooting at a Laguna Woods church is believed to have been driven in part by the political belief that Taiwan is a part of China.


Vancouver's safe drug-use sites are wrenching to see. California should open them anyway

For years, this Canadian city has hosted safe consumption sites for addicts. They've saved lives, but with some painful tradeoffs.


Podcast: How California popularized the 'Great Replacement'

How the racist conspiracy has some roots right here in the Golden State of the 1990s.


U.S. to offer Sweden security guarantees as war in Ukraine enters a new phase

As the war enters a 'protracted phase,' Ukrainian troops seized in Mariupol face interrogation while a Russian soldier pleads guilty to war crimes.


An old refrigerator becomes a vital gathering spot after mass shooting in Buffalo

In the wake of Saturday's shooting massacre in Buffalo, a refrigerator on a street corner becomes a gathering point to grieve, donate and collect groceries.


Spot a UFO? The Pentagon wants to know

The federal agency wants to remove the stigma around the reporting of unidentified flying object sightings so that it can better investigate them.


Will the fall of Mariupol change the course of Ukraine war?

Russia scores its first major win with the takeover of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. But will it change the course of the war?


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The Downton Abbey Crew Exits the Roaring 20s With a Flourish
Though the Downton Abbey TV series had legions of fans during its six-season run, you don’t have to be one of them to enjoy Downton Abbey: A New Era, the second film to spin off from the show. Set in the waning days of the 1
$255 Million in Prize Money. Phil Mickelson’s Implosion. Saudi Arabia’s Influence on Golf Raises Concerns
Phil Mickelson won't defend his PGA Championship title, after speaking out about LIV Golf, a Saudi-backed breakaway tour.
Amber Heard’s Former Best Friend Testifies: ‘I Was Worried for Her Physical Safety’
“I was scared for Amber,” Raquel Pennington said in a video deposition played for the jury today in the ongoing defamation suit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. Pennington, who is Heard’s former best friend,
Why Madison Cawthorn Lost His Race
About 95% of members of the U.S. House get re-elected for subsequent terms. North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn, a 26-year-old scandal-ridden Republican, became a rare exception when he lost his primary race on Tuesday. In
TIME Announces Editorial New Hires and Promotions
TIME Editor-in-Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal sent the following note to staff on Wednesday:   Team TIME, Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on the 18 promotions below and in welcoming 11 new editorial staffers.
As the Virus Evolves, COVID-19 Reinfections Are Going to Keep Happening
After the Omicron variant caused massive numbers of infections this past winter, lots of people looked on the bright side, hoping it would be “a free shot for the country,” says Eli Rosenberg, deputy director for scien
I Thought I Had to Breastfeed My Babies. Then I Lost My Breasts
I clutched the swaddled newborn in the crook of my arm. Only a few hours old, she was asleep, for which I was thankful. I knew when she woke, she would want to feed. A young doctor stood at the foot of my bed. I had a question but

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