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African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America Read More


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New York officials investigate case of suspected monkeypox

New York health officials are investigating a potential case of monkeypox after a patient tested positive for the family of viruses associated with the rare illness More »


Boeing docks crew capsule to space station in test do-over

Boeing's astronaut capsule has arrived at the International Space Station in a critical repeat test flight More »


Parts of Spain on alert amid 'extreme' May temperatures

Large parts of Spain are under alert as a wave of intense heat sweeps across the country, leaving residents sweltering through May temperatures that rank among the hottest in two decades More »


UN nuclear agency chief: Fukushima transparency important

The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency has stressed the importance of transparency after visiting the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, where he observed preparations for the release of treated radioactive wastewater that has prompted concerns inside and outside Japan More »


Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal More »


Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

Federal officials are bracing for another difficult hurricane season More »


New inquiry into Australian mother convicted of 4 homicides

An Australian state attorney general has declined to pardon a mother convicted almost 20 years ago of smothering her four children to death and instead ordered a new inquiry into whether there could be a medical explanation for the tragedies More »


Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

A new study says pollution of all types is killing 9 million people a year More »


Mining companies back away from Brazil's Indigenous areas

Some of the world’s biggest mining companies have withdrawn requests to research and extract minerals on Indigenous land in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and repudiated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to legalize mining activity in the areas More »


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