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Global Covid-19 death toll passes 3 million as cases surge

More than three million people globally have died of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, Johns Hopkins University said on Saturday.With 566,224 deaths, the US has the highest number of fatalities, followed by Brazil with 368,749 and Mexico with…

Must-watch videos of the week

A driver-less boat goes nuts, a pupper gets a horrific adoption ad and popcorn salad stuns the internet. These are the must-watch videos of the week.Berserk boat alertThe Coast Guard had to stop a small craft that was out of…

Giant radio pulses and X-ray surges are coming from the Crab Nebula

The hauntingly beautiful Crab Nebula, located 6,500 light-years away in the Taurus constellation, is releasing an incredible amount of energy.The nebula is six light-years wide, and it's a growing cloud of debris formed from a supernova explosion. (A light-year is…

What civilians in Afghanistan say about America's withdrawal

America plans to "close the book" on its 20-year war in Afghanistan -- but the departure of US troops will usher in an uncertain chapter for Afghan civilians.Add: US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he would end America's longest war…

The US could have 300M extra vaccines. Why won't it share?

The United States could have around 300 million excess Covid-19 shots by the end of July, health policy experts at Duke University estimated in a report Thursday, calling on the country to share doses more widely to address the stark…

Why Mars? The fascination with exploring the red planet

The mystique of Mars is one that humans can't seem to resist. The red planet has easily captured our interest for centuries, heavily featured in science fiction books and films and the subject of robotic exploration since the 1960s.In February,…

Russian magazine raided, journalists charged by authorities

The office of a Russian magazine for students was raided and several of its editors were temporarily detained by authorities on Wednesday morning, after the publication expressed its support for jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, according to DOXA magazine.The homes…

Denmark removes AstraZeneca from its vaccination program

Denmark has removed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from its vaccination program, saying it is not needed because the country has already reached "such an advanced point" in its vaccine rollout.All booked inoculations using the AstraZeneca vaccine will be canceled, but…