More than half of the world’s wild coffee could be at risk of extinction due to climate change, deforestation and disease, new research says. In an analysis of 124 known coffee species, scientists from the U.K.-based Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew found 75 (60%) are at risk of extinction. Thirteen of...
HBO Max announced the acquisition of exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the Studio Ghibli film library, giving films like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro an on-demand digital home for the first time. In an announcement today (h/t Deadline), HBO Max confirmed a deal that secured 21 Studio...
AT LEAST five people have been killed in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and plane over Italian Alps. A tourist plane was involved in the crash close to the Rutor glacier in the Aosta Valley, Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports. Mountain rescue workers found two survivors, a Swiss and...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s ruling party United Russia wants the “ultimate victory” of President Vladimir Putin at the presidential election in March, party head and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday. Putin, 65, said earlier this month he would run for re-election as a self-nominated candidate, in...
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree loosening the country’s restrictive gun regulations, and hinted at further measures to arm law-abiding citizens to combat rampant crime. The decree, which does not require congressional approval, scraps the requirement that Brazilians need to prove their "effective need" to own a firearm. Nevertheless...
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi‘ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday. There was no immediate word on who opened fire from Syrian...
The 612-pound tuna had to be wheeled into its new owner's sushi restaurant on a low platform, its mouth agape. Sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura purchased the immense Pacific bluefin tuna in an auction on Saturday at a Tokyo fish market. The fish sold for a record 333.6 million yen,...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations announced on Friday the appointment of Henrietta Fore, an economic development advocate and former U.S. State Department official, as executive director of its Children’s Fund, effective Jan. 1. Fore, 69, who currently is the chief executive officer of manufacturing and...
Woman shot in the head in Christmas Day shooting in South Richmond. Anthony Milan Ross, 45, the woman's estranged spouse and the father of the children, was taken into custody shortly after 10 p.m. Monday after exchanging fire with officers after a six-hour standoff, Phoenix police said Tuesday. Ross did...
Keepers were "well aware" of the risks of introducing two Sumatran tigers before the female was killed by her potential mate, London Zoo has said. The male, Asim, killed long-term resident Melati on Friday, 10 days after he was brought over from Denmark. Malcolm Fitzpatrick, senior curator of mammals, said introductions...