Church body wants Hagia Sophia decision reversed

Published: 2020-07-11 16:32:02 UTC

[BBC News] The World Association of Churches says returning the Turkish landmark to a mosque is mistaken.

Career Reboot: How an Architect Ended Up Directing at Nickelodeon

Published: 2020-07-11 16:04:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] A successful architect reinvented herself as a comedy writer; ‘Really listen to yourself to see if you’re not happy’

Death by drone: How can states justify targeted killings?

Published: 2020-07-11 15:55:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] UN report finding US attack on Iranian general 'unlawful' has stoked debate over responsibility in the new 'drone age'.

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

Published: 2020-07-11 15:22:13 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — “Excuse me, can I ask what you’re doing here?” a resident in a southeast Washington neighborhood asks as Sean Kennedy and Erin Gleeson get out of their truck and scour the...

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

Published: 2020-07-11 15:02:22 UTC

[Associated Press] SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so...

Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Published: 2020-07-11 14:44:58 UTC

[Associated Press] NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.The number of deaths per...

Turkey turning Hagia Sophia back into mosque divides social media

Published: 2020-07-11 13:44:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Social media users express both approval and disappointment over decision to change UNESCO World Heritage Site's status.

Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump

Published: 2020-07-11 13:39:51 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden stood in a Pennsylvania metal works shop, just miles from his boyhood home, and pledged to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans...

The worst president ever keeps getting worse

Published: 2020-07-11 13:25:30 UTC

[The Washington Post] Back on April 5 I proclaimed Donald Trump the worst president ever. Oh, how innocent I was. Sure, I knew he was bad. But not this bad.

Five dead after 'hostage situation' in SA church

Published: 2020-07-11 13:16:50 UTC

[BBC News] The church, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, was attacked amid reports of fighting over leadership.

Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

Published: 2020-07-11 13:12:06 UTC

[Associated Press] CHICAGO (AP) — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide,...

Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Published: 2020-07-11 13:09:37 UTC

[Associated Press] MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary...

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Published: 2020-07-11 13:07:33 UTC

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Covid-19 Cases Jump in Sun Belt Nursing Homes

Published: 2020-07-11 12:03:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Current surge that has mostly infected the young now shows signs of reaching more-vulnerable elderly

As Offices Reopen Amid Coronavirus, Workers Clash Over Masks, Cubicle Barriers and Lysol

Published: 2020-07-11 12:00:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Tensions are rising inside offices as workers argue over Covid-19 protections. ‘She was so close I could smell her gum.’

AP FACT CHECK: If he's said it once, he's said it 100 times

Published: 2020-07-11 11:59:31 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — If saying things 100 times could make them true, President Donald Trump's account of how the U.S. is doing with the coronavirus would be true. COVID-19 testing would be...

Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings

Published: 2020-07-11 10:57:13 UTC

[Associated Press] JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed...

Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

Published: 2020-07-11 10:22:15 UTC

[Associated Press] SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Virtually joined by world leaders, the survivors of Bosnia's 1995 Srebrenica massacre on Saturday remembered the victims of Europe's only acknowledged...

Coronavirus: New cases surge in US amid fears over spike in deaths

Published: 2020-07-11 07:52:30 UTC

[BBC News] The US recorded 63,643 new cases on Friday and experts fear there will soon be a spike in deaths.

Critics blast Trump for commuting Stone jail term

Published: 2020-07-11 07:42:12 UTC

[BBC News] Democrats condemn the US president's decision to spare ex-adviser and friend Roger Stone from prison.

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