The battle between Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and a top British tabloid is heating up.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, tries to stop her friends from being named in lawsuit
Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, as the country moves to offer a path to citizenship for those Hong Kongers who wish to leave the city.
Australia suspends extradition with Hong Kong
German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to take a shot at President Donald Trump in a speech to the European Parliament. "As we are experiencing firsthand, you cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation any more than you can fight it with hate or incitement to hatred," she said.
Merkel: You can't fight the pandemic with lies
Seoul mayor found dead after massive search operation
HSBC has carved out a lucrative role in global banking over the past 155 years by straddling the line between East and West. Now, a political firestorm over the bank's hometown of Hong Kong could force the bank to choose sides.
HSBC may have to choose between East and West as China tightens grip on Hong Kong
The short-form video app TikTok has quickly become a key part of popular culture in the US, serving as a platform for viral memes as well as political satire and activism. Facebook, the dominant force in social media, has tried to copy the app, but so far that has not slowed down its rapid rise.
TikTok is a national security threat, US politicians say. Here's what experts think
Walmart is reportedly close to launching its own membership program that closely resembles Amazon Prime.
Walmart is about to give Amazon Prime a serious run for its money
Starbucks will start requiring customers to wear facial coverings or masks in all 9,000 of its company-owned American stores beginning July 15.
Starbucks will require customers to wear masks
Americans' credit card debt is shrinking rapidly during the coronavirus recession. That's a sharp contrast with the last two economic downturns.
Americans are rapidly shrinking their credit card debt
Too much clean energy. It's an unusual problem to have, and one that's spurred a group of islands off the northern coast of Scotland to become an unlikely pioneer in hydrogen power.
This small island chain is leading the way on hydrogen power
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise
Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis
Photography from the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, has received limited exposure in the art world -- not least due to the strict limitations imposed by the former authoritarian state.
Vintage photos capture the restlessness of East Berlin's youth
For the last decade, Thomas Sauvin has been purchasing discarded color negatives by the kilogram from a recycling plant outside Beijing. The old 35-millimeter films capture family outings, weddings, birthdays, vacations -- anonymous, everyday memories that would otherwise be lost.
A collector rescued 850K discarded negatives. This is what he found
Over Independence Day Weekend, 80 artists asked Americans to look up at the skies. Throughout July 3 and 4, messages related to immigration were written at 10,000 feet by World War II military planes, sky-typed over 80 sites related to the country's network of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities, immigration courts, and the southern border. The idea was to bring attention to these facilities, which may not be familiar to many Americans.
80 artists wrote messages in the skies above ICE detention centers
Butlin's vacation resorts were an institution in post-war Britain. The self-contained camps -- where guests were housed in wooden chalets, fed and entertained on-site -- provided a new kind of inexpensive luxury for working families.
Vintage photos show British vacationers gone wild
Off the coast of Cullercoats, in northeast England, researchers Max Kelly and Priscilla Carrillo-Barragan send a long tubular net into the depths of the North Sea.
How laundry is spilling plastics into the ocean
Architecture can flirt with nature in expressive yet subtle ways. The idea in architecture is often to harmonize, not dominate, the landscapes. This can prove a challenge, however, when faced with steep slopes, cliff faces and mountainsides.
8 houses built in impossible places
What is bread? You likely don't have to think for long, and whether you're hungry for a slice of sourdough or craving some tortillas, what you imagine says a lot about where you're from.
The world's most delicious breads
Julien was a tennis instructor with steel shoulders, blue eyes and two terraces we could never sit on because he stuffed them both with his marijuana plants.
What happened when I tried to become French
Imagine you're zooming down the highway at 70 miles per hour and the car's fuel gauge is on its way to empty.
Running out of fuel at 30,000 feet
They have their own governments, passports, citizens and even currency in some cases.
What it's like to visit a country that doesn't officially exist
Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake.
Japan debuts new faster, safer bullet train
During the communist era, travel options were limited in Hungary and Central Europe, which meant Lake Balaton became the region's most popular vacation destination.
Endless summers of the communist riviera
When rock band Bon Jovi canceled its summer tour due to the global pandemic, front man Jon Bon Jovi didn't waste a beat turning his focus to those in need in his own backyard.
80s rocker Jon Bon Jovi is washing dishes - but it's not what you might think
A 5-year-old boy with two prosthetic legs has raised more than £1 million ($1.2 million) for the hospital that saved his life when he was just weeks old, by walking a total of six miles over the past month.
Boy with prosthetic legs raised $1 million for the hospital that saved his life by walking 6 miles
When Michelle Brenner lost her job because of the pandemic, she decided to use her extra time and a family lasagna recipe to create a free food movement in her Washington community.
Furloughed from her job, she's now the 'Lasagna Lady'
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Trump chooses distraction politics over leadership
President Donald Trump headed into the hot zone of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Friday intent on creating an alternate reality as the coronavirus ravages the United States. He wore no mask, showed no sense of remorse about the rushed reopening ...
How coronavirus affects the entire body
Dr. Fauci: Opens up about why he's not being allowed on TV
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top expert on infection diseases in the US, says he hasn't briefed President Trump in months, and says his blunt messaging may be why he's not being allowed on US television recently.
Trump grants clemency for Roger Stone, unleashing political firestorm
Five killed in siege at South African church
Five people were killed in a siege at a church in South Africa on Saturday, police said.
Merkel inserts a dagger into populists' 'lies'
• Analysis: Trump's disapproval rating is the highest it's been this entire pandemic • Trump official on putting kids back in classrooms: 'C'mon. it's not that hard'
Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85
Jack Charlton, a World Cup winner in England's famous 1966 team who spent more than two decades at Leeds United, has died at 85 following a "long-term" illness, his former club have announced.
A new world war over technology
TikTok users panic as Trump admin considers banning app
Parker Pannell woke up on Thursday to a frantic call from a friend saying that views and likes on TikTok had suddenly reset to zero. The 16-year-old, who has 2.1 million followers on TikTok, panicked, immediately checked the app and started lives...
How the dramatic death of Seoul's mayor left a country divided
He was South Korea's second-most powerful official and a potential presidential contender. Now, the death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has left the country divided.
Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks
Editor's note: This article quotes racist, homophobic and sexist language, much of which has not been censored.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith confirm her involvement with August Alsina
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith "never ever thought that we would make it back."
Man accused of killing eight police officers dies in shootout while trying to flee custody
A man accused of killing eight police officers in India was shot dead Friday while allegedly trying to flee custody after his arrest, authorities said.
The Russian whistleblower risking it all to expose the scale of an Arctic oil spill catastrophe
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What we know right now about the November election
If this year has taught us anything, it's that there's no way to predict what will happen between today and November 3, now less than four months away.
Japan to build one of the world's most sophisticated stealth jet fighters
Poland's deep divisions on show in presidential run-off vote
Poland is a country deeply divided over cultural issues, and the direction the former Soviet bloc nation should take next: does it want to be a European-style liberal democracy, or does it take a more authoritarian path?
Elon Musk is now richer than Warren Buffett
Tesla CEO Elon Musk just zoomed past Warren Buffett on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index to become the world's seventh wealthiest person.
Valentina Sampaio becomes Sports Illustrated's first trans model
She is no stranger to making history. In 2017 she became the first trans woman to appear on the cover of Vogue Paris. Two years later, she was the first openly transgender model to be hired by Victoria's Secret. Now in 2020, 23-year-old Valentina...
38 bizarre quotes from Trump's new 'interview' with Sean Hannity
Faced with coronavirus surges in some of the largest states in the country and a public turning dramatically against how he has responded to the crisis, President Donald Trump spent 40 minutes of his Thursday night on the phone with Fox News host...
Three people test positive for Covid-19 after taking Delta flight
Three people have tested positive for coronavirus on Friday after taking a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Albany, New York.
WHO chief: Top threat 'is not the virus itself'
Singapore's ruling party won another election, but support fell to near record low
Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) maintained its unbroken grip on power in Friday's general election, even as its popular support slipped to a near record low.
Trump confirms US conducted cyberattack against Russia in 2018
President Donald Trump, for the first time, confirmed the US conducted a covert cyberattack in 2018 against Russia's Internet Research Agency. The Internet Research Agency is a troll farm blamed by the US for helping to facilitate interference bo...
Officials searching for Naya Rivera using sonar equipment to scour the murky waters
Authorities are using sonar equipment and a specially-trained dog to search for "Glee" actress Naya Rivera in murky waters, saying the recovery operation could take days.
Kazakhstan denies claims of 'unknown pneumonia' outbreak deadlier than Covid-19
A new "unknown pneumonia" that is potentially deadlier than the novel coronavirus has reportedly killed more than 1,700 people this year in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, according to a warning issued by Chinese officials Thursday.
Michelle Obama shares touching video
Michelle Obama posted a video on Instagram of an adorable dad and daughter duo singing a song with an important message.
Erdogan orders conversion of Roman Empire's first Christian cathedral back into a mosque
A court in Turkey has announced that it has ruled in favor of a government-backed proposal to turn the city's famous Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque.
Maxwell argues for bail: I'm 'not Jeffrey Epstein'
Ghislaine Maxwell, the confidant of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, argued in a court filing Friday that she should be granted bail while awaiting trial, claiming she wasn't in "hiding" while under criminal investigation, as prosecutors a...
Restaurant staff receive $1,000 tip for working through pandemic
The staff at a New Jersey restaurant that has been struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic were moved to tears after a regular customer left them a $1,000 tip.
Could UK become an emerging market?
Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic are reshaping the UK economy. Could it end up looking more like Turkey, Mexico and Argentina than France, Germany and the United States?
A female soldier is joining the Green Berets -- a first for the Army Special Forces unit
A woman soldier for the first time will join the Green Berets, one of the Army's most elite units, after graduating this week from US Army Special Forces training.
Top Philippines broadcaster denied license renewal
Lawmakers in the Philippines have voted against granting a new license to one of the country's largest and most influential broadcasting networks, a move that critics say will undermine press freedom.
Cancel culture is about power -- who has it and who wants to be heard
It's a topic that appears with exhausting regularity: cancel culture.
Eminem slams people who refuse to wear masks in new song with Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi and Eminem released their first collaboration on Friday titled "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady." The song touches on a number of topics, from people refusing to wear masks to police brutality.
We asked Black artists to design a new state flag
Mississippi's flag, the last U.S. state flag to bear the emblem of the confederacy, was retired on June 30. Here, five emerging artists envision a new design that celebrates their home state.
Meet 'Spot' and 'Pepper': Baseball's robot fans
Say hello to "Spot" and "Pepper." They're big baseball fans who never stop moving and never get tired of singing for the Fukuoko SoftBank Hawks.
What it's like to vacation in Florida right now
Florida, as usual, has been making headlines, as coronavirus cases across the state spike as angrily as the summer heat. But even in raging pandemic times, there's still no putting a state this diverse in a box.
Unrecognized in his lifetime, this artist's work now makes millions
A nude painting by Sanyu, hailed as the "Chinese Matisse," sold for over 258 million Hong Kong dollars ($33.3 million) at auction this week, confirming his status as one of the most sought-after names in the lucrative Asian art market.
This comic sensation is wowing Instagram users with her skits on Nigerian families
In April 2019, a Nigerian comedian uploaded a skit to Instagram that showed a mother rushing to get her daughter to school. The daughter had overslept and missed the school bus.
New York to London in three hours? Supersonic jet set for 2021 take off
Over 50 years after Concorde first took to the skies, a brand new supersonic jet is preparing for lift off.
The end of the line for cruise ships
The coronavirus pandemic could hasten the demise of some cruise ships as the industry struggles to recover, but retiring a gigantic liner is no easy business with some vessels sold on, repurposed or eventually torn up for scrap.
'Far Side' cartoonist publishes first new work in 25 years
"Enter if you dare," is the message on Gary Larson's website challenging people to explore his new content. "The Far Side" cartoonist surprised fans this week when he published never-before-seen comics for the first time in 25 years.
Handcuffs to light bulbs shine light on painful Black experience
Through sport we learn about glory and defeat, the sacrifices made to be the best, the intoxicating joy of victory, and the pain of the near-misses. But sport can be much more than that; it can shine a light on injustice, it can educate; it can c...
Trump grants clemency for Roger Stone, unleashing firestorm
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence
CNN legal analyst: This is the most corrupt and cronyistic act
President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, who was convicted of crimes that included lying to Congress in part, prosecutors said, to protect the President. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Preet Bharara weigh ...
America's passport now as weak as Mexico's
Before Covid-19 struck, the world was enjoying greater freedom of movement than at any time in history.
India coronavirus cases top 800,000