Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors
The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities, a congressional report says
A 23-year-old Minnesota Twins prospect was found dead Sunday in his New Zealand hotel room, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Ryan Costello had just joined the Auckland Tuatara, a member of the Australian Baseball League, days before his death. A press release from the team says that "preliminary indications suggest he...
A union federation representing 45,000 teachers in Quebec is suing the Canadian province over its ban on the wearing of religious symbols by many public employees
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is struggling to draw protesters into the streets after calling for daily demonstrations to drive President Nicolás Maduro from power
The Trump administration is softening the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinian effort to gain statehood
An independent expert working with the U.N. human rights office estimates that over 100,000 children are being held in migration-related detention in the United States
In 1876, Oscar Wilde and another friend gave a "friendship ring" to a fellow student at Magdalen College Oxford, where the Irish writer was studying at the time. The 18-karat gold ring, shaped like a belt and buckle, became part of the college's collection of Wilde memorabilia, but in 2002,...
A Brazilian government report says the rate of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its highest level in more than a decade, undermining officials’ claims that concerns by environmentalists have been overblown