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Malnutrition rising in Mozambique amid extremist insurgency

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's humanitarian crisis from the extremist insurgency in the country's north is rapidly spiraling, with more than 950,000 people in urgent need of food aid, the U.N. World...

US aid lifts Southwest to Q1 profit, American loses $1.25B

With a strong push from taxpayers, Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, and airlines executives say that the worst of the pandemic-caused c...

NASA's Mars helicopter soars higher, longer on 2nd flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s little Mars helicopter aced its second test flight Thursday, soaring even higher and longer than before. The 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper, named...

Russia holds major drills in Crimea amid Ukraine tensions

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Thursday conducted massive drills in Crimea involving dozens of navy ships, hundreds of warplanes and thousands of troops in a show of force amid tensions with Uk...

Heavy rain alert issued as Typhoon Surigae comes closest to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain alert for two cities and one county in northeast Taiwan as Typhoon Surigae comes closest to the country today (Apr...

France to impose entry restrictions on travelers from India

PARIS (AP) — France will impose new entry restrictions on travelers from India to fight a contagious coronavirus variant spreading in that country, an official said Wednesday. The re...

The Latest: India reports new record number of cases, deaths

NEW DELHI — India has reported a new record 295,041 coronavirus cases, as the death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time. Even with hospitals struggling, Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

United Airlines stock plunges after another big loss

Shares of United Airlines tumbled by 8.5% Tuesday after the airline reported a larger first-quarter loss than expected and suggested that key business and international travel won't recover significan...

Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to the U.S., in some places taking a shuttle directly from the airport to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Their ranks includ...

Astronauts flying reused SpaceX rocket, capsule for 1st time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew. Astronaut Megan McArthur takes special pleasure in the ...

Germany, France set deadline to seal deal on new combat jet

The defense ministers of France and Germany on Tuesday set a deadline for the end of April to reach a deal on the future of a next-generation stealth fighter. During a visit to Paris, German Defense ...

Russia rejects criticism of navigation limits off Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia insisted Tuesday that it has the right to restrict foreign naval ships' movement off Crimea, rejecting Ukrainian complaints and Western criticism. Ukraine last w...

Albania signs 104 million-euro deal to build new airport

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Tuesday signed a contract with a Swiss-based consortium to build a 104 million-euro ($125 million) new international airport. Lugano-based Mabco Con...

Queen enters 'twilight' of reign after farewell to Philip

LONDON (AP) — Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on Wednesday and, in coming months, the celebrations marking her 7...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 20, the 110th day of 2021. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April...