UN agency says 280 migrants stranded in unsafe port in Libya

The Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday and diverted them to the shores of the North African country, only to have them banned from disembarking, t...

French aircraft carrier ends mission amid possible outbreak

PARIS (AP) — The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle headed back to port Wednesday due to a possible virus on-board outbreak of the new coronavirus, France's Defense Ministry said. ...

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years. Bl...

Wildlife group: Gulf oil spill still affecting wildlife

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A decade after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, dolphins, turtles and other wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still seriously at risk, according to a report released...

Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus on Monday, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties. ...

The Latest: Americans take last chance to leave Nepal

The Latest on the coronavir us pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause ...

Scholars warn of more extreme weather in Taiwan

Taiwan could see more storms in summer and less rain in spring due to more frequent climate abnormalities known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), local scholars said earlier this week, urging the gove...

Trump's contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing af...

Stranded cruise ship hit by virus begs Florida to dock

MIAMI (AP) — As a cruise ship stranded at sea with dozens sick and four dead makes for Florida, passengers who have been confined to their rooms for more than a week are anxious for relief, hoping Gov...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The top infectious-disease expert in the United States is warning that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing. D...

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first case...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

President Donald Trump is bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people. Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts w...

Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of pandemic

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Of a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing. Submariners stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, purposefully shielded from worldly worries...

Shanghai attractions close again amid revived coronavirus fears in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of famous tourist attractions in Shanghai were ordered to close on Sunday (March 29) in a sign of resurgent coronavirus fears as China seeks to ease lockdown meas...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 29, the 89th day of 2020. There are 277 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 29,...