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4h ago

Few choices, dire consequences: Dominican Republic's total abortion ban leaves women in peril

Criminalizing abortions is “causing an increase in maternal mortality and morbidity, which places us as one of the countries with the worst health indicators," one medical professional said.
Tents of abortion rights activists are set up in front of the National Palace during a protest to pressure parliament to end the total ban on abortion in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 18, 2021.
Tents of abortion rights activists are set up in front of the National Palace during a protest to pressure parliament to end the total ban on abortion in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 18, 2021.
5h ago

Biden's climate envoy John Kerry to hold talks with China

Kerry's trip comes after an earlier summit in Alaska between U.S. and Chinese officials led to fiery interactions.
Image: U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a news conference in Paris, France
Image: U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a news conference in Paris, France

What to do if you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Recently received the J&J vaccine and worried? Here’s what to look out for.
Marcos Bostho receives a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination on April 7, 2021, in Elgin, Ill.
Marcos Bostho receives a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination on April 7, 2021, in Elgin, Ill.
21h ago

Iran says it will enrich uranium to highest level ever after Natanz attack

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said Iran has informed the United Nations' atomic watchdog of its intentions.
Image: FILE PHOTO: A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran
Image: FILE PHOTO: A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran

Federal health agencies recommend pause of J&J vaccine after 'extremely rare' blood clots

Six out of more than 6.8 million who received the vaccine in the U.S. developed clots. One person died, and another is in critical condition..
Image: Kent State University student Marz Anderson gets his Johnson & Johnson Covid19 vaccination from Kent State nurse Beth Krul in Kent
Image: Kent State University student Marz Anderson gets his Johnson & Johnson Covid19 vaccination from Kent State nurse Beth Krul in Kent

Iran blames Israel for attack on nuclear facility, vows to enrich uranium to highest level

Iran has blamed Israel for an attack that damaged its Natanz nuclear facility ahead of talks to restart the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna. NBC Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi breaks down Iran's hopes to have sanctions lifted and how diplomatic talks are expected to play out. 
Iran blames Israel for attack on nuclear facility, vows to enrich uranium to highest level
Iran blames Israel for attack on nuclear facility, vows to enrich uranium to highest level
1d ago

Ecuador's Lasso pledges deficit cuts, new oil deals after election win

“We must be ambitious and achieve a zero deficit in four years of government. We will not depend on debt," Guillermo Lasso told reporters.
Ecuador's President-elect Guillermo Lasso speaks during a press conference with the foreign presss at a hotel in Quito on April 12, 2021, a day after the run-off election.
Ecuador's President-elect Guillermo Lasso speaks during a press conference with the foreign presss at a hotel in Quito on April 12, 2021, a day after the run-off election.
1d ago

Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's air defense zone in challenge to U.S.

The flights came a day after Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a stern warning to Beijing.
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1d ago

Police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet goes missing

2010 Guinness world record holder Darius was taken from a garden enclosure in central England, police say.
Image: Breeder Annette Edwards from Stoulton in Worcestershire holds Darius, a giant rabbit
Image: Breeder Annette Edwards from Stoulton in Worcestershire holds Darius, a giant rabbit
1d ago

Japan decides to release Fukushima water into sea, angering fishermen and residents

Japan Fisheries Cooperatives chairman said the decision was “absolutely unacceptable," and protesters demanded the plan be retracted.
Image: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
Image: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
2d ago

'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

Government officials were scrambling to respond to the latest eruption on Monday, which was even bigger than the first eruption that occurred Friday.
Image: Belmont Observatory
Image: Belmont Observatory