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Next pandemic could be 'more contagious, or more lethal, or both,' vaccine co-creator warns

“The truth is, the next one could be worse. It could be more contagious, or more lethal, or both,” Professor Sarah Gilbert said.
Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021
Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021
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A huge lot used to smoke crack is now Latin America's largest urban garden

The urban garden in Rio de Janeiro covers the area of four soccer fields, according to Rio de Janeiro’s “Hortas Cariocas” program coordinators.
Urban farmer Ezequiel Dias works in the Horta de Manguinhos, the biggest urban garden in Latin America, in the Manguinhos favela in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 3, 2021.
Urban farmer Ezequiel Dias works in the Horta de Manguinhos, the biggest urban garden in Latin America, in the Manguinhos favela in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 3, 2021.
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3 more missionaries kidnapped in Haiti have been released, U.S. religious group says

Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits.”
Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, Haiti, on Oct. 22, 2021.
Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, Haiti, on Oct. 22, 2021.
41m ago

Major Venezuela opposition leader quits interim government

The interim government is not serving its purpose, said Julio Borges, foreign minister for the U.S.-backed interim government, saying it's been "damaged."
Ministers Attend The Lima Group Meeting
Ministers Attend The Lima Group Meeting
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year shortlist captures tender moments amid nature's brutality

For the first time, entry fees are waived for photographers from 50 countries to encourage more participants from under-represented parts of the world.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Argentina detects first Omicron case, health ministry says

Argentina joined Brazil, Mexico and Chile on the list of Latin American countries where cases of the new variant have been detected.
Travelers wait in line to show Covid-19 information after arriving at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 1, 2021.
Travelers wait in line to show Covid-19 information after arriving at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 1, 2021.
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Violence flares at French far-right TV pundit's first campaign rally

Reporters saw anti-Éric Zemmour activists being beaten up by people in the crowd and brutally taken out of the room.
Image: French far-right presidential candidate Zemmour attends a campaign rally in Villepinte
Image: French far-right presidential candidate Zemmour attends a campaign rally in Villepinte
4h ago

France's Donald Trump? He’s been called racist and dangerous — and now he’s running for president

“People are not enough afraid of him,” said a former adviser to the last Socialist president, François Hollande. “Nobody thought that Trump could win.”
FRANCE-POLITICS-MEDIA
FRANCE-POLITICS-MEDIA
6h ago

World tennis body won't suspend events in China over Peng Shuai

“We don’t want to punish a billion people,” President David Haggerty told the BBC.
Image: Peng Shuai
Image: Peng Shuai
14h ago

Indonesia volcano death toll rises as search for missing continues

“Thick columns of ash have turned several villages to darkness,” said Lumajang district head Thoriqul Haq.
Image: INDONESIA-VOLCANO
Image: INDONESIA-VOLCANO
15h ago

3 dead, 2 injured in avalanche in Austria

Two Austrian men, ages 19 and 24, were among the victims.
Rescuers look for survivors after a deadly avalanche in the Tweng area of Salzburg province, Austria on Saturday.
Rescuers look for survivors after a deadly avalanche in the Tweng area of Salzburg province, Austria on Saturday.