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Rio postpones world-famous carnival over Covid-19

Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous carnival parades became the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday as officials announced they were indefinitely postponing the February 2021 edition, with Brazil still reeling from Covid-19. “We came to the conclusion that the event had to be postponed,” said…

Cuban Doctors: Communists Made Us Destroy Medicine on Foreign Missions

Over 600 Cuban doctors, escaped from the communist nation’s medical slavery system, joined a global complaint before the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week against Havana, detailing the human rights abuses they endured and the damage the program forced them to inflict on their host…

Animals in the News

Time again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a donkey-therapy program in Spain, animals affected by wildfires in the U.S., a rescued anteater in Brazil, COVID-sniffing dog training in Germany,…

Photos of the Week: Tinside Lido, Log Climber, Dragon Temple

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a hammock on Australian ski slopes, wildfire damage in Oregon, scorched wetlands in Brazil, flooding in Florida from Hurricane Sally, continued protests in Belarus, smoky skies over Seattle, scenes from the Crimean Fashion Week, and much more. 0…

When Women Lead Protest Movements

One of the most striking things about the prodemocracy protests in Belarus has been the outsize role of women. A woman, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, has emerged as the unlikely political challenger to longtime Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Two of the country’s highest-profile opposition figures, who have…

Brazil tops 4 million cases as pandemic slows

Brazil topped four million Covid-19 cases on Thursday as health ministry officials said infections were beginning to slow in the world’s second worst-hit country. Since the first case came to light on February 26, the South American colossus has registered more than 4.04 million infections…

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Governor Removed over Healthcare Corruption Probe

Brazil’s top federal court, the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), removed Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel from his office on Friday citing extensive evidence that he and wife Helena Witzel were involved in a kickback scheme with healthcare companies. 0…

Photos of the Week: Flooded Buddha, Tokyo Skytree, Damp Moose

Retired police dog adoptions in Ecuador, ballet in Brazil, an open-air brass band rehearsal in Wales, the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race in France, record heat in Death Valley and wildfires across California, a cool bear in Kosovo, scenes from the the Democratic National Convention,…

Brazil approves final tests of J&J virus vaccine

Brazilian health regulators said Tuesday they had approved Johnson & Johnson’s experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus for the final stage of clinical trials, the fourth vaccine to receive widespread testing in the hard-hit country. The US pharmaceutical company’s subsidiary Janssen will test the vaccine…

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