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Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes during pandemic

With a majority of the world staying inside their houses due to lockdowns across the globe, people’s vehicles have been lying unused for months and months, creating a whole new set of problems.

WHO warns of "second peak" in areas where COVID-19 declining

The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan told an online briefing, noting that while cases are declining in many countries they are still increasing in Central and South America, South Asia and Africa.

New York's 'especially poignant' Memorial Day amid coronavirus

The Americans marked the Memorial Day on Monday under the shadow of Covid-19 even as relaxations were allowed for small gatherings to pay tributes to veterans.

China's virus diplomacy: global saviour or 'Wolf Warrior'?

Attitudes have changed under President Xi Jinping, who has pushed an increasingly confident policy abroad since taking office in 2012. The country has become even more assertive this year in the face of attacks over its handling of the pandemic, which started on its shores in December.

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX's first astronaut launch.A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. It will be the first time astronauts launch from Florida in nine years and a first for a private company.

Prototype vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus

The team infected nine unvaccinated rhesus macaques with the new coronavirus. The monkeys developed symptoms that resembled a moderate case of COVID-19, including inflammation in their lungs that led to pneumonia. The monkeys recovered after a few days, and Barouch and his colleagues found that the animals had begun making antibodies to the coronavirus.

US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the safety of the vaccine and looking for signs of its effectiveness, the company's research chief Dr. Gregory Glenn said.

Venezuela celebrates docking of tanker with Iran gasoline

Venezuelan authorities celebrated Monday as the first of five Iranian tankers loaded with gasoline docked in the South American country, delivering badly needed fuel to the crisis-stricken nation that sits atop the world's largest oil reserves.The gasoline shipments are arriving in defiance of stiff sanctions by the Trump administration against both nations, and they mark a new era in the burgeoning relationship between Venezuela and Iran, which is expanding its footprint in the Western Hemisphere.

US Congress weighs choice: 'Go big' on virus aid or hit 'pause'

It's a defining moment for the political parties heading toward the election and one that will affect the livelihoods of countless Americans suddenly dependent on the federal government. Billions in state aid, jobless benefits and health resources are at stake.

Masks too dangerous for children under 2, Japan medical group says

Children under the age of two shouldn't wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group said, launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis.

Beijing plans to fly back citizens amid Covid, tensions

Beijing plans to fly back citizens amid Covid, tensions

China is planning to evacuate its citizens from India amid the spreading Covid-19 pandemic in the country, said a notice issued by the Chinese embassy in Delhi on Monday.

Watch: New Zealand Prime Minister on TV during earthquake

Watch: New Zealand Prime Minister on TV during earthquake

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern felt an earthquake during a live TV interview Monday morning. The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.6 quake struck in the ocean about 62 miles northeast of Wellington. (AP)

Watch: Baby beluga whale born at Georgia Aquarium

Watch: Baby beluga whale born at Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium has announced the birth of its newest beluga whale. The calf was born on Sunday, May 17, 2020 to its mother, 20-year-old Whisper. (May 25)

Parks packed, terraces open as Madrid and Barcelona ease curbs

Parks packed, terraces open as Madrid and Barcelona ease curbs

The easing measures come as the Madrid region, the city of Barcelona and large parts of Castile-Leon in the northwest, formally enter the first phase of rolling back one of the strictest lockdowns in the world.

US limits travel from Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreak

US limits travel from Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreak

Brazil has the second-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world — trailing only the United States — with more than 350,000 cases and 22,700 deaths.

Watch: Japanese cargo ship HTV-9 arrives at International Space Station

Watch: Japanese cargo ship HTV-9 arrives at International Space Station

An unpiloted Japanese cargo ship, HTV-9, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to make one final delivery before its fleet is retired. (May 25)

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