WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they’ve found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.
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MOSCOW — Russian scientists are raising the alarm about new Soviet-style restrictions on interactions with foreign colleagues.
LUCKNOW, India — More than a million Indians planted 220 million trees on Friday in a government campaign to tackle climate change and improve the environment in the country’s most populous state.
CAPITAN, N.M. — Smokey Bear, the icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., is set to turn 75 years old.
Birthday parties are scheduled to take place this week in honour of the bear used to promote forest fire prevention.
KHAN YUNIS, Palestinian Territory — Walid al-Aqqad’s Gaza home would be the envy of many an antiquities collector.
Pieces of Corinthian columns greet visitors in the backyard. Inside, hundreds of ancient pots and other artifacts hang on the walls or are arranged helter-skelter on shelves.
CHENNAI, India — Dozens of billion-dollar companies. Thousands of high-paying IT and manufacturing jobs. Luxury apartments towering over the Bay of Bengal. The southern Indian city of Chennai has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but it’s out of water, threatening to put a brake on all that growth.
America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened.
LONDON — Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he’s a British Donald Trump.
Johnson won the contest to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and is set to become Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday.
KLADRUBY NAD LABEM, Czech Republic — A Czech stud farm founded 440 years ago to breed and train ceremonial horses to serve at the Habsburg emperor’s court has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, acknowledging the significance of a tradition that has survived for centuries.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A former astronaut landed back at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Thursday after helping to shatter a pair of records for a round-the-world airplane flight over the North and South poles.