BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, but officials say the court’s prosecutor will move ahead with an examination of the East African nation’s deadly political turmoil.
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NEW YORK—Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues.
They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday.
Bees are drawn to the colour blue but it's hard for flowers to make that colour in their petals.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s High Court will rule Friday on whether seven lawmakers including the deputy prime minister and two senior ministers are eligible to sit in Parliament in a case that threatens the conservative government’s slender majority.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.—A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts.
“This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach,” creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County Register.
“And no one thinks twice that you can do anything with it.”
PROVO, Utah—A Utah mom in her final days of pregnancy gave her baby an eviction notice and made it official with a judge's signature.
Incredibly, the baby obeyed.
Kaylee Bays was pregnant with her third child, a girl, and thought she was going into labour last week but it stopped.
ROME — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni says the government is willing to open talks with representatives of two wealthy regions after voters there overwhelmingly passed referendums seeking greater autonomy from Rome.
New Yorkers with a taste for an expensive city staple will have an opportunity to try the $1,000 bagel when it returns there next month.
The Westin New York hotel in Times Square says it's bringing back the extravagant bagel for a limited time after it first appeared in 2007.
NEW YORK—Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered.
Greeted by an array of “All Rise” signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the N.Y. Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 last night.
The win cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.
WASHINGTON—It was a faint signal but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe.
And it soon would reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.
Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent—and even in orbit—to a distant spot in the sky.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.