GENEVA — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world’s 20th most populous country.
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MOSCOW — An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds.
Emergency officials in the city of Norilsk in a statement on Tuesday warned local residents about a bear that has been spotted in one city district.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn.—A small weekly newspaper in western Minnesota is receiving praise for a column that took a tongue-in-cheek approach to stand up for diversity.
WALHALLA, S.C.—A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.
News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication.
MOSCOW—Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.
The head of a wolf, which died 40,000 years ago, was discovered in the Russian Arctic region of Yakutia.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.—Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka's bold bid at history and made U.S. Open memories of his own yesterday with two clutch shots, a birdie putt on the final hole and that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach.
Yeah, he's got this.
Koepka, trying to match a 114-year-old record with his third straight U.S. Open, kept the pressure on until the very end.
MOORINGSPORT, La.—Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.
WBRZ-TV reports deputies were called Monday to Louisiana Highway 1 in Caddo Parish after someone spotted the gator in the middle of the road.
WESTFIELD, Wis.—Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Friends and family of former President George H.W. Bush recalled his prolific letter writing Wednesday as they gathered to mark the first day of issue for the U.S. Postal Service stamp honouring him.
SINGAPORE — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times.
Morrison said many leaders attending the Group of 20 summit in Osaka later this month share the view.
“There is a strong consensus about the need to modernize the WTO and its rules,” he said.