Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia: study

Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday.Most Ethiopians live in the country’s highlands, and have long enjoyed natu…

June 14, 2017

Polish PM under fire for remarks at Auschwitz

Poland’s prime minister came under heavy fire Wednesday for appearing to defend her rightwing government’s anti-migrant policy during a memorial service at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp.Beata Szydlo said that “in our troubled tim…

June 14, 2017

Special counsel probing Trump for possible obstruction: report

The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election is now looking at whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.In a pivotal shi…

June 14, 2017

New father Johnson ready for Open double

World number one Dustin Johnson says fatherhood has made him a better player as he prepares to defend his US Open title just days after the birth of his second son.The 32-year-old arrived at Erin Hills on Tuesday after a hectic 24 hours that saw him an…

June 14, 2017

Mayweather, McGregor agree to August boxing super fight

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in a 154-pound fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, both men announced Wednesday.Mayweather announced the fight on his Instagram account with graphic saying “IT’S OFFICIAL!!!”…

June 14, 2017

Pakistani-American makes Hollywood rom-com debut

Growing up in Pakistan’s chaotic megacity of Karachi, Kumail Nanjiani never imagined he would one day star in a Hollywood rom-com, let alone be a leading man in Donald Trump’s America.”The Big Sick,” opening in selected cinemas on June 23, brings to th…

June 14, 2017

UN seeks funds urgently for Haiti’s cholera

The United Nations on Wednesday launched another urgent appeal to member countries to finance its nearly empty relief fund for battling cholera in Haiti.It was expected to raise $400 million over two years but only about 2.7 million have been raised so…

June 14, 2017

Anita Pallenberg, actress and Stones muse, dead at 73

Anita Pallenberg, the globe-trotting actress and model who was best known as part of a love triangle within The Rolling Stones, has died, friends said Wednesday. She was 73.Pallenberg, who long struggled with drugs and alcohol, died Wednesday of unspec…

June 14, 2017

Brazil vows good use of abandoned Olympic venues

Brazilian authorities launched a plan Wednesday to make sure expensive venues used last year in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Games do not fall into disuse.Paulo Marcio Dias Mello, head of the Olympic Heritage Governance Authority (AGLO), said all the venue…

June 14, 2017

Italy pressed to do more for child migrants

More than 70,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived in Italy since 2011, and they are increasingly young and vulnerable, Save the Children said Wednesday, calling on authorities to do more.The de facto closure of Italy’s northern borders in 2016 serious…

June 14, 2017

Father and son Love story at US Open

There aren’t many golfers who can call upon the services of a major winner and Ryder Cup captain to work as their caddie.So when Dru Love battled his way through sectional qualifying before being awarded a slot at this week’s US Open, he knew exactly w…

June 14, 2017

Two Turkish Americans arrested over embassy brawl

Two Turkish-American men were arrested Wednesday for their role in a Washington brawl with protestors on May 16 following the White House visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Washington police said.New Jersey contractor Eyup Yildirim — seen in vid…

June 14, 2017

Anti-Trump gunman attacks US lawmakers, dies in shootout

A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and injuring four others before he was killed by police.The 66-year-old gunm…

June 14, 2017

Mexican politician’s ‘House of Cards’ spot sparks row

A small-town politician in Mexico got a stern warning from one of the most powerful men in American politics — the “House of Cards” version, anyway — after copying a speech by the series’ President Frank Underwood.Miguel Angel Covarrubias, the former…

June 14, 2017

Romania ruling left withdraws support for PM

Romania’s ruling left-wing party withdrew its support for Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Wednesday, a move likely to bring down his government, which has only been in power since January.It is the second major crisis to rock the government since it …

June 14, 2017