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Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests

Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists sayJust 3% of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests.These fragments of wilderness undamaged by human activities are mainly in parts of the Amazon and Congo tropical forests, east Siberian and northern Canadian forests and tundra, and the Sahara. Invasive alien species including cats, foxes, rabbits, goats and camels have had a major impact on native species in Australia, with the study finding no intact...

3/15: Kasich takes home state of Ohio, his first primary win; China residents give their take on Donald Trump

On "Mega Tuesday," John Kasich finally won a primary in Ohio, where he is the sitting governor; Donald Trump sure likes to talk about China, but the Chinese don't seem to care much for what he's saying.

U.S.'s John Kerry in China for talks ahead of climate summit

More details on American ISIS defector captured in Iraq

An American who left the Washington D.C. area in mid-December to fight for ISIS has defected from the terrorist group and surrendered to Kurdish forces. Elizabeth Palmer explains what we know about him.

China residents give their take on Donald Trump

Donald Trump sure likes to talk about China, but the Chinese don't seem to care much for what he's saying. China's "Global Times" called the businessman a "racist" and joined the list of people who have compared him to Hitler. Seth Doane took to the streets of Beijing to get the local opinion on the Republican presidential front-runner.

Australia to withdraw last 80 troops from Afghanistan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia will complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in September in line with the United States and other allies

Analysis: Biden takes a risk pulling troops from Afghanistan

At its start, America’s war in Afghanistan was about retribution for 9/11

France cuts two nuclear-powered submarines in half to make one new one

A French nuclear-powered submarine severely damaged by fire last year has been saved from the scrapyard -- by cutting it in two and welding the salvageable half to part of another decommissioned sub.

U.S.'s John Kerry in China for talks ahead of climate summit

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is in talks in China ahead of President Joe Biden’s climate summit of world leaders

Report: Biden set to sanction Russian officials over election meddling, hacks

Medics’ anger as Delhi orders private hospitals be reserved for Covid cases

Doctors say ‘absurd’ rule, made as second wave surges, is unfair on non-Covid patients Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors have expressed fears for patients after the government ordered that 14 of Delhi’s biggest private hospitals be reserved exclusively for Covid patients for the first time, as the Indian capital’s healthcare system struggles to cope with a virulent second wave.The announcement by the government came as the situation in Delhi grew increasingly dire, with 13,468 new cases reported on Wednesday, breaking all records since the pandemic began. The...

Advances mean all new US vehicles can be electric by 2035, study finds

Cost of batteries to fall and recharge points to increaseRapid electrification could save drivers $2.7tn by 2050Rapid advances in the technology and cost of batteries should allow all new cars and trucks sold in the US to be powered by electricity by 2035, saving drivers trillions of dollars and delivering a major boost to the effort to slow the climate crisis, new research has found.Electric vehicles currently make up only about 2% of all cars sold in the US, with many American drivers put off until now by models that were often significantly more expensive than gasoline or diesel cars, as we...

U.S. could have 300 million extra vaccine doses by end of July, raising concerns over hoarding

The Biden administration is facing renewed pressure to facilitate equitable vaccine distribution around the world.

A retiring Castro to bring younger face to Cuba's communists

This week’s Communist Party congress in Cuba could be the last with a Castro at the helm of the island's all-powerful political institution

Australia to withdraw last 80 troops from Afghanistan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia will complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in September in line with the United States and other allies

All Out Politics! Canadian MP completely naked in parliamentary Zoom call
All Out Politics! Canadian MP completely naked in parliamentary Zoom call

A Canadian MP has apologised to colleagues after appearing completely starkers during a virtual meeting of the House of Commons.

China turns to bike share to help decrease pollution

The government of China’s capital, Beijing, is moving aggressively to reduce its infamous smog. Dangerous pollution has plagued the city of almost $22 million for years. Beijing officials recently announced a series of measures, including new subway lines, dedicated roads for buses and more bike lanes. Seth Doane reports on how new bike share programs are being used to help improve the environment, health and congestion.

US vice president to visit Mexico, Guatemala for migration talks

Guatemalan leader says his government expects to reach agreements over migration with Vice President Kamala Harris.

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St retreats from record

Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street retreated from a record high as major banks announced strong profits

Liz Cheney says she won't support Trump if he runs in 2024

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said Wednesday she would not support Donald Trump if he decided to launch another White House bid in 2024.

Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng Motors is looking into making its own autonomous driving chips

Xinzhou Wu, vice president in charge of autonomous driving at Xpeng, is looking at all options to stay ahead of rivals including its own semiconductors.

New details about ISIS fighter claiming to be from Virginia

United States investigators are trying to confirm the identity of an apparent American citizen who defected from ISIS in Iraq. The man is being held by Kurdish forces. He was carrying a Virginia driver's license when he was taken into custody. He surrendered Monday at a checkpoint near the Iraqi town of Sinjar. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Erbil, Iraq.

Russian forces begin to withdraw from Syria

Russian forces have started to withdraw from Syria. Military jets took off from their base in Syria Tuesday to return to Russia. President Vladimir Putin says Moscow has accomplished nearly all of its goals in the conflict. Holly Williams, who has reported extensively from inside Syria, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the latest developments and its impact on the U.S. fight against ISIS.

Myanmar’s lost generation: young people sacrifice futures for freedom

Dreams of careers and family life have been replaced with death and injury in the wake of the 1 February coupFor Myanmar’s young people, 2021 was supposed to be a year for optimism. After seeing through the Covid-19 pandemic, the rollout of the vaccine had begun and general elections in November had marked a step towards the country realising its potential.But in the wake of the 1 February coup, their dreams have turned into nightmares, as many of Myanmar’s young people have found themselves forced to sacrifice their futures to take a stand against the military.

Seeing the Syria crisis through art

"What art can do ... is to bring some beauty to an incredibly tragic situation.” Syrian artists show the crisis like you’ve never seen it before. "@HebaKanso" reports.

Alleged American ISIS defector caught in Iraq

Kurdish Pershmerga believe they have captured an American ISIS fighter in Iraq. The Virginia native is seen surrendering in a video to Kurdish forces. With details on the capture, CBS News' Charlie D'Agata joins CBSN from London.

Portland-bound combat missiles found on plane in Serbia

Authorities in Serbia uncovered two missiles in a shipping container that was bound for Portland. The missiles came from Lebanon, whose government claimed they were used for military training and did not contain explosives. Jennifer Dowling of CBS Portland affiliate KOIN reports.

American ISIS defector reportedly captured in Iraq

Reports say an ISIS fighter from Virginia has been captured. Kurdish TV show documents that identify him as Muhammad Jamal Amin. He reportedly surrendered near the city of Sinjar in northern Iraq. Charlie D’Agata reports with the video that shows the fighter giving up.

Maldives to offer holidaymakers vaccines on arrival in a push to revive tourism

Maldives is set to offer visitors vaccinations on arrival as part of its three-pronged initiative aimed at reviving the country's hard hit tourism sector.

U.S. to sanction Russia over alleged election meddling, SolarWinds hack: sources
U.S. to sanction Russia over alleged election meddling, SolarWinds hack: sources

The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the United States, one of the people said.

California mom suspected in children's deaths pleads in carjacking case

A California woman suspected of killing her three children pleaded not guilty Wednesday to carjacking during an alleged escape.

New Zealand mosque shooter's court hearing postponed due to no-show

The mass shooter who killed 51 people in New Zealand in 2019 did not appear in court on Thursday after seeking a judicial review of his prison conditions and his status as a "terrorist entity."

U.S. set to slap new sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday: Reuters sources

The United States will announce sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activity, targeting several individuals and entities, people familiar the matter said.

12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued after boat capsizes off Louisiana coast
12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued after boat capsizes off Louisiana coast

The Coast Guard said the lift boat capsized during a microburst but a National Weather Service expert said the system was more like an offshore derecho — or straight winds storm.

Bomb kills 34, injures dozens in Turkey

A car bomb killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more in Turkey's capital. It's the second such attack to hit Ankara in the last three weeks. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.

Apparent terrorist assault on beach resort kills 16 in Ivory Coast

The West African nation of Ivory Coast was hit by a terror attack in Grand-Bassam, a popular resort town. At least 16 people died in the mass shooting. Debora Patta reports. Warning: graphic footage.

China genetically modifying beagles

Scientists in China are genetically modifying beagles to be more muscular. They say it's essential medical research, but others say it's animal cruelty. Seth Doane has more.

Biden set to sanction Russian officials over massive SolarWinds hack

Package of sanctions could see 10 officials expelled and comes in response to cybersecurity breach of US governmentThe Biden administration is planning to announce sanctions on Russian officials as soon as Thursday, in a move that will target several individuals and entities, according to several people familiar on the matter.A package of sanctions targeting several Russian officials will be coupled with orders also expelling some of them from the United States, said one informant.

Under Trump border rule that Biden has kept, few can seek asylum

Just 0.3% of more than 600,000 migrants expelled by U.S. border officials under a pandemic-era policy have been allowed to pursue U.S. refuge.

Businessmen in Honduras say they'll buy coronavirus vaccines

The leader of Honduras' Private Business Council said Wednesday that businessmen will try to buy as many as 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to assist in government vaccination efforts.

South Korean prosecutors seek DEATH for mother accused of murdering adopted toddler, as public fury fuels moratorium debate
South Korean prosecutors seek DEATH for mother accused of murdering adopted toddler, as public fury fuels moratorium debate

Public outrage over the grisly murder of a 16-month-old South Korean girl, allegedly by her adoptive mother, has already led to tougher child-abuse laws. Next, it may prompt the country to end its mor...

‘In good shape but inappropriate’: Canadian MP scolded for walking around NAKED during official session
‘In good shape but inappropriate’: Canadian MP scolded for walking around NAKED during official session

A female Canadian MP raised a point of order about appropriate attire for official Parliament business, after her male colleague was caught inside his office wearing not a stitch during a Question Per...

Intel officials call China "unparalleled priority" among world threats

Top U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials testified before the Senate about worldwide threats facing the nation.

Checking gun violence in Australia

In 1996, following a mass shooting in which 35 people were killed, the Australian government issued an unprecedented ban on certain guns, and confiscated nearly 700,000 weapons. Has this ban made a difference? Seth Doane reports.

Maria Sharapova not alone in using banned substance

Tennis star Maria Sharapova has started her suspension for using a banned substance, but she's not the only Russian athlete who's used it. Jonathan Vigliotti has more.

Disposable wipes clogging city pipes

Cities around the world are trying to spread a not-so-well-known message: Stop flushing disposable wipes. Contessa Brewer has more on the dirty problem.

Nobel doctor calls sexual violence in conflict a `pandemic'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege warned Wednesday that the scourge of sexual violence and rape in all conflicts is now “a real pandemic” and without sanctions and justice for the victims these horrific acts won’t stop. The Congolese doctor told the U.N. Security Council ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 14 The Chicago Tribune on the federal pause of administering the Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine: Blood clots in veins that drain blood from the brain can lead to alarming strokelike results. The symptoms can be severe headaches, ...

Myth or reality? Health experts weigh in on whether 'herd immunity' is possible

Some experts say it is achievable, though difficult — but others are warning that herd immunity may not be possible when it comes to Covid-19.

Richard Branson sells over $150 million in Virgin Galactic stock

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic who helped take the company public, sold more than $150 million worth of the company's stock.