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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.

Sarah Marquis details hike from Siberia to Australia in new book

Growing up in Switzerland, Sarah Marquis had never heard of solo extreme walking, but by age 17, she was walking across continents by herself. Now 42, she’s an explorer for National Geographic. Her new book, "Wild by Nature" is about one of her most extreme journeys from Siberia, all the way to Australia. Vinita Nair spoke to Marquis about her journeys at the New York's famed Explorers Club.

‘Cancel the Olympics’: fashion outcry as Canada brings back jean jackets for Tokyo

Denim outfits welcomed with mix of outrage and delightDesigners say uniforms reflect Tokyo’s street art and fashionFor sports fans, there are many reasons to be thankful that the Tokyo Olympics look like they will take place – a year late – despite concerns about coronavirus: the chance to see supreme athletes compete at the highest level, an opportunity to deliver your definitive opinion on the Montenegro water polo team and marvel at the proxy superpower struggle at the top of the medal table. But the biggest treat of all could happen on the final night of the Games when the Canadian team wa...

Businessmen in Honduras say they’ll buy coronavirus vaccines

The leader of Honduras’ Private Business Council says businessmen will try to buy coronavirus vaccines to assist in government vaccination efforts

Russia wants more info on mysterious death of ex-Putin aide

When Mikhail Lesin's body was found inside a Washington, D.C., hotel back in November, Russian media reported within hours that the former aide of President Vladimir Putin had died of a heart attack. But now the D.C. medical examiner has concluded otherwise, fueling speculation that he may have been murdered. Jeff Pegues reports.

Businessmen in Honduras say they'll buy coronavirus vaccines

The leader of Honduras’ Private Business Council says businessmen will try to buy coronavirus vaccines to assist in government vaccination efforts

The town where everything is controlled by the Taliban

‘Can babies see ghosts?’ The best of Yahoo Answers

After 16 years, one of the internet’s first – and most surreal – Q&A platforms is to be shut downBefore Reddit’s Am I the Asshole? forum for the “frustrated moral philosopher”, or days-long Twitter debates about whether you wash your legs in the shower, there was Yahoo Answers: one of the first online crowdsourcing resources, now a repository of infamously idiosyncratic wisdom.Established in 2005, the “knowledge-sharing” platform was where you might turn for help with a head-scratcher such as “How do I get black ink from a Biro out of coloured clothes?”, “What documents do you need to ente...

Nobel doctor calls sexual violence in conflict a `pandemic'

George Floyd died of heart disease, auto exhaust fumes: defense expert
George Floyd died of heart disease, auto exhaust fumes: defense expert

The expert testified that he would classify the manner of death “undetermined,” rather than homicide, as the county’s chief medical examiner ruled.

Nobel doctor calls sexual violence in conflict a `pandemic’

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr— Denis Mukwege is warning that the scourge of sexual violence and rape in all conflicts is now “a real pandemic.”

Polish leader urges U.S. to show democracy’s resilience in wake of Jan. 6

Is China really about to invade Taiwan?

Analysts say US military's warnings of rising threat reflect deterioration in US-China ties rather than any real change.

St Vincent volcano: UN warns humanitarian crisis will last months

Thousands have fled their homes on the Caribbean island of St Vincent as a volcano continues to erupt.

‘Prolonged’ nuclear talks with US would be ‘harmful’, Khamenei warns as Iran reportedly close to starting 60% uranium enrichment
‘Prolonged’ nuclear talks with US would be ‘harmful’, Khamenei warns as Iran reportedly close to starting 60% uranium enrichment

Iranian-US talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal should not “drag on,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said, warning Washington against demanding Tehran return to its commitments before sanctio...

Brazil's top court confirms probe into Bolsonaro's Covid-19 response as richest state warns of ‘imminent’ healthcare collapse
Brazil's top court confirms probe into Bolsonaro's Covid-19 response as richest state warns of ‘imminent’ healthcare collapse

Brazil's Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision by one of its judges that its Senate should investigate the handling of Covid-19 pandemic by the federal government of Jair Bolsonaro amid a surge in...

British court halts enforcement of Yukos legal settlement, saying Moscow has 'high chance' of successful appeal in $60bn battle
British court halts enforcement of Yukos legal settlement, saying Moscow has 'high chance' of successful appeal in $60bn battle

The High Court in London has rejected a motion from former shareholders in the collapsed oil and gas giant Yukos, siding with Moscow's lawyers and refusing to enforce the terms of a 2014 verdict again...

US Senator congratulates Air Force Reserve… with a picture of RUSSIAN planes
US Senator congratulates Air Force Reserve… with a picture of RUSSIAN planes

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) deleted an embarrassing mistake after Twitter users pointed out her birthday card intended for the US Air Force Reserve Command featured Russian Su-34 jets, no...

Serbia becomes first European country to start production of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine
Serbia becomes first European country to start production of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

Production of Sputnik V, the world’s first registered vaccine against Covid-19, has started in Serbia, the Russian developers of the jab have announced. Italy, India and Iran are expected to follow su...

John Williamson, economist who devised ‘Washington Consensus’ model of reform, dies at 83

He was a leading economist who outlined ideas for international development and exchange rates.

Christchurch terrorist chooses not to attend court to launch his own legal challenge

Australian gunman earlier said he wanted to start legal action over his designation as a terrorist and lack of access to news and letters The Christchurch terrorist who said he wanted to take the government to court over a lack of access to news and letters in jail and his designation as a terrorist entity has failed to attend the first court hearing on the matter.The hearing in Auckland, New Zealand, was indefinitely postponed and the terrorist must ask to have it rescheduled after his no show on Thursday.

On this day: Paul McCartney gets knighted

Paul McCartney became Sir Paul on March 11, 1997 when he was knighted at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II. Watch "CBS Evening News" footage from that day.

Canada's prime minister gets star treatment at state dinner

President Obama and the first lady hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife at the White House Thursday night, marking the first official state dinner for a Canadian leader in nearly 20 years. Michael J. Fox, Mike Myers and Ryan Reynolds were among the star guests. It was also the first state dinner for first daughters, Malia and Sasha. Margaret Brennan reports.

Pause on J&J Vaccination in U.S. Continues as CDC Committee Asks for More Data

The independent group of experts declined to vote or make any recommendations about the blood clot side effects linked to vaccine, and asked for more data

Coinbase’s first employee in 2013 cold-emailed the founders for a job — and was paid in bitcoin for 3 years

Olaf Carlson-Wee wrote his college thesis on bitcoin and emailed it to Coinbase in order to land a job with the start-up, which is going public via a direct listing on Wednesday.

Britain watches, wonders: Will brother princes make peace while grieving grandfather's death?

In latest chapter of British royal rift, estranged princes William and Harry to cross paths at family funeral

ISIS defector releases valuable information about terrorist group

An ISIS defector has unloaded the equivalent of job applications for members of the terrorist organization to Britain's Sky News. Intelligence agencies are now going through the documents and are calling this a major intelligence coup. David Martin has more.

Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons

Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons

Former world leaders urge Biden to waive COVID vaccine patents

More than 170 former world leaders and Nobel laureates say waiver key to ramp up global vaccine production.

India coronavirus second wave: ‘A Covid tsunami we had never seen before’

India's cases plummeted earlier this year, but are now on the rise again. What happened?

Giant armed robots loom over streets of rebel-controlled Donetsk as tensions rise in Ukraine

GIANT armed robots appear to loom over the streets of rebel-controlled Donetsk — as tensions continue to rise in Ukraine. They are among several sculptures of Transformers and other machines dotted around the city. But they will do little to quell the unrest developing as Russian military forces continue to build up close to the

Asia-Pacific stocks set for mixed start; Australia jobs data for March ahead

Australia's jobs data for March is set to be out at around 9:30 a.m. HK/SIN on Thursday.

EXPLAINER: Chauvin defense suggests prone position not risky

Companies to use "ground drones" to deliver products

Self-driving delivery machines are traveling around the United Kingdom, and they could be tested in the U.S. next month. Created by Starship Technologies, a company launched by co-founders of Skype, the new "ground drones" are designed to deliver items on demand in less than 30 minutes from a neighborhood store or depot. Charlie D'Agata reports from London.

Chinese gov't accused of crackdown on Christians

China is facing accusations of cracking down on the religious freedom of Christians. In one province, the government has systematically removed crosses from churches. Last month, a protestant pastor was sentenced to 14 years in prison, convicted of financial crimes, but also for illegally gathering people to disturb social order. Seth Doane reports from Beijing.

Russia’s flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

The Russian flag is barred from the Olympics in a doping dispute

Is Alibaba's fate a warning to China’s tech giants?

Alibaba’s run-in with Chinese regulators has made things tense for its other technology giants.

Why Russia may not be planning invasion Ukraine fears

President Biden's proposal for a summit with Russia's leader means the risk of an escalation has faded.

Afghanistan: 'We have won the war, America has lost', say Taliban

A BBC team meets the Taliban, a group that clearly sees itself as Afghanistan's government-in-waiting.

China ‘must shut 600 coal-fired plants’ to hit climate target

Move towards renewables to hit net zero by 2060 would also pay off with saving of $1.6tn, analysis findsChina must shut down nearly 600 of its coal-fired power plants in the next 10 years, replacing them with renewable electricity generation, to meet its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, a report has said.But replacing the 364GW of coal generation with renewable power would achieve a net saving of $1.6tn (£1.2tn) over the period, since wind and solar power are now much cheaper than coal, according to the analysis company TransitionZero.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine use will remain paused in US amid evaluation

CDC advisers say they need more evidence to decide if cases of unusual blood clots were linked to the Covid vaccine Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine will remain in limbo a while longer after US health advisers told the government Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot – and if so, how big the potential risk really is.The reports are exceedingly rare – six cases out of more than 7m US inoculations with the one-dose vaccine. But the government recommended a pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations this week, not lon...

U.S. commandos capture ISIS chemical weapons expert

CBS News has learned the U.S. may have dealt ISIS' chemical weapons program a serious blow in a raid last month, capturing an Iraqi who once worked for Saddam Hussein's regime. Investigators in London are also looking into a potential trove of intelligence about ISIS. CBS News' partners at Sky News received the names, addresses and phone numbers of more than 20,000 suspected ISIS fighters from at least 51 countries, including the U.S. David Martin reports from the Pentagon.

Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.

JPMorgan Chase beats profit estimates on strong trading, $5.2 billion release of loan-loss reserves

JPMorgan posted first-quarter profit of $4.50 a share, much higher than the $3.10 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.

Goldman Sachs reports record results that top the Street amid booming investment banking

Goldman Sachs crushed forecasts with record first-quarter net profits and sales due to strong performance in trading and investment banking.

Senegal: The HIV success story that’s failing gay men

Senegal has successfully reduced HIV but infection remains high among gay men.

'My mother's fertility doctor is my father'

When a DNA test revealed a decades-old family secret, Maia’s life was turned upside down.

Torres Strait 8: Australian Islanders in landmark climate fight

The group claim Australia has breached their human rights by failing to act on climate change.

Mexico moves to require biometric data from cellphone users

Activists and opposition figure are crying foul after Mexico’s Senate passed legislation to require cellphone companies to gather customers’ biometric data, like fingerprints or eye scans