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US overdose deaths rose 15% in 2021 to more than 100,000
by Agence France-Presse - May 12, 2022 - 2:10pm
Drug overdoses killed more than 100,000 people in the United States in 2021, data showed Wednesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated a crisis driven by fentanyl and fake online pills.
Biggest white diamond ever auctioned fetches $21.9 million
by Agence France-Presse - May 12, 2022 - 2:10pm
The Rock, the biggest white diamond ever auctioned, sold for 21.7 million Swiss francs (P1.1 billion) on Wednesday, far short of the record for such a jewel.
Passenger lands plane in Florida after pilot incapacitated
by Agence France-Presse - May 12, 2022 - 2:10pm
A passenger without flying experience landed a small plane at a Florida airport after the pilot was rendered "incoherent" by a medical emergency.
Tokyo's stylish toilets inspire director Wim Wenders
by Agence France-Presse - May 12, 2022 - 2:10pm
The giant of European cinema is making a film about an urban renewal project in which top architects are transforming 17 dingy downtown loos into works of art.
'Golden age': Marcos myths on Philippine social media
by Agence France-Presse - May 8, 2022 - 1:17pm
The clan's comeback from pariahs in exile to the peak of political power has been built on a relentless barrage of fake and misleading posts on social media.
Two Omicron sub-variants driving S. Africa Covid spike: WHO
by Agence France-Presse - May 5, 2022 - 3:01pm
Two new Omicron sub-variants are driving an increase in reported COVID cases in South Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, stressing the importance of testing to monitor virus mutations...
Pfizer sees high demand for COVID-19 pill as profits jump
by Agence France-Presse - May 5, 2022 - 3:01pm
Pfizer executives said Tuesday they are confident of strong demand for the company's COVID-19 antiviral treatment amid easing pandemic rules as the big drugmaker reported another round of strong earni...
Experts sound alarm over baby tongue surgery
by Agence France-Presse - May 5, 2022 - 3:01pm
The procedure, which is used to treat a condition called "tongue tie" that can make breastfeeding painful, has exploded in popularity in recent years but doctors warn it is often unnecessary, backed by little...
Against her wishes, Dolly Parton inducted into rock hall of fame
by Agence France-Presse - May 5, 2022 - 3:01pm
Dolly Parton was among an eclectic group of new inductees that include the rapper Eminem, the crooner Harry Belafonte, rocker Pat Benatar, the British band Duran Duran and the pop singer, songwriter and producer...
Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' tests appeal of movie 'multiverse'
by Agence France-Presse - May 5, 2022 - 3:01pm
The highly anticipated "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" sends Benedict Cumberbatch's sorcerer hopping between colorful, creepy and downright bizarre new dimensions, with the help of teenager...
Airbnb says record bookings signal travel rebound
by Agence France-Presse - May 5, 2022 - 8:54am
Despite the Omicron surge and a persistent level of infections, Airbnb bookings for lodging and travel "experiences" topped 102 million in the first three months of this year, setting a new quarterly record,...
US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19 —White House
by Agence France-Presse - April 27, 2022 - 1:59pm
US Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday but is asymptomatic and not considered a current close contact of President Joe Biden, the White House said.
Bride, caterer arrested for lacing wedding food with pot
by Agence France-Presse - April 22, 2022 - 3:27pm
A Florida bride and her caterer have been arrested after a prank in which they allegedly laced the food served at her February wedding with pot.
WHO 'strongly recommends' Pfizer's Covid pill
by Agence France-Presse - April 22, 2022 - 3:27pm
The World Health Organization said Friday it "strongly recommended" Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral pill Paxlovid for patients with milder forms of the disease who were still at a high risk of hospit...
Horror master Cronenberg makes art from 'beautiful' kidney stones
by Agence France-Presse - April 22, 2022 - 3:27pm
Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is auctioning an image of his recently removed kidney stones just in time for the release of his latest movie "Crimes of the Future," in competition for the Palme d'Or...
Johnny Depp says abuse allegations have cost him 'everything'
by Agence France-Presse - April 21, 2022 - 12:48pm
"Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johnny Depp said that domestic abuse allegations made against him by his ex-wife Amber Heard had cost him "nothing less than everything" and claimed that she was the...
US rapper A$AP Rocky arrested over 2021 shooting
by Agence France-Presse - April 21, 2022 - 12:41pm
US rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested Wednesday over a shooting incident last year as he arrived at Los Angeles international airport, police said.
Brazil readies first carnival since Covid
by Agence France-Presse - April 21, 2022 - 12:41pm
After two bleak years of lock-downs and loss, Rio de Janeiro will hold its famed carnival this weekend for the first time since COVID-19 hit Brazil, promising a giant, glittering...
Coachella music festival kicks off with pandemic back of mind
by Agence France-Presse - April 16, 2022 - 5:57pm
The mammoth event that takes place over two three-day weekends — and this year features Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and the Weeknd with EDM stars Swedish House Mafia as headliners — traditionally...
Harry, Meghan make first public appearance in Europe since royal exit
by Agence France-Presse - April 16, 2022 - 9:55am
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Friday made their first joint public appearance on this side of the Atlantic since quitting royal life and moving to North America two years ago.
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