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Iceland is broadcasting screams to relieve coronavirus stress

People around the world are finding different ways to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic. Some have tried running, gardening, doing puzzles, cooking — but what about screaming? Promote Iceland, which encourages tourism to the country, is encouraging people to… Continue Reading →

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Sweden becomes an example of how not to handle COVID-19

Stockholm — Sweden is one of the richest countries in the world, and as nations started grappling with the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, the Swedes took a totally different approach to their neighbors. While other nations quickly imposed lockdowns, Sweden… Continue Reading →

Statue of Black U.K. Protester Removed From Plinth in Bristol

(BRISTOL, England) — Officials in the English city of Bristol on Thursday removed a statue of a Black Lives Matter activist that was installed on a plinth once occupied by a monument to a 17th-century slave trader. Artist Marc Quinn… Continue Reading →

Australian Explorer Robyn Davidson on the Value Of Solitude in the Pandemic Era

The year was 1977. Robyn Davidson was on a nine-month solo journey across the Australian desert. Aged just 27, she was accompanied only by four camels and her dog, Diggity. The only thing tying Davidson to her former life was… Continue Reading →

Watch live: Spacewalkers in home stretch of station upgrade

Watch a live stream of the spacewalk in the video player above beginning at about 7 a.m. EDT. Now in the home stretch of a complex, multi-year upgrade, two space station astronauts readied tools and equipment for a spacewalk Thursday… Continue Reading →

China Becomes First Major Economy to Rebound After Coronavirus

(BEIJING) — China became the first major economy to grow since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, recording an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter after anti-virus lockdowns were lifted and factories and stores reopened. Growth reported Thursday… Continue Reading →

Chinese and U.S. Diplomats Spar After Trump Signs Hong Kong Sanctions Bill

(BEIJING) — China and the U.S. gave differing accounts of a meeting between a senior Chinese official and the U.S. ambassador, as the two countries sparred over Hong Kong. A statement from the Chinese side late Wednesday said that Vice… Continue Reading →

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