US nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths as vaccine drives gather momentum

Businesses shut in Myanmar on Monday in a general strike called to oppose the military coup and thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities despite a chilling message from the junta that confrontation would cost more lives.On Sunday, hundreds of people attended the funeral in the capital Naypyitaw of Mya Thwate Thawte Khaing, a […]

In Pictures: Myanmar’s coup opponents gather for major protests

Critics of Myanmar’s military coup gathered on Wednesday in a major show of opposition to the army’s assertion of public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. News reports said security forces were surrounding the demonstrators. Protesters are deeply sceptical of the military government’s assurances that there will be a fair election sometime […]

In Pictures: Myanmar’s coup opponents gather for major protests

Critics of Myanmar’s military coup gathered on Wednesday in a major show of opposition to the army’s assertion of public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. News reports said security forces were surrounding the demonstrators. Protesters are deeply sceptical of the military government’s assurances that there will be a fair election sometime […]

In Pictures: Trump supporters gather near White House

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has addressed thousands of supporters, including members of far-right groups, at a rally in Washington, DC protesting against Wednesday’s meeting of Congress to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in November’s presidential election. The Republican president, who has spent much of his time since then in a failed effort to reverse his […]

Everyone Gather Round the Squirrel Table. (Chipmunks Too!)

Thelonious Munk sits down for an alfresco meal at a wooden table. He eagerly picks up a taco prepared with a walnut flour tortilla, which he sniffs before taking a few nibbles. He lingers for a bit after his meal before leaving. He scampers into a bush and through a tunnel — because he isn’t […]

Everyone Gather Round the Squirrel Table. (Chipmunks Too!)

Thelonious Munk sits down for an alfresco meal at a wooden table. He eagerly picks up a taco prepared with a walnut flour tortilla, which he sniffs before taking a few nibbles. He lingers for a bit after his meal before leaving. He scampers into a bush and through a tunnel — because he isn’t […]

China Lands Chang’e-5 Spacecraft on Moon to Gather Lunar Rocks and Soil

China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the moon, Xinhua, the official statenews agency reported on Tuesday. The probe will spend two days gathering rocks and dirt from the lunar surface, with the goal of returning the first cache of moon samples to Earth since 1976. The spacecraft, Chang’e-5, was the third successful uncrewed moon […]