Art

From dung beetles to seals, these animals navigate by the stars

From dung beetles to seals, these animals navigate by the stars

Humans have been navigating by the stars since ancient times, but a small yet diverse group of species also use the night sky to get around. Some recognize the movement of star patterns, while others get their bearings via particularly bright individual stars . A few even plot their course via our galaxy , the Milky Way . From dung beetles to seals, steering by the stars is a critical skill, as it aids them in migrating, finding food, or ... Full story

Education

Hubei Province holds press conference to brief public on efforts to control #COVID-19 #coronavirus"

Hubei Province holds press conference to brief public on efforts to control #COVID-19 #coronavirus"

CGTN: "Live: Hubei Province holds press conference to brief public on efforts to control #COVID-19 #coronavirus" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Economics

BAT's annual revenue, profit tops on strength in traditional cigarettes business

BAT's annual revenue, profit tops on strength in traditional cigarettes business

FILE PHOTO: Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle. (Reuters) - British American Tobacco ( BATS.L ), reported better-than-expected annual revenue and profit on Thursday, benefiting from higher pricing and a relatively strong performance of its traditional tobacco business. Shares of the world’s No.2 tobacco ... Full story

Entertainment

Christian Louboutin is CNN Style's new guest editor  Style

Christian Louboutin is CNN Style's new guest editor Style

Christian Louboutin is CNN Style's new guest editor. He's commissioned a series of stories around the topic of "Journeys.". My father was a cabinet maker and he once told me that you have to follow the vein of the wood rather than try to impose your own will on it. I took this literally and have chosen to keep myself open to the opportunities and encounters life throws at me. Throughout my 29-year career as a shoe designer, I've never had a set ... Full story

Health

New virus has infected 82,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths

New virus has infected 82,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 82,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Thursday in Beijing:. — Mainland China: 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei. — Hong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deaths. — Macao: ... Full story

Law

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah, visits to Al Masjid Al Nabawy amid coronavirus

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah, visits to Al Masjid Al Nabawy amid coronavirus

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry to the kingdom for the Umrah Islamic pilgrimage and visits to al Masjid Al Nabawy in Medina, the ministry of foreign affairs announced on Twitter on Thursday amid fears over the spread of the new coronavirus. The kingdom has also suspended entry to Saudi Arabia for anyone with tourism visas from countries where coronavirus is a threat. The Foreign Ministry called on citizens not to ... Full story

Living

Museveni agrees to smoke out Rwandan ‘terrorists’ on Ugandan soil

Museveni agrees to smoke out Rwandan ‘terrorists’ on Ugandan soil

MUSEVENI AGREES TO SMOKE OUT RWANDAN ‘TERRORISTS’ ON UGANDAN SOIL. The effects of the bitter standoff between Rwanda’s and Uganda’s presidents, Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni – old allies, have been felt mostly by small traders and other innocents. It is they who have been prevented from crossing the border between the neighbouring countries to buy or sell. Some who tried to circumvent the border closure a year ago were shot dead by ... Full story

Politics

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case

The government decision to give the go-ahead to Heathrow Airport's plans to build a third runway was unlawful, a court has ruled. The court case was brought by environmental groups, councils and the Mayor of London. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Sport

A mob out for blood: India's protests pit Hindus against Muslims

A mob out for blood: India's protests pit Hindus against Muslims

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Mohammad Zubair was on his way home from a local mosque in northeast New Delhi when he came across a large crowd. He turned towards an underpass to avoid the commotion; it proved to be a mistake. SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB A group of men chanting pro-Hindu slogans, beat Mohammad Zubair, 37, who is Muslim, during protests sparked by a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 24, 2020. ... Full story

Technology

China's top container ports unclog backlog as virus curbs ease

China's top container ports unclog backlog as virus curbs ease

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top container ports are loosening the backlog of cargoes on their docks as workers return to their posts after coronavirus travel curbs that kept them away and jammed up global supply chains have been eased. A foreman wearing a face mask works as a cargo ship docks at a container terminal of Qingdao port in Shandong province, China while the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 4, 2020. ... Full story