Orphaned koala with missing foot gets bionic limb

An orphaned koala found with only three feet has been fitted with a prosthetic limb by an animal rescue centre in Australia. Triumph, a four-year-old male koala, was discovered next to his dying mother by a veterinary nurse, Marley Christian, in New

Biden aiming to mend US-Canada ties after tensions of Trump era

The US president, his Canadian counterpart, and their respective cabinets will come together virtually on Tuesday for the first bilateral head of government meeting of Mr Biden’s young presidency, restoring a practice abandoned by his predecessor. But while the meeting itself represents

Spike in Afghan civilian casualties since start of peace talks

Civilian casualties rose sharply in Afghanistan after peace negotiations between the government and the Taliban began in September, even as overall deaths and injuries dropped during 2020 compared with the previous year, the United Nations has reported. In its annual report documenting

The Latest: Afghanistan begins vaccination drive

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has begun administering a COVID-19 vaccine with a ceremony at the presidential palace Afghanistan received 500,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from the government of India earlier this month. After the vaccine’s approval by the World Health Organization,

Father-to-be killed by ‘gender reveal’ explosive

A man in New York has died after an explosive prop being built for a gender reveal party accidentally detonated, killing the expectant father. Police confirmed that 28-year-old Christopher Pekny died in the blast and that his brother Michael Pekny, 27, was

Georgian police storm opposition office to arrest leader

Police in Georgia stormed the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party and arrested its leader on Tuesday. The arrest of Nika Melia, head of the United National Movement, aggravates that political tensions that have been rising since the October parliamentary election

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