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U.K. And Ireland Celebrate 50 Years Since ‘Decimal Day’
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Laurel Wamsley | February 15, 2021
On the day of the official change to decimalized currency on Feb. 15, 1971, Lord Fiske, chairman of the Decimal Currency Board, makes a purchase at a Woolworths store in London.George W. Hales | Getty Images Fifty years ago Monday, the U.K. and Ireland put an end to a system ...
‘Overjoyed’ Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Expecting Their 2nd Child
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Laurel Wamsley | February 15, 2021
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, seen here in last March, have announced they are expecting a second child.Chris Jackson | Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they are expecting their second child. "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and ...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes History As WTO’s First African And Female Leader
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Brakkton Booker | February 15, 2021
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named the new head of the World Trade Organization. An economist, she previously served as Nigeria's finance minister and as managing director of the World Bank.Fabrice Coffrini | AFP via Getty Images Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former two-time Nigerian finance minister, was appointed Monday to the be ...
Fauci Awarded $1 Million Israeli Prize For ‘Speaking Truth To Power’ Amid Pandemic
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Daniel Estrin | February 15, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House last month.Alex Brandon | AP America's top infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci received a prestigious $1 million Israeli prize Monday, along with ...
Pillagers Of Tropical Forests Can’t Hide Behind Clouds Anymore
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Dan Charles | February 15, 2021
Deforested land on Indonesia's Borneo Island. Activists are using satellites to monitor deforestation, but cloud cover sometimes hides it from view.Bay Ismoyo | AFP via Getty Images The world continues to lose millions of acres of its most valuable tropical forests each year. But defenders of those forests have just ...
Guinea Faces First Ebola Outbreak In Years
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Matthew S. Schwartz | February 14, 2021
In a photo from Guinea's previous Ebola outbreak, medical staff clean their protection suits in March 2015 in Conakry, Guinea. Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak Sunday.Cellou Binani | AFP via Getty Images Five years after it was declared Ebola-free, officials in Guinea declared an outbreak Sunday after at ...
Alexei Navalny Supporters Gather For Valentine’s Day Vigils
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Jason Slotkin | February 14, 2021
Young people dance shining their cellphone flashlights in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya near Red Square in Moscow on Sunday.Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP After a crackdown on protests in Russia, allies of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny encouraged supporters to participate in a more ...
New Zealand City Goes Back Into Lockdown After New Coronavirus Cases Detected
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Matthew S. Schwartz | February 14, 2021
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses media questions during a COVID-19 news conference on Feb. 14 in Wellington, New Zealand. Three new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Auckland, the country's largest city.Mark Tantrum | Getty Images After three members of a family in New Zealand's largest ...
There’s A Good Chance Your Valentine’s Flowers Come From Colombia
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John Otis | February 14, 2021
An employee places bouquets on shelves in Bogotá on Feb. 1, as Colombia prepares to export flowers for Valentine's Day amid the new coronavirus pandemic.Juan Barreto | AFP via Getty Images If you send a bouquet of roses for Valentine's Day, chances are they were grown in Colombia. It remains ...