Pope Francis is backing the U.N. chief's call for a cease-fire in all conflicts raging across the globe to help slow the spread of the coronavirus... ABC NEWS · 2 months
The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The United Nations secretary-general is again urging factions in conflict to heed his call for a global cease-fire to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic more
Pope backs migrant farm workers as Italy mulls legalization  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Pope Francis is calling for migrant farm workers to be treated with dignity amid the coronavirus crisis more
The Latest: Pope leads more than 100 in prayer at Vatican  ABC NEWS · 4 days
 Pope Francis has recited a special prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic while surrounded by a representative sampling of people on the front lines more
The Latest: Pope calls for EU solidarity to deal with virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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The Latest: Merkel discusses pandemic with Pope Francis  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office says the German leader has discussed the coronavirus pandemic with Pope Francis in a phone conversation more
The Latest: Pope Francis makes appeal for migrant workers  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Pope Francis is calling for migrant farm workers to be treated with dignity more
The Latest: Pope greets people in St. Peter’s Square  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Pope Francis has cheerfully greeted people in St. Peter’s Square, as he resumed his practice of speaking to the faithful there for the first time since a coronavirus lockdown began... more
UN reports Yemen cease-fire progress, COVID-19 cases rising  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The U.N. envoy for Yemen is reporting “significant progress” in negotiations toward a nationwide cease-fire in the war-torn country more
Low-severity fires enhance long-term carbon retention of peatlands  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
High-intensity fires can destroy peat bogs and cause them to emit huge amounts of their stored carbon into the atmosphere as greenhouse gases, but a new Duke University study finds low-severity fires... more
7 UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavius  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Seven U.N. agencies are calling for a cease-fire in Libya to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus more
A new algorithm predicts the difficulty in fighting fire  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fires are one of the greatest threats to forest heritage. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, on average more than 17,000 fires occur per year in Spain, affecting... more
Scientists warn of 'zombie fires' in the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Dormant "zombie fires" scattered across the Arctic region—remnants of record blazes last year—may be coming to life after an unusually warm and dry Spring, scientists warned Wednesday. more
Russian hospital fires prompt investigation into ventilators  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Russian health officials has announced an investigation into the safety of ventilators at two hospitals, where fires in intensive care units for coronavirus patients killed a total of six people over the past four... more
The Latest: Madrid health chief quits day after vote  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The health chief for the Madrid region has quit, a day after the region’s Cabinet voted unanimously to try and accelerate the end of its coronavirus lockdown more
Indonesia starts cloud seeding to keep forest fires at bay  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Indonesia has started cloud seeding to induce rain as the archipelago moves to head off annual forest fires blamed for blanketing swathes of Southeast Asia in toxic haze. more
NYC health chief under fire for alleged remark about police  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York City’s mayor says he's investigating a report that the city's health commissioner spoke dismissively of the health concerns of police officers during a heated phone call... more
Prescribed burns may introduce new atmospheric toxins  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In many of the world's forested regions, wildfires are an unavoidable fact of life. From the forests of Portugal, to the woods of California, to the recent devastation of the Australian bushfires, widespread fires... more
The Latest: WHO official pushes back on virus myths  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief is pushing back against misinformation that heating or cooling the body can help fight the coronavirus more
NASA human spaceflight chief resigns ahead of launch  REUTERS · 2 weeks
NASA's human spaceflight chief Doug Loverro resigned on Tuesday, according to an internal memo seen by agency employees, capping his... more
The Latest: U.N. chief calls for end to virus hate speech  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the coronavirus pandemic keeps unleashing “a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering.” more
The Latest: WHO chief pledges probe of virus response  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The head of the World Health Organization says he will begin an independent evaluation of the U_N_ health agency’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “at the earliest appropriate moment.” more
The Latest: UN chief warns pandenic threatens Africa  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The United Nations secretary-general is warning that the coronavirus pandemic threatens Africa’s progress and could push millions into extreme poverty more
Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor is too close to call more
The Latest: Italy's Red Cross calling for antibody tests  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Italy’s health minister is appealing to citizens to answer the Red Cross call for a blood test to determine if they have antibodies to COVID-19 more
The Latest: UN chief: LGBTI vulnerable during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning of the increasing vulnerability of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people during the COVID-19 pandemic on the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia more
The Latest: British leader acknowledges testing shortfall  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The British government’s chief scientific adviser has acknowledged that the country should have been testing more people for the new coronavirus early in the country’s outbreak more
The Latest: WHO official: Central, South America hard hit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization said Central and South America are currently witnessing the most intense transmission of the coronavirus worldwide, but it’s difficult to predict when... more
The Latest: US task force chief concerned about gatherings  ABC NEWS · 1 week
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx says she’s “very concerned” that people going outdoors for the Memorial Day weekend aren’t maintaining 6 feet of social distancing more
The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The U_N_ disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration, but “cybercrime is also on the rise, with a 600% increase... more
The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The U_N_ humanitarian chief is urgently appealing for $2_4 billion to help millions in war-torn Yemen cope with the conflict and COVID-19, saying programs are already... more
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