Climate Change Driving Some Albatrosses to ‘Divorce,’ Study Finds

Climate Change Driving Some Albatrosses to ‘Divorce,’ Study Finds

MELBOURNE, Australia — Albatrosses usually mate for life, making them among the most monogamous creatures on the planet. But climate change may be driving more of the birds to “divorce,” a study published last week by New Zealand’s Royal Society says. The study of 15,500 breeding pairs of black-browed albatrosses on New Island in the…

Peru earthquake: President pledges support for those affected by 7.5-magnitude tremor

Peru earthquake: President pledges support for those affected by 7.5-magnitude tremor

President Pedro Castillo Terrones tweeted, “All my solidarity with the people of Amazonas in the face of the strong earthquake. I have arranged for the ministries and agencies of the executive branch to implement immediate action. You are not alone, brothers. We will support those affected by structural damage.” Terrones also tweeted that he will…

China’s use of refueling aircraft during recent Taiwan sortie raises concern

China’s use of refueling aircraft during recent Taiwan sortie raises concern

China’s unusual decision to deploy a Y-20 aerial refueling aircraft during Sunday’s foray into Taiwan’s air defense buffer zone may be indicative of the country’s ambition to extend its military reach and capabilities in the region, according to a report. On Sunday, Beijing deployed 18 fighter jets and five H-6 bombers, that have nuclear capabilities,…

Opinion: Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are locked in a post-Brexit duel

Opinion: Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are locked in a post-Brexit duel

The International Organization for Migration said the tragedy marked the single biggest known loss of life on the busy waterway since it began collecting data in 2014. And an editorial cartoon in The Times of London depicted migrants packed into a boat in the shape of a coffin, vividly underscoring the risks people take in…

Safe and alive, but ‘traumatized,’ the future of these Afghan women footballers is very uncertain

Safe and alive, but ‘traumatized,’ the future of these Afghan women footballers is very uncertain

During the last period of Taliban rule, women were banned from participating in sports, and by late August, Khalida Popal, the former captain of the Afghan women’s soccer team, had urged players to delete social media profiles and burn their kits to protect themselves. “They are like a nightmare for my generation. They took over…

Taiwan scrambles fighters to see off Chinese warplanes as Xi meets top brass

Taiwan scrambles fighters to see off Chinese warplanes as Xi meets top brass

Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands. Taiwan calls China’s repeated nearby military activities “gray zone” warfare, designed to both wear out…

Hondurans seek a break from graft and despair in an election with repercussions for the United States.

Hondurans seek a break from graft and despair in an election with repercussions for the United States.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Hondurans voted Sunday in tense general elections that are likely to have repercussions far beyond the Central American country. For the opposition, the elections represent a chance to reinstate the rule of law after eight years of systematic dismantling of democratic institutions by the departing president, Juan Orlando Hernández. The stakes are…

Both parties claim victory as Honduras awaits election results.

Both parties claim victory as Honduras awaits election results.

Hondurans cast their vote Sunday in a largely peaceful, orderly election, that was nonetheless marred by deep polarization, technological shortcomings and fears of fraud. First polls began to close at 5 p.m. local time and the electoral council is expected to announce first results at 8 p.m. The announcement will test the council’s ability to…