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The parents of thousands of Ethiopian students stranded in the war-ravaged northern region of Tigray on Friday appealed for help to evacuate them after the main university warned it could not feed them for much longer amid food and cash shortages. Mekelle University, which gets its budget from the federal government, posted a notice on its Facebook page on Thursday saying its bank accounts have been blocked and the federal government has not sent its funds for this year. It said it was running out of money to feed students and that from July 27 it would stop taking responsibility for them.
Myanmar has selected a new representative to the United Kingdom, replacing the ambassador who was ousted from the embassy in a dramatic standoff after breaking ranks with the military over its Feb. 1 coup, two people familiar with the matter said. One of the sources said the junta's new pick has applied for a visa to travel to Britain and is currently in Myanmar. The Myanmar Accountability Project, a UK-based rights group, said the appointee for the London job was Htun Aung Kyaw, who served as a fighter pilot during a long army career.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki conducts a briefing at the White House.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the State Department said Friday. The trip comes as the Biden administration seeks to shore up U.S. leadership in vaccinating the world against COVID-19, tries to blunt increasing Chinese assertiveness, and moves to evacuate vulnerable people from Afghanistan before the U.S. military withdrawal is complete. The State Department said Blinken will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday before traveling to Kuwait City the next day.
The French box office has taken a big hit and dropped 70% this week due to the new sanitary measures enforced on July 21 which require a proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR test to enter cultural venues, including movie theaters. French President Emmanuel Macron announced on July 12 that the EU Digital […]
The mercurial Kanye West has previewed his 10th studio album "Donda" at an arena listening event -- but characteristically blew past Friday's expected release without officially dropping the record.
Nurses at Saint Luke’s Health System in Missouri hand-crocheted tiny uniforms for a miniature Opening Ceremony featuring the hospital’s newest babies and their families.In honor of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saint Luke’s in Kansas City hosted its own Opening Ceremony, celebrating with “Mini Team USA.” Footage shared with Storyful shows the tiny “athletes” with gold medals, each in an outfit knit by a Saint Luke’s nurse, and their parent “judges” giving them perfect scores. They even included their version of the Olympic flame-lighting.“Our Saint Luke’s coaches passed the torch to kick off the Olympic Celebration and recognize our newest gold-medal babies,” the hospital wrote in a press release.The tiny “athletes” represented a variety of events, including swimming, weightlifting, boxing, basketball, gymnastics, and tennis. The families got to keep the handmade outfits. Credit: Saint Luke’s Health System via Storyful
From watering the plants and setting up tables to arranging bottles on the shelves, Italian restaurant owner Giuseppe Gullo's hands are as full as his customers' bellies, with Britain's "pingdemic" decimating his staff.
For an aspiring director in Hollywood, it’s hard to say no to a job. That’s why acclaimed filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra has no qualms about his early days shooting commercials, nor what he called a “natural” transition to horror films. Collet-Serra Is behind some of the most thrilling low-key action and suspense titles of the past […]
Yahoo Finance’s Alexandra Canal joins Akiko Fujita and Zack Guzman to break down what to expect from Kanye West’s new 10th studio album ‘Donda,’ his launch of the Yeezy brand with Gap, as well as his contested net worth.
Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita breaks down global news headlines: from protests taking place at the Olympic games, President Xi Jinping’s first visit to Tibet, and western India’s alarming floods.
After a rocky start to the week, major benchmarks are within striking distance of their record highs.
Prophet Partner Eunice Shin joins Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita and Zack Guzman to discuss coverage of the Olympics Games 2021, as NBCUniversal aims to boost Peacock subs by streaming the games on the platform.
Nielsen was put on notice Wednesday when the Video Advertising Bureau -- the industry group representing virtually all of the major TV networks -- asked the Media Ratings Council (MRC) to suspend the TV ratings company's accreditation. But what would that even mean, let alone change in the networks' long-running conflict with the ratings data company? To the networks that VAB CEO Sean Cunningham represents, a suspension of MRC accreditation would acknowledge the "flaws and caveats" in Nielsen's
The globe near the stadium looked like you could reach out and touch it.
Authorities rescue people in in western India where at least thirty-six people died in landslides caused by heavy monsoon downpours. Dozens more are feared trapped. Three landslides hit Raigad district -- south of Mumbai -- according to a local official, as uninterrupted rain left thousands stranded in Maharashtra state.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — More than half of the 8,067 patients currently admitted in hospitals in Klang Valley for Covid-19 are within Category (Cat)-4 and Cat-5 of infection, or at the stage...
"Good Girls" came to an end on Thursday, and the earliest-available Nielsen numbers don't look so good. (Especially the ones for its second-to-last hour.) In contrast, "Big Brother" did well again for CBS, leading the broadcast network to an outright win in the final primetime before NBC's Tokyo Olympics begin their weeks of dominating the day (OK, night) part. There was a three-way tie for second place in ratings averages among adults 18-49 on Thursday. Last night, CBS was first in ratings with
More than 1,800 drones came together to form an illuminated model of the world above Japan National Stadium in Tokyo during the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics on Friday, July 23.Footage taken by Tokyo resident Mami shows the glowing planet in the night sky, captured from her home.A total of 1,824 drones were used to create the image above the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Credit: @chibimaruko80 via Storyful
Crocs continues to blow analyst minds on Wall Street. CEO Andrew Rees tells Yahoo Finance why he thinks the brand remains so popular.