North Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in their early handling of the COVID-19 outbreak ravaging across the unvaccinated nation. The country’s anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill […]

Defensive lapses in nightcap cost Mets shot at sweep of Cardinals

The Mets’ road to splitsville Tuesday featured an oddity for this team that has thrived on fundamentally solid play this season.  At the root of the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Cardinals in the nightcap of a doubleheader were defensive lapses in the ninth inning. Most notably Eduardo Escobar momentarily bobbled Tyler O’Neill’s grounder that […]

Cawthorn concedes race, ending re-election bid marred by ‘orgy’ claim

Far-right Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina lost in the primary election on Tuesday, ending his re-election bid after an ugly (yet entertaining) race characterized by Republican infighting.  North Carolina state Sen. Chuck Edwards won the election by a narrow margin, NBC News projected. Cawthorn called Edwards to concede the race, Cawthorn’s campaign spokesman told […]

Ghanaian Entrepreneur Recycles Textile Wastes into Shoes

Working to achieve sustainability in textile production is one of the projects of the U.N. Environment Programme for this year as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. In Ghana, an entrepreneur is supporting this agenda by recycling waste textiles and rubber into shoes. Senanu Tord has details from Takoradi, Ghana. Videographer: Senanu Tord Produced by: Rob […]