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World 26 Sep 2020 | 4:25 AM

2020 California Int'l Marathon canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 California International Marathon has been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers announced on Friday.

World 04 Sep 2020 | 12:05 AM

Spotlight: UK charities call on legislation to help rough sleepers during pandemic

LONDON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- As the British economy continues to take a hit from the impact of coronavirus, charities focused on homelessness and rough sleeping are urging the government to consider permanent laws to help people stay off the streets.

World 12 Aug 2020 | 8:16 AM

Defectors say South Korea investigations threaten North Korean 'Underground Railroad'

SEOUL (Reuters) - A combination of coronavirus border closures and an unprecedented pressure campaign by a South Korean government keen to engage with North Korea may destroy networks defectors have long used to start new lives, activist groups say.

World 06 Aug 2020 | 12:25 PM

Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in Southeast Asia as online trade surges

YANGON (Reuters) - An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks.

World 22 Jul 2020 | 10:49 PM

Ship owners struggle to bring home crews amid coronavirus chaos

LONDON (Reuters) - Shipping companies are still struggling to get hundreds of thousands of crew members back home after many months at sea despite pledges by countries to ease transit restrictions for seafarers, industry officials say.