Before the pandemic, the Japanese designer who created the Olympic and Paralympic mascots predicted that they would become the "face of the Games.” It hasn’t quite turned out that way.
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The cat has drawn crowds and sparked joy on social media.
Ever since it opened nearly a decade ago, the newest Mexico City subway line had been plagued with structural weaknesses that led engineers to warn of potential accidents.
A spat is raging this week over a Chinese state tabloid’s claim that China had "led” the development of an international standard for paocai, or pickled vegetables.
Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say here is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.
Once again, the world shuddered at news about President Donald Trump. This time, it wasn’t something Trump said or did, but rather the announcement early Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump is not the first world leader to be infected. Prime ...