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Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

EILAT, Israel — As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century.

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Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

HANOI, Vietnam — At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump's locks.
US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

MARINE MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. — Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada.
Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.

Faeroes to close for tourists due to maintenance

COPENHAGEN — The Faeroe Islands, an 18-island archipelago midway between Iceland and Scotland, is closing for tourists for a weekend in April — unless they want to help locals keep the rocky isles clean and unspoiled.

China backs Tanzania prison sentence for 'ivory queen'

BEIJING — China said Wednesday it backs Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese woman labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail for smuggling elephant tusks, and reaffirmed its opposition to trading in endangered species.
In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace

In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace

KANO, Nigeria — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing for peace.
Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

MOSCOW — Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents' bedding every day.

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

BEIJING — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime.