Washington state detects South Africa coronavirus variant

Washington state health officials announced Tuesday that a concerning coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa had been found in northwestern King County, home to Seattle. The variant was discovered on…

Ashley Judd in ICU after shattering her leg in Africa

Ashley Judd is recovering after breaking her leg in the Congo region of Africa. The 52-year-old actress joined The New York Times for an Instagram Live on Thursday and revealed she’s currently…

South Africa eyes selling or swapping AstraZeneca vaccines

South Africa wants to sell or swap its first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine just days after getting it — because a new study suggested it might not protect against…

Texas confirms South Africa coronavirus variant case in Houston resident

Texas officials on Monday announced the state’s first confirmed case of a coronavirus variant initially detected in South Africa. The unnamed individual had traveled within the U.S. in December by way…

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after study finds limited impact on variant

South Africa has temporarily suspended use of a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University after preliminary findings showed the jab had little impact on curbing mild-to-moderate illness due…

Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Armed pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them, officials said Sunday as Turkey sought to recover the captured…

Scientists discover new bat species in Africa with pumpkin-orange body: ‘The color is just phenomenal’

Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of a new bat species in Africa that has a striking mix of fiery orange and black colors, according to reports. The new Halloween-hued bat,…

Rebel Wilson reveals she was once kidnapped at gunpoint in Africa

Rebel Wilson revealed that she was once kidnapped at gunpoint. The actress, who has been documenting her weight loss journey throughout the year, appeared on an episode of the series…

Coronavirus sidelines US ambassador to South Africa; recuperating after ICU stint

The United States ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, spent 10 days in intensive care with COVID-19 and is now recuperating at her residence, she announced Monday. After first experiencing…

Liquor association issues warning after thousands of bottle caps stolen in South Africa

Beer foam: Why it’s so important Kyle Wilson, the Head of Brewing at Brooklyn Brewery, explains the science behind the bubbles on top of beer and how they impact your…