The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season began Saturday, and authorities are warning coastal residents to stock up on supplies and remain vigilant after a spate of intense storms in recent years.
Atlantic hurricane season begins after three years of big storms
The world's top 10 crops — barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat — supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland.
Climate change is already affecting global food production – unequally
Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a highly restrictive new abortion law that bans the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Louisiana passes law banning abortions after heartbeat is detected
When the tune of "Twinkle twinkle little star" plays in her South Korean classroom octogenarian pupil Nam Yang-soon sings along with classmates more than 70 years her junior.
Life lessons for South Korea's octogenarian school pupils
People who eat large amounts of heavily-processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies.
Heavily-processed food linked to early death, two major studies show
Pope Francis denied he knew about sexual misconduct by former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick before the start of Church investigations that found him guilty.
Pope denies prior knowledge of expelled US cardinal’s sexual misconduct
The first civil trial that could hold a drug company responsible for the US opioid epidemic began Tuesday in Oklahoma — a landmark case that could impact thousands of others like it.
Landmark US opioid trial begins in Oklahoma
The memories of Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda remain alive on the Philippine island of Lubang, southwest of Manila, 45 years after his surrender.
Philippine island preserves history of Japanese WWII soldier who hid in jungles for decades
A deadly knife attack on a group of mostly schoolgirls near Tokyo this week raised concerns Wednesday over the safety of schoolchildren in Japan, a country known for its low crime rate and where children usually walk to school on their own or in groups.
Deadly knife attack near Tokyo raises alarm on child safety

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