SÃO PAULO — A forensic exam carried out on human remains found in the Amazon rainforest confirmed on Friday that they belonged to the British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazil’s federal police said. Work was underway to determine the cause of death, the police said in a statement. The remains ofContinue Reading

Additional COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are not yet needed for the general population, according to a new medical journal article from leading international scientists, including some from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Writing in the Lancet medical journal, the scientists said “efficacy against severeContinue Reading

Soldiers who ousted Guinean President Alpha Conde summoned his ministers and top government officials to a meeting on Monday, a day after a coup that drew international condemnation. A spokesperson for the army unit told state television that failure to attend the meeting would be considered a “rebellion.” Soldiers hold a checkpointContinue Reading

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed on Saturday to tighten counterterrorism laws this month after a knife-wielding militant known to the authorities stabbed and wounded seven people in a supermarket. Police shot dead the 32-year-old attacker, a Sri Lankan national who had been convicted and imprisoned for about threeContinue Reading