Global warming could undermine poverty fight, World Bank says

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned Sunday.In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut d...

Can robots help stop the Ebola outbreak?

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― The U.S. military has enlisted a new germ-killing weapon in the fight against Ebola ― a four-wheeled robot that can disinfect a room in minutes with pulses of ultraviolet light.Resembling a taller, skinnier ve...

Pope canonizes 6 saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) ― Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter’s Square.The pope said the new saints, four Italians from far-flun...

Man with Down’s syndrome receives 30,000 birthday cards

LILLE, France (AFP) ― A man with Down’s syndrome in France got truckloads of cards ― some 30,000 from around the world ― for his 30th birthday, after his mother put out a call on Facebook that went viral.By the time Manuel Par...