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Natalie Thomas

Sea of Slush: Arctic sea ice lows mark a new polar climate regime

Sep 18 2020

ARCTIC OCEAN At the edge of the ice blanketing part of the Arctic Ocean, the ice on Monday looked sickly. Where thick sheets of ice once sat atop the water, now a layer of soft, spongey slush slid and bobbed atop the waves. | Video

'Doing the government's job': Beirut volunteers steer relief effort

Aug 26 2020

BEIRUT In one of the areas worst affected by the Beirut blast, volunteers loaded boxes containing food and sanitary items into cars ready to distribute to those in need.

Stranded and injured, Lebanese family reels from blast

Aug 20 2020

BEIRUT Beirut's catastrophic port explosion has demolished Rita Faraj Oghlo's house, left her family stranded and may cost her husband Adel his leg.

Gazing over wasteland, Beirutis mourn lost 'Lady of the World'

Aug 19 2020

BEIRUT Over centuries, Beirut built its reputation as a cultural crossroads, a thriving port and a playground known as "the Paris of the Middle East". In just moments, much of it lay in ruins.

More migrants cross Channel to Britain as political tension rises

Aug 10 2020

DOVER, England British border agents brought ashore migrants in the port of Dover on Monday after picking them up from an inflatable boat as they crossed the Channel, the latest in a surge of crossings that is causing political tensions with France. | Video

Face masks leave Britain's deaf community struggling to communicate

Jul 30 2020

LONDON The introduction of mandatory face masks in most enclosed spaces across Britain was designed to protect people during the pandemic but has made life very difficult for the deaf community.

Dusting off the past: London's Natural History Museum prepares to re-open

Jul 28 2020

LONDON London's Natural History Museum is dusting off the blue whale that soars above its central hall, its dinosaur skeletons and thousands of other exhibits in preparation for re-opening next month after COVID-19 forced its closure in March.

London restaurants fret as going out goes out of style

Jul 16 2020

LONDON Restaurants might have reopened, but the owner of Etta's Seafood Kitchen in London's Brixton Village market fears the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown may have changed customer behaviour for good. | Video

'Beautiful' to have a pint, 'brilliant' to get a haircut - England reopens after lockdown

Jul 05 2020

LONDON People relished their first pub drinks in more than three months, went to restaurants and finally got haircuts on Saturday as England took its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life after the coronavirus lockdown. | Video

UPDATE 2-'Beautiful' to have a pint - England's pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen

Jul 04 2020

LONDON, July 4 People could get a drink in a pub, have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut for the first time in over three months on Saturday as England took its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life.

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