Charles Portis, the reclusive Arkansas writer known for the classic Western novel “True Grit” and the wry humor that filled his works, died on Monday at the age of 86 after battling a long illness, the New York Times reported.
As coronavirus cases and deaths spike in China, Communist officials have attempted to deflect blame away from the central government by accusing the United States of both starting the virus and “causing panic” in its response to the outbreak, according to a human rights outlet.
A problem of biblical proportion is munching its way across East Africa. The UN warns of regional famine as desert locusts devour and destroy, moving in swarms the size of major cities. What are desert locusts?