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Main opposition candidate goes into hiding on eve of crucial presidential vote in Belarus

The main opposition candidate in Belarus’ Sunday presidential election went into hiding the night before challenging longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, who is seeking his sixth term. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s campaign said she fled her apartment due to safety reasons after police detained several of its senior staffers, in what critics called an attempt to intimidate the…MORE

Meet ‘Mad Hatterpillar,’ the caterpillar that uses its old heads for defense

In the dense eucalyptus forests of Australia, deadheads forage leaves and wriggle their bodies around. No, these aren’t Grateful Dead fanatics stranded since the psychedelic shows of the 1970s. Native to Australia, Uraba lugens is a strange caterpillar that stacks its molted heads atop each other. With every molt, the stack becomes an increasingly tall,…MORE

Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades

Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades

US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has arrived in Taiwan, according to an HHS spokesperson, marking the most senior US visit to the country in decades. Secretary Azar touched down at Songshan International Airport in the capital Taipei at 4:48 p.m. local time on Sunday, the HHS spokesperson said. There will be no…MORE

The Space Force has a new recruit: A wild mustang

The Space Force has added a once-wild mustang to its conservation program. But don’t worry, they won’t be sending it to space. The 5-year-old horse named Ghost is part of the Bureau of Land Management at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. The conservation unit and military working horse program have been a part…MORE