Oldest African Elephant in North America Dies at 56: Zoo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The oldest African elephant in North America has died at the age of 56, officials at a Tennessee zoo said. Tyranza, who was the longtime matriarch of the elephant herd at the Memphis Zoo, was put on hospice care and was eventually euthanized Friday after her health dramatically declined. At 56, Tyranza also set the record for longest-lived African elephant in North America, the zoo said. “Many generations of zoo fans and even some employees haven’t known …

South Korea, China hold highest-level talks since coronavirus outbreak

  South Korea started talks with China’s top diplomat on Saturday, the first visit by a high-level Beijing official since the new coronavirus emerged in China late last year. Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party Politburo, was meeting South Korea’s new national security advisor, Suh Hoon, in the southern port city of Busan to discuss coronavirus cooperation, bilateral relations and the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean government said.   Yang arrived on Friday and is …