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Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

As Barbados becomes Republic, role of British monarchy to end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In a colonial unshackling, Barbados will say goodbye to the British monarch, as the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Turkish women gassed by police during women's rights demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police in Istanbul fired tear gas on women demanding the country's re-adoption of a landmark international treaty ...

UK man receives 3D printed eyeball, appearance identical to good eye

LONDON, England: A British man made medical history last week when he received a 3D-printed eyeball."This new eye looks fantastic, ...

US Congressmen, in Taiwan, pledge support in struggle against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan: U.S. lawmakers have made a surprise visit to Taiwan, in a bid to show support amidst Chinese threats ...

Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

US to set up another task force to look into UFO questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: After officials in Washington D.C. admitted they could not explain the phenomena of UFO sightings, the U.S. government ...

After decades of work, Egypt to open 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt opened its 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public this week, in a swanky ceremony, after over ...

Libyan officials disqualify Gadhafi son from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's High National Elections Committee has disqualified Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, from ...

People in La Palma told to lockdown as lava flow reaches ocean

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, LA Palma: Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma have ordered residents of three ...

Under new security law, Hong Kong independence leader sent to jail

HONG KONG: Tony Chung, former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism, was sentenced to 43 months in prison after ...

Hard hit by Covid variant, Asia reports more people now vaccinated

SINGAPORE: Three months after Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, just 11 percent of its population had received at least one ...

El Salvador plans to locate Bitcoin city at base of volcano

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to build a Bitcoin city at the base ...

US announces that 95% of federal workers vaccinated

WASHINGTON D.C.: Some 95 percent of U.S. federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or ...

Of 32 scholarships, 22 awarded to US women as Rhodes scholars for 2022

OXFORD, England: The Rhodes Trust has announced the 2022 class of U.S. Rhodes scholars, which includes the largest number of ...

WHO Works Toward International Pact on Pandemic Prevention

The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday began a lengthy process to develop an international agreement on the prevention and control ...

Africans Will Get Wider Access to Vaccines in New Distribution Deal

JOHANNESBURG - Vaccine-short Africa is hopeful of getting more COVID-19 doses, as a South African pharmaceutical firm is close to ...

Josephine Baker Gets France's Highest Honor

PARIS - The late American entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker has become the first Black woman to be ...

Kenny Vaccaro retires from NFL, launches esports brand

Former New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro has retired from the NFL and launched an esports organization ...

"Facts": Cristiano Ronaldo on fan post denouncing Lionel Messi and Ballon d'Or award

Manchester [UK], December 1 (ANI): Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday agreed with a fan post on Instagram that ...

Afghanistan's nominal GDP likely to contract by 20 pc within a year: UNDP

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 1 (ANI): Afghanistan's nominal GDP is likely to contract by 20 per cent within a year, from ...

Foreign Secy Shringla meets White House official, discusses regional issues

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla met US Senior Director in the White ...

'Toxic mix' of low Covid vaccination, testing rates recipe for amplifying variants, warns WHO

Geneva [Switzerland], December 1 (ANI): Amid the spread of new coronavirus variant Omicron, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom ...

Omicron scare: 6 passengers travelling from "at risk" countries test COVID-19 positive

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday that as many as six passengers travelling ...

Foreign Secy Shringla discusses Afghan situation with EU special envoy Tomas Niklasson

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Tomas Niklasson, special envoy ...

Fraud, bribery linked to China-Congo 'deal of the century': Report

Washington DC [US], December 1 (ANI): A massive deal between Chinese state-owned engineering firms and the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

New Zealand to send troops to Solomon Islands to restore order after unrest

Wellington [New Zealand], December 1 (ANI/Sputnik): New Zealand's government pledged on Wednesday to deploy several dozens of soldiers to the ...

FIH Men's Junior WC: Defending champs India edge past Belgium, to play Germany in semis

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 1 (ANI): Defending champions India edge past Belgium into the semi-final of the FIH Men's Junior ...

Omicron coronavirus variant confirmed in 23 countries: WHO chief

Geneva [Swizterland], December 1 (ANI): The new Omicron coronavirus variant has been confirmed in 23 countries and their number is ...

Thirty teams to vie for top honours at 70th All India Police Hockey Championships

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 1 (ANI): The Karnataka State Police will host the 70th All India Police Hockey Championships which ...

China's MeToo movement: 'Missing' tennis star reveals rot in Beijing's power corridors

Beijing [China], December 1 (ANI): China's tennis star Peng Shuai, sent shockwaves when she accused Zhang Gaoli, a senior Chinese ...

OECD cuts global economic outlook for 2021 amid coronavirus variant concerns

Paris [France], December 1 (ANI/Sputnik): The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development revised its global growth forecast for 2021 down ...

Ice skater Vishwaraj Jadeja qualifies for ISU World Cup, now one step away from Beijing Winter Olympics

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): Vishwaraj Jadeja, India's fastest long-distance ice-skater, has qualified for the International Skating Union (ISU) ...

Union Health Secy writes to Maharashtra on COVID-19 guidelines for international passengers, asks it to align with Centre

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 1 (ANI): Amid the threat of Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus in the country, the ...

Riz Ahmed, Lulu Wang collaborate to produce comedy series 'Son of Good Fortune'

Washington [US], December 1 (ANI): British actor Riz Ahmed's Left-Handed Films and Lulu Wang's Local Time have partnered up to ...

BWF World Championships: Defending champ PV Sindhu handed tough draw, likely to face TTY in QFs

Madrid [Spain], December 1 (ANI): Reigning world champion PV Sindhu's title defence will not be easy as she will likely ...

BWF World Tour Finals: Injured Momota retires against Lakshya Sen; Satwiksairaj-Chirag face defeat

Bali [Indonesia], December 1 (ANI): India's Lakshya Sen was declared the winner in his opening Group A clash against Kento ...

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After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

As Barbados becomes Republic, role of British monarchy to end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In a colonial unshackling, Barbados will say goodbye to the British monarch, as the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Turkish women gassed by police during women's rights demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police in Istanbul fired tear gas on women demanding the country's re-adoption of a landmark international treaty ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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