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U.S. deepens ties with Taiwan following Chinese threats

BEIJING, China: Following increasing Chinese military activity around Taiwan, the U.S. State Department has announced it would deepen relations with ...

Investigation underway into mass shooting near Indianapolis Airport

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - At least eight people have been shot dead by a lone gunman at a FedEx facility in ...

Covid surges in Brazil, France stops flights to the country

PARIS, France: As Brazil has been hit hard by a coronavirus variant, France will temporarily halt all flights to and ...

Russia says newly arrived U.S. warships should remain clear of Crimea

MOSCOW, Russia: Russia has called upon the United States to keep its naval ships from approaching the Crimea, saying U.S. ...

Covid precautions to be followed for Ramadan among Indonesian Muslims

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Social distancing is the rule for Muslims in Indonesia during this year's Ramadan holiday.At the start of prayers ...

St. Vincent officials warn that food, water in danger from volcano

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent: Officials voiced concern today about residents of the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent who refused to ...

U. of Kentucky program for 36 students sends 500,000 acceptances

LEXINGTON, Kentucky: A "technical issue" resulted in 500,000 high school students receiving acceptance notices to the University of Kentucky.The acceptance ...

Vaccine supply will be greater than demand, says former FDA official

NEW YORK, New York: The United States' vaccine supply will soon be greater than the nation's demand. That was the ...

China's Sinovac vaccine found to be 50% effective

BEIJING, China: China's top disease control official says the country's coronavirus vaccine has a low rate of effectiveness and the ...

UNSC calls for negotiated settlement of Yemeni crisis

New York [US], April 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The Security Council on Friday called on parties to the Yemeni conflict to negotiate ...

Austin FC opens inaugural MLS season at LAFC

If Austin FC is looking for a blueprint to follow as it joins Major League Soccer as an expansion team, ...

Japan PM says ready to meet with N Korea's leader

Washington DC [US], April 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that he is ready to meet with North ...

Had serious talks about China's influence in world: Suga

Washington DC [US], April 17 (ANI): Japan and the United States had serious talks about China's influence in the Indo-Pacific ...

LGBT People Fleeing Harassment in Iran Find Life No Easier in Turkey

WASHINGTON / VAN, TURKEY - For hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iranians who fled their homeland because of ...

Biden, Japan's Suga Commit to Work Together to Meet China Challenge

U.S. President Joe Biden says he and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga are committed to working together to counter challenges ...

Azerbaijan fires info war salvo against Russia

Azerbaijan has launched a public campaign against Russia, with the government and other public figures lining up to air choreographed ...

US sanctions Pak company working as Russian proxy

Washington DC [US], April 17 (ANI): The US Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Pakistan-based company and six ...

Oath Keeper Is First Suspect to Plead Guilty in January Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON - A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first ...

Global COVID-19 infection rate approaching highest: WHO

© Provided by Xinhua Cases and deaths are continuing to increase at worrying rates, and some countries that had previously ...

How many _Tyrannosaurus rex_ walked the Earth?

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaDuring 2.4 million years of existence on Earth, ...

'Shortcomings of current multilateral system laid bare'

New Delhi [India], April 17 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday noted that the shortcomings of the current ...

Italy to Relax COVID Restrictions April 26

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Friday announced that the country would begin easing some of its stricter COVID-19 restrictions ...

Nadal's bid for 12th Monte Carlo title ended by Rublev

Rafael Nadal's bid for a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title was shattered by Russia's Andrey Rublev, who swept to a ...

Biden keeps US refugee cap at 15 000 rather than raise it - official

President Joe Biden signed an order on Friday to keep the US refugee cap at a historically low 15 000, ...

Africa cashew nut farmers not reaping benefits: UN agency

The three million African farmers who supply most of the world's cashew nuts aren't cashing in on the booming demand ...

Promising trio commit to WP after signing new deals

The Western Province Professional Rugby (WPPR) has invested and signed a talented young trio of Nama Xaba, Kwenzo Blose and ...

First Suspect to Plead Guilty in January Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON - A heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection ...

How a football player from Tsarist Russia became a spy

Pyotr Sokolov played for the Russian Empire national football team at the 1912 Olympic Games and planned to pursue a ...

How Rasputin's killer made Hollywood ALWAYS use a disclaimer!

Prince Feliks Yusupov entered history as the man who killed "the tsar's monk", Grigory Rasputin, but Hollywood still remembers him ...

Rassie van der Dussen rues Temba Bavuma's absence in T20 series loss

Proteas batsman Rassie van der Dussen said they missed their regular captain Temba Bavuma during the Pakistan T20 series.Bavuma was ...

WFP: Millions in West, Central Africa Facing Hunger Emergency

GENEVA - The United Nations World Food Program warns that millions of people in West and Central Africa are facing ...

Akani Simbine wins SA 100m title, dips below 10 seconds

SA sprinter Akani Simbine secured a win in the men's 100m on day two of the SA Track and Field ...

Saudi Arabia's city of roses blooms in Ramadan

Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom's vast desert landscape a ...

Business process outsourcing: an island of hope for jobs?

South Africa has been voted the most favoured offshore Business Process Outsourcing destination in 2021, according to the annual

India's vaccinations fall from peak as infections hit record

India has reported the most number of coronavirus cases in the world this month.India is vaccinating only people aged above ...

Google goes dark US users report massive outages of search giant

Search engine Google has been reported down by thousands of users, particularly those in New York, with its search, mail, ...

SA man shot and killed by cops in Hawaii - reports

A South African man was shot dead during an altercation with police in Hawaii.Lindani Myeni, 29, from KZN, had lived ...

Biden, Japan's Suga to Discuss China at White House Summit

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to discuss ways to counter competitive pressure from China during a White House summit Friday ...

Boris Johnson India visit : Roadmap 2030 on the table

By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit India from April 25 ...

Venues asked to keep preparation on for T20 WC in BCCI meet

By Baidurjo BhoseNew Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held its seventh ...

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Covid surges in Brazil, France stops flights to the country

PARIS, France: As Brazil has been hit hard by a coronavirus variant, France will temporarily halt all flights to and ...

Castro Era in Cuba to End as Raul Confirms He's Retiring

HAVANA, CUBA - Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the Cuban Communist Party to a younger ...

Bengal phase V polls: Another round of 'Khela' begins today

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], April 17 (ANI): Amid the nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, the next round of 'Khela' will ...

Nandita Munshaw appointed as new chairperson of FICCI FLO

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) April 16 (ANI/ThePRTree): On April 15, FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) Ahmedabad chapter appointed Nandita Munshaw as the chairperson ...

COVID-19: Majority parliamentary panel meetings postponed

By Ashoke RajNew Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): With India witnessing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days, ...

La Union provides relief assistance to 'high-risk' areas

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Apr. 16 (PIA) -- In support to local government units (LGUs) classified as high-risk areas, the Provincial ...

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