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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Force for Good: Mumbai's Billabong High International School kids raised funds on Ketto.org for human trafficking survivors

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 1 (ANI/NewsVoir): The world is an extremely dangerous place to live in. Practices like human trafficking ...

China opposes former Japanese PM Abe's remarks on Taiwan

Beijing [China], December 1 (ANI): China has expressed firm opposition to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent remarks on ...

KKR is only place I want to be in IPL cricket, says Sunil Narine

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], December 1 (ANI): West Indies spinner Sunil Narine expressed his gratitude towards the Indian Premier League ...

Korean 'Money Heist' remake casts 'Squid Game' star Park Hae-Soo

Washington [US], December 1 (ANI): Actor Park Hae-soo of 'Squid Game' fame is set to star in the Korean adaptation ...

Internal displacement rising globally despite COVID-19 mobility restrictions: IOM

Grand-Saconnex [Switzerland], December 1 (ANI/Sputnik): Internal displacement is growing around the world despite COVID-19 mobility restrictions, triggered by such factors ...

Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha set for opening clash against defending champions

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 1 (ANI): UP Yoddha will face-off defending champions Bengal Warriors in their opening game of ...

Ukraine warns Belarus not to recognize Crimea as Russia

If Belarus recognizes the disputed Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia, Minsk will deal an ?irreparable blow? to its relationship ...

Will AI turn humans into 'waste product'

A tech guru warns that robots that think for themselves may take over the world and use weapons of mass ...

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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 ...

Deliveries of GMC's Hummer electric pickup trucks starts December

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors will begin delivering its GMC Hummer electric pickup truck in December, according to Duncan Aldred, U.S. ...

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 ...

Marlins sign OF Avisail Garcia to 4-year contract

The Miami Marlins on Wednesday signed outfielder Avisail Garcia to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth ...

Kraken place G Chris Driedger, F Calle Jarnkrok on IR

The Seattle Kraken placed goaltender Chris Driedger and forward Calle Jarnkrok on injured reserve prior to Wednesday's road game against ...

Heisman Trophy Odds: Bryce Young back in front of C.J. Stroud

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has leaped back in front of Ohio State's C.J. Stroud in the race for the Heisman ...

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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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