Wed, 23 Jun 2021

With infections rising, Taiwan thanks U.S. for Covid vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan received 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday, more than doubling the nation's ...

Brazil reports half million Covid deaths, vaccinations still slow

SAO PAULO, Brazil: Over half a million Brazilians have now died after contracting COVID-19, it was reported on Saturday. Brazil ...

Planning for space tourism, company flies test balloon 20 miles high

ORLANDO, Florida: Space Perspective, which plans to bring tourists to space inside a capsule tethered to a balloon, successfully flew ...

EU countries to allow Americans, others to return

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In the much-awaited opening following the Covid pandemic, the European Union announced on Friday that its member countries ...

Biden orders U.S. to investigate Chinese apps, may impose bans

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order which could result in several Chinese apps being investigated or ...

Consumers to pay price for unplanted crops due to California drought

CANTUA CREEK, California: California farmers are leaving fields unplanted because of the ongoing drought. California's worst drought since 1977 has ...

Cruises from U.S. to begin July 11 for fully vaccinated passengers

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that only fully vaccinated people be allowed to ...

Hong Kong newspaper raided by hundreds of police officers

HONG KONG: The pro-Democracy Apple Daily newspaper saw its top executives arrested, along with a raid on the newsroom by ...

Texas, California seek reduced power usage during extreme heatwave

AUSTIN, Texas: Amidst an ongoing severe drought, Texas and California officials have asked residents to conserve energy this week, in ...

Chinese media faces backlash over Nobel to WIV

Beijing [China], June 23 (ANI): Chinese state media has faced backlash for eagerly amplifying its Foreign Ministry's call for seeking ...

Croatia through to Euro 2020 last 16, England top group

Luka Modric inspired Croatia to a 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up through to ...

Sterling strikes as England beat Czechs to top Euro 2020 group

England found an attacking spark to beat the Czech Republic 1-0 at Wembley on Tuesday and clinch top spot in ...

Iranian State News Sites Appear as 'Seized by US'

Several Iranian websites displayed messages Tuesday stating they had been "seized by the United States government."Iranian media confirmed Tuesday that ...

ATP roundup: No. 2 Dominic Thiem (wrist) retires at Mallorca

No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria injured his right wrist while leading his first set 5-2 and retired from ...

Farrell's leadership quality impresses Lions boss Gatland

Owen Farrell may be on the bench for the British and Irish Lions warm-up match against Japan in Edinburgh on ...

Border issue with China has pre-existed Quad: Jaishankar

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Amid an apparent lack of progress on disengagement from some friction points along LAC ...

Trudeau says reopening of Canada's border matter of weeks

Ottawa [Canada], June 23 (ANI/Sputnik): Ottawa plans to progressively reopen the Canadian border to international travelers in a matter of ...

Kohli, Pujara at the crease with thrilling finish on cards

Southampton [UK], June 23 (ANI): Skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara ensured there were no further hiccups in the third ...

Amazon bans 3 more Chinese brands amid crackdown

Beijing [China], June 23 (ANI): Amid e-commerce giant Amazon's ongoing crackdown on attempts by sellers to solicit positive consumer reviews, ...

The International may move from Sweden due to visa issues

Valve is looking into alternative sites in Europe to host the 2021 Dota 2 championship, commonly known as The International, ...

UN envoy sees dire situation in Afghanistan

© Provided by Xinhua "For the Taliban to continue this intensive military campaign would be a tragic course of action. ...

Vinesh Phogat to be the top seed in Tokyo Olympics

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat to be the top seed in Tokyo OlympicsNew Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Asian champion and ...

Massive cocaine haul found in 'animal food' container in KZN

Over 500kg of cocaine was discovered in a container in Isipingo, south of Durban. The bricks were found in Tik ...

Sounders look to extend unbeaten run vs. Real Salt Lake

The Seattle Sounders are the last remaining undefeated team in MLS. But that might not be the most impressive thing ...

Shahid Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter are in Mira's 'dream team'

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 22 (ANI): Mira Rajput Kapoor on Tuesday shared a glimpse of her dream team featuring none ...

Vidya Balan explains who is real 'lioness'

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Vidya Balan, who is currently basking in praise after the release of her action-thriller ...

Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Tyrrell Hatton out of Olympics

Spain's Sergio Garcia, South African Louis Oosthuizen and England's Tyrrell Hatton announced their intentions against representing their respective countries in ...

Zimbabwe says it lost a third of its gold output to smugglers

Zimbabwe estimates gold smuggling costs its economy over R21 billion in lost revenue per year. Most of the gold is ...

Campus free speech: Does it extend to what students say online?

Professors fiercely champion free speech. Many believe that unfiltered, even offensive, expression is fundamental to post-secondary academic life. But what ...

Right to life should prevail over rights of patent holders

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice (Retired) Arun Mishra on Tuesday said ...

Diplomat L. Prashant Pise appointed as next envoy to Iraq

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Diplomat L Prashant Pise, Deputy Director-General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, has been ...

Indian Navy, US Navy Passage exercise

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Teg along with P8I and MiG 29K aircraft will ...

Soldier sent by Pak Army arrested for abetting Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 22 (ANI): The Afghan intelligence agency on Tuesday arrested a Pakistan army officer, who was sent to ...

Nepal decides to resume international and domestic flights

Kathmandu [Nepal], June 22 (ANI): Nepal on Tuesday decided to resume international and domestic flights with some COVID-19 related restrictions ...

Targeted: The Lukashenka Allies And Kin Hit With Western Sanctions

By the end of last week, Western countries had hit authoritarian Alyaksandr Lukashenka's ruling apparatus with three rounds of sanctions ...

Wembley to host more than 60,000 fans for Euro 2020 semis and final

All ticket holders at Wembley will need to follow a number of strict entry requirements, including having a negative Covid-19 ...

Morgan says nothing offensive about use of 'sir' in Twitter posts

England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan insisted on Tuesday his use of the word 'sir' in Twitter posts conveyed "admiration ...

Travel-weary Japan rugby star Himeno ready to cut loose against Lions

Rampaging Japan rugby star Kazuki Himeno on Tuesday pleaded to be let loose against the British and Irish Lions this ...

Mark Boucher praises Test team's growth under Dean Elgar's leadership

Proteas coach Mark Boucher says the players are well on their way to understand what captain Dean Elgar wants out ...

Dimension Data chair Jeremy Ord quits along with 4 other execs

Jeremy Ord co-founded Dimension Data in 1983 and the company went on to list on the JSE in 1987.The firm ...

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Wall Street forges ahead, Dow adds another 69 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks continued their recovery which began on Monday.Tuesday saw the major indices all make ...

To receive Covid vaccination, Indonesians heading to U.S.

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Some Indonesian residents are traveling to wealthier countries to receive Covid vaccinations."It just so happens that I haven't ...

Pilots, aircrews to hold protests against UK travel restrictions

LONDON, England: Britain's airlines and holiday and tour companies are planning a "day of action" on Wednesday, in a bid ...

Japanese sharemarkets dominate Asian trading again Tuesday

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Japan did an almost complete about-face on Tuesday with the Nikkei 225 soaring 873.20 ...

Dubai Airport sees 8% jump in passengers in 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Officials at Dubai International Airport are hoping for a "flood" of travelers as the coronavirus pandemic ...

Boeing unveils 230 passenger 737 MAX 10 jet

SEATTLE, Washington: The latest and largest 737 edition from Boeing -- the MAX 10 -- is being introduced as part ...

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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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