Thu, 25 Feb 2021

After 11 month closure, Chicago's parks to reopen 'soon'

CHICAGO, Illinois - Following an 11-month closure, Chicago's lakefront, parks and pools are preparing to reopen.Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor ...

Italian ambassador's convoy attacked in Congo, envoy and driver killed

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was assassinated Monday while traveling in ...

Tanzania president tells public to avoid foreign-made face masks

NAIROBI, Kenya: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested that Tanzania report on its measures to battle ...

Call for moving 2022 Olympics from China

OTTAWA, Canada - Ramping up pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to toughen his stance on China, Canada's parliament ...

Town remembers Italy's first Covid death

CODOGNO, Italy: Sunday marked one year since Italy experienced its first known COVID-19 death, a 77-year-old retired roofer from the ...

Over 100,000 Indian farmers protest deregulation of crops

In a massive show of strength to protest three farm laws, more than 100,000 farmers and agricultural laborers gathered in ...

After 24 killed in June clash, troops withdraw from Himalayan border

Following the deaths of 24 soldiers after clashing last June, Indian and Chinese troops have withdrawn from a disputed Himalayan ...

Niger vote marks country's first peaceful transfer of power

NIAMEY, Niger, February 21: Voters went to the polls on the weekend in the second round of presidential elections, promising ...

Britain speeds delivery of coronavirus vaccine to all adults

LONDON, England: The British government has pledged that all adults in the country will receive their first dose of the ...

Report says first transmission of H5N8 avian flu occurred in Russia

MOSCOW, February 20: Russian officials have reported discovering the first cases in the world in which the H5N8 strain of ...

Jasmine Harrison, 21, rows across Atlantic in 70 days, sets record

NORTH YORKSHIRE, England, UK - Twenty-one year-old Jasmine Harrison from the UK has become the youngest woman to row solo ...

Sudanese asylum seeker held after killing refugee center director

PARIS, France - French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin was departing Paris for the southern city of Pau after the French ...

Man Exits Church After Years in Sanctuary From Deportation

MAPLEWOOD, MISSOURI - After 3½ years of living inside a Missouri church to avoid deportation, Honduran immigrant Alex Garcia finally ...

British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw named latest UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw was on Wednesday appointed a global Goodwill Ambassador with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.Ms. Mbatha-Raw highlighted ...

CIA Chief Nominee Warns of 'Adversarial, Predatory' China

WASHINGTON - The United States must train its spies and intelligence analysts on the rising threat from China, U.S. President ...

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty withdraws from Qatar Open

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has withdrawn from next week's Qatar Open, tournament organizers announced Wednesday. Barty has been battling ...

Sheriff: No charges in Tiger Woods crash

The single-car crash that left Tiger Woods with significant injuries to his right leg has been ruled an accident. No ...

Facebook versus News: Advertising is the real problem

The fight between Facebook and the Morrison government is over almost before it began. Having drastically overplayed its hand by ...

Items valuing more than Rs 18 lakh seized at Jaipur Airport

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], February 25 (ANI): The customs authority of Jaipur International Airport (JIA) on Wednesday seized smartphones, mobile accessories ...

The importance of remembering Kenyan artist Rosemary Karuga

A vast chapter of the still mostly untold story of women's art in Kenya starts with Rosemary Namuli Karuga. Karuga ...

Biden Orders Review to Shore Up Supply Chain Resiliency

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday to formally order a 100-day government review of ...

Golfer Arjun Atwal will play for Dad and Tiger Woods

Puerto Rico, February 24 (ANI): India's veteran star Arjun Atwal, who has been preoccupied with his father's health issues, will ...

Renaming stadium indicates that PM Modi to soon be 'former'

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], February 24 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said the renaming of Motera stadium reflects ...

Tiger Woods's car-crash injuries cast doubt on future

US golf legend Tiger Woods was recovering in hospital on Wednesday after surgery for serious leg injuries sustained in a ...

Georgia's restaurants fight back against the lockdown

Nodari insists that he makes the best khachapuri in Tbilisi - a bold claim, when Georgia's trademark national cheese pie ...

Before Lenin: The Monuments Of Tsarist Russia

Historical photos show the royal Russian statues that were consigned to the 'dustbin of history' after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. ...

Eastern Cape name changes: 'The ANC has gone too far', says DA

The DA says the ANC government has gone too far with regard to name changes.The party says the ANC sidelined ...

Ravi Shankar Prasad hits out at Cong over Montera Stadium

New Delhi [India], February 24 (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday hit out at the Congress party whose ...

'Naming of stadium after PM humble attempt to honour him'

New Delhi [India], February 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janta Party national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Wednesday said that the naming ...

Iraq's Christians Await Papal Visit With Hope and Worry

AMMAN - Pope Francis' planned visit to Iraq, from March 5 to March 8, is complex on many levels. COVID-19 ...

One-Shot Vaccine Protects Against COVID, US Government Says

The U.S. government has determined that a one-shot COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson is safe and offers partial ...

NHL selects DreamHack Sports Games to run esports events

The NHL announced a multi-year deal with DreamHack Sports Games to operate live and online esports events. DreamHack Sports Games ...

Kyrgyz President Meets With Putin In First Trip Abroad

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Japarov have discussed bilateral ties in Moscow as Kyrgyzstan emerges from a ...

England forwards chief Proudfoot says 'collisions' key against Wales

England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has warned his side to brace themselves for a bruising battle up front as he ...

Man Utd boss Solskjaer 'keeps in touch' with hotshot Haaland

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he is still in contact with former charge Erling Braut Haaland and ...

European stocks climb despite Asia losses

European stocks rose Wednesday after Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell sought to allay fears around rising inflation.Asian markets closed with ...

What's Happening in Mozambique's Violent North It's Complicated

JOHANNESBURG - The shadowy, violent Islamist insurgency in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado region has confounded authorities, residents, aid groups and ...

US Pledges to Champion Human Rights Worldwide

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - In a speech to the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has ...

Bollywood wishes Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his birthday

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 24 (ANI): As one of the most celebrated Indian filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali turned 58 on ...

EU escalates condemnation of China's crackdown on Hong Kong

Brussels [Belgium], February 24 (ANI): The European Union has escalated its condemnation of Beijing's political crackdown under the draconian National ...

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Wall Street has jubilant finish, all indices gain ground

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Wednesday adding to the volatility this week which has ...

Engine parts from 777 fall over Denver, bringing more woes for United

CHICAGO, Illinois - After engine parts fell onto a residential neighborhood in Denver, USA this weekend, Boeing Co. has recommended ...

Irish schools expect to reopen in March

DUBLIN, Ireland - The government is considering easing the nationwide Covid lockdown before the planned nine-week deadline, as Taoiseach Micheal ...

Sharemarkets in Asia hit the skids, Hong Kong index down more than 3%

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Sharemarkets in Asia were rocky on Wednesday following a violent sell-off on Wall Street a day ...

Vaccine could prevent transmission of virus, says Israeli study

TEL AVIV, Israel: An Israeli study has found the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech effective in preventing laboratory-confirmed ...

Texas recovering from freezing winter, looks to begin pumping oil

Oil prices climbed again on Tuesday after a jump in the morning session, holding near a 13-month high, due to ...

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