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770 barges backed up on Mississippi River due to damaged bridge

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Some 770 barges on the lower Mississippi River have backed up due to a damaged bridge near Memphis, ...

As Covid crisis lessens, face masks no longer needed at federal parks

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that hundreds of millions of visitors to ...

Palestinians bearing brunt of hostilities, Israel gets foreign backing

GAZA, Palestinian territories - The death toll in Gaza and Israel since hostilities surged on Monday of last week, has ...

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

Taiwan tightens Covid restrictions after infections increase

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Following reports of 180 new Covid infections on May 14, Taiwan tightened restrictions in Taipei and the surrounding ...

South American countries seek to lay Internet cable to Asia

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil plans to join a Chile-led project to lay a fiber optic cable connecting South America and Asia, ...

Amazon court win defeats EU drive to tax corporations

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In a setback to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's campaign against preferential deals, Amazon won its fight against an ...

Masks can be removed for vaccinated Americans, says CDC

ATLANTA, Georgia: Americans will no longer need to wear face masks if they are fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for ...

Israeli police attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque blamed for violence outbreak

JERUSALEM - Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers ...

COVID-19 could be the end of 'global health' as we know it

The pandemic has made us painfully aware of our common vulnerability to disease outbreaks. New communicable diseases originating in one ...

PGA of America CEO: Planning for a Ryder Cup party scene

Even the golf world has been more buttoned up than tradition demands during the coronavirus pandemic, but that all could ...

Russian Lawmakers Back More Restrictive Civil Society Legislation

Russian lawmakers gave preliminary backing to new legislation that human rights groups says is part of authorities' efforts to "annihilate ...

Westwood would listen if Super League Golf made rich pitch

Lee Westwood will listen to any rich offers from Super League Golf, but the 48-year-old Englishman is more concerned with ...

Williams crashes out in second round in Parma

Former world number one Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA tournament in Parma on Tuesday when she was beaten ...

Silverwood places faith in uncapped duo for New Zealand Test series

Gloucestershire wicketkeeper-batsman James Bracey and Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson could be in line for their first England caps after being ...

Zubayr Hamza to lead South Africa 'A' for Zimbabwe tour

Proteas batsman Zubayr Hamza will lead the South Africa 'A' side, which will tour Zimbabwe for four One-Day matches and ...

Nigeria gets back R83 million looted by ex-governor

Nigeria has received Pound 4.2 million looted by a former governor, who was jailed in Britain for money laundering and ...

Pelosi proposes diplomatic BOYCOTT of China's 2022 Winter Olympics

Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned official US delegations could be barred from appearing at Beijing's upcoming Olympic Games ? supposedly, ...

UK returns $6 million to Nigeria stolen by ex-governor

Money stolen from Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 has been returned by the UK.Nigeria received $5.9 million which was looted ...

Lee Westwood withdraws name from Olympic consideration

Lee Westwood has withdrawn his name from consideration for this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Westwood joins world No. 1 ...

UK records another 2,412 coronavirus cases

London [UK], May 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Another 2,412 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of ...

Number of serious cases hits record high in Japan

Tokyo [Japan], May 18 (ANI): Japan on Tuesday registered another record high number of severe coronavirus cases as more than ...

Chinese expert warns risks of new COVID variants

Beijing [China], May 18 (ANI): Chinese infectious disease specialist has warned that slow global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out risks allowing new ...

BCCI SGM on May 29 to discuss hosting of T20 World Cup

By Baidurjo BhoseNew Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called for ...

Rennie Stennett, part of Pirates' championship teams, dies at 72

Rennie Stennett, part of two World Series-winning Pittsburgh Pirates teams of the 1970s, died at age 72 of cancer in ...

'Afghanistan ready to fight Taliban after US pullout'

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 18 (ANI): The Afghan government is ready to fight against the Taliban after the full withdrawal of ...

India's vaccination can't be completed in 2-3 months: SII

By Shalini BhardwajPune (Maharashtra) [India], May 18 (ANI): The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Tuesday ...

Boxing Championship: Panghal, Krishan to headline squad

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Following continuous efforts from the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), a full-strength Indian contingent ...

Jason Momoa to star in new docuseries for Discovery

Washington [US], March 18 (ANI): Hollywood actor Jason Momoa is set to star in a new docuseries for Discovery titled ...

US withdrawal from Afghanistan up to 20 pc complete

Washington DC [US], May 18 (ANI): The United States' military withdrawal from Afghanistan is up to 20 percent complete, US ...

Russell, Hetmyer return as West Indies name squad

St John's [Antigua], May 18 (ANI): The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel on Tuesday announced a provisional 18-man squad ...

US announces USD 155mn in new aid for Rohingya

Washington DC [US], May 18 (ANI): The United States has announced nearly USD 155 million in assistance to help meet ...

Stokes 'progressing well', Archer to see medical consultant

London [UK], May 18 (ANI): All-rounder Ben Stokes is progressing well from his fractured left index finger and is set ...

China's rocket debris spurs calls to limit space junk

Beijing [China], May 18 (ANI): The uncontrolled re-entry of a China Long March rocket into Earth's atmosphere has spurred the ...

These men were executed for selling hard currency in the USSR

Some considered them "enemies of the people", while others saw them as victims of an illegal execution. And, in the ...

Red Bulls, USMNT D Aaron Long (Achilles) out for season

New York Red Bulls and United States Men's National Team defender Aaron Long will miss the remainder of the MLS ...

Kosovo Police Seize Record Cocaine Haul Worth $24 Million

Kosovo police have seized a record 400 kilograms of cocaine concealed in a shipment of meat from Brazil and arrested ...

North Macedonia Declares Russian Diplomat Persona Non Grata

SKOPJE -- North Macedonia has declared a Russian diplomat persona non grata and communicated the decision to Moscow earlier this ...

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Taiwan's TSMC considers building European, American chip production

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is weighing an investment of several billion dollars into a state-of-the-art chip manufacturing ...

Asian stocks advance as U.S. dollar gets crushed

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks on Asian markets roared ahead on Tuesday, with the region seeing across-the-board gains.The moves came ...

Greek mainland, islands reopen to tourists following Covid shutdown

ATHENS, Greece: After being locked down during the Coronavirus pandemic, Greece has again opened its borders to tourism.Greece has also ...

Taiwan warns international money not safe in Hong Kong

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan said on May 15 that Hong Kong's freezing the assets of jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai was ...

Wall Street opens new week with moderate losses

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were on the defensive on Monday following the release of disappointing economic data.The ...

U.S. inspecting wire failure on Boeing 737 following Indonesian crash

WASHINGTON D.C.: Operators of Boeing 737 Classic aircraft have been ordered to check for possible wire failures, following an investigation ...

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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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