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As British face inflation, government freezes BBC subscription fee

LONDON, England: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) faces a major financial setback following a recent announcement by the government to ...

US Supreme Court to rule on religious rights of football coach

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear an appeal from a former high school football coach who ...

US snow storm leaves thousands without power

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: The eastern United States was hit by a severe winter storm on January 16, packing heavy snow, ...

Norwegian Caribbean cruise remains in St. Martin as cruise canceled

PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin: Norwegian Cruise Line canceled, mid-voyage, a ten-day Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Gem due to COVID-19, leaving ...

One of world's oldest gorillas put to sleep at Atlanta Zoo

ATLANTA, Georgia: Zoo Atlanta's gorilla, one of the oldest in captivity at 59 years, was euthanized on January 13 due ...

Former Denmark defense minister charged with leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: An official at the highest level of the Denmark government has been charged with leaking state secrets. Claus ...

West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...

Suspicions on Russia as Ukraine websites suffer cyberattacks

KIEV, Ukraine: Many government websites in Ukraine have suffered cyberattacks, with the intruders posting the text, "Be afraid and wait ...

19 year-old Belgium completing solo flight round-the-world

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Zara Rutherford, a teenager from Belgium, is nearing the completion of a solo round-the-world flight. Rutherford, age 19, ...

FedEx asks US to let it install laser defenses to planes

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: FedEx is seeking permission to arm its cargo planes with defensive systems to thwart attacks by heat-seeking missiles. ...

Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...

French government's Covid policies cause teachers to strike

PARIS, France: French teachers have begun a nationwide strike organized by teachers unions to protest against class disruptions caused by ...

Great excitement in Tokyo over newborn twin pandas

TOKYO, Japan: Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. However, ...

After 5,000 cranes die from bird flu, Israel acts to stop virus

TEL AVIV, Israel: An avian influenza upsurge has claimed the lives of over 5,000 cranes in Israel, resulting in the ...

Poland joins other EU countries with 100,000 Covid-related deaths

WARSAW, Poland: Poland has emerged as the most recent country in Europe to have reported 100,000 fatalities linked to COVID-19, ...

Britain warns MPs of Chinese agent seeking contacts in Parliament

LONDON, England: A rare warning by the UK's MI5 intelligence agency has revealed that a Chinese agent, Christine Ching Kui ...

Omicron to infect half of Europe in weeks, says WHO

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Based on the 7 million new cases reported across Europe in the first week of 2022, the World ...

China hosts Middle East foreign ministers in rare gathering

BEIJING, China: This week, the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain are visiting China for meetings with ...

As Covid increases, Chile begins fourth vaccine dose for vulnerable

SANTIAGO, Chile: As the number of daily COVID-19 cases continues rising, Chile has began administering a fourth vaccination dose to ...

12 Syrian Police Hurt in Bus Bombing, State News Agency Says

DAMASCUS - Twelve members of Syria's internal security forces were lightly wounded Wednesday in a bomb blast on a police ...

Tech cooperation must be a global imperative, urge WEF leaders

© Provided by Xinhua According to data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an estimated 37 percent of the world's ...

Products of grassroots, student's innovations; traditional knowledge to be available for online sale: Ministry of Science and Technology

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): Products by grassroots innovators, outstanding traditional knowledge holders as well as student creativity based ...

Iran has "no limitation" for boosting ties with Russia: president

© Provided by Xinhua TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday Tehran is faced with ...

Border opening spurs rebound in demand from international students

Australia's position in the international higher education market weakened significantly while our border was closed over the past two years. ...

UK PM Johnson rolling back COVID-19 measures including mandatory face masks

London [UK], January 20 (ANI): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (local time) announced the end of COVID-19 measures ...

Teen Pilot One Stop from Finishing Round-the-world Solo Flight

A 19-year-old British-Belgian pilot landed her plane on Wednesday at an airstrip near Frankfurt, Germany, one stop away from becoming ...

ICC U19 WC: Harnoor, Hangargekar, Raghuvanshi help India register dominant win over Ireland

Tarouba [Trinidad and Tobago], January 20 (ANI): Harnoor Singh and Angkrish Raghuvanshi's show with the bat was backed up by ...

India at UN reiterates for peaceful resolution of Israel-Palestine issue, supports two-state solution

New York [US], January 20 (ANI): India on Wednesday at the UN Security Council open debate on the Middle East, ...

UN Appeals for $1.6 Billion to Aid Palestinian Refugees

GENEVA - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is appealing for $1.6 billion to provide life-saving assistance for more ...

US Billionaire Opens COVID, Cancer Vaccine Plant in South Africa

CAPE TOWN - South African-born U.S. billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have cut the ribbon Wednesday ...

US warns about nukes in Belarus

Proposed constitutional reforms could pave the way to more atomic weapons on the continent, Washington claimsRussia could station nuclear weapons ...

Is an all-out Russia-Ukraine war about to break out

The world is bracing for a potential armed showdown over Ukraine, which all sides say they don?t want to happenRussia ...

The CIA's high-stakes game in Ukraine

Purported plans for guerrilla war could see the country brought to the brinkWith fears of a conflict breaking out between ...

Blinken to VOA: Russia Has a Clear Choice to Make

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke in Kyiv Wednesday with VOA's Eastern Europe bureau chief Myroslava Gongadze about his ...

China traced back its first Omicron case to a document from Canada

Beijing [China], January 19 (ANI): The first case of the Omicron variant in China was traced back to an international ...

ICC U19 WC: Four India players test COVID positive, two others showing symptoms

New Delhi [India], January 19 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that some ...

China forcefully brought nearly 10,000 'fugitives' by 'threatening' their families in country, 'kidnappings' abroad: Report

Beijing [China], January 19 (ANI): China's global hunt for "fugitives" hit a new milestone just around Christmas last year, as, ...

Americans strongly oppose aid to Afghanistan, fear money landing in Taliban's hands: Poll

Washington [US], January 19 (ANI): A majority of American voters oppose providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, as they fear the ...

OnePlus Nord N20 scheduled to hit Europe in February, 10 Pro global launch in March

Shenzhen [China], January 19 (ANI): A new leak has claimed that the unveiling of the OnePlus 10 Pro to overseas ...

Taliban convenes first ever Economic conference, pleads humanitarian aid for strife-torn country

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 19 (ANI): Afghanistan convened their first-ever Economic Conference on Wednesday attended by its high ranking officials and ...

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British Petroleum says EV charging to become profitable soon

LONDON, England: Oil giant British Petroleum (BP) has said that the use of its pulse electric vehicle chargers is "on ...

Amazon UK says it will accept Visa credit cards for purchases

LONDON, England: In a statement on January 17, Amazon UK said it has canceled plans to stop accepting Visa credit ...

Japanese stock markets records major falls

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday. The biggest move was the Japanese market which saw ...

UK imports to Ireland fell, trade with N. Ireland up due to Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland: Since Brexit went into effect in 2020, Ireland has witnessed a 20 percent decline in goods exported from ...

At 3.45%, mortgage rates highest in US since pandemic struck

WASHINGTON D.C.: According to a closely watched survey, U.S. mortgage rates have reached levels not seen since March 2020. In ...

U.S. stocks shatter, Nasdaq loses 387 points

NEW YORK, New York - A major rise in U.S. Treasury yields and a sell-off of financial stocks rocked Wall ...

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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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