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Food, energy lead jump in Sri Lanka inflation to 70.2% in August

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The Department of Census and Statistics in Sri Lanka said consumer inflation surged to 70.2 percent in ...


Seeking rebound after Covid, Shanghai begins construction projects

SHANGHAI, China: After its economy slowed due to COVID-19 lockdowns in April and May, Shanghai, China's largest city, announced the ...


Following Covid, Thailand sees 2023 tourism revenues of $64.5 billion

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand expects to earn $64.50 billion in tourism revenues in 2023, according to government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri. As ...


Following N. Korea missile tests, US sends aircraft carrier on visit

SEOUL, South Korea: A U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, will visit South Korea for the first time in ...


To speed economic recovery, China to hurry construction projects

BEIJING, China: China state planners have said that even though the economy showed signs of renewed momentum last month, the ...


Following extinctions, cheetahs brought back to India

NEW DELHI, India: Cheetahs have returned to India, seven decades after becoming extinct, after large cats from Namibia were flown ...


Typhoon brings high winds, floods to southern Japan, Tokyo

TOKYO, Japan: Typhoon Nanmadol has struck southern Japan, bringing strong winds and heavy rains, causing blackouts, paralyzing ground and air ...


CEOs of Boeing, Raytheon sanctioned by China due to Taiwan arms sales

BEIJING, China: A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said this week that due to their involvement in Washington's latest arms sales ...


Two Pakistanis die after boat carrying migrants capsizes in Turkey

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Turkish authorities deported 110 Pakistanis, including two with broken ribs and leg fractures, who arrived at Islamabad ...


Study finds improved air quality in recent decades has accelerated global warming

Washington [US], September 25 (ANI): A multinational study team utilised satellite data to show that pollution particle concentrations had decreased ...


Milan Fashion Week Hears Calls for More Designer Diversity

MILAN - Haitian Italian designer Stella Jean returned to the Milan runway after a two-year hiatus with a tour de ...


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Cyclone roars through Canada with 80 mph winds, damage called heavy

HALIFAX, Canada: Cyclone Fiona struck northeast Canada this weekend, with reports of houses being washed into the ocean, roofs torn ...

Royals reveal details of Queen Elizabeth II's final resting place

LONDON (CNN), 24 September 2022 - Buckingham Palace has released a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II's final resting place within ...

EU considers new sanctions against Russia, including cap on gas prices

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In response to a new escalation in Russia's war against Ukraine, the European Union is considering an oil ...

Invincible Defense Technology to put warring parties on path to peace

Longstanding divisive issues between Azerbaijan and Armenia resulting from or related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remain unresolved, despite continuing efforts ...

US to seek death penalty against alleged New York bike path killer

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. government said it will seek the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, the man charged with running ...

Hong Kong expected to reduce strict COVID-19 quarantine policy

HONG KONG: To keep the city connected with the rest of the world, while ensuring an "orderly opening-up," Hong Kong ...

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Chinese, Gabonese FMs meet on sidelines of UNGA session

© Provided by Xinhua NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here ...

Chinese, Costa Rican FMs meet on sidelines of UNGA session

© Provided by Xinhua NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here ...

Congress opposes action against terrorists due to vote bank considerations: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi [India], September 25 (ANI): Union Minister Anurag Thakur strongly reacted to Congress leader Digvijay Singh's statement comparing RSS ...

Nitish, Lalu to meet Sonia to discuss opposition consolidation for 2024 polls

New Delhi [India], September 25 (ANI): After backing Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar's prime ministerial ambitions, ...

President Murmu to visit Karnataka for two days, schedule inside

New Delhi [India], September 25 (ANI): President Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to visit Karnataka from September 26 to 28. This ...

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Asian Development Bank cuts Asia growth forecast

MANILA, Philippines: Amidst increased central bank monetary tightening, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and COVID-19 lockdowns in China, the Asian Development ...


Stock falls after Gap cuts 500 corporate jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Amidst declining margins and weak sales of outdated clothes of its brands, including Old Navy and Banana ...


Many forced out as US rental apartments jump 10% in price

WASHINGTON D.C.: Young workers in the U.S. have been the group most harmed by surging rental prices, with many taking ...


US to allow more tourist flights to Cuba

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Transport Department has announced that the Biden administration has approved the expansion of U.S. flights to ...


McDonald's Russian successor planning full reopening in 2022

MOSCOW, Russia: After battling supply chain issues, potato shortages and a heftyrebranding job, the successor to McDonald's in Russia, Vkusno ...


Global financial markets in disarray, British pound plunges

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. and global stocks continued falling Friday in a dismal end to the week. The ...


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