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Belarusian Election Officials Declare Presidential Vote Valid

MINSK -- The Central Election Commission in Belarus has declared the country's August 9 presidential election as valid, announcing shortly ...


Internet Blockages Reported As Belarusians Go To The Polls

MINSK -- Voting has begun in Belarus in a presidential election where incumbent Alyaksandr Lukashenka is seeking a sixth term.The ...


Internet Blockages Reported As Belarus Votes For President

MINSK -- Voting has begun in Belarus in a presidential election where incumbent Alyaksandr Lukashenka is seeking a sixth term.The ...


U.S. Fed official calls for economic lockdown to "crush the virus"

Children play on the Charging Bull in New York, the United States, July 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)The imperative for a ...


With eye on presidential election, Trump takes tough stand on China

Washington [US], Aug 9 (ANI): US President Donald Trump has of late intensified his actions against China due to upcoming ...


AIFF join hands with CPSFI to promote football

New Delhi [India], Aug 9 (ANI): The All India Football Federation (AIFF), in its pursuit to promote grassroots football across ...


Asia Album: Heavy rain batters South Korea, many areas flooded

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows the flooded Jamsu Bridge, the lower deck of the Banpo Bridge across Han ...


496 Gaming remain undefeated in OMEGA League: Asia play

496 Gaming kept the pressure on in Group A by reaching 3-0 in the OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division tournament ...


Take-off of Air Asia flight aborted due to bird-hit at Ranchi airport

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], August 8 (ANI): The take-off of an Air Asia flight travelling from Ranchi to Mumbai was aborted ...


'Confident India can stand solo against China in future border issue'

Amsterdam [Netherlands], Aug 8 (ANI): Post the violent June 15 Galwan Valley clashes, India has shown the confidence of standing ...


Pakistan forced to pay back Saudi USD 1 billion

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 8 (ANI): Pakistan has recently paid back USD 1 billion to Saudi Arabia, reiterating the fact that ...


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Trump thinks 'it would be cool' to invade Venezuela

On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee ...

11 arrests in Virginia and Maryland over shocking sexual exploitation

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia Eleven members or close associates of the infamous MS-13 gang were arrested this week and face numerous charges ...

Desktop review of Melissa Davey's new book on the Pell case

Melissa Davey just a few days ago brought out her book on The Case of George Pell. Davey has followed ...

Seventeen dead, 123 injured as jet breaks in two on landing in India

DUBAI, UAE - An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people on board skidded off a runway and ...

Beirut explosion may be turning point for Lebanon

ROME - Numbness and shock at first - now fury. The massive blast at Beirut's port Tuesday night that wrecked ...

Collision between truck and Land Cruiser claims life of Tajik singer

DUSHANBE - Hundreds of fans have come to bid farewell to one of Tajikistan's most popular singers, Bahrom Ghafuri, who ...

Asia Editorials

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Where's the sympathy for lonely young people?

With job losses and support networks having closed down, some are feeling the effects of the pandemic more acutely. ...

A reflection on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings

In 1988, I was a student taking the Social Responsibility of Science course at Kings College, London, where I had ...

Hiroshima-Nagasaki, a crime against humanity?

In 1985 nuclear physicist Phillip Morrison lectured at Harvard about the Manhattan Project. I asked Dr. Morrison if the Los ...

Japanese workers should be allowed to stay home when ill

Regarding the Aug. 4 article 62% in Japan with cold-like symptoms went to work amid pandemic and similar news reports, ...

An old depreciation for the balcony

The July 26 article The Japanese balcony gets a rethink amid a pandemic(headlined A new appreciation for the balcony in ...

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Despite job gains too many Americans still out of work, says official

WASHINGTON, DC - Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment ...


Kroenke Sports Entertainment partners with global sportsbook operator

PointsBet, a global sportsbook operator, and Kroenke Sports Entertainment, LLC announced Friday an entrance into a new, multi-year partnership. The ...


U.S. dollar makes small recovery, Wall Street mixed

NEW YORK, New York - U.S stocks faltered on Friday despite better-than-expected jobs growth in July, and a rebound in ...


Switch revenue jumps 13% in second quarter

Switch is the latest data centre operator to post strong financial results as the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to fail ...


Asian markets topple over after Trump gets stuck into China again

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia tanked on Friday as the U.S. took a big stick to China again, banning ...


Siege at bank in northern France ends

A gunman with psychiatric problems took six people hostage at a bank in Le Havre, northern France, before giving himself ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...