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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 ...

Preparedness for nuclear attack or event at lowest point since 1945

It is important to mark the solemn 75th anniversary of the first and only use of atomic weapons against cities ...

U.S. Senate moves to restrict TikTok downloads by federal employees

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on ...

Isreeli empathy for Lebanon draws fire from within

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese cabinet has ordered port officials who had roles in storing or guarding highly explosive materials ...

Pompeo calls TikiTok, WeChat, and other apps, 'significant threats'

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from ...

Rebels and government forces clash in Myamar sending locals fleeing

More than 100 villagers fled their homes in Myanmar's northern Shan state into China as fighting broke out between ethnic ...

Abhishek Bachchan reaches home after COVID-19 recovery

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 8 (ANI): Soon after actor Abhishek Bachchan tested negative for coronavirus, the actor got discharged and ...

SLC appoints Lanka de Silva as interim head coach of women's team

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug 8 (ANI): Former Sri Lanka's Test wicket-keeper, Lanka de Silva, has been appointed as the interim ...

Islamabad HC forms larger bench on Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 8 (ANI): Bowing down to India's diplomatic pressure, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has formed a larger ...

Re-engineering antibodies may bring relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

Texas [USA], August 8 (ANI): As there is a surge in the COVID-19 cases across the globe, people are heading ...

India's FDI regime is most liberal in the world, says NITI Aayog CEO

New Delhi [India], Aug 8 (ANI): In the Mission 2020 summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), CEO ...

U'khand: Nepal installs CCTVs at No Man's Land in Bambasa

Champawat (Uttarakhand) [India], August 6 (ANI): Kanchanpur administration of Nepal government has installed CCTV cameras at No Man's Land in ...

Nepal FM expresses condolences to Kerala plane crash victims' kin

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 8 (ANI): Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Saturday expressed condolences to the bereaved families of victims ...

NBDB invites stakeholders to take part of its promotional activities

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) - The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is set to launch various promotional activities as ...

Government develops football stadium in Srinagar

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 8 (ANI): Football is one of the many sports, which is played by all ...

Orioles back to scoring, will continue series with Nationals

The Baltimore Orioles were reeling -- especially on offense -- as they arrived in Washington on Friday. Baltimore's bats started ...

Reds find runs, win vs. Brewers, look for more

Following a much-needed breakout win, the Cincinnati Reds need to start stringing together some victories. They will try for a ...

Odorizzi to make Twins season debut at Royals

The Twins own the best record in the American League with three of five projected starting pitchers on the injured ...

Plane Crash Kills 18 in Southern India

NEW DELHI - At least 18 people have been killed and more than 125 injured in southern India in a ...

Can the Takuba Force Turn Around the Sahel Conflict

PARIS - Two years after a pan-European military initiative was first proposed to help tackle the Sahel's Islamist insurgency, the ...

Jamshedpur FC appoints Owen Coyle as new head coach

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) [India], Aug 8 (ANI): Ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season, Jamshedpur FC has signed Owen ...

In pics: A look at lovely cats on International Cat Day

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- August 8th marks International Cat Day. Created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal ...

'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 ...

Taiwan deploys more Marines to Dongsha Islands in South China Sea

Taipei [Taiwan], Aug 8 (ANI): Taiwan's military has dispatched more of Marine Corps to China-claimed Dongsha Islands in the South ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 8)

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

Shakib Al Hasan set to start training in Bangladesh from September

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug 8 (ANI): Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is all set to start training at his alma mater, ...

Cloud9, TSM keep pressure on Liquid in LCS

Cloud9 and Team SoloMid remained in the chase for first place in the League of Legends Championship Series' Summer Split ...

Despite COVID-19 concerns, cigar smokers are smoking more: Survey

North Carolina [USA], Aug 8 (ANI): Results from an online survey suggest that though cigar smokers are concerned about their ...

Woods makes cut but "struggles" on greens at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods says he is going to have to hit crisper irons and clean up his putting on Saturday if ...

US Delivering Critical Emergency Aid to Lebanon

The United States is delivering emergency aid to Lebanon, starting with food, water, and medical supplies, under the direction of ...

Officials Long Warned of Explosive Chemicals at Beirut Port

BEIRUT, LEBANON - At least 10 times over the past six years, authorities from Lebanon's customs, military, security agencies and ...

Lukashenko's Biggest Election Opponent: the Internet

In the closing days of the Belarus presidential election campaign, opposition candidates are holding mass rallies and incumbent President Alexander ...

G2 book spot in LEC Summer Split playoffs

G2 Esports left nothing to chance Friday night, topping SK Gaming and clinching a playoff spot in the first day ...

Celtics produce wire-to-wire win over Raptors

Jaylen Brown scored 20 points and Jayson Tatum added 18 as the Boston Celtics rolled to a 122-100 victory over ...

Death toll in Kerala plane crash rises to 18: Hardeep Singh Puri

New Delhi [India], Aug 8 (ANI): The death toll in the flight crash landing incident at Kozhikode International Airport in ...

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in Sun's atmosphere

Washington [US], Aug 8 (ANI): Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists are ...

upGrad launches schemes to make higher education accessible to Bharat

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 8 (ANI/BusinessWire India): upGrad, India's largest online higher education company, which offers national and international university-certified ...

Smith's late pass at Michigan nets first career win

Zane Smith made a last-lap pass in double overtime to earn his first career NASCAR Gander RV Outdoors Truck Series ...

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U.S. dollar makes smalll 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 ...

Chinese app plans half billion-dollar investment in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland - While its future on the other side of the Atlantic, and in the Pacific, is up in ...

China's Shanghai Composite completes 4th day of gains

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