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China tightens control of Hong Kong, jails protest leaders

HONG KONG: As part of China's campaign to curtail freedoms in Hong Kong, leaders in the protests against China have ...

Crowd at Vatican as Pope returns to Sunday greetings

VATICAN CITY - Following the one-year lockdown, Pope Francis greeted Catholics in St. Peter's Square for his traditional Sunday noon ...

Coronavirus rates at record high among 19 and younger in Michigan

ATLANTA, Georgia: As Covid-19 cases again increase in states such as Michigan and Minnesota, officials have voiced concern about children ...

Canadian court upholds agreement with U.S. on refusing asylum seekers

OTTAWA, Canada: A Canadian appeals court has upheld a Canada-U.S. agreement to turn back asylum seekers.The ruling overturned a Canadian ...

Disneyland set to re-start operations, Covid precautions in place

BURBANK, California: Disneyland is set to reopen on April 30 and tickets are now being sold for the first time ...

Brexit trade agreement on track for approval by European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Committees of the European Parliament handling relations with Britain have approved the EU-UK post-Brexit trade and cooperation deal, ...

After 20,000 servers hacked, all U.S. agencies ordered to use patches

WASHINGTON D.C.: All U.S. government agencies have been directed to install patches on Microsoft software to prevent hacking into emails.The ...

Take trains, not flights, French parliament to tell travelers

PARIS, France: French lawmakers are expected to approve a ban on any domestic flight that can be covered by train ...

ATP roundup: Kei Nishikori rallies for 1st-round win in Barcelona

Japan's Kei Nishikori mounted a comeback to avoid first-round elimination at the Barcelona Open, defeating Guido Pella 4-6, 7-6 (4), ...

Pakistan: Aurat March organisers condemn FIR

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 20 (ANI): Aurat March organisers in Islamabad have condemned and expressed concern over the first information report ...

Man United's Fernandes joins debate on European Super League

Bruno Fernandes joined the heated debate on the European Super League as the Manchester United midfielder appeared to question the ...

George Floyd sought help with his 'very last breath': prosecutor

George Floyd pleaded for help with his "very last breath" but was not shown any compassion by Derek Chauvin, prosecutor ...

EU: Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine, Crimea Highest Ever

PARIS - The European Union says roughly 150,000 Russian troops are massed along the border of Ukraine and in Crimea ...

India Reports Record 273,810 Daily COVID Cases

India's health ministry Monday announced a record 273,810 new COVID cases in the previous 24-hour period while officials in the ...

Fans to return at US Opens: USGA

The United States Golf Association said Monday that a limited number of spectators will be allowed at the men's and ...

Student achievement depends on reducing poverty now and after COVID-19

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has significantly impacted our lives, including schools and education. Temporary closures of school buildings ...

Zoom fatigue and distracted driving share a common problem: Multitasking

Feeling exhausted at the end of a long day of video-conferencing? Do your back, shoulders and mind ache after a ...

Govt approves financial assistance to vaccine manufacturers

By Shailesh YadavNew Delhi [India], April 20 (ANI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved a total of Rs 4,567.50 crore ...

Blinken stresses on reducing emissions

Washington DC [US], April 20 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday stressed on doing two things -- ...

West Point Cadets Punished in Cheating Scandal

Eight students were "separated" - meaning expelled - from the U.S. Military Academy and more than 50 students must repeat ...

Climate Activist Joins WHO in Calling Out Vaccine Inequities

As the World Health Organization announced that new cases of COVID-19 continued to increase for the eighth straight week, teenage ...

World Bank sets tough loan terms for USD 1.5 billion to Pak

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 20 (ANI): As Pakistan's financial debt continues to mount, the World Bank has set tough conditions for ...

'China brought enormous force to border'

New Delhi [India], April 20 (ANI): China brought enormous force to the border, apparently referring to the Line of Actual ...

Man Utd's Fernandes joins debate on European Super League

Bruno Fernandes joined the heated debate on the European Super League as the Manchester United midfielder appeared to question the ...

Closed Super League proposals 'not right', says blindsided Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was not consulted by the club's owners on signing up to a European Super ...

South Africa cricket captains criticise administrators

South Africa's men's and women's cricket captains on Monday criticised the decision by the sport's council to reject a new ...

Jaishankar slams 'Vaccine Maitri' critics

New Delhi [India], April 19 (ANI): While defending India's decision to export Covid-19 vaccines to other countries at a time ...

Jaishankar says Quad 'not another' NATO

New Delhi [India], April 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said that the alliance between the United ...

India scales up COVID-19 vaccine coverage

New Delhi [India], April 19 (ANI): In a significant decision to check the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, ...

U.S., Europe start to play hardball with Georgia

After months of strenuous American and European mediation that tested the patience of Georgia's allies in the West, the country's ...

Universities in Nigeria must rethink how journalism is taught

Changes in the journalism profession have made journalism education challenging. For instance, the growth of the internet has given everyone ...

How Rwanda is managing its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plans

It's been over a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. In an amazing feat of science and technology, a ...

European Super League: why punishing the breakaway 12 could backfire badly

The football world has been rocked by the announcement of a breakaway European Super League (ESL). The majority think it ...

Revealed: true cost of Britain's addiction to factory-farmed chicken

The first time I encountered an intensive "chicken shed" up close I was taken aback by just how massive it ...

COVID-19: ICC confident WTC final will go ahead as planned

Dubai [UAE], April 19 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said it is confident the World Test Championship ...

Report: NBA clears vaccinated scouts to travel overseas

The NBA is now allowing fully vaccinated scouts to travel overseas, ESPN reported Monday. Team personnel based in the United ...

European Super League: Who's saying what

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan on ...

Dortmund, Bayern 'reject' Super League plans: club chairmen

Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich both said on Monday they were against proposals to form a European Super ...

Fans unite to slam European Super League as 'ultimate betrayal'

Fans of the six Premier League clubs leading the breakaway European Super League have slammed the controversial plan, branding it ...

UK says could invoke competition law to block European Super League

"But be in no doubt, if they can't act, we will. We will put everything on the table to prevent ...

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U.S. stocks lose ground as profit-takers move in

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were sold off Monday, a surprising break in what has been a relentless ...

Fewer than 200,000 businesses failed during lockdown, says Fed

WASHINGTON D.C.: Federal Reserve research indicates that fewer than 200,000 businesses in the United States may have failed during the ...

After Brexit, Ireland-Northern Ireland trade jumps in value

DUBLIN, Ireland: Cross-border trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland has greatly increased, in some cases doubling since the start of ...

Mixed performances on Asian stock markets Monday, U.S. dollar steadies

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia had an interesting start to the week with shares in Japan and Australia ...

May 3 bullfight in Spain to raise funds for jobless bullfighters

MADRID, Spain: The first bullfight in over one year is to be held in Spain on May 3 to raise ...

Serious housing shortage seen as new housing starts surge

WASHINGTON D.C.: Construction of new homes in the United States reached 1.74 million in March, which was a 19 percent ...

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