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Human Rights Watch: Taliban arrested, executed security forces

LONDON, England: The Taliban has executed dozens of members of the former government's security forces after the surrender of Afghanistan, ...

NATO chief: Countries should prepare for Russian incursion in Ukraine

RIGA, Latvia: Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, has warned that the American-led military alliance should be ...

Families reunited after 2 years at Malaysia-Singapore land border

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia As buses of vaccinated Malaysians working in Singapore were ferried across the Causeway Bridge that connects the ...

Soldiers burn houses and barns, kill livestock in south of Kalay

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to the local residents, soldiers have torched roughly 20 houses and two barns in communities in ...

Sixty years after astronaut Alan Shepard, daughter to travel to space

KENT, Washington: Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will launch on 9th December, its third piloted flight, with a crew of ...

Bomb threat: Malaysian Airliner makes emergency landing in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Following a bomb threat on board, a Malaysia Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal ...

Notre Dame rebuild plans called 'woke theme park' by critics

PARIS, France: The rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has come under fire from critics, after the new plans ...

Lebanese take to streets as currency drops 90% in value

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Protesting Lebanese took to the streets, lighting tires on fire and blocking roads throughout Lebanon to express their ...

Stowaway survives in landing gear on Guatemala flight to Miami

MIAMI, Florida: A stowaway has been found alive in the landing gear of an American Airlines plane that flew from ...

New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...

After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

As Barbados becomes Republic, role of British monarchy to end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In a colonial unshackling, Barbados will say goodbye to the British monarch, as the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Turkish women gassed by police during women's rights demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police in Istanbul fired tear gas on women demanding the country's re-adoption of a landmark international treaty ...

UK man receives 3D printed eyeball, appearance identical to good eye

LONDON, England: A British man made medical history last week when he received a 3D-printed eyeball."This new eye looks fantastic, ...

US Congressmen, in Taiwan, pledge support in struggle against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan: U.S. lawmakers have made a surprise visit to Taiwan, in a bid to show support amidst Chinese threats ...

Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

Tiger Woods considering return at upcoming father-son event

Tiger Woods is considering a return at the Dec. 18-19 PNC Championships, the annual father-son tournament at Orlando, Fla., GOLF.com ...

100 people arrested so far in connection with mob lynching in Pakistan's Sialkot: Police

Sialkot [Pakistan], December 4 (ANI): As many as 100 people have been arrested in Sialkot after a mob of factory ...

Global Hunger Index does not reflect India's true picture as it is flawed measure of 'Hunger': Ministry

New Delhi [India], December 4 (ANI): Global Hunger Index (GHI) does not reflect India's true picture as it is a ...

J-K: COVID negative international travellers from 'at risk' nations to quarantine for 7-days, retake test on day-8

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], December 4 (ANI): With the emergence of COVID-19 Omicron variant cases, Jammu and Kashmir government, ...

HPSC scam: Deepender Hooda gives 15-days to govt to conduct court-monitored CBI probe

Panchkula (Haryana) [India], December 4 (ANI): Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda on Friday gave the government ...

Omicron variant: Former Puducherry CM requests PM Modi to allow booster dose for fully vaccinated

Puducherry [India], December 4 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Puducherry, V Narayanasamy has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow ...

U.S., Europeans Disappointed By Iran's Stance In Nuclear Talks

The United States and European powers have voiced disappointment at what they said was Iran's lack of seriousness in the ...

Russia Hits Record 75,000 Monthly COVID-19 Deaths In October

Russia's state statistics agency Rosstat tallied 74,893 deaths from COVID-19 in October, the highest monthly number since the pandemic began.The ...

US, EU interested in cooperating with Taiwan based on 'One China' policy - Joint statement

Washington [US], December 4 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States and the European Union are interested in deepening cooperation with Taiwan based ...

Karzai calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan to gain international acceptance, recognition

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 4 (ANI): Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai emphasized the significance of inclusive government in Afghanistan calling Loya ...

Omicron likely to reinforce IMF downgrade of global growth forecasts - Managing Director

Washington [US], December 4 (ANI/Sputnik): The coronavirus Omicron variant is likely to reinforce a downgrade of the International Monetary Fund's ...

Canucks put modest winning streak on line vs. Penguins

A two-game winning streak is not cause for a party, but it has the Vancouver Canucks feeling better heading into ...

Exiled Strongman Looms Large Over Gambia Elections

Gambian voters will head to the polls on Saturday in the first presidential election in 27 years that does not ...

Bryson DeChambeau cards 64 to seize lead at Hero World Challenge

World No. 7 Bryson DeChambeau survived a double bogey en route to posting the low score of the tournament through ...

Killings, Kidnappings Send Thousands of Nigerians Fleeing to Niger

GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency says more than 11,500 Nigerians have fled to neighboring Niger over the last month, ...

Somalia: Security Council adopts resolution to keep pirates at bay

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of ...

China Deepens Informal Alliance With Russia

SAN FRANCISCO - China and Russia have strengthened their political, economic and military relations this year, despite their uneasy history ...

UN Recap: November 28-December 3, 2021

UNITED NATIONS - Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, ...

Tripura's table tennis coach Kajal Dey lost his hands but not spirit; urges people to follow passion

Agartala (Tripura) [India], December 4 (ANI): When the whole world was busy observing the International Day of persons with disabilities ...

Several Union players in protocol ahead of East final

Several Philadelphia Union players are in COVID-19 health and safety protocols as the club prepares for its first-ever MLS Eastern ...

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Wall Street finishes week lower on poor jobs report and Omicron fears

NEW YORK, New York - U.S, stocks had a volatile day on Friday before all the major indices finished in ...

Experts say Ireland economy still 'fragile,' retail sales remain flat

DUBLIN, Ireland: Industry officials have said that they do not expect large jumps in retail spending to be seen before ...

Nissan head warns that Omicron Covid variant could harm auto industry

YOKOHAMA, Japan: The Covid Omicron variant of COVID-19 could add pressure to a chronic shortage of microchips used in car ...

Asian stocks make good gains, U.S. dollar drifts higher

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly higher on Friday as investors and traders took emerging news about ...

Seaya, Cathay Innovation to fund Latin American startups

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: The venture capital firms, Spain's Seaya Ventures and France's Cathay Innovation, have established a joint fund aimed ...

U.S. stocks back on the rise Nasdaq climbs 123 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks roared back to life Thursday shrugging off concerns about the new Covid variant ...

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