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Rising soccer star, 16, dies after car crash in Netherlands

IJSSELSTEIN, Netherlands - Up-and-coming football talent Noah Gesser and his teenage brother have been killed in a head-on collision.Ajax's 16-year ...

Chinese threats push forward discussions on U.S.-Vietnam ties

HANOI, Vietnam: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with government officials in Vietnam on Thursday to discuss deepening security in ...

Calif. desalination plant to begin construction in 2022

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California: In a bid to develop a major source of water for drinking and irrigation, California appears poised ...

Amid surge, Thailand opens first Covid airport hospital in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand has opened an 1,800 bed field hospital for Covid patients in a cargo warehouse at Bangkok's Don ...

Gambling on regaining majority, Canada's Trudeau to hold elections

OTTAWA, Canada: Reports from Canada say Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will schedule snap elections in September, two years ahead ...

20-year old youth shot deal by Israeli soldiers during teen's funeral

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - A 20-year old Palestinian youth was shot dead by Israeli army soldiers on Thursday as he attended ...

Jump in Covid variant forces U.S. to keep borders closed to visitors

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Due to the spread of the Covid Delta variant, the United States will not lift the existing travel ...

Blinken meets representative of Tibet government in exile in India

NEW DELHI, India: China is expected to deliver an angry response to a meeting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ...

Hong Kong man found guilty under HK security law, 115 others charged

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has convicted the first person for terrorism and inciting secession, as defined by its new national ...

Palestinian boy, 12, dies after being shot by Israeli troops

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - A 12-year old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli army soldiers in the West Bank, ...

What Kenya needs to do better as it braces for fourth wave of COVID-19

Kenya is grappling with the COVID-19 Delta variant, which recently resulted in the western part of the country being put ...

Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa

What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at ...

Millet based diet can help in managing blood glucose levels

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): Eating a millet-based diet can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes and help manage ...

Billie Eilish opens about internet trolling

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish, recently during an interview, opened up about her experience ...

Sabbatini blazes to silver for Slovakia via Durban

Slovakia via Durban!Rory Sabbatini was the unlikeliest of medallists on Sunday in the Olympic golf competition as he blazed to ...

Is America's oil industry too big to fail

America's oil and gas industry employs over 11 million people and is worth more than $1.6 trillion, making the energy ...

Covid-19: SA receives 2.8 million Pfizer vaccine doses from the US

The government has received the first 2.8 million doses of the Pfizer vaccines donation from the US.The second batch of ...

Taliban Rockets Hit Key Southern Airport Amid Fierce Afghan Fighting

ISLAMABAD - Officials in southern Afghanistan confirmed Sunday that an overnight rocket attack by Taliban insurgents damaged the runway at ...

Roundup: American swimming dominance challenged at Tokyo Olympics

© Provided by Xinhua America's dominance in the pool faced a big challenge as swimming competitions at Tokyo 2020 concluded. ...

UN's Tough New Bosnian Overseer Takes Up Post From Outgoing Inzko

Christian Schmidt of Germany takes over as the United Nations' top official in Bosnia-Herzegovina on August 1 amid recent pressure ...

Army organises cultural program 'Junoon e Hunar'

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 1 (ANI): Marking the Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations, the Army organised a cultural programme ...

Top economists say cutting immigration is no way to boost wages

Australia's top economists have overwhelmingly rejected cuts to either permanent or temporary migration as a means of restoring lost wage ...

India will always be voice of moderation, says Jaishankar

New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said India looks forward to "working productively" ...

Asaduddin Owaisi slams UP population control bill

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 1 (ANI): Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi accused the ...

Turner hoping 'bowling' will bolster his T20 WC chances

Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 1 (ANI): Australia all-rounder Ashton Turner is hopeful that his return to bowling will bolster his chances ...

Singapore Airlines sees path to recovery as Singapore mulls

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, August 1 (ANI): Last week, Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a dramatically narrower net loss of SGD ...

US swimmer Dressel shines at Tokyo 2020 with five golds in six events

© Provided by Xinhua US swimmer Dressel pocketed five gold medals from six events he featured, making himself the most ...

PM Modi to be first Indian PM to preside over meeting of UN

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian PM to preside over a ...

Chennaiyin FC sign Mirlan Murzaev to bolster attack

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 1 (ANI): Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC (CFC) on Sunday signed Mirlan ...

Most INCREDIBLE canyons in Russia

Where to go if you want to see Martian-like landscapes or take 'rejuvenation' baths? To one of Russia's amazing canyons, ...

SC to hear pleas seeking probe into Pegasus row on August 5

New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justice ...

A year after the Beirut explosions: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

On August 4th, 2020, a devastating blast in a warehouse destroyed much of the centre of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. ...

Doping scandal stains Nigeria Olympics camp

SPORTNigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare's Tokyo Games ended abruptly yesterday after she was provisionally ...

Tokyo Olympics Dishes Out Punishing Heat on Scorching Sunday

TOKYO - As competitors battled for the podium on the third day of Olympic athletics on Sunday, it was Tokyo's ...

Russians Hacked Federal Prosecutors, US Justice Department Says

WASHINGTON - The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the ...

Florida Sets Daily Record of More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases

Florida reported a record 21,683 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, making the Southeastern U.S. state the national epicenter of the coronavirus ...

Simone Biles Opts Out of Floor Exercise Final at Olympics

TOKYO - Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise.USA Gymnastics announced Sunday that the six-time ...

George Bailey leads CA's National Selection Panel

Melbourne [Australia], August 1 (ANI): The Cricket Australia Board on Sunday endorsed the appointment of former Australian captain George Bailey ...

India assumes UNSC presidency

New York [US], August 1 (ANI): India on Sunday assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) ...

Tokyo Olympics: Satish Kumar bows out in QFs

Tokyo [Japan], August 1 (ANI): India boxer Satish Kumar bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing against Uzbekistan's Bakhodir ...

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Biden says ban on rental evictions to end on Saturday

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The nationwide ban that prevents landlords from evicting those who do not pay their rent will expire Saturday.The ...

UPS shares fall to lowest in 3 months as e-commerce declines

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Shares of United Parcel Service (UPS) fell to its lowest in three months on July ...

Worldwide semiconductor chip shortage to hit manufacturing of iPhones

CUPERTINO, California: Apple Inc said this week that the global chip shortage could soon affect iPhone production, with declining revenue ...

Walmart to pay for employees' college tuition, cost of books

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas: Retailer Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., has announced it will cover the full cost of ...

U.S. stocks slip on Amazon revenue forecasts

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell across the board on Friday with Amazon a stand-out for sellers. The ...

Amazon says it will not accept bitcoin for online payments

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon.com denied media reports on July 26 that the company was considering accepting bitcoins as a form of ...

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