Fri, 27 Nov 2020

UNICEF to distribute two billion Covid-19 vaccines next year

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with more than 350 partners, including major airlines, shipping lines and logistics associations ...

Ivanka Trump could become embroiled in father's tax-avoidance schemes

If you're a fan of TV crime procedurals, you've no doubt seen shows where detectives interrogate two suspects detained in ...

Shattered Iraq once again prepares for elections

As authorities in Iraq continue to operate "in the eye of multiple storms", international support remains essential for resolving ongoing ...

19-year old IAF cadet and flight instructor die in light plane crash

TEL AVIV, Israel - Two Israel Air Force personnel have been killed in a light plane crash in Southern Israel.The ...

White House formally engages in transition to Biden presidency

WASHINGTON, DC - The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the November ...

Microsoft to increase Dublin workforce to 2,700

DUBLIN, Ireland - Microsoft Ireland is to create 200 engineering roles to strengthen its existing Dublin-based team of over 600 ...

Trump-appointed head of VOA has authority dashed by court judgement

The chief executive overseeing the Voice of America and its sister networks has acted unconstitutionally in investigating what he claimed ...

Nicaraguan passenger truck crashes, killing 17, injuring dozens

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, November 24 (ANI): At least seventeen people died and 25 others sustained injuries in a single-vehicle road collision ...

Record-high 90,000 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 amid Thanksgiving

People tour the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the United States, Nov. 25, 2020. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)Wednesday's COVID-19 death ...

Observers Dismayed as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia

NAIROBI - No other country has been involved in Somalia's future as much as the United States. Now the Trump ...

Short-handed Arizona opens against Grambling

The Arizona Wildcats, after losing three one-and-done players to the 2020 NBA Draft, are short-handed heading into their season-opener against ...

Confusion in Packed Court as Cambodia Opens Mass Trial of Opposition

A court in Cambodia's capital began hearings Thursday for more than 30 opposition activists charged with treason - a mass ...

Victoria may have eliminated COVID-19, but eradication is a distant dream

Today Victoria satisfied a common definition of elimination for COVID-19, recording its 28th consecutive day of zero new cases. While ...

WHO Urges Africa to Prepare for Vaccine Rollout

The World Health Organization urged African countries Thursday to prepare plans to distribute vaccinations for COVID-19 as they become available.A ...

Rights bodies urge Pak to probe violence against Ahmadiyyas

New York [US], November 26 (ANI): Pakistani authorities should urgently and impartially investigate a surge in violent attacks on members ...

Oli thanks India for assistance during Covid-19

Kathmandu [Nepal], November 26 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla is in Kathmandu to hold talks with the leadership of ...

Activists protest in J-K condemning Pak's role in 26/11

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], November 26 (ANI): Activists organised a sit-in protest in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday against ...

Pak helps Sajid Mir evade arrest even after 12 years of 26/11

New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Sajid Mir, who planned and executed the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008, continues ...

Priority for Covid-19 vaccine will be given to Nepal: India

Kathmandu [Nepal], November 26 (ANI): During his two-day visit to Kathmandu, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday asserted that ...

India gifts 2,000 vials of Remdesivir to Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal], November 26 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday gifted 2,000 vials of Remdesivir injections as part ...

Star French footballer Mbappe condemns Paris police violence

"Say no to racism," the footballer added.But this case seems to have struck a chord and top names are increasingly ...

World Athletics go to CAS over Naser, Coleman appeals ban

World Athletics on Thursday filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the clearance of Bahrain's Salwa ...

Vital Signs: Janet Yellen, the very model of a modern Madam Secretary

It is widely tipped that US president-elect Joe Biden will nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary - one of the ...

Delivery rider deaths highlight need to make streets safer for everyone

Five food-delivery cyclists have died on Australian roads in the past three months, four in Sydney. Most commentary has focused ...

Report: Arozarena released from all charges in Mexico

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena was released from all charges in Mexico ahead of a scheduled hearing on Thursday, ...

Ind vs Aus: Ishant ruled out from Tests, Natarajan added to ODI squad

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 27 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday confirmed that pacer ...

De Kock comfortable with Proteas limited overs leadership

Proteas star batsman Quinton de Kock admitted that he is comfortable in his role as Proteas ODI and T20 captain.Last ...

Zimbabwean Artisanal Miners Fear Resurgence of Violence

MAZOWE, ZIMBABWE - Deadly violence in Zimbabwe's gold mining sector was a problem for years until COVID-19 restrictions brought it ...

Stigma, Discrimination Seen Driving HIV/AIDS, COVID-19

GENEVA - The U.N. Program on HIV and AIDS warns that stigma and discrimination against marginalized populations are driving both ...

French World Cup winners take aim at police violence

French World Cup winners Antoine Griezmann and Samuel Umtiti on Thursday took aim at police violence after video footage was ...

EU Parliament Backs Lobster Deal And EU-US Mini Trade Pact

BRUSSELS - Thanksgiving just got a little bit better for the Maine lobster industry.The European Union parliament on Thursday approved ...

Covid-19 fatigue may cause a second wave in Africa, expert warns

An expert has warned a second wave of Covid-19 infections will emerge on the African continent if people do not ...

Cuban American Mayorkas Brings Immigration Experience to DHS

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been described ...

Extreme heat is a threat to lives in Africa, but it's not being monitored

Extreme heat is a serious hazard to people's health. It affects the cardiovascular system and is particularly dangerous for the ...

Spending review: key workers on zero-hours contracts overlooked again

To deal with the "economic emergency" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a series of measures at ...

UK government's foreign aid cuts put girls' education at risk

The UK government's 2020 spending review includes a cut in international aid, from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5%. ...

Why Mauritius is culling an endangered fruit bat that exists nowhere else

The endangered Mauritius fruit bat is once again the centre of a controversial cull at the hands of its government, ...

'Pained by his demise', PM Modi condoles TCS founder FC Kohli's death

New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of TCS founder Faqir Chand ...

Cuban American Mayorkas to Bring Immigration Experience to DHS

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been described ...

FROM THE FIELD: Girl child soldier shunned at home in Uganda

A young mother has been talking about how she was shunned by her community in Uganda when she returned home ...

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World stocks steady, U.S. markets closed for holiday

LONDON, UK - Global stocks were mixed slightly weaker, trading on low volumes on Thursday, with U.S. markets closed for ...

Australian stocks fall while Aussie dollar soars

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - The Australian stock exchange was the lone ranger, selling off on Thursday, while the rest of ...

Beijing and Taipei doing good trade despite diplomatic differences

BEIJING, China, November 26 (ANI): Despite the growing disquiet between Taipei against Beijing, Chinese technology companies have increased orders for ...

China designates special status for Irish whiskey and Irish cream

DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish whiskey and Irish cream have been given a boost by their special designation by one of ...

Philippine Department of Energy preparing for low carbon scenario

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, Nov. 25 (PIA) - The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing for a low carbon scenario as ...

Microsoft to increase Dublin workforce to 2,700

DUBLIN, Ireland - Microsoft Ireland is to create 200 engineering roles to strengthen its existing Dublin-based team of over 600 ...

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