Fri, 14 Aug 2020

3 dozen rights experts demand accountability for catastrophic blast

The catastrophic blast which led to the deaths of more than 200 in Beirut on 4 August, has prompted more ...

NYC man who was on way to join Pakistani terrorist group sentenced

NEW YORK CITY, New York - A man who was arrested as he was about to board a plane at ...

WFP in rush to supply Lebanese capital with emergency food supplies

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The World Food Programme (WFP) is racing to prevent food shortages in Lebanon as the country continues ...

Rush, but not race, to develop coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come ...

Biden unveils Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday named California Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential ...

U.S. to spend $1.5 billion for 100m doses of vaccine to be developed

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration has ordered 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be manufactured by ...

Hong Kong newspaper fights on despite arrest of proprietor

HONG KONG - A pro-democracy newspaper raided by Hong Kong's newly established national security police pledged defiance on Tuesday in ...

Vladimir Putin claims Russia has developed Covid-19 vaccine

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country's health ministry has approved the world's first coronavirus vaccine.He also ...

Golden Guardians sweep Team SoloMid in LCS playoffs

The fifth-seeded Golden Guardians swept Team SoloMid on Thursday in the first round of the League of Legends Championship Series' ...

Is China's Fishing Fleet a Growing Security Threat

WASHINGTON - China says it has banned its massive fishing fleet from catching squid in parts of the Atlantic and ...

COVID-19 cases in Brazil rise to over 3.2 mn

Brasilia [Brazil], August 14 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 60,091 to 3,224,876 within ...

Trump Announces 'Historic Breakthrough' Between Israel, UAE

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a U.S.-brokered deal, President ...

Trump calls arrest of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai 'terrible'

Washington [US], August 14 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Thursday deemed the detention of media mogul Jimmy Lai by ...

Canada's COVID Alert app is a case of tech-driven bad policy design

The July 31 release of Canada's COVID Alert app was greeted with almost universal praise. Privacy experts applauded its strong ...

Thousands in Belarus Form 'Lines of Solidarity' in Protest

Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a ...

FIU postpones football until late September

Florida International University has postponed its fall sports calendar - including football - until late September, citing an "abundance of ...

US Open champ Bianca Andreescu says she will not defend title

Reigning US Open women's champion Bianca Andreescu said Thursday she will not defend her title, saying the Covid-19 pandemic has ...

Public Toilet Erected on Former Site of Razed Xinjiang Village Mosque

A public toilet has been erected on the site of a demolished mosque in Atush (in Chinese, Atushi) city, in ...

Lao News Consumers Spurn Censored State Media to Look Online, Abroad

Laos state media celebrated their 70th anniversary on Thursday, but ordinary citizens say they tune out the slow and censored ...

Weekend Preview: Daytona road course debuts pivotal

NASCAR has proven itself adept at managing a schedule in the ever-changing COVID-19 restricted conditions - racing at a slate ...

Rebuilding Beirut Port Could Prove Controversial, Analysts Say

AMMAN - Lebanon's port of Beirut, severely damaged in the recent devastating explosion, has resumed partial operations, according to authorities.Kuwait ...

Lebanon Faces Brain Drain in Wake of Beirut Disaster

GENEVA - Lebanon was in dire straits before last week's blast in Beirut that shredded the lives and livelihoods of ...

China Lending Bangladesh Almost $1 BN For Teesta River Project

Bangladesh is to receive a loan of nearly U.S. $1 billion from China for a project to maintain levels in ...

Defending U.S. Open champion Andreescu withdraws

Defending women's champion Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the U.S. Open on Thursday, saying she has been unable to properly prepare ...

Friday essay: on reckoning with the fact of one's death

A friend is sending me documents needed to make me the executor of his will. He does not expect to ...

Inter Miami sign World Cup winner Matuidi

Expansion Inter Miami CF announced Thursday the signing of Juventus FC and France international midfielder Blaise Matuidi on a free ...

Little at stake in Heat-Pacers regular-season finale

The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are unlikely to give away any secrets -- if any are left -- when ...

Rugby World Cup hosts to be awarded in double announcement

The 2027 and 2031 men's Rugby World Cups will be attributed at the same time under a new set of ...

UEFA confident fans will be able to attend delayed Euro 2020

UEFA is hopeful that the postponed European Championship will go ahead next year with fans able to attend, president Aleksander ...

Director likens Prague Open to 'lighthouse' amid virus

The WTA Prague Open director on Thursday thanked all players for their responsible behaviour on and off court amid the ...

Simona Halep squeezes through to Prague Open quarter-finals

Reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep reached the quarter-finals of the WTA Prague Open after grinding out a three-set win against ...

Vidal declares Barca 'best team in the world' ahead of Bayern test

Arturo Vidal has warned Bayern Munich his Barcelona team are the best team in the world ahead of their Champions ...

Taiwan Indicts Three Parliamentary Aides For Spying For China

Prosecutors in Taiwan on Thursday indicted three former legislative aides for trying to access President Tsai Ing-wen's medical records for ...

Global coronavirus caseload rises by over 276,000 in last 24 hrs

Geneva [Switzerland], August 14 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of COVID-19 cases globally has increased by more than 276,000 in the past ...

WHO: Congo Facing Growing Ebola Crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing a growing Ebola outbreak in its northwest Equateur province in the middle ...

Odisha CM felicitates kin of cadaveric donors with 'Suraj Award'

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Aug 13 (ANI): On the occasion of World Organ Donation Day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik virtually ...

Aliyev airs grievances to Putin over arms shipments to Armenia

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has complained to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, about Moscow's arms sales to Armenia. The rare ...

Uzbekistan's attempt to arrest journalist elicits concern

The office of the General Prosecutor in Uzbekistan has officially confirmed it requested last week's detention of Uzbek journalist Bobomurod ...

Israel and UAE to normalise ties in 'historic' peace deal

"This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy ...

Graeme Smith hits back at race bias claims

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Thursday responded to allegations of bias against black players by stating that he ...

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Trump stuns with diplomatic breakthrough, UAE and Israel form pact

ABU DHABI, UAE - A phone call by U.S. President Donald Trump clinched what is being described as an 'historic ...

3 dozen rights experts demand accountability for catastrophic blast

The catastrophic blast which led to the deaths of more than 200 in Beirut on 4 August, has prompted more ...

NYC man who was on way to join Pakistani terrorist group sentenced

NEW YORK CITY, New York - A man who was arrested as he was about to board a plane at ...

WFP in rush to supply Lebanese capital with emergency food supplies

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The World Food Programme (WFP) is racing to prevent food shortages in Lebanon as the country continues ...

Rush, but not race, to develop coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come ...

Biden unveils Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday named California Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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