Fri, 16 Apr 2021

Covid surges in Brazil, France stops flights to the country

PARIS, France: As Brazil has been hit hard by a coronavirus variant, France will temporarily halt all flights to and ...

Russia says newly arrived U.S. warships should remain clear of Crimea

MOSCOW, Russia: Russia has called upon the United States to keep its naval ships from approaching the Crimea, saying U.S. ...

Covid precautions to be followed for Ramadan among Indonesian Muslims

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Social distancing is the rule for Muslims in Indonesia during this year's Ramadan holiday.At the start of prayers ...

St. Vincent officials warn that food, water in danger from volcano

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent: Officials voiced concern today about residents of the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent who refused to ...

U. of Kentucky program for 36 students sends 500,000 acceptances

LEXINGTON, Kentucky: A "technical issue" resulted in 500,000 high school students receiving acceptance notices to the University of Kentucky.The acceptance ...

Vaccine supply will be greater than demand, says former FDA official

NEW YORK, New York: The United States' vaccine supply will soon be greater than the nation's demand. That was the ...

China's Sinovac vaccine found to be 50% effective

BEIJING, China: China's top disease control official says the country's coronavirus vaccine has a low rate of effectiveness and the ...

20 years after invading, U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC - All U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn by September 11 - the 20th anniversary of the ...

Confrontation looms as Ethiopian Nile dam threatens Egypt, Sudan

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt and Sudan have refused to discuss an offer by Ethiopia to share data on waters being held ...

French company's proposal to cost $400 million to rebuild Beirut port

PARIS, France: A French container company says it will rebuild the destroyed Beirut port within three years. CMA CGM group ...

Iran Starts Enriching Uranium to 60%, its Highest Level Ever

TEHRAN, IRAN - Iran began enriching uranium up to 60% purity Friday, its highest level ever, after an attack targeted ...

Pakistan: Aurat March organisers booked over blasphemy

Peshawar [Pakistan], April 16 (ANI): Aurat March organisers and participants on Thursday were booked by Peshawar police in Islamabad on ...

The Week In Russia: Just One Minute (Of Freedom)

A Russian court conjures up an 'illusion of leniency' with a ruling that lets four young arrestees leave their homes ...

Botswana bans SA poultry imports amid avian flu outbreak

The Botswana government has reportedly banned all imports of poultry and poultry products from South Africa.The ban, implemented with immediate ...

2.5 Billion T. Rex Roamed Earth, but Not All at Once, Study Says

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That's how many of the fierce dinosaur king ...

Watching Sreejesh in training improved my game: Krishan

Buenos Aires [Argentina], April 16 (ANI): After completing fifty international caps for India, goalkeeper Krishan Pathak is looking ahead and ...

Dia Mirza appointed as brand ambassador for Lotus Organics

New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI/NewsVoir): The premium organic beauty brand Lotus Organics has appointed the vivacious actress Dia Mirza ...

Anushka Sharma shares glimpse of her lockdown memories

New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor-producer Anushka Sharma, on Friday shared a heartwarming glimpse of her last year's ...

Police: 8 Dead in Shooting at Indianapolis FedEx Facility

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Eight people were shot and killed late Thursday at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, in the midwestern ...

Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan protests in UK

London [UK], April 16 (ANI): Around two dozen of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) UK gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission in ...

Yamaha introduces e-bike for adrenaline junkies

Tokyo (Japan), April 16 (ANI): In a changing global scenario, healthy and safe transportation has accelerated the movement of riding ...

Manisha Singh Rajawat -A divine ray of hope

New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI/SRV Media): Manisha Singh Rajawat, an educationist, social activist, and the Founder Chairperson of MAAN- ...

China's economy sees record growth after Covid-19 pandemic slump

The Chinese economy has shaken off the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, expanding at a record pace of 18.3% in ...

Ukraine To Consult With France, Germany On Russian Military Buildup

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on April 16 ...

Zimbabwe Reports Major Rise in Teen Pregnancies During Pandemic

HARARE, ZIMABABWE - Zimbabwe's government this month reported a major increase in teenage pregnancies in January and February. Advocates are ...

India Records More Than 200,000 New COVID Cases Thursday

Health officials in India said they counted more than 200,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, an all-time daily high for the ...

Mission RedRevolution launched to Make India Anemia Free

New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI/NewsVoir): The healthy dietary gap has been widening in rural and urban India, along with ...

Quess Corp acquires residual 30 pc stake in Conneqt

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], April 16 (ANI): Business services platform Quess Corp on Friday announced the acquisition of 30 per cent ...

Cebu at the heart of Quincentennial celebration

CEBU CITY, April 16 (PIA) -- Cebu takes pride in being the center of two quincentennial commemorations: the victory in ...

Europe to purchase Denmark's unwanted AstraZeneca

Copenhagen [Denmark], April 16 (ANI): Many European countries on Thursday expressed their interest in purchasing unwanted AstraZeneca vaccines from Denmark. ...

WeHear gives new life to 65 million people

New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI/NewsVoir): WeHear OX, WeHear launched India's first bone conduction open ear wireless earphones in the ...

Norway's health institute says to stop using AstraZeneca

Oslo [Norway], April 16 (ANI): A day after Denmark's decision to abandon the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine over links with very ...

'Multiple victims' reported in Indianapolis shooting

Indianapolis [US], April 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Shots were fired at a facility of the FedEx delivery services company in the US ...

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-WP captain Chris van Zyl chats to Sport24

Former Western Province skipper Chris van Zyl talks about retiring on his own terms and how the players have dealt ...

AB de Villiers remains on Proteas radar for T20 World Cup

Proteas coach Mark Boucher said he is in conversation with superstar AB de Villiers regarding his availability for the T20 ...

UN Warns COVID-19 is Roaring Back' as Yemen Faces Famine

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even ...

Sydney Man Finds Venomous Snake in Lettuce Bought at Supermarket

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he'd just brought home ...

Ambassador Lays Out Japan's Summit Priorities

The following is the full text of an interview with Koji Tomita, the Japanese ambassador in Washington, conducted this week ...

Biden Nominates US Haiti Ambassador to State Department Position

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison for the position of assistant secretary ...

Austro Pipes adds value to the plumbing framework

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], April 16 (ANI/PNN): Austro Pipes is a reliable brand specializing in their CPVC pipes, UPVC pipes, PVC ...

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Stocks in Asia jump after China records 18.3% growth in first quarter

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - An astonishing 18.30 percent GDP growth in the fourth quarter in China drove Asian stock markets ...

$11 million fund to provide free rides to receive Covid vaccines

WASHINGTON D.C.: Uber, PayPal and Walgreens pharmacies have set up an $11-million Vaccine Access Fund to provide free rides to ...

Wall Street breaks out champagne as stocks soar into stratosphere

NEW YORK, New York - Strong economic data propelled already-high U.S. stocks to even greater dizzying levels on Thursday.The Dow ...

Telestat to race Musk, Bezos to provide global internet from space

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian satellite communications company Telesat has set its sights on launching a low-earth-orbit satellite constellation to provide high-speed ...

Chinese shares slides as Central Bank adds to liquidity

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Shares in Australia and Japan made cautious gains on Thursday, while in mainland China and Hong ...

In backlash against Big Tech, Senator seeks to end purchases, mergers

WASHINGTON D.C.: Cracking the whip against Big Tech, including the five largest U.S. tech companies, Republican U.S. Senator Josh Hawley ...

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