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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 ...

US to set up another task force to look into UFO questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: After officials in Washington D.C. admitted they could not explain the phenomena of UFO sightings, the U.S. government ...

After decades of work, Egypt to open 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt opened its 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public this week, in a swanky ceremony, after over ...

Libyan officials disqualify Gadhafi son from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's High National Elections Committee has disqualified Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, from ...

People in La Palma told to lockdown as lava flow reaches ocean

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, LA Palma: Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma have ordered residents of three ...

Under new security law, Hong Kong independence leader sent to jail

HONG KONG: Tony Chung, former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism, was sentenced to 43 months in prison after ...

Hard hit by Covid variant, Asia reports more people now vaccinated

SINGAPORE: Three months after Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, just 11 percent of its population had received at least one ...

El Salvador plans to locate Bitcoin city at base of volcano

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to build a Bitcoin city at the base ...

US announces that 95% of federal workers vaccinated

WASHINGTON D.C.: Some 95 percent of U.S. federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or ...

Of 32 scholarships, 22 awarded to US women as Rhodes scholars for 2022

OXFORD, England: The Rhodes Trust has announced the 2022 class of U.S. Rhodes scholars, which includes the largest number of ...

Taliban stop women from appearing on TV dramas

KABUL, Afghanistan: Under new rules imposed by the Taliban government, women have been banned from appearing on television dramas in ...

Bangladeshi NGO smuggles girls to India as sex slaves

DHAKA, Bangladesh - On Tuesday, a Bangladeshi Vijay Dutt (40), known as 'Momin,' was apprehended for running a sex racket ...

Mexican authorities discover over 400 migrants traveling in trailers

VERACRUZ, Mexico: Mexican authorities discovered more than 400 migrants in the back of two semi-trailers on November 19, traveling near ...

Opening new era, 43 ft. tall Astra rocket in orbit for US military

KODIAK ISLAND, Alaska: California rocket start-up Astra successfully sent a payload into orbit atop its 43 foot rocket on November ...

COVID-19 restrictions spark riots in Guadeloupe

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe: Protests against COVID-19 restrictions erupted into rioting and looting for the third consecutive day on the Caribbean island ...

After opening Taiwan office, China downgrades relations with Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania: China has downgraded its diplomatic ties with Lithuania from ambassador to charge d'affaires level, in retaliation for Lithuania ...

Following tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance, China blacks out CNN

BEIJING, China: China is blocking CNN's coverage of the disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai, according to network officials.Peng Shuai ...

UK's parliamentary group report pulls apart Islamabad's complicity, culpability in crimes against minorities

London [UK], November 30 (ANI): The United Kingdom's All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Pakistani Minorities has severely criticized the role ...

7-day quarantine must for all international passengers: Bengaluru Rural District Health Officer

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 30 (ANI): After two South Africa-returnees tested positive for COVID-19 and amid increasing concern over the ...

Tripura CM calls civic poll victory a 'befitting reply to conspirators'

Agartala (Tripura) [India], November 30 (ANI): After the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party secured a thumping victory in the Urban Body ...

Testing, sanitisation intensified at Bengaluru airport after SA returnees test COVID positive

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 30 (ANI): After two South Africa returnees tested positive for COVID-19, Bengaluru airport has intensified testing ...

Goa CM Pramod Sawant to hold a meeting regarding new COVID-19 variant today

Panaji (Goa) [India], November 30 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will hold a meeting on Tuesday regarding the development ...

CDC strengthens recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for adults

Washington [US], November 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strengthening its recommendation on COVID-19 ...

Arvind Kejriwal will hold meeting with officials to review preparedness to deal with new COVID-19 variant today

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): As the new COVID-19 variant Omicron raises concern globally, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ...

Syrian Kurds Demand End to Child Recruitment

WASHINGTON - Dozens of Kurdish parents and activists protested outside the United Nations offices in Qamishli, Syria, on Sunday against ...

Reports: Rangers reach 10-year, $325M deal with Corey Seager

The Texas Rangers have landed free agent shortstop Corey Seager on a 10-year deal worth $325 million, multiple outlets reported ...

Talks on Iran Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna

WASHINGTON - Talks about reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed Monday in Vienna after a five-month break and for ...

Marcell Ozuna given retroactive suspension over domestic violence

Major League Baseball handed Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna a retroactive, unpaid suspension of 20 games for violating its joint ...

South African doctor who discovered Omicron describes symptoms

People infected with the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 present ?unusual symptoms? that are somewhat different from those associated with ...

J-K chief secretary asks admin officials to ensure universal COVID testing of all foreign travellers in view of Omicron variant

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], November 30 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on Monday chaired a ...

Telangana govt sets up cabinet sub-panel to tackle Omicron

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], November 30 (ANI): The Telangana government on Monday set up a cabinet sub-committee to tackle the situation ...

WHO special session seeking "pandemic treaty" amid Omicron concerns

© Provided by Xinhua COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated fundamental weaknesses in the global architecture for pandemic preparedness and response. ...

Indian Bio-Jet Fuel technology receives formal military certification

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): Ministry of ScienceTechnology on Monday informed that CSIR-IIP Dehradun's home-grown technology to produce bio-jet ...

ED congratulates its officer for winning six gold medals in national swimming championship

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): Enforcement Directorate congratulated its officer Tarun Tokas, working as Enforcement Officer at Head Quarters, ...

Here's why talks with Iran are no guarantee against war

Another round of talks between Iran and world powers has begun in Vienna. While the aim is to revive the ...

Women in sport are winning the fight for equal pay - slowly

The Welsh national football association has pledged to introduce equal pay for their men's and women's teams by 2026. The ...

Up to half of Earth's water may come from solar wind and space dust

Water is vital for life on Earth, and some experts say we should all drink around two litres every day ...

Schools close as toxic smoke cloud swirls over Santiago

Plumes of thick black smoke filled the skies over the Chilean capital on Monday, after a massive fire broke out ...

Europe's Populist Wave Shows Signs of Ebbing

Is the populist wave in Europe ebbing?Two populist luminaries, who rode to power on waves of anti-elitism anger, have been ...

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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 ...

US to set up another task force to look into UFO questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: After officials in Washington D.C. admitted they could not explain the phenomena of UFO sightings, the U.S. government ...

After decades of work, Egypt to open 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt opened its 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public this week, in a swanky ceremony, after over ...

Libyan officials disqualify Gadhafi son from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's High National Elections Committee has disqualified Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, from ...

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