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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 ...

Lebanon to get new government after current regime quits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut ...

Chinese government says it has never interfered in U.S. elections

People vote at a polling site in Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, June 23, 2020. (Photo by ...

Prominent Hong Kong media figure Jimmy Lai and two sons arrested

HONG KONG, Aug 10 (ANI): Continuing with the suppression of the dissenting voices in Hong Kong since the national security ...

Lebanese government rejects need for external investigation of blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The leader of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has made a televised address to the nation calling ...

Sudan's political change gives hope for young women and girls. Here's why

Sudan's transitional government recently announced a nationwide ban on female genital mutilation. A 2014 survey backed by the United Nations ...

We mapped the world's frozen peatlands - what we found was very worrying

Peatlands cover just a few percent of the global land area but they store almost one-quarter of all soil carbon ...

LPGA Shanghai tournament cancelled over coronavirus

The LPGA Tour on Wednesday cancelled its Shanghai tournament after China said it will not hold most international sports events ...

'We don't worry': IPL's Chennai expect Dhoni to play past 40

Indian Premier League (IPL) favourites Chennai Super Kings expect former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep playing past his ...

Orlando Pirates under scrutiny after protocol breach

Irvin Khoza warning on adhering to protocolsIt is an embarrassing situation for club and PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza, as it ...

Paris marathon joins list of 2021 cancellations

This year's Paris marathon has been cancelled because it is impossible to hold the race during the coronavirus pandemic, organisers ...

Simon Harmer admits hopes of representing England are over

South African-born spinner Simon Harmer's rising stats make for SA hot potatoSince 2004, cricketers from EU Association Agreement countries have ...

Australia Reports New Single-Day Coronavirus Death Toll

Australia is reporting a new single-day record 21 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, along with 428 new infections.The fatalities occurred in the ...

Magnitude of Beirut Blast Demands Costly Response

GENEVA - The United Nations is preparing an appeal to cover the enormous emergency and acute humanitarian needs of hundreds ...

Kamala Harris Family in India Rejoices Over VP Pick

NEW DELHI - Waking up at 5 a.m. to see a message of "congratulations" flash on his phone and then ...

Opinion: Pompeo, a modern-day Washington pirate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Front) speaks during a press briefing in Washington D.C., the United States, on March ...

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.06 mln as death toll nears 24,000

Visitors wash hands at the entrance to the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) in Entebbe, Uganda, Aug. 9, 2020. ...

Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's how

The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on ...

Movie theaters are on life support - how will the film industry adapt?

Since the start of the pandemic, the film industry has been in free fall.As deaths have continued to climb, so ...

Pivot to remote learning creates a chance to reinvent K-12 education

Many of the nation's 57 million K-12 students will spend at least part of the 2020-2021 school year either dealing ...

Rangers seek to shut down Mariners again

It's an open and shut case. When the Texas Rangers rolled open the roof of their new Globe Life Field ...

How the first king of Belgium became a Russian general at 12

This story reminds us how closely the European dynasties were intertwined with the Russian Imperial family.Leopold George Christian Frederick of ...

India can play a role in easing global reliance on China

By Atul AnejaNew Delhi [India], Aug 12 (ANI): India could play a crucial role in reversing the alarming strategic dependence ...

Sindh will not have surplus gas from 2021 onwards

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 12 (ANI): Pakistan Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan acceptance that Sindh will not have surplus gas ...

U.S. Seeks More Support On Extending UN Arms Embargo Against Iran

The United States has circulated a revised draft resolution that seeks to indefinitely extend a United Nations arms embargo against ...

Ram Temple to boost tourism in Sita's birthplace Janakpur

Janakpur [Nepal], Aug 12 (ANI): The construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to spike tourism in Nepal's Janakpur- ...

In pics: Celebrate the art of calligraphy on World Calligraphy Day

A child tries Chinese calligraphy during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Houston, the United States, on Jan. 25, 2020. ...

Cubs hope to keep rolling vs. Indians

Regardless of the uniqueness and obstacles associated with the condensed 2020 season, the Chicago Cubs are handling things pretty well. ...

COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 pc of youth globally

Geneva [Switzerland], Aug 12 (ANI): The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on the education and training of young ...

FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed to 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup ...

Repression in Zimbabwe exposes South Africa's weakness

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa's despatch of envoys to Zimbabwe in a bid to defuse the latest crisis, in which ...

Asia's FIFA World Cup qualifying matches postponed until 2021

Zurich [Switzerland], Aug 12 (ANI): FIFA on Wednesday announced that it has decided, along with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), ...

Scientists find genes that help cancer cells to penetrate brain

Moscow [Russia], August 12 (ANI): In an attempt to create new methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment, an international team ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 12)

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

In pics: Help save elephants on World Elephant Day

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 9, 2020 shows a wild elephant walking through the cornfield in Menghai County in Xishuangbanna ...

Boundary-pushing films are more than their clickbait headlines

The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently running online, but one movie announced at their program launch won't be streaming.At ...

CCC bats for enhanced youth engagement on climate action

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA) -- As the Philippines celebrates International Youth Day today, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) has ...

Belarusian Opposition Leader Flees to Lithuania

Protests erupted Tuesday for a third straight night in Belarus after the top opposition candidate in Sunday's presidential election fled ...

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Prominent Hong Kong media figure Jimmy Lai and two sons arrested

HONG KONG, Aug 10 (ANI): Continuing with the suppression of the dissenting voices in Hong Kong since the national security ...

News Corp shrugs off Covid-19 impact, only 4% negative impact

NEW YORK, New York - News Corp on Saturday reported fiscal 2020 full year total revenues of $9.01 billion. The ...

LPGA Shanghai tournament cancelled over coronavirus

The LPGA Tour on Wednesday cancelled its Shanghai tournament after China said it will not hold most international sports events ...

Former England fullback off to Japan on loan

Alex Goode, the European Player of the Year in 2019, is to spend a season on loan with Japanese side ...

John Lewis and the masks Black preachers wear on the public stage

U.S. Congressman John Robert Lewis was a Black preacher, inescapably so.Like his spiritual mentor, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

How the first king of Belgium became a Russian general at 12

This story reminds us how closely the European dynasties were intertwined with the Russian Imperial family.Leopold George Christian Frederick of ...

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