Fri, 09 Dec 2022

2,500 dead seals reported on Russian coast

MOSCOW, Russia: Russian officials have said that some 2,500 Caspian seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast ...

Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage

JAKARTA, Indonesia: In a legal overhaul that critics say could curb freedoms and police morality in the world's third-largest democracy, ...

Hawaii braces for eruption on Big Island of Honolulu

HONOLULU, Hawaii: Officials are concerned that a major eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii ...

'Rogue wave' strikes Antarctic cruise ship, kills US passenger

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: A massive wave struck the Viking Polaris cruise ship this week as it was sailing toward the ...

After years of upheaval, US judge throws out Huawei fraud indictments

NEW YORK City, New York: Last week, a U.S. judge has dismissed an indictment against the chief financial officer of ...

Sheriff: Vandals cut power across North Carolina county

MOORE COUNTY, North Carolina: Local authorities said that two power substations in Moore County, North Carolina, were damaged by gunfire, ...

Japan announces increase of up to 43 trillion yen in defense spending

TOKYO, Japan: Beginning in April, Japan will allocate 40 trillion to 43 trillion yen ($295 billion-$318 billion) over five years ...

US Air Force unveils new B-21 bomber, plans to order 500

PALMDALE, California: Northrop Grumman has unveiled its new B-21 "Raider" jet, the first in a new fleet of long-range stealth ...

Bahrain's foreign minister praises Benjamin Netanyahu

King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa greets Israeli President Isaac Herzog in the Manama capital of Bahrain on ...

More woes for UK as ambulance workers vote for strike

LONDON, England: Thousands of UK ambulance workers, represented by three different trade unions, voted to go out on strike in ...

US: reject cable to Cuba to connect voice, internet

WASHINGTON D.C.: A U.S. government committee has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny an application to connect Cuba ...

UK sees half of free-range turkeys dead to bird flu before Christmas

LONDON, England: Richard Griffiths, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, said nearly half of all turkeys and geese in ...

Iran's morality police force disbanded in response to demonstrations

The country has been gripped by violent protests after the death of a woman who allegedly wore an "improper" hijab ...

Musk says Neuralink brain chip human trials to begin in 6 months

AUSTIN, Texas: Elon Musk has said that he expects a wireless brain chip developed by his company, Neuralink, to begin ...

Australia Marks 5th Anniversary of Gay Marriage Legislation

SYDNEY - It has been five years since Australia legalized same-sex marriage after the results of a postal survey. On ...

Coal base ramps up energy supply for winter needs

© Provided by Xinhua HOHHOT, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China's leading coal production base, has kicked ...

US Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism to visit India next week

Washington [US], December 9 (ANI): US Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Timothy Betts is set to pay an official two-day visit ...

Kraken send Shane Wright to Canadian national junior team

Rookie Shane Wright, who has played just one game for the Seattle Kraken in the past month, will leave the ...

Home retailer Pottery Barn ropes in Deepika Padukone as brand ambassador

New Delhi [India], December 9 (ANI): Pottery Barn, an American company and a portfolio brand of Williams-Sonoma, has roped in ...

EU state faces criticism for unexpected gift to Kremlin

A press freedom NGO urges Latvia to reconsider the ban of a liberal Russian TV channelReporters Without Borders (RSF) has ...

Former NATO Chief Joins Calls to Better Arm Ukraine

washington - Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen has joined a growing chorus of voices calling for the United States and ...

Outrage Follows Iran's Execution of Protester

International outrage met Iran's announcement Thursday of the first execution of a young man convicted for his role in the ...

VOA Interview: Javaid Rehman

The execution of 23-year-old Mohsen Shekari was horrifying and shocking, says Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human ...

Myanmar Families Hope to Overturn Death Sentences

WASHINGTON - The parents of seven university students sentenced to death by a military tribunal in Myanmar are appealing their ...

US-Africa Leaders Summit Brings 50 African Voices to Washington

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration hopes to use a gathering of 50 African delegations in Washington 'to uplift and empower ...

US seeks to block Microsoft's USD 69 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard

Washington [US], December 9 (ANI): The US government will try to block Microsoft's deal to acquire game developer and Xbox ...

Indian markets open on positive note, tracking global cues

Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India], December 9 (ANI): The domestic markets on Friday opened on a positive note, picking up cues from global ...

I want Indian men's hockey team to believe in themselves: Former India forward Jagbir Singh

New Delhi [India], December 9 (ANI): Winner of the Bronze and Silver Medal at the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games, ...

Reports: Mets retain Brandon Nimmo, add David Robertson

The New York Mets remained busy in the free agent market on Thursday, retaining center fielder Brandon Nimmo and adding ...

India-Israel bilateral trade close to USD 8bln: Israeli Envoy

Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], December 8 (ANI): India and Israel's bilateral trade is close to USD 8 billion and the figure ...

The Fabulous lives of Pakistani Generals

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 8 (ANI): An army's role around the world is to protect its country from perceived and actual ...

Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami presents credentials to King Charles at Buckingham Palace

London [UK], December 9 (ANI): Vikram Doraiswami, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, on Thursday presented credentials to ...

Pakistan: Court adjourns PTI Senator Azam Khan Swati's bail plea till December 12

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 9 (AN): A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Thursday adjourned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam ...

Asia Album: A glimpse of pottery-making by Cham people in Vietnam

© Provided by Xinhua HANOI, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Handmade pottery products by Vietnam's Cham people in Binh Thuan province ...

Young Bangladeshi artist showcases magnificent Chinese woodcut art

© Provided by Xinhua The Bangladesh arist, who received the "All Media Best Award" for his woodcut print in 2020, ...

Happy to see you breaking another one of my records in FIFA WC: Pele to Kylian Mbappe

Sao Paulo [Brazil], December 9 (ANI): Brazil football legend Pele has expressed happiness at star France striker Kylian Mbappe breaking ...

'Proud' Surinamese Back Dutch World Cup Stars

Amsterdam - From the Netherlands to Suriname, pride is swelling at the number of Dutch players in Friday's World Cup ...

VOA Interview: Mahmoud Moradkhani

Washington - The VOA Persian service spoke with Mahmoud Moradkhani, son of Badri Hosseini Khamenei, the estranged sister of Iranian ...

Yorkshire Cricket releases Gary Ballance from contract

Yorkshire [UK], December 9 (ANI): Yorkshire County Cricket Club has announced the release of batter Gary Ballance from the contract ...

Special police occupy Kosovo city Serbia

Belgrade protests ethnic Albanian intimidation of Serbs in the breakaway provinceSeveral hundred police loyal to the ethnic Albanian authorities in ...

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BP says work on hydrogen power moving quickly

LONDON, England: As the governments of major economies are funding the development of green fuels to decarbonize, BP chief executive ...

Nasdaq Composite rises more than 1 percent on steady jobless claims

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were bought up on Thursday, with all the major indices finishing with appreciable ...

New Zealand laws to require Facebook, Google to pay for news

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The government of New Zealand said it will introduce a law requiring major online digital companies, such ...

China to sell electric vehicles in Japan in 2023

TOKYO, Japan: China's BYD Co's said it would start selling its first electric vehicles in Japan early next year.China's BYD, ...

Change comes to US auto union as reformers win elections

DETROIT, Michigan: In an election triggered by a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former United Auto Workers (UAW) union ...

U.S. stocks take breather, Nasdaq Composite slips 56 points

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks in the U.S. and around the world fell on Wednesday although losses were mostly ...

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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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