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770 barges backed up on Mississippi River due to damaged bridge

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Some 770 barges on the lower Mississippi River have backed up due to a damaged bridge near Memphis, ...

As Covid crisis lessens, face masks no longer needed at federal parks

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that hundreds of millions of visitors to ...

Palestinians bearing brunt of hostilities, Israel gets foreign backing

GAZA, Palestinian territories - The death toll in Gaza and Israel since hostilities surged on Monday of last week, has ...

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

Taiwan tightens Covid restrictions after infections increase

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Following reports of 180 new Covid infections on May 14, Taiwan tightened restrictions in Taipei and the surrounding ...

South American countries seek to lay Internet cable to Asia

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil plans to join a Chile-led project to lay a fiber optic cable connecting South America and Asia, ...

Amazon court win defeats EU drive to tax corporations

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In a setback to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's campaign against preferential deals, Amazon won its fight against an ...

Masks can be removed for vaccinated Americans, says CDC

ATLANTA, Georgia: Americans will no longer need to wear face masks if they are fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for ...

WTA roundup: Katerina Siniakova upsets Serena Williams

Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic recorded a stunning upset by knocking off top-seeded Serena Williams 7-6 (4), 6-2 in ...

CFSI delivers psychosocial educ campaign on stroke for Marawi IDPs

MARAWI CITY, May 18 (PIA)--Focusing on installing awareness about cerebrovascular disease or commonly known as stroke, the Community and Family ...

Cricket Australia hopeful of 'full crowds' for Ashes series

Cricket Australia said they were hopeful of staging an Ashes series in front of full crowds later this year but ...

1.5 billion anti-Covid-19 shots injected worldwide: AFP

More than 1.5 billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been injected into people's arms around the world, six months after ...

Arts education is facing massive cuts - yet its value is felt everywhere

When an emergency support package for the arts was launched in the face of COVID-19 last July, UK prime minister ...

The GFC provided the secret sauce we used to ward off the COVID recession

We got an awful lot right during the COVID crisis - an awful lot that we couldn't have got right ...

52,000 Palestinians take refuge in UN-run schools in Gaza: UN report

© Provided by Xinhua A UN report said Israel has conducted 1,615 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since May 10, ...

Reports: NYCFC to add Talles Magno, 18, on transfer

New York City FC is set to add scoring potential with the addition of 18-year-old Brazilian forward Talles Magno on ...

Johnson and Johnson working with Telangana-based pharma co

New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): US pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson has joined hands with Biological E Limited (Telangana-based ...

Ukraine Denounces Russia's Persecution Of Crimean Tatars

Ukrainian officials have marked the 77th anniversary of the Crimean Tatars' Stalin-era deportations from Crimea to Central Asia by denouncing ...

Benzema recalled by France for Euro 2020 after lengthy exile

Karim Benzema was named in France's provisional Euro 2020 squad by Didier Deschamps on Tuesday, giving the Real Madrid striker ...

Tokyo doctors association calls for Olympics cancellation

A Japanese doctors' group has urged the cancellation of the Olympics, even as Games organisers reported a surplus of applications ...

A record 11 SA golfers set to fly the flag high at PGA Championship

The 103rd PGA Championship gets under way at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina on Thursday.This year, ...

Buy out African bondholders with IMF tool - AfDB chief

International Monetary Fund resources should be used to buy out holders of African bonds and avert a crisis as a ...

COVID-19 could be the end of 'global health' as we know it

The pandemic has made us painfully aware of our common vulnerability to disease outbreaks. New communicable diseases originating in one ...

PGA of America CEO: Planning for a Ryder Cup party scene

Even the golf world has been more buttoned up than tradition demands during the coronavirus pandemic, but that all could ...

Russian Lawmakers Back More Restrictive Civil Society Legislation

Russian lawmakers gave preliminary backing to new legislation that human rights groups says is part of authorities' efforts to "annihilate ...

Westwood would listen if Super League Golf made rich pitch

Lee Westwood will listen to any rich offers from Super League Golf, but the 48-year-old Englishman is more concerned with ...

Williams crashes out in second round in Parma

Former world number one Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA tournament in Parma on Tuesday when she was beaten ...

Silverwood places faith in uncapped duo for New Zealand Test series

Gloucestershire wicketkeeper-batsman James Bracey and Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson could be in line for their first England caps after being ...

Zubayr Hamza to lead South Africa 'A' for Zimbabwe tour

Proteas batsman Zubayr Hamza will lead the South Africa 'A' side, which will tour Zimbabwe for four One-Day matches and ...

Nigeria gets back R83 million looted by ex-governor

Nigeria has received Pound 4.2 million looted by a former governor, who was jailed in Britain for money laundering and ...

Pelosi proposes diplomatic BOYCOTT of China's 2022 Winter Olympics

Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned official US delegations could be barred from appearing at Beijing's upcoming Olympic Games ? supposedly, ...

UK returns $6 million to Nigeria stolen by ex-governor

Money stolen from Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 has been returned by the UK.Nigeria received $5.9 million which was looted ...

Lee Westwood withdraws name from Olympic consideration

Lee Westwood has withdrawn his name from consideration for this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. Westwood joins world No. 1 ...

UK records another 2,412 coronavirus cases

London [UK], May 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Another 2,412 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of ...

Chinese expert warns risks of new COVID variants

Beijing [China], May 18 (ANI): Chinese infectious disease specialist has warned that slow global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out risks allowing new ...

Number of serious cases hits record high in Japan

Tokyo [Japan], May 18 (ANI): Japan on Tuesday registered another record high number of severe coronavirus cases as more than ...

BCCI SGM on May 29 to discuss hosting of T20 World Cup

By Baidurjo BhoseNew Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called for ...

Rennie Stennett, part of Pirates' championship teams, dies at 72

Rennie Stennett, part of two World Series-winning Pittsburgh Pirates teams of the 1970s, died at age 72 of cancer in ...

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U.S. stocks fail to make headway, major indices close lower

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday, with the downward trend accelerating towards the close.In the end, ...

Taiwan's TSMC considers building European, American chip production

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is weighing an investment of several billion dollars into a state-of-the-art chip manufacturing ...

Asian stocks advance as U.S. dollar gets crushed

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks on Asian markets roared ahead on Tuesday, with the region seeing across-the-board gains.The moves came ...

Greek mainland, islands reopen to tourists following Covid shutdown

ATHENS, Greece: After being locked down during the Coronavirus pandemic, Greece has again opened its borders to tourism.Greece has also ...

Taiwan warns international money not safe in Hong Kong

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan said on May 15 that Hong Kong's freezing the assets of jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai was ...

Wall Street opens new week with moderate losses

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were on the defensive on Monday following the release of disappointing economic data.The ...

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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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