Sat, 15 Aug 2020

3 dozen rights experts demand accountability for catastrophic blast

The catastrophic blast which led to the deaths of more than 200 in Beirut on 4 August, has prompted more ...

Perth man allegedly stole from dead girlfriend's bank accounts

PERTH, Western Australia - A 28-year-old man was scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrate's Court on Friday over allegations he ...

NYC man who was on way to join Pakistani terrorist group sentenced

NEW YORK CITY, New York - A man who was arrested as he was about to board a plane at ...

WFP in rush to supply Lebanese capital with emergency food supplies

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The World Food Programme (WFP) is racing to prevent food shortages in Lebanon as the country continues ...

Rush, but not race, to develop coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come ...

Biden unveils Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday named California Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential ...

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 ...

Orioles breeze to win in completion of suspended game

The Baltimore Orioles completed their suspended game with the Washington Nationals without too much trouble, cruising to their sixth straight ...

Analysts: More Countries to Follow Suit After Israel/UAE Agreement

ISTANBUL - After Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize diplomatic relations, some regional leaders applauded the move ...

Taliban terrorists' release 'poses danger' but 'necessary': Ghani

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 15 (ANI): Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday said that Taliban terrorists who are being freed by ...

Turkey COVID-19 cases rises to 2,46,681

Ankara [Turkey], August 15 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Turkey has risen by 1,226 to 2,46,861 within ...

Alliance cruise to win in OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division

Alliance swept Virtus.pro on Friday in their teams' opening contest of the OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division tournament. Alliance (1-0 ...

Karsten Warholm hammers to 400m hurdles victory in Monaco

Karsten Warholm showed no sign of coronavirus-induced rustiness as he swept to a dominant victory in the men's 400m hurdles ...

In Belarus, Journalists Beaten and Detained, Internet Cut

WASHINGTON - As Belarus cracked down on protesters contesting the reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko, dozens of journalists were detained, ...

Strain of Islamic State Prisoners, Families Gnaws at Key Alliances

WASHINGTON - The struggle to make a future for thousands of captured Islamic State fighters and their families currently in ...

Canada Says US Border to Remain Closed to Non-Essential Travel

Canada announced Friday that the border it shares with the U.S. will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month ...

European Commission Considering Fact-Finding Mission To Minsk

BRUSSELS -- European Union Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi has expressed his readiness to travel to Minsk on an EU fact-finding ...

US hopes Russia's coronavirus vaccine works: Trump

Washington [US], August 15 (ANI): The United States hopes that Russia's vaccine against coronavirus will be effective, said United States ...

Global COVID-19 tally rises by over 2,86,000 to reach 21 mn

Geneva [Switzerlad], August 15 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of COVID-19 cases globally has grown by more than 286,000 in the past ...

Zimbabwe bishops denounce 'unprecedented' state crackdown

Zimbabwean Catholic bishops have denounced "unprecedented" government crackdown on dissent The government has denied there is a crisis in that ...

UN Ramps Up Humanitarian Efforts Following Beirut Blast

GENEVA - U.N. agencies are revising their emergency appeals to keep pace with the growing needs of hundreds of thousands ...

Khabib: Im ready to face Conor McGregor

In his first public appearance since his father's death, Khabib shared his thoughts on Justin Gaethje, GSP and his readiness ...

Grizzlies face sizzling Lillard, Blazers in play-in game

The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers get first crack at the NBA's new play-in tournament Saturday afternoon when the ...

China Makes Claim to Doubling GDP in a Decade

As China's government pushes economic growth to meet a key Communist Party pledge for this year, its success may depend ...

Misha to stand in for NiP at OMEGA League event

Mihail "Misha" Agatov will stand in for Ninjas in Pyjamas when they open play Saturday in the OMEGA League: Europe ...

Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA canceled

The 2020 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA has joined the list of the tour's events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Polio immunization reaches 95% of target children in BARMM

MARAWI CITY, Aug. 13 - With the help of key stakeholders, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has ...

Dutch boss Sarina Wiegman to replace Phil Neville as England coach

Sarina Wiegman is to replace Phil Neville as head coach of the England women's football team next year, the Football ...

Belarus sees walkouts, protest calls after 'bloody' vote crackdown

The main challenger in Belarus's disputed presidential election called for mass weekend rallies and workers were walking off the job ...

Sarkozy's 'love story' memoirs top French bestseller list

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's "love story" memoirs has topped the country's bestsellers list for a third straight week, according ...

UK quarantine change sparks scramble to return from France

French student Antoine, 23, had to rush back to Bristol, where he is at university, cutting short his summer holidays."I'm ...

UN to ramp up food aid in DRC to reach 9 million people

The UN is scaling up operations in DRC where millions are facing hungerAt least $172 million is needed to prevent ...

Mexico signs deal for Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine

PanARMENIAN.Net - A potential coronavirus vaccine developed by the Oxford University will be produced in Mexico if its advanced trials ...

Israelis Thrilled, Palestinians Furious Over UAE Deal

JERUSALEM - Israelis have warmly welcomed the announcement of full diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while Palestinians ...

US Will Work to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday before a U.N. vote on whether to extend the Iranian ...

Bryant, Class of 2020 to be inducted in May

The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020, which includes Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett among others, will ...

Sikh youth emerges as singing sensation in J-K's Pulwama

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 14 (ANI): A 28-year-old Kashmiri, Harkishan Singh Sanam, has emerged as a singing sensation ...

Ahmadi man shot dead in Peshawar

Peshawar [Pakistan], August 14 (ANI): Hours before Pakistan's Prime Minister spoke about Kashmiri people in his Independence Day message, an ...

Report: Nashville signs GK Scott

Nashville SC has signed goalkeeper Brady Scott, MLSsoccer.com reported Friday. The 21-year-old American was previously with FC Koln's second team ...

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Stocks in Asia move higher, but Hong Kong markets drift

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were on the rise on Friday, while the U.S. dollar was mixed. Only the ...

Home prices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen rise slightly

BEIJING, Cina Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's housing market remained stable overall in July, with home prices in 70 major ...

Dublin business targeted in major international fraud

DUBLIN, Ireland - An Garda Sochna's economic bureau has foiled a mutli-million euro invoice redirect fraud. On Tuesday the Bank ...

Fears mount over last weeks of Trump presidency if he loses

What could happen to America if Trump were to further, severely crash the U.S. economy the day after Joe Biden ...

U.S. local economies working to replace imports

"An incredible opportunity for domestic manufacturing." That's how Mercedes Gonzalez, a director at Global Purchasing Companies, describes an unexpected benefit ...

Hong Kong Hang Seng jumps 353 points, Asian markets generally mixed

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, rising in Japan and Hong Kong, but falling in China ...

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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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