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US pressured by airlines to lift Covid testing requirements

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. airline industry is pressuring the Biden administration to lift a 16-month-old regulation requiring a negative COVID-19 ...

Czech resort opens world's largest pedestrian suspension bridge

DOLNI MORAVA, Czech Republic: The world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic. ...

Junta outpost attacked: 15 killed, five captured by resistance fighters

SHAN STATE, Myanmar - According to an officer who participated in the assault, two local defense forces have destroyed a ...

Tunisian navy rescues 32 Bangladeshis headed for Europe

TUNIS, Tunisia - The Tunisian navy said Saturday that it rescued 81 migrants, including 32 Bangladeshis, sailing from Libya to ...

Court OKs $1 billion settlement after 2021 collapse of Florida condos

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: - A nearly $1 billion settlement has been agreed upon in a lawsuit brought by families of ...

Buffalo, New York, mourns shooting victims, 18-year old gunman faces court

The suspect is an 18-year-old white man heavily armed with tactical gear and a helmet, said Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph ...

Costa Rica declares emergency as hackers attack government

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica: President Rodrigo Chaves, who was sworn in as president on May 8, has declared a state ...

Thousands of birds saved in India during heatwave

NEW DELHI, India: As a scorching heatwave dries up water sources in the state's biggest city, veterinary doctors and animal ...

Military shelling schools, hospitals, places of worship in Myanmar

WISCONSIN, USA - According to figures compiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, more military attacks against ...

Turkey voices reservations about Sweden and Finland being members of NATO

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Veto-wielding NATO member Turkey is voicing opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, with Turkish President ...

LA to impose landscape watering limit to twice a week

LOS ANGELES, California: California state officials have announced that, amidst one of the driest stretches on record, California's water use ...

Following testing, NASA space telescope to begin operating in July

WASHINGTON D.C.: Astronomers said this week that the testing of NASA's new space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, is ...

Four students dead in Bolivia after gas grenade sets off stampede

POTOSI, Bolivia: On May 9, a tear gas grenade set off during a university assembly in Bolivia triggered a stampede, ...

Manhunt underway after 8 Turks kidnapped in Haiti

A Turkish official has told the Associated Press that eight Turkish citizens were kidnapped this week in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, ...

Civilian deaths in Ukraine far more than published figures, says UN

GENEVA, Switzerland: Matilda Bogner, head of the United Nations human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine, has warned that the number ...

West decries election that places 'patriots' in charge of Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Hong Kong chief administrator Carrie Lam has said that 'Chinese patriots' are now in charge of the city ...

Luis Robert's blast in 10th lifts White Sox past Royals

Luis Robert hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Royals ...

US special envoy for Tibetan issues arrives in India

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya arrived in India on Tuesday for ...

India-Jamaica economic relations flourish even after geographical constraints: President Kovind

Kingston [Jamaica], May 17 (ANI): While hailing the friendly relations between India and Jamaica, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday ...

Scottie Scheffler favored, raking in most bets for PGA Championship

World No. 1 golfer and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler appears to be an obvious bet to win this week's PGA ...

'Nothing is impossible': Lakshya Sen on India's historic Thomas Cup 2022 win

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 17 (ANI): Badminton player Lakshya Sen, who created history for India on May 15 by winning ...

President Kovind inaugurates 'India-Jamaica Friendship Garden' in Kingston

Kingston [Jamaica], May 17 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday inaugurated an 'India-Jamaica Friendship Garden' at the Hope Gardens, ...

Ukraine Evacuates Some Fighters From Mariupol Steel Plant

More than 260 Ukrainian fighters were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in the besieged port city of Mariupol on ...

Companies relocate investments as China reels under strict Zero-COVID lockdowns

Beijing [China], May 17 (ANI): China's infamous Zero-COVID policy has gained eyeballs for all the wrong reasons and amid this ...

Tundra among four teams to advance in ESL One Stockholm playoffs

The Playoff Stage of ESL One Stockholm kicked off Monday in Sweden when Tundra Esports, Thunder Awaken, TSM and Gaimin ...

Ukraine orders Azovstal fighters to surrender

Units have ?completed the assigned combat mission?, Kiev claimsThe General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has confirmed in ...

Zeya's Dharamsala visit crucial, dire need to preserve Tibetan culture before China wipes it out: ICT

Washington [US], May 17 (ANI): International Campaign for Tibet on Monday said that US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra ...

President Kovind meets Jamaican Leader of Opposition Mark Golding

Kingston [Jamaica], May 17 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind met the Jamaican Leader of Opposition Mark Golding at the Jamaica ...

Global Pandemic Increased Poverty in Africa

Nairobi - The global pandemic has pushed more than 55 million Africans into extreme poverty and reversed two decades of ...

Biden Praises Greece for Leadership After Russia Invasion

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Monday thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his country's 'moral leadership' in the ...

ATP Roundup: Federico Delbonis wins first-round match

Seventh-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina advanced to the Round of 16 in the Geneva Open on Monday, defeating Lithuanian wild-card ...

US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues Uzra Zeya to visit India, Nepal from May 17-22

Washington [US], May 17 (ANI): Indian-American Uzra Zeya, who is the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, is set to ...

Biden sends greetings to Buddhists across the world on Vesak

Washington [US], May 17 (ANI): US President Joe Biden sent greetings to the Buddhist community around the world on the ...

PM Modi creating history, places India as nodal point for preserving Buddhism

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Lumbini, Nepal on Monday, coinciding ...

OF Gerardo Parra, and 'Baby Shark' folk hero, retires

Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra, who became a fan favorite with the Washington Nationals on their 2019 World Series run, announced ...

Mideast in Pictures: Dust storm sweeps Iraq again!

© Provided by Xinhua BAGHDAD, May 16 (Xinhua) -- A dust storm swept across much of Iraq on Monday, sending ...

What precious stones are found in Russia

The Ural Mountains and Siberia are veritable Russian treasure troves, where a startling variety of minerals are mined, before being ...

Soviet reality captured by Valentin Khukhlayev

Valentin Khukhlayev (1916-2010) worked for 50 years as the Soviet TASS news agency photographer. He visited plants, construction works, sport ...

Mideast in Pictures: FIFA World Cup trophy arrives in Kuwait

© Provided by Xinhua KUWAIT CITY, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The FIFA World Cup trophy landed in Kuwait on Monday ...

Minimal risk of monkeypox transmission in UK following confirmed case

Risk of monkeypox transmission in the United Kingdom is minimal following a confirmed case of the rare and sometimes fatal ...

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Nepal to get free 21.9% of 490mw electricity every month

KATHMANDU, Nepal - The governments of Nepal and India have signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding for the construction of ...

Kia reports second most electric car sales in US, Ford close behind

LOS ANGELES, California: Kia has become the second largest manufacturer of electric vehicles sold in the United States, second only ...

U.S. stock markets undermined by weak Chinese data

NEW YORK, New York - Weak economic news out of China undermined stocks on Wall Street on Monday. The major ...

Braking problems cause Mercedes-Benz to issue do-not-drive order

ATLANTA, Georgia: Mercedes-Benz USA has requested drivers to stop driving some of their autos immediately due to braking problems.The announcement ...

U.S. dollar reaches all-time high in Pakistan, crosses Rs194 in interbank trade

KARACHI, Pakistan - The U.S. dollar climbed past Rs194 in the interbank market in Pakistan on Monday as analysts expressed ...

Three bidders weigh purchasing Italy's state-owned ITA Airways

ROME, Italy: Italy has announced plans to sell state-owned ITA Airways, the successor to Alitalia, by the end of June, ...

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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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