Mon, 29 Nov 2021

After decades of work, Egypt to open 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt opened its 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public this week, in a swanky ceremony, after over ...

Libyan officials disqualify Gadhafi son from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's High National Elections Committee has disqualified Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, from ...

People in La Palma told to lockdown as lava flow reaches ocean

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, LA Palma: Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma have ordered residents of three ...

Under new security law, Hong Kong independence leader sent to jail

HONG KONG: Tony Chung, former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism, was sentenced to 43 months in prison after ...

Hard hit by Covid variant, Asia reports more people now vaccinated

SINGAPORE: Three months after Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, just 11 percent of its population had received at least one ...

El Salvador plans to locate Bitcoin city at base of volcano

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to build a Bitcoin city at the base ...

US announces that 95% of federal workers vaccinated

WASHINGTON D.C.: Some 95 percent of U.S. federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or ...

Of 32 scholarships, 22 awarded to US women as Rhodes scholars for 2022

OXFORD, England: The Rhodes Trust has announced the 2022 class of U.S. Rhodes scholars, which includes the largest number of ...

Taliban stop women from appearing on TV dramas

KABUL, Afghanistan: Under new rules imposed by the Taliban government, women have been banned from appearing on television dramas in ...

Bangladeshi NGO smuggles girls to India as sex slaves

DHAKA, Bangladesh - On Tuesday, a Bangladeshi Vijay Dutt (40), known as 'Momin,' was apprehended for running a sex racket ...

Mexican authorities discover over 400 migrants traveling in trailers

VERACRUZ, Mexico: Mexican authorities discovered more than 400 migrants in the back of two semi-trailers on November 19, traveling near ...

Opening new era, 43 ft. tall Astra rocket in orbit for US military

KODIAK ISLAND, Alaska: California rocket start-up Astra successfully sent a payload into orbit atop its 43 foot rocket on November ...

COVID-19 restrictions spark riots in Guadeloupe

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe: Protests against COVID-19 restrictions erupted into rioting and looting for the third consecutive day on the Caribbean island ...

After opening Taiwan office, China downgrades relations with Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania: China has downgraded its diplomatic ties with Lithuania from ambassador to charge d'affaires level, in retaliation for Lithuania ...

Following tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance, China blacks out CNN

BEIJING, China: China is blocking CNN's coverage of the disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai, according to network officials.Peng Shuai ...

Cuba locks activists into homes to prevent protests

HAVANA, Cuba: Cuban activists report being forcibly locked inside their homes, amidst a government clampdown on opposition protests on the ...

Teenage shooter Rittenhouse meets with former President Trump

MAR-A-LAGO, Florida - Former President Donald Trump has defended acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, who has been prosecuted over the ...

China blocks Filipino ships, fires water cannons in South China Seas

MANILA, Philippines: The contested South China Seas again heated up this week as Chinese coast guard ships blocked two Philippines ...

South Korea to supply 27.9 million tons of clean hydrogen by 2050

Seoul [South Korea], November 29 (ANI/Global Economic): The South Korean government will supply 27.9 million tons of hydrogen annually as ...

Israel, UK to work on preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons

London [UK], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid say they will do ...

Angry protests in Amman against Jordan-Israel solar power for water deal

By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus], November 29 (ANI): Thousands of Jordanians took part in a huge protest at the heart of ...

China reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, amid 'Omicron' threat

Beijing [China], November 29 (ANI): China has reported 21 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, amid ...

AirAsia reports discouraging results as it exits India; will Singapore-KL travel lane improve its outlook?

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, November 29 (ANI): Last week, AirAsia reported a disappointing set of results for the quarter which ...

Devalued national currency adds to miseries of Afghan people

© Provided by Xinhua Afghani was recently traded at 96.40 for one U.S. dollar in Sarai-e-Shahzada, a main exchange market ...

Have been colour discriminated all my life, says former India spinner Sivaramakrishnan

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): Former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has said that he has been colour discriminated against ...

Australian government announces anti-trolling laws

Canberra, [Australia], November 29 (ANI/Xinhua): The Australian government has announced landmark legislation to crack down on abuse and bullying on ...

China-Laos railway to boost economic development in Laos: official

© Provided by Xinhua by Chanthaphaphone Mixayboua, Zhang Jianhua"The railway will result in the growth of many industries like tourism, ...

Italy gives asylum to famed 'green-eyed Afghan girl'

Rome [Italy], November 29 (ANI): The Afghan 'green-eyed' girl, who became popular after her photo was carried on the cover ...

Two COVID-19 cases registered at migrant camp on Polish-Belarusian border

Minsk [Belarus], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Two coronavirus cases have been confirmed among migrants at the Polish-Belarusian border, Governor of the ...

Spurs, Wizards square off after big wins

The San Antonio Spurs will carry some much-needed momentum from a gritty win onto the court when they host the ...

COVID: Canada confirms two cases of Omicron variant

Ottawa [Canada], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The first two cases of the new, Omicron, coronavirus strain have been confirmed in Canada, ...

Asian Leaders at Economic Summit Vow to Help Afghanistan

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN - The leaders of several Asian countries called for boosting their economic ties and pledged to provide assistance ...

Vietnam President to be on a visit to Russia from today

Hanoi [Vietnam], November 29 (ANI/VOVWORLD): President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will pay an official visit to Russia from Monday to Thursday ...

Update: Canada confirms two cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

© Provided by Xinhua "As the monitoring and testing continue with provinces and territories, it is expected that other cases ...

UK stresses importance of getting Afghan girls back to school during talks with Taliban

Doha [Qatar], November 29 (ANI): Charge d'Affaires of the UK Mission to Afghanistan on Sunday stressed the importance of getting ...

Phil Saviano, Key Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Whistleblower, Dies at 69

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Phil Saviano, a clergy sex abuse survivor and whistleblower who played a pivotal role in exposing decades ...

Taiwan denounces China for taking retaliatory measures against countries forging ties with Taipei

Taipei [Taiwan], November 29 (ANI): Taiwan on Sunday denounced China for taking retaliatory measures against countries that seek to develop ...

Ukrainian journalist fires howitzer at Russian occupiers

A controversial Ukrainian journalist has released a video purporting to show him firing banned large-caliber artillery at ?Russian occupiers.? The ...

The pro-Nazi US official who helped shape post-war Germany

Newly declassified FBI files have shed significant light on the Nazi sympathies of John McCloy, the US assistant secretary of ...

France detects multiple suspected Omicron cases

France's Ministry of Health has announced that they have found eight possible cases of the Omicron variant, as countries around ...

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Of 32 scholarships, 22 awarded to US women as Rhodes scholars for 2022

OXFORD, England: The Rhodes Trust has announced the 2022 class of U.S. Rhodes scholars, which includes the largest number of ...

Cuba locks activists into homes to prevent protests

HAVANA, Cuba: Cuban activists report being forcibly locked inside their homes, amidst a government clampdown on opposition protests on the ...

Teenage shooter Rittenhouse meets with former President Trump

MAR-A-LAGO, Florida - Former President Donald Trump has defended acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, who has been prosecuted over the ...

Ryan Hartman's goal helps Wild top Lightning

Ryan Hartman scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win ...

Hawks lose Bogdan Bogdanovic for two weeks

The Atlanta Hawks will be without guard Bogdan Bogdanovic for about two weeks because of a sprained right ankle. Bogdanovic, ...

JD Davison, Keon Ellis lead No. 10 Alabama in rout of Miami

Reserve freshman point guard JD Davison provided a spark with 13 points and a game-high 10 assists as the 10th-ranked ...

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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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