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Pandemic slashes international tourism by 70% - UN

International tourists arrivals plunged by an annualised 70% during the first eight months of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, ...


Pakistan confirm tour to South Africa next year

Pakistan will visit South Africa for a limited-overs tour next year, the national cricket board said Tuesday.The Asian giants will ...


Education is both the victim and the best weapon in Central Sahel conflict

South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, captured the value of education when he said, "Education is the most ...


European stock markets steady at open

European stock markets steadied at the start of trading Tuesday following hefty losses the previous session on soaring cases of ...


Most markets drop after virus woes hammer Wall Street

Most Asian and European markets fell Tuesday following a sharp sell-off in New York that was fuelled by fears a ...


Peace, Development at Stake in Ivory Coast Election

ACCRA - The West African nation of Ivory Coast is seeing pockets of violence ahead of an October 31 election, ...


Mali opens trial over 2015 Bamako attacks on foreigners

Mali has begun the trial of alleged Islamist gunmen accused of killing two dozen people in separate attacks - both ...


US missionary kidnapped in southern Niger

An American citizen has been kidnapped in a village in southern Niger close to the border with Nigeria. No group ...


France and Mali at odds over opening dialogue with Sahel jihadists

France and Mali differed on Monday over whether to talk to jihadists to help end the Sahel state's eight-year-old insurgency, ...


Xinhua world economic summary at 0900 GMT, Oct. 27

SEOUL -- South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) recorded the first rebound in three quarters amid a lingering uncertainty over ...


Renaissance Berkane wins CAF Confederation Cup

RABAT, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's Renaissance Berkane won its first ever CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday after beating Egyptian ...


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Stocks in Asia flat to lower, U.S. dollar steadies

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were relatively quiet on Tuesday compared to the volatility and substantive sell-offs on ...

State of Victoria in Australia relaxes coronavirus restrictions

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed the easing of strict coronavirus restrictions in ...

U.S. stocks shatter as Covid-19 deaths in America top 225,000

NEW YORK, New York, Oct. 26 (Xinhua/Big News Network) -- Wall Street's major averages closed sharply lower on Monday as ...

UK needs to decide between bargaining power and negotiation strategy

LONDON, UK - Reaching an agreement in trade deals is, in the best of times, a long process. There are ...

Hong Kong's Hang Seng only glimmer of light on Asian markets

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were limp on Monday, although the Hong Kong market showed some life.In Tokyo, ...

Citroen India to open fifteen showrooms across country in first phase

Earlier this year in February, the first photos of a Citroen showroom in India were posted. This Citroen showroom was ...

International

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27% of passengers on Mideast flight to Dublin diagnosed with Covid-19

An outbreak of coronavirus in Ireland has been attributed to a flight from a country in the Middle East into ...

NASA says water on moon far more widespread that previously thought

The U.S. space agency, NASA, reported Monday it has confirmed water can be found in sunlit areas of the moon, ...

America, damaged and divided, prepares to go to the polls

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency of a deeply divided country, ...

20 year prison term for Californian man convicted of terrorism

RIVERSIDE, California - A U.S. man has been sentenced to twenty years in federal prison for conspiring to commit terrorist ...

U.S. vice president's chief of staff diagnosed with coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Marc Short is the latest White House official to ...

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Foreign exchange reserves in Kenya tumbled $615 million in past month

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's foreign exchange reserves have declined by 66.4 billion shillings (about $615 million) in ...


Australian law enforcement officers intercept huge cocaine shipment

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - A 45-year-old Sydney man has been charged for allegedly importing approximately 144 kilograms of cocaine hidden ...


Mapisa-Nqakula's trip to Zimbabwe was 'urgent', Ramaphosa tells NCOP

President Cyril Ramaphosa admitted to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) that the ministerial handbook is often flouted when he ...


'Don't retire': 'Universe Boss' Gayle still IPL force at 41

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is proving he's still a threat at 41 after the "Universe Boss" smashed a second ...


Tanzania: UN chief calls for safe, peaceful voting process

In a statement from his spokesperson, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged political leaders and their supporters t ...


Marchant De Lange signs for Somerset

Somerset have signed South African fast bowler Marchant De Lange on a two-year contract, the English county announced Tuesday.The 30-year-old, ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...