Thu, 13 May 2021

California population falls by 182,000; largest loss in 100 years

SACRAMENTO, California: For the first time in 120 years, California's population declined last year.The state lost 182,083 people during 2020, ...

Slovakia awaiting test results before purchasing Russian Covid vaccine

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Following successful testing in a Hungarian lab, Slovakia will discuss the purchase of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus ...

Elections in Scotland makes likely referendum on independence from UK

EDINBURGH, Scotland: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon promised to move forward with a new independence referendum after the pro-independence Scottish ...

After 14 months, Georgia Supreme Court to resume in-person sessions

ATLANTA, Georgia: The Georgia Supreme Court is to resume in-person court hearings for the first time in more than one ...

South Korean offshore wind farm to power nearly 6 million homes

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea will build the world's largest floating offshore wind farm, calling it one of the cornerstones ...

S. Carolina to end unemployment checks, calls labor shortage severe

COLUMBIA, South Carolina - In a bid to end the state's labor shortage, Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all state ...

EU, Pfizer sign agreement to purchase 1.8 billion doses of vaccine

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has signed a contract to purchase up to 1.8 billion additional Covid vaccine doses from ...

Swiss auction of 100 carat diamond could bring $20 million

GENEVA , Switzerland: A diamond valued at nearly $20 million is to be auctioned in Switzerland within days. The 100 ...

U.S. tracking China rocket section reentering Earth orbit

WASHINGTON D.C.: Sections of a Chinese rocket are expected to reenter Earth's atmosphere this month.While the sections are being tracked ...

1913 menu found in British cafe remodel

LIVERPOOL, England: A 108 year-old menu has been discovered by workers who were renovating a cafe in England.While working on ...

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin begins space tourism with July rocket launch

KENT, Washington: Spaceflight company Blue Origin will sell a seat to the general public on its first crewed flight to ...

Eddie Hearn believes Billy Joe Saunders will fight again

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Billy Joe Saunders will return to the ring despite a significant injury that has ...

UN should urge Xinjiang Inquiry: Human Rights Watch

New York [US], May 13 (ANI): United Nations members should press the Chinese government to end its crimes against humanity ...

Commission calls on EU states to restrict travel from India

Brussels [Belgium], May 13 (ANI): The European Commission on Wednesday called on the EU Member States to take coordinated action ...

Veteran Uyghur advocate's sister confirmed dead

Beijing [China], May 13 (ANI): Amid China's increasing repression of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, the younger sister ...

Conviction of Blogger Casts Chill Over Uzbek Media

Fazliddin Mehmonov considers himself a journalist and a blogger, and does not apologize one bit for wearing both hats. The ...

Pak's blasphemy laws hampering religious freedom: US report

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): The 2020 report International Religious Freedom released by the United States on Wednesday (local time) ...

Calls Grow at UN for China to Admit Rights Chief to Xinjiang

NEW YORK - Western nations and human rights groups Wednesday called on China to allow the U.N. human rights chief ...

China continued to restrict religious activities: US

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): The Chinese government in 2020 continued to assert control over religion and restrict the activities ...

Jason Day won't play U.S. Open qualifier if not in field

Jason Day is grinding down to the wire to qualify for the U.S. Open, but he also sounds at peace ...

UN would welcome WHO's recognition of Sputnik V Vaccine

New York [US], May 13 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the process of recognition by the World Health ...

IOC stands by Tokyo Games despite surging unpopularity, COVID cases

The International Olympic Committee expressed confidence on Wednesday that the Tokyo Games can be held safely this summer, despite growing ...

US sanctions Chinese official for human rights violations

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): The US Department of State on Wednesday (local time) sanctioned a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ...

Blinken speaks to Israel PM

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): Amid intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday ...

US releases 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): The United States on Wednesday (local time) released the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report, which ...

US Sanctions Chinese Official for Role in Religious Persecution

The United States has sanctioned a Chinese Communist Party official for involvement "in gross violations of human rights, namely the ...

Mets spoil Orioles P Matt Harvey's return to Citi Field

Dominic Smith, Kevin Pillar and Jose Peraza each drove in two runs Wednesday afternoon as the surging New York Mets ...

Malala Yousafzai extends solidarity with Palestinians

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with Palestine amid the ongoing tensions with Israel, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai on ...

Amazon wins EU court appeal in Luxembourg tax case

Amazon scored a major legal victory on Wednesday when an EU court annulled an order from the bloc's antitrust authority.The ...

Brooks Koepka: I'm 'months ahead of schedule'

Brooks Koepka isn't ready to declare himself fully healed from his right knee injury, however he did say Wednesday that ...

Top 5 most likable Russian characters in western literature

Truly talented writers are like fussy eaters. They often choose characters that match their personalities. Bestselling writers, from Alexandre Dumas ...

Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading roots

Much has been written about the crashes, congestion and pollution on Ghana's roads. Road injury is among the top 10 ...

What's happened to Keir Starmer's leadership?

In June last year, Ed Miliband was asked on The Andrew Marr Show whether Keir Starmer was going to be ...

Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict

The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so ...

Serena Williams loses milestone match in Rome

Argentina's Nadia Podoroska shocked No. 8 seed Serena Williams 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the second round Wednesday at the Italian ...

Karadzic To Serve Remainder Of Life Sentence In British Prison

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who is currently being held in a prison in The Hague for war crimes ...

Van Dijk rules himself out of Netherlands squad for Euro 2020

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk on Wednesday ruled himself out of the Netherlands squad for Euro 2020 to focus on ...

Austria's Schwab puts US PGA pain behind him at British Masters

Matthias Schwab set the early pace in the British Masters with a six-under-par 66 in the first round at The ...

European stocks steady on positive growth data

European stock markets steadied Wednesday after the previous session's slump thanks to upbeat regional growth data.The EU on Wednesday sharply ...

Sisi green-lights Egypt's Suez canal expansion after ship blockage

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the widening and deepening of the southern part of the Suez Canal, after a ...

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2 Killed as Sudanese Protesters Mark 2nd Anniversary of Raid

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - The Sudanese army killed two protesters and wounded 16 others Tuesday night in Khartoum on the two-year ...

Moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Friday - MJC

Hundreds of Muslims gathered in Cape Town on Wednesday night for the official sighting of the moon.Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie ...

Facebook is coming to Parliament, DA says

Facebook representatives will appear before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications and Digital Technologies on 25 May, the DA said in ...

Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading roots

Much has been written about the crashes, congestion and pollution on Ghana's roads. Road injury is among the top 10 ...

Austria's Schwab puts US PGA pain behind him at British Masters

Matthias Schwab set the early pace in the British Masters with a six-under-par 66 in the first round at The ...

Virgin Active win a ?dangerous precedent? for British landlords

A UK judged ruled that Virgin Active in the country can wipe out the rent arrears on most of its ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

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