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Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

US to set up another task force to look into UFO questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: After officials in Washington D.C. admitted they could not explain the phenomena of UFO sightings, the U.S. government ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds Demand End to Child Recruitment

WASHINGTON - Dozens of Kurdish parents and activists protested outside the United Nations offices in Qamishli, Syria, on Sunday against ...

Reports: Rangers reach 10-year, $325M deal with Corey Seager

The Texas Rangers have landed free agent shortstop Corey Seager on a 10-year deal worth $325 million, multiple outlets reported ...

Talks on Iran Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna

WASHINGTON - Talks about reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed Monday in Vienna after a five-month break and for ...

Marcell Ozuna given retroactive suspension over domestic violence

Major League Baseball handed Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna a retroactive, unpaid suspension of 20 games for violating its joint ...

South African doctor who discovered Omicron describes symptoms

People infected with the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 present ?unusual symptoms? that are somewhat different from those associated with ...

J-K chief secretary asks admin officials to ensure universal COVID testing of all foreign travellers in view of Omicron variant

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], November 30 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on Monday chaired a ...

Telangana govt sets up cabinet sub-panel to tackle Omicron

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], November 30 (ANI): The Telangana government on Monday set up a cabinet sub-committee to tackle the situation ...

WHO special session seeking "pandemic treaty" amid Omicron concerns

© Provided by Xinhua COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated fundamental weaknesses in the global architecture for pandemic preparedness and response. ...

Indian Bio-Jet Fuel technology receives formal military certification

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): Ministry of ScienceTechnology on Monday informed that CSIR-IIP Dehradun's home-grown technology to produce bio-jet ...

ED congratulates its officer for winning six gold medals in national swimming championship

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): Enforcement Directorate congratulated its officer Tarun Tokas, working as Enforcement Officer at Head Quarters, ...

Here's why talks with Iran are no guarantee against war

Another round of talks between Iran and world powers has begun in Vienna. While the aim is to revive the ...

Women in sport are winning the fight for equal pay - slowly

The Welsh national football association has pledged to introduce equal pay for their men's and women's teams by 2026. The ...

Up to half of Earth's water may come from solar wind and space dust

Water is vital for life on Earth, and some experts say we should all drink around two litres every day ...

Schools close as toxic smoke cloud swirls over Santiago

Plumes of thick black smoke filled the skies over the Chilean capital on Monday, after a massive fire broke out ...

Europe's Populist Wave Shows Signs of Ebbing

Is the populist wave in Europe ebbing?Two populist luminaries, who rode to power on waves of anti-elitism anger, have been ...

Delhi customs seize 73 iPhone-13 from two passengers at airport

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): The Delhi customs on Monday seized the latest models of iPhones, suspected to be ...

Study explores why understanding of texts worsens with age

Washington [US], November 29 (ANI): Psycholinguists from the Centre for Language and Brain, HSE University, have found that to predict ...

UAE restricting political activities of former Afghanistan President, claims Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], November 29 (ANI): The political activities of former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his close aides have been ...

Hypersonic missiles are fuelling fears of a new superpower arms race

According to media reports from Washington, the Biden administration wants to engage China in talks on arms control and non-proliferation. ...

Canada should look inward to address American protectionism

U.S. President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Act shows that American protectionism existed before and continues past the Donald Trump ...

We were at COP26: It had mixed results

The recent COP26 was eagerly awaited. Originally planned for 2020, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It ...

Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion this year

The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism ...

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Ireland to follow EU's advice to impose S. African travel ban

DUBLIN, Ireland Irish residents returning from the South African region where a novel Covid variant has been discovered will be ...

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 ...

Pakistan imposes travel ban on Hong Kong, 6 African countries

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has imposed travel bans on Hong Kong and six African countries due to the spread of ...

Hotel, airlines shares worldwide hammered by new Covid variant fears

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, ...

Ireland urges citizens to get out of Ethiopia

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish Foreign Affairs' Department has asked its citizens to leave Ethiopia immediately.The intensifying battle in Ethiopia ...

No patient in Mumbai infected with Omicron, says Mumbai Mayor

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 30 (ANI): Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Monday assured that no case of the new COVID-19 ...

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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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