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Irish GDP jumps 4.9% in first quarter this year

DUBLIN, Ireland June 5 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to 87.6 billion euros (about $99 billion) in ...

Shares in Hong Kong in Demand, Asian region moves higher

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia continued higher on Friday, while the U.S. dollar remained in free fall."Central banks ...

New Zealand setting high standards in housing developments

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - New public housing that will save tenants money in energy bills, and provide warmer, healthier and ...

Nationwide protests finally catch up with Wall Street

SYDNEY, Australia - Wall Street took a breather on Thursday following more than a week of protests across the U.S., ...

World food prices fall for fourth consecutive month

ROME, Italy - Global food commodity prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May as the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic ...

Stocks in Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong advance, Shanghai flat

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia advanced on Thursday but gains were limited, and not universal.China's Shanghai Composite finished flat.The ...

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4 St Louis police officers receive gunshot wounds during protests

ST LOUIS, Missouri - Police in St. Louis, Missouri say four police officers were shot late Monday as protests that ...

UNHCR: Help us protect the environment to protect refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, joins the U.N. Environmental Programme in observing World Environment Day today."Climate change and environmental issues ...

Ex-Pirates coach: Jali and Manyisa combination is in my top five

Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol has heaped praise on Andile Jali and Oupa Manyisa, claiming they formed one of ...

New York Times Says Senator's op-ed Didn't Meet Standards

NEW YORK - In an embarrassing about-face, The New York Times said Thursday that an opinion piece it ran by ...

Why violence is a hallmark of Kenyan policing. And what needs to change

Kenya has a long history of policing with excessive force, often resulting in unnecessary deaths. Recently at least six people ...

Nigeria's queer literature offers a new way of looking at blackness

Queering the Black Atlantic: Transgender Spaces in Akwaeke Emezi's Freshwater is a paper by Rocio Cobo-Pinero. It considers Emezi's award-winning ...

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