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Fear of Covid variants calls off Oktoberfest for 2nd year

MUNICH, Germany: Authorities in Germany have called off Oktoberfest for the second straight year, saying the festival, which attracts nearly ...

Police recognize wanted Mafia fugitive on YouTube from tattoos

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic: Italian detectives have arrested a member of the Italian mafia after seeing him on YouTube in ...

93 policemen killed in 2020, 41 shot to death

WASHINGTON D.C.: The FBI has reported that 93 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2020.This was ...

Lithuania president voices support for Ukraine at Warsaw summit

WARSAW, Poland: A defiant Lithuanian president said earlier this week that his country would never accept Russia's 2014 annexation of ...

Columbus police still investigating pepper-spraying of reporters

Who is this person?Nearly a year after Columbus police officers pepper-sprayed journalists covering protests against police brutality, the Columbus Division ...

New wood floor for 2,000-year-old Roman Colosseum

ROME, Italy: In an important step to renovate the Roman Colosseum, a new floor, is to be installed. The Colosseum ...

Coronavirus masks will be required on all transport till September

WASHINGTON D.C.: The American public will need to continue wearing masks when they travel by air, rail and bus.The regulation, ...

Mars helicopter mission enlarged to explore crater

ORLANDO, Florida: NASA's helicopter Ingenuity has proven so successful that it will be allowed to fly 30 days beyond what ...

750 African migrants brought to Italy after rescue at sea

ROME, Italy: Some 750 African migrants were heading to Italian ports on Saturday after being taken from ships on the ...

Rising Chinese swimming star breaks two world junior records

QINGDAO, China, May 4 (Xinhua) -- 15-year-old Yu Yiting (pictured center) renewed the world junior mark in the women's 200m ...

Macron urges US and UK to stop blocking vaccine exports

President Emmanuel Macron has accused "Anglo-Saxon" countries of hindering global supplies of life-saving Covid-19 jabs.Macron also took aim at the ...

Biden sets up Climate Change Support Office in State Dept

Washington [US], May 8 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Friday (local time) issued an executive order to set up ...

WHO approves emergency use of Sinopharm vaccine

Geneva [Switzerland], May 8 (ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday approved the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency ...

Chinese Overwatch teams drop boycott threat

Four Chinese teams in the Overwatch League have dropped their plans to boycott matches involving a Korean player from the ...

Braves select Carl Edwards Jr., designate Nate Jones

The Atlanta Braves made a move to help their struggling bullpen Friday, selecting the contract of right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. ...

Mexican president makes formal complaint to US ahead of Harris call

Mexico has sent a diplomatic note asking the United States to explain funding for an anti-corruption group critical of the ...

TRIPS waiver: there's more to the story than vaccine patents

The US has announced its limited support for the "TRIPS waiver", a proposal to suspend intellectual property protections for products ...

Over 17 500 displaced in fresh Burkina violence: UN

Over 17 500 people have fled their homes in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso in the last 10 days after attacks that ...

Pair sentenced to life in jail for deadly R1m heist

Hosia Modiko Dipale and Percy Segoe robbed a Protea Coin vehicle of about R1 million.They were arrested following a shootout ...

Rand rockets to best level in 16 months ahead of Moody's review

The rand was trading at R14.07/$ on Friday, its best level since January 2020.This is despite an expected announcement from ...

WHO Approves China COVID Vaccine for Emergency Use

The World Health Organization Friday approved for emergency use a COVID-19 vaccine created by China's state-owned drug maker Sinopharm, the ...

US Vice President Calls for Immigration Effort with Mexico

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday the U.S. and Mexico must collaborate to reduce immigration from Mexico by attacking ...

Feds Charge Chauvin, 3 Other Police Officers in Floyd's Death

WASHINGTON - A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers involved in the ...

Punjab to vaccinate priority groups in 18-45 category

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], May 7 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday asked concerned officials to prepare to ...

US calls on WHO to invite Taiwan as observer

Washington [US], May 7 (ANI): The United States on Friday called upon the World Health organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ...

Wrestler Seema Bisla qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Sofia [Bulgaria], May 7 (ANI): Indian wrestler Seema Bisla has secured a Tokyo Olympics berth in women's 50kg after reaching ...

COVID-19:Japan to send 100 oxygen concentrators to India on

Tokyo [Japan], May 7 (ANI): Japan will send 100 oxygen concentrators to India on Saturday as a part of the ...

British Airways airlifts 675 oxygen cylinders to Delhi

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): The Delhi Airport on Friday informed that British Airways has airlifted 675 oxygen cylinders ...

Cowboys top Forbes list of most valuable sports franchises

The Dallas Cowboys top Forbes' annual list of the world's most valuable sports franchises at $5.7 billion, an increase of ...

WHO, regulators call to access to clinical data

Washington [US], May 7 (ANI/Sputnik) : The WHO and the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) urged the pharmaceutical ...

How mothers are beating personal, professional stress

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Mother's Day 2021, much like last year will be nothing but different amidst the ...

EIB announces 250,000 euro donation amid COVID-19 surge

Brussels [Belgium], May 7 (ANI): Ahead of India-EU leadership virtual summit, the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Friday announced Euro ...

Indian Navy deploys team to run COVID care hosp in Gujarat

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Indian Navy on Friday said that it has deployed a medical team of 170 ...

Xi holds phone conversation with IOC chief

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with International Olympic ...

Xi reaffirms China's commitment to solidarity, cooperation with Africa

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that to strengthen solidarity and ...

Xi says China will support Sierra Leone's anti-pandemic fight

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China is willing to ...

FC Cincinnati sign veteran G Kenneth Vermeer

FC Cincinnati announced the signing Friday of veteran goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer from the MLS waiver list. The 35-year-old Netherlands native ...

UK sending 18-tonne oxygen generators, 1,000 ventilators

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): The United Kingdom is sending the world's largest cargo plane carrying three 18-tonne oxygen ...

Over 3 lakh Remdesivir vials received as foreign aid

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): As many as 2933 oxygen concentrators, 2429 oxygen cylinders, 13 oxygen generation plants, 2951 ...

India pitches for TRIPS waiver at UNSC meet

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): India has worked with South Africa and other partners in the WTO to seek ...

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Irish medical chief urges public to remain on guard throughout summer

DUBLIN, Ireland: As Covid infections continue to recede in Ireland, it is time to begin "planning our summer," chief medical ...

Fear of Covid variants calls off Oktoberfest for 2nd year

MUNICH, Germany: Authorities in Germany have called off Oktoberfest for the second straight year, saying the festival, which attracts nearly ...

Ireland sees two largest banks closing

DUBLIN, Ireland: Banking in Ireland is changing rapidly as two of the largest companies make plans to exit the market.Just ...

Lithuania president voices support for Ukraine at Warsaw summit

WARSAW, Poland: A defiant Lithuanian president said earlier this week that his country would never accept Russia's 2014 annexation of ...

Irish carrier Ryanair transported 1 million passengers in April

DUBLIN, Ireland - May 5 (Xinhua/Big News Network) -- Europe's largest budget airline Ryanair on Wednesday reported a monthly growth ...

New wood floor for 2,000-year-old Roman Colosseum

ROME, Italy: In an important step to renovate the Roman Colosseum, a new floor, is to be installed. The Colosseum ...

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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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