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Justin Trudeau set for third term after 156 seat victory

OTTAWA, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Canada's Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is to continue his third mandate as prime minister ...

After China crackdown, teachers leaving Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Disillusioned school teachers, who feel threatened by Beijing's strict national security law enacted in June 2020, are leaving ...

Children, teens see more obesity due to Covid, says U.S. study

ATLANTA, Georgia: A significant increase in obesity among American children and teenagers is a direct cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

650,000 white flags planted in Washington DC for Covid victims

WASHINGTON DC: A display of 650,000 white flags, one for each American who has died from COVID-19, has been set ...

Notre Dame on track for 2024 reopening, says Paris officials

PARIS, France: Work to shore up Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been finished, allowing the long-awaited restoration to begin, ...

Poland's Deputy PM Kaczynski says EU law cannot be supreme

WARSAW, Poland: Poland's deputy prime minister and ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has said that the primacy of EU law ...

No injuries as earthquake jolts southern California

LOS ANGELES, California: A magnitude-4.3 earthquake struck near Carson, California on Friday night and was felt in cities throughout Southern ...

World leaders will be shut out of UN if not vaccinated against Covid

NEW YORK CITY, New York: UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid and New York City officials have jointly announced that ...

China enacts emergency procedures after earthquake hits Sichuan

BEIJING, China: China is carrying out emergency procedures after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan Province in the country's southwest, killing ...

US holds back some Egyptian military aid due to human rights concerns

WASHINGTON D.C.: Military aid worth $130 million, out of a $300 million package intended for Egypt, will be withheld by ...

Sequoia National Park still safe, but wildfires approaching

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California: Sequoia National Park and its namesake gigantic trees could be threatened by two large forest fires ...

Crisis strikes Idaho hospitals as Covid cases fill beds, ICUs

BOISE, Idaho: Public health officials in Idaho have warned that they will need to impose an emergency-level rationing of care ...

Lithuania building fence to stop migrants from Belarus

VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania's government said work on the first section of a fence along its 420-mile border with Belarus, which ...

UK budget will not include funds for Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel

LONDON, England: A proposed 21-mile undersea tunnel to link Scotland and Northern Ireland will not be funded, according to British ...

North Korea unveils cruise missile, adding to its arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea successfully tested a new long-range cruise missile, which is thought by analysts to potentially be ...

U.S. Army four star general in firing line

Washington's quasi-official court stenographer, Bob Woodward, has just published another "insider" DC account, which he co-authored with the journalist and ...

Indiana hospitals canceling procedures to make room for Covid patients

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: Hospitals in Indiana are still reeling from the recent spurt in new Delta Covid cases across the state.According ...

Next Norway prime minster a wealthy leader of Labor Party

OSLO, Norway: The man expected to become the next prime minister of Norway, 61-year-old Jonas Gahr Stoere, was born into ...

China, climate on agenda for meeting of Australia, Japan, India, U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C.: The leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States will meet on 24th September to discuss issues ...

First SpaceX tourist flight begins 3 day journey

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: A rocket carrying four tourists and no professional astronauts on board blasted off into Earth orbit on ...

Trial begins for parents in college admissions bribery scandal

BOSTON, Massachusetts: The first trial in a wide ranging college admissions corruption case is underway in Boston's federal court, more ...

U.S. study finds Covid vaccine prevents hospitalizations, deaths

WASHINGTON D.C.: COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths, even against the highly contagious Delta variant, according ...

Telecom Dept initiates telecom reforms

New Delhi [India], September 21 (ANI): Ministry of Communications on Tuesday issued a series of orders simplifying the KYC processes ...

Suez Canal revenues up to USD 4.09 bln in Jan-Aug

Cairo [Egypt], September 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) on Tuesday said the revenues of the canal in the ...

Some members of Russian delegation yet to receive US visas

Moscow [Russia], September 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Not all members of the Russian delegation have received US visas to participate in the ...

Jaishankar meets his Egyptian counterpart in US

New York [US], September 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and exchanged views ...

World stands at inflection point in history: Biden at UNGA

By Reena BhardwajNew York [US], September 21 (ANI): US President Joe Biden delivered his debut speech to delegates at the ...

APSEZ has no policing authority over cargo at ports

New Delhi [India], September 21 (ANI): Days after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized over 3,000 kg heroin and ...

IPL 2021: RR bowled out for 185, Arshdeep gets five-fer

Dubai [UAE], September 21 (ANI): Mahipal Lomror and Yashasvi Jaiswal starred with the bat as Rajasthan Royals (RR) posted a ...

Taliban's monopolised version of Islam to sacrifice women's

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 21 (ANI): Afghan women once again will be treated as second-class citizens with limited rights and unabated ...

Justin Thomas relishing Ryder Cup 'brotherhood'

Listening to Justin Thomas, it's easy to wonder if he's hanging out in the same room with Ryder Cup teammate ...

Jaishankar, French counterpart hold talks on Afghanistan

New York [US] September 21 (ANI): Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le ...

US not seeking a new Cold War: Biden at UNGA

New York [US], September 21 (ANI): In his address to the 76th high-profile meeting of the UNGA, US President Joe ...

Tommy Lasorda's widow dies at 91

Jo Lasorda, the widow of legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, died Monday night. She was 91. She died ...

ECI organises National Conference on Accessible Elections

New Delhi [India], September 21 (ANI): To assess the present accessibility policies and discuss strategies for addressing barriers to enhance ...

Rishabh's level of maturity has gone through roof: Ponting

Dubai [UAE], September 21 (ANI): The Delhi Capitals, who put up a brilliant performance in the first half of the ...

Delhi's Rohit stuns Hussamuddin to clinch gold

Ballari (Karnataka) [India], September 21 (ANI): Delhi's Rohit Mor stunned the defending champion Mohammad Hussamuddin of Services Sports Control Board ...

UN chief underlines climate change issue at UNGA says, worl

New York [US], September 21 (ANI): Urging the world to wake up to climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed ...

NFL to host International Combine in London

The NFL plans to host the International Combine in London on Oct. 12. Up to 50 players will attend the ...

This is decisive decade for our world: Biden at UNGA

New York [US], September 21 (ANI): In his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) since taking office, ...

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Seeking to cut fares, U.S. to award slot at Newark to low cost airline

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Transportation Department has announced that it will grant permission to a single low-cost or ultra-low-cost carrier to ...

India says Google abuses competitors through market dominance

NEW DELHI, India: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has declared that Google abused the dominant position of its Android ...

Japanese shares lose more than two percent

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian markets side-stepped the global turmoil on Tuesday as bourses in mainland China, South Korea, and ...

World Economic Forum to return to Davos early next year

DAVOS, Switzerland: Organizers say the World Economic Forum will be again held in the mountain resort of Davos, Switzerland, from ...

Travel industry hopes US to issue new rules for international travel

WASHINGTON D.C.: A senior White House official said the Biden administration is drafting a new system for international travel, to ...

U.S. stocks dive, Dow Jones drops 614 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday amidst concerns about the global economy's ability to bounce back ...

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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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