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U.S. Senate moves to restrict TikTok downloads by federal employees

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on ...

Isreeli empathy for Lebanon draws fire from within

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese cabinet has ordered port officials who had roles in storing or guarding highly explosive materials ...

Pompeo calls TikiTok, WeChat, and other apps, 'significant threats'

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from ...

Rebels and government forces clash in Myamar sending locals fleeing

More than 100 villagers fled their homes in Myanmar's northern Shan state into China as fighting broke out between ethnic ...

Flashpoint Beirut: Blast comes on eve of Hariri assassination verdict

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The world has been shocked by the severity of a huge blast which has rocked Beirut, killing ...

No precedent for Trump to take cut of TikTok deal

NEW YORK, New York - President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft ...

Names of 9 youthful Marines and Sailor killed in AAV tragedy named

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper has paid tribute to the youthful eight Marines ...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin pays tribute to John Hume

DUBLIN, Ireland - Taoiseach Micheal Martin joined a long list of Irish, Northern Ireland global leaders on Monday in paying ...

In Lebanon, Shock Turns to Fury

ROME - Numbness and shock at first - now fury. The massive blast at Beirut's port Tuesday night that wrecked ...

16 fishermen rescued off Thane, says Coast Guard

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 7 (ANI): The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai has saved the lives of 16 fishermen ...

Mexico Megachurch Leader Remains Jailed

Bail for the leader of a Mexican megachurch nearly doubled to $90 million after prosecutors expanded charges against him, including ...

Beirut explosions inflict huge blow to Lebanon's economy

Smoke rises from an explosion site at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Bilal Jawich)"As 80 percent of ...

PM Modi to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra tomorrow

New Delhi [India], August 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK), an interactive experience ...

UNHCR rushes support for Beirut in the aftermath of massive blast

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and other humanitarian partners in Lebanon are rushing to support the government-led response following the ...

Floods drive over 650,000 Somalis from their homes in 2020

More than 150,000 Somalis have been forced to flee their homes since late June, including some 23,000 in the last ...

IOM, UNHCR Mourn Death of 27 People off West African Coast

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are deeply saddened at the tragic death of ...

Abhinav Bindra set to participate in 'Sunfeast India Run As One'

New Delhi [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Former Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra will participate in the 'Sunfeast India Run As ...

World's aid to Lebanon after Beirut explosions

The world and neighbors are sending aid to Lebanon after devastating blasts in Beirut. More is on the way... Members ...

Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up - economist

Electric cars are one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry. Record sales are being made despite the ...

Russia's Race for Virus Vaccine Raises Concerns in the West

MOSCOW - Russia boasts that it's about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations ...

O's look to get offense going against injury-riddled Nats

The Baltimore Orioles are looking for better starting pitching while the World Series champion Washington Nationals are hoping for some ...

How women in academia are feeling the brunt of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent public health response of lockdown has brought into sharp relief the constraints faced by ...

Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

Electric cars are one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry. Record sales are being made despite the ...

EXCLUSIVE | Bulls loosie Tim Agaba chats to Sport24

Tim Agaba: So far Jake is really just getting a feel for things and I haven't had much personal contact ...

US advisory on travel to India, China amid COVID-19

Washington [US], Aug 7 (ANI): The United States has issued a fresh travel advisory for its citizens visiting foreign countries, ...

Bonding over coffee: The Bulls' efforts to get a 'new' team to gel

While the Bulls' recruitment over the past few months has been exciting, they face the challenge of the players having ...

Ivory Coast President Accepts Nomination for Controversial Third Term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has formally accepted the nomination of the ruling party to be its presidential candidate in ...

Gold ETFs clock 8th consecutive month of positive flows: WGC

New Delhi [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and similar products recorded their eighth consecutive month of positive ...

Trump Orders Bans on 2 Chinese Apps, Citing Security Concerns

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday ordered sweeping bans on two Chinese consumer apps.He ordered the bans prohibiting U.S. companies from ...

How Soviets boosted the economy with NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES

History Aug 07 2020 Boris Egorov The National Nuclear Centre in Kurchatov.Alexander Lyskin/Sputnik Just as the United States did, the ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 7)

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

Afghan Loya Jirga Meets On Release Of Taliban Prisoners

Thousands of Afghan elders, community leaders, and politicians have gathered in Kabul for a grand assembly, or Loya Jirga, to ...

Malaysian Diplomacy on Display With Calls From China, US

Malaysia is being courted by both China and the United States this week in a diplomatic tug-of-war over the South ...

A's coach apologizes after Nazi-like salute

Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson issued an apology Thursday night after TV cameras caught him making a gesture very ...

In The Meddler, we join a creeping nightcrawler as he chronicles death

Review: The Meddler, screening at the Melbourne International Film FestivalFor movie scholars and enthusiasts, one of the worst things about ...

At moments like these, we need a cultural policy

National crises, like the pandemics that can provoke them, come in stages. Each stage presents leaders with unique problems that ...

Public urged to take rapid survey on COVID-19 responses, impacts

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA) -- "We want to hear from you!"The Department of Finance (DOF) is inviting the public ...

We can't let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

Universities and other research organisations in Australia have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.In May, a group led by ...

Afghan Loya Jirga To Decide On Release Of Taliban Prisoners

The Afghan government will convene a a grand assembly of elders known as a Loya Jirga in Kabul on August ...

Groenewegen 'sorry' after Tour of Poland crash puts Jakobsen in coma

Cyclist he said.Doctors said Jakobsen, of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, was in a "serious but stable condition".He underwent a five-hour ...

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Asian markets topple over after Trump gets stuck into China again

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia tanked on Friday as the U.S. took a big stick to China again, banning ...

Siege at bank in northern France ends

A gunman with psychiatric problems took six people hostage at a bank in Le Havre, northern France, before giving himself ...

Nasdaq leads markets higher, notches up another record high

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks marched higher on Thursday with the Nasdaq Composite leading the way.The key tech ...

Chinese app plans half billion-dollar investment in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland - While its future on the other side of the Atlantic, and in the Pacific, is up in ...

China's Shanghai Composite completes 4th day of gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Chinese mainland shares rose for the fifth day in a row on Thursday.The Australian market also advanced. ...

SEARCA to get behind regional coconut industry

LOS BANOS, Laguna, Aug 6 (PIA) --The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is ...

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