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U.S. to spend $1.5 billion for 100m doses of vaccine to be developed

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration has ordered 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be manufactured by ...

Hong Kong newspaper fights on despite arrest of proprietor

HONG KONG - A pro-democracy newspaper raided by Hong Kong's newly established national security police pledged defiance on Tuesday in ...

Vladimir Putin claims Russia has developed Covid-19 vaccine

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country's health ministry has approved the world's first coronavirus vaccine.He also ...

Lebanon to get new government after current regime quits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut ...

Chinese government says it has never interfered in U.S. elections

People vote at a polling site in Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, June 23, 2020. (Photo by ...

Prominent Hong Kong media figure Jimmy Lai and two sons arrested

HONG KONG, Aug 10 (ANI): Continuing with the suppression of the dissenting voices in Hong Kong since the national security ...

Lebanese government rejects need for external investigation of blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The leader of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has made a televised address to the nation calling ...

Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's how

The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on ...

Movie theaters are on life support - how will the film industry adapt?

Since the start of the pandemic, the film industry has been in free fall.As deaths have continued to climb, so ...

Pivot to remote learning creates a chance to reinvent K-12 education

Many of the nation's 57 million K-12 students will spend at least part of the 2020-2021 school year either dealing ...

Rangers seek to shut down Mariners again

It's an open and shut case. When the Texas Rangers rolled open the roof of their new Globe Life Field ...

How the first king of Belgium became a Russian general at 12

This story reminds us how closely the European dynasties were intertwined with the Russian Imperial family.Leopold George Christian Frederick of ...

India can play a role in easing global reliance on China

By Atul AnejaNew Delhi [India], Aug 12 (ANI): India could play a crucial role in reversing the alarming strategic dependence ...

Sindh will not have surplus gas from 2021 onwards

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 12 (ANI): Pakistan Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan acceptance that Sindh will not have surplus gas ...

U.S. Seeks More Support On Extending UN Arms Embargo Against Iran

The United States has circulated a revised draft resolution that seeks to indefinitely extend a United Nations arms embargo against ...

Ram Temple to boost tourism in Sita's birthplace Janakpur

Janakpur [Nepal], Aug 12 (ANI): The construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to spike tourism in Nepal's Janakpur- ...

In pics: Celebrate the art of calligraphy on World Calligraphy Day

A child tries Chinese calligraphy during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Houston, the United States, on Jan. 25, 2020. ...

Cubs hope to keep rolling vs. Indians

Regardless of the uniqueness and obstacles associated with the condensed 2020 season, the Chicago Cubs are handling things pretty well. ...

COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 pc of youth globally

Geneva [Switzerland], Aug 12 (ANI): The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on the education and training of young ...

FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed to 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup ...

Repression in Zimbabwe exposes South Africa's weakness

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa's despatch of envoys to Zimbabwe in a bid to defuse the latest crisis, in which ...

Asia's FIFA World Cup qualifying matches postponed until 2021

Zurich [Switzerland], Aug 12 (ANI): FIFA on Wednesday announced that it has decided, along with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), ...

Scientists find genes that help cancer cells to penetrate brain

Moscow [Russia], August 12 (ANI): In an attempt to create new methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment, an international team ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 12)

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

In pics: Help save elephants on World Elephant Day

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 9, 2020 shows a wild elephant walking through the cornfield in Menghai County in Xishuangbanna ...

Boundary-pushing films are more than their clickbait headlines

The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently running online, but one movie announced at their program launch won't be streaming.At ...

CCC bats for enhanced youth engagement on climate action

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA) -- As the Philippines celebrates International Youth Day today, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) has ...

Belarusian Opposition Leader Flees to Lithuania

Protests erupted Tuesday for a third straight night in Belarus after the top opposition candidate in Sunday's presidential election fled ...

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg joins Tottenham from Southampton

London [UK], Aug 12 (ANI): Tottenham on Tuesday announced the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who made a move from Southampton. ...

No loan, oil supply for Pakistan, says Saudi Arabia

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Aug 12 (ANI): With Saudi Arabia ending loan and oil supply to Pakistan, the decade-long friendship between ...

NASA's planet hunter TESS completes primary mission

Maryland [US], August 12 (ANI): NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), on July 4, finished its primary mission imaging about ...

Timbers top Orlando City in MLB is Back final

Dario Zuparic's tiebreaking goal in the 66th minute was the difference as the Portland Timbers defeated Orlando City 2-1 in ...

Brazil's coronavirus case tally up 52,160, reaches 3,109,630

Brasilia [Brazil], August 12 (ANI/Sputnik): Brazil's number of cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased by more than ...

2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai canceled

The LPGA announced that the 2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai has been canceled due to health concerns and travel restrictions related ...

Drivers excited to tackle Daytona Road Course

The names read like a list of motorsports legends: Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Hurley Haywood, Scott Pruett, Scott ...

Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has deep Indian roots

Washington [US], August 12 (ANI): Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen his running mate this Tuesday, after a months-long ...

Tyson, Jones fight pushed back to November

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. originally set for next month has been pushed ...

China involved in mass rapes of Uyghur women: Activist`

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): A renowned Uyghur American activist and advocate from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China has ...

Kashmiri Wushu champion nurtures young talent

Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 11 (ANI): With an aim to make the martial arts popular, Jabeena Akhtar, a ...

70 Killed in South Sudan's Warrap State Inter-communal Fighting

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / NEW YORK - More than 70 people were killed and dozens injured in clashes involving soldiers ...

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Hong Kong Hang Seng jumps 353 points, Asian markets generally mixed

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, rising in Japan and Hong Kong, but falling in China ...

Technology stocks threatened by Trump interventions

Donald Trump's WeChat ban targets a celebrated Chinese innovation at the heart of the world's largest mobile gaming and social ...

Congress makes no progress on stimulus, selling escalates on Wall St

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks have fallen across the board on Tuesday as a deal between Democrats and ...

Facebook to clamp down on publishers with political affiliations

MENLO PARK, California - Facebook announced new regulations Tuesday that prevent U.S. publishers with demonstrated ties to political groups from ...

North American bathroom refurbishment giant to set up shop in Limerick

CO LIMERICK, Ireland - Bath Fitter, possibly the largest North American 'bathroom refurbishment franchisor, is to establish its European Business ...

Auto sales in Ireland dropped 18% last month

DUBLIN, Ireland Aug. 10 (Xinhua) - A total of 15,329 units of new private cars were sold in Ireland in ...

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