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After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

As Barbados becomes Republic, role of British monarchy to end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In a colonial unshackling, Barbados will say goodbye to the British monarch, as the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Turkish women gassed by police during women's rights demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police in Istanbul fired tear gas on women demanding the country's re-adoption of a landmark international treaty ...

UK man receives 3D printed eyeball, appearance identical to good eye

LONDON, England: A British man made medical history last week when he received a 3D-printed eyeball."This new eye looks fantastic, ...

US Congressmen, in Taiwan, pledge support in struggle against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan: U.S. lawmakers have made a surprise visit to Taiwan, in a bid to show support amidst Chinese threats ...

Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

US to set up another task force to look into UFO questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: After officials in Washington D.C. admitted they could not explain the phenomena of UFO sightings, the U.S. government ...

After decades of work, Egypt to open 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt opened its 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public this week, in a swanky ceremony, after over ...

Libyan officials disqualify Gadhafi son from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's High National Elections Committee has disqualified Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, from ...

People in La Palma told to lockdown as lava flow reaches ocean

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, LA Palma: Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma have ordered residents of three ...

Under new security law, Hong Kong independence leader sent to jail

HONG KONG: Tony Chung, former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism, was sentenced to 43 months in prison after ...

Hard hit by Covid variant, Asia reports more people now vaccinated

SINGAPORE: Three months after Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, just 11 percent of its population had received at least one ...

El Salvador plans to locate Bitcoin city at base of volcano

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to build a Bitcoin city at the base ...

US announces that 95% of federal workers vaccinated

WASHINGTON D.C.: Some 95 percent of U.S. federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or ...

Of 32 scholarships, 22 awarded to US women as Rhodes scholars for 2022

OXFORD, England: The Rhodes Trust has announced the 2022 class of U.S. Rhodes scholars, which includes the largest number of ...

Omicron variant: Karnataka asks officials to strict implement travel advisory

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 2 (ANI): The Karnataka government on Wednesday asked the officials of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, District ...

Former Brooklyn Dodger Don Demeter dies at 86

Don Demeter, who was a World Series champion with the Dodgers and was one of the last living Brooklyn Dodgers, ...

UN Committee: No Change for Now in Afghanistan, Myanmar Envoys

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. committee that approves the credentials of representatives at the world body decided Wednesday to postpone ...

First Case of Omicron Variant Reported in US

WASHINGTON - The first confirmed U.S. case of someone infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been discovered ...

China: LGBTQI community struggling to exercise internet freedom

Beijing [China], December 2 (ANI): Amid China's crackdown on LGBTQI groups, the community has been struggling to exercise its freedom ...

Iraqi Leaders Maneuver After Initial Certification of Poll Results

CAIRO - Iraqi TV reported Wednesday that the country's electoral commission had sent its final results to the country's highest ...

WTA Suspends Tournaments in China Over Peng Shuai Controversy

The Women's Tennis Association on Wednesday announced "the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong" over ...

If required, do targeted HIV testing in colleges, Tripura CM tells officials

Agartala (Tripura) [India], December 2 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday directed the senior officials of the ...

Nigeria Confirms 3 Cases of Coronavirus Omicron Variant

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigeria has confirmed its first cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in two travelers from ...

Ethiopian Government Says It Recaptured UN World Heritage Site

Pro-government forces in Ethiopia have recaptured the northern town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site, from Tigray forces, ...

Rays sign RHP Corey Kluber to 1-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday made their signing of right-handed starting pitcher Corey Kluber official, announcing a one-year, $8 ...

First U.S. case of Omicron variant reported in California

© Provided by Xinhua The individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22, according to the ...

COVID: US reports first case of Omicron strain

Washington [US], December 2 (ANI): The US on Wednesday (local time) reported its first case of the 'Omicron' variant of ...

Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Music Legend, Killed in Shooting

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was fatally ...

New COVID variant: Odisha CM holds review meeting

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 2 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting with senior government officials and district ...

Six persons sent to LNJP Hospital from Delhi airport, four have travel history related to Omicron-hit countries

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): As many as six patients have been referred from Delhi Airport to Lok Nayak ...

Brit star Johanna Konta announces her retirement

Former World No. 4 Johanna Konta announced her retirement on Wednesday after a rough 2021 season. The 30-year-old Konta pulled ...

WTA suspends tournaments in China over Peng Shuai

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is suspending all events in China after accusing the country of failing to investigate claims ...

Social inequality, AIDS, pandemics are interrelated: Union Health Secretary

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): Social inequality, AIDS and pandemics are interrelated, said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan here ...

Almost 800,000 Afghan children face freezing conditions without proper housing

Kabul [Afghanistan] December 1 (ANI): About 8,00,000 Afghan children are in desperate need of proper shelter as they are facing ...

UN chief sounds alarm about how international community is dealing with Africa regarding COVID, climate crisis

New York [US], December 2 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday raised the alarm regarding the way the international ...

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Pakistan imposes travel ban on Hong Kong, 6 African countries

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has imposed travel bans on Hong Kong and six African countries due to the spread of ...

Hotel, airlines shares worldwide hammered by new Covid variant fears

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, ...

First Case of Omicron Variant Reported in US

WASHINGTON - The first confirmed U.S. case of someone infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been discovered ...

Nigeria Confirms 3 Cases of Coronavirus Omicron Variant

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigeria has confirmed its first cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in two travelers from ...

First U.S. case of Omicron variant reported in California

© Provided by Xinhua The individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22, according to the ...

COVID: US reports first case of Omicron strain

Washington [US], December 2 (ANI): The US on Wednesday (local time) reported its first case of the 'Omicron' variant of ...

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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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