Fri, 17 Sep 2021

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 ...

Wildfires threaten popular Spanish resort of Estepona

ESTEPONA, Spain: Spain sent in its military to help fight a wildfire that is continuing to threaten the popular Costa ...

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo announces candidacy for president

PARIS, France: The Socialist Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said she will run in the 2022 French presidential election, despite ...

Kuwaiti Sheikh faces prison in Swiss forgery case

GENEVA, Switzerland: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a member of Kuwait's ruling family and former Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...

Trees down, 30,000 without electricity in Canada after hurricane

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland: Hurricane Larry made landfall as a Category 1 storm on the southern coast of Newfoundland on Canada's ...

Widow of slain Robert Kennedy said assassin should not be released

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Ethel Kennedy, the widow of the late Robert F. Kennedy, said Sirhan Sirhan, who was ...

Bullying of reporters in Australia accelerating rapidly

To be a political journalist, you have always needed to be able to resist bullying aimed at making you second-guess ...

With Covid cases rising, Queensland eyes COVID-19 locking down

Brisbane, Queensland: On Saturday, Queensland, Australia's third most populous state, said it could order a snap lockdown after recording several ...

Children's Covid vaccine could begin in October, says U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Leading U.S. health officials have said the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized to be administered to children ...

UN asks China, US to cooperate on climate change efforts

NEW YORK CITY, New York: The United States and China were encouraged to leave aside their differences to help maintain ...

France's Le Pen proposes nationalizing motorways, selling tv, radio

PARIS, France: Far-right political leader Marine Le Pen has told French daily Le Figaro of her desire to nationalize France's ...

S. Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile called 'game-changer'

SEOUL, South Korea: Described by analysts as a "game-changing" move, South Korea has developed a conventional submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) ...

After Covid lockdown, U.S. Supreme Court to resume in-person arguments

WASHINGTON D.C.: At the start of its new session on 4th October, the Supreme Court will again hear in-person oral ...

If state fails, N. Carolina court will take over school funding

RALEIGH, North Carolina: A North Carolina judge has given state legislators until the middle of October to carry out a ...

South African children participate in test of Sinovac Covid vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: South Africa began vaccinating children and adolescents aged 6 months to 17 years as part of the ...

500,000 families in Lebanon to receive monthly cash payments

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Lebanon's new government said Thursday it will provide U.S. dollar payments to hundreds of thousands of poor families, ...

Initial $500 fine set for travelers not wearing face masks

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. government is doubling fines for passengers who do not wear face masks while traveling on public ...

California wildfires diverted from reaching Lake Tahoe homes

TAHOE CITY, California: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Thomas Porter said his crews were able to keep ...

Trial of 20 accused of 2015 attack that killed 130 begins in Paris

PARIS, France: The trial of 20 men implicated in a jihadist attack claimed by Islamic State, which killed 130 people ...

On the money: Kate Sheppard and the making of a New Zealand feminist icon

In 1992 four New Zealand icons (and the queen) appeared on new banknotes. Part of creating national identity, these notable ...

Fitzgibbon is quitting politics but this doesn't mean Albanese can party

One imagines the retirement of Joel Fitzgibbon at the next election simplifies things for Anthony Albanese, as he crafts a ...

Taliban should be given time: Pak Minister

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 17 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said the Taliban should be given time to ...

KC Overseas Education collaborates with Air Canada

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], September 17 (ANI/PRNewswire): KC Overseas Education, a renowned brand in the overseas education sector, has partnered with ...

UN refugee agency appeals for urgent support for Afghans

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 17 (ANI): UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, appealed for "urgent and sustained" support for Afghans ...

Amit Shah, other ministers wish PM on his birthday

New Delhi [India], September 17 (ANI): Home Minister Amit Shah and other Union Cabinet Ministers on Friday wished Prime Minister ...

Australia withdraw from Junior Hockey World Cups

Melbourne [Australia], September 17 (ANI): The Kookaburras (Australian men's hockey team) and Hockeyroos (Australian women's hockey team) will not compete ...

India holds third round of FOC with Costa Rica

San Jose [Costa Rica], September 17 (ANI): The third round of Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) between India and Costa Rica ...

Chandler Smith advances in NASCAR Truck playoff with Bristol win

In a stunning upset on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, rookie Chandler Smith stole a victory from reigning NASCAR ...

Empress Earth conducts Global Pageant Awards

New Delhi [India], September 17 (ANI/ATK): A leading organisation working for planet conservation, Empress Earth conducted its first virtual edition ...

'77 million children have spent 18 months out of class'

New York [US], September 17 (ANI): The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said the world is facing an education crisis ...

South Africa defeat West Indies in 4th ODI

St John's [Antigua], September 17 (ANI): Mignon du Preez smashed a gutsy half-century before skipper Dane van Niekerk picked three ...

Pakistani forces kill two terrorists in North Waziristan

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 17 (ANI): Pakistani security forces killed two terrorists in the tribal area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's North Waziristan district ...

Three share first-round lead at Cambia Portland Classic

Scotland's Gemma Dryburgh recorded an eagle and overcame three bogeys Thursday to share the lead after the first round of ...

Asia Album: Daily life in Kabul one month after Taliban takeover

© Provided by Xinhua KABUL, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- One month after the Taliban takeover of the capital Kabul in ...

Forge stronger SCO partnership amid growing global uncertainties

© Provided by Xinhua Under the guidance of the Shanghai Spirit, a bedrock principle of the bloc, the SCO countries ...

Elite National C'ships: Boxer Deepak eases into 2nd round

Bellary (Karnataka) [India], September 17 (ANI): Led by Deepak's fluent show, Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) boxers produced an impressive ...

MP: Villagers of Ladhpura Khas are enthusiastic over nomina

Niwari (Madhya Pradesh) [India], September 17 (ANI): Villagers of Ladhpura Khas in Madhya Pradesh are ecstatic after their village was ...

Carli Lloyd bags five goals as USWNT routs Paraguay

Carli Lloyd scored a career-high and program-record-tying five goals to start her farewell tour as the U.S. women's national team ...

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South African children participate in test of Sinovac Covid vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: South Africa began vaccinating children and adolescents aged 6 months to 17 years as part of the ...

Australia withdraw from Junior Hockey World Cups

Melbourne [Australia], September 17 (ANI): The Kookaburras (Australian men's hockey team) and Hockeyroos (Australian women's hockey team) will not compete ...

South Africa defeat West Indies in 4th ODI

St John's [Antigua], September 17 (ANI): Mignon du Preez smashed a gutsy half-century before skipper Dane van Niekerk picked three ...

'India ready to partner for manufacturing COVID vaccines'

New Delhi [India], September 16 (ANI): India has said it is ready to partner with interested countries for the transfer ...

Stuart Law named Bangla Tigers' head coach

Dhaka [Bangladesh], September 16 (ANI): Bangla Tigers on Thursday named former Australia batsman Stuart Law as the new head of ...

Why is Justin Trudeau so much more popular abroad than in Canada? Podcast

Canadians head to the polls on September 20 in an early parliamentary election. In this week's episode of The Conversation ...

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