Thu, 09 Dec 2021

Large UK Christmas parties being canceled due to Omicron

LONDON, England: Due to the uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19,, major companies, including NatWest, Aviva, Deloitte and ...

Over 1,300 evacuated after volcano rains fire on Indonesian villages

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Rescue personnel in Indonesia are facing the arduous task of looking for survivors in villages blanketed by searing ...

Cold War fears emerge as democracy summit looms

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, U.S. President Joe Biden will host a virtual "Summit for Democracy." The gathering ...

Ten covid infected cruise passengers placed in isolation in USA

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana: At least ten passengers and crew members onboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship that docked in New ...

British hotels report holiday cancellations due to Covid Omicron

LONDON, England: Fears about the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have led to cancellations at UK hotels, as Christmas plans are ...

Edward Shames, last of War II's 'Band of Brothers,' dies at age 99

NORFOLK, Virginia: The last surviving officer in the historic World War II US Army parachute infantry regiment known as Easy ...

Does Pentagon need three-quarters-of-a-trillion-dollars every year?

Despite a disagreement over some amendments in the Senate, the United States Congress is poised to pass a $778 billion ...

German restrictions grow for unvaccinated citizens

BERLIN, Germany: In a bid to halt the spread of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Germany, national and regional ...

Netflix staff convicted of insider trading, sentenced to prison

NEW YORK CITY, New York: A former Netflix software engineer and his friend will serve time in prison after being ...

$3,000 fine for Austrian surgeon who amputated wrong leg

VIENNA, Austria: A surgeon who amputated the wrong leg of an 82-year-old patient in May, later describing the mistake as ...

WWII bomb explodes during construction in Munich, 4 injured

MUNICH, Germany: German authorities announced this week that a World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to ...

Western allies outline new sanctions on Belarus over migrants

LONDON, England: The United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Canada have agreed to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis on ...

African white rhinos flown to Rwanda to evade poachers

AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda: Thirty white rhinos from South Africa were flown by conservationists to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, ...

Mexican gang crashes into prison, flees with nine inmates

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: A Mexican gang crashed vehicles into a Mexican jail this week, in a successful bid to free ...

Laos-China railway begins operating in December

VIENTIANE, Laos: A railway connecting Laos and China will begin operations, though significantly adding to Laos' debt burden.The railway line, ...

Robot company will pay $200,000 for human faces for use on robots

PERM KRAI, Russia: Tech company Promobot is planning the launch of a new line of human-looking robots, but first they ...

Man discovers rare deep sea fish on San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO, California: Californian Jay Beiler was recently walking on San Diego's Black's Beach when he saw a disturbing-looking fish ...

US man sentenced to prison for buying luxury auto with Covid funds

HOUSTON, Texas: On Monday, a Texas man, Lee Price III, was sentenced to over nine years in prison after fraudulently ...

One-third sized Taj Mahal built by Indian as home for wife

NEW DELHI, India: An Indian man, Anand Prakash Chouksey, 52, has built a smaller replica of the famed 17th century ...

Bill Gates predicts pandemic end date

The ?acute phase? of the Covid-19 pandemic will end in 2022, billionaire Microsoft founder and vaccine enthusiast Bill Gates has ...

Omicron Spreading Rapidly as Answers on Risk Remain Elusive

GENEVA - The World Health Organization says new data is emerging every day about the potential impact of the new ...

What Caused Amazon's Outage

Robotic vacuum cleaners halted in their tracks. Doorbell cameras stopped watching for package thieves, though some of those deliveries were ...

Filipino, Russian Journalists to Receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

LONDON - Two journalists, one from the Philippines and the other from Russia, will receive the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize ...

UN chief Guterres saddened by death of Gen Rawat, expresses heartfelt condolences

New York [US], December 9 (ANI): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply saddened by the death of General Bipin Rawat ...

Africa Free Trade Area, likely spur for growth and development

With productivity-boosting measures, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement could reduce poverty and inequality while spurring sustainable and ...

Russians hate Gorbachev even more than Stalin, poll reveals

A brand new poll focused on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the USSR has revealed that Russian people ...

UN Food Stocks Looted in N. Ethiopia; Some Aid Distribution Halted

The United Nations said Wednesday that large amounts of food supplies have been looted from their warehouses in northern Ethiopia, ...

UN: IED Kills 7 Togolese Peacekeepers in Mali

Seven peacekeepers from the West African nation of Togo were killed Wednesday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device ...

Uma Bharti thanks PM Modi for approval of Ken-Betwa project, says 'will benefit over 90 lakh people'

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], December 9 (ANI): Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for approval of the Ken-Betwa inter-linking ...

Apocalypse, booze and Christmas: An ancient ABC

For consumers of festive beverages, the news is bad: this holiday season, Guinness may not be on tap and glass ...

Why climate change must stay on the news agenda beyond global summits

During last month's COP26 summit, climate change was a ubiquitous story. News hooks abounded, from unpacking the flurry of non-binding ...

WHO Chief Says World Must Act to Prevent Spread of Omicron Variant

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that there is a lot to learn about the omicron variant of the coronavirus, ...

BSF apprehends 4 Bangladeshi nationals for crossing international border illegally

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], December 9 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Tuesday apprehended four Bangladeshi ...

Canada PM Justin Trudeau announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Ottawa [Canada], December 9 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday (local time) announced a diplomatic boycott of the ...

Russia responds to US claim it wants to restore USSR

Recreating a communist superstate would be impossible and is not something Russia is working towards, the Kremlin has said in ...

Karnataka govt issues guidelines for isolation, treatment, management facility of Omicron cases

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 9 (ANI): With the emergence of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Karnataka government on Wednesday ...

Serum Institute's executive director Suresh Jadhav passes away

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], December 9 (ANI): Serum Institute of India (SII) executive director Suresh Jadhav, who played an instrumental role ...

Russia cant restart Soviet Union Kremlin

Recreating a communist superstate would be impossible and is not something Russia is working towards, the Kremlin has said in ...

Launch of Hackathon "Sprint04: Market-Tech" under I-Sprint'21

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 3rd December 2021, inaugurated the "InFinity Forum ...

Eight-time LEC champ Perkz headlines new-look Vitality roster

Team Vitality unveiled their 2022 roster Wednesday featuring three new additions, headlined by eight-time League of Legends European Championship (LEC) ...

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U.S. stocks forge ahead, greenback takes hit against euro

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday.The Dow Jones industrials gained 35.32 points or 0.10 percent ...

In rule change, US debt collectors can now SMS debtors

WASHINGTON D.C.: Following a ruling by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. debt collectors can now contact millions ...

Europe says $340 billion program will not burden countries with debt

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has announced the creation of a program worth $340 billion, called "Global Gateway," to act ...

Stock markets in Asia forge ahead on back of global rally

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia continued the merry-go-round on Wednesday as investors the world over swarmed stock markets ...

Problem with hood detaching causes Honda recall of 725,000 vehicles

TORRANCE, California: Honda is recalling some 725,000 SUVs and pick-up trucks due to faulty hoods that could open while vehicles ...

Angry Elon Musk moves Tesla headquarters out of California

AUSTIN, Texas: Tesla has confirmed that it moved its headquarters from Palo Alto, California to a location next to its ...

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