Fri, 28 Jan 2022

Thailand decriminalizes marijuana, unclear about recreational use

BANGKOK, Thailand: In a landmark move, Thailand, on January 25, emerged as the first Asian nation to decriminalize the use ...

China again sends warplanes to Taiwan; US aircraft carriers enter area

TAIPEI, Taiwan: In its largest sortie in 2022, China sent 39 warplanes towards Taiwan on January 24, amidst tensions over ...

France appears to ensure Djokovic plays in French Open under new rules

PARIS, France: Under the latest COVID-19 rules adopted by the French government, leading tennis player Novak Djokovic could be allowed ...

Lack of in-class learning blamed for drop in US high school graduates

WASHINGTON D.C.: The percentage of students graduating from U.S. high schools in 2021 plummeted in twenty states due to Covid ...

Researchers: Shark attacks increase after 3 years of decline

GAINESVILLE, Florida: Shark attacks soared worldwide in 2021.Research conducted by the Florida Museum of Natural History and the American Elasmobranch ...

African stowaway in wheel section found at Amsterdam airport

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Dutch military police have confirmed that a stowaway, a 22-year-old Kenyan man, was found alive in an aircraft's ...

Viking boats to be protected by UNESCO

PARIS, France: During the course of several thousand years, wooden sailing boats enabled North Europeans to expand their businesses, influence ...

New US visas to attract foreign science, tech students

WASHINGTON D.C.: To ensure that the U.S. economy remains competitive, the Biden administration will allow international students specializing in science, ...

World famous Rio Carnival rescheduled for April

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil and the spread of the Omicron ...

Following blunt comments about Ukraine, German navy chief resigns

BERLIN, Germany: Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach, head of the German Navy, resigned due to comments he made on Ukraine and ...

Turkish journalist jailed before trial for insulting Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Turkey: A Turkish journalist has been arrested for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her lawyer said. Journalist Sedef Kabas ...

French adventurer dies attempting solo Atlantic crossing

LE PECQ, France: A 75-year-old Frenchman has reportedly died during a solo attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean. The ...

Chevron, Total to end business ties with Myanmar

PARIS, France: Two of the largest energy companies have announced that they are leaving Myanmar, citing human rights abuses and ...

Restaurants say Minneapolis vaccine rules unfair, sue city

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota: The city of Minneapolis and its mayor are being sued by restaurant and bar owners, in response to ...

U.S. unlikely to organize evacuations for Americans in Ukraine

US citizens in Ukraine advised to board commercial flights in case push comes to shove A spokesperson for the US ...

ICC U19 WC: Afghanistan join England in Super League semi-final

St John's [Antigua], January 28 (ANI): Afghanistan produced a sensational fightback to edge a thriller with Sri Lanka and secure ...

Revolution, USMNT keeper Matt Turner headed to Arsenal

New England Revolution star keeper Matt Turner, the reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, will move to Arsenal in the ...

AFC Women's Asian Cup: Australia down Thailand to stay perfect

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 28 (ANI): Australia secured top spot in Group B of the AFC Women's Asian Cup India ...

Antonee Robinson scores as USMNT beats El Salvador in Cup qualifier

Antonee Robinson scored in the 52nd minute to give the U.S. men's national team a 1-0 victory against El Salvador ...

Brazil's COVID-19 cases rise by record 228,954 cases

Rio De Janeiro [Brazil], January 28 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by record 228,954 ...

Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas among trio in lead at Farmers

World No. 1 Jon Rahm of Spain birdied three of his last four holes on Thursday to pull into a ...

Lydia Ko shoots 63 to hold first-round lead at Gainbridge LPGA

Lydia Ko carded nine birdies during a bogey-free first round on Thursday and holds the lead at 9-under 63 after ...

China's 'Belt and Road' Risk in Syria May Reap Big Rewards

WASHINGTON - Syria, a country torn by civil war, recently joined China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a move analysts ...

Afghanistan Tops 2021 Global Survey of Islamic State Casualties

A survey of the Islamic State group's attacks around the world in 2021 indicates the group killed and injured more ...

US envoy to UN confirms requesting UNSC meeting on Ukraine on Monday

Washington [US], January 28 (ANI/Sputnik): US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield confirmed that the mission had requesting an ...

UNICEF providing aid for children caught up in Syria prison siege

Boys and girls caught up in intense fighting which raged for six days around a besieged prison in northeast Syria, ...

In central Sahel, needs are growing faster than generosity

"Needs are growing faster than generosity" in the central Sahel, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs told a group of senior ...

Reports: Oilers to sign Evander Kane after NHL investigation

Evander Kane, the embattled NHL veteran whose contract with the San Jose Sharks was terminated earlier this month, is set ...

US airborne divisions among units on high alert for possible deployment to Europe: Kirby

Washington [US], January 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Several US Army Airborne divisions are among the military units placed on high alert for ...

Pakistan's unabated borrowing poses economic challenges, warns UNDP

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 28 (ANI): Providing an overview of Pakistan's policy priorities, regulatory environment, and its private sector development, a ...

US doing everything to facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan: Ned Price

Washington [US], January 28 (ANI): The United States is doing everything possible to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to ...

Cuba Accused of Violating Human Rights of Foreign Workers

MADRID - Cuban sailors working on luxury cruises are reduced to " 'slaves' who only get paid 20% of their ...

Honduras Inaugurates Xiomara Castro, Its First Female President

WASHINGTON - Xiomara Castro was sworn in as the first female president in Honduras on Thursday, a ceremony witnessed by ...

International community's call for inclusive govt is just an 'excuse': Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 28 (ANI): Taliban's acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Thursday termed the international community's call for ...

German Chancellor Scholz to meet Biden on Feb 7, discuss Ukraine: White House

Washington [US], January 28 (ANI): German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet US President Joe Biden on February 7 at the ...

Monumental SE developing 14k-foot esports center in D.C.

Monumental Sports Entertainment announced plans for a nearly 14,000-square foot live-event theater and gaming center in Washington D.C. focused on ...

Joe Rogan, Elon Musk react to Canadian trucker convoy

?Freedom convoy? derided by PM Justin Trudeau finds major attention south of the borderTesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and ...

Russia & Ukraine find common ground

Representatives from the two nations met as part of the Normandy Format talksRussian and Ukrainian negotiators have agreed that a ...

Olympic bosses to meet Chinese tennis star Peng in Beijing

The International Olympic Committee also said it spoke to the Chinese tennis star last weekThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ...

WHO regional boss accused of racism AP

Whistleblowers at the health body's Manila HQ allege that the regional director made ?derogatory comments? based on the nationality of ...

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RAS AL-KHAIMAH, UAE: Ras al-Khaimah, one of the UAE's seven emirates, has announced the signing of a multibillion-dollar agreement with ...

Rules are rules: New Zealand PM delays her wedding due to COVID

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions she put in place, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had to ...

Irish Minister says Ireland unhappy with Russian naval exercises

DUBLIN, Ireland: Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he will discuss with his EU counterparts Russia's intentions to ...

Following blunt comments about Ukraine, German navy chief resigns

BERLIN, Germany: Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach, head of the German Navy, resigned due to comments he made on Ukraine and ...

NUG collecting evidence of military crimes to report to ICJ, ICC

YANGON, Myanmar - In a press conference on Thursday, two ministers from Myanmar's National Unity Government (NUG) stated that their ...

Toddler plays with phone, $2,000 in furniture delivered to home

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, New Jersey: A toddler in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, 22-month-old Ayaansh Kumar, grabbed his mother's phone, pressed a ...

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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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