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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 ...

U.S. government writes off $2 billion in student loans

WASHINGTON D.C.: Earlier this month, the federal Education Department announced it is canceling another round of student loan payments, adding ...

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic in, Serena Williams out

Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is set to defend his title in Melbourne next month, at least according to ...

Tiger Woods to return at PNC Championship

Tiger Woods is returning to competitive golf at the PNC Championship later this month. Woods will compete alongside his son, ...

Pakistani rupee continues to fall against US dollar, hits new low

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 8 (ANI): Pakistani rupee is continuously falling against the US dollar and hit an all-time low Rs ...

At least seven UN peacekeepers killed, 3 injured by explosive device in Mali

New York [US], December 8 (ANI): At least seven peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed ...

Bangladesh not invited to US Democracy Summit

Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 8 (ANI): Bangladesh has not been invited to the US Democracy Summit which is scheduled to be ...

India substantially fulfilled commitments for reconstruction of sectors identified by Nepal: Jaishankar

Kathmandu [Nepal], December 8 (ANI): India has pledged one billion US dollars as support for earthquake reconstruction in Nepal with ...

COVID-19: Arrangements in place at Vijayawada airport to scan every passenger to prevent Omicron spread, says Airport Director

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], December 8 (ANI): Stating that all efforts are in place to prevent the cases of COVID-19 ...

Kazakhstan says next Syria talks to focus on situation in country

Nur-Sultan [Kazakhstan], December 8 (ANI/Sputnik): The next round of talks on Syria, which will take place on December 21-22 in ...

Xi sends congratulatory letter to 2021 South-South Human Rights Forum

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 2021 ...

China's precise macro policy design shores up economic resilience

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's precise macro policies, stressing cross-cyclical adjustment, have proved to be ...

INS Sudarshini visits Muscat for 3-day Operational Turn Round

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI): The Indian Navy's Sail Training Ship INS Sudarshini visited Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman ...

Union Health Min asks States to submit samples of COVID cases of foreign returnees, contacts to INSACOG

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI): As India reported nearly two dozen Omicron cases, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on ...

GMR Hyderabad International Airport makes all necessary arrangements in view of Omicron variant

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], December 8 (ANI): In view of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, GMR Hyderabad International Airport has made ...

Rights panel expresses concern over denial of info to scribe on gifts received by Imran Khan

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 8 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday expressed concern that a senior journalist's ...

Injured Jadeja, Axar out as India name squad for SA Test series; Rohit Sharma appointed vice-captain

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 8 (ANI): The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday picked an 18-member squad for the upcoming ...

Injured Jadeja, Axar out as India name squad for SA Test series; Rohit Sharma vice-captain

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 8 (ANI): The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday picked an 18-member squad for the upcoming ...

Dr. Ratna Raju recognised as Inspiring Social Activist

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI/PNN): Noted social activist and entrepreneur Dr Ratna Raju has bagged another honour. Dr Ratna ...

Ikonz comes out of stealth with India's Most Iconic IP Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle for its NFT and Metaverse Foray

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI/NewsVoir): Ikonz, a first-of-its-kind aggregator and India's only platform for digital IP monetization is doing ...

Rohit Sharma named India's new ODI skipper

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 8 (ANI): Opening batter Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday named India's new ODI skipper and the ...

Ash Barty, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal among top names in Australian Open

Melbourne [Australia], December 8 (ANI): Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic headline stellar player fields that are set to compete at ...

Sustainable Christmas trees: an ecologist's buying guide

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you are planning to decorate a tree (or have already). But how do you ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Selfridges department stores in UK sold in multi-billion pound deal

LONDON, England: A Thai conglomerate, the Central Group, is set to buy luxury UK department store group Selfridges for up ...

UK farmer says thank foreign workers for Christmas turkeys

CHELMSFORD, England: There will be no shortage of turkeys for British consumers this Christmas season because of the foreign farm ...

After decades of delays, Shell Oil gives up on UK's Cambo oilfield

LONDON, England: Shell Oil announced this week that it has abandoned its plans to develop the Cambo oil field west ...

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 ...

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