Sat, 24 Jul 2021

Air pollution from western U.S. state fires seen in east coast cities

PORTLAND, Oregon: Wildfires across the United States and Canada, including Oregon's "monster" two-week-old Bootleg blaze, caused harmful air pollution as ...

U.S. targets Chinese officials following end of Hong Kong democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States has imposed sanctions on seven Chinese officials, all deputy directors at the China-Hong Kong liaison ...

Britain favors placing U.S. deep space radar station in U.K.

LONDON, England: A U.S. Space Force proposal to base a radar system in Britain to monitor spacecraft up to 22,400 ...

Texas man wins $1 million with free Covid vaccine lottery ticket

ARLINGTON, Texas: A Texas man has claimed a $1 million prize from a winning lottery ticket he received for free ...

U.S. life expectancy fell to 77.3 years in 2020

ATLANTA, Georgia: Life expectancy in the United States fell by 18 months in 2020 to 77.3 years.This is the lowest ...

New Russian stealth fighter jet to be on display at Russian air show

MOSCOW, Russia: Russia will unveil its new Sukhoi fifth-generation stealth fighter jet this week at an air show near Moscow.Show ...

U.S. urges Americans to avoid travel to Britain as Covid surges

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. government issued an advisory on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Great Britain because ...

Borders, air travel between U.S. and Canada set to resume Aug. 9

OTTAWA, Canada: Following a 16-month closure of the U.S.-Canada border to prevent the spread of the Covid infection, the Canadian ...

LA County sheriff says new face mask mandate 'not science'

LOS ANGELES, California: The Los Angeles County sheriff said on Saturday that his office will not enforce newly announced face ...

Immunized Muslims attend haj as Covid limits numbers for second year

MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Sixty-thousand Saudi pilgrims are to participate in the annual haj, though foreigners will not be allowed into ...

South Korea-Japan summit canceled due to diplomat's remarks

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean President Moon Jae-in has canceled his first summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga due ...

Tesla's Elon Musk decries India's 'highest' import duties

Washington [US], July 24 (ANI): Tesla founder Elon Musk said on Saturday that his company wants to launch cars in ...

Chinese warplane enters Taiwan air defence zone again

Taipei [Taiwan], July 24 (ANI): Taiwan has reported another incursion by People Liberation Army's (PLA) Air Force as a Chinese ...

President Kovind plants sapling of Bodhi tree

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday planted a sapling of Bodhi tree in the ...

World can defeat COVID by following Buddha's path: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Extending greetings on the occasion of Guru Purnima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday ...

Tokyo Olympics: Indian Judoka Shushila Devi Likmabam loses

Tokyo [Japan], July 24 (ANI): India's sole Judo representative at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Shushila Devi Likmabam bowed down to Hungary's ...

Study on comprehensive clinical sequencing

Tennessee [US], July 24 (ANI): During a new study, researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital demonstrated that in order ...

'Tempo has huge role in my daughter's journey'

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], July 24 (ANI): World number 1 archer Deepika Kumari's father Shivnarayan Mahato, who operates a mini tempo ...

Tokyo Olympics: China's Qian Yang grabs first gold of Games

Tokyo [Japan], July 24 (ANI): China's Qian Yang bagged the women's 10m air rifle gold in what was the first ...

Bills WR Cole Beasley, DE Jerry Hughes debate vaccinations

Outspoken Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley is mixing it up with his teammates as he sticks to his stance of ...

Australia-Windies 2nd ODI to resume on Saturday

Bridgetown [Barbados], July 24 (ANI): Following meetings between Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday evening, after ...

Number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil rises by 108,732

Brasilia [Brazil], July 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 108,732 to 19,632,443 within ...

Adam Hadwin, Ryan Armour grab co-lead at 3M Open

Adam Hadwin of Canada and Ryan Armour each shot bogey-free, 6-under 65s Friday to move to 10-under 132 and share ...

Tokyo Olympics: Big blow as Elavenil and Apurvi fail

Tokyo [Japan], July 24 (ANI): In what comes as a big blow for the Indian shooting contingent, both Elavenil Valarivan ...

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic withdraws from Montreal

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has pulled out of next month's National Bank Open in Montreal. The tournament, slated to ...

Sabres select D Owen Power No. 1 overall

The Buffalo Sabres selected 6-foot-6 defenseman Owen Power with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft on Friday ...

US, EU call on Taliban to end offensive

Washington DC [US], July 24 (ANI): The United States, the European Union, and NATO on Friday urged the Taliban to ...

China imposes sanctions on seven US individuals, entity

Beijing [China], July 24 (ANI): China on Friday imposed sanctions on seven US individuals and entity, under Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law, ...

Wall Street Rallies to Record-breaking End of Turbulent Week

NEW YORK - Stocks rallied to records Friday on Wall Street, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the ...

Pakistan asks UN to probe India's alleged use of Pegasus

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 24 (ANI): Pakistan has called on United Nations bodies to investigate reports about India allegedly using the ...

Record Number of People Fleeing Armed Attacks in Burkina Faso

GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency on Friday called for concerted action to help record-breaking numbers of people forced to ...

US Undeterred Over China Sanctions

WHITE HOUSE - The White House said Friday that it is "undeterred" by the latest sanctions announced by China targeting ...

Ethiopia's Afar Region Urges Civilians to Fight Tigray Rebels

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - Ethiopia's Afar region called on civilians Friday to take up arms against rebels from neighboring Tigray, ...

'Development projects funded with India grant impactful'

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): The high-impact community development projects funded with grant assistance from India are immensely impactful, ...

President condoles the death of Kerala's 'oldest learner'

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed his condolences on the demise of Bhageerathi ...

UN urges China to fully cooperate with WHO on COVID-19

New York [US], July 24 (ANI): The United Nations on Friday called on all member states, including China, to fully ...

Over 140 Palestinians hurt in clashes with Israel troops: medics

Over 140 Palestinians were hurt during the clashes, including nine by live fire, 34 by rubber-coated bullets and 87 by ...

Rising COVID Cases in Port Sudan Could Be Caused by Delta Variant

KHARTOUM - Health authorities in Sudan's Red Sea state town of Port Sudan say they have seen a significant increase ...

Atlanta United host Crew, look to break winless streak

Atlanta United will seek to end a nine-game winless streak when they host the Columbus Crew on Saturday. It will ...

UNSC condemns Turkish Cypriot leaders for reopening Varosha

New York [US], July 24 (ANI): The UN Security Council has condemned the announcement by Turkish Cypriot authorities to reopen ...

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Record-breaking day for U.S. stocks; Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 soar

NEW YORK, New York - There is no holding back U.S. stocks. Despite the Covid-19 Delta variant sweeping the country, ...

GM to temporarily close Chevy Silverado HD and Sierra HD plants

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors Company announced this week that it would reduce the manufacturing of trucks at its North American ...

Pfizer signs with Africa's Biovac to manufacture Covid vaccines

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: A South African pharmaceutical company will manufacture the Pfizer- BioNTech Covid vaccine for distribution in Africa. ...

Hong Kong's stock market takes a beating, Asian markets mixed

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stock markets ended the week mixed on Friday. The U.S. dollar forged ahead.At the close ...

Chipotle says increased menu pricing will only cover new beef charges

NEWPORT BEACH, California: U.S. restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill posted greater revenues for the current quarter on July 20, though ...

Rare earth magnets used in EVs raise concerns over Chinese monopoly

WASHINGTON D.C.: With U.S.-Sino relations becoming increasingly strained, automobile manufacturers in the western world are striving to lower their dependence ...

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