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Notre Dame rebuild plans called 'woke theme park' by critics

PARIS, France: The rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has come under fire from critics, after the new plans ...

Lebanese take to streets as currency drops 90% in value

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Protesting Lebanese took to the streets, lighting tires on fire and blocking roads throughout Lebanon to express their ...

Stowaway survives in landing gear on Guatemala flight to Miami

MIAMI, Florida: A stowaway has been found alive in the landing gear of an American Airlines plane that flew from ...

New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...

After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

As Barbados becomes Republic, role of British monarchy to end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In a colonial unshackling, Barbados will say goodbye to the British monarch, as the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Turkish women gassed by police during women's rights demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police in Istanbul fired tear gas on women demanding the country's re-adoption of a landmark international treaty ...

UK man receives 3D printed eyeball, appearance identical to good eye

LONDON, England: A British man made medical history last week when he received a 3D-printed eyeball."This new eye looks fantastic, ...

US Congressmen, in Taiwan, pledge support in struggle against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan: U.S. lawmakers have made a surprise visit to Taiwan, in a bid to show support amidst Chinese threats ...

Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

US to set up another task force to look into UFO questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: After officials in Washington D.C. admitted they could not explain the phenomena of UFO sightings, the U.S. government ...

After decades of work, Egypt to open 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt opened its 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public this week, in a swanky ceremony, after over ...

Libyan officials disqualify Gadhafi son from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's High National Elections Committee has disqualified Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, from ...

People in La Palma told to lockdown as lava flow reaches ocean

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, LA Palma: Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma have ordered residents of three ...

Under new security law, Hong Kong independence leader sent to jail

HONG KONG: Tony Chung, former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism, was sentenced to 43 months in prison after ...

Hard hit by Covid variant, Asia reports more people now vaccinated

SINGAPORE: Three months after Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, just 11 percent of its population had received at least one ...

El Salvador plans to locate Bitcoin city at base of volcano

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to build a Bitcoin city at the base ...

US announces that 95% of federal workers vaccinated

WASHINGTON D.C.: Some 95 percent of U.S. federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or ...

Planet pharma: what the industry got out of COVID - podcast

After nearly two years of COVID, how is the pharmaceutical industry faring? In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we ...

ClassTrak took a big leap with rebranding to TalentGum

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI/SRV): ClassTrak, an e-learning platform for extra-curricular activities, has successfully been rebranded as TalentGum with ...

Qasim Akram to lead Pakistan in U-19 World Cup

Lahore [Pakistan], December 2 (ANI): All-rounder Qasim Akram will lead the 15-player Pakistan squad in the ICC U19 men's World ...

SRM University-AP celebrates its 1st convocation

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], December 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): On an auspicious December evening, SRM University-AP observed its 1st Convocation conferring degrees ...

Eco-friendly housing essentials that homebuyer needs to focus on

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): As the world reels from the damaging effects of climate change, every bit done ...

Ashes: Paine is not the greatest of gloveman, he won't be missed, says WV Raman

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): Former women's cricket team coach WV Raman feels that the absence of Tim Paine ...

Admissions open for B.Des program at SSPAD via SEED

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI/SRV):The admissions for the reputed B.Des program of SSPAD is regulated through the SEED (Symbiosis ...

National Pollution Control Day 2021: Experts shed light on importance of pollution prevention

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): Annually the date December 2 is observed as National Pollution Control Day to commemorate ...

COVID-19: Virologists in Bengal's Siliguri suggest speeding up testing in wake of Omicron scare

Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], December 2 (ANI): In the wake of the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, the virologists in ...

Rights Group Says Myanmar Forces Purposely Killed Protesters

BANGKOK, THAILAND - The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar's biggest city on March 14 this year was ...

China's service trade up 12.7 pct in Jan.-Oct.

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's service trade rose 12.7 percent year on year to reach ...

Russia says military action in Ukraine highly likely

The risk of an all-out armed conflict in south-eastern Ukraine is extremely high and is becoming a matter of grave ...

BBL: England pacer Tymal Mills joins Perth Scorchers

Perth [Australia], December 2 (ANI): Perth Scorchers on Thursday announced the signing of England pacer Tymal Mills ahead of the ...

Target of 20 pc blending ethanol in petrol and 5 pc blending of biodiesel in diesel by 2030: Petroleum Ministry

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Rameswar Teli in a ...

Russia warns military action in Ukraine highly likely

The risk of an all-out armed conflict in south-eastern Ukraine is extremely high and is becoming a matter of grave ...

US to toughen travel rules over Omicron fears

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the US is set to impose new Covid restrictions, ...

Austrian ex-chancellor Kurz quits politics

Sebastian Kurz, who served as Austria's chancellor from 2017 to 2019, and then from 2020 to this autumn, has announced ...

UN rejects envoys from 2 state players

The UN has decided not to recognize, for now, the envoys put forward by Taliban militants in Afghanistan and the ...

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New electric car factory in Beijing targets 300,000 cars annually

BEIJING, China: Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has signed a cooperation agreement to build an electric auto assembly plant in Beijing ...

Stocks in Asia choppy, uncertain

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stock markets were wary on Thursday after major falls on local markets and overseas over ...

Big jump in can costs could close many small craft beers: officials

BROOMFIELD, Colorado: One of the world's largest suppliers of aluminum cans, Ball Corp, is increasing the minimum number of cans ...

U.S. stock markets go into panic after first Omicron case is reported

NEW YORK, New York - A single case of Omicron, that being the first in the U.S., sent stocks into ...

After outage, no 911 calls, T-Mobile to pay $20 million fine

WASHINGTON D.C.: As part of a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), following a 12-hour outage in June 2020 ...

Indian government tells citizens not to purchase Starlink internet

NEW DELHI, India: The Starlink Internet Services of Elon Musk's SpaceX aerospace company has been told by the Indian government ...

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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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