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Crisis strikes Idaho hospitals as Covid cases fill beds, ICUs

BOISE, Idaho: Public health officials in Idaho have warned that they will need to impose an emergency-level rationing of care ...

Lithuania building fence to stop migrants from Belarus

VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania's government said work on the first section of a fence along its 420-mile border with Belarus, which ...

UK budget will not include funds for Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel

LONDON, England: A proposed 21-mile undersea tunnel to link Scotland and Northern Ireland will not be funded, according to British ...

North Korea unveils cruise missile, adding to its arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea successfully tested a new long-range cruise missile, which is thought by analysts to potentially be ...

U.S. Army four star general in firing line

Washington's quasi-official court stenographer, Bob Woodward, has just published another "insider" DC account, which he co-authored with the journalist and ...

Indiana hospitals canceling procedures to make room for Covid patients

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: Hospitals in Indiana are still reeling from the recent spurt in new Delta Covid cases across the state.According ...

Next Norway prime minster a wealthy leader of Labor Party

OSLO, Norway: The man expected to become the next prime minister of Norway, 61-year-old Jonas Gahr Stoere, was born into ...

China, climate on agenda for meeting of Australia, Japan, India, U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C.: The leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States will meet on 24th September to discuss issues ...

First SpaceX tourist flight begins 3 day journey

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: A rocket carrying four tourists and no professional astronauts on board blasted off into Earth orbit on ...

Trial begins for parents in college admissions bribery scandal

BOSTON, Massachusetts: The first trial in a wide ranging college admissions corruption case is underway in Boston's federal court, more ...

U.S. study finds Covid vaccine prevents hospitalizations, deaths

WASHINGTON D.C.: COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths, even against the highly contagious Delta variant, according ...

Wildfires threaten popular Spanish resort of Estepona

ESTEPONA, Spain: Spain sent in its military to help fight a wildfire that is continuing to threaten the popular Costa ...

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo announces candidacy for president

PARIS, France: The Socialist Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said she will run in the 2022 French presidential election, despite ...

Kuwaiti Sheikh faces prison in Swiss forgery case

GENEVA, Switzerland: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a member of Kuwait's ruling family and former Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...

Trees down, 30,000 without electricity in Canada after hurricane

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland: Hurricane Larry made landfall as a Category 1 storm on the southern coast of Newfoundland on Canada's ...

Widow of slain Robert Kennedy said assassin should not be released

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Ethel Kennedy, the widow of the late Robert F. Kennedy, said Sirhan Sirhan, who was ...

Bullying of reporters in Australia accelerating rapidly

To be a political journalist, you have always needed to be able to resist bullying aimed at making you second-guess ...

With Covid cases rising, Queensland eyes COVID-19 locking down

Brisbane, Queensland: On Saturday, Queensland, Australia's third most populous state, said it could order a snap lockdown after recording several ...

Children's Covid vaccine could begin in October, says U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Leading U.S. health officials have said the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized to be administered to children ...

UN asks China, US to cooperate on climate change efforts

NEW YORK CITY, New York: The United States and China were encouraged to leave aside their differences to help maintain ...

France's Le Pen proposes nationalizing motorways, selling tv, radio

PARIS, France: Far-right political leader Marine Le Pen has told French daily Le Figaro of her desire to nationalize France's ...

S. Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile called 'game-changer'

SEOUL, South Korea: Described by analysts as a "game-changing" move, South Korea has developed a conventional submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) ...

After Covid lockdown, U.S. Supreme Court to resume in-person arguments

WASHINGTON D.C.: At the start of its new session on 4th October, the Supreme Court will again hear in-person oral ...

Indonesia reopens borders for int'l tourists with limited valid visas

© Provided by Xinhua The Indonesian government has announced to reopen its borders for foreign tourists in major traffic hubs ...

BlackCaps arrive in Dubai after leaving Islamabad

Dubai [UAE], September 19 (ANI): The New Zealand men's cricket team on Sunday arrived in Dubai after leaving Islamabad on ...

'Dilemma over SAARC foreign ministers meeting'

By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): During the upcoming week at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), several ...

4 SpaceX tourists returns to Earth

Washington [US], September 19 (ANI): Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth from a three-day extra-terrestrial excursion on Saturday evening, marking ...

EU seeks new opportunities in western China

© Provided by Xinhua CHENGDU, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- In the first eight months of the year, the trade volume ...

K.J. Choi has two-shot lead at Sanford International

South Korea's K.J. Choi shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday and holds a two-shot lead at 11-under 129 after two ...

Kerala CM inaugurates digital hub

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], September 19 (ANI): Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated "Digital Hub" with a capacity to support 200 ...

Qatar Airways carries nearly 30 Americans out of Kabul

Washington [US], September 19 (ANI): The US State Department on Saturday announced that nearly 30 more Americans were evacuated from ...

SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 mission splashes down off Florida

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has splashed down in the Atlantic ocean off the Florida coast, successfully bringing back to Earth ...

Xi's reluctance to head overseas leads to speculation

Beijing [China], September 19 (ANI): China's President Xi Jinping's reluctance to head overseas has led to speculation on his health ...

Rajasthan: Om Birla attends 'Bhikshu Charmotsav' in Bhilwar

Bhilwara (Rajasthan) [India], September 19 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday attended 'Bhikshu Charmotsav' at Bhilwara in Rajasthan ...

Coronavirus indicators continue to improve in Europe

© Provided by Xinhua According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), there were nearly 380,000 laboratory-confirmed ...

China worry about Taliban commitments on ETIM

Beijing [China], September 19 (ANI): China is worried over the Taliban promises to crack down on the Uyghur separatist group ...

Coffee exporters express concerns over rising freight rates

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 19 (ANI): In an interactive session between the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal ...

Navy observes International Coastal Clean-up Day in Kochi

Kochi (Kerala) [India], September 19 (ANI): The Southern Naval Command observed International Coastal Clean-up Day on Saturday with a focus ...

Mideast in Pictures: Pomegranate harvest in Iraq

© Provided by Xinhua BAGHDAD, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- It's time to pick pomegranates. Farmers are busy reaping the fruits ...

Foundation for Buddhist Brotherhood commends India's work

Colombo [Sri Lanka] September 18 (ANI): Foundation for Buddhist Brotherhood based in Sri Lanka wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ...

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Sequoia National Park still safe, but wildfires approaching

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California: Sequoia National Park and its namesake gigantic trees could be threatened by two large forest fires ...

Crisis strikes Idaho hospitals as Covid cases fill beds, ICUs

BOISE, Idaho: Public health officials in Idaho have warned that they will need to impose an emergency-level rationing of care ...

Lithuania building fence to stop migrants from Belarus

VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania's government said work on the first section of a fence along its 420-mile border with Belarus, which ...

UK budget will not include funds for Scotland-Northern Ireland tunnel

LONDON, England: A proposed 21-mile undersea tunnel to link Scotland and Northern Ireland will not be funded, according to British ...

North Korea unveils cruise missile, adding to its arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea successfully tested a new long-range cruise missile, which is thought by analysts to potentially be ...

U.S. Army four star general in firing line

Washington's quasi-official court stenographer, Bob Woodward, has just published another "insider" DC account, which he co-authored with the journalist and ...

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