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Israeli army ratchets up artillery barrages and aerial bombings

Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket ...

New observation deck in New York's 4th tallest building to open

NEW YORK CITY, New York: An observation deck atop a newly built New York skyscraper will provide unmatched views of ...

All U.S. residents age 12 and up to be eligible for Covid vaccinations

WASHINGTON D.C.: As the rate of Covid infections continues to decline in the United States, regulators have approved the use ...

Biden warns unemployed that they will lose benefits if not working

WASHINGTON D.C.: Amid criticism that the generous COVID-19 unemployment benefits rolled out in March are keeping Americans from accepting new ...

Melia, Georgian opposition leader, free from jail with EU help

TBILISI, Georgia: Opposition leader Nika Melia was released from jail this week. Melia's jailing had been seen as a largely ...

New California drought means less water, greater chance of wildfires

SACRAMENTO, California: California has expanded a drought emergency to 41 of 58 counties covering 12 million residents, some 30 percent ...

Test with genetically modified mosquitoes seeks to reduce diseases

TALLAHASSEE, Florida - To reduce the spread of diseases, such as dengue, yellow fever and the Zika virus, genetically modified ...

Defective roof clips cause Ford to recall 661,000 Explorers

DETROIT, Michigan: Acting on the request of federal regulators in the United States, American automaker Ford Motor will recall 661,000 ...

U.S. oil pipeline shutdown could cause jump in prices

WASHINGTON D.C.: Supply disruptions caused by the shutdown at Colonial Pipeline---the country's top fuel pipeline network---could result in prices rising ...

California population falls by 182,000; largest loss in 100 years

SACRAMENTO, California: For the first time in 120 years, California's population declined last year.The state lost 182,083 people during 2020, ...

Slovakia awaiting test results before purchasing Russian Covid vaccine

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Following successful testing in a Hungarian lab, Slovakia will discuss the purchase of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus ...

Elections in Scotland makes likely referendum on independence from UK

EDINBURGH, Scotland: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon promised to move forward with a new independence referendum after the pro-independence Scottish ...

After 14 months, Georgia Supreme Court to resume in-person sessions

ATLANTA, Georgia: The Georgia Supreme Court is to resume in-person court hearings for the first time in more than one ...

UN chief calls for unified Council over Israeli-Palestine

New York [US], May 15 (ANI/Xinhua): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a unified Security Council over the ...

Hong Kong authorities freeze Jimmy Lai's assets

Hong Kong, May 15 (ANI): Hong Kong authorities have frozen nearly HKD 500 million of imprisoned media tycoon Jimmy Lai's ...

Last Judgment goes wire to wire in Pimlico Special

Last Judgment took the Pimlico Special field gate to wire, winning the Grade 3, $250,000 stakes race in an upset ...

Attacks in Afghanistan, Maldives threatening democracy

Amsterdam [Netherlands], May 15 (ANI): The deadly Kabul school blasts and the attempted 'terrorist attack' on former Maldives President Mohammed ...

SAFA deny that Molefi Ntseki is Bafana Bafana's assistant coach

Molefi Ntseki was the subject of a bizarre turn of events on Friday after he was named by Bafana Bafana ...

Fast start fuels Rafael Nadal to victory in Rome

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal raced out to a quick start and posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev of ...

B.1.617.2 variant likely to dominate UK: Medic

London [UK], May 15 (ANI): The B.1.617.2 variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is likely to take over and ...

Paul Adams appointed new Border head coach

Former Proteas bowler Paul Adams has been appointed as the new Border coach for the new franchise system.Adams needs no ...

Death toll in Gaza reaches 122 in Israel-Palestine conflict

Gaza [Palestine], May 15 (ANI): At least 10 more Palestinians were killed on Friday by Israeli security forces across the ...

SA government condemns attacks in Gaza and Jerusalem

South Africa has condemned attacks by Israel on Palestinian civilians.It has asked for an investigation into possible war crimes, and ...

Springbok legend Chester Williams to be honoured in Varsity Cup match

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will play for the Chester Williams ...

US Trade Representative Tai meets WHO chief

Washington [US], May 15 (ANI): US trade Representative Katherine Tai on Friday virtually met World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros ...

Dwayne Johnson's 'Jungle Cruise' releasing in July

Washington [US], May 14 (ANI): The much-awaited big-budget family adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt is coming to theatres ...

Piyush Goyal holds fruitful discussion with Ambassador Tai

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday had a "fruitful discussion" in a ...

RNG, Mad Lions start strong in MSI Rumble stage

The Rumble stage of the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational kicked off on Friday with Royal Never Give Up (2-0) and MAD ...

Iraq: thousands of police officers have died in the line of duty

Being a police officer in post-Saddam Iraq is an incredibly dangerous career choice. Since the invasion of Iraq toppled the ...

Over 10,000 oxygen concentrators sent to states

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): To combat the second wave of COVID-19, the Indian government has so far dispatched ...

SA's Garcia grabs SA Women's Open lead at windy Westlake

Nicole Garcia will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the South African Women's Open after the course showed ...

Second year of Covid-19 pandemic set to be far more deadly WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the second year of the ongoing pandemic is set ...

Justin Haley to miss Dover due to COVID-19 protocols

NASCAR driver Justin Haley will miss two races this weekend in Dover, Del., due to COVID-19 protocols. In the Xfinity ...

Lockdown effect on old people

Edinburgh [Scotland], May 14 (ANI): The COVID-19 lockdown was a catalyst for many older people to embrace technology, reconnect with ...

Coco Gauff reaches Rome semis after Ashleigh Barty injury

Unseeded Coco Gauff advanced to the Italian Open semifinals on Friday when top-seeded Ashleigh Barty retired in the second set ...

Prince Harry slams Joe Rogan

Washington [US], May 14 (ANI): The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry has stepped forward to call out American comedian Joe ...

No inclination to talk about women's cricket: WV Raman

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): Former India women's cricket coach WV Raman on Friday said he doesn't want to ...

I-League: AIFF committee recommends freezing of relegation

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): Subrata Dutta, Senior Vice President, All India Football Federation (AIFF), and Chairman, League Committee ...

Karnataka: Increase in distress calls for air ambulances

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 14 (ANI): As India reels under the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak, there is a spurt ...

Leveraging new technologies can help protect families

New Delhi [India], May 14 (NewsVoir): Families across the world have been under tremendous pressure in the face of the ...

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Ames claims early lead in Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Stephen Ames carded a 6-under-par 66 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Mitsubishi Electric ...

SAFA deny that Molefi Ntseki is Bafana Bafana's assistant coach

Molefi Ntseki was the subject of a bizarre turn of events on Friday after he was named by Bafana Bafana ...

B.1.617.2 variant likely to dominate UK: Medic

London [UK], May 15 (ANI): The B.1.617.2 variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is likely to take over and ...

Paul Adams appointed new Border head coach

Former Proteas bowler Paul Adams has been appointed as the new Border coach for the new franchise system.Adams needs no ...

SA government condemns attacks in Gaza and Jerusalem

South Africa has condemned attacks by Israel on Palestinian civilians.It has asked for an investigation into possible war crimes, and ...

SA's Garcia grabs SA Women's Open lead at windy Westlake

Nicole Garcia will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the South African Women's Open after the course showed ...

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