Wed, 12 Aug 2020

U.S. to spend $1.5 billion for 100m doses of vaccine to be developed

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration has ordered 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be manufactured by ...

Hong Kong newspaper fights on despite arrest of proprietor

HONG KONG - A pro-democracy newspaper raided by Hong Kong's newly established national security police pledged defiance on Tuesday in ...

Vladimir Putin claims Russia has developed Covid-19 vaccine

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country's health ministry has approved the world's first coronavirus vaccine.He also ...

Lebanon to get new government after current regime quits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut ...

Chinese government says it has never interfered in U.S. elections

People vote at a polling site in Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, June 23, 2020. (Photo by ...

Prominent Hong Kong media figure Jimmy Lai and two sons arrested

HONG KONG, Aug 10 (ANI): Continuing with the suppression of the dissenting voices in Hong Kong since the national security ...

Lebanese government rejects need for external investigation of blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The leader of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has made a televised address to the nation calling ...

FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed to 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup ...

Repression in Zimbabwe exposes South Africa's weakness

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa's despatch of envoys to Zimbabwe in a bid to defuse the latest crisis, in which ...

Asia's FIFA World Cup qualifying matches postponed until 2021

Zurich [Switzerland], Aug 12 (ANI): FIFA on Wednesday announced that it has decided, along with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), ...

Scientists find genes that help cancer cells to penetrate brain

Moscow [Russia], August 12 (ANI): In an attempt to create new methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment, an international team ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 12)

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

In pics: Help save elephants on World Elephant Day

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 9, 2020 shows a wild elephant walking through the cornfield in Menghai County in Xishuangbanna ...

Boundary-pushing films are more than their clickbait headlines

The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently running online, but one movie announced at their program launch won't be streaming.At ...

CCC bats for enhanced youth engagement on climate action

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA) -- As the Philippines celebrates International Youth Day today, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) has ...

Belarusian Opposition Leader Flees to Lithuania

Protests erupted Tuesday for a third straight night in Belarus after the top opposition candidate in Sunday's presidential election fled ...

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg joins Tottenham from Southampton

London [UK], Aug 12 (ANI): Tottenham on Tuesday announced the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who made a move from Southampton. ...

No loan, oil supply for Pakistan, says Saudi Arabia

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Aug 12 (ANI): With Saudi Arabia ending loan and oil supply to Pakistan, the decade-long friendship between ...

NASA's planet hunter TESS completes primary mission

Maryland [US], August 12 (ANI): NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), on July 4, finished its primary mission imaging about ...

Timbers top Orlando City in MLB is Back final

Dario Zuparic's tiebreaking goal in the 66th minute was the difference as the Portland Timbers defeated Orlando City 2-1 in ...

Brazil's coronavirus case tally up 52,160, reaches 3,109,630

Brasilia [Brazil], August 12 (ANI/Sputnik): Brazil's number of cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased by more than ...

2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai canceled

The LPGA announced that the 2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai has been canceled due to health concerns and travel restrictions related ...

Drivers excited to tackle Daytona Road Course

The names read like a list of motorsports legends: Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Hurley Haywood, Scott Pruett, Scott ...

Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has deep Indian roots

Washington [US], August 12 (ANI): Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen his running mate this Tuesday, after a months-long ...

Tyson, Jones fight pushed back to November

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. originally set for next month has been pushed ...

China involved in mass rapes of Uyghur women: Activist`

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): A renowned Uyghur American activist and advocate from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China has ...

Kashmiri Wushu champion nurtures young talent

Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 11 (ANI): With an aim to make the martial arts popular, Jabeena Akhtar, a ...

70 Killed in South Sudan's Warrap State Inter-communal Fighting

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / NEW YORK - More than 70 people were killed and dozens injured in clashes involving soldiers ...

Researchers Develop Solar Energy Water Desalination Process

A team of researchers from Australia and China has developed a way to desalinate and purify salty or brackish water ...

Jimmy Lai, associates released on bail in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, August 12 (ANI): After facing criticism from countries around the world, Hong Kong police on Tuesday released media ...

Golf Glance: Final shot to qualify for FedEx Cup playoffs

Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours. PGA ...

Climate explained: why does geothermal electricity count as renewable?

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions ...

WHO in Talks With Russia About New Vaccine

The World Health Organization said Tuesday said it was holding talks with Russia regarding its recently approved COVID-19 vaccine.Russia on ...

Taliban Hopeful US-Brokered Afghan Talks Settle Conflict

ISLAMABAD - The Taliban reaffirmed Tuesday its commitment to ending violence in Afghanistan, while emphasizing that a comprehensive cease-fire has ...

7 Russian documentaries you must watch

These films have won critical acclaim in Russia and abroad, turned reality into art and become part of cinema history. ...

Lebanon's Government Has Quit, Protesters Have Not

BEIRUT - A keffiyeh on her head and the Lebanese flag in her hand, Cerine Bader was out on the ...

NBA to honor top players from seeding games

Players who performed the best under unique conditions in the NBA bubble will receive a unique honor, the league announced ...

What we know about the FIRST registered COVID-19 vaccine in the world

Science & Tech Aug 11 2020 Victoria Ryabikova Photo merely illustrative of the vaccine against COVID-19, made in RussiaKeystone Press ...

Serena Williams made to work for win on WTA return

A rusty Serena Williams made a winning return from her six-month coronavirus hiatus on Tuesday, defeating lowly ranked Bernarda Pera ...

WeChat 'Extends China's Internet' to Wherever Users Are in The World

Concerns are growing over overseas censorship and surveillance via Tencent's WeChat social media app, with the U.S. banning business with ...

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Hong Kong Hang Seng jumps 353 points, Asian markets generally mixed

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, rising in Japan and Hong Kong, but falling in China ...

Technology stocks threatened by Trump interventions

Donald Trump's WeChat ban targets a celebrated Chinese innovation at the heart of the world's largest mobile gaming and social ...

Congress makes no progress on stimulus, selling escalates on Wall St

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks have fallen across the board on Tuesday as a deal between Democrats and ...

Facebook to clamp down on publishers with political affiliations

MENLO PARK, California - Facebook announced new regulations Tuesday that prevent U.S. publishers with demonstrated ties to political groups from ...

North American bathroom refurbishment giant to set up shop in Limerick

CO LIMERICK, Ireland - Bath Fitter, possibly the largest North American 'bathroom refurbishment franchisor, is to establish its European Business ...

Auto sales in Ireland dropped 18% last month

DUBLIN, Ireland Aug. 10 (Xinhua) - A total of 15,329 units of new private cars were sold in Ireland in ...

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