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Slowdown in demand causes Iowa counties to turn away more vaccines

DES MOINES, Iowa: As the number of Iowa residents who have been vaccinated against Covid rises, the demand has fallen ...

Fighting lockdown fatigue, Dutch government slowly eases restrictions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the easing of the country's months-long coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday. A ...

Small chance of blood clots, so Canada's Ontario OKs AstraZeneca

TORONTO, Canada: The province of Ontario, Canada will offer AstraZeneca vaccines to people 40 years and over. This follows a ...

Concerns over Covid causes U.S. to urge not traveling to 80% or world

WASHINGTON D.C.: Citing the need to protect U.S. citizens from contracting the Coronavirus, the U.S. State Department said on April ...

Expect Covid booster after one year, says Pfizer CEO

NEW YORK, New York: Those who have been inoculated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer vaccine will likely need a third ...

'There will be consequences' to death of Navalny, warns U.S. official

WASHINGTON D.C.: Russia should expect a strong response from the United States if imprisoned political leader Alexei Navalny dies during ...

American woman dies at 115, had 193 grand, great grandchildren

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Hester McCardell Ford, age 115 to 116 and believed to be the oldest living person in ...

After 10 hours, Chauvin jury returns guilty verdict

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday in the death of ...

212 million doses of Covid vaccines now delivered across U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C. - As of Monday, April 19, 132.3 million people have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 ...

Italy will be late with plan for massive aid, says EU

BRUSSELS, Belgium: EU officials believe Italy will miss the April 30 deadline for submitting its Recovery Plan to the European ...

Train derailment in Egypt leaves 11 dead, 98 injured

CAIRO, Egypt: A train traveling from Cairo derailed on Sunday, causing four cars to overturn, killing eleven passengers and injuring ...

In pics: Celebrate the joy of reading on World Book Day

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- April 23 marks World Book and Copyright Day. It is an ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Judges should be chosen on merit

It is with absolute frustration that I have been following the controversy surrounding David Unterhalter and the motion brought by ...

Red Cross at war with itself

Bitter legal disputes among past and present directors of the Red Cross continue to disrupt the organisation, more than two ...

Malnutrition Rising in Mozambique Amid Extremist Insurgency

JOHANNESBURG - Mozambique's humanitarian crisis from the extremist insurgency in the country's north is rapidly spiraling, with more than 950,000 ...

Olympic Athletes Promised Legal Support if They Protest

GENEVA - Athletes who make political or social justice protests at the Tokyo Olympics were promised legal support Thursday by ...

Expedition Hauls Tons of Plastic Out of Remote Hawaii Atolls

HONOLULU, HAWAII - A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of ...

SpaceX Aiming for Friday Morning Launch to ISS

SpaceX is set to launch its third crew to the International Space Station early Friday, reusing a rocket and crew ...

Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2021

Lusaka [Zambia]/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 23 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, will conduct their annual ...

Rangers try to rebound in rematch with Flyers

The New York Rangers had been one of the hottest teams in the league since the beginning of March. However, ...

New UCL format 'just lesser of two evils': Gundogan

Manchester [UK], April 23 (ANI): Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan feels the new Champions League format is "just lesser of ...

Pak students troll Imran Khan on Twitter for holding exams

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 23 (ANI): Students across Pakistan have taken to Twitter on Thursday to protest the decision by the ...

UN agency voices concern over shutdown of major Libyan oil

Tripoli [Libya], April 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday expressed concern over the recent ...

Jessica Korda sets 36-hole record, leads LA Open

Jessica Korda had her game together again Thursday, shooting a bogey-free 65 one day after firing a 64 to hold ...

Three rockets land near Baghdad airport in Iraq

Baghdad [Iraq], April 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Three Katyusha rockets were fired at the Baghdad International Airport area without causing casualties, the ...

Death toll from COVID in Colombia surpasses 70,000

Bogota [Colombia], April 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of people who have died due to COVID-19 in Colombia has risen by ...

Tourism chief keen on Davao's bike tourism

DAVAO CITY, April 22 (PIA)- Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is keen on bike tourism and is supporting ...

3.4 mn people in Myanmar will suffer from hunger: WFP

Naypyitaw [Myanmar], April 23 (ANI): Within the next six months, 3.4 million people will go hungry, over and above the ...

Beijing Urges WHO Leader Not to Pursue 'Lab Leak' Theory

WASHINGTON - China is lashing out at the chief of the World Health Organization for suggesting that more study is ...

Will Conviction in Floyd Case Deliver Global Change

LONDON - The killing of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis last year sparked Black Lives Matter protests around the ...

China trying to 'neutralise human rights criticism' during summit

Beijing [China], April 22 (ANI): As leaders from around the world -- from US President Joe Biden to French President ...

Uzbekistan Recommended for Religious Freedom Watchlist Designation

A U.S. government body that monitors global religious freedom is recommending that the State Department include Uzbekistan on its special ...

U.K. Lawmakers Declare China Is Committing Genocide Against Uyghurs

The British House of Commons has approved a parliamentary motion declaring crimes against humanity and genocide are being committed against ...

George Springer could make debut for Jays this weekend

George Springer is set to play in an intrasquad game Friday and could finally make his debut for the Toronto ...

Pune pharmacist arrested for black marketing of Remdesivir

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], April 23 (ANI): A pharmacist has been arrested for black marketing of anti-viral drug Remdesivir in Pune. ...

Diplomatic Row Between Moscow, Prague Intensifies

The Czech Republic on Thursday ordered Russia to remove more staff from its Prague embassy, in a growing spat between ...

UN Security Council Calls for More Aid Access to Ethiopia's Tigray

As the conflict in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region enters its sixth month, the U.N. Security Council broke its silence Thursday ...

US General Warns Afghan Forces Facing Possible Failure

WASHINGTON - The withdrawal of U.S. and coalition forces from Afghanistan could lead to the eventual collapse of the country's ...

Migrant boat with 130 aboard capsizes off Libya: NGO

Ten bodies were spotted near a capsized rubber boat off the coast of Libya on Thursday, which had around 130 ...

China Eyes More Bases in Africa, US Military Official Says

U.S. forces in Africa are keeping a watchful eye on China, worried Beijing is getting closer to establishing a network ...

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U.S. to leave Afghanistan in state of war

An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. "We defeated the ...

Slowdown in demand causes Iowa counties to turn away more vaccines

DES MOINES, Iowa: As the number of Iowa residents who have been vaccinated against Covid rises, the demand has fallen ...

Concerns over Covid causes U.S. to urge not traveling to 80% or world

WASHINGTON D.C.: Citing the need to protect U.S. citizens from contracting the Coronavirus, the U.S. State Department said on April ...

Power industry says will slash carbon emissions by 80%

WASHINGTON D.C.: A group of 13 American power companies wrote to President Joe Biden this week urging him to enact ...

Expect Covid booster after one year, says Pfizer CEO

NEW YORK, New York: Those who have been inoculated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer vaccine will likely need a third ...

American woman dies at 115, had 193 grand, great grandchildren

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Hester McCardell Ford, age 115 to 116 and believed to be the oldest living person in ...

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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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