Fri, 03 Dec 2021

Bomb threat: Malaysian Airliner makes emergency landing in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Following a bomb threat on board, a Malaysia Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal ...

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 ...

Biden Imposes New US Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday imposed stricter coronavirus testing requirements for international travelers entering the country. He ...

Bosnian Serb Leader Meets With Putin For Talks On Gas, Balkan Issues

The Serb member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's tripartite presidency, Milorad Dodik, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on December 2 ...

Lok Sabha sees marathon debate on COVID-19 situation, Rajya Sabha passes bill on dam safety

New Delhi [India], Dec 3 (ANI): The Lok Sabha on Thursday saw a marathon debate on COVID-19 situation as Rajya ...

Production of nuclear weapons, dumping of waste damage the environment of Tibetan plateau

Lhasa [Tibet], December 2 (ANI): Tibetan glaciers are melting three times faster than the rest of the world due to ...

UN seeks to render financial assistance for vulnerable Afghans, addressing humanitarian crisis

New York [US], December 3 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) is planning to amplify its Afghan focused programs citing the ...

Angela Merkel announces new curbs for unvaccinated, backs mandatory shots

Berlin [Germany], December 3 (ANI/Sputnik): The outgoing German chancellor and her successor announced sweeping new restrictions for the unvaccinated and ...

Omicron threatens to reverse modest October recovery in air travel: Trade group

Washington [US], December 3 (ANI/Sputnik): A fledgling recovery in both domestic and international air travel in October faces a new ...

Moscow says Putin & Biden need to talk

A worsening diplomatic standoff in Europe is one of the key issues to be discussed in talks between Russian President ...

The West's real battle

To simplify the issue enormously, but somewhat fairly, it's fair to say that the current divide splitting Western foreign policy ...

Police Say No Public Threat In Stand-off at UN Headquarters

UNITED NATIONS - New York police on Thursday cordoned off roads outside the United Nations headquarters, but said a man ...

UN building on lockdown after armed man spotted outside

© Provided by Xinhua The area surrounding the UN building remains closed with police officers and police vehicles seen in ...

US, EU, UK and Canada Announce New Belarus Sanctions

The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada have announced a new round of sanctions against Belarus ...

Uganda Sends Ground Troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo

KAMPALA - Uganda's military has confirmed sending troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) ...

Members in Lok Sabha raise concerns about Omicron variant, emphasise vaccination against COVID-19

New Delhi [India], Dec 2 (ANI): Members in Lok Sabha on Thursday expressed concerns about Omicron, the new variant of ...

COP26 is over - here's how the UK can keep up momentum on climate action

The Glasgow climate pact is sealed and COP26 is fading into memory. The UK's presidency of the 26th UN climate ...

How plankton helped create the Earth's mountains 2 billion years ago

A world without the great mountain ranges - the Himalayas, the Alps, the Rockies, the Andes - is unimaginable, but ...

Climate transition delay could cost the UK trillions

From power plants to coffee cups or your childhood home, everything that makes up the economy has a life expectancy. ...

Friday essay: Indigenous afterlives in Britain

Readers are advised this article contains content relating to violent colonial practices and deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, ...

NASA Astronauts Conduct Previously Postponed Spacewalk

Two astronauts with the U.S. space agency, NASA, left the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to conduct a spacewalk to ...

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US Christmas trees jump in price due to drought, high gas prices

SANTA CLARITA, California: Amidst lower inventories this year, the price of farm-grown Christmas trees rose significantly.Brent Green, owner of a ...

Sixty years after astronaut Alan Shepard, daughter to travel to space

KENT, Washington: Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will launch on 9th December, its third piloted flight, with a crew of ...

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 ...

Indian health expert fired after false ancestry claims proven

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian medical researcher Carrie Bourassa has lost her government job and university professorship after suspicious colleagues proved that ...

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 ...

Biden gives OK to build wind farm off New York

WASHINGTON D.C.: The White House has announced that it is planning to construct a large-scale wind farm off Rhode Island, ...

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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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