Fri, 17 Sep 2021

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 ...

If state fails, N. Carolina court will take over school funding

RALEIGH, North Carolina: A North Carolina judge has given state legislators until the middle of October to carry out a ...

South African children participate in test of Sinovac Covid vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: South Africa began vaccinating children and adolescents aged 6 months to 17 years as part of the ...

500,000 families in Lebanon to receive monthly cash payments

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Lebanon's new government said Thursday it will provide U.S. dollar payments to hundreds of thousands of poor families, ...

Initial $500 fine set for travelers not wearing face masks

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. government is doubling fines for passengers who do not wear face masks while traveling on public ...

California wildfires diverted from reaching Lake Tahoe homes

TAHOE CITY, California: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Thomas Porter said his crews were able to keep ...

Trial of 20 accused of 2015 attack that killed 130 begins in Paris

PARIS, France: The trial of 20 men implicated in a jihadist attack claimed by Islamic State, which killed 130 people ...

South Africa's troubled power utility is being reset: CEO sets out how

Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, director ...

Rajesh Exports bags Rs 691 crore order from Germany

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sep 17 (ANI): Rajesh Exports, the world's largest manufacturer of gold products, said on Friday it has ...

'AUKUS pact formed after deep consideration'

New Delhi [India], September 17 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell on Friday said that decision to form AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) ...

SCO to play active role in achieving peace in Afghanistan

Almaty [Kazakhstan], September 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is able to play an active role in achieving peace ...

BBL: Adelaide Strikers re-sign Jake Weatherald

Adelaide [Australia], September 17 (ANI): Adelaide Strikers on Friday announced the signing of batsman Jake Weatherald on a long-term deal ...

China, Pakistan in rush to exploit weakening Afghan economy

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 17 (ANI): China and Pakistan are in rush to exploit the Afghan economy as both have announced ...

China brings astronauts back, advances closer to "space station era"

© Provided by Xinhua China has always stood for international space cooperation based on equality and mutual benefit, peaceful utilization ...

India signs mutual legal assistance treaty with Belgium

Brussels [Belgium], September 17 (ANI): India signed an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with Belgium on Thursday ...

Afghanistan on brink of economic collapse

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 17 (ANI): Afghanistan's already weak economy has taken a nosedive after the Taliban's takeover of Kabul last ...

Drug peddler arrested from Mumbra, Thane

Thane (Maharashtra) [India], September 17 (ANI): A 23-year-old man was arrested on Friday in the Mumbra area of Thane for ...

On the money: Kate Sheppard and the making of a New Zealand feminist icon

In 1992 four New Zealand icons (and the queen) appeared on new banknotes. Part of creating national identity, these notable ...

Fitzgibbon is quitting politics but this doesn't mean Albanese can party

One imagines the retirement of Joel Fitzgibbon at the next election simplifies things for Anthony Albanese, as he crafts a ...

Taliban should be given time: Pak Minister

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 17 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said the Taliban should be given time to ...

KC Overseas Education collaborates with Air Canada

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], September 17 (ANI/PRNewswire): KC Overseas Education, a renowned brand in the overseas education sector, has partnered with ...

UN refugee agency appeals for urgent support for Afghans

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 17 (ANI): UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, appealed for "urgent and sustained" support for Afghans ...

Amit Shah, other ministers wish PM on his birthday

New Delhi [India], September 17 (ANI): Home Minister Amit Shah and other Union Cabinet Ministers on Friday wished Prime Minister ...

Australia withdraw from Junior Hockey World Cups

Melbourne [Australia], September 17 (ANI): The Kookaburras (Australian men's hockey team) and Hockeyroos (Australian women's hockey team) will not compete ...

India holds third round of FOC with Costa Rica

San Jose [Costa Rica], September 17 (ANI): The third round of Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) between India and Costa Rica ...

Chandler Smith advances in NASCAR Truck playoff with Bristol win

In a stunning upset on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, rookie Chandler Smith stole a victory from reigning NASCAR ...

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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 ...

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