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Trudeau extends border closings with U.S. until July 21

OTTAWA, Canada: Despite pressure from companies and the tourism industry to ease the nation's travel ban, Canadian Prime Minister Justin ...

With infections rising, Taiwan thanks U.S. for Covid vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan received 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday, more than doubling the nation's ...

Brazil reports half million Covid deaths, vaccinations still slow

SAO PAULO, Brazil: Over half a million Brazilians have now died after contracting COVID-19, it was reported on Saturday. Brazil ...

Planning for space tourism, company flies test balloon 20 miles high

ORLANDO, Florida: Space Perspective, which plans to bring tourists to space inside a capsule tethered to a balloon, successfully flew ...

EU countries to allow Americans, others to return

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In the much-awaited opening following the Covid pandemic, the European Union announced on Friday that its member countries ...

Biden orders U.S. to investigate Chinese apps, may impose bans

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order which could result in several Chinese apps being investigated or ...

Consumers to pay price for unplanted crops due to California drought

CANTUA CREEK, California: California farmers are leaving fields unplanted because of the ongoing drought. California's worst drought since 1977 has ...

Cruises from U.S. to begin July 11 for fully vaccinated passengers

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that only fully vaccinated people be allowed to ...

Hong Kong newspaper raided by hundreds of police officers

HONG KONG: The pro-Democracy Apple Daily newspaper saw its top executives arrested, along with a raid on the newsroom by ...

Myanmar soccer player applies for refugee status in Japan

Osaka [Japan], June 23 (ANI): Myanmar national soccer goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung applied for refugee status in Japan on Tuesday ...

WTA roundup: Coco Gauff among first-round winners in Eastbourne

Coco Gauff rallied from a set down to upset No. 7 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 0-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5, ...

US seizes dozens of website domains connected to Iran

Washington [US], June 23 (ANI): The United States government has seized dozens of US website domains connected to Iran, linked ...

Iranian State News Sites Seized by US

Several Iranian websites displayed messages Tuesday stating they had been "seized by the United States government."Iranian media confirmed Tuesday that ...

Wuhan lab's classified information hampering probe

Beijing [China], June 23 (ANI): Amid mounting pressure over calls for a fresh probe into the origins of COVID-19, a ...

50 of Afghan's 370 districts under Taliban control: UN

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 23 (ANI): Fifty out of Afghanistan's 370 districts have fallen to Taliban terrorists since May, informed the ...

Golf-weary Nelly Korda searching for right major week 'head space'

Nelly Korda pulled off her second win of the LPGA Tour season on Sunday, surviving a challenge by playing partner ...

US Gives More Asylum-seekers Waiting in Mexico Another Shot

SAN DIEGO - Thousands of asylum-seekers whose claims were dismissed or denied under a Trump administration policy that forced them ...

Texas defeats Tennessee 8-4 in CWS elimination game

The Texas Longhorns staved off elimination and knocked out the Tennessee Volunteers with an 8-4 win at the College World ...

Countries relying on Chinese vaccines reporting surge

Washington [US], June 23 (ANI): Countries like Mongolia, Seychelles and Bahrain had relied on the easily accessible Chinese COVID-19 vaccines ...

WFP: Catastrophic Hunger Descending on Southern Madagascar

The head of the World Food Program said Tuesday that more than a million people in southern Madagascar are "marching ...

Chinese media faces backlash over Nobel to WIV

Beijing [China], June 23 (ANI): Chinese state media has faced backlash for eagerly amplifying its Foreign Ministry's call for seeking ...

Croatia through to Euro 2020 last 16, England top group

Luka Modric inspired Croatia to a 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up through to ...

Sterling strikes as England beat Czechs to top Euro 2020 group

England found an attacking spark to beat the Czech Republic 1-0 at Wembley on Tuesday and clinch top spot in ...

Iranian State News Sites Appear as 'Seized by US'

Several Iranian websites displayed messages Tuesday stating they had been "seized by the United States government."Iranian media confirmed Tuesday that ...

ATP roundup: No. 2 Dominic Thiem (wrist) retires at Mallorca

No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria injured his right wrist while leading his first set 5-2 and retired from ...

Farrell's leadership quality impresses Lions boss Gatland

Owen Farrell may be on the bench for the British and Irish Lions warm-up match against Japan in Edinburgh on ...

Border issue with China has pre-existed Quad: Jaishankar

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Amid an apparent lack of progress on disengagement from some friction points along LAC ...

Trudeau says reopening of Canada's border matter of weeks

Ottawa [Canada], June 23 (ANI/Sputnik): Ottawa plans to progressively reopen the Canadian border to international travelers in a matter of ...

Amazon bans 3 more Chinese brands amid crackdown

Beijing [China], June 23 (ANI): Amid e-commerce giant Amazon's ongoing crackdown on attempts by sellers to solicit positive consumer reviews, ...

Kohli, Pujara at the crease with thrilling finish on cards

Southampton [UK], June 23 (ANI): Skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara ensured there were no further hiccups in the third ...

The International may move from Sweden due to visa issues

Valve is looking into alternative sites in Europe to host the 2021 Dota 2 championship, commonly known as The International, ...

UN envoy sees dire situation in Afghanistan

© Provided by Xinhua "For the Taliban to continue this intensive military campaign would be a tragic course of action. ...

Vinesh Phogat to be the top seed in Tokyo Olympics

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat to be the top seed in Tokyo OlympicsNew Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Asian champion and ...

Massive cocaine haul found in 'animal food' container in KZN

Over 500kg of cocaine was discovered in a container in Isipingo, south of Durban. The bricks were found in Tik ...

Sounders look to extend unbeaten run vs. Real Salt Lake

The Seattle Sounders are the last remaining undefeated team in MLS. But that might not be the most impressive thing ...

Vidya Balan explains who is real 'lioness'

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Vidya Balan, who is currently basking in praise after the release of her action-thriller ...

Shahid Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter are in Mira's 'dream team'

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 22 (ANI): Mira Rajput Kapoor on Tuesday shared a glimpse of her dream team featuring none ...

Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Tyrrell Hatton out of Olympics

Spain's Sergio Garcia, South African Louis Oosthuizen and England's Tyrrell Hatton announced their intentions against representing their respective countries in ...

Zimbabwe says it lost a third of its gold output to smugglers

Zimbabwe estimates gold smuggling costs its economy over R21 billion in lost revenue per year. Most of the gold is ...

Campus free speech: Does it extend to what students say online?

Professors fiercely champion free speech. Many believe that unfiltered, even offensive, expression is fundamental to post-secondary academic life. But what ...

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AirAsia says industry could return to normal in 2 years

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The founder of AirAsia Group has said the aviation industry could return to normal within two years. ...

Wall Street forges ahead, Dow adds another 69 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks continued their recovery which began on Monday.Tuesday saw the major indices all make ...

To receive Covid vaccination, Indonesians heading to U.S.

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Some Indonesian residents are traveling to wealthier countries to receive Covid vaccinations."It just so happens that I haven't ...

Pilots, aircrews to hold protests against UK travel restrictions

LONDON, England: Britain's airlines and holiday and tour companies are planning a "day of action" on Wednesday, in a bid ...

Japanese sharemarkets dominate Asian trading again Tuesday

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Japan did an almost complete about-face on Tuesday with the Nikkei 225 soaring 873.20 ...

Dubai Airport sees 8% jump in passengers in 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Officials at Dubai International Airport are hoping for a "flood" of travelers as the coronavirus pandemic ...

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