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World famous Rio Carnival rescheduled for April

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil and the spread of the Omicron ...

Following blunt comments about Ukraine, German navy chief resigns

BERLIN, Germany: Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach, head of the German Navy, resigned due to comments he made on Ukraine and ...

Turkish journalist jailed before trial for insulting Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Turkey: A Turkish journalist has been arrested for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her lawyer said. Journalist Sedef Kabas ...

French adventurer dies attempting solo Atlantic crossing

LE PECQ, France: A 75-year-old Frenchman has reportedly died during a solo attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean. The ...

Chevron, Total to end business ties with Myanmar

PARIS, France: Two of the largest energy companies have announced that they are leaving Myanmar, citing human rights abuses and ...

Restaurants say Minneapolis vaccine rules unfair, sue city

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota: The city of Minneapolis and its mayor are being sued by restaurant and bar owners, in response to ...

U.S. unlikely to organize evacuations for Americans in Ukraine

US citizens in Ukraine advised to board commercial flights in case push comes to shove A spokesperson for the US ...

Hundreds of Cubans expected to receive prison terms after July riots

HAVANA, Cuba: Courts in Cuba concluded six mass trials involving individuals allegedly participating in the largest and most unruly demonstrations ...

UK's Johnson announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions

LONDON, England: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that since infections are leveling off in most parts of the ...

Slovenia, Taiwan to open representative offices, China condemns move

BEIJING, China: Slovenia's plans to upgrade relations with self-governing Taiwan have angered China, which accused Taiwan of ratcheting up diplomatic ...

Mexican journalists murdered while reporting on drugs, corruption

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: In a blow to the country's press corp, two Mexican journalists who had reported their country's slide ...

After becoming oldest living man, Spaniard dies at 112

LEON, Spain: Saturnino de la Fuente Garca, believed to be the world's oldest man, died on January 18 at age ...

Drones in Sweden reported over nuclear plants, palace

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Sweden's security service is investigating drone sightings reported over key Swedish sites, including nuclear plants.Sightings were reported at ...

Water main break causes homes to be evacuated in Washington

BELLEVUE, Washington: Fire officials in Bellevue, Washington said two people escaped from a home that partially slid off its foundation ...

State Department Releases Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated human trafficking, the U.S. State Department said in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report released ...

The climate crisis demands courage not optimism

The No. 1 movie on Netflix in recent weeks has been Don't Look Up, a fictionalized account of scientists struggling ...

Madagascar: Deadly tropical storms cause flooding, landslides

Two separate tropical weather systems in Madagascar have left at least 34 dead and triggered flooding and landslides, particularly in ...

NATO won't send combat troops to Ukraine Stoltenberg

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO will not send combat troops to Ukraine, but no compromise on bloc's expansionNATO is ...

Legislators call for showdown with Russia at sea

Navy demonstrations could make Putin back down in Ukraine, lawmakers claimedAmerican sailors should be prepared to take on Russia and ...

SDF Cordons Off Major Islamic State Prison with US Help

WASHINGTON - Time may finally be running out for followers of Islamic State hoping to break free from a massive ...

IMF urges El Salvador to ditch Bitcoin as legal tender citing concerns of risks

Washington [US], January 26 (ANI): The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday urged El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as a legal ...

BSF's capabilities have sharpened, not demolished following extension of jurisdiction: IG, BSF

By Tarak SarkarSiliguri (West Bengal) [India], January 26 (ANI): Border Security Force Inspector General of North Bengal Frontier Ajai Singh ...

Ex-Irish Soldier Accused of Islamic State Membership Goes on Trial

DUBLIN - A former Irish army soldier went on trial Tuesday in Dublin, accused of being a member of the ...

NBA unveils format change to Rising Stars event

The NBA on Tuesday announced a change to its Rising Stars competition during All-Star weekend, unveiling its plan to make ...

Should new Australians have to pass an English test to become citizens?

On Australia Day each year, thousands of people become Australian citizens at ceremonies around the country.Prospective citizens have to meet ...

IS Attack on Syrian Prison Exposes Squalid Conditions for Detainees

GENEVA - A coordinated attack by Islamic State on a Kurdish-run prison in the northern Syrian city of Al-Hasakah last ...

Kyrgyz Media Protest Arrest of Investigative Journalist

OSH, KYRGYZSTAN - Kyrgyz media have condemned the arrest by Kyrgyzstan authorities of an investigative journalist the U.S. State Department ...

Urban conflicts caused devastation in several countries including Afghanistan, Libya: India at UNSC

New York [US], January 26 (ANI): Raising concern about the resurgence of armed conflicts around the world, India on Tuesday ...

IMF downgrades 2022 global growth forecast to 4.4 pct amid Omicron surge

© Provided by Xinhua Growth will slow as economies grapple with supply disruptions, higher inflation, record debt and persistent uncertainty, ...

A national holiday where murder and enslavement are celebrated

Millions celebrate Australia Day, held annually on January 26 to mark the arrival of the first fleet of British colonialists ...

Djokovic set for swift return

The world number one will reportedly be back on court three weeks after the Australian Open finishesExiled Australian Open champion ...

Khabib signs UFC legend Sonnen as pundit

Eagle FC has secured the services of MMA icon Chael Sonnen as a commentator and analyst, the promotion has confirmedNewly-turned ...

Chairman of notorious spyware firm quits amid major snooping row

The departure comes after recent allegations that Pegasus software was being used to monitor domestic dissidents since 2013More alleged victims ...

NATO chief tells if bloc will send combat troops to Ukraine

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO will not send combat troops to Ukraine, but no compromise on bloc's expansionNATO is ...

BSF's capabilities has sharpened, not demolished following extension of jurisdiction: IG, BSF

By Tarak SarkarSiliguri (West Bengal) [India], January 26 (ANI): Border Security Force Inspector General of North Bengal Frontier Ajai Singh ...

Emerging economies to experience more pain when developed world raises interest rates: IMF

Washington [US], January 26 (ANI/Sputnik): Emerging economies that face inflationary pressure as they come out of the coronavirus pandemic are ...

Hungarian Post issues stamp for Chinese Year of Tiger

© Provided by Xinhua Hungary has issued stamps commemorating the Chinese New Year for nine consecutive years. It was the ...

Rix.gg pause Valorant Thunder project

Rix.gg announced on Tuesday that the organization is pausing its Valorant Thunder project "for the foreseeable future." The UK-based esports ...

Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech blessed with baby boy

New Delhi [India], January 26 (ANI): Yuvraj Singh and wife Hazel Keech have been blessed with a baby boy, the ...

COVID-19 can't be eradicated but vaccines, drugs can change things, says Harvard Immunologist Dr Pillai

By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi [India], January 26 (ANI): Covid-19 will become endemic and we can't eradicate it, said a prominent ...

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Small terrorist groups active in Pakistan after Taliban's success

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid admitted on Saturday that there has been an increase in terror attacks in ...

India refuses to buy Nepali power produced by Chinese equipment

KATHMANDU, Nepal - As Nepal's private sector prepares to sell electricity in India's power exchange market, its southern neighbor has ...

Centre, J-K govt to collaborate for next generation administrative reforms

New Delhi [India], January 25 (ANI) Central government's Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and the government of ...

State Department Releases Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated human trafficking, the U.S. State Department said in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report released ...

Squadron Leader Suraj Nair conferred with Vayu Sena Medal

New Delhi [India], January 25 (ANI): Squadron Leader Suraj Nair is conferred with the award of Vayu Sena Medal for ...

Students in Bihar protest against Railway Board's NTPC exam results, set train on fire in Bihar's Arrah

Arrah (Bihar) [India], January 26 (ANI): Students protesting against the alleged irregularities in Railway Recruitment Board's exam allegedly set a ...

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