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All Lebanon would round on Israel if it caused blast, says Nasrallah

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah leader Sayed Hassan Nasrallah announced on Friday that Israel will pay a heavy ...

FBI ushers in robotic age, two billion pages to be stored

WINCHESTER, Virginia - The FBI's robots have arrived in Virginia. And they're ready to be fed.Inside the Bureau's cavernous new ...

Trump and Republicans smart as Foxes, and cunning as Mice

Trump and Republicans are smart as Foxes and cunning as Mice. All hail the Mouse King.As the pace of the ...

Trump stuns with diplomatic breakthrough, UAE and Israel form pact

ABU DHABI, UAE - A phone call by U.S. President Donald Trump clinched what is being described as an 'historic ...

3 dozen rights experts demand accountability for catastrophic blast

The catastrophic blast which led to the deaths of more than 200 in Beirut on 4 August, has prompted more ...

Perth man allegedly stole from dead girlfriend's bank accounts

PERTH, Western Australia - A 28-year-old man was scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrate's Court on Friday over allegations he ...

NYC man who was on way to join Pakistani terrorist group sentenced

NEW YORK CITY, New York - A man who was arrested as he was about to board a plane at ...

WFP in rush to supply Lebanese capital with emergency food supplies

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The World Food Programme (WFP) is racing to prevent food shortages in Lebanon as the country continues ...

Rush, but not race, to develop coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come ...

'Eternally proud' former Scotland skipper John Barclay retires

Former Scotland captain John Barclay announced his retirement as a player on Saturday saying he is "eternally proud" to have ...

MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

He holds the record for most international matches as captain, 332, and his 195 international stumpings is also the most ...

Malawi President Pardons Prisoners to Reduce COVID-19 Spread

BLANTYRE - Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera pardoned 499 inmates Friday as part of an effort to deal with COVID-19 inside ...

Nationals righty Strasburg lands on 10-day IL

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 10-day injured list for a lingering nerve issue with his throwing hand, ...

How the Abraham Accord Might Impact the Middle East

WHITE HOUSE - From behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office Thursday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a ...

Lebanese Children Struggling to Recover from Beirut Blast Take Charge

GENEVA - Many of the young people affected by the explosion that has decimated Lebanon's capital Beirut are working to ...

Lukashenka Discusses Protests With Putin As Pressure On Him Mounts

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has discussed the mass street protests rocking his country with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Belarusian state ...

Lukashenka Says Wants To Talk To Putin Amid Minsk Protests

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says he wants to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin, warning that street protests against his ...

Female Afghan Peace Negotiator Survives Assassination Bid

ISLAMABAD - Officials in Afghanistan said Saturday a prominent female peace negotiator had survived an assassination attempt ahead of U.S.-brokered ...

US, Poland Sign Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

The United States and Poland signed a recently negotiated Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) Saturday in Warsaw.Secretary of State Michael ...

Israel-UAE peace deal draws mixed reactions

The Tel Aviv Municipality Hall is illuminated with the colors of the national flag of the United Arab Emirates in ...

Solve for India, sell to the world: Digital India Foundation

New Delhi [India], Aug 15 (ANI): Co-founder and head of Digital India Foundation Arvind Gupta said the country is poised ...

Baltic States Urge New Election In Belarus, Call For EU Sanctions

The prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have called on Belarus to conduct a new, 'free and fair' vote ...

AAI celebrates 74th Independence Day with precautions amid COVID-19

New Delhi [India], August 15 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Saturday celebrated the 74th Independence Day with ...

U.S. loses Iran arms embargo bid at UN

PanARMENIAN.Net - The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran as Russian ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 15)

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

Former Blitzboks skipper Kyle Brown chats to Sport24

Kyle Brown: On the Sevens front, the best I played with were one of our playmakers. It would be a ...

South Korea Ready to Talk with Japan Over Historic Disputes

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday expressed his country's readiness to discuss with Japan historic disputes that continue to ...

How the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Went Global

WASHINGTON - Until recently, the fringe conspiracy theory known as QAnon was largely an American phenomenon - a fringe belief ...

Chinese envoy extends Independence Day greetings to India

Beijing [China], August 15 (ANI): Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong on Saturday extended greetings to India on 74th Independence ...

Minorities seek answers from Pakistan as many continue to disappear

By Reena BhardwajWashington [US], August 15 (ANI): Just four days ago Sarang Joyo went missing from his home in Karachi. ...

MLB roundup: Yankees' Cole posts 20th straight win

Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings to win his 20th straight decision and the New York Yankees remained unbeaten in ...

PCA secretary asks Yuvraj Singh to come out of retirement

Mohali (Punjab) [India], Aug 15 (ANI): Puneet Bali, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) secretary, has requested former India all-rounder Yuvraj ...

Bid of US Fails to Get Extension of UN Arms Embargo on Iran

NEW YORK - The United States failed Friday to get an extension of an expiring U.N. arms embargo against Iran, ...

China Expanding Digital Currency Pilot Program

China will dramatically expand its pilot program for digital currency to include all major large cities, the country's Commerce Ministry ...

What is V-J Day

Q: What is V-J Day?A: V-J Day, or Victory Over Japan Day, is the day Japan surrendered to the Allies ...

Meet the heroes defusing WWII bombs in Hong Kong

Bomb disposal officer of Hong Kong police's explosive ordnance disposal bureau Suryanto Chin-chiu talks in Hong Kong, south China, Aug. ...

Barcelona have a lot of problems: Frenkie de Jong

Lison [Portugal], Aug 15 (ANI): After witnessing 8-2 drubbing against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Barcelona's ...

Sixers get off to hot start in rout of Rockets

Tobias Harris paired 18 points with seven rebounds in 24 minutes while Joel Embiid added 14 points and six rebounds ...

'Vocal for local should become mantra for every Indian': PM Modi

New Delhi [India], Aug 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the mindset of free India should ...

Profile: Zhang Dingyu, hero doctor fighting ALS and coronavirus

President of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital Zhang Dingyu (Front, L) sees off members of a medical team from Shanghai at Wuhan ...

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Ireland's goods imports and exports recovering after Covid-19 dip

DUBLIN, Ireland Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's goods imports and exports showed a month-on-month recovery in the second quarter of ...

Mixed day on Wall Street, Dow the only gainer

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks meandered in and out of positive territory on Friday and ended up with ...

Companies from China seek to list in U.S. despite trade tensions

NEW YORK, New York, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- This year has seen many U.S. stock market listings by Chinese companies ...

Stocks in Asia move higher, but Hong Kong markets drift

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were on the rise on Friday, while the U.S. dollar was mixed. Only the ...

Home prices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen rise slightly

BEIJING, Cina Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's housing market remained stable overall in July, with home prices in 70 major ...

Dublin business targeted in major international fraud

DUBLIN, Ireland - An Garda Sochna's economic bureau has foiled a mutli-million euro invoice redirect fraud. On Tuesday the Bank ...

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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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