Fri, 05 Mar 2021

New York to allow weddings to begin March 15, some restrictions apply

ALBANY, New York: New York's new coronavirus-period dance rules will allow some dancing at parties. The state said that when ...

Repairing roads, bridges to be focus of White House, says officials

WASHINGTON D.C.: Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, President Joe Biden and other lawmakers are establishing the foundations ...

Black, brown communities targeted in Covid vaccination campaign

WASHINGTON DC - To boost vaccination rates among minorities, particularly Black and brown Americans, senior Biden administration officials say the ...

Justice Dept. to seek reversal of Texas eviction ruling

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Justice Department has announced it will appeal a court ruling that the federal prohibition on evictions ...

Biden press secretary says president seeks probe of NY Gov. Cuomo

WASHINGTON, DC - Following accusations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, White House press secretary Jen Psaki ...

No one hurt in Sunday's California quake

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Small earthquakes reaching magnitude 3.7 were felt along California's Central Coast after midnight on Sunday, according to ...

Fauci optimistic about effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON DC: Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would not hesitate to be inoculated with the ...

NFL denies that Disney's ABC, ESPN to sign broadcast deal

NEW YORK, New York: Following news reports that the National Football League (NFL) had signed a new agreement with Walt ...

U.S. CDC monitoring Ebola outbreak in Africa

WASHINGTON DC: Even as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring outbreaks of the Ebola virus in ...

Government says 48 million have received first vaccination

WASHINGTON DC: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that it has distributed 96,402,290 doses of Covid vaccines ...

In 227 to 200 vote, House approves bill to expand protected lands

WASHINGTON DC: An additional 3 million acres of land in the United States will come under federal protection following the ...

Reporting India: A review by Ambassador A R Ghanashyam

New Delhi [India], March 5 (ANI):A superb storyteller, he has also explained beautifully in the book the metamorphosis of the ...

Indian Army conducts competitions for youth in Budgam

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], March 5 (ANI): Keeping in mind the importance of sports and physical activity, the Indian ...

Update: China to pursue high-level opening-up

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will implement opening-up policies in a wider scope, broader areas ...

Mohammad Abbas signs two-month deal with Hampshire

Hampshire [UK], March 5 (ANI): Hampshire on Thursday announced the signing of Pakistan pacer Mohammad Abbas for the first two ...

ATP roundup: David Goffin falls short in Rotterdam

Sixth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium lost in the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Thursday in ...

Pres. Duterte: Vaccines are safe, key to reopen society

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine that arrived in the country Thursday night, March 4, ...

India at UNSC calls for probe into chemical weapons

New York [US], March 5 (ANI): India on Thursday (local time) called for an objective investigation into the alleged use ...

WHO to scrap interim report on probe into COVID-19 origins

Geneva [Switzerland], March 5 (ANI): A World Health Organization (WHO) team probing into the origins of coronavirus is planning to ...

Journalists Become Targets in Myanmar Violence

As security forces in Myanmar respond with greater force against protesters, journalists are being targeted or caught in the crossfire.The ...

US Tech Competition With China Draws Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON - This week a U.S.-government backed commission of technology experts completed a three-year review of the country's artificial intelligence ...

Galaxy adds Derrick Williams to help defense

The Los Angeles Galaxy will get some relief for their beleaguered defense, adding Ireland native Derrick Williams, a center back ...

US adds Myanmar ministries, army to trade blacklist

Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): As the pro-democracy protests in Myanmar continue to intensify despite the crackdown by the junta, ...

US, Britain Suspend Tariffs in Bid to Settle Aircraft Row

LONDON/WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday agreed to a four-month suspension of retaliatory tariffs imposed on British goods such ...

COVID vaccine weekly: a new race is emerging between variants and boosters

Updated versions of already authorised COVID-19 vaccines, tweaked to deal with new variants of the coronavirus, will not have to ...

UN expert demands UNSC to impose sanctions on Myanmar

Geneva [Switzerland], March 5 (ANI): United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar Thomas Andrews on Thursday (local time) urged the ...

How to build support for ambitious climate action in 4 steps

Canada and the United States are suddenly steeped in policy proposals to aggressively cut carbon emissions. In the face of ...

How to build support for ambitious climate action in four steps

Canada and the United States are suddenly steeped in policy proposals to aggressively cut carbon emissions. In the face of ...

Why we'll get COVID booster vaccines quickly and how we know they're safe

The United States' drug regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said last week COVID vaccines updated for variants won't ...

Humanitarian Crisis Worsens in Syria After Decade of War

GENEVA - Leaders of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement warn the suffering of millions of Syrians is ...

Roadside bomb attack on Yemen separatist forces kills three

A roadside bomb has killed three people and left several others injured in Yemen's Aden city.The roadside bomb struck a ...

Myanmar Embassy Staffers in US Join Country's Anti-Coup Movement

Five staff members at Myanmar's embassy in Washington said Thursday they have joined a movement against the country's military government ...

Scientists Push Back on DOJ Charges Against Harvard Professor

Forty academics have signed a letter in support of a Harvard University professor being prosecuted by the U.S. government on ...

Food Waste Problem Needs Better Data: UN Report

A lot of food is wasted around the world, and the United Nations says it needs better data to determine ...

Weekend Preview: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

William Byron's victory last week at Homestead-Miami Speedway was a huge career boost for the popular young Hendrick Motorsports driver ...

Twitter vs. TikTok: The new social media turf wars

After about a decade of stasis, big things are afoot in the world of social media.Audio chat app Clubhouse, newsletter ...

Covid-19: Pandor 'disgusted' by 'whining' about Cuban medical brigade

Dirco Minister Naledi Pandor is disgusted by the "whinging and whining" about the Cuban medical brigade.She said Cabinet decided to ...

Terrorism is an attack against human rights: India at UNHRC

Geneva [Switzerland], March 4 (ANI): Underlining that terrorism is an attack against human rights, India on Thursday said it has ...

Kwahu festival: insights into how Ghana could boost tourism potential

Over the past few decades the boundaries of tourism have grown to include festival, cultural and ecological attractions. But the ...

How men can support maternal health: lessons from Rwanda

Rwanda has seen an improvement in public health over the past 20 years. The maternal health field has benefited greatly ...

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Nevada governor backs plan for private cities owned by high tech

CARSON CITY, Nevada: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has proposed allowing technology companies specializing in blockchain technology to develop "Innovation Zones" ...

Bringing in staff, Walmart prepares to open financial services

Walmart has hired two former Goldman Sachs bankers to help run its new and unnamed fintech venture.Walmart hired Omer Ismail, ...

Nasdaq sell-off sparks tumble on Wall Street

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday, spurred on by rising bond yields. "There is a fork ...

Noting volatility caused by social media, SEC suspends 15 companies

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. securities regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has suspended trading in the securities of 15 ...

Facebook fined for using facial recognition, violating privacy laws

A California federal judge has issued the final approval of a $650 million Facebook class action privacy settlement, handing down ...

Slight growth in Irish manufacturing buoys business sector

DUBLIN, Ireland: Ireland's manufacturing sector grew slightly for the second consecutive month in February, after a major decline at the ...

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