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Calif. desalination plant to begin construction in 2022

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California: In a bid to develop a major source of water for drinking and irrigation, California appears poised ...

Amid surge, Thailand opens first Covid airport hospital in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand has opened an 1,800 bed field hospital for Covid patients in a cargo warehouse at Bangkok's Don ...

Gambling on regaining majority, Canada's Trudeau to hold elections

OTTAWA, Canada: Reports from Canada say Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will schedule snap elections in September, two years ahead ...

20-year old youth shot deal by Israeli soldiers during teen's funeral

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - A 20-year old Palestinian youth was shot dead by Israeli army soldiers on Thursday as he attended ...

Jump in Covid variant forces U.S. to keep borders closed to visitors

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Due to the spread of the Covid Delta variant, the United States will not lift the existing travel ...

Blinken meets representative of Tibet government in exile in India

NEW DELHI, India: China is expected to deliver an angry response to a meeting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ...

Hong Kong man found guilty under HK security law, 115 others charged

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has convicted the first person for terrorism and inciting secession, as defined by its new national ...

Palestinian boy, 12, dies after being shot by Israeli troops

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - A 12-year old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli army soldiers in the West Bank, ...

Aussie troops to bolster NSW police enforcement of Covid restrictions

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Hundreds of Australian Army soldiers are to be deployed to the streets of Sydney in a ...

Bezos says Blue Origin will cover $2 billion lunar mission costs

SEATTLE, Washington: Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos has offered to pay up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the ...

China makes breakthrough in women's rugby sevens at Tokyo Olympics

© Provided by Xinhua TOKYO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese women's rugby sevens team made history by finishing seventh ...

China changes Olympic table tennis team roster as injured Liu withdraws

© Provided by Xinhua Chinese table tennis team announces roster change as Liu Shiwen withdrawn with a recurring elbow injury ...

WHO members oppose politicization of COVID-19 origin tracing: media

© Provided by Xinhua "So what we want to do for all parties, and everybody is calling for this, there's ...

Sugar-laden truck fell into sea at Karachi port

Karachi [Pakistan], August 1 (ANI): A container truck carrying 780 sugar bags fell into the sea at Karachi port after ...

Lawmakers Seek to Curb Chinese Ownership of US Farmland

U.S. politicians are seeking to restrict Chinese purchases of American farmland amid fears that such purchases - while so far ...

States Push to Charge Packagers for Recycling, but Industry Fights

PORTLAND - States across the U.S. are looking to adopt new recycling regimes that require producers of packaging to pay ...

How 1930s Reporter From Missouri Became China's Ideal Journalist

Nearly 50 years after his death, a Missouri journalist who covered the early years of the Chinese Communist Party is ...

Blinken to participate in 5 ASEAN ministerial meetings

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will take part in five online ministerial meetings within ...

Centre, Sindh government engage in war of words

Sindh [Pakistan], August 1 (ANI): The Sindh government has requested the Pakistan federal government not to politicise the lockdown issue ...

Ship Rescues Nearly 200 Migrants Off Libya

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - The Ocean Viking on Saturday rescued 196 migrants off Libya, the humanitarian ship's operator said.It first picked ...

Pajaree Anannarukarn shares lead at ISPS Handa World Invitational

Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand shot a 7-under-par 66 on Saturday to vault into a three-way tie for the lead of ...

Turkey Evacuates Panicked Tourists by Boat From Wildfires

ISTANBUL - Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to ...

Olympic athletes describe the power of sport to change the world

Leading athletes, influencers and innovators have been sharing their thoughts on the role that sport can play in building a ...

Pakistan defy rampant Pooran to edge West Indies by seven runs

Pakistan's versatile bowling attack did just enough to restrain a rampant Nicholas Pooran and come away with a seven-run victory ...

Taliban Assault Major Afghan Cities as US Troops Exit

ISLAMABAD - Government forces in Afghanistan battled a major assault Saturday by Taliban insurgents on Lashkar Gah, the capital of ...

Union attempt to keep Fire winless on road

The Philadelphia Union will seek a return to their winning ways when they begin a busy stretch of the schedule ...

Lions show Boks respect, clap SA off the field after 2nd Test battle

Following a fierce battle that threatened to boil over, the British & Irish Lions paid respect to the Springboks at ...

Switzerland's Bencic Takes Gold in Women's Tennis at Tokyo

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland captured the women's tennis gold medal in the singles tournament Saturday at the Summer Olympics in ...

Nupur pens appreciation post for Kriti Sanon

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Kriti Sanon's younger sister Nupur Sanon shared a long and emotional post on Instagram ...

Wicked plans of Pakistan for August 5

By Dr Amjad Ayub MirzaGlasgow [UK], July 31 (ANI): Twitter handle Hidden Roots has exposed a whole range of anti-India ...

Leach says England back Stokes over mental health break

England spinner Jack Leach insisted on Saturday the whole squad are behind teammate Ben Stokes after it was announced the ...

The COMPLETE list of Russian tsars, emperors and presidents

From the founders of the Moscow Tsardom to the current President.The Rurikid dynasty, which ruled the Russian lands from circa ...

Bingjiao not easy player, Sindhu has to concentrate: Father

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 31 (ANI): PV Sindhu's father PV Ramana feels the ace Indian shuttler wasn't able to come ...

Centre reviews COVID-19 situation in ten states

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): The Centre on Saturday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in ten states that are witnessing ...

INS Sumedha embarks on with Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebration

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): To commemorate 50 years of India's triumph over Pakistan in the 1971 war, INS ...

Understand climate change to prepare for future

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): Of all the creatures on Earth, humans manipulate their environments the most. But, how far ...

Hungarian Nurses Demand Better Pay To Slow Exodus

Several thousand nurses gathered in Budapest on July 31 to demand better pay and working conditions in Hungary's ailing public ...

Matt Dawson warns Lions to beware 'possessed' Springboks

Matt Dawson has told the British & Irish Lions to be prepared to go to a "new place" mentally if ...

Percy Tau scores first goal for Brighton in pre-season friendly

Bafana Bafana international Percy Tau scored his first goal for English Premiership side Brighton in a pre-season friendly against Luton ...

South Africa says $750bn a year needed for climate goals

Countries at the COP26 UN should target mobilising $750 billion a year to support climate goals, according to Environment, Forestry ...

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UPS shares fall to lowest in 3 months as e-commerce declines

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Shares of United Parcel Service (UPS) fell to its lowest in three months on July ...

Worldwide semiconductor chip shortage to hit manufacturing of iPhones

CUPERTINO, California: Apple Inc said this week that the global chip shortage could soon affect iPhone production, with declining revenue ...

Walmart to pay for employees' college tuition, cost of books

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas: Retailer Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., has announced it will cover the full cost of ...

U.S. stocks slip on Amazon revenue forecasts

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell across the board on Friday with Amazon a stand-out for sellers. The ...

Amazon says it will not accept bitcoin for online payments

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon.com denied media reports on July 26 that the company was considering accepting bitcoins as a form of ...

In major move, Intel to build Qualcomm chips, full production by 2025

SANTA CLARA, California: Hoping to regain its lead by 2025 and catch up to rivals, such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...

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