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Seeking money for programming, Netflix raises monthly price to $15.49

LOS ANGELES, California: Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price from $13.99 to $15.49 per month in the United States. ...


Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...


Great excitement in Tokyo over newborn twin pandas

TOKYO, Japan: Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. However, ...


Outpacing industry, TSMC set for huge chip manufacturing expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a supplier of Apple, Qualcomm and other major tech companies, has ...


Britain warns MPs of Chinese agent seeking contacts in Parliament

LONDON, England: A rare warning by the UK's MI5 intelligence agency has revealed that a Chinese agent, Christine Ching Kui ...


Australian politicians gang up on Djokovic, want him out of country

MELBOURNE, NSW, Australia - The reputation of Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city was in tatters on Friday night after the sensational ...


Japan to close borders in February in bid to slow Omicron

TOKYO, Japan: Nearly all international travelers will be prohibited from entering Japan in February, in a bid to fight the ...


WhatsApp helps US govt spy on users, no questions asked

A search warrant from 2021 shows WhatsApp was ordered to track unidentified users for unknown reasonsWhatsApp was ordered by a ...


China Drops Plans to Sell Olympic Tickets as COVID Cases Rise

BEIJING, CHINA - China on Monday canceled plans to sell tickets to the public for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, ...


No Vaccine, No French Open for Djokovic as Rules Tighten

PARIS - Novak Djokovic risks being frozen out of tennis as he chases a record 21st Grand Slam title, with ...


Israeli Hospital: 4th Vaccination Does Not Prevent Spread of Omicron

WASHINGTON - Preliminary findings suggest that a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine does little to stave off infection from the ...


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Mountaineers to venture K2: Taiwanese female eyes record ascent

SAKARDU, Pakistan - A group of Sherpa mountaineers arrived in Pakistan to climb the world's second-highest mountain during the winter ...

Ivy: First female in history to complete hat-trick of becoming mayor

NARAYANGANJ, Bangladesh - The people of Narayanganj have elected Awami League nominee Selina Hayat Ivy to lead the city corporation ...

Pak Drug Regulatory Authority approves herbal drug's trial for Covid

KARACHI, Pakistan - On Monday, local health officials reported the successful conclusion of a clinical trial of Chinese traditional herbal ...

West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...

Carbon monoxide killed 23 tourists trapped in cars during snowstorm

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - The Murree tragedy, in which 23 people died after becoming stranded in their vehicles owing to severe ...

Revenue Department reports 35% tax drop compared to the previous year

YANGON, Myanmar - According to the latest annual report of the country's Internal Revenue Department (IRD), Myanmar's military junta has ...

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West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...

Suspicions on Russia as Ukraine websites suffer cyberattacks

KIEV, Ukraine: Many government websites in Ukraine have suffered cyberattacks, with the intruders posting the text, "Be afraid and wait ...

19 year-old Belgium completing solo flight round-the-world

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Zara Rutherford, a teenager from Belgium, is nearing the completion of a solo round-the-world flight. Rutherford, age 19, ...

FedEx asks US to let it install laser defenses to planes

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: FedEx is seeking permission to arm its cargo planes with defensive systems to thwart attacks by heat-seeking missiles. ...

Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...

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French ski season saved due to change in Covid rules for foreigners

PARIS, France: After Paris changed its travel restrictions, announcing that UK travellers would only need to present a negative Covid-19 ...


UK, India begin talks to expand trade

NEW DELHI, India: The first day of talks between the UK and India on a potential free trade agreement took ...


At auction, $3.3 million paid for single page of Spiderman comic

DALLAS, Texas: The original drawings of a single comic book page from a 1984 issue of Spiderman has sold for ...


Nikkei 225 advances more than two hundred points, Hang Seng slips

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly higher Monday, although the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lagged.The U.S. ...


Seeking money for programming, Netflix raises monthly price to $15.49

LOS ANGELES, California: Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price from $13.99 to $15.49 per month in the United States. ...


British energy company scolded by customers after sending warm socks

LONDON, England: The large British energy firm E.ON Next has delivered an apology after sending warm socks to 30,000 customers ...


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