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South Korean offshore wind farm to power nearly 6 million homes

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea will build the world's largest floating offshore wind farm, calling it one of the cornerstones ...


Tim Paine backs Steve Smith for Test captaincy

Sydney [Australia], May 13 (ANI): Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has come out in support of Steve Smith as he ...


China exploited pandemic to promote global image

Brussels [Belgium], May 13 (ANI): The coronavirus pandemic has become an opportunity for Communist China to promote its image in ...


China will have 9 mln new college graduates this year

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- China is expected to have 9.09 million new graduates from the ...


Proteas slip to a lowly 7th on ICC Test rankings

The Proteas have slipped down a spot to seventh position on the ICC Test rankings.In the International Cricket Council's (ICC) ...


The 2021-22 budget has added salt to universities' COVID wounds

The federal government's budget announcements this week included nothing new for universities - an industry hit particularly hard by the ...


Big-spending 'recovery budget' leaves universities out in the cold

The 2021 federal budget has largely ignored the plight of Australian universities. The forward estimates even point to an overall ...


What is the Moderna COVID vaccine? Does it work, and is it safe?

Overnight, Boston-based pharmaceutical company Moderna announced a new supply agreement with Australia for 25 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.The ...


LandBank unveils mobile savings account opening service

CALOOCAN CITY, May 13 (PIA) -- Clients can now successfully open a savings account with Land Bank of the Philippines ...


India retain top spot in Test team rankings, NZ at 2nd

Dubai [UAE], May 13 (ANI): The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) finalists India and New Zealand are the top two ...


Australia got distracted by Team India's 'sideshows': Paine

Sydney [Australia], May 13 (ANI): Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has indicated that his side was distracted by Team India ...


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South Korean offshore wind farm to power nearly 6 million homes

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea will build the world's largest floating offshore wind farm, calling it one of the cornerstones ...

Sports Ministry to give 5 lakh to families of hockey stars

New Delhi [India], May 13 (ANI): Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on Thursday announced Rs ...

Pak FM says no to US military bases on its soil

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 13 (ANI): Amid the final drawdown of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan, Pakistan has made it ...

LandBank unveils mobile savings account opening service

CALOOCAN CITY, May 13 (PIA) -- Clients can now successfully open a savings account with Land Bank of the Philippines ...

First Person: God save us from famine

The conflict in Yemen forced Asia El-Sayeed Ali and her family from her home in Aden's Al Tawahi district, where ...

upGrad launches Study Abroad Program

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 13 (ANI/BusinessWire India): With its commitment to deliver quality transnational education, upGrad, South Asia's largest higher ...

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Defective roof clips cause Ford to recall 661,000 Explorers

DETROIT, Michigan: Acting on the request of federal regulators in the United States, American automaker Ford Motor will recall 661,000 ...

U.S. oil pipeline shutdown could cause jump in prices

WASHINGTON D.C.: Supply disruptions caused by the shutdown at Colonial Pipeline---the country's top fuel pipeline network---could result in prices rising ...

California population falls by 182,000; largest loss in 100 years

SACRAMENTO, California: For the first time in 120 years, California's population declined last year.The state lost 182,083 people during 2020, ...

Slovakia awaiting test results before purchasing Russian Covid vaccine

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Following successful testing in a Hungarian lab, Slovakia will discuss the purchase of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus ...

Elections in Scotland makes likely referendum on independence from UK

EDINBURGH, Scotland: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon promised to move forward with a new independence referendum after the pro-independence Scottish ...

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Shares in Asia plummet with Japanese index losing 2.50 percent

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks across Asia tumbled on Thursday, following major losses on Wall Street overnight, on the back ...


Israel-South Korea trade pact seeks to boost trade, investment

JERUSALEM, Israel: Israel and South Korea are preparing to enter a free trade agreement this week to eliminate customs duties, ...


U.S. TSA says 1.6 million travel thru airports in single day high

WASHINGTON D.C.: Some 1.6 million passengers passed through U.S. airports on May 6, the largest number since March 2020.According to ...


Huge sell-of U.S. stocks continues, Dow plunges 682 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks shattered on Wednesday, for the second day in a row as U.S. Labor ...


Free Covid shots at Empire State, Central Park for returning tourists

NEW YORK CITY, New York: To encourage the return of tourists, New York City will be offering Covid vaccines at ...


Cautious opening of UK approaches; restaurants, pubs to serve indoors

LONDON, England: The new easing of Covid restrictions will allow the British public to be served inside pubs and even ...


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