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Families reunited after 2 years at Malaysia-Singapore land border

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia As buses of vaccinated Malaysians working in Singapore were ferried across the Causeway Bridge that connects the ...


Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...


US Congressmen, in Taiwan, pledge support in struggle against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan: U.S. lawmakers have made a surprise visit to Taiwan, in a bid to show support amidst Chinese threats ...


US Not Panicking Over China's Newfound Military Might

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - Top U.S. defense officials admit recent Chinese military advancements, including the test of a hypersonic weapon ...


Lithuania 'removed' from China's customs registry, exporters face issues

Taipei [Taiwan], December 4 (ANI): Lithuania -- the European nation which has been strengthening ties with Taiwan in recent days ...


Russian-Indian axis remains strong, isn't affected by third parties' pressure, says Moscow-based analyst

By RohitNew Delhi [India], December 4 (ANI): Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Delhi beginning Monday, a Moscow-based ...


Biden's promising what he cant deliver at his democracy summit

US President Joe Biden is hosting the political equivalent of a child's secret treehouse, warning off the growing number of ...


Indonesia's Volcano Spews Ash, Gas, Killing 1, Dozens Hurt

LUMAJANG, INDONESIA - The highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java spewed thick columns of ash, searing ...


South Korea Sets Daily Records for New Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more ...


Age-Old Feud Between Allies Poses Challenge to Biden's Asia Policy

WASHINGTON - In its attempts to revitalize trilateral cooperation with Japan and South Korea, the Biden administration is facing a ...


Taliban discusses humanitarian aid, trade with Chinese envoy in Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 4 (ANI): Taliban appointed foreign minister Amir Khan Motaqi on Saturday met the Chinese Ambassador to Kabul ...


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Ireland Senate resolution supports Taiwan independence, opposes China

Dublin, Ireland: The Irish Senate has unanimously passed a resolution seeking to expand Dublin's relations with Taipei, and voicing their ...

Pak-WI T20I series to start on December 13 in Karachi

LAHORE, Pakistan - The Pakistan Covid-19 watchdog, the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), has allowed a packed capacity audience ...

Ruling coalition in Nepal asks Rana to go on leave, depute acting CJ

KATHMANDU, Nepal - On Thursday, top leaders from the five ruling coalition partners decided that Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana ...

Families reunited after 2 years at Malaysia-Singapore land border

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia As buses of vaccinated Malaysians working in Singapore were ferried across the Causeway Bridge that connects the ...

Soldiers burn houses and barns, kill livestock in south of Kalay

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to the local residents, soldiers have torched roughly 20 houses and two barns in communities in ...

Bomb threat: Malaysian Airliner makes emergency landing in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Following a bomb threat on board, a Malaysia Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal ...

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US man sentenced to prison for buying luxury auto with Covid funds

HOUSTON, Texas: On Monday, a Texas man, Lee Price III, was sentenced to over nine years in prison after fraudulently ...

One-third sized Taj Mahal built by Indian as home for wife

NEW DELHI, India: An Indian man, Anand Prakash Chouksey, 52, has built a smaller replica of the famed 17th century ...

U.S. government writes off $2 billion in student loans

WASHINGTON D.C.: Earlier this month, the federal Education Department announced it is canceling another round of student loan payments, adding ...

Human Rights Watch: Taliban arrested, executed security forces

LONDON, England: The Taliban has executed dozens of members of the former government's security forces after the surrender of Afghanistan, ...

NATO chief: Countries should prepare for Russian incursion in Ukraine

RIGA, Latvia: Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, has warned that the American-led military alliance should be ...

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Brit Air halts Hong Kong flights as China forces crews to quarantine

LONDON, England: British Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong, after its crew members were reported to have been forced ...


Wall Street finishes week lower on poor jobs report and Omicron fears

NEW YORK, New York - U.S, stocks had a volatile day on Friday before all the major indices finished in ...


Experts say Ireland economy still 'fragile,' retail sales remain flat

DUBLIN, Ireland: Industry officials have said that they do not expect large jumps in retail spending to be seen before ...


Nissan head warns that Omicron Covid variant could harm auto industry

YOKOHAMA, Japan: The Covid Omicron variant of COVID-19 could add pressure to a chronic shortage of microchips used in car ...


Asian stocks make good gains, U.S. dollar drifts higher

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly higher on Friday as investors and traders took emerging news about ...


Seaya, Cathay Innovation to fund Latin American startups

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: The venture capital firms, Spain's Seaya Ventures and France's Cathay Innovation, have established a joint fund aimed ...


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