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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 ...

Xi Focus: Xi stresses developing traditional Chinese medicine

© Provided by Xinhua ZHENGZHOU, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central ...

China interested in cooperation with Russia in Arctic

Moscow [Russia], May 13 (ANI/Sputnik): Beijing, following Seoul, is showing interest in cooperation in the framework of the project to ...

Ashes likely to start on December 9, Perth to host final

Sydney [Australia], May 13 (ANI): The 2021-22 Ashes is likely to start from December 9 while Perth will host the ...

UN should urge Xinjiang Inquiry: Human Rights Watch

New York [US], May 13 (ANI): United Nations members should press the Chinese government to end its crimes against humanity ...

China: Mother calls for transparent probe into son's death

Beijing [China], May 13 (ANI): Thousands of Chinese people have voiced their anger and expressed their support to 'calls for ...

Two Chinese activists face punishment

Beijing [China], May 13 (ANI): Two Chinese activists, who faced a stringent crackdown for reporting on the early days of ...

China deletes over 2 million posts on 'historical nihilism'

Beijing [China], May 13 (ANI): China's internet regulator last week oversaw the deletion of more than 2 million posts containing ...

Veteran Uyghur advocate's sister confirmed dead

Beijing [China], May 13 (ANI): Amid China's increasing repression of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, the younger sister ...

Calls Grow at UN for China to Admit Rights Chief to Xinjiang

NEW YORK - Western nations and human rights groups Wednesday called on China to allow the U.N. human rights chief ...

China continued to restrict religious activities: US

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): The Chinese government in 2020 continued to assert control over religion and restrict the activities ...

IOC stands by Tokyo Games despite surging unpopularity, COVID cases

The International Olympic Committee expressed confidence on Wednesday that the Tokyo Games can be held safely this summer, despite growing ...

US sanctions Chinese official for human rights violations

Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): The US Department of State on Wednesday (local time) sanctioned a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ...

US Sanctions Chinese Official for Role in Religious Persecution

The United States has sanctioned a Chinese Communist Party official for involvement "in gross violations of human rights, namely the ...

Rahm dreams of Olympic golf but rules 'not making it easy'

Third-ranked Jon Rahm says he dreams of golfing in the Tokyo Olympics but Covid-19 safety regulations are making it tough ...

Serena Williams loses milestone match in Rome

Argentina's Nadia Podoroska shocked No. 8 seed Serena Williams 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the second round Wednesday at the Italian ...

Lessons from 2011 disaster help Toyota ride out chip shortage

The global microchip shortage dragging on the auto industry has put barely a dent in production at Toyota, thanks to ...

Shipment of emergency assistance from Japan reaches India

New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): Continuing with its support to India in its fight against the COVID-19 surge, Japan ...

Manufacturers in Pak demand curbs on scrap export China

Punjab [Pakistan], May 12 (ANI): Electric fan manufacturers in Gujranwala city of Punjab province, urged the government to impose a ...

China denies interfering in Bangladesh's foreign policy

Beijing [China], May 12 (ANI): China has denied interfering in Bangladesh's foreign policy after Beijing's envoy in Dhaka, Li Jiming, ...

Taiwan chides China for 'shameless lies' over WHO access

Taipei [Taiwan], May 12 (ANI): Taiwan has criticised China for its "shameless lies" as tensions have escalated over Beijing blocking ...

'We decide our foreign policy', insists Bangladesh FM Momen

Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 12 (ANI): Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday reacted sharply to comments from China's ambassador ...

Why Some Americans Are Leaving California for Texas

LOS ANGELES - The two most populous states in the United States, California and Texas, have long competed to attract ...

China hounds Xinjiang data collectors

Russian-American researcher Gene Bunin got early notice that his Xinjiang Victims Database had angered China when Beijing blocked the website ...

Albanese promises support for young entrepreneurs to develop startups

A Labor government would provide support for aspiring young entrepreneurs to spend a business-focused year working with a university or ...

Treaas: Market rehab to boost income of vendors

ILOILO CITY, May 12 (PIA) --- The proposed rehabilitation of the public markets in Iloilo City will help boost the ...

Greg Chappell talks about Dravid's impact

Melbourne [Australia], May 12 (ANI): Former Australia skipper Greg Chappell believes that Rahul Dravid picked the Aussie brains and implemented ...

DPP denounced for obstructing Taiwan people from seeking jobs on mainland

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday condemned the Democratic Progressive Party ...

COVID Variant First Detected in India Spreads to Nearly 50 Countries

A day after declaring the COVID-19 variant first detected in India as one of global concern, the World Health Organization ...

Taiwan DPP criticized for its refusal of mainland vaccines

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday criticized the Democratic Progressive Party ...

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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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