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Republicans ratchet up anti-China rhetoric with TikTok ban

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump is banning the use of the TikTok app, widely used by Americans particularly ...

How TikTok got caught in the crosshairs of US-China politics

Donald Trump's threat to ban TikTok, a video sharing app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, on August 1 is only the ...

What makes a state a state? Why places like Kosovo live in limbo

If we look at a map, the world appears neatly organised into a patchwork of states. They are clearly named ...

View from The Hill: Rumour, contagion and yet more bad Victorian records

A rumour that Victoria's high profile chief health officer Brett Sutton was quitting caused a flurry in state government circles ...

US Health Secretary to Visit Taiwan

TAIPEI - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan "in the coming days," a move that ...

Happy to resume full-fledged gym session: PV Sindhu

New Delhi [India], Aug 5 (ANI): Indian badminton player PV Sindhu on Wednesday expressed elation over being able to resume ...

North Korean Border City Rocked by Apparent Deadly Explosion

A series of explosions rocked a North Korean city near the border with China this week, according to multiple reports, ...

OWWA assists more than 2000 returning OFWs in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 5(PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) continues to assist returning overseas workers back home to their residences ...

China effectively contains COVID-19 epidemic in Urumqi, Dalian: official

A resident gives a thumb-up to volunteer Ekebar Emet from home in Tianshan District of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur ...

UN experts write to China on Panchen Lama

Geneva [Switzerland], Aug 5 (ANI): Five UN human rights experts and expert bodies have raised concerns with the Chinese government ...

Trust the trends and prepare your office for returning employees

If there has been one constant in the Covid-19 pandemic, it's been learning to trust trends. The same factors that ...

Phil Kearns to head Australia's 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

Two-time Rugby World Cup-winner Phil Kearns will lead Australia's bid to host the tournament in 2027, the sport's national governing ...

What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical that exploded in Beirut?

The Lebanese capital Beirut was rocked on Tuesday evening local time by an explosion that has killed at least 78 ...

Mike Pompeo speaks to Brunei FM, reaffirms US opposition to China

Washington [US], Aug 5 (ANI): US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Tuesday spoke with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan ...

Ishant Sharma reveals turning point of his life

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], August 5 (ANI): India pacer Ishant Sharma recalled an on-field incident that changed his perspective towards his ...

China wants to avoid confrontation with US over consulates closure

Washington DC [US], Aug 5 (ANI): Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said that Beijing hopes to avoid ...

15 dead, 11 missing in South Korea floods

Seoul [South Korea], Aug 5 (ANI): At least 15 people died and nearly a dozen others went missing in flash ...

Update: Chinese mainland reports 27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

A staff member conducts disinfection at a hospital in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Song ...

Sweden eschewed lockdowns. It's too early to be certain it was wrong

Sweden has become something of a cautionary tale for what happens when you attempt to tackle coronavirus without lockdowns.In The ...

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera's Office, Seize Computers

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on ...

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera's Office, Seize Computers

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on ...

'Looks like a terrible attack': US President Trump on Lebanon blast

Washington D.C. [US], Aug 5 (ANI): US President Donald Trump said that the explosion in Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, ...

US BLM Protests Drive Global Online Race Debate

LONDON - The May death of 46-year-old George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, and the subsequent protests across the ...

All member states ratify UN child labour convention

Every member state has ratified a United Nations convention banning the worst forms of child labour, the UN announced on ...

5 ways to get mental health help without having to talk on the phone

Access to mental health support has never been more important, as Melburnians are hit with a stage 4 lockdown and ...

Uyghurs, Tibetans protest against China's oppression

Hong Kong, August 4 (ANI): Political activists and leaders from China and its occupied territories have raised a voice against ...

Other countries might follow US actions on TikTok: China

Beijing [China], August 4 (ANI): China on Tuesday said the US should be wary of its decisions on acquiring ByteDance ...

Pompeo slams CCP's for prosecuting pro-democracy activists in US

Washington [US], Aug 5 (ANI): US condemns the Chinese Communist Party's attempt to prosecute pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, ...

Thirteen Grand Slam winners in U.S. Open draw

Thirteen Grand Slam singles champions headline the list of entries announced on Tuesday for the 2020 U.S. Open women's draw, ...

Talk of Banning TikTok Sparks Calls For A More Open Internet in China

Ongoing negotiations between Microsoft and Beijing-based software company ByteDance over the possible acquisition of the Chinese-owned video platform TikTok have ...

Tiger, McIlroy, Thomas grouped together for PGA Championship

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will play alongside the world's top-ranked player, Justin Thomas, in a star-studded grouping for the ...

Extreme heat in Japan leaves 6 killed, near 3,500 injured in one week

Tokyo [Japan], August 4 (Sputnik/ANI): Six people died and almost 3,500 others suffered health complications linked to extreme temperatures that ...

Even the PM's a fast bowler: Pakistan cricket's need for speed

To understand the culture of fast bowling in Pakistan, look no further than Imran Khan - once a feared quick, ...

US tests intercontinental ballistic missile

The United States on Tuesday successfully tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a launch directed from ...

China's Virus Testing Pledge Sparks DNA Fears in Hong Kong

Concerns are growing in Hong Kong that a mass coronavirus testing program could result in the DNA of Hongkongers being ...

Kazakh Activist Picketing Chinese Consulate In Almaty Detained

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Police in Kazakhstan's largest city have detained an activist who was picketing the Chinese Consulate in protest ...

Report: Iran Has Underreported COVID-19 Deaths

The Iranian government has drastically underreported data on coronavirus cases and deaths, according to state records secretly sent to the ...

Opinion: Why Pompeo leads Washington's China-bashing campaign

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 5, ...

Update: Market fairness a mere pretext used in Washington's TikTok ban

Video: Over the weeks, the Trump administration has repeatedly targeted TikTok, a video-sharing app owned by a Chinese tech company, ...

India, Russia discuss issues of interaction for SCO, RIC, BRICS meet

Moscow [Russia], August 4 (ANI): India and Russia on Tuesday discussed the issues that will be taken up between both ...

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Stocks in Asia have uneventful day, dollar gives up portion of gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia took a breather on Wednesday, despite a strong performance on Wall Street overnight.The U.S. ...

187 countries ratify convention protecting victims of child labor

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labor has been universally ratified. The International Labor ...

U.S. sharemarkets in upward trajectory, greenback eases

NEW YORK, New York - In a volatile day of trading, U.S. stocks managed a gain on Tuesday.Apple dominated with ...

$172 million defense department job goes to Hunstville, Alabama plant

SAN DIEGO, California - A subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, GATR Technologies, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $172 million ...

Thailand to get injection of $1.5bn from Asia Development Bank

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand ...

Technology provides communications for pair rowing across Atlantic

3,000 miles. 43 days. Two rowers. One boat.That was the challenge that Anna and Cameron McLean set themselves by taking ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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