Fri, 13 Dec 2019

Holy Sites to be off-limits for Gazan Christians this Christmas

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian territories - Israel announced Thursday that Christians in the Gaza Strip will be barred from visiting Holy cities ...

Iraqi government needs to start protecting its citizens

BAGHDAD, Iraq - As protests in Iraq enter their third month, the numbers of arrests, abductions, and killings of protesters ...

2 Australian boys die in hospital after volcano disaster

SYDNEY, Australia - Two Australian schoolboys severely injured in the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand on Monday have ...

Trump orders Jewish people to have ethnic categorization

WASHINGTON, DC - An executive order issued by President Donald Trump interpreting members of the Jewish religion as part of ...

Britain braces for third election in 4 years

LONDON, UK - With Britons heading to the polls on Thursday to vote in their third general election in under ...

Peace, justice and good will an elusive dream for Palestinians

Peace, Good Will and Joy on Earth at Christmas! But what does that mean for Palestine and Palestinians? Every year, ...

Democrats formally charge Trump with abuse of office

WASHINGTON - Leading House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, accusing him of ...

Intensive search underway for Chilean Air Force Hercules 130

SANTIAGO, Chile - There has been no sign of the Chilean Air Force C130 Hercules aircraft which went missing on ...

Rory McIlroy to join Tiger Woods in giving Saudi Arabia a miss

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Rory McIlroy is the latest top golfer to give Saudi Arabia a wide berth, despite being ...

FBI investigation into Trump campaign was intrusive, says Barr

WASHINGTON, DC - The FBI had little evidence to launch the investigation into the Trump presidential campaign, according to U.S. ...

EU Extends Sanctions On Russia For Role In Ukraine Conflict

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders on December 12 decided to prolong economic sanctions on Russia over the ongoing conflict in ...

The dangers of depicting Greta Thunberg as a prophet

She came from obscurity and ignited a global movement. Beginning with a small but persistent act of protest outside the ...

UP: Over 6,000 trees to be cut for Jewar Airport

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Over 6,000 trees will be cut down for the Jewar Airport in ...

Turning weeds into energy in Ethiopia

When Asha Abdikadir Ahmed used firewood to cook, it filled her restaurant with billowing clouds of smoke. But now, tossing ...

Unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Mali revealed in new report

Citing a recent report from the NGO Refugees International, Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told correspondents in New York that the ...

Telangana: 2 held with 14 kg gold from Hyderabad airport

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday seized a total of 14 kg of ...

Not child's play: the serious innovation behind toy making

Parents of young children will remember the Hatchimal frenzy of 2016, when a cute chick that hatches by itself took ...

US-Taliban Talks in Qatar Pause for a 'Few Days'

ISLAMABAD - The Afghan Taliban says it wrapped up nearly a week of peace negotiations Thursday with the United States ...

Vietnamese Dissident Who Died Behind Bars is Buried at Prison

A retired teacher who died in prison this week while serving a 13-year term for 'subversion' because of Facebook postings ...

Remembering The Formosa Incident in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 40 Years On

Democratic Taiwan, which was itself once ruled by a one-party authoritarian state under the nationalist Kuomintang (KMT), has been vocal ...

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Wall Street celebrates as indices hit new all-time highs

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks hit record highs on Thursday as reports circulated that the U.S. and China ...

Mkhwebane: Lowlight of the year was ConCourt personal costs order

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reflected on the work her office has done this past year, saying it received positive ...

European Central Bank Chief Sees Slowdown Bottoming Out

FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Central banks in the United States and Europe say they've done their part to help the economy ...

Brazil's benchmark interest down to 4.5% a year

For the fourth consecutive time, the Brazilian Central Bank lowered the economy's benchmark interest rate. Its committee unanimously decided to ...

Sensex, Nifty close on positive note led by metals and banks

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 12 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices mirrored global sentiment and extended gains after making a positive start ...

Inventor of Bar Code Dies at 94

George Laurer, who invented the universal product code, has died at his home in North Carolina. He was 94.The UPC ...

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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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