Thu, 13 May 2021

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 ...

After 14 months, Georgia Supreme Court to resume in-person sessions

ATLANTA, Georgia: The Georgia Supreme Court is to resume in-person court hearings for the first time in more than one ...

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 ...

S. Carolina to end unemployment checks, calls labor shortage severe

COLUMBIA, South Carolina - In a bid to end the state's labor shortage, Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all state ...

EU, Pfizer sign agreement to purchase 1.8 billion doses of vaccine

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has signed a contract to purchase up to 1.8 billion additional Covid vaccine doses from ...

Swiss auction of 100 carat diamond could bring $20 million

GENEVA , Switzerland: A diamond valued at nearly $20 million is to be auctioned in Switzerland within days. The 100 ...

U.S. tracking China rocket section reentering Earth orbit

WASHINGTON D.C.: Sections of a Chinese rocket are expected to reenter Earth's atmosphere this month.While the sections are being tracked ...

1913 menu found in British cafe remodel

LIVERPOOL, England: A 108 year-old menu has been discovered by workers who were renovating a cafe in England.While working on ...

China's PLA poses risk to antivirus software supply chain

Maryland [US], May 13 (ANI): A US-based cybersecurity company recently found out that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has purchased ...

Embassy Group makes strategic investment in Pi Labs Fund 3

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]/ London [UK], May 13 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Embassy Group, one of India's largest real estate conglomerates, has joined ...

Central Luzon eyes quick, sustained economic recovery

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, May 13 (PIA) -- Central Luzon is eyeing a quick and sustained economic recovery to ...

Xinhua Photo Daily | May 13, 2021

BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

HCC-KEC JV wins Rs 1,147 crore Chennai Metro order

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 13 (ANI): Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) in a joint venture with KEC International has been awarded ...

Hyundai Transys to develop new technology

Seoul [South Korea], May 13 (ANI/Global Economic): Hyundai Transys announced on Wednesday that it developed the world's first "all-wheel drive ...

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 ...

Fitch projects quick rebound for Bhutan's economy

Singapore, May 13 (ANI): Fitch Solutions has revised its real GDP growth forecasts for Bhutan to minus 2.4 per cent ...

Kent Cricket sign Qais Ahmad for T20 Blast, County games

London [UK], May 13 (ANI): Kent Cricket has announced the signing of Afghanistan spinner Qais Ahmad for the entire T20 ...

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 ...

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) ...

SA Rugby boss Mark Alexander on challenges of 2021: 'No play, no pay'

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says the organisation's rights partners will not be as "sympathetic" in 2021 as they were ...

Prolonged US Inflation Remains Unlikely, Experts Say

Americans old enough to remember the United States' last experience with an extended bout of sharply rising inflation probably associate ...

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 ...

How can the world help India - and where does that help need to go?

India is in the grip of an unprecedented second wave of COVID-19.Official data suggests new cases have crossed 400,000 per ...

Serbisyo Caravan reaches distant village in Quinapondan, E. Samar

BORONGAN CITY, May 13 (PIA)-Despite the muddy and slippery trail to distant Brgy. San Isidro, Quinapondan town, the Serbisyo Caravan ...

How snake fangs evolved to perfectly fit their food

Few structures in nature inspire more fear and fascination than the fangs of venomous snakes.These needle-like teeth are used by ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nadal off to winning start in 10th Italian Open title bid

Rafael Nadal opened his attempt to win a 10th Italian Open title on Wednesday with a straight sets victory over ...

Israeli-Palestinian Violence Draws Biden Back to Middle East

U.S. President Joe Biden is under pressure to address the spiraling violence between Israel and Palestinians, as fresh rounds of ...

Infra major KEC wins new orders of Rs 1,514 crore

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 13 (ANI): Infrastructure major KEC International has secured new orders of Rs 1,514 crore across various ...

Lyla Blanc: An Indian perfume brand reaching new heights

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 13 (ANI/NewsVoir): There are only a handful brands that are Indian and have made it out ...

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 ...

Archer poised for County Championship comeback with Sussex

Sussex [UK], May 13 (ANI): England pacer Jofra Archer is set to make a comeback as he could play his ...

Ventilators, oxygen cylinders arrive in India from Europe

New Delhi [India], May 13 (ANI): An aircraft carrying 176 ventilators from Germany, 324 oxygen cylinders from Finland, and 10 ...

PrayForEveryone: Prayer by Cycle Pure Agarbathi goes viral

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 13 (ANI/NewsVoir): Cycle Pure Agarbathi's initiative to PrayForEveryone, a short video with a universal prayer has ...

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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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