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South American countries seek to lay Internet cable to Asia

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil plans to join a Chile-led project to lay a fiber optic cable connecting South America and Asia, ...

Amazon court win defeats EU drive to tax corporations

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In a setback to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's campaign against preferential deals, Amazon won its fight against an ...

Masks can be removed for vaccinated Americans, says CDC

ATLANTA, Georgia: Americans will no longer need to wear face masks if they are fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for ...

Israeli police attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque blamed for violence outbreak

JERUSALEM - Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers ...

Following cyber attack on pipeline, Biden acts to stop online hacking

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses.This follows recent high-profile incidents that ...

Online out-of-state purchases to now be taxed in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: The legislature passed bills on May 12 to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on ...

N.Y. university students required to be vaccinated before enrolling

NEW YORK CITY, New York: The 435,000 students enrolled at the State University of New York and the City University ...

U.S. citizens abroad protest embassies not providing Covid vaccines

WASHINGTON D.C.: Overseas Americans are urging U.S. officials to make Covid vaccinations available to them at U.S. embassies. As the ...

Israeli army ratchets up artillery barrages and aerial bombings

Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket ...

New observation deck in New York's 4th tallest building to open

NEW YORK CITY, New York: An observation deck atop a newly built New York skyscraper will provide unmatched views of ...

All U.S. residents age 12 and up to be eligible for Covid vaccinations

WASHINGTON D.C.: As the rate of Covid infections continues to decline in the United States, regulators have approved the use ...

Biden warns unemployed that they will lose benefits if not working

WASHINGTON D.C.: Amid criticism that the generous COVID-19 unemployment benefits rolled out in March are keeping Americans from accepting new ...

Melia, Georgian opposition leader, free from jail with EU help

TBILISI, Georgia: Opposition leader Nika Melia was released from jail this week. Melia's jailing had been seen as a largely ...

Eng vs NZ: Williamson, Jamieson to arrive in UK later today

Auckland [New Zealand], May 17 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday informed that the majority of the Kiwi Test ...

Death toll nears 200 in Gaza Strip

Jerusalem [Israel] May 17, (ANI): Israeli warplanes have continued air strikes at several locations of Gaza City early morning with ...

Study on avoiding heart attacks in middle aged womena

Sophia Antipolis [France], May 17 (ANI): Women with mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s have a two-fold risk ...

4526 fishing boat of Maharashtra, 2258 boat of Gujarat safe

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard has informed that 4526 fishing boats of Maharashtra and 2258 ...

Adam Duvall HR lifts Marlins over Dodgers

Adam Duvall hit a three-run home run and also threw out a runner at home plate from right field as ...

Taliban open to Istanbul summit but wants talks in Doha

Doha [Qatar] May 17 (ANI): Amid the final drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban has agreed to begin ...

Qatari Foreign Minister, US State Secretary discuss

Doha [Qatar], May 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has held phone talks with US State Secretary ...

Mideast in Pictures: Anti-Israeli protests across Mideast

© Provided by Xinhua CAIRO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Protests have been held in many of the Muslim countries across ...

Alex Bowman breezes to win in Dover

Alex Bowman used a hyper-fast pit stop during a caution with 99 laps to go to take the lead from ...

Airstrikes kill dozens more in Gaza, and U.N. Security Coun

Gaza [Palestine] May 17 (ANI):United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Sunday that hostilities in Israel ...

Shahid Jameel quits as Chairperson of INSACOG

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Senior virologist Shahid Jameel on Sunday resigned as the chairman of scientific advisory group ...

Dodgers SS Corey Seager (hand) out at least a month

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be sidelined at least a month with a broken bone in his right ...

Rafael Nadal tops Novak Djokovic for 10th Rome title

Rafael Nadal weathered a mid-match charge from rival Novak Djokovic on Sunday to win the Internazionali BNL d'Italia championship for ...

Mideast in Pictures: Ugly face of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

© Provided by Xinhua GAZA/JERUSALEM, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continued to escalate over the weekend, showing its ...

Nadal beats Djokovic to win 10th Rome title

"It's amazing I have this trophy in my hands for a 10th time, something impossible to imagine," said the world ...

Second wave of COVID attributed to double-mutant strain

Chandigarh [India], May 16 (ANI): The PGIMER on Sunday confirmed that the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the second ...

Anti-coup rebels say six dead in Myanmar clashes

About half a dozen rebels have been killed after days of clashing in Myanmar.This happened as Britain and the US ...

Israel air strikes kill 42 Palestinians, rockets fired from Gaza

The latest air strike on Gaza by Israel has claimed the lives on 42 Palestinians, including 10 children.The Israeli military ...

Rosneft announces launch of flagship gas project in the Arctic

Russian energy giant Rosneft has revealed the launch of the Rospan International gas project in the Yamal region of the ...

Congo president names son among new government

The president of the Republic of Congo, has included his son among the new government.President Denis Sassou Nguesso son will ...

China lodged solemn representation to Japan

Beijing [China], May 16 (ANI): China has lodged a solemn representation to Japan after Tokyo mentioned Taiwan in its draft ...

UN chief calls for immediate end to Middle East conflict

New York [US], May 16 (ANI/Xinhua): United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for an immediate end to ...

India expresses apprehension at spread of violence in Gaza

New York [US], May 16 (ANI): Ambassador of India to the UN TS Tirumurti on Sunday (local time) expressed concern ...

Scientists find new therapy to treat childhood cancer

Canberra [Australia], May 16 (ANI): Through the study published in the international journal, Clinical Cancer Research, scientists at Children's Cancer ...

Chris Webber, Paul Pierce elected to Hall of Fame

Chris Webber, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh and Ben Wallace were among those announced on Sunday as members of the Naismith ...

Union Education Minister receives international award

Vladrop [The Netherlands], May 16 (ANI): The "International Invincible Gold Medal" of this year has been conferred on Union Education ...

Fresh COVID-19 infections in Chinese provinces

Beijing [China], May 16 (ANI): Two Chinese provinces have reported the country's first cases of community transmission in over three ...

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Brayden Point lifts Lightning to Game 1 win over Panthers

Brayden Point's second goal of the game with 74 seconds remaining was the winner and Nikita Kucherov tallied two goals ...

Heat rout Pistons to close regular season

Precious Achiuwa had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 120-107 road win over the ...

Sixers rest starters, still trounce Magic in finale

Tyrese Maxey had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers over the Orlando Magic ...

Onyeka Okongwu's career night helps Hawks down Rockets

The Atlanta Hawks, led by rookie Onyeka Okongwu's career bests of 21 points and 15 rebounds, tuned up for their ...

Jon Lester returns to Wrigley as Nationals face Cubs

After spending the past six seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is eager to return to ...

Nets clinch second seed in East with easy win over Cavs

Kevin Durant totaled 23 points, a season-high-tying 13 assists and eight rebounds in three quarters as the Brooklyn Nets secured ...

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