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Bon Voyage! All-civilian spacecraft crew ready to take off into outer space

Bon Voyage! All-civilian spacecraft crew ready to take off into outer space

Washington: Several hundreds of people have already booked their tickets and begun training for a spectacular voyage: a few minutes, or p...Read More

PHOTOS: Night of violence in Northern Ireland's Belfast as tension rises over post-Brexit issues

PHOTOS: Night of violence in Northern Ireland's Belfast as tension rises over post-Brexit issues

The disturbance in the Loyalist area north of Belfast, where petrol bombs were thrown and cars were set alight, follows a night of violen...Read More

US Capitol locked down after car rams barrier, injuring two cops; suspect shot

US Capitol locked down after car rams barrier, injuring two cops; suspect shot

WASHINGTON: The US Capitol in Washington DC was placed under lockdown on Friday, with staff told to “seek cover” amid reports of an “exte...Read More

BioNTech-Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine 100% effective on 12-15-year-olds

BioNTech-Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine 100% effective on 12-15-year-olds

Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly begin...Read More

Finland ranked happiest country in the world despite COVID-19 pandemic

Finland ranked happiest country in the world despite COVID-19 pandemic

Covid-19 has done little to alter the ranking of the world's happiest countries, with Finland at the top for a fourth year running, an an...Read More

UK PM Boris Johnson defends AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, says 'it is safe and works extremely well'

UK PM Boris Johnson defends AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, says 'it is safe and works extremely well'

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defended the safety of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, after several Europea...Read More

Denmark, other European countries halt use of AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns of blood clots

Denmark, other European countries halt use of AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns of blood clots

LONDON: Denmark, Norway and Iceland on Thursday temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine over concerns about patie...Read More

Sri Lanka offers strategic deep-sea port to India and Japan

Sri Lanka offers strategic deep-sea port to India and Japan

The government said the Indian High Commission in Colombo has "approved" Sri Lanka's latest offer

Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trials, says Lancet

Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trials, says Lancet

Sputnik V -- named after the Soviet-era satellite -- was approved in Russia months before results from its final-stage clinical trials we...Read More

Manchester Uniteds English striker Marcus Rashford during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021.

'Humanity at its worst': Manchester United star Marcus Rashford on receiving racist abuse online

The Manchester United forward was attacked after his side's goalless draw against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, which left them th...Read More

China begins anal swabs to test COVID-19

China begins anal swabs to test COVID-19

Beijing: China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV reported, with social...Read More

France imposes border controls in scramble to avoid lockdown

France imposes border controls in scramble to avoid lockdown

New border controls went into force in France on Sunday as part of a massive effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 and avoid another n...Read More

While the world's pandemic struggles continue, Wuhan today is nothing like that locked-down ghost town of a year ago.

China: One year since lockdown was imposed in Wuhan, citizens say 'life is like before now'

A year ago on Saturday, Wuhan shocked the world by confining its 11 million anxious citizens to their homes, beginning a traumatic 76-day...Read More

'Revenge is inevitable': Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei issues chilling threat to former US President Donald Trump

'Revenge is inevitable': Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei issues chilling threat to former US President Donald Trump

The post warned there was no escape from payback for the US strike outside Baghdad airport which killed Iran's storied foreign operations...Read More

Inauguration Day: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capitol

Inauguration Day: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capitol

Biden, 78, is to be sworn in at noon (1700 GMT) by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as the 46th president of the United States. H...Read More

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COVID-19 UK strain has now spread to 50 countries: WHO

Since first being reported to the WHO on December 14, the British-identified variant VOC 202012/01 has been found in 50 countries, territ...Read More

Indonesian plane with 62 crashes into sea

Indonesian plane with 62 crashes into sea

A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers on Saturday, minutes after taking off from Ind...Read More

‘1 out of 30 Londoners has Covid’: Mayor Sadiq Khan declares 'major incident' in British capital

‘1 out of 30 Londoners has Covid’: Mayor Sadiq Khan declares 'major incident' in British capital

London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a major incident, even as he said the spread of coronavirus was now 'out of control' in the ...Read More

This file photograph taken on February 20, 2008, shows Slovenias only nuclear power plant at Krsko, some 10 kilometers from the border with Croatia

'Preventive shutdown': Slovenia's Krsko nuclear plant closed after strong earthquake in neighbouring Croatia

“I can confirm the preventive shutdown,” spokeswoman Ida Novak Jerele told AFP, but could not give any further details.

EU kicks off mass COVID-19 vaccinations even as new variant is detected in France and Spain

EU kicks off mass COVID-19 vaccinations even as new variant is detected in France and Spain

Warsaw (Poland): European Union nations on Sunday officially kicked off a coordinated effort to give COVID-19 vaccinations to adults amon...Read More

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