Tue, 18 May 2021

Palestinians bearing brunt of hostilities, Israel gets foreign backing

GAZA, Palestinian territories - The death toll in Gaza and Israel since hostilities surged on Monday of last week, has ...

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

Taiwan tightens Covid restrictions after infections increase

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Following reports of 180 new Covid infections on May 14, Taiwan tightened restrictions in Taipei and the surrounding ...

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 ...

Israel-Palestine conflict: Death toll in Gaza crosses 200

Gaza [Palestine], May 18 (ANI): As the Israel-Palestine conflict entered its second week, the death toll in Gaza has crossed ...

Broad talks about his future in England Test squad

London [UK], May 18 (ANI): England pacer Stuart Broad has said that he along with James Anderson are the best ...

Happy to be back playing my best football, says Greenwood

Manchester [UK], May 18 (ANI): Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has admitted to having difficult days at the club after ...

Cubs pound ex-teammate Jon Lester in beating Nationals

Jason Heyward, Willson Contreras and Javier Baez smacked home runs against former teammate Jon Lester to power the host Chicago ...

World is at risk of 'vaccine apartheid', says WHO chief

Paris [France], May 18 (ANI): Highlighting the gap of vaccinations between high-income countries and low and lower-middle countries, World Health ...

Israel launches artillery towards Lebanon in response to ro

Jerusalem [Israel] May 18 (ANI): Israel fired shells towards Lebanon in response to rocket launches, as US President Joe Biden ...

Lack of transparency over military accidents haunts China

Beijing [China] May 18 (ANI): The Chinese government is not disposed to transparency regarding its military accidents and experts belive ...

USWNT stars Lavelle, Mewis set to rejoin NWSL

U.S. women's national team midfielders Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis are set to rejoin the National Women's Soccer League following ...

Israel refuses to allow fuel shipment for Gaza

Gaza [Palestine], May 18 (ANI): Israel on Monday blocked fuel shipments for the Gaza power station, said Raed Fattouh, Head ...

Japan's health ministry authorises the use of Pfizer Modern

Tokyo [Japan] May 18 (ANI): Japan's health ministry is set to authorize the use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine later this ...

Tyson Fury must fight Deontay Wilder by Sept. 15, arbitrator rules

Soon after Tyson Fury announced his four-belt heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua for Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia, an ...

Biden 'expresses support for ceasefire' in call with Netany

Washington [US] May 18 (ANI): US President Joe Biden, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, ...

Sinatraa receives 6-month Valorant suspension

Riot suspended Jay "Sinatraa" Won from Valorant competitive play for six months Monday, saying he did not cooperate with an ...

The gods of ancient Egypt as seen through 'BoJack Horseman'

In the animated series BoJack Horseman, anthropomorphic animals live alongside human characters in a society rife with hedonism, egotism and ...

Machines can't 'personalize' education, only people can

In the past year, COVID-19 abruptly disrupted schooling, and forced the question of how much kindergarten to Grade 12 education ...

Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Effective Against Covid Variant

New Delhi [India] May 18, (ANI): The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines appear to protect against COVID variants B.1.617 and ...

Psaki declined to respond on the airstrike on Gaza building

Washington [US] May 18 (ANI): White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Monday declined to comment whether President Biden has viewed ...

'Extremely' Severe Cyclonic Storm, Tauktae weakens

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): 'Extremely' Severe Cyclonic Storm, Tauktae is now weakening into a 'Very' severe cyclonic storm, ...

Mideast in Pictures: Displaced Palestinians in Gaza

© Provided by Xinhua GAZA, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing clashes between Israel and Palestinian militants have forced many ...

Cyclone Tauktae landfall process to continue for next 2 hrs

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Cyclone Tauktae's landfall process near East-northeast of Diu will continue for the next 2 ...

Partial lockdown to remain for 3 days: Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], May 18 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday announced that a partial lockdown in the ...

US to share 80 million COVID-19 vaccine jabs globally

Washington [US], May 18 (ANI): President Joe Biden on Monday (local time) announced that the the United States will share ...

Albert Pujols, Dodgers finalize one-year contract

Slugger Albert Pujols signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Monday. Right-hander Tony Gonsolin was ...

Two-month-old Spanish baby saved by pioneering heart transplant

Techniques that didn't exist for young children three years ago saved the life of a two-month-old Spanish girl.Doctors transplanted a ...

Zuma threatens to fight back if 'targeted' by the courts

Former president Jacob Zuma says he will fight back if the law is being used to "target" him.He again threatened ...

Was traditional Rwandan high-jumping really Olympic class? What we found

Stretching back to pre-colonial Rwanda, a unique athletic performance akin to modern-day high jumping formed part of regular ceremonies in ...

Navigating a new digital era means changing the world economic order

COVID-19 has accelerated the growth in the digital economy through a dramatic increase in working from home, online shopping, digital ...

Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet - for now

It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United ...

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Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

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 ...

Japan's health ministry authorises the use of Pfizer Modern

Tokyo [Japan] May 18 (ANI): Japan's health ministry is set to authorize the use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine later this ...

WTA roundup: Serena Williams steamrolls 17-year-old in Parma

Serena Williams is back in the winner's circle for the first time since February. Williams worked over 17-year-old Italian qualifier ...

Over 130 people in Switzerland contract COVID-19

Zurich [Switzerland] May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): More than 130 people in Switzerland have contracted the coronavirus after receiving both shots of ...

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