Sat, 08 Aug 2020

Collision between truck and Land Cruiser claims life of Tajik singer

DUSHANBE - Hundreds of fans have come to bid farewell to one of Tajikistan's most popular singers, Bahrom Ghafuri, who ...

Preparedness for nuclear attack or event at lowest point since 1945

It is important to mark the solemn 75th anniversary of the first and only use of atomic weapons against cities ...

U.S. Senate moves to restrict TikTok downloads by federal employees

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on ...

Isreeli empathy for Lebanon draws fire from within

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese cabinet has ordered port officials who had roles in storing or guarding highly explosive materials ...

Pompeo calls TikiTok, WeChat, and other apps, 'significant threats'

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from ...

Rebels and government forces clash in Myamar sending locals fleeing

More than 100 villagers fled their homes in Myanmar's northern Shan state into China as fighting broke out between ethnic ...

Flashpoint Beirut: Blast comes on eve of Hariri assassination verdict

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The world has been shocked by the severity of a huge blast which has rocked Beirut, killing ...

No precedent for Trump to take cut of TikTok deal

NEW YORK, New York - President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft ...

How Philippines Got Runaway COVID-19 Caseload, an Outlier in Asia

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - The Philippines has become a COVID-19 outlier in East Asia with a runaway caseload because initial stay-home ...

New Study Shows Human Ancestors Had Complicated Love Life

Researchers have confirmed that hundreds of thousands of years ago, Neanderthals mated with at least four other contemporary species of ...

No. 5 Svitolina, No. 7 Bertens withdraw from U.S. Open

World No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 7 Kiki Bertens both withdrew from the U.S. Open on Friday. Svitolina was ...

RHP Strasburg set to return for Nationals

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut on Sunday for the Washington Nationals against the ...

Ukraine expects new round of detainee swap in eastern areas: official

Released Ukrainians arrive at the Boryspil International Airport in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, Dec. 29, 2019. (Photo by Sergey Starostenko/Xinhua)"We ...

Analysts Hope Elections Do Not Slow Somalia-Somaliland Talks

NAIROBI - As Somalia and the self-declared republic of Somaliland head toward elections, conflict experts are calling on both sides ...

India slams Pak over cross border terrorism in UNSC

New York [US], Aug 7 (ANI): In a strong attack on Pakistan over cross-border terrorism, India said on Friday that ...

The Infodemic: Are Most Diseases Transmitted by Hand

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: Over ...

England's white-ball tour to India postponed over virus

England's upcoming white-ball tour to India has been postponed due to disruption caused by coronavirus, cricket chiefs announced on Friday.A ...

Richard Kohler set for solo 'Ocean X' kayak from Cape Town to Brazil

After becoming the first and only person to paddle the entire circumference of the South African coastline in 2012, Richard ...

Ineos and Jumbo exchange blows at Tour de l'Ain

Two of cycling's heavyweight teams clashed for the first time since racing resumed as Egan Bernal of Ineos matched a ...

Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens to skip US Open over virus concerns

Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens, both ranked in the women's top 10, withdrew on Friday from the US Open, joining ...

Australia to stage delayed T20 World Cup in 2022

The 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup - postponed by the coronavirus pandemic - will be staged in Australia ...

Karolina Pliskova eager to play US Open - report

World No 3 Karolina Pliskova said on Friday she was looking forward to playing at the US Open, bucking a ...

Oprah Winfrey putting Breonna Taylor billboards up in Kentucky city

First Oprah Winfrey gave up her usual place on the cover of O magazine to Breonna Taylor. Now she is ...

Team Liquid signs fish123 Valorant roster

Team Liquid made it official Friday, announcing the former fish123 roster as its new Valorant squad. Team Liquid's Valorant roster ...

The future of internationalisation of higher education post COVID

By Aveek BanerjeeNew Delhi [India], Aug 7 (ANI): The restrictions on international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted ...

Khamzat Chimaev - the rising UFC megastar from Russia

Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum ...

The Russian streamer who plays games using his FEET

Viktor has a total lack of control of his hands, he can't walk and his attempts to speak sometimes end ...

How Napoleon ALMOST became a Russian officer

Bonaparte was once a hair's breadth from enrolling into Russian service. If not for his arrogance, history could have turned ...

China Pays Premium to Control Petroleum Pipelines

China's biggest energy shakeup in years has turned into a guessing game as analysts wonder why the state agreed to ...

Universities Round the World Fail to Stand up to China: Report

Universities and colleges around the world are "unprepared" to deal with threats to freedom of speech on campus and academic ...

Africa surpasses one million coronavirus cases

Coronavirus has now infected more than one million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in ...

US surpasses 160 000 coronavirus deaths as school openings near

US deaths from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 160 000 on Friday, nearly a quarter of the world's total, according to ...

Lockdown: Western Cape wants alcohol ban lifted urgently

Alcohol ban: Liquor traders 'losing an estimated R300m a day'"We fully agree that alcohol related harms are a major problem ...

Air India plane crash: Indian consulate in Dubai issues 4 helplines

Dubai [UAE], Aug 7 (ANI): Indian consulate in Dubai has issued four helplines for relatives of passengers who travelled on ...

Iran Mocks Resignation Of U.S. Envoy, Appointment Of His Replacement

Iran has ridiculed the resignation of the U.S. government's point man on Iran policy under President Donald Trump, accusing the ...

UN Mounts Massive Relief Operation for Beirut Explosion Survivors

GENEVA - U.N. aid agencies are mounting a huge relief operation to help tens of thousands of survivors of the ...

Citing Security Concerns, Trump Orders Bans on TikTok, WeChat

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday ordered sweeping bans on two Chinese consumer apps.He ordered the bans prohibiting U.S. companies from ...

US Approaches 4.9 Million COVID Cases, More Than Any Other Country

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world continues its steady climb with more than 19.1 million infections, according to ...

China Threatens Retaliation for US Denial of Journalist Visas

China has threatened to retaliate after the United States did not renew visas for some 40 Chinese journalists, whose 90-day ...

At least 14 killed, 123 injured in airplane crash-landing in India

This photo taken on Aug. 7, 2020 shows the crash-land scene of Air India plane at Kozhikode Airport, southern Indian. ...

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U.S. Senate moves to restrict TikTok downloads by federal employees

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on ...

Suns look to stay hot, face Heat in playoff chase

The Phoenix Suns have been the kings of the bubble. Phoenix (30-39), which is 4-0 since the NBA regular season ...

Lakers looking for offense against Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 1 seed in the West locked up with three regular-season games remaining, but ...

Coyotes knock out Predators, in overtime

Brad Richardson's overtime goal gave the Arizona Coyotes a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 4 on Friday ...

Dodgers return home to face Giants after road success

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping that when they face the San Francisco Giants Friday night for their first home ...

Familiar foes Padres, Diamondbacks meet again

Crazy things are happening in this unpredictable 60-game Major League Baseball season. For example, the San Diego Padres host the ...

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