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Court to decide if Norway's deadliest killer should be released

Convicted terrorist Anders Breivik could be awarded an early release if the court grants his request for paroleA parole hearing ...


Israeli Hospital: 4th Vaccination Does Not Prevent Spread of Omicron

WASHINGTON - Preliminary findings suggest that a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine does little to stave off infection from the ...


Ashes series 'true testament' to unwavering spirit of international cricket, says Nick Hockley

Melbourne [Australia], January 18 (ANI): Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley said the 2021/22 Ashes series was a "true testament" to ...


First Death Reported in Tonga Volcano Blast as Nation Remains Cut Off

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - The first death from a massive underwater volcanic blast near the Pacific island nation of Tonga has ...


Tonga volcanic eruption: Too soon to assess damage

Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, is covered in ash and dust following the underwater volcanic eruption at the weekend, but the situation ...


Tonga Volcano Erupts, Triggers Tsunami Alerts Around Pacific

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion Saturday near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending tsunami ...


New Zealand Begins Vaccinating 5-to-11-Year-Olds

WASHINGTON - New Zealand began inoculating 5- to11-year-old children Monday with Pfizer's pediatric COVID vaccine. More than 120,000 vaccines have ...


Australia, New Zealand Begin Aerial Inspection of Tonga After Tsunami

WASHINGTON - Australia and New Zealand sent military surveillance flights to the isolated Pacific island nation of Tonga Monday to ...


Australia, New Zealand Step Up Efforts to Aid Tsunami-Hit Tonga

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON - Australia and New Zealand dispatched surveillance flights on Monday to assess the damage in Tonga, isolated from the ...


Huge Tonga Volcanic Eruption Caused 'Significant Damage'

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused 'significant damage' ...


Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Saturday's massive underwater volcanic eruption off Tonga appears to have triggered seismic activity across the southern PacificA day after Tonga ...


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One of world's oldest gorillas put to sleep at Atlanta Zoo

ATLANTA, Georgia: Zoo Atlanta's gorilla, one of the oldest in captivity at 59 years, was euthanized on January 13 due ...

Former Denmark defense minister charged with leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: An official at the highest level of the Denmark government has been charged with leaking state secrets. Claus ...

West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...

Suspicions on Russia as Ukraine websites suffer cyberattacks

KIEV, Ukraine: Many government websites in Ukraine have suffered cyberattacks, with the intruders posting the text, "Be afraid and wait ...

19 year-old Belgium completing solo flight round-the-world

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Zara Rutherford, a teenager from Belgium, is nearing the completion of a solo round-the-world flight. Rutherford, age 19, ...

FedEx asks US to let it install laser defenses to planes

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: FedEx is seeking permission to arm its cargo planes with defensive systems to thwart attacks by heat-seeking missiles. ...

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West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...

Seeking money for programming, Netflix raises monthly price to $15.49

LOS ANGELES, California: Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price from $13.99 to $15.49 per month in the United States. ...

Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...

Great excitement in Tokyo over newborn twin pandas

TOKYO, Japan: Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. However, ...

Outpacing industry, TSMC set for huge chip manufacturing expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a supplier of Apple, Qualcomm and other major tech companies, has ...

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During lockdown, free flowers handed out to mark Tulip Day

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after a COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of free bunches ...


Mixed movements on Asian stock markets, greenback gains

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Tuesday in light trading. The U.S. dollar continued to correct ...


French ski season saved due to change in Covid rules for foreigners

PARIS, France: After Paris changed its travel restrictions, announcing that UK travellers would only need to present a negative Covid-19 ...


UK, India begin talks to expand trade

NEW DELHI, India: The first day of talks between the UK and India on a potential free trade agreement took ...


At auction, $3.3 million paid for single page of Spiderman comic

DALLAS, Texas: The original drawings of a single comic book page from a 1984 issue of Spiderman has sold for ...


Nikkei 225 advances more than two hundred points, Hang Seng slips

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly higher Monday, although the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lagged.The U.S. ...


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