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Wuhan re-opens after more than two months in lockdown

WUHAN, China - Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday ...

Acting Secretary of U.S. Navy retracts abusive remarks

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Navy's acting secretary has been forced to apologize after a profanity-laden broadside in which he ...

Acquittal for Cardinal George Pell, unanimous decision of High Court

BRISBANE, Australia - All seven judges on the High Court of Australia have universally approved the quashing of the conviction ...

Zero Infections in China Military

While militaries around the world are seeing their soldiers fall victim to the coronavirus, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), the ...

War metaphors used for COVID-19 are compelling but also dangerous

As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, many politicians and news media have adopted war metaphors to describe the challenges we ...

Boucher sees light at end of tunnel for Proteas

Proteas coach Mark Boucher, looking back on his first summer at the helm of the national side, says there is ...

Masked Crowds Fill Streets, Trains after Wuhan Lockdown Ends

WUHAN, CHINA - After more than two months indoors, Wuhan resident Tong Zhengkun was one of millions of people enjoying ...

Head of EU's Top Science Panel Quits Over COVID-19 Response

BRUSSELS - The head of the European Union's top science organization has resigned in frustration at the height of the ...

Japan's State of Emergency Is No Lockdown. What's in it

TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures ...

Chinese Americans Battle Racism as COVID-19 Spreads

Lu Ping does battle for her adopted country armed with a smartphone.Every day from 6 a.m. to midnight, Lu coordinates ...

European Markets Fall Wednesday as Coronavirus Optimism Fades

European markets reversed course Wednesday after two days of gains, as optimism about the trend of the coronavirus pandemic was ...

Domestic violence growing in wake of coronavirus outbreak

As people across the country scrambled to buy toilet paper and extra canned food, millions of them had an additional ...

West may lose COVID-19 propaganda, but China won't win: Editorial

Washington DC [USA], April 8 (ANI): The coronavirus pandemic, which has spread its tentacles exponentially across borders on the map, ...

NSW appoints Leah Poulton as head of female cricket

Sydney [Australia], April 8 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Leah Poulton has been appointed as the Head of Female Cricket at ...

Australia star Smith hoping for IPL action 'at some stage'

Australian cricket star Steve Smith is hoping the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held "at some stage" as sports ...

Australian Open may be forced behind closed doors in 2021

Australian Open organisers are putting contingency plans in place for the 2021 tournament, including the option to potentially play behind ...

400 million Indian workers may sink into poverty due to COVID-19: ILO

Geneva [Switzerland], Apr 8 (ANI): With 90 per cent of people working in India's informal economy, about 400 million workers ...

Strong SA flavour as Wisden announces Cricketers of the Year

The South African-born duo of Simon Harmer and Marnus Labuschagne have been honoured by being awarded the annual Wisden Cricketer ...

Monster Pacific cyclone Harold batters Fiji

A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of ...

Steve Smith expresses desire to beat India in test series

New Delhi [India], April 8 (ANI): Australian cricketer Steve Smith has expressed his desire to beat the Indian cricket team ...

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Saudis jump aboard Carnival cruises, picks up 8.2% stake

MIAMI, Florida - Saudi Arabia is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the global cruising industry.The Saudi sovereign wealth ...

Stocks in Japan jump, rest of Asia pulls back

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday, as the two-day rally that began the week appeared to ...

German institute creates app to self-test for coronavirus

BERLIN, Germany - German citizens will now be able to use a special app on their smartphones, smartwatches or fitness ...

McConnell wants more funds beyond $2.2 trillion, for small business

WASHINGTON, DC - In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Republican majority leader says he will attempt to ...

Share markets in Asia rise, greenback slips

SYDNEY, Australia - Optimism that the coronavirus may have peaked may be misguided, but investors and traders continued to bid ...

Insurance companies in India commit to coronavirus payouts

MUMBAI, India - The Life Insurance Council in India has announced that all life insurers, both public and private, are ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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