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Laos-China railway begins operating in December

VIENTIANE, Laos: A railway connecting Laos and China will begin operations, though significantly adding to Laos' debt burden.The railway line, ...

Robot company will pay $200,000 for human faces for use on robots

PERM KRAI, Russia: Tech company Promobot is planning the launch of a new line of human-looking robots, but first they ...

Man discovers rare deep sea fish on San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO, California: Californian Jay Beiler was recently walking on San Diego's Black's Beach when he saw a disturbing-looking fish ...

US man sentenced to prison for buying luxury auto with Covid funds

HOUSTON, Texas: On Monday, a Texas man, Lee Price III, was sentenced to over nine years in prison after fraudulently ...

One-third sized Taj Mahal built by Indian as home for wife

NEW DELHI, India: An Indian man, Anand Prakash Chouksey, 52, has built a smaller replica of the famed 17th century ...

U.S. government writes off $2 billion in student loans

WASHINGTON D.C.: Earlier this month, the federal Education Department announced it is canceling another round of student loan payments, adding ...

Human Rights Watch: Taliban arrested, executed security forces

LONDON, England: The Taliban has executed dozens of members of the former government's security forces after the surrender of Afghanistan, ...

NATO chief: Countries should prepare for Russian incursion in Ukraine

RIGA, Latvia: Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, has warned that the American-led military alliance should be ...

Families reunited after 2 years at Malaysia-Singapore land border

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia As buses of vaccinated Malaysians working in Singapore were ferried across the Causeway Bridge that connects the ...

Soldiers burn houses and barns, kill livestock in south of Kalay

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to the local residents, soldiers have torched roughly 20 houses and two barns in communities in ...

Sixty years after astronaut Alan Shepard, daughter to travel to space

KENT, Washington: Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will launch on 9th December, its third piloted flight, with a crew of ...

Bomb threat: Malaysian Airliner makes emergency landing in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Following a bomb threat on board, a Malaysia Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal ...

Notre Dame rebuild plans called 'woke theme park' by critics

PARIS, France: The rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has come under fire from critics, after the new plans ...

Lebanese take to streets as currency drops 90% in value

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Protesting Lebanese took to the streets, lighting tires on fire and blocking roads throughout Lebanon to express their ...

Stowaway survives in landing gear on Guatemala flight to Miami

MIAMI, Florida: A stowaway has been found alive in the landing gear of an American Airlines plane that flew from ...

New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...

After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

Racing drivers airlifted to hospital after terrifying F2 crash

The grandson of a former Formula One world champion has been airlifted to hospital following a horror crash in Formula ...

Reactions to Bob Dole's Death From US Dignitaries, Veterans

U.S. dignitaries and military veterans are mourning former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran and former ...

Putin says those vaccinated with Sputnik V should not be deprived of right to travel

Moscow [Russia], December 6 (ANI/Sputnik): People vaccinated with Russia's coronavirus vaccines Sputnik V should not be deprived of the right ...

Republican icon and former Clinton opponent dies

Bob Dole, a former US Senate majority leader and the GOP presidential nominee who failed to block Bill Clinton's re-election ...

Is this one of the most suspicious goals ever scored

Colombian legend Juan Cuadrado has called into question two suspicious late goals which secured promotion for Union Magdalena in what ...

Belgian Police Use Water, Tear Gas on COVID Protesters

BRUSSELS - Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most ...

80 years on, the attack on Pearl Harbour offers lessons for today

"Pacific Ablaze" read Australian papers on December 8 1941, as the world learned about the monumental events that unfolded only ...

Bob Dole, Longtime US Republican Figure, Dies at 98

WASHINGTON - Bob Dole, a severely wounded U.S. soldier left for dead on a World War II battlefield and who ...

Omicron cases in UK rise by 50 per cent in one day

London [UK], December 6 (ANI/Xinhua): A further 86 cases of the Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, taking ...

Russian FM arrives in New Delhi ahead of inaugural 22 dialogue

New Delhi [India], December 6 (ANI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday arrived in New Delhi ahead of the ...

Pope Chides Europe, Comforts Migrants on Return to Lesbos

LESBOS, GREECE - Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a ...

Russian men's tennis stars achieve historic 15-year first

The Russian tennis federation (RTF) team has won the Davis Cup title for the first time since 2006 after beating ...

Former diplomats pin high hopes on Putin's visit to India, say Afghanistan, defence deals to be on top priority

New Delhi [India], December 5 (ANI): Former Indian diplomats believe Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India on Monday will ...

South Korea to host World Archery Championships in 2025

Lausanne [Switzerland], December 5 (ANI): The South Korean city of Gwangju will host World Archery Championships and World Archery Congress ...

Trump's media company says raised USD 1bn from investors

Washington [US], December 5 (ANI/Sputnik): The Trump MediaTechnology Group (TMTG), founded by former US President Donald Trump, has announced raising ...

Why a nationalists alliance in the EU parliament is necessary

The leaders of Europe's nationalist parties met in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Saturday in an attempt to thrash out ...

Ukraine warns EU about 5 million refugees

Ukraine's defense minister has decided to raise the specter of one of the European Union's major concerns ? large scale ...

Fauci assesses Omicron strain's degree of severity

Even as President Joe Biden's administration has banned travel from eight African nations because of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, ...

Saudi Arabia Approves Entry of Tourists Jabbed with Sputnik

MOSCOW - Saudi Arabia has granted approval for people vaccinated with Russia's Sputnik jab to enter the country in a ...

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik lauds successful completion of Hockey Junior WC in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 5 (ANI): Curtains came down on another fantastic hockey event in Bhubaneswar when the FIH Odisha ...

Argentina lift Junior Hockey WC title after defeating Germany 4-2 in final

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 5 (ANI): Argentina on Sunday defeated the six-time champions Germany in the final to lift the ...

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Dollar Tree raises prices to $1.25 in first price increase in 35 years

CHESAPEAKE, Virginia: Discount retail chain Dollar Tree said it will raise its prices from $1 to $1.25 for most of ...

GM cathode battery plant seeks to lower cost of electric car batteries

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors has announced that it will construct a new cathode factory in North America for its electric ...

Capital One takes lead among major bank by ending overdraft fees

MCLEAN, Virginia: Capital One bank has announced plans to cancel overdraft fees early next year, and becoming the largest bank ...

BMW new XM hybrid concept vehicle to begin production in 2022

MUNICH, Germany: Automaker BMW has announced the launch of its new concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the first M class ...

To end chip shortage, build U.S. factories, says White House

DETROIT, Michigan: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visited Detroit to highlight the urgent need to manufacture semiconductor chips in the United ...

Brit Air halts Hong Kong flights as China forces crews to quarantine

LONDON, England: British Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong, after its crew members were reported to have been forced ...

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