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Threat of global famine looming yet again, says UN food body chief

The global hunger crisis caused by conflict and now compounded by COVID-19 is moving into a dangerous phase, the head ...

Exploring the most promising locations for extra-terrestrial life

The Earth's biosphere contains all the known ingredients necessary for life as we know it. Broadly speaking these are: liquid ...

National Football League celebrates centenary

The lack of grandeur is startling now, the two yellowed, typewritten pages chronicling a small after-hours business meeting bearing no ...

Number of children living in poverty rises to 1.2 billion

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a major rise in child poverty across the world. In a new UNICEF and Save ...

Iranian government lashes out at Pompeo over human rights remarks

TEHRAN, Iran (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh dismissed the U.S. State Department secretary's tweets on Iran's internal ...

U.S. Space Force taking shape, partnerships formed with many nations

The United States doesn't want to engage in warfare in space, but like in all domains, the U.S. military must ...

36-year old U.S. man charged for conspiring to kidnap and murder

BURLINGTON, Vermont - A federal grand jury in the District of Vermont in the United States returned a third superseding ...

Colombia's COVID-19 tally surpasses 750,000

Bogota [Colombia], September 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Colombia has risen by 6,526 within the past ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Sept. 19)

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

Coronavirus watch updates, Sept. 19

A passenger wearing a face mask is seen on a metro train in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 12, 2020. ...

Marlins, Lopez face Nationals again in playoff push

The Miami Marlins, trying to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since they won the World Series in ...

Pak rejects India's demand in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 19 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday rejected India's demand that an Indian lawyer or a Queen counsel should ...

Jamal Musiala becomes Bayern's youngest ever goalscorer in Bundesliga

Munich [Germany], September 19 (ANI): Jamal Musiala became the youngest goalscorer for Bayern Munich in German top-flight with his late ...

Wake-up call for Gilgit-Baltistan

By Dr Amjad Ayub MirzaGlasglow [UK], September 19 (ANI): Recently Pakistan's opposition parties thwarted an attempt by Pakistan's Prime Minister ...

Hockey India conducts online workshops for new technical officials

New Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): After the launch of the open application submission system for registration of coaches and ...

Neymar to lead Brazil in World Cup qualifying

Brazil coach Tite kept faith with a troubledGoalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/ENG), Santos (Athletico Paranaense) Weverton (Palmeiras)Defenders: Danilo (Juventus/ITA), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), ...

Tiger Woods ready for rest before defending Masters, Zozo titles

Tiger Woods departed Winged Foot disappointed and frustrated after missing the cut Friday at the 120th US Open, but already ...

DOJ works double time on cases of drug-related deaths

CALOOCAN CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Justice ( DOJ) is working double-time in its review of cases ...

PH, UN working on human rights joint program

CALOOCAN CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) -- The Philippines has informed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and ...

An uncertain future for migrant workers, in a post-pandemic world

Gary Ryhhart, Senior Specialist on Employers' Activities, ILO, by Gary RyhnartGary Rynhart: When COVID-19 spread around the world, many migrants ...

RITES announces share buyback at Rs 265 per share

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Sep 19 (ANI): The board of directors at government-owned RITES Ltd has approved buy-back of 96.98 lakh ...

'Win-win' says Klopp as Thiago adds new dimension to Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp hailed Thiago Alcantara as one of the few players in the world that can improve Liverpool after the ...

Taiwan Bids Farewell to 'Mr. Democracy'

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday to late president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for ending autocratic rule ...

US Sanctions Chinese Company Developing Resort in Cambodia

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed economic sanctions on a Chinese company that operates in Cambodia, citing its land seizure ...

Asia Album: Protecting oceans in Philippines, keeping them blue and clean

Volunteers and members of various government agencies collect rubbish along the coast of Manila Bay in Manila, the Philippines on ...

Global call for strengthening UN system amid 75 anniversary

Massive projections on Sustainable Development Goals are seen on the north facade of the Secretariat building, and west facade of ...

Amid souring ties, Canada abandons free trade talks with China

Ottawa [Canada], September 19 (ANI): In another setback for China, Canada has walked away from the free trade talks with ...

China resolutely opposes U.S. move on WeChat, TikTok: commerce ministry

Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020 shows a logo of the video-sharing social networking company TikTok's Los Angeles Office in ...

Pujols passes Mays for fifth on all-time homer list

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols made homer history Friday, going deep twice to pass Willie Mays for fifth ...

It is just another opposition for us: Rohit Sharma ahead of CSK clash

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 19 (ANI): The much-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence on Saturday with the two most ...

On this day in 2007, Yuvraj smashed six sixes in an over

New Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): On this day 13 years ago, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh scripted history in ...

Astralis, FaZe, Spirit all win at ESL Pro League: Europe

Astralis won Friday to keep pace atop the Group B standings, while FaZe Clan picked up its first victory at ...

House Committee Issues Subpoena for USAGM CEO

WASHINGTON - The House Foreign Affairs Committee issued a subpoena Friday to Michael Pack, head of the U.S. Agency for ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

Longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday from complications with cancer.Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal and the second woman ...

Nats solve Sanchez, top Marlins in Game 1

Erick Fedde pitched six scoreless innings as his Washington Nationals defeated the host Miami Marlins 5-0 in Friday's opening game ...

North Korean Appeals Extradition From Malaysia to US

A North Korean businessman on Friday appealed a December 2019 ruling by a Malaysian court that cleared his deportation to ...

Somalia Names New PM, Revises Election Plan

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer to become prime minister, nearly two months after the ...

ESL unveils plans for LAN tournament in December

ESL plans on bringing professional gamers together in an LAN environment before the end of the year, as the company ...

Graft Alleged as Kenya's Fight Against COVID-19 Struggles

NAIROBI - Organizations have contributed aid worth more than $2 billion to help Kenya's in its fight against COVID-19. But ...

Canada shelves free trade negotiations with China

Toronto [Canada], September 19 (ANI/Sputnik): Canada is abandoning free trade negotiations with China amid a host of disagreements on a ...

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Nvidia promises to keep Arm brand, keep it neutral

Arm, the Cambridge-based microchip designer is a British tech success story. The firm designs software and semiconductors that are used ...

Thai government considering partners other than China for Kra Canal

BANGKOK, Thailand - In a major blow to China, Thailand has claimed that many countries including India, the U.S., as ...

News Trans-Pacific Partnership in UK sights

The news that Japan and the UK have reached a trade agreement in principle was heralded by

Familiar teams meet again as Mariners take on Padres

Despite being in different leagues, there has long been a familiarity between the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, who ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Sept. 19)

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

Wake-up call for Gilgit-Baltistan

By Dr Amjad Ayub MirzaGlasglow [UK], September 19 (ANI): Recently Pakistan's opposition parties thwarted an attempt by Pakistan's Prime Minister ...

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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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