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India adds more isolation facilities as COVID-19 rages across the country

 India is rapidly setting up more COVID-19 isolation centres as the country battles a dire second wave of infections that has left hospitals and morgues overflowing. Daily infections rose by 382,315 on Wednesday (May...

Motorbike taxis used to elude Sanaa traffic, support shrinking incomes

In Yemen's busy capital, commuters have skipped using cars and instead are opting for motorcycles as a cheaper and faster alternative to getting around the city. Both drivers and riders facing an acute lack...

BREAKING NEWS: Rapper DMX dead at 50

DMX, the New York rapper behind such iconic songs as "Party Up (Up in Here)" and "X Gon' Give It to Ya" and the star of action movies including Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Romeo Must Die, died Friday. He...

UK’s Prince Philip dies aged 99

Prince Philip, the husband of the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Philip, who was due to celebrate his 100th birthday in June, had...

Experts say Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine remains effective for six months

WORLDWIDE - Pfizer says protection from its COVID-19 vaccine lasts at least six months after the second dose. The pharmaceutical company has been studying the vaccine in more than 46-thousand volunteers. 

Sightseers get festival vibe at Iceland’s dramatic lava show

Thousands of Icelanders are flocking to see a volcano which is continuing to spew lava since it started to erupt more than a week ago. Since the eruption on March 19, tourists, scientists and...

Shots fired at U.S. cultural centre in Myanmar

Gunshots were fired at the U.S. cultural centre in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon on Saturday (March 27) but caused no injuries, an embassy spokesperson said. Still photographs obtained by Reuters showed bullet holes...

Hundreds of thousand Hindu devotees take holy plunge in Ganges amid coronavirus pandemic

At least hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees plunged into India's Ganges river on Thursday (March 11) as the country kicked off one of the world's largest religious festivals, even as officials reported the biggest spike in...

Dollar General to rollout COVID-19 vaccines

TEXAS - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday its plans to partner with retail chain Dollar General in an effort to accelerate the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in rural areas of the...

International Women’s Day 2021

HOUSTON - Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, a global celebration of women's achievements and progressions to equality rights over the years. This year the movement focuses on the treamdous women who stand on...

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Nine Palestinians, including three children, killed in Gaza strikes

 Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets toward the Jerusalem area and southern Israel on Monday...

Oil industry ‘laser-focused’ on cybersecurity, says analyst

A group of cybercriminals allegedly responsible for the ransomware attack that shut the largest fuel pipeline in the United States said on...

U.S. authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

U.S. regulators on Monday (May 10) authorized Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12, widening the...

Automated steering ‘not available’ on Texas road where Tesla crashed – NTSB

U.S. safety officials investigating the cause of a Tesla Model S crash that killed two men in Texas last month said on...

Pakistan’s water bearers quench thirst in Ramadan, but fear for their trade

Mohammad Ramzan pumps water into a large goat skin bag before carrying it down an alley and up several flights of stairs...