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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 ...

Will Russia Snatch Up Belarusian Industrial Assets Amid Crisis?

With Belarus facing a shaky future after a disputed election sparked a wave of protests and a brutal crackdown by ...

Dutch Launch Case Against Syria Over 'Horrific' Torture

The Netherlands launched a bid Friday to hold Syria responsible under international law for "gross human rights violations", in a ...

UNICEF Criticizes Sentencing of 13-Year Old for Blasphemy in Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children's Agency, UNICEF, has condemned a Nigerian court for upholding a 10-year prison sentence ...

Civilian injured in ceasefire violation in J-K's Balakot

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 18 (ANI): One civilian injured in ceasefire violation in the Balakot sector of Poonch ...

PM Modi wishes Israeli counterpart on occasion of Rosh Hashanah

New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on the ...

Justin Ontong sets sights on improving Proteas fielding

With the 2020/21 cricket season looming , Proteas fielding coach Justin Ontong has stressed the importance of his area of ...

UN urges China to provide rights to 12 arrested Hong Kongers

Hong Kong, September 18 (ANI): UN Human Rights Office on Friday urged Chinese authorities to ensure due process rights to ...

Officials: Trump to Block US Downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department said it will issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United ...

US curbs WeChat transfers, freezes TikTok as deadline looms

The US will ban some transactions over the Chinese-owned WeChat app while freezing TikTok's app starting Sunday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur ...

Trump's appeals to white anxiety are not 'dog whistles' - they're racism

President Donald Trump's rhetoric is often referred to as "dog whistle politics."In politician speak, a dog whistle is language that ...

Pakistan violates ceasefire at J-K's Poonch

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 18 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in ...

Pakistan initiates ceasefire in J-K's Bandipora

Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 18 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday initiated an unprovoked ceasefire along the Line of Control ...

China Holds Military Exercises Near Taiwan as US Diplomat Visits

China said Friday it was conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, as a top U.S. diplomat visits the self-ruled ...

From King Kohli to Afghan spin wizard: 5 to watch in IPL

TheCaptain Kohli will be key to Royal Challengers Bangalore's hopes in the 13th edition of the tournament.The star batsman hasn't ...

Feel empowered, says women of Nepal's Gorkha district

Gorkha [Nepal], September 18 (ANI): Radha Ramtel, once a mason during the Nepal Housing Reconstruction Project in Gorkha district, now ...

EU to take strong action on China

Brussels [Belgium], September 18 (ANI): As human rights violations in China continues to aggravate, the Members of the European Parliament ...

People in PoK desperate for freedom from Pakistan govt: Activist

Geneva [Switzerland], September 18 (ANI): Highlighting the atrocities comitted by Pakistan in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Amjad Ayub Mirza, an ...

Trump Will Not Attend UN General Assembly

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said President Donald Trump will not attend the United Nations General Assembly next ...

US Embassy in Afghanistan warns of extremists' attacks on women

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The US Embassy in Afghanistan has issued a security alert for its citizens, warning about ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Sept. 18)

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

Philippines Denies Claim of Increased Police Drug-Related Killings

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office Wednesday denied a claim made this month by the international rights group ...

Battleground State of Michigan Key in 2020 Path to White House

SAGINAW, MICHIGAN - Amid a sea of flags flying in a strong breeze, all of them emblazoned with "Trump" and ...

Trump, Biden Question Each Other's Fitness for Office

WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump and his election challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, on Thursday accused each ...

Belarus Opposition Leader To Address UN Rights Body

Belarus opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya will address the UN Human Rights Council by video on September 18 during an urgent ...

UN urges solidarity, cooperation as global COVID-19 cases top 30 million

A Palestinian artist paints a mural in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, on Sept. 13, 2020. (Photo by ...

President Trump not to attend UNGA session in-person: White House

Washington [US], September 18 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Donald Trump has abandoned his plans to deliver a speech at the United ...

Pak says Gilgit-Baltistan to be full fledged province

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 17 (ANI): Weeks after releasing a political map that laid untenable claims to Indian territories, Pakistan has ...

China supports UN in improving peacekeeping partnerships: white paper

Photo taken on Sept. 14, 2020 shows the outside view of the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United ...

BBL: Sydney Sixers sign Dan Christian to boost batting depth

Sydney [Australia], September 18 (ANI): Defending Big Bash League (BBL) champions Sydney Sixers on Friday signed Australian all-rounder Dan Christian ...

China trains peacekeepers from over 60 countries in 5 years: white paper

Chinese peacekeepers perform martial arts during celebrations of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers held by the United Nations African ...

Asia Album: Sunrise in Islamabad, Pakistan

Birds are silhouetted against the sky during sunrise in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on Sept. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)ISLAMABAD, Sept. ...

China sends over 40,000 UN peacekeepers over 30 years: white paper

A health worker checks medical supply at the camp site of the Chinese peacekeeping troops to Lebanon in southern Lebanon, ...

Latest COVID-19 watch: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 30 mln

People wearing face masks walk on the Trocadero Place near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao ...

US Judge Blocks Postal Service Changes That Slowed Mail

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them ...

Trump extends wishes to PM Modi on his 70th birthday

Washington [US], September 18 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Thursday (local time) wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his ...

300 and Counting: Push by Feds to Arrest in US Protests

In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr's message was clear: Aggressively go after ...

Romania's Military Gets First Shipment Of U.S. Patriot Missiles

Romania's military received its first shipment of U.S. Patriot surface-to-air missiles on September 16, part of efforts to upgrade the ...

WHO Warns Coronavirus Spreading Again in Europe at 'Alarming Rates'

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that the coronavirus has started to spread again across Europe at "alarming rates" and ...

How race and gender affect who looks like a winner

When Americans go to the polls on Nov. 3, they will either re-elect President Donald Trump or vote in the ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Will Russia Snatch Up Belarusian Industrial Assets Amid Crisis?

With Belarus facing a shaky future after a disputed election sparked a wave of protests and a brutal crackdown by ...

Dutch Launch Case Against Syria Over 'Horrific' Torture

The Netherlands launched a bid Friday to hold Syria responsible under international law for "gross human rights violations", in a ...

UNICEF Criticizes Sentencing of 13-Year Old for Blasphemy in Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children's Agency, UNICEF, has condemned a Nigerian court for upholding a 10-year prison sentence ...

Civilian injured in ceasefire violation in J-K's Balakot

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 18 (ANI): One civilian injured in ceasefire violation in the Balakot sector of Poonch ...

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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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