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Fiji stops all maritime transport as precautionary measure for tropical depression

Fiji stops all maritime transport as precautionary measure...

Suva (Fiji), February 9: The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) has directed that all maritime transport cease from midday...

U.S. aircraft carrier leadership aggravates COVID-19 outbreak: Pentagon watchdog

U.S. aircraft carrier leadership aggravates COVID-19 outbreak: Pentagon...

Washington (US), February 9: The ineffective implementation of social distancing and the premature release of sailors from quarantine were the...

Italy's coronavirus indicators keep improving despite slowdown in vaccine rollout

Italy's coronavirus indicators keep improving despite slowdown in...

Rome (Italy), February 9: Italy's main coronavirus indicators continued to improve on Monday, a week into the country's latest easing...

Australian journalist arrested in China on suspicion of espionage, foreign department says

Australian journalist arrested in China on suspicion of...

Moscow (Russia), February 8: Australian national Cheng Lei, who was detained in August last year by Chinese authorities, has been...

32 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

32 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli (Libya), February 8: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Sunday said that 32 illegal migrants, including...

Sudan's PM issues decision to dissolve gov't

Sudan's PM issues decision to dissolve gov't

Khartoum (Sudan), February 8: Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday issued a decision to dissolve the government, said the...

Russia was 'forced' to expel EU diplomats for going to illegal protests, Foreign Ministry says

Russia was 'forced' to expel EU diplomats for...

Moscow (Russia), February 8: A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday defended the expulsion of three diplomats...

Former French PM Raffarin wishes stronger Europe-China relations in upcoming Lunar New Year

Former French PM Raffarin wishes stronger Europe-China relations...

Paris (France), February 8: Former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin extended his best wishes for Europe-China ties in a recent...

Aussie state to tighten hotel quarantine program after new positive COVID-19 case

Aussie state to tighten hotel quarantine program after...

Sydney (Australia), February 8: The Australian state of Victoria will start testing all hotel quarantine workers daily on Monday after...

Borrell says asked Lavrov to reverse EU diplomats expulsion, but 'to no avail'

Borrell says asked Lavrov to reverse EU diplomats...

Brussels (Belgium), February 8: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday that he knew about Moscow's decision...

Palestinian factions head to Egypt for national dialogue

Palestinian factions head to Egypt for national dialogue

Gaza (Palestine), February 8: The delegations of various Palestinian political factions headed to Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday for...

Arauz coming ahead in Ecuador's presidential election, early official results show

Arauz coming ahead in Ecuador's presidential election, early...

Mexico city (Mexico), February 8: The first official voting results from Ecuador's presidential election show that leftist candidate Andres...

Biden says U.S. not to lift sanctions on Iran first

Biden says U.S. not to lift sanctions on...

Washington (US), February 8: U.S. President Joe Biden said the United States would not lift sanctions against Iran unless Tehran...

S. Korea to develop indigenous long-range radar to boost air defense capabilities

S. Korea to develop indigenous long-range radar to...

Seoul (South Korea), February 8: South Korea will develop an indigenous long-range radar for air defense in order to replace...

UK gov't rules out "vaccine passports" for travelling broad

UK gov't rules out "vaccine passports" for travelling...

London (UK), February 8: The British government on Sunday ruled out plans to introduce the so-called "vaccine passports" to allow...

Libya's Saleh says withdrawal of foreign forces expected in 'near future'

Libya's Saleh says withdrawal of foreign forces expected...

Cairo (Egypt), February 8: Speaker of Libya's Tobruk-based House of Representatives (parliament) Aguila Saleh Issa says foreign military presence in...

Japan's local governors urge central gov't to present COVID-19 vaccine plan

Japan's local governors urge central gov't to present...

Tokyo (Japan), February 7: Prefectural governors in Japan on Saturday urged the central government to roll out its COVID-19 vaccine...

Greek Prime Minister Accused of Attending Dinner in Violation of Coronavirus Rules

Greek Prime Minister Accused of Attending Dinner in...

Athens (Greece), February 7: The Greek "Coalition of the Radical Left - Progressive Alliance" party (SYRIZA) has accused Prime Minister...

Two Afghan Soldiers, Ex-Security Head Killed in Taliban Attack in Kunduz Province, Source Claims

Two Afghan Soldiers, Ex-Security Head Killed in Taliban...

Kabul (Afghanistan), February 7: Two Afghan soldiers and a former director of the National Directorate of Security were killed in...

Armie Hammer Dropped by Agency Amid Cannibal DM Scandal - Report

Armie Hammer Dropped by Agency Amid Cannibal DM...

Moscow (Russia), February 7: The actor's career has been taking a dramatic plunge over the past month following a sex...

Twitter CEO Dorsey Almost Quit Tech to Become Fashion Designer, Report Says

Twitter CEO Dorsey Almost Quit Tech to Become...

Moscow (Russia), February 7: A recent report revealed what choices the Twitter co-founder has made - and what opportunities he...

Survey finds 59 pct population in Brunei open to COVID-19 vaccination

Survey finds 59 pct population in Brunei open...

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), February 7: A total of 59 percent of Brunei people would definitely or likely take the...

Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 537,770, death toll at 8,190

Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 537,770, death toll...

Dhaka (Colombo), February 7: Bangladesh reported 305 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths on Saturday, bringing the tally at...

Sri Lankan president inaugurates construction of irrigation tunnel by Chinese company

Sri Lankan president inaugurates construction of irrigation tunnel...

Colombo (Sri Lanka), February 7: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has inaugurated the construction of an irrigation tunnel to be...

Feature: Music resonates through Lunar New Year celebrations despite pandemic

Feature: Music resonates through Lunar New Year celebrations...

New York (USA), February 7: Music is re-connecting people from the United States, China and beyond as Chinese Lunar New...

France reports 20,586 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to fall

France reports 20,586 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue...

Paris (France), February 7: France reported 20,586 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the country's total number of infections...

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 800,000

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 800,000

Ottawa (Canada), February 7: Canada's cumulative COVID-19 cases surpassed 800,000 as of Saturday noon, with the total hitting 800,348, including...