Tue, 18 May 2021

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

Taiwan tightens Covid restrictions after infections increase

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Following reports of 180 new Covid infections on May 14, Taiwan tightened restrictions in Taipei and the surrounding ...

South American countries seek to lay Internet cable to Asia

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil plans to join a Chile-led project to lay a fiber optic cable connecting South America and Asia, ...

Amazon court win defeats EU drive to tax corporations

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In a setback to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's campaign against preferential deals, Amazon won its fight against an ...

Masks can be removed for vaccinated Americans, says CDC

ATLANTA, Georgia: Americans will no longer need to wear face masks if they are fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for ...

Israeli police attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque blamed for violence outbreak

JERUSALEM - Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers ...

Following cyber attack on pipeline, Biden acts to stop online hacking

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses.This follows recent high-profile incidents that ...

Online out-of-state purchases to now be taxed in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: The legislature passed bills on May 12 to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on ...

N.Y. university students required to be vaccinated before enrolling

NEW YORK CITY, New York: The 435,000 students enrolled at the State University of New York and the City University ...

Tyson Fury must fight Deontay Wilder by Sept. 15, arbitrator rules

Soon after Tyson Fury announced his four-belt heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua for Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia, an ...

Biden 'expresses support for ceasefire' in call with Netany

Washington [US] May 18 (ANI): US President Joe Biden, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, ...

Sinatraa receives 6-month Valorant suspension

Riot suspended Jay "Sinatraa" Won from Valorant competitive play for six months Monday, saying he did not cooperate with an ...

The gods of ancient Egypt as seen through 'BoJack Horseman'

In the animated series BoJack Horseman, anthropomorphic animals live alongside human characters in a society rife with hedonism, egotism and ...

Machines can't 'personalize' education, only people can

In the past year, COVID-19 abruptly disrupted schooling, and forced the question of how much kindergarten to Grade 12 education ...

Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Effective Against Covid Variant

New Delhi [India] May 18, (ANI): The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines appear to protect against COVID variants B.1.617 and ...

Psaki declined to respond on the airstrike on Gaza building

Washington [US] May 18 (ANI): White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Monday declined to comment whether President Biden has viewed ...

'Extremely' Severe Cyclonic Storm, Tauktae weakens

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): 'Extremely' Severe Cyclonic Storm, Tauktae is now weakening into a 'Very' severe cyclonic storm, ...

Mideast in Pictures: Displaced Palestinians in Gaza

© Provided by Xinhua GAZA, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing clashes between Israel and Palestinian militants have forced many ...

Cyclone Tauktae landfall process to continue for next 2 hrs

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Cyclone Tauktae's landfall process near East-northeast of Diu will continue for the next 2 ...

Partial lockdown to remain for 3 days: Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], May 18 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday announced that a partial lockdown in the ...

US to share 80 million COVID-19 vaccine jabs globally

Washington [US], May 18 (ANI): President Joe Biden on Monday (local time) announced that the the United States will share ...

Albert Pujols, Dodgers finalize one-year contract

Slugger Albert Pujols signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Monday. Right-hander Tony Gonsolin was ...

Two-month-old Spanish baby saved by pioneering heart transplant

Techniques that didn't exist for young children three years ago saved the life of a two-month-old Spanish girl.Doctors transplanted a ...

Zuma threatens to fight back if 'targeted' by the courts

Former president Jacob Zuma says he will fight back if the law is being used to "target" him.He again threatened ...

Was traditional Rwandan high-jumping really Olympic class? What we found

Stretching back to pre-colonial Rwanda, a unique athletic performance akin to modern-day high jumping formed part of regular ceremonies in ...

Navigating a new digital era means changing the world economic order

COVID-19 has accelerated the growth in the digital economy through a dramatic increase in working from home, online shopping, digital ...

Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet - for now

It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United ...

Lorenzo Cain, Brewers set for two-game series vs. Royals

Kansas City fans will be "replaying" some fond memories as the Royals welcome Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers to ...

The controversial history of colourizing black-and-white photos

The ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence (AI) image colourization were recently brought to public attention when several historical images were ...

Genome that increase risk for bipolar disorder

Washington [US], May 17 (ANI): During the largest genetic study of bipolar disorder to date, researchers identified 64 regions of ...

Operations at Ahmedabad Airport shut till 5 am on May 18

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], May 17 (ANI): Operations at Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport shall remain suspended from 7:30 pm ...

Veteran Modric to lead Croatia at Euro 2020

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic named a 26-man squad for Euro 2020 on Monday, comprising players who won silver at the ...

Schwartzel on the rise in world golf rankings

Charl Schwartzel climbed 48 places on the latest list of the Official World Golf Ranking after his share of third ...

ICC says 'insufficient evidence' in Al Jazeera corruption claims

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Monday there were "insufficient grounds" to bring charges against five people who were featured ...

Rugby club World Cup plans 'progressing nicely'

Plans for a club World Cup, every four years but not before 2024, are "progressing very nicely", according to Vincent ...

Is the American dream really losing its appeal in China

Recent studies suggest that where once the US was a country to aspire to for Chinese people, its appeal has ...

Portugal greets first UK tourists as travel curbs lifted

British holidaymakers returned to Portugal on Monday as the country seeks to revive its battered tourism industry.Portugal imposed a strict, ...

Gaza reels under Israeli strikes as violence enters second week

Flames lit up the sky as intense explosions shook Gaza City, sparking widespread power cuts and damaging hundreds of buildings.Israeli ...

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Palestinians bearing brunt of hostilities, Israel gets foreign backing

GAZA, Palestinian territories - The death toll in Gaza and Israel since hostilities surged on Monday of last week, has ...

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

Taiwan tightens Covid restrictions after infections increase

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Following reports of 180 new Covid infections on May 14, Taiwan tightened restrictions in Taipei and the surrounding ...

South American countries seek to lay Internet cable to Asia

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil plans to join a Chile-led project to lay a fiber optic cable connecting South America and Asia, ...

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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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