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Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage

JAKARTA, Indonesia: In a legal overhaul that critics say could curb freedoms and police morality in the world's third-largest democracy, ...

Hawaii braces for eruption on Big Island of Honolulu

HONOLULU, Hawaii: Officials are concerned that a major eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii ...

'Rogue wave' strikes Antarctic cruise ship, kills US passenger

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: A massive wave struck the Viking Polaris cruise ship this week as it was sailing toward the ...

After years of upheaval, US judge throws out Huawei fraud indictments

NEW YORK City, New York: Last week, a U.S. judge has dismissed an indictment against the chief financial officer of ...

Sheriff: Vandals cut power across North Carolina county

MOORE COUNTY, North Carolina: Local authorities said that two power substations in Moore County, North Carolina, were damaged by gunfire, ...

Japan announces increase of up to 43 trillion yen in defense spending

TOKYO, Japan: Beginning in April, Japan will allocate 40 trillion to 43 trillion yen ($295 billion-$318 billion) over five years ...

US Air Force unveils new B-21 bomber, plans to order 500

PALMDALE, California: Northrop Grumman has unveiled its new B-21 "Raider" jet, the first in a new fleet of long-range stealth ...

Bahrain's foreign minister praises Benjamin Netanyahu

King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa greets Israeli President Isaac Herzog in the Manama capital of Bahrain on ...

More woes for UK as ambulance workers vote for strike

LONDON, England: Thousands of UK ambulance workers, represented by three different trade unions, voted to go out on strike in ...

US: reject cable to Cuba to connect voice, internet

WASHINGTON D.C.: A U.S. government committee has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny an application to connect Cuba ...

UK sees half of free-range turkeys dead to bird flu before Christmas

LONDON, England: Richard Griffiths, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, said nearly half of all turkeys and geese in ...

Iran's morality police force disbanded in response to demonstrations

The country has been gripped by violent protests after the death of a woman who allegedly wore an "improper" hijab ...

Musk says Neuralink brain chip human trials to begin in 6 months

AUSTIN, Texas: Elon Musk has said that he expects a wireless brain chip developed by his company, Neuralink, to begin ...

In major break from past, Egypt to build 21 desalination plants

CAIRO, Egypt: Ayman Soliman, CEO of Egypt's Sovereign Fund, said as part of the first $3 billion phase of a ...

Request made for fast-tracking promising Alzheimer's drug

WASHINGTON D.C.: According to trial data contained in a report presented this week, an experimental Alzheimer's drug from Eisai and ...

Austria blocks two EU nations bids to join Schengen zone

Europe's free-travel zone will only expand to include Croatia in 2023The Schengen Area, Europe's visa-free travel zone, will expand for ...

Source to VOA: US to Downgrade Relations with Myanmar

A diplomatic source has told VOA Burmese that the U.S. will downgrade its diplomatic relations with Myanmar upon the departure ...

Dodgers, OF Jason Heyward agree to minor-league deal

Outfielder Jason Heyward signed a minor-league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. Heyward is returning from knee surgery ...

Afghanistan: Residents of Baghlan province raise concern over lack of beds in hospitals, hygiene

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 8 (ANI): The residents of Baghlan province of Afghanistan urged the government to complete construction of the ...

Audio cues can alter our visual perception: Study

Washington [US], December 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that audio cues can not only help us recognise objects ...

NorthEast United FC appoint Vincenzo Annese as new head coach, replaces Marco Balbul

Guwahati (Assam) [India], December 8 (ANI): Indian Super League (ISL) team NorthEast United FC on Thursday announced the appointment of ...

Four 'fronts' in the Ukraine-Russia war to look out for as winter bites

Russia had expected to be victorious long before now. Its initial plan envisaged ground assaults across Ukraine in the first ...

Amid coup, countercoup claims - what really went down in Peru and why?

Peru has a new president following the ouster of former leader Pedro Castillo at the hands of the country's Congress.His ...

Stability, prosperity relies on respecting women's rights: US special envoy to Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 8 (ANI): Amid ongoing violation of human rights in Afghanistan, US special envoy, Thomas West has called ...

PM Modi's foreign visits enabled India to shape global agenda: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

New Delhi [India], December 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits enabled India to strengthen relations with partner countries, ...

Favorites emerge for Carlos Correa, Dansby Swanson

And then there were two. As the MLB Winter Meetings wrapped, half of the quartet of prized free-agent shortstops had ...

Pakistan Tops New Index Measuring Chinese Influence Around The World

Pakistan is the country in the world that is the most influenced by China, according to a new study that ...

Football association fined after terrorist chant by women's team

The players were found to have ?violated rules of decent conduct?The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has been issued with ...

EU lacks critical defense capabilities Borrell

The bloc must compensate for ?years of underspending? militarily, foreign policy chief warnsThe EU must begin to take more responsibility ...

Merkel's confession may be grounds for tribunal Moscow

The former chancellor gave evidence that the West had orchestrated hostilities in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry saysA confession by ...

WHO: COVID-19 Sets Back Global Malaria Efforts, Especially in Africa

GENEVA - The COVID-19 pandemic has set global malaria control efforts back, especially in Africa, the World Health Organization says.However, ...

US-Russia Prisoner Swap: Basketball Star Griner for Arms Dealer Bout

Washington - The U.S. and Russia carried out a high-stakes prisoner swap on Thursday, with Moscow freeing professional basketball star ...

New York Times Journalists, Other Workers on 24-Hour Strike

New York - Hundreds of journalists and other employees at The New York Times began a 24-hour walkout on Thursday, ...

Pakistan face injury scare as Naseem Shah doubtful ahead of Multan Test

Multan [Pakistan], December 8 (ANI): Naseem Shah's participation in the second Test against England in Multan hangs by a thread ...

Tennessee C Tamari Key (blood clots) out for season

Tennessee senior center Tamari Key will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season after blood clots were found in her ...

EU delivers medicines, nutritional aid to crisis-hit Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 8 (ANI): Afghanistan received a cargo containing medicines and humanitarian aid from the European Union (EU) on ...

Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach following shock World Cup exit

Madrid [Spain], December 8 (ANI): Following the team's shocking penalty shootout loss to Morocco in the round of 16 at ...

BWF World Tour Finals: HS Prannoy loses out on semi-final spot after defeat to Lu Guang Zu

Bangkok [Thailand], December 8 (ANI): India's ace shuttler HS Prannoy suffered his second defeat against Chinese player Lu Guang Zu ...

Key players make comeback as Bangladesh announces squad for test series against India

Chattogram [Bangladesh], December 8 (ANI): Zakir Hasan, a left-handed batter, has received his first call-up while Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, ...

UP ministers to hold roadshows in Germany, Belgium to attract investment

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 8 (ANI): For the success of UP Global Investors Summit 2023 and attracting foreign investment ...

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New Zealand laws to require Facebook, Google to pay for news

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The government of New Zealand said it will introduce a law requiring major online digital companies, such ...

China to sell electric vehicles in Japan in 2023

TOKYO, Japan: China's BYD Co's said it would start selling its first electric vehicles in Japan early next year.China's BYD, ...

Change comes to US auto union as reformers win elections

DETROIT, Michigan: In an election triggered by a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former United Auto Workers (UAW) union ...

U.S. stocks take breather, Nasdaq Composite slips 56 points

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks in the U.S. and around the world fell on Wednesday although losses were mostly ...

Hearing aids now sold without prescriptions in US

WASHINGTON D.C.: Hearing aids can now be sold without prescriptions from a doctor in the U.S., making it easier and ...

Musk confirms that apple to resume advertising on Twitter

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon.com is planning to resume advertising on Twitter, pending some security tweaks to the company's ads platform, purchasing ...

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