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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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Brazil tops 15 million coronavirus cases

Brazil hit a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic of Friday (May 7), registering over 15 million...

S&P 500, Dow end at record highs as weak jobs data eases rate worries

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Friday (May 7), while megacap growth stocks drove a recovery on Nasdaq...

‘One of the most disappointing jobs reports of all time,’ says analyst

U.S. employers hired far fewer workers than expected in April, likely frustrated by labor shortages, leaving them scrambling to met booming demand...

Indian Muslims throng markets for Eid shopping amid raging pandemic

 Indian Muslims crowded markets and mosques in India's southern city of Hyderabad on the last Friday (May 7) of the holy month...

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who was seen as a possible running mate for Joe Biden in last year's U.S. presidential election,...