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Russia bans 55 more Canadians from entry access_time2022-09-01

MOSCOW, Sept 1: The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that an additional 55 Canadian citizens have been indefinitely barred from entering the country in response to Ottawa's anti-Russian sanctions. In addition to the travel ban on ...

Ukraine gets 4.6 bln USD in foreign aid in August access_time2022-08-31

KIEV, Aug. 31: Ukraine received 4.6 billion U.S. dollars in international aid in August, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Tuesday, citing Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko. Ukraine is expected to get 1.5 billion dollars in grant aid from th...

Indonesia launches QR code for payments among ASEAN countries access_time2022-08-30

JAKARTA, Aug. 30: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday launched the international Quick Response Code Indonesian Standard (QRIS) that will connect its payment system to countries across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Devel...

Int'l Army Games 2022 ends in Russia access_time2022-08-29

MOSCOW, Aug. 29: The closing ceremony of the International Army Games 2022 was held at the Patriot military-patriotic park in the Moscow Oblast on Saturday. The final of the tank biathlon was held at the Alabino training ground on Saturday afternoon...

Face masks made mandatory again throughout air journey in India amid rising COVID-19 infections access_time2022-08-18

NEW DELHI, Aug. 18: Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, wearing face masks has been once again made mandatory throughout the journey by air, said an official source at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday. Bes...

World's first malaria vaccine to benefit millions of children: UNICEF access_time2022-08-17

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 17:  British pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world's first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will be protected against the killer disease, the UN Children's Fund ...

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto declared election winner access_time2022-08-16

NAIROBI, Aug. 16: Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has won the presidential election, the electoral commission chairman announced on Monday evening. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati said R...

99 pct of monkeypox cases in U.S. occur in men: research access_time2022-08-10

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10: New data published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 99 percent of monkeypox cases in the United States are in males. The report releas...

Biden authorizes largest weapons assistance to Ukraine access_time2022-08-09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9: The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday that the United States will provide Ukraine with 1 billion U.S. dollars worth of additional security assistance, the largest one-time weapons package since the beg...

Israel confirms cease-fire with Gaza after 3 days of deadly strikes access_time2022-08-08

JERUSALEM, Aug. 8: Israel confirmed on Sunday it has agreed an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip, ending the deadly Israeli airstrikes and the barrage of Palestinian rockets for three days. Lior ...

India's daily COVID-19 caseload falls to 18,738 access_time2022-08-07

NEW DELHI, Aug. 7: India reported 18,738 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,145,732 in the country, according to federal health ministry data released on Sunday morning. The cases reported on Sunday marked a...

Delhi reports first woman Monkeypox case, India's total rises to 9 access_time2022-08-04

NEW DELHI, Aug. 4: A woman of foreign origin tested positive for Monkeypox in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, confirmed a health department official on Thursday. Her recent travel history is now known yet. This is the first woman Monkeypox case i...

Monkeypox scare grips India after 8 cases, 1 death access_time2022-08-03

NEW DELHI, Aug. 3: After eight monkeypox cases, including one death, over the past two-and-a-half weeks, the viral disease scare seems to have gripped India as the federal government is planning to develop a vaccine. The southern state of Kerala has...

Russia bans 39 Britons from entry access_time2022-08-02

MOSCOW, Aug. 2: The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that 39 British citizens have been barred from entering Russia in response to London's increased sanctions against Russians. The blacklisted are British politicians, journalists an...

U.S. hits technical recession, but many sectors remain healthy access_time2022-07-29

WASHINGTON, July 29: The U.S. economy shrank for the second consecutive quarter, meeting the textbook definition of recession, but the job market and other economic data remain healthy. The U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), which refers to the valu...

357 killed, over 400 injured as monsoon rains continue to batter Pakistan access_time2022-07-29

ISLAMABAD, July 29: At least 357 people were killed and over 400 were injured as heavy monsoon rains continued to batter Pakistan for more than five weeks, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Thursday. Besides human loss, infrastr...

Bangladesh has more women than men as population grows to 165 million access_time2022-07-28

DHAKA, July 28: Bangladesh has more women than men for the first time in its recorded history. Government officials at a press briefing Wednesday made the announcement, saying the country's population grew to over 165 million in 2022 from 144 mi...

Monkeypox hits Europe, Americas hardest: WHO access_time2022-07-28

GENEVA, July 28: Europe and the Americas have been affected the most by the monkeypox outbreak, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists here on Wednesday. These two regions have reported 95...

Russia to quit ISS after 2024: space chief access_time2022-07-27

MOSCOW, July 27: Russia has decided to leave the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and will start building a Russian one by that time, said Yury Borisov, director general of Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos, on Tuesday. &quo...

Nepal unveils action plan for tourism revival access_time2022-07-25

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Nepali government on Sunday announced a number of measures to revive the tourism industry battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, including a plan to declare the years between 2023 and 2033 as Visit Nepal Decade. Unveiling the Tou...