Fri, 27 Nov 2020

UK government's foreign aid cuts put girls' education at risk

The UK government's 2020 spending review includes a cut in international aid, from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5%. ...

Invasive species: biggest threat may be the most uncertain - disease

Showering celebrities with cockroaches, spiders and other exotic bugs might have seemed fun in Australia, but it's a different story ...

Sudan's former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan's last democratically elected leader and the great-grandson of the messianic figure who fought the British in the ...

UK records another 17,555 coronavirus cases with 498 deaths

People walk out from the Fortnum and Mason store, in London, Britain, on Nov. 23, 2020. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)The ...

Merkel confirms extension of partial COVID-19 lockdown in Germany

A masked teddy bear is pictured in front of a souvenir shop on a square during COVID-19 pandemic in Frankfurt, ...

Erasmus and Kolisi scoop top awards

Just a little more than a year after they spearheaded South Africa's third triumph at the Rugby World Cup in ...

These 2 words were the most popular in Russia in 2020

Education Nov 26 2020 Alexandra Guzeva Alexander Kislov One of them is, predictably, related to COVID-19, while the other - ...

Working from home: A double-edged sword?

Few dispute the massive impact that Covid-19 has had on every aspect of our lives, including our work. Thousands of ...

Prestige Golfshire awarded India's Best Golf Course

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 26 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Prestige Golfshire, South India's only luxury golf residential development has created a differentiator ...

Australia Welcomes Release Of Academic In Exchange For Three Iranians

Australia has welcomed the release of British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who had been serving a 10-year prison sentence in Iran ...

Far-Right Terrorism Rises as Islamist Terrorism Declines

WASHINGTON - After a 21-year-old white man armed with a semiautomatic rifle entered a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, ...

FACEIT to launch women-only tourneys on platform

FACEIT is partnering with the British Esports Association's Women in Esports initiative to launch a series of women-only Counter-Strike: Global ...

Diego Maradona's legend shaped by his Hand of God

Diego Maradona scored more than 300 goals, many touched with genius, but the two most famous came within four minutes ...

Who was the USSR's man in the middle

Joseph Biden, Victor Prokofiev and Andrei Gromyko, 1988.Eduard Pesov/TASS Professional interpreter Victor Prokofiev translated for heads of states, as well ...

UK records highest daily COVID-19 death toll since May 5

A man wearing a face mask walks in a shopping mall in London, Britain, on Nov. 23, 2020. (Photo by ...

Spending Review 2020: the experts react

This article will be updated as more reactions from our panel of experts come in."The health emergency is not yet ...

Five ways Black Friday shopping will be different in 2020

Friday November 27 marks a key date in the UK's retail calendar as consumers head online to take advantage of ...

Why local governments will feel aggrieved by this spending review

Reading November's spending review, local leaders will be left with many questions. They "live to fight another year" perhaps, but ...

Tehran Swaps Imprisoned Australian Academic For Three Iranians

Iranian state television says Tehran has released detained British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was serving a 10-year prison sentence for ...

UK expected to see worst recession in over 300 years: senior official

People walk past the Tower of London, in London, Britain, on Oct. 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yan)British Chancellor of the Exchequer ...

Will there be a monument to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Editor's Note: Dr. Emily Godbey is a professor of art and visual culture at Iowa State University. In this interview, ...

Malaysia's Government, Prime Minister Face Make-or-Break Budget Vote

KUALA LUMPUR - Lawmakers in Malaysia are due to decide the fate of the country's biggest-ever budget bill as soon ...

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She Had Miscarriage During Summer

LONDON - The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of ...

Scotland becomes first country to provide free menstrual products

Glasgow [Scotland], November 25 (ANI): Scotland became the first country in the world to provide free menstrual products as part ...

Why coronavirus rules should be about more than just stopping transmission

The success or failure of coronavirus regulations is often assessed on whether they affect the rate of transmission in the ...

Scotland First in the World to Make Sanitary Products Free

LONDON - Scotland on Tuesday made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to ...

Scotland's COVID-19 Infections Stabilize, Hospitalizations Fall

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Parliament Tuesday that the number of new COVID-19 cases has stabilized and hospitalizations are ...

Beyonce Leads 2021 Grammy Nominations, The Weeknd Shut Out

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce led nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday with nine nods, followed by Dua Lipa, ...

Lockerbie Bomber Appeal Begins at Scotland's High Court

LONDON - Scotland's High Court began hearing an appeal on Tuesday against the conviction of a Libyan man found guilty ...

10 ways to provide adequate housing in the COVID-19 era

COVID-19 is a health, social, economic and political emergency. It is also a housing emergency.In order to prevent the spread ...

Visitors to Britain Could Shorten Quarantine With Negative Test

Britain announced Tuesday that travelers from abroad could face a shorter isolation period with a negative COVID-19 test days after ...

Maori All Blacks squad named to duel Moana Pasifika

Maori All Blacks head coach Clayton McMillan on Tuesday named eight new caps in a 24-strong squad to prepare for ...

Tokyo's Nikkei ends up 2.5% as Biden gets transition help

Tokyo's Nikkei index closed up 2.50% on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump dropped opposition to government aid for Joe ...

'Virtual' ALP national conference will maximise stage management

The Labor party will hold its national conference "virtually", before Easter next year, Anthony Albanese has announced.The conference had been ...

Bok centre reveals his great-grandfather was a British Lion

Playing against the British & Irish Lions next year will be extra special for Springbok centre Jesse Kriel.The midfielder has ...

Gov't to spend P73.2-billion loan for COVID-19 vaccine procurement

QUEZON CITY, Nov 24 (PIA) --The government will use P73.2 billion financing coming from different sources to fund the procurement ...

Lockerbie Bomber Appeal Set to Begin at Scotland's High Court

LONDON - Scotland's High Court will begin hearing an appeal Tuesday of the conviction of a Libyan man found guilty ...

Tributes pour in for Argentina's 'eternal genius' Diego Maradona

Mourners started filing past the coffin of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires as Argentina began three days of national mourning ...

Iran releases British-Australian academic in exchange for 3 Iranians

Iran has freed a British-Australian academic, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who had been detained in the country for over two years, in ...

Lockerbie bomber appeal gets underway in Scotland

A posthumous legal challenge to overturn the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi begins in Scotland this Tuesday. ...

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Argentines Bid a Raucous Farewell to Maradona Amid Clashes

BUENOS AIRES - Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by two dozen people - ...

Changchun smashes SIPG, Kunshan defeats Evergrande in Chinese FA Cup

Guangzhou Evergrande's Wu Junjie (L) and Wang Jiajie in action during their Chinese FA Cup match in Suzhou, China, on ...

Star French footballer Mbappe condemns Paris police violence

"Say no to racism," the footballer added.But this case seems to have struck a chord and top names are increasingly ...

Argentina and the world of football mourn Maradona

Thousands of Argentines filed past Diego Maradona's coffin in Buenos Aires on Thursday after the country and the world of ...

'El Diego' in the greatest warm-up video of all time

Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60, will forever be remembered as one of the greatest ...

StarTimes announces broadcast deal with Kenyan soccer federation

FKF President Nick Mwendwa (2nd L), StarTimes CEO Hanson Wang (2nd R) pose for photo in Nairobi, Kenya, on Nov. ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

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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