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Jordan to close mosques, restaurants and schools for two weeks - 09/14/2020

Amman (dpa) - Mosques, restaurants, street markets and most schools will be closed for two weeks starting Thursday in Jordan, amid an "unprecedented" increase in coronavirus infections and deaths in...

Outrage in Pakistan over rape and killing of 5-year-old girl - 09/08/2020

Islamabad – Police in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi have arrested dozens of suspects in connection with the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl that has sparked outrage in the country. "We...

Multiple stabbings reported from British Midlands city of Birmingham - 09/06/2020

London (dpa) - A number of people have been injured in a series of stabbings in the city of Birmingham in central England, police said early Sunday. "We can confirm that at approximately 12:30 am...

Italy to extend coronavirus measures as case numbers rise - 09/06/2020

Rome (dpa) - The Italian government plans to extend measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus through the end of September, including requiring people to wear masks and maintain...

Residents told to evacuate as powerful typhoon closing in on Japan - 09/06/2020

Tokyo - By Takehiko Kambayashi, – Powerful Typhoon Haishen was barrelling towards southern Japanese islands on Sunday with authorities issuing evacuation orders to hundreds of thousands of residents....

Rescue teams search Beirut rubble after sign of life detected - 09/04/2020

Beirut - By Weedah Hamzah, - Chilean rescue workers and Lebanese civil defence volunteers have resumed their precarious search for a possible survivor of the Beirut port blast after a sign of life...

Amazon to create another 7,000 warehouse jobs in Britain - 09/03/2020

London - US online retail giant Amazon on Thursday announced plans to create 7,000 more jobs in warehouses and offices in Britain this year, taking its permanent staff in the country to more than...

Qatar scraps 'kafala' employment system for migrant workers, ILO says - 08/30/2020

Cairo (dpa) - Qatar has dismantled the "kafala" employment system and introduced a minimum wage as part of major changes to its labour market, the UN labour body said on Sunday. The International...

Sarah Palin's defamation case against New York Times heads to trial - 08/29/2020

New York (tca/dpa) - Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the New York Times over an inaccurate editorial are headed to trial. Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff wrote in a 36-page decision that the former...

Survivor tells New Zealand mosque gunman in court 'we are winners' - 08/25/2020

Wellington - By Rebekah Lyell, - A survivor of the 2019 mosque attacks in New Zealand thanked the gunman at the Christchurch High Court on Tuesday, saying he showed the world that "terrorists do not...
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