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Bar-headed geese make debut appearance in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rare bar-headed geese made a surprise visit to Taiwan earlier this week, marking their first recorded appearance in the subtropical nation. Native to East and South Asi...

Lebanon begins all-day curfew as virus spins out of control

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities began enforcing an 11-day nationwide shutdown and round the clock curfew Thursday, hoping to limit the spread of coronavirus infections spinning out of control after...

Cyprus, UAE sign first military cooperation agreement

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday signed their first military cooperation agreement as the eastern Mediterranean island nation seeks to bolster relations with nearb...

Saudi racehorse owner Prince Khalid dies at 83

NEWMARKET, England (AP) — Khalid bin Abdullah, the Saudi prince who owned the Juddmonte Farms horse-racing operation which produced superstar thoroughbreds like Frankel and Dancing Brave, has died. He...

Las Vegas Sands founder and CEO Adelson dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has passed away at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company...

Beetles can tell us much about human biodiversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the United States continues to grapple with the social unrest and political division triggered by racial inequality, it would seem physical characteristics still influe...

F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

LONDON (AP) — The start of the Formula One season has been delayed after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed from March to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australi...

Joinland Group Anticipates Better 2021

New Agricultural Projects Expected To Contribute To Group Revenues KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 12 January 2021 - The Joinland Group, a diversified Malaysian conglomerate of varied busin...

Analysis: Trump abdicating in the job he fought to retain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s days in office are numbered. But he’s already stopped doing much of his job. In the last three weeks, a bomb went off in a major city and t...

Daily low flying Israeli jets over Lebanon spreading jitters

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli military jets carried out several low flying flights over Beirut as reconnaissance drones also buzzed overhead Sunday in what has become a daily occurrence. Is...

UN envoy: Britain is `gung ho' about world role after Brexit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain’s new U.N. ambassador says the government is feeling “gung ho” about continuing its role as an important player on the world stage despite its exit from the European Unio...

Top US official gears up for US presence in Western Sahara

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The highest ranking U.S. diplomat for North Africa and the Middle East traveled Saturday to the city of Laayoune, which Morocco considers the capital of the Western Sahara, layin...

Amnesty critical of FIFA leader starring in Saudi PR video

Human rights activists are denouncing FIFA President Gianni Infantino's starring turn in a promotional video for the Saudi Arabian government in which he claims the kingdom has made important changes....

Head of Chinese bank behind foreign building spree jailed

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of the main Chinese state bank behind Beijing's initiative to build railways and ports across dozens of Asian countries has been sentenced to life in prison on corru...

Niger's leader: Fragility of nations must be top priority

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Days after attacks on two villages killed more than 100 civilians in his African nation, Niger’s president said Wednesday that tackling the growing fragility of nations must be a...