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Thursday, November 26, 2020
It is possible to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving safely, an Irish immunologist has told a skittish public– you just have to cut out all physical contact and socializing, forget hugging, and...
Bursts of radio and X-ray activity from a star with an extremely powerful magnetic field may have handed astronomers a fresh clue in unravelling the mystery of ‘fast radio burst’ signals...
Sports fans found themselves more than a little frustrated on Wednesday following the passing of football legend Diego Maradona, whose last name left many on social media thinking musician Madonna had...
Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian driver who allegedly tried to ram his car into an officer on the outskirts of Jerusalem after using fake documents, officers said on Wednesday. ...
The French foreign minister has slammed the attitude of the UK's Brexit negotiators, accusing them of deliberately dragging their heels over "secondary subjects," as the clock ticks down for reaching a...
The EU has published documents laying out extraordinary measures that could be taken to give faster access to drugs by bypassing patent rights in emergencies and bring production directly to Europe. ...
Australian intelligence agencies “incidentally” slurped up private data from the country’s much-touted COVIDSafe smartphone app, according to the their inspector-general, who nevertheless insisted no one’s privacy was violated. ...
Earlier this month, Thailand’s drug control agency claimed it had landed the country’s largest ever ketamine seizure. Authorities have now been left red-faced after testing revealed the substance was actually a...
Three Qatari coastguard vessels stopped two boats belonging to their Bahraini counterparts, the latter's Interior Ministry has said. The move comes amid an ongoing blockade of Qatar by Arab states. ...
A Greek-operated oil tanker has been damaged by a mine explosion near a Saudi port in the Red Sea, local authorities have confirmed. The incident is suspected to stem from Riyadh’s...
Beijing has blasted India's move to ban more Chinese smartphone apps for "security reasons" and urged New Delhi not to harm bilateral cooperation. India banned 43 more Chinese...
In a development that could scupper the plot of numerous sci-fi movies about an artificial intelligence apocalypse, scientists have created a neural network that is smart enough to know when it...
A Greek-operated oil tanker has been damaged by a mine explosion near a Saudi port in the Red Sea, local authorities have confirmed. The incident is suspected to stem from Riyadh’s...
The defense secretary of the Philippines has warned of the growing risk of conflict in the South China Sea and claimed that if a war erupts, his country will be involved...
As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, European countries are taking different steps to ‘save’ Christmas and New Year holidays amid lockdowns and social distancing rules. The leaders of...
The head of the EC has said that Poland and Hungary should take their objections against making access to EU funding conditional on the rule of law to court, and stop...
A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger...
Facebook, which shared personal information of 3.3 million South Koreans without their explicit consent, has been fined for $6 million and is facing a criminal probe. Korean authorities said the tech...
European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday she cannot guarantee there will be a trade deal with Britain after its departure from the EU, adding that the coming...
A car covered with messages has crashed into the gates of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin ahead of a meeting where the extension of Germany’s coronavirus lockdown was set...
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday praised Hong Kong’s national security law and said that the city’s urgent priority is bringing normalcy back to the political system after months of unrest. ...
Danish TV has shown footage of dead mink resurfacing from the ground after millions of animals were culled due to fears over the coronavirus. Police explained that it was a natural...
Beijing has confirmed it is taking steps to blacklist Taiwanese politicians who undermine “the interests of Chinese people” on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. China is working...
Penguin Random House employees were sent into a tizzy by the firm's decision to publish Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson's new book, prompting a meeting where staffers reportedly cried and demanded that...
President Emmanuel Macron has delivered a reassuring address to the nation, saying that an easing of France’s Covid-19 lockdown will begin so that people can spend the Christmas holiday with their...
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has been duped by Russian pranksters pretending to be Greta Thunberg, commiserating with her about geopolitics and world leaders, and promising to introduce her to Terrance and...
French lawmakers have given the green light to a controversial security law clamping down on the publication of images of on-duty police officers, which has been pushed by President Emmanuel Macron's...
The Israeli military has allegedly struck at least two sites in Syria, including in the Damascus countryside and near villages south of Quneitra, Syrian state media reported. Only material damage was...
Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations Security Council that Yemen's Houthi militia is behind the missile attack at a petroleum facility in Jeddah owned by its Aramco oil company on...
A stabbing attack which injured two women in a department store in the Swiss city of Lugano is being investigated as a suspected terrorist act. The female suspect, who allegedly called...
At least 14 people have been killed and dozens more injured after twin blasts in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan on Tuesday afternoon, provincial officials said. The...
A stabbing attack which injured two women inside a department store in the Swiss city of Lugano on Tuesday afternoon is being investigated as a suspected terrorist act. One woman has...
The governments of Hungary and Poland have been blasted for derailing the EU budget and Covid-19 recovery fund by the mayors of Budapest and Warsaw, who wrote to Brussels urging it...
The increased demand for pets amid the pandemic has sent puppy prices skyrocketing, and has caused a boom in pet-related fraud. In Australia alone, such scams have inflicted losses of more...
More than 160 police officers in Germany have carried out searches at the homes of some of their colleagues after nine cops were accused of participating in right-wing and extremist WhatsApp...
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed the “path of negotiations” with Western states to lift sanctions. However, the government in Tehran says foreign companies are already preparing to...
Scientists have confirmed the existence of ‘superbolts’ that can be up to 1,000 times brighter than the average lightning strike, producing more power than all solar panels and wind turbines in...
The German defense minister rebuked Ankara after it summoned envoys from Germany, Italy and the EU in protest at the attempted search of a Turkish cargo ship suspected of illegally supplying...
US biotech firm Moderna will become the sixth company to supply a coronavirus vaccine candidate to the EU after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said a deal for 160...
The Chinese foreign ministry has attacked the Pope after he shared his thoughts on the persecuted peoples of this world, a list which included the Uighur people, who largely reside in...
China has said it is committed to peace in the region and reducing hostilities in the East China Sea following high-level talks with Japan. Both nations say they want better and...
The European Union's foreign policy chief called for an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan on Tuesday, warning that the country may lose political and financial support from Brussels. Josep...
Shanghai's Pudong, one of the China's busiest airports, saw hundreds of flights canceled on Tuesday after the discovery of a coronavirus cluster linked to the its cargo workers. All airport staff...
Protesters faced off against heavily armed and armored police in the Catalonian capital Barcelona to resist ongoing evictions as the coronavirus pandemic pushes many vulnerable residents to the brink of homelessness. ...
Benjamin Netanyahu has subjected himself to a political thrashing after the Israeli prime minister issued a gaffe-riddled speech during an event raising awareness about violence against women. The...
Pope Francis has hosted a delegation of NBA players and union officials at the Vatican, to discuss the issues of social justice and racial equality, without anyone wearing a mask to...
Beijing's space agency has embarked on a project to harvest rocks from the lunar surface with a robotic craft and bring them back to Earth, a feat accomplished by only two...
Police in Warsaw clashed with demonstrators who chained themselves to the gates of the Ministry of National Education and staged a roadblock on a bridge on Monday in protest over Poland’s...
Police in Paris have cleared out a temporary migrant camp set up in the middle of the French capital, clashing with pro-migrant protesters. The demonstrators say the migrants set up the...
Federal forces in Ethiopia have surrounded the Tigray region’s capital, after the country’s government gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) a 72-hour deadline to surrender. If the...