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Internet outages reported as Akamai probes problem

San Francesco, United States: Websites were knocked offline Thursday as network specialty firm Akamai said it is investigating an issue with its service. The scope...

US life expectancy fell sharply in 2020 due to Covid

Washington, United States: Average US life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, a sharp decline driven by the Covid-19 pandemic affecting males and...

Harvey Weinstein transferred to Los Angeles for new trial

New York, United States: Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been serving a 23-year prison sentence for sexual assault in New York since...

Evacuated Afghan interpreters to stay at Virginia military base

Washington, United States: The United States will use a military base in Virginia to temporarily house Afghan interpreters fleeing their home country due to...

New US policy won’t compel journalists to reveal sources

Washington, United States: The US government pledged Monday to steer clear of legal orders that force journalists to reveal their sources, with only rare...

New evacuations as major US wildfire grows

Los Angeles, United States: With oppressively hot, dry weather looming over much of the Western US and Canada on Sunday, the enormous Bootleg Fire...

Biden vows to appeal ruling against ‘Dreamers’ immigration program

Washington, United States: US President Joe Biden on Saturday denounced as "deeply disappointing" a federal judge's decision curbing a program that protects undocumented migrants...

US warns Covid ‘becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated’

Washington, United States: US health authorities on Friday pleaded with Covid vaccine holdouts to roll up their sleeves and get their shots, as cases,...

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China’s Hou wins first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, Japan: China's Hou Zhihui took the first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020 on Saturday as she dashed India's...

Tokyo Olympics rowing rescheduled over tropical storm

Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Olympic organizers brought forward rowing events as a "protective measure" Saturday as a tropical storm heads...

Lebanon can’t handle next Covid wave: hospital chief

Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave...

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