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Amazon delays Prime Day in India and Canada New! 2021-05-06 17:23:55Prime Day, which typically takes place in July, was postponed to mid-October last year in the U.S. and elsewhere due to the pandemic.

Why some tech workers are turning down jobs New! 2021-05-06 15:11:49Negative reviews of TikTok on Glassdoor are putting some people off joining the company.

Japan, South Korea stocks rise in mixed trading 2021-05-06 04:20:55Thursday's session in Asia-Pacific followed a mixed finish overnight on Wall Street where the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at a new closing all

India reports over 412,000 new Covid cases as 2021-05-06 03:11:12India's Supreme Court ordered the central government to present a comprehensive plan by Thursday outlining steps to meet medical oxygen requirements

India’s worsening Covid crisis could spiral into a 2021-05-06 00:19:55The South Asian country accounted for 46% of new coronavirus cases globally and one in every four deaths in the past week, said the World Health Organ

Newspaper publisher Singapore Press Holdings to transfer troubled 2021-05-05 23:56:09The company's media business includes English broadsheets The Straits Times and The Business Times, as well as Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao.

India foreign minister self-isolating after Covid scare at 2021-05-05 08:02:00India's foreign minister met in person with U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday.

Australian shares rise almost 0.4% as Hong Kong 2021-05-05 04:55:41The benchmark ASX 200 advanced 0.39% to 7,095.80 with the heavily-weighted financials subindex rising 0.57%

3 key trends are set to dominate consumer 2021-05-05 04:08:19The coronavirus recovery, continued tech adoption and increased demand for health products are three trends set to dominate consumer behavior in Asia

India reports more than 357,000 new Covid cases 2021-05-05 03:58:07So far, at least 222,408 people have died from the disease, but that number is likely lower than the actual death toll.

China urges 'basic manners' after Philippine foreign secretary 2021-05-04 23:38:12Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted that China should "get the f--- out" as the two countries clash over the South Chin

Ola hires ex-Jaguar and Aston Martin designer to 2021-05-04 07:22:01Ola, an Indian competitor to Uber that makes its own electric vehicles, has hired Jaguar Land Rover veteran Wayne Burgess as its head of vehicle desig

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Republicans voted against Biden's COVID relief package. Now New! 2021-05-06 08:05:04Every Republican in Congress voted against President Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan, but that hasn't stopped some from promoting it.

Today's Headlines: The recall campaign's defining issues New! 2021-05-06 08:00:54With COVID-19 declining in California, a host of other issues could determine whether voters will recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.

For the first time in years, Netanyahu's rule New! 2021-05-06 07:38:00Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics for the past 12 years, but that stranglehold could soon come to an end.

'Mother India is in dire need': Diaspora rallies New! 2021-05-06 07:05:27India’s large diaspora is tapping its wealth, growing political clout and expertise to help India combat a catastrophic coronavirus surge.

The FBI raided her home to find Nancy New! 2021-05-06 06:15:24The massive effort to round up those who stormed the U.S. Capitol has not been without problems, including a potential instance of mistaken identity.

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong sentenced to New! 2021-05-06 05:40:33Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong is sentenced to more jail time for participating in a commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies 2021-05-05 22:04:12Mali’s Ministry of Health says a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after expecting only seven.

Biden administration supports waiving intellectual property rules on 2021-05-05 16:07:04Biden supports relaxing global trade restrictions for COVID-19 vaccines so that more countries can produce them and bring a faster end to the pandemic

Atlanta board revokes dismissal of officer who fatally 2021-05-05 15:24:23Atlanta officer is reinstated but will remain on leave until criminal charges involving the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks are resolved, police say

Today's Headlines: A family reunited at the border 2021-05-05 08:03:30A mother and son separated by the Trump administration more than three years ago were finally reunited.

Not to bug you out, but trillions of 2021-05-05 07:35:18After spending the last 17 years underground, the noisy insects are ready to surface. 'This is a feel-good story, folks,' one scientist insists.

Jury weighs fate of 2 Bay Area friends 2021-05-05 06:54:26'I'm stressed,' Finnegan Elder said as a jury in Rome began deliberating murder charges against him and his high school friend Gabriel Natale-Hjort

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In Covid-19-hit India, a 26-year-old doctor decides who 2021-05-05 06:15:00NEW DELHI - Dr Rohan Aggarwal is 26 years old. He does not even complete his medical training until next year. And yet, at one of the best hospitals

Thai travel agencies offer Covid-19 'vaccine tours' to 2021-05-05 06:02:40BANGKOK - Travel agencies in Thailand are selling coronavirus "vaccine tours" to the United States, as some wealthy Thais grow impatient awaiti

India accounts for 46% of world's new Covid-19 2021-05-05 04:33:00GENEVA  - India accounted for 46 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases recorded worldwide last week and one in four of deaths, the World Health Orga

Daily roundup: I tried upping my Instagram game 2021-05-05 04:30:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. I tried upping my Instagram game with this TikTok iPhone camera hack and I looked lik

Stranded Australians in India feel 'betrayed, abandoned' by 2021-05-05 04:27:00When Australian citizen Vikas Mahajan travelled to India in February with his wife and two small children to help look after his elderly parents, he d

Japan town draws ire on social media for 2021-05-05 04:21:21A Japanese costal town in the western part of the country has drawn ire on social media for using some of the coronavirus relief funds it was given by

Myanmar state media says 5 killed in blast 2021-05-05 04:05:00YANGON - Five people killed in an explosion in Myanmar this week, including an ousted lawmaker, had been building a bomb, media controlled by the mili

South Korea says AstraZeneca, Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines 87% 2021-05-05 03:51:00SEOUL - One dose of Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Pfizer was 86.6 per cent effective in preventing infections among people aged 60 and o

Philippine diplomat says sorry for Twitter rant against 2021-05-05 00:33:23The Philippines ’ top diplomat has apologised for a foul-mouthed rant on Twitter in which he told China where to go – after being informed

World's oldest person pulls out of Tokyo Olympics 2021-05-04 23:27:00TOKYO  - The world's oldest person, a 118-year-old Japanese woman, has decided not to take part in the torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics o

As India's coronavirus cases surge, volunteers step in 2021-05-04 06:32:17Suited up in blue protective gear and wearing a face shield under his bright yellow turban, Jitender Singh Shunty sprays disinfectant on bodies at the

China calls for 'basic etiquette' after outburst by 2021-05-04 05:45:30BEIJING - China urged the Philippines on Tuesday (April 4) to observe "basic etiquette" and eschew megaphone diplomacy after the South-east Asi

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Diplomats from 5 nations resuming Iran nuclear talks 2021-05-01 11:43:49High-ranking diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia and Britain are set to resume talks Saturday focused on bringing the United States back int

Vaccine campaign begins amid virus surge in rebel-held 2021-05-01 11:02:30A Covid-19 vaccine campaign kicked off in Syria's last rebel-held enclave on Saturday, with a 45-year-old front-line nurse becoming the first to rece

Dozens killed in stampede at Israeli religious festival 2021-04-30 03:35:39Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews had thronged to the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai for annual Lag B'Omer commemora

Stampede at Israeli religious festival kills nearly 40 2021-04-30 02:16:33A stampede broke out early Friday at a Jewish religious festival attended by tens of thousands of people in northern Israel, killing nearly 40 people

Shakeup in Iran's presidential office after leaked tape 2021-04-29 12:31:08Iran's president has replaced the head of a think tank that recorded an interview with the country's foreign minister that leaked out this week, a t

Saudi prince strikes conciliatory tone with rival Iran 2021-04-28 09:13:54"Iran is a neighbouring country, and all we aspire for is a good and special relationship with Iran," Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in

US Navy fires warning shots in new tense 2021-04-28 05:40:08

Turkey announces "full lockdown" from April 29 to 2021-04-27 10:34:05Turks will be required to stay mostly at home under a nationwide "full lockdown" starting on Thursday and lasting until May 17 to curb a surge in co

In leaked audio, Iran’s Zarif criticises Guards’ influence 2021-04-27 01:17:01

Libya PM Abdul Hamid Dbeibah calls off Benghazi 2021-04-26 13:59:41Libya's interim prime minister called off his visit Monday to the country's east after a government advance security team was turned back from the a

Lawyer: Iranian-British woman gets another year in prison 2021-04-26 13:44:00An Iranian-British woman long held in Tehran has been sentenced to another year in prison in Iran, her lawyer said Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe h

Virus surge in crowded Gaza threatens to overwhelm 2021-04-26 09:41:08 A sudden surge in infections and deaths is threatening to overwhelm hospitals weakened by years of conflict and border closures. Gaza's main treatme

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