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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Dubai-based construction company that helped build the world’s tallest building and other engineering marvels in the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday it would enter liquidation, the final step in a long collapse from the country’s economic crisis a decade ago hastened by the coronavirus pandemic. Arabtec Holding PJSC...
    Record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the English Channel are “not a threat” to Britain, and could even be a boon for taxpayers, the United Nations (UN) has claimed. Speaking to the Commons Home Affairs Committee on Wednesday, representatives from the international body argued that Britain should open new channels that would allow many more...
    Eldon Knuth was trapped. It was November 1944, and U.S. forces were fighting to liberate the heavily fortified French city of Metz from the Nazis. When Knuth’s battalion attacked the German-held Fort Jeanne d’Arc, he and about 30 other soldiers with the Army’s 95th Infantry Division got stuck behind enemy lines, in the bitter...
    TYSON FURY fears Dillian Whyte could suffer 'serious brain damage' if his instant Alexander Povetkin rematch ends in another gruesome KO. The Gypsy King and Brixton ace have shared a fiery relationship recently. 3Alexander Povetkin knocked out Dillian Whyte Credit: Mark Robinson Ltd 3Tyson Fury fears another concussive KO loss for Whyte could have...
    The Maldives has become the first country in the world to offer a traveller loyalty rewards program. The south Asian country will give points towards perks for regular visitors, it announced. Maldives Border Miles will reward tourists for regular visits, with members progressing up three tiers: Aida (Bronze), Antara (Silver) and Abaarana (Gold). The three names...
    Israel's Ministry of Health reported a record 8,919 new daily cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday. The one-day case count breaks the previous record from last week of 8,315 cases. According to Johns Hopkins University, officials reported more than 248,130 cases of COVID-19 in Israel and more than 1,570 people have died. Cartoons on...
    The two Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available. Information about the books, including how to order, and special offers here. "Behold the wondrous, whimsical, witty world that is Tom the Dancing Bug! If you're someone who's not a fan of potent...
    Fox & Friends addressed the news that the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) would implement changes for the rest of their events in the 2020 election and predicted the rest of the debates may not be fair. Due to the chaos of the first encounter between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe...
    Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that it will make a limited number of seats available for fans to watch the World Series and the National League Championship Series in person this year. This is the first time fans will be allowed to attend a Major League Baseball game since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The International Center of Photography Museum finally reopens to the public in New York City.The museum, located on the Lower East Side, had been closed since March due to the pandemic.It will open with four exhibits addressing our current tumultuous times.Themes include the pandemic, political chaos, and the rise of anti-racist...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers are sounding alarms about the threat from China, warning Washington has so far failed to keep up with Beijing as it emerges as a global power. The concerns, voiced in two separate reports Wednesday, criticize U.S. intelligence agencies and policymakers for clinging too long to the notion that increased trade...
    By Emilie Delwarde DAX, France (Reuters) - Residents of the purpose-built village near Dax in southwestern France shop for groceries, get pampered at the hair salon and enjoy music recitals just like anyone else. But this is no ordinary gated community - each of its 105 permanent residents has Alzheimer's disease. The village offers the...
    THIS is the stomach-churning moment one of the world's biggest spiders drags away an unfortunate frog for dinner in a shocked man’s bathroom. Sujay Shah, 25, recorded the bizarre encounter at his home in Jalpaiguri, India, where he found the duo locked in a life-or-death struggle. 8The hungry huntsman sinks its fangs into its live...
    When the Women’s Super League returned, plenty in England were quick to declare it the best league in the world. After a summer transfer window that saw some of the best players in the world arrive on these shores, the hype was understandable. Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood left Champions League winners Lyon for Manchester...
    TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Europe and Asia on Thursday, while trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended due to a technical failure in its computer systems. Tokyo Stock Exchange officials said they were working to restore normal trading by Friday morning. They said trading was halted early Thursday because rebooting...
    The French Open witnessed several significant moments today. It all began with Serena Williams withdrawing from the tournament and has now come till Coco Gauff making an unfortunate exit in the second round. The American had a promising start but suffered a loss in three sets against Martina Trevisan of Italy.  Coco Gauff’s main draw...
    The star-studded production A World of Calm, airing on HBO Max Oct. 1, is made by the bedtime story and meditation app company Calm, which is known for its big-name celebrity collaborations. It’s unclear, at first, what the new series is meant to do. Keanu Reeves, Kate Winslet, Oscar Isaac, Mahershala Ali, Zoe Kravitz, and...
    By YURI KAGEYAMA and ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writers TOKYO (AP) — Investors in Japan and elsewhere were left scratching their heads Thursday after trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the world’s third largest by market value, was halted for the day due to a technical failure. The Tokyo Stock Exchange said it was working...
    By MARIA CHENG and LORI HINNANT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves — and running into skepticism even from some of those it's intended to help most. In one of the...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany lifted its blanket warning against travelling to all countries outside the European Union early on Thursday, although little is likely to change for most travellers under the new regulation. The cautious reopening, agreed by the German cabinet three weeks ago, comes as Europe faces an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with many...
    TOKYO – Investors in Japan and elsewhere were left scratching their heads Thursday after trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the world’s third largest by market value, was halted for the day due to a technical failure. The Tokyo Stock Exchange said it was working to restore trading by Friday and would hold a...
    LONDON – An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves — and running into skepticism even from some of those it's intended to help most. In one of the biggest obstacles, rich countries have locked up most of...
    Attendees pass by an Alibaba.com display at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.David Becker | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Chinese tech giant Alibaba needs to look beyond China and Southeast Asia in order to sustain current levels of growth, an analyst said Thursday.  With more than 750 million active users in China, Alibaba is at a point where...
    Malaysia palm oil producer vows to clear name after U.S. ban Trump says economic recovery is V-shaped, Biden says its a K. Whos right and what does it mean? Cycling: Astana pull two riders from Giro due to COVID-19 concerns (Reuters) - Astana have dropped Yuriy Natarov and Vadim Pronskiy from their squad for...
            by Christopher Roach  Whether it is forest fires caused by decrepit infrastructure, the use of intelligence agencies to target domestic political opponents, growing inequality, or a rejection of our political traditions, America more and more feels like a third world country. First, consider what it meant to be a first world country. This...
    There are several films that had to suffer a delay owing to the coronavirus outbreak. Either the ongoing shootings had to be stalled or the films that were planned to be shot from a particular date had to be postponed. The directors and producers had to wait for the authorities to give a green signal...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Over the past week, 190 countries addressed the United Nations General Assembly, nearly all of them represented by presidents, prime ministers and ministers. Only nine of them were women. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that women watching "have a perfect right to feel that they are not...
    After a season with no fans in the stands, Major League Baseball is set to allow a “limited number” of fans for the NLCS and World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, the league announced Wednesday. Approximately 11,500 tickets will be made available for each game, with 10,550 fans in the stands and...
    US court approves $800 mn settlement in Las Vegas mass shooting Trump says economic recovery is V-shaped, Biden says its a K. Whos right and what does it mean? Teofimo Lopez: Prodigy. Champion. Superstar? Teofimo Lopez Jr. has always been ahead of the curve. © Provided by Boxing Junkie He was 6 or 7...
    After a season with no fans in the stands, Major League Baseball is set to allow a “limited number” of fans for the NLCS and World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, the league announced Wednesday. Approximately 11,500 tickets will be made available for each game, with 10,550 fans in the stands and...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers are sounding alarms about the threat from China, warning Washington has so far failed to keep up with Beijing as it emerges as a global power. The concerns, voiced in two separate reports Wednesday, criticize U.S. intelligence agencies and policymakers for clinging too long to the notion that increased trade...
    STUNNING shots of awe-inspiring festivals, landscapes and animals around the world have all made it to the shortlist for a prestigious photography prize. The breathtaking shots were complied by Better Photography Magazine and organized into four categories to showcase the world's best captured moments. 18Azim Khan Ronnie was the overall winner as well as the...
    (CNN)Ornithologist Stephen Kress remembers the first time he encountered puffins, more than 50 years ago on an island near the US/Canada border."I was totally amazed from the moment I first saw them," he says. It was the beginning of a lifelong passion for the little seabirds known for their red tipped beaks and expressive faces....
    US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend a business leaders event inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017.Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The U.S. and China have "diametrically opposed values" and will eventually slip into a "new cold war" in the coming decades, said...
    Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg greets members of congress after testifying at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin ScottErin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Wednesday announced that it's banning any ads in support of the far-right group Qanon and any militarized social movements.  The move is Facebook's latest...
    The Tampa Bay Rays are so good, they might win the whole thing in 2020.And just like that, the Tampa Bay Rays advance past the Toronto Blue Jays to the ALDS. Even though Blake Snell is the only player on the Rays you can name, this team won the AL East and earned the No....
    KABUL – Eighteen-year old Fatima Sultani gazes at the peak of a mountain near Afghanistan’s capital Kabul after completing a morning climbing session, considering her next challenge. She and her team of nine young Afghan mountaineers, including three women, are hoping to climb Afghanistan’s Mir Samir mountain and after that travel to Nepal to...
    Fans can take themselves out to the ball game for the first time this season during the NL Championship Series and World Series at new Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that about 11,500 tickets will be available for each game. That is about 28% of the 40,518-capacity, retractable-roof stadium...
    By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fans can take themselves out to the ball game for the first time this season during the NL Championship Series and World Series at new Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that about 11,500 tickets will be available for each...
    Photo credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images. Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that it would allow a limited number of fans to attend its National League Championship Series and World Series, which will both be held inside the league’s “bubble” at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. According to NBC Sports, the baseball league will...
    Chef José Andrés doesn’t want anyone to have to skip a meal in order to vote on Election Day. The celebrity chef announced that the nonprofit group he founded, World Central Kitchen, will serve hot meals at voting sites on Election Day as part of its “chefs for the polls” initiative. They’ll feed voters and...
    Camila Cabello has addressed rumors that she and fellow pop star Shawn Mendes have broken up. Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes enjoy cups of coffee during a walk in Miami.MiamiPIXX / BACKGRID The former Fifth Harmony singer, 23, took to Instagram to congratulate her boyfriend on his upcoming project, “Wonder,” posting a clip of the...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A limited number of fans will be able to attend the National League Championship Series and World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. In conjunction with the Texas Rangers, MLB will make approximately 11,500 tickets available for each game with 10,550 fans spread throughout...
    KABUL – Eighteen-year old Fatima Sultani gazes at the peak of a mountain near Afghanistan’s capital Kabul after completing a morning climbing session, considering her next challenge. She and her team of nine young Afghan mountaineers, including three women, are hoping to climb Afghanistan’s Mir Samir mountain and after that travel to Nepal to summit...