Record Rains Cause Flash Flooding in Tennessee; 4 Dead

Torrential rains across Tennessee flooded homes and at least one church and left roads impassable, prompting dozens of people to be rescued in the Nashville area. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood’s aftermath. ...

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Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Heavy rain causes flooding at hospital in Alberton

Heavy downpours wreaked havoc in Gauteng on Friday afternoon, resulting in flooding at the Netcare Union Hospital in Alberton, east of Johannesburg. The hospital’s general manager, Esme Abrahams, confirmed to News24 that some of the ho ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Pakistan Taliban commander killed in South Waziristan

South Waziristan [Pakistan], February 27 (ANI): A terrorist commander of Pakistan Taliban was killed in an operation in South Waziristan by security forces, the military said on Friday. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Nooristan alia ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Riyadh rejects US report implicating MBS in Jamal murder

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], February 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has categorically rejected the United States’ report implicating Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman for approving the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling the assessmen ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Australian Ambassador to India meets UP Dy CM

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], February 26 (ANI): Australian Ambassador to India Barry O’Farrell on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and discussed potential opportunities in education, investment, and manufa ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
US Peace Corps Marks 60 Years of Global Volunteerism

The U.S. Peace Corps turns 60 Monday. Since its establishment through executive order by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, the Peace Corps has sent more than 240,000 volunteers to 141 countries. The organization quickly becam ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Skeptical Moody’s sees SA debt burden rising

Ratings agency Moody’s noted that although government’s deficit forecasts have been revised lower, the country can’t avoid a rising debt burden over the next three years. Moody’s raised concerns that of a slower pace of fiscal con ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Ireland reports large drop in COVID among vaccinated care workers

The number of healthcare workers contracting the COVID virus has dropped sharply in Ireland since the start of administering vaccines. Fewer than 300 health care workers contracted the virus last week, compared to 1,400 in the final we ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Top US Diplomat ‘Visits’ Mexico, Canada on Virtual Trip

WASHINGTON — Diplomats sat beside stacks of briefing papers, flanked by flags and emphasized their closeness. But they were geographically far apart Friday as Secretary of State Antony Blinken, because of the pandemic, started a new chap ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
India calls on world to lend support to Myanmar

New York [US], February 27 (ANI): India on Friday said that restoring democratic order should be the priority of all stakeholders in Myanmar and called on the international community to lend its "constructive support" to the pe ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
EU welcomes India, Pakistan decision to ceasefire along LoC

Brussels [Belgium], February 26 (ANI): The European Union on Friday has welcomed the agreement between India and Pakistan to observe a strict ceasefire at the Line of Control in Kashmir. In a tweet, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Powell comments on interest rates ignites Asian stock markets

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia — Stocks in Asia rose across the board on Thursday, in line with the global trend, following comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. "Powell said it will take three years for them to achieve ...

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Saturday, 27 February 2021