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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes Japan, tsunami warning issued

Published On: January 1, 2024 01:40 PM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, Jan 1 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 hit north central Japan on Monday, public broadcaster NHK said.

COP28 pledges so far not enough to limit warming to 1.5C: IEA

Published On: December 10, 2023 07:37 PM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, Dec 10: A raft of new pledges announced at the COP28 climate summit - from tripling renewables to reining in methane emissions - won't be enough on their own to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Sunday.

China's military: US Navy ship 'illegally' entered territorial waters

Published On: December 4, 2023 03:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) - China's military on Monday said a U.S. Navy ship illegally entered waters adjacent to the Second Thomas Shoal, a disputed South China Sea atoll that has recently seen several maritime confrontations.

Exclusive: US to announce $3 bln into green climate fund at COP28 - sources

Published On: December 2, 2023 12:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The United States will announce a $3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund, sources familiar with matter said on Saturday.

China says no unusual pathogens found after WHO queries respiratory outbreaks

Published On: November 24, 2023 09:35 AM NPT By: Reuters

Nov 23 (Reuters) - Chinese health authorities have not detected any unusual or novel pathogens and provided the requested data on an increase in respiratory illnesses and reported clusters of pneumonia in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Biden says 'real progress' made in talks with Xi, deals made on military, fentanyl

Published On: November 16, 2023 07:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

WOODSIDE, California, Nov 16: U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed on Wednesday to resume military-to-military communications and cooperate on anti-drug policies, two major outcomes from their first face-to-face talks in a year.

North Korea closes multiple embassies around the world

Published On: November 1, 2023 11:20 AM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, Nov 1: North Korea is poised to close as many as a dozen embassies including in Spain, Hong Kong, and multiple countries in Africa, according to media reports and analysts, in a move that could see nearly 25 percent of Pyongyang's missions close worldwide.

Saudi Arabia sole bidder to host 2034 World Cup, FIFA says

Published On: November 1, 2023 10:57 AM NPT By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia was the only football association to present a bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup before the deadline closed, soccer's global governing body said on Tuesday.

Putin to visit China to deepen 'no limits' partnership with Xi

Published On: October 15, 2023 01:01 PM NPT By: Reuters

MOSCOW/BEIJING, Oct 15:  Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Xi Jinping in China this week in a bid to deepen a partnership forged between the United States' two biggest strategic competitors.

Putin discusses Ukraine war with top Wagner commander Troshev

Published On: September 29, 2023 01:18 PM NPT By: Reuters

MOSCOW, Sept 29: Russian President Vladimir Putin was on Friday shown meeting one of the most senior former commanders of the Wagner mercenary group and discussing how best to use "volunteer units" in the Ukraine war.

Musk's Neuralink to start human trial of brain implant for paralysis patients

Published On: September 21, 2023 12:10 PM NPT By: Reuters

September 21: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's brain-chip startup Neuralink said on Tuesday it has received approval from an independent review board to begin recruitment for the first human trial of its brain implant for paralysis patients.

Lil Nas X says documentary captures end of an era, start of new one

Published On: September 10, 2023 12:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

TORONTO, Sept 10: American rapper and song writer Lil Nas X hopes his fans get to the "real me," behind the stage persona through his new documentary film, the musician told reporters at the 43 Toronto Film Festival on Saturday night.

Rolling Stones launch new album 'Hackney Diamonds'

Published On: September 7, 2023 12:32 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Sept 7, The Rolling Stones announced "Hackney Diamonds", their first album of original music for 18 years and first since the death of drummer Charlie Watts, who played on two of the tracks, at the Hackney Empire on Wednesday.

Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan's graft conviction suspended - lawyer

Published On: August 29, 2023 02:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 : A Pakistani court on Tuesday suspended former Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent conviction on corruption charges, his lawyer Naeem Panjutha said, though it was unclear whether this would lead to his release from jail.

Bhutan cuts daily tourist fee by half to lure more visitors

Published On: August 26, 2023 03:40 PM NPT By: Reuters

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is to halve the $200 daily fee it charges tourists in an effort to boost a sector still struggling to recover a year after the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

Sam Asghari seeks divorce from Britney Spears 14 months after wedding

Published On: August 18, 2023 01:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

LOS ANGELES, Aug 18: Sam Asghari, the husband of pop superstar Britney Spears, is seeking to divorce the singer he married last year after she was released from a legal conservatorship.

Ecuador presidential candidate Villavicencio assassinated

Published On: August 10, 2023 01:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

QUITO, Aug 10: Ecuador presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, a vocal critic of corruption and organized crime, was killed at a campaign event on Wednesday, authorities said, amid an upsurge in violence in the Andean nation blamed on drug traffickers.

Rapper Tory Lanez sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion

Published On: August 9, 2023 11:58 AM NPT By: Reuters

Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison, more than seven months after he was convicted of shooting fellow musical artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument in 2020.

Warner Bros movie 'Barbie' ticket sales top $1 billion

Published On: August 7, 2023 12:46 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW YORK, Aug 7:The blockbuster film "Barbie" has topped $1 billion in box office ticket sales worldwide since its July 21 debut, Warner Bros. Pictures, a unit of Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD.O), announced on Sunday.

Angus Cloud, star of TV show 'Euphoria,' dead at 25

Published On: August 1, 2023 11:05 AM NPT By: Reuters

July 31: Angus Cloud, cast member of the HBO teen drama series "Euphoria," died on Monday at age 25 just days after the death of his father, his family said in a statement.