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Lab-grown meat to go on sale in Singapore in world first

The news marks a "breakthrough for the global food industry", said US-based Eat Just, as firms increasingly try to find less environmentally harmful ways of producing meat. 

published : 22 hours ago

Senate GOP leader sticking with partisan COVID relief plan

McConnell said his bill, which only modestly tweaks an earlier plan blocked by Democrats, would be signed by Trump and that additional legislation could pass next year.

published : 22 hours ago

It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

Presidential pets provide their owners with a source of comfort, entertainment, occasional drama and generally good PR.

published : 22 hours ago

Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

If a minister is found guilty of violating ethical standards, the official is to be disqualified and forced to step down.

published : 23 hours ago

Alabama sets February execution date for man in 1991 killing

51-year-old Willie B Smith III abducted Johnson at gunpoint in October 1991 as she waited to use an ATM machine in Birmingham, forced her into the car trunk and withdrew USD 80 using her bank card.

published : 23 hours ago

Amnesty International calls for thorough, impartial probe into Sri Lanka prison deaths

Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks in several prisons as the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases spiked in the country's overcrowded jails.

published : 23 hours ago

US court blocks two H-1B regulations proposed by Trump administration

US District Judge Jeffrey White of Northern District of California blocked Trump administration's recent policy that required employers to pay foreign workers on H-1B visas significantly higher wages.

published : 23 hours ago

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow jailed

The trio were members of the now-defunct political group Demosisto. It is the first time that Chow, 23, has been given a jail sentence.

published : 23 hours ago

Iran's president rejects bill that would boost enrichment

The bill is expected to have little if any impact, as Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has the final say on all major policies, including those related to the nuclear program.

published : 23 hours ago

Pakistan starts fuel loading in 1,100MW Chinese-assisted nuclear power plant in Karachi

The fuel loading for the newly built Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2 (K-2) began on Tuesday after obtaining fuel load permit from the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority.

published : 23 hours ago

Indian diplomat in Pak wants to explain stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav's counsel appointment, IHC told

Justice Minallah said in order to implement the ICJ judgement, the IHC had been waiting for a response from the Indian government since 'it is our duty to ensure fair trial'.

published : 02 Dec 2020

UK approves Covid-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech, mass vaccinations to begin next week

The move makes Britain one of the first countries to begin vaccinating its population as it tries to curb Europe’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak.

published : 02 Dec 2020

South Korea passes law allowing BTS stars to postpone military service

As per the South Korean laws, all able-bodied South Korean men, aged between 18 and 28, are required to serve in the military for about two years, reported New York Times.

published : 02 Dec 2020

World leaders to address high-level, special session of UNGA on COVID-19 pandemic

The Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in Response to the COVID-19 pandemic will take place on December 3 and 4 at the UN Headquarters.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Trump threatens defence veto over social media protections

Trump has been waging war against social media companies for months, claiming they are biased against conservative voices.

published : 02 Dec 2020
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