China Slaps Australia with Huge Barley Tariff Amid Canberra’s Push for COVID-19 Origins Probe

Beijing's recent decisions come against the backdrop of heightened diplomatic tension between China and Australia, following a push by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an independent COVID-19 investigation amid allegations the Asian country had...

Australian man fined for rescuing whale from sea nets

BBC.COM-Image copyright ABC NEWS Image caption Onlookers say they saw the man speed out to rescue the whale by himself An Australian man who acted on his own to free a whale caught in sea...

28 Americans among the crew on cargo ship missing in Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a lost cargo ship with 33 people aboard, including 28 Americans, as Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin slams the Bahamas. Officials said the 735-foot ship, known as El Faro,...

New Zealand hit by second earthquake in two days

WELLINGTON New Zealand's capital shook for a second consecutive day on Tuesday after a magnitude 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Wellington, data from monitor GeoNet showed. There were no initial reports of damage, according to news reports...

New Zealand beaches turn red as lobsters dig in to the death

Swaths of coastline covered with squat lobster, which cling to the sand at high tide and then perish Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin -  The Guardian New Zealand squat lobster turning an Otago beach red Photograph:...

UK Gov’t ‘Tossed Out Lockdown Plan for Care Homes Proposed to Stem COVID-19 Deaths’

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, care homes in the UK have increasingly become epicentres for deaths linked to the respiratory disease, with some 16,000 residents suggested to have died, according to official UK figures. Public health...

Trump urges Nato members to double military funding target

US President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit 4% of their annual output (GDP) to military spending - double the current target. The White House confirmed he had made the remarks during the...

Niger Says 75 ‘Boko Haram Terrorists’ Killed

The Sahel state of Niger, which has been battling a bloody jihadist insurgency, said Wednesday around 75 Boko Haram combatants had been killed in the southeast and in neighbouring Nigeria. Twenty-five "terrorists" were killed on...

Australian PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threat

By Colin Packham SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged people not to attend planned Black Lives Matter protests around the country this weekend, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Organizers expect thousands of people to...

UN official warns of escalating Libyan war citing foreigners

Acting U.N. special envoy Stephanie Williams said the escalation will have “devastating consequences for the Libyan people” who are “getting lost in the mix, their voices crowded out.” Source: Associated Press UNITED NATIONS: The top U.N....

Baikar” Weekly resumes its century old mission

     On the first day of 2017 the first issue of “Baikar” Weekly will be published. “Baikar” has a rich history behind it spanningover a period of one full century.  It has served as...

Evening with Tatul Hakobyan at MPC Legal, Ventura, California

On the evening of Friday, May 27, Armenian reporter and author Tatul Hakobyan delivered a talk on the Four Day April War between Artsakh and Azerbaijan and the Nagorno Karabakh peace process at MPC Legal...

Top diplomat calls for solidarity with Africa amid pandemic

Solidarity with Africa is more essential than ever as the world struggles with the novel coronavirus, Turkey’s foreign minister said May 25 while marking Africa Day, the anniversary of the foundation of the African Union. “The unprecedented conditions...

New Zealand’s first Covid cases in 24 days came from UK

BBC.COM-Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of travellers arriving at Auckland International Airport New Zealand has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus, ending a 24-day streak of no new infections in the country. Both...

29 militants taken out in ‘major’ Sinai operation

Egypt’s army said Tuesday it had launched a “major military operation” against Daesh in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 29 radicals. Two soldiers lost their lives. The army said it launched the operation on Monday...

New Zealand puts Covid-19 quarantine in hands of military after border fiasco

Prime minister says release of two overseas arrivals without being tested ‘should never have happened and it cannot be repeated’ Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington  -  The Guardian New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has halted compassionate...

Ten Worst Foods for Prostate Health

It’s not enough to know the best foods you should eat to promote prostate health, you should also know which foods are the worst so you can avoid them. Some of the foods on...

Australia Has Become Target of ‘Sophisticated’ Cyber Attack by a ‘State-Based Actor’ – PM...

The Australian PM, during a press conference, said that the actor behind the cyber attack is "state-based", judging from the "scale and nature of the targeting". However, he did not name the country Canberra...

Australia says it has been target of ‘state-based’ cyberattacks

By Colin Packham -  Japan  Today SYDNEY A "sophisticated state-based actor" has been attempting to hack a wide range of Australian organizations for months and had stepped up its efforts recently, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said...

Government shutdown: Republicans float minor immigration deal in bid to end deadlock

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says that if Democrats agree to stopgap funding he will allow immigration reform vote Ben Jacobs in Washington The US government shutdown edged closer to a resolution on Sunday night after...