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Pastor Somu Avaradhi got a shock when he entered his church in Hubballi city in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. "There were people sitting inside, singing Hindu religious songs and shouting slogans," he said.

He says he called the police, but when they arrived, the protesters accused him of abusing and forcing a Hindu man to convert to Christianity.

As India tries to contain the spread of the Omicron variant, laboratories are working round the clock to identify people who might be infected by it.

Every day it receives about 100 throat and nasal swabs sealed in small boxes. That's roughly five times more samples than it was testing before the omicron variant - first detected in South Africa and now spreading around the world - appeared.

Boeing is committing $1 million to assist with disaster recovery and relief efforts across the Midwest and Southern United States in the aftermath of the recent, unprecedented, tornado outbreak.

"The damage caused by these tornadoes is devastating, and Boeing and our employees stand ready to assist our neighbours and colleagues who have been affected," said Ziad S. Ojakli, executive vice president of Government Operations.

A former park ranger from Australia has developed a storytelling app to teach the younger generation about the country’s indigenous people. Mikaela Jade, founder of Indigital, Australia’s first indigenous edu-tech company, said it is fitting that the technology is presented at Expo 2020 Dubai, with its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’

Kentucky's governor reflected on the "unspeakable trauma" in his state, as he confirmed that weekend tornadoes have killed at least 64 residents. The victims ranged in age from as young as five months to 86 years old and come from at least eight different counties, with 18 people still unidentified.

Governor Andy Beshear said that at least 105 people remain missing and more deaths may be confirmed soon.

The Central African Republic celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 on Monday with cultural performances highlighting the people’s relationship with the environment, a message reinforced by the country’s leader, His Excellency President Faustin-Archange Touadéra during his visit.

His Excellency, President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, accompanied by Alain Koyangozo, Commissioner General of the Central African Republic, was welcomed by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The numbers of nurses around the world are falling further just as the Omicron coronavirus spreads, and there is also an imbalance as Western countries step up recruitment of healthcare workers from African and other poorer countries, the International Council of Nurses said on Friday.

Howard Catton, CEO of the Geneva-based group that represent 27 million nurses in 130 national associations, said: “Many nurses are burned out from the COVID-19 pandemic and rates of intention to leave within a year have doubled to 20-30%.

India's largest syringe and needle manufacturer has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revoke an order to suspend production, part of a broader factory shutdown imposed by a state regulator to curb heavy pollution in the region. Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices (HMD) has shuttered its factories on the outskirts of New Delhi following the directive from a state pollution control board, triggering concerns of an acute shortage of syringes and needles in India just as its COVID-19 vaccination programme is in full swing.

Over the next few years, English will lose its importance as the de facto language for business in the world of e-commerce, as languages such as German, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese significantly rise in importance.

That’s just one of the findings from a recent study that will be discussed during a live, online  webinar presented by Translated, a global translation agency that combines AI with human creativity, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. Pacific/12 p.m. Eastern.  The webinar will feature key industry leaders from top e-commerce companies--such as Airbnb, Asics, and Shopify--as well as experts from the retail, research, and academic sectors.

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has reached agreement with the Canada-based e-learning courseware development company, Velsoft, to further advance the regional tourism development agency’s virtual training and development program.

As part of the agreement, Velsoft will host the Caribbean Tourism Institute, the CTO’s online campus developed by the Canadian firm.

Usian Bolt has announced that he will be making donations across his Jamaica homeland following a partnership with Epson Europe - to donate eco-friendly printers and projectors to primary schools across the island.

On his Usain Bolt Foundation website, the 8-times Olympics champion said that the partnership will see his former school Waldensia Primary, amongst others, benefiting from the donations.

The Best of Jamaica 2021 Awards Show will be hosted at the Island Space Museum in Plantation, Florida, and broadcasted on the Facebook and Youtube platform today (December 10), hosted by media personalities Jody Ann Gray and Eddy Edwards.

The Best of Jamaica Awards Show is the biggest feature of the year for, the world’s leading website and media platform covering Jamaican and Caribbean news, travel, food, and culture.

GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) is part of the GraceKennedy Remittance Limited (GKRS) Group of Companies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GraceKennedy Limited. GraceKennedy Remittance Services Limited (GKRS) serves as the exclusive agent of Western Union in several Caribbean countries.

GKMS is the umbrella brand for the products and services offered by FX Trader, Bill Express and Western Union. Combined, the GKMS network has over 300 locations across Jamaica.

The Pope has denounced, as he called, “narrow self-interest and nationalism" over the way European countries treats migrants. Speaking on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis called the neglect of migrants the shipwreck of civilisation.

His first visited Lesbos in 2016, when it was a major entry point for people trying to reach Europe.