India’s richest family’s pet project: World’s largest zoo

Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire owner of Reliance Industries, plans to build a 280-acre zoo with more than 100 species. Plans to build the world’s largest zoo and animal sanctuary by India’s richest family, which owns the $168bn Reliance Industries corporate empire, has stirred controversy in the country. The Ambanis plan to build a 113-hectare (280-acre) […]

US annual trade deficit largest since 2008 financial crisis

The gap in the trade of goods and services widened to $678.7bn in 2020 from $576.9bn in 2019, the US Department of Commerce said. The U.S. last year posted its biggest annual trade deficit since 2008 as the global health crisis depressed export markets for American companies. The gap in trade of goods and services […]

India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

India, home to 1.3 billion, is aiming to inoculate about 300 million people by July. India launched one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday as the coronavirus pandemic spread at a record pace and global COVID-19 deaths surged past two million. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed healthcare workers through video […]

Italy Starts Largest Mob Trial in Decades

“This humble Calabrian family simply inherited some land located between parcels belonging to the Mancuso family,” Mr. De Pace said, referring to the Vincis. “Their son paid for his sense of justice with his life.” Last week, the police revealed that a Calabrian farmer who disappeared in 2016 and whose remains were never found, was […]

Iran unveils its largest military vessel during missile drill

The Iranian Navy’s latest show of forces comes after a drone drill and the unveiling of a missile base by the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Tehran, Iran – Iran’s navy has officially inducted the country’s largest military vessel into its fleet during a maritime missile drill at a time of heightened tensions with the United States […]

Mexico moves to create world’s largest legal cannabis market

The reforms would allow the legal cultivation of marijuana on Mexican soil after decades of violence between drug cartels and authorities. Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday published rules to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis, a major step in a broader reform to create the world’s largest legal cannabis market in the Latin American country. […]

Biden’s inauguration will not be the ‘largest ever’ – by design

Among United States President Donald Trump’s many controversies in his first few days in office four years ago was a self-inflicted one about how many people attended his inauguration on January 20, 2017. “[W]e had a massive field of people. You saw them. Packed,” Trump said the day after he was sworn in. “I looked […]

COVID ‘shutdown’ coming into effect in Canada’s largest province

Tighter restrictions will be in place across Ontario until at least January 9, as the province seeks to curb rising COVID-19 infections. Canada’s most populous province is imposing tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday in an effort to curb rising infections, deaths and hospitalisations linked to the novel coronavirus. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the “provincewide […]

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo telescope, once world’s largest, collapses

For five decades, Arecibo was the largest single-aperture telescope in the world, used to study distant planets and find asteroids. The massive telescope on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico – located at the Arecibo Observatory and deteriorating since August – collapsed on Tuesday, officials said, after 57 years of astronomical discoveries. The radio telescope’s […]

Yemen’s warring sides complete largest prisoner swap in 5 years #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

More than 1,000 people released following prisoner exchange between government and Houthi fighters. Yemen’s warring parties have completed the largest prisoner-swap in the country’s five-year war, with rebels releasing fighters affiliated with influential pro-government armed groups. More than 1,000 people were released and transported to their homes over the two-day exchange – completed on Friday […]