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T20 WC: Pandey wants to see more fearless innings from Verma
Perth, Feb 24 (IANS) India seamer Shikha Pandey said on Monday that India will be urging their youngsters to keep playing fearless cricket after Shafali Verma produced another striking display in their 18-run victory over Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NASA's human computer Katherine Johnson dies at age 101
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Katherine Johnson, a woman mathematician who was one of NASA's human "computers" and inspiration for the acclaimed movie "Hidden Figures", passed away on Monday. She was 101.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
'Deadpool 3': Taiki Waititi of 'Thor: Ragnarok' to direct?
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) New-age Hollywood filmmaker Taiki Waititi could reunite with Ryan Reynolds to direct "Deadpool 3", according to industry sources.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Specific gut bacteria may be linked to high BP
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a distinct collection of bacteria found in the gut that may contribute to and predict the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
2020-02-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google to update terms of service on March 31
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) US based search engine giant Google has started alerting its users about the update of its terms of service (ToS), which will happen on March 31.
2020-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Half pint of beer a day can lead to longer life
London, Feb 24 (IANS) In a good news to beer lovers, researchers have found that men who consume half a pint of beer a day are 81 per cent more likely to reach the milestone age when compared to non-drinkers.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vivo APEX 2020 concept smartphone to launch on Feb 28
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Vivo was expected to announce its APEX 2020 concept smartphone at the MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, however, as the conference got cancelled the company will be showcasing the device on February 28 in Beijing, China.
2020-02-24
Category: International, China,Technology
T20 WC: Haynes helps Australia survive scare against Sri Lanka
Perth, Feb 24 (IANS) Rachael Haynes turned out to be the unlikely hero for Australia as she struck a classy half-century to help the hosts overcome a mighty scare against Sri Lanka in their Group A game at the WACA on Monday.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dubai to jail 2 Indian workers for assaulting compatriot
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) The Dubai court has sentenced two Indian workers to two years in jail for assaulting a compatriot over financial disputes. They were also convicted of theft and sexual assault, a media report said.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Pak man faces trial in Dubai for trying to steal from Indian
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) A Pakistani expat is facing trial at a Dubai court for allegedly trying to snatch a gold necklace off an Indian woman, it was reported.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Harmful metals in e-cigarettes linked to DNA damage
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) E-cigarette users are exposed to increased concentrations of potentially harmful levels of metals that are linked to elevated oxidative DNA damage, a new study has found.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dua Lipa chops off her damaged hair
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Dua Lipa was forced to cut her hair due to "bleached breakages".
2020-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kristen Bell doesn't believe in soulmates
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Kristen Bell wouldn't have wed her husband Dax Shepard if they'd met five years earlier.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eat fruits, yoghurt daily to reduce stroke risk
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, say researchers, adding that higher intakes of fruit, vegetables and dairy products is linked to a lower risk of ischaemic stroke.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
COVID-19 to push HK bankruptcies to decade high
Hong Kong, Feb 24 (IANS) Hong Kong is set to see the biggest jump in over a decade in personal bankruptcies and companies winding up this year, as individuals and firms were overwhelmed by "multiple problems" far worse than any crisis seen previously, a media report said on Monday.
2020-02-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,International
New Gboard beta is faster, brings better handwriting support
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Gboard, a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for native Android and iOS devices, in its latest beta is apparently faster and includes support for handwriting.
2020-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Malaysian PM submits resignation
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday submitted his resignation to the King, his office has confirmed.
2020-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Venice Carnival ended, lockdown in Italy as Covid-19 spreads
Rome, Feb 23 (IANS) The Venice Carnival was ordered shut on Sunday, two days ahead of schedule, and a lockdown imposed in party northern Italy, as authorities scramble to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, which is so far Europe's worst, reports said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Italy,National
SA vs AUS 2nd T20I: SA level series with 6-wicket win
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Feb 23 (IANS) South Africa levelled their three-match T20I series against Australia with 12-run win in the second match in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Captain Quinton de Kock smashed 70 off 47 balls while Lungi Ngidi took three wickets as the Proteas levelled the series 1-1.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Trump on way to India with great expectations
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) President Donald Trump left for India on Sunday with great expectations of a record reception.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,National
Why most young women are stressed about their sex lives
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) More than half of young women in Australia experience some form of sexually-related personal distress -- feeling guilty, embarrassed, stressed or unhappy about their sex lives.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women's T20 WC: SA beat England by six wickets
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) South Africa beat England by six wickets in a thriller to make a good start to their 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup campaign. Migon Du Preez, who became the first South African woman to play 100 T20Is in this match, held her nerves to hit a six and a four in the third and fourth ball of the last over of the match to see her team through.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hardliners set to win Iran parliamentary elections
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Hardliners are set to win Iran's parliamentary election, where voting - only 42.6 per cent - was the lowest turnout since the 1979 revolution, reports said on Sunday.1
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey hasn't honoured Sochi agreement on Syria: Kremlin
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey has yet to fulfill its obligations under a 2018 agreement regarding Syria's last rebel stronghold of Idlib, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
'Indo-Russian AI coop will reach level of strategic sectors soon'
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra said on Sunday that there are good prospects of cooperation in the field of industrial artificial intelligence (AI) that would take innovation, in some years, to the same level of cooperation seen in strategic sectors like defence and nuclear energy.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Technology
B'desh vs Zim ODIs: Mashrafe returns as captain
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza returns as captain of the Bangladesh ODI squad while two debutants will feature in their first two ODIs against Zimbabwe. Mohammad Naim and Afif Hossain have been included in the 15-man squad that was announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Coronavirus China's biggest health emergency: Xi
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) President Xi Jinping has said that the coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is China's "biggest public health emergency".
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,National
B'desh vs Zim: Mominul, Najmul 50s help host get close to lead
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Fifties from captain Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto helped Bangladesh get within 25 runs of Zimbabwe's first innings total on Day 2 of the one off Test between the two sides at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Shinzo Abe asks govt to draft policy to fight COVID-19
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday ordered his government to promptly draw up a basic policy to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Japan.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Japan,National
Harry-Meghan makes statement after dropping Sussex Royal brand
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made an extraordinary statement laying bare their frustrations after being forced to drop their Sussex Royal brand, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Turkey to open 1st-ever space training centre
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey is set to open the country's first-ever space training centre, it was reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UN concerned over Afghan election result crisis
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that it was "extremely concerned" over the two man contenders -- President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah -- disputing the results of the September 2019 presidential election.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Realme's Smart TVs coming to India in Q2 2020
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme was expected to unveil its smart TV on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain but with Mobile World Congress cancelled we don't have a global launch date but now in an interview on YouTube, Realme's Indian CEO Madhav Sheth revealed the smart TVs will arrive in India in Q2 2020.
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,Technology
S.Korea reports 4th COVID-19 death as cases spike to 556
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea reported its fourth death from the new coronavirus on Sunday and added 123 new cases to bring the total confirmed cases to 556.
2020-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,International
Serie A games affected due to spread of coronavirus
Milan, Feb 23 (IANS) Fears of the spread of novel coronavirus has led to Inter Milan's game against Sampdoria among three Serie A fixtures to be postponed.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Italy,National
Austrian Stefan Kraft claims 20th career ski jumping WC win
Bucharest, Feb 23 (IANS) Stefan Kraft of Austria has grabbed his fourth ski jumping World Cup win of the season and 20th overall in Rasnov, Romania and extended his lead in the overall ranking table.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Romania,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: PM: Opening up Sriharikota was to encourage scientific temper so rocket launching can be experienced
abn/in
2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,
Damascus-Aleppo highway officially opens for travel
Damascus, Feb 23 (IANS) A week following its capture by the Syrian army, the Damascus-Aleppo strategic highway has been officially opened for the travel between the country's south and north, according to the state news agency SANA.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
People post hate speech while seeking answers on terrorism
London, Feb 23 (IANS) People often resort to using hate speech when searching about terrorism on a community group social media platform, say researchers.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Hosni Mubarak's sons acquitted of corruption charges
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egyptian court has acquitted Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, in a corruption case.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Knockout tournament for us, we're ready: Lanning in Women's T20 WC
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia skipper Meg Lanning feels it's a knockout tournament now for her team after the shock defeat to India, as the reigning champions get ready to take on Sri Lanka here on Monday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Road map set for Syria's Idlib, says Erdogan
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a road map on Syria's Idlib was set following his phone calls with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Jayaram loses in semis, Indian challenge ends in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian challenge at the Barcelona Spain Masters ended on Saturday with shuttler Ajay Jayaram's defeat in the men's singles semifinal. Jayaram lost 20-22, 12-21 to Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarin in a match that lasted 39 minutes.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
ICC Women's T20 WC: Devine's 6th consecutive 50 helps NZ beat SL
Perth, Feb 22 (IANS) Sophie Devine once again proved unstoppable as her sixth consecutive 50+ score steered New Zealand to victory in their ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 opener against Sri Lanka.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Samsung halts production at Gumi phone plant over virus case
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that it has temporarily shut down a smartphone plant in the South Korean city of Gumi, shortly after a plant employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
ALERT: Govt changes name of Allahabad railway division to Prayagraj division
aks/prs
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,
25% climate change messages on Twitter written by bots: Study
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) A lot of messages denying the effects of global warming might actually have been written by bots as new research from Brown University in the US found that about 25 per cent of the tweets about climate change that they analysed were produced by automated accounts.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Technology
George and Amal Clooney's mansion flooded after heavy storm
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Hollywood superstar George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney's mansion in Berkshire, England, suffered severe flood damage after Storm Dennis struck in that region.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SA fined for slow over-rate in 1st T20I against Aus
Johannesburg, Feb 22 (IANS) South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first Twenty20 International in Johannesburg on Friday.
2020-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
OnePlus 8 launch may be online-only amid coronavirus concerns
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has stated on Weibo that the company will not be able to host a large offline launch event in the next few months and seems to be gearing up to unveil the upcoming OnePlus 8 series through an online livestream event amid coronavirus concerns.
2020-02-22
Category: International, China,Technology