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Your genes may determine deeply held moral values
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A person's disapproval of noncommittal sex and their condemnation of recreational drug use may have a common genetic basis, suggests a study.
2021-10-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Smart hospitals to be worth $59 bn globally by 2026: Report
London, Oct 26 (IANS) The market value of smart hospitals will reach $59 billion by 2026, up from $29 billion in 2021, according to a report on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
NZ govt backs business to vaccinate workforces
Wellington, Oct 26 (IANS) Covid inoculation will be required for all workers at businesses across New Zealand where customers need to show vaccination certificates, such as hospitality and close-contact businesses, as part of a range of measures to help protect workplaces and staffers from the pandemic.
2021-10-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Europe's biggest ultra-low emission zone comes into force in London
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Europe's biggest ultra-low emission zone, spanning about 380 square km of London, has come into operation.
2021-10-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
How international vax scheme Covax has failed poor countries
London, Oct 25 (IANS) The international Covid vaccine scheme Covax has failed to evenly distribute vaccines against the infectious disease to poor countries, while rich countries have brought the jabs in surplus, many of which have also gone to waste.
2021-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
No quarantine for fully vaccinated players at Australian Open
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Fully vaccinated players will not have to undergo mandatory two weeks of hotel quarantine or live in a bio-secure bubble in Australia for next year's Australian Open tennis tournament while un-vaccinated players will have to undergo two weeks of quarantine on reaching Australia for the event in Melbourne.
2021-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Ben Stokes back in England's fold for the Ashes
London, Oct 25 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been added to the side's Test squad for the Ashes tour of Australia, beginning at The Gabba in Brisbane on December 8.
2021-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ed Sheeran tests positive for Covid
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Grammy winning-singer Ed Sheeran has tested positive for Covid, but will continue performing from home.
2021-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
New Zealand reports 109 new cases of Covid Delta variant
Wellington, Oct 25 (IANS) New Zealand reported 109 new Delta variant cases of Covid-19 in the community on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country's community outbreak to 2,681.
2021-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
UK records another 39,962 new coronavirus cases
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Another 39,962 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,773,674, according to official figures released on Sunday.
2021-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Premier League: Liverpool humiliate Man United with 5-0 win
Manchester, Oct 24 (IANS) Egyptian striker Mohammed Salah struck a hat-trick as Liverpool handed traditional rivals Manchester United a 5-0 thrashing at home, silencing the Old Trafford faithful with a clinical performance on Sunday.
2021-10-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Premier League: Antonio goal helps Hammers beat Spurs 1-0
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Michail Antonio scored the lone goal as West Ham United defeated Tottenham Hotspur their second successive defeat of the week as they moved to the fourth position in the Premier League standings on Sunday. On Thursday, the Spurs had lost to Dutch club SBV SBV Vitesse 1-0 in the Europa League.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Talks with EU on Northern Ireland Protocol 'constructive', says Britain
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Britain and the European Union held "constructive" technical discussions on the Northern Ireland Protocol, but substantial gaps remain on the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), according to a British government source.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Ashes: Victoria Premier 'confident' of 80,000-plus fans attending Boxing Day Test
Melbourne, Oct 24 (IANS) Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews sounded confident of 80,000-plus fans attending the Boxing Day Test, the third Test of the 2021/22 Ashes series, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at the end of the year. The hope came after the Victoria government announced an easing of lockdown curbs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the coming months.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
AY.4.2 up to 15% more transmissible than Delta, may be named 'Nu'
London, Oct 24 (IANS) A sub-variant of the Covid Delta strain -- AY.4.2 -- may be up to 15 per cent more transmissible than the original Delta, scientists estimate.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Aus state outlines pathway out of pandemic
Melbourne, Oct 24 (IANS) Authorities in Australia's Victoria on Sunday outlined what life would look like when the state reaches vaccination rates of 80 and 90 per cent.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Commonly used antidepressant not effective in treating dementia: Lancet
London, Oct 24 (IANS) A drug used to treat agitation in people with dementia is no more effective than a placebo, and might even increase mortality, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New Zealand reports 85 new Covid cases
Wellington, Oct 24 (IANS) New Zealand reported 85 new cases of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sunday.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
UK records another 44,985 new coronavirus cases
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Another 44,985 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,734,934, according to official figures released on Saturday.
2021-10-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Premier League: Mount hat-trick helps Chelsea thrash Norwich 7-0
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Mason Mount scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea as the Champions League winners hammered Norwich City 7-0 in a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Glasgow COP26 attendees face 'high hurdle' in booking hotel rooms
Glasgow, Oct 23 (IANS) As the 26th UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change, also known as COP26, is set to open in eight days in Glasgow, an accommodation crisis is sweeping the most populous city in Scotland, as thousands of attendees are still looking for a hotel room ahead of the high-profile international event.
2021-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Premier League: Man United v Liverpool, big game in fascinating weekend
London, Oct 22 (IANS) The Premier League has a series of fascinating games this weekend, which are dominated by the clash between eternal rivals, Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
England-India Test series decider to be played in Edgbaston next year
London, Oct 22 (IANS) The series decider for the Test series between England and India will now be played at Edgbaston from July 1 next year, said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday. India is currently leading the series 2-1 before the fifth Test at Old Trafford was cancelled hours before the start due to concerns over COVID-19 outbreak in the tourists' camp.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lab-grown 'mini brains' to pave way for dementia treatment
London, Oct 22 (IANS) UK researchers have developed 'mini brains' that allow them to study a fatal and untreatable neurological disorder causing paralysis and dementia.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
NZ outlines new Covid protection framework
Wellington, Oct 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Friday outlined its fresh Covid-19 protection framework to deliver greater freedom for vaccinated citizens, which is more flexible than the current alert level system.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere
London, Oct 22 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its Communities, micro-blogging site Twitter has acquired a chat app called Sphere, which was co-founded by British serial entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Adele's 'Easy On Me' is most-added song in US radio history
London, Oct 22 (IANS) English singer-songwriter Adele's 'Easy On Me' has already been recognised for setting first-day records for Spotify streams and YouTube views. After a week of adds and airplay, 'Easy On Me' has broken several records on radio, including becoming the most played song in US radio history during a song's first week on air.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
NZ passes world's first climate reporting legislation
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations to disclose and act on climate-related risks and opportunities, the government announced on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ secures historic FTA with UK: PM
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand and the UK have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will see a boost of almost NZ$1 billion ($720 million) to Wellington's GDP and unprecedented access for Kiwi exporters to the British market, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ reports 102 new Covid Delta variant cases
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand on Thursday reported 102 new cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant in the community, which increased the overall infection tally to 5,315.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Security threat to UK lawmakers deemed substantial: Home Secy
London, Oct 21 (IANS) UK Home Secretary Priti Patel told lawmakers on Wednesday night that the threat to their safety following the killing of Conservative MP David Amess was assessed by intelligence chiefs as "substantial", meaning an attack is "likely."
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Champions League: Ronaldo saves Man United; big wins for Chelsea, Bayern
Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo capped a rousing comeback as Manchester United edged Atalanta 3-2 in an end-to-end thriller at Old Trafford while holders Chelsea cruised past Malmö while Bayern Munich put in an impressive late cameo against Benfica on another night of Champions League action in Europe.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UK watchdog fines Facebook $70 mn over enforcement order breach
London/New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As Facebook gets prepared to rebrand itself for the 'Metaverse' future, the UK anti-trust regulator on Wednesday fined the social network nearly $70 million for deliberately withholding information related to ongoing antitrust probe of its acquisition of popular GIF search engine Giphy.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australia pacer Pattinson retires from international cricket
Melbourne, Oct 20 (IANS) Australia pacer James Pattinson has announced his retirement from international cricket ahead of the 2021/22 Ashes starting in December.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia rejects England's request to move Ashes opener to Sydney: Reports
London, Oct 20 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) request to Cricket Australia (CA) to shift the opening Ashes Test from Brisbane to Sydney has been rejected on the ground that it "could lead to added complications" that could jeopardise the series.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UK sets out net zero emission strategy ahead of COP26
London, Oct 20 (IANS) The British government published its climate strategy ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, outlining how the country plans to reach its target of net zero emissions by 2050.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK records highest daily Covid death toll since early March
London, Oct 20 (IANS) The UK reported another 223 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since 231 were recorded on March 9, according to official figures released Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
British anti-trust watchdog to probe music streaming market
London, Oct 19 (IANS) In a bid to expand competition in digital markets, the the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK on Tuesday announced to launch a probe into the music streaming market.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
India will produce the cheapest hydrogen in the world: Gautam Adani
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said that policies to manage and overcome the climate change crisis must be equitable and pragmatic.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Harbhajan, Srinath get MCC's honorary life membership
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Former India cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath are among 18 players who were given honorary life membership by the Marylebone Cricket Club here on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Facial recognition system to speed up lunch payments in UK schools
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Facial recognition technology have been rolled out by a group of nine schools in the UK to verify children's payments for school meals, acording to media reports.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Cannabis oil led to lung cancer regression in octagenarian
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A lung cancer patient in her 80s, who rejected conventional treatment and self-medicated with cannabidiol ('CBD') oil saw her tumour shrink, said doctors in a study published in the journal in BMJ Case Reports.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
NZ reports 60 new Covid-19 cases of Delta variant
Wellington, Oct 18 (IANS) New Zealand reported 60 new Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant in the community on Monday, which increased the country's overall infection tally to 5,055.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
NZ increases support to countries vulnerable to climate emergency: PM
Wellington, Oct 18 (IANS) The New Zealand government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
mRNA Covid jabs as 2nd dose may generate robust immune response
London, Oct 18 (IANS) People who had received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and received an mRNA shot for their second dose had a lower risk of infection compared to people who had received both doses of only the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a study.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
COP26: Activists ask Church of England to divest from fossil fuels
London, Oct 18 (IANS) In the run-up to the UN climate change summit named COP26, five Christians dressed as penitents whilst a member of the clergy poured fake oil over them outside the Lambeth Palace in protest at the Church of England's continued investments in fossil fuel industries.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK records more than 40,000 Covid cases for fifth day in a row
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Another 45,140 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 coronavirus cases on the fifth consecutive day, according to official figures released Sunday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Statins may reduce risk of death from Covid: Study
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Statin treatment -- generally used to lower the cholesterol level -- slightly lowered Covid-19 mortality, finds a study.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
What made Delta, Delta Plus variants of Covid more virulent
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delta and Delta Plus Covid-19 variants were less well neutralised by antibodies from infected and vaccinated individuals as compared to the original virus, making them more dangerous and contributing to its rapid global spread, according to a study.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
1 deputy killed, 2 injured in Texas 'ambush shooting'
Houston, Oct 17 (IANS) A deputy constable was killed and two others were injured in an "ambush shooting" outside of a bar in Houston, the largest city in the US state of Texas, authorities said.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics