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Italy vows to help Iraq boost security, economic growth
Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Friday pledged his country's support to help Iraq combat terrorism and also that Italian businesses would aid the oil-rich Middle Eastern country to boost its economy.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Eng vs SA 4th Test: England 192/4 on rain-hit Day 1
Johannesburg, Jan 24 (IANS) England openers Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley posted a 107-run partnership before South Africa bowlers made inroads on a rain hit first day of the fourth Test between the two sides at the Wanderers here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
15 mn children in Mideast, North Africa not in school: UN
Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) A total 15 million children in the crises-hit Middle East and North Africa region are not attending school, a figure that is expected to reach 20 million by 2030, the United Nations cultural organisation UNESCO and World Food Programme said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Italy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
U-19 World Cup: India record third win on the bounce
Bloemfontein (South Africa), Jan 24 (IANS) India maintained their 100 per cent record thus far in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup with a 44-run win over New Zealand on Friday in Bloemfontein.
2020-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Loving the role of keeper-batsman in the team: Rahul
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) KL Rahul is enjoying his new role as India's wicketkeeper batsman, he said after helping his side register a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first T20I here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Low-dose aspirin may help new mothers cut preterm birth risk
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Daily low-dose aspirin, from as early as the sixth week of pregnancy through the 36th week, may lower the risk of preterm birth among first-time mothers, suggest the results of a clinical trial which involved women from several low and middle-income countries, including India.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Explosion at manufacturing plant in US
Houston, Jan 24 (IANS) One person was injured and nearby houses were damaged in an explosion at a manufacturing plant in the US city of Houston on Friday, the media reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal Communist Party wins big in National Assembly polls
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of Nepal has registered a thumping victory in the National Assembly elections by bagging 16 out of the 18 seats that went to the polls, the Nepali media reported on Friday citing the Election Commission.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
More autonomy at work cuts low back pain risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) While physical factors such as incorrect posture or sitting for too long are generally related to chronic low back pain, new research has found that employees with more job control are less likely to suffer from the disease.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Bhuvan Bam attends World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos
Davos,, Jan 24 (IANS) Indian YouTube star Bhuvan Bam has attended the latest edition of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. From taxes to climate change and gender equality, he expressed views on several subjects that were addressed by world leaders at the forum, to the media.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Eating natural yogurt daily may lesson breast cancer risk owing to lactose fermenting bacteria which reduces inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria, say researchers.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Merkel praises Turkey's efforts in hosting Syrian refugees
Istanbul, Jan 24 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said her country appreciates Turkey's efforts in hosting millions of Syrian refugees on its soil.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Renee Zellweger: Didn't try to emulate Judy Garland
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Renee Zellweger says singing for "Judy" wasnt easy, but she didnt have time to think about being judged.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prince Charles 'snubs' Pence at Holocaust memorial event
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The UK's Prince Charles reportedly "snubbed" US Vice President Mike Pence at The World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ 'A' beat Ind 'A' by 29 runs in 2nd unofficial ODI
Christchurch, Jan 24 (IANS) Krunal Pandya's quickfire 51 wasn't enough for India 'A' in the second unofficial ODI against New Zealand 'A' as they lost by 29 runs at the Hagley Oval on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Extradition request for US diplomat's wife over UK teen's death rejected
London, Jan 24 (IANS) An extradition request sent by the UK for an American diplomat's wife over the death of a British teen in a car accident last year, was rejected by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Johnson's Brexit deal becomes law
London, Jan 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has become law after clearing all parliamentary hurdles and receiving royal assent, paving the country to exit the European Union (EU) on January 31, it was reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
5 in UK test negative for coronavirus, 9 await results
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Fourteen people in the UK have been tested for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with five confirmed negative and nine still awaiting the results, according to the Public Health England (PHE).
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Iran open to dialog with all neighbours: Zarif
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed Tehrans readiness for talks with all its neighbours amid the ongoing tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Amazon Music crosses 55mn subscribers globally
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Amazon's music streaming service 'Amazon Music' has reached 55 million subscribers globally closing in on Apple Music which has over 60 million users.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state
Yangon, Jan 24 (IANS) Myanmar has denied genocide in Rakhine, saying that some human rights actors have presented "a distorted picture" of the situation in the troubled state and has hampered the country's ability to lay the foundation for sustainable development in the region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India opt to bowl against NZ in first T20I (Toss)
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday won the toss and elected to field in the first T20I of the five-match series against New Zealand at the Eden Park.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
FAO's geo-spatial monitoring to get boost with Japan's help
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will scale up its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to a new cooperation accord with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, FAO said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Italian Minister calls for sustainable Italian fashion
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) An Italian Minister on Thursday urged the country's fashion industry to be sustainable and to boost investment in "innovation, technology and quality", the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lather, Thapa in semis, Zareen out of Strandja Memorial
Sofia (Bulgaria), Jan 23 (IANS) Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Sonia Lather (57kg) on Thursday assured themselves of medals at the 71st Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament here.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
ICC U19 WC: Eng knocked out after dramatic 2-wicket loss to Aus
Kimberley (South Africa), Jan 23 (IANS) Just over six months after the senior team won the 2019 ICC World Cup, England's U19 side have been knocked out of the ongoing U19 World Cup in South Africa. England lost to Australia U19 by two wickets in a thriller of a Group B match on Thursday in Kimberley, South Africa.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup 2021 qualification process confirmed
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC Mens T20 World Cup that will take place in 2021 in India.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Seattle residents allowed to vote via smartphones
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Smartphones have made voting easier, as King County in the US state of Washington, where Seattle is located, implements mobile voting in their board of supervisors election.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Following the panic triggered by the outbreak of a new coronavirus, China has locked down its Wuhan city with a population of around 11 million people.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian TT teams a win away from securing Olympic berths (Roundup)
Gondomar (Portugal), Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away each from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded respective victories against Luxembourg and Sweden in the World Team Qualification Tournament on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Channing Tatum set to star in 'Bob The Musical'
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum will soon be seen in Walt Disney Studios' long-gestating musical comedy "Bob The Musical".
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay
Hong Kong, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bushfires rage in Australia, Canberra airport shut
Canberra, Jan 23 (IANS) The airport in Australia's capital city here was shut on Thursday as heat wave swept through the nation's south-east causing existing blazes to flare up, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ guys are so nice, can't think of revenge: Kohli
Auckland, Jan 23 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday insisted that his team is not thinking of avenging the World Cup loss against New Zealand in the upcoming series which starts Friday with the first T20I at the Eden Park.
2020-01-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Twitter adds emoji reactions to Direct Message chats
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Micro blogging site Twitter on Thursday rolled out new emoji reactions for Direct Messages to all users on the web, iOS and Android.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kids born to moms with gestational diabetes at obesity risk
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that when a mother experiences both gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, the child has a growth trajectory that leads to an increased risk of high childhood body mass index (BMI) over time.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Aus Open: Medvedev, Pliskova advance to 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Daniil Medvedev of Russia set aside several unexpected issues that might have rattled some players but not him as he defeated Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sania Mirza exits Australian Open with calf injury
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's campaign at the Australian Open came to an abrupt end on Thursday after she retired mid-way into her women's doubles first-round match with an injury.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Zim vs SL 1st Test: Mathews' maiden double ton puts SL in command
Harare, Jan 22 (IANS) Angelo Mathews' maiden double century tipped the scales in Sri Lanka's favour on Day 4 of their first Test against Zimbabwe in Harare. Mathews scorded 200 off 468 balls as Sri Lanka declared on 515/9. Zimbabwe batted out 17 overs at the end of the day and ensured they don't lose a wicket. They were 30/0 at stumps and trail Sri Lanka by 127 runs.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
H1B workers' children in New Jersey eligible for affordable higher education tuition
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Students living in New Jersey who are children of foreign workers on H1B visas will now qualify for the more affordable in-state tuition for higher education at the states public institutions.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,National
WFP launches new humanitarian staging area in Nepal
Rome, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) A new humanitarian staging area has been inaugurated in Nepal that will be able to store essential supplies for over 60,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme said in a statement on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan's ability to back terrorists diminished: US report
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's capability to intervene militarily in Kashmir has been reduced and backing militancy would be a costly alternative for a diplomatically isolated Islamabad, according to a policy analysis prepared for US Congress.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Huawei unveils full list of global smartphones getting EMUI 10
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has revealed the full list of devices that are available on the global market that are eligible for the refreshed user interface based on Android 10.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Redmi K30 Pro may have Snapdragon 865 chip, 8GB RAM: Report
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Xiaomi is likely to bring the K30 Pro with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB RAM.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
2 bn years old Australian meteor crater is oldest known: NASA
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Analysing the age of the Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia, a NASA scientist has found it to be 2.229 billion years old, making it now the oldest crater currently known.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UK's Prince Harry, Meghan warn media over photos
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Britains Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have started their new life in Canada after stepping down from their royal duties, even as they have issued a legal warning to the media for clicking their pictures without consent.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Thailand Masters: Saina, Srikanth disappoint as India's campaign ends
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) India had a disappointing opening day at the Thailand Masters as all four shuttlers participating from the country bowed out of the competition after facing defeats in their respective first round matches on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Aus Open: Divij enters 2nd round in doubles, Rohan ousted
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak, but Rohan Boppanna was knocked out.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Shaw, Samson shine as India 'A' ease past NZ 'A'
Lincoln (New Zealand), Jan 22 (IANS) A day after replacing Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI squad, opener Prithvi Shaw starred with the bat as India 'A' won by five wickets against New Zealand 'A' in the first unofficial ODI on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Australian Open: Divij enters 2nd round in men's doubles
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis