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Australia and China spar over the Great Barrier Reef
After coronavirus origins and a trade war, the two are now locked over the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR).
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,National
Emmy Awards announce gender-neutral option for nominees and winners
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) The Television Academy's Board of Governors shared the news that they have approved the gender-neutral option for nominees and winners.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mongolia's Covid-19 cases top 100,000
Ulan Bator, June 23 (IANS) Mongolia recorded 2,213 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours, raising the nationwide tally to 100,263, the country's health ministry said Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Mongolia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Google Phone's quick way to message a business
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Google Phone is making it easier than ever to message a business instead of calling them with a new "Chat" button.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Exciting finish expected but bundling out Kiwis difficult: Gavaskar
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar expects an exciting finish to the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand on the reserve day on Wednesday but is sceptical about the bowlers being able to bundle out the opposition with just one full day of play remaining.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Delta variant greatest threat to US, accounts for 20% of Covid cases'
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The Delta variant has emerged as the greatest threat to the efforts of combatting the coronavirus pandemic in the US as it now accounts for more than 20 per cent of cases in the country, top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Fool-proof Covid protocols: BCB taking no chance with Australia series
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asserted that there will be water-tight compliance of the Covid-19 protocols when the Australian cricket team arrives in Dhaka next month to play five T20 Internationals in early August.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
US seizes websites used by Iranian news outlets
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US on Tuesday seized dozens of websites used by the Iranian news outlets for "violation of sanctions."
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Foxconn offers 'record-high' bonuses to recruits for iPhone 13 assembly
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Apple's largest manufacturing partner Foxconn is offering "record-high" signing bonuses in an effort to recruit workers for iPhone 13 production over the next few months, the media reported.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft 2nd US firm to pass $2 trillion market cap
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Tech giant Microsoft reached a $2 trillion market capitalisation in trading, joining a small group of global companies that have crossed that threshold -- including Apple.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Laos sees decline in dengue fever cases
Vientiane, June 23 (IANS) Laos saw a decline in dengue fever cases in the first six months of 2021, compared to the corresponding period of last year.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Zealand reports 4 Covid cases in managed isolation
Wellington, June 23 (IANS) New Zealand reported four cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation, and no new cases in the community on Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Will need solid plan to bundle out NZ on reserve day: Shami
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) Pace bowler Mohammed Shami said that his team would need to score as many runs as possible on the reserve day and have some solid plan in place to bundle out New Zealand if India are to win the World Test Championship final at Hampshire Bowl here on Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Super Follows, Ticketed Spaces coming to Twitter
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will begin rolling out applications for Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces, giving creators an early shot at joining in the first group of testers for the features.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sydney sealed off with latest uptick in Covid cases
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Australia's Sydney saw a further 16 locally acquired cases of Covid-19, the new one-day high in the latest outbreak.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden to deliver address over soaring crime rates in US major cities
Washington, June 23 (IANS) US President Joe Biden is set to deliver an address focusing on his administration's crime prevention strategy on Wednesday as multiple major cities across the country are facing crime spikes.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistan records lowest number of Covid deaths in 8 months
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) The lowest number of deaths and cases of coronavirus infections was reported on Tuesday in Pakistan for over eight months.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amid Covid, Zimbabwe Cricket gets govt nod to host B'desh
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's tour of Zimbabwe for a one-off Test, three ODIs and an equal number of T20 Internationals will go ahead as scheduled after the Zimbabwe Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) gave Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) the permission to host the series in July.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Epic Games releases free anti-cheat, voice chat services
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Fortnite developer Epic Games is launching free voice chat and anti-cheat services that developers can implement in their games.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pietersen to back England players if they want to pull out of Ashes series
London, June 23 (IANS) Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has come out in support of his country's cricketers on the prospect of them not being able to take their families to Australia during the long Ashes tour later this year.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter completes 8th flight on Mars
Washington, June 23 (IANS) NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has completed its eighth flight on Mars on Monday, according to NASA.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's ban cut to 4 years and 3 months
Lausanne, June 23 (IANS) Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's eight-year ban has been cut to four years and three months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Other Sports
England through to Euro 2020 last 16 as group winners
London, June 23 (IANS) England advanced to the last 16 at Euro 2020 as Group D winners after beating the Czech Republic 1-0.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Croatia beat Scotland 3-1 to reach last 16
Glasgow, June 23 (IANS) Croatia qualified for the last 16 of the European Championships with a 3-1 win against Scotland in Hampden Park.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India, G4 allies force amendment to UNGA decision on Security Council reforms
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) India and its G4 allies have forced General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir to accept an amendment to the decision on rolling Security Council reform negotiations to the next Assembly session during a meeting at which he and Germany's Permanent Representative Christoph Heusgen clashed openly dropping the genteel style of diplomacy.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
S'pore to receive batch of vaccines, called Comirnaty
Singapore, June 23 (IANS) Singapore is set to receive a batch of vaccines called Comirnaty, as the Republic ramps up supplies to get as many people inoculated as possible.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
China to release 50,000 tonnes of aluminum reserves
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China will release 50,000 tonnes of aluminum from its national reserves amid efforts to ease commodity price hikes and cost pressure on firms.
2021-06-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Nepal adds more destinations for resumed int'l flights
Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) The Nepali government has decided to reopen international flights for more foreign destinations and partially resume domestic flights, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 179mn
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Argentina reports record-high daily Covid deaths
Buenos Aires, June 23 (IANS) Argentina has reported 792 more deaths from Covid-19, the highest single-day death tally to date, raising the national death toll to 90,281.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 delta variant now 20% of US cases
New York, June 23 (IANS) The Covid-19 delta variant, first identified in India, now accounts for more than 20 per cent of coronavirus infections in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Anya Taylor-Joy thought she'd never work again after 'The Witch' role
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who made her feature film debut with "The Witch" six years ago, says she thought her career was over with the role, despite getting praised for her performance as Thomasin in the horror film.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Senate Republicans block Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill
Washington, June 23 (IANS) US Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping legislation to overhaul federal elections, defeating Democrats' efforts to counter a wave of state-level voting restrictions.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
'US Fed will not raise rates preemptively on inflation fears'
Washington, June 23 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Tuesday that the central bank will not raise interest rates preemptively based on inflation fears, reiterating recent inflation surge is transitory.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
For peace in Afghanistan, hold terrorism supporters accountable: Jaishankar
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) As Afghanistan prepares for the pullout of the US troops, peace there requires zero tolerance for terrorism and those supporting terrorists must be held accountable, according to India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
UN envoy sees dire situation in Afghanistan
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) The UN Secretary-General's special representative for Afghanistan warned on Tuesday that the situation on the ground in the country is dire.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US to fall short of Biden's July 4 vaccination goal: Official
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The White House said on Tuesday that the country will not hit US President Joe Biden's goal of getting 70 per cent of American adults to receive at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by July 4.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
WTC final: 2 spectators evicted for hurling racist abuses at Taylor
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) The World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand was marred by racism controversy on the fifth day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) had to tell security to evict two spectators for abusing New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Euro 2020: Spain need a draw to enter last-16
Madrid, June 22 (IANS) Spain need a point in their last group game against Slovakia on Wednesday night to assure their place in the last-16 of European Championship.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
WTC final: India 64/2 at stumps after fifth day's play
Southampton, June 22 (IANS) India went to stumps at 64/2 on the fifth day of the World Test Championship final here on Tuesday, and will enter the reserve day on Wednesday with a lead of 32 over New Zealand.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 60,000 fans for Euro 2020 semis, final at Wembley
London, June 22 (IANS) More than 60,000 fans will be allowed to attend London's Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final, confirmed UEFA on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
England may find it tough to win Ashes with families: Buttler
London, June 22 (IANS) England may find it difficult to bring back the Ashes, currently held by Australia, due to the absence of support of their families in Australia, says wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Medvedev enters quarter-finals of Mallorca Open
Mallorca, June 22 (IANS) World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev beat Corentin Moutet 6-4, 6-2 to enter quarter-finals of Mallorca Open tennis here on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Tennis
India get stuck into New Zealand's tail once again
Southampton, June 22 (IANS) Despite India's fightback on the fifth day, during which they dismissed eight New Zealand batsmen for 148 runs in the World Test Championship (WTC) final here, their struggle against the lower-order batting continued. New Zealand's last four wickets added 87 runs here at the Hampshire Bowl on Tuesday as they went from 162/6 to be 249 all out, taking a 32-run lead.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: Shami's 4-wicket haul restricts NZ 1st inns lead to 32
Southampton, June 22 (IANS) New Zealand could eke out only a 32-run lead in the first innings as India, powered by pacer Mohammed Shami's four-wicket haul (4/76), dismissed the Kiwis for 249 on the fifth day of the rain-hit World Test Championship final here on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Focus back on Bhuvi as India fail to make early breakthroughs
Southampton, June 22 (IANS) Though Indian bowlers made a strong comeback and ran through the New Zealand middle-order on the fifth day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Tuesday, their failure to get early breakthroughs and extract seam movement brought forth the need to have pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US Navy, IAF to carry out joint drill in Indian Ocean Region
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The US Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF) will carry out joint drills in the Indian Ocean Region for two days starting Wednesday.
2021-06-22
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India, Fiji sign MoU for cooperation in agriculture, allied sectors
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India and Fiji on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors between the two countries.
2021-06-22
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Samsung unveils new chipsets for better 5G solutions
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Tuesday shared its 5G vision and unveiled a line-up of new chipsets at a virtual event.
2021-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Euro 2020: Mount, Chilwell go into self-isolation, out of England squad
London, June 22 (IANS) Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will miss England's last Euro 2020 group match against the Czech Republic later on Tuesday, as both players have gone into self-isolation.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football