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Americans from quarantined cruise ship in Japan flown home
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Over 300 US citizens aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship, quarantined in Japan's Yokohoma port, were flown home on Monday, reports said.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,National
Extreme weather events can bring next recession
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Extreme weather could bring next recession, say researchers, adding that despite obvious market risks brought by fires, floods and other events, asset managers are slow to react.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa captain
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Faf du Plessis has stepped down from South Africa captaincy in Tests and T20Is effective immediately, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'No Time to Die' Chinese press tour cancelled over COVID-19
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) James Bond's latest "No Time to Die" will not go ahead with the Chinese press tour and premiere as it has been scrapped due to the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,National
B'desh likely to drop Rohingya relocation plan
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh has announced that it may drop its previous plans to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island located in the Bay of Bengal.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Never trust a person's face: Research
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, say researchers, adding that, people should never trust a person's face.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Child sex accused country singer Daniel Lee Martin dead
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Country singer Daniel Lee Martin, who was accused of child sex crimes, is no more. Lee Martin, 54, committed suicide, reports foxnews.com.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Recess' voice actor Jason Davis passes away
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Jason Davis, a former child star and voice actor on the Disney Channel animated series "Recess", is no more. He was 35.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sledging by SA crowd will only motivate Smith, Warner: Waugh
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh believes Steve Smith and David Warner will be expecting a tough time by the crowd during their upcoming tour to South Africa and that in turn will only egg them on to perform better.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Cricket
Google quits free WiFi service in SA, 3 months after launch
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Within three months of its launch, Google is ditching its global free WiFi programme called Google Station. This includes its partnership with Think WiFi in South Africa.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
After impressing in limited-overs leg, Saini gears up for Kiwi Tests
Hamilton, Feb 17 (IANS) Young pacer Navdeep Saini is thrilled about representing his country at the highest level and he is only aiming to play well and win as many games as he can for Team India.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
China enforces controls on people's movement to battle virus
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China is carrying out, in Mao style, one of the biggest social control exercises in history in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-16
Category: International, China,National
Captain Morgan blasts 57 as England win series 2-1 vs SA
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan smashed an unbeaten 22-ball 57, only dealing in sixes, as England beat South Africa by five wickets in the third and final match here on Sunday to clinch the T20I series 2-1.
2020-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Agarwal celebrates 29th birthday with teammates in NZ
Hamilton, Feb 16 (IANS) India Test opener Mayank Agarwal on Sunday celebrated his 29th birthday with teammates after helping India draw against New Zealand XI in the three-day warm-up game ahead of the Test series here.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dissapointed with Pattinson, Stoinis' homophobic slurs: Schutt
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian pacer Megan Schutt said that she was dissapointed with male cricketers Marcus Stoinis and James Pattinson for using homophobic slurs. A champion of LGBTQ rights, Schutt said that she believes both Stoinis and Pattinson didn't mean what they said but they were using the wrong words to vent their feelings.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India's pre-women's T20 WC warm-up match vs Pakistan washed off
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) India's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match agianst Pakistan was washed out on Sunday without a ball bowled in Brisbane. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now have to wait until Tuesday to take the field when they face West Indies.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kulasuriya cleared of serious injury after horror blow
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan pacer Achini Kulasuriya has been cleared of serious injury after a horrific blow to the head while fielding during the practice Super Over of Sri Lanka's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match against South Africa on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
The 'beer goggles' effect do actually exist: Study
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Drunk people are equally diverted by unattractive and attractive people, say researchers, adding that evidence suggests that 'beer goggles' effect really do exist.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Border wall in Mexico turns into 'mural of love'
Mexico, Feb 16 (IANS) Dozens of red hearts were painted on the metal barrier that separates the Mexican city of Tijuana from San Diego in the US as part of a recurring project by independent artist Enrique Chiu to spread a message of love and brotherhood.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Vidit continues to lead at Prague chess meet
Prague, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi shared a point with Swedish GM Nils Grandelius in the fourth round of the Masters Category of the Prague Chess Festival here, continuing to lead the standings in the process.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Other Sports
'Sex and the City' actress Lynn Cohen no more
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Veteran screen and stage actress Lynn Cohen, who was best known for playing Magda in the hit TV series "Sex and the City" and its two film versions, has passed away. She was 86.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter accounts of Olympics, FC Barcelona hacked
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Hackers have used a third-party platform to break into the official Twitter accounts of Olympics and FC Barcelona, to post a message that star player Neymar would come back to the soccer team.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports,Technology
Air pollution's tiny particles may trigger heart attacks
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a non-fatal heart attack.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Nine drug addicts killed in Afghanistan shooting
Kabul, Feb 16 (IANS) Nine drug addicts were shot to death in an overnight shooting in a non-residential area in western side of Kabul, Afghanistan, the capital police said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vitamin E safe for fatty liver in HIV patients: Study
Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, researchers have found.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Japan confirms 70 new coronavirus cases from cruise ship
Tokyo, Feb 16 (IANS) Another 70 people aboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan's Yokohama have been tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 355 cases, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato confirmed on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Japan,National
Latvian bobsledders awarded 2014 Olympic medals
Riga (Brazil), Feb 16 (IANS) Latvia's bobsleigh pilot Oskars Melbardis and his teammates have been officially awarded with gold and bronze medals from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Latvia,Sports,Football
Facebook CEO calls for regulating harmful online content
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Calling for the regulation of harmful online content, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pitched for a legal framework that encourages "democratic and open values" to control social media platforms.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Have worked on the areas to improve: Mayank Agarwal
Hamilton, Feb 16 (IANS) India's Mayank Agarwal is all confident of taking his good form in the Tests against New Zealand and said that he has worked on the areas he needs to improve.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Not afraid of Pakistan Army: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is not afraid of Pakistan Army as his country's military knows well that he is not corrupt.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Duplantis beats own pole vault record
Glasgow, Feb 15 (IANS) Pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis on Saturday broke his own pole vaulting record by clearing 6.18m at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland. The 20-year-old Duplantis had set the previous record of 6.17m only a week earlier in Poland.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
State of Australian sport funding "incomprehensible" - Olympic boss
Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) The head of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has slammed the Australian Sports Commission's "incomprehensible" spend on consultants.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Athletics
Galaxy S20 consumes 600MB per minute while recording 8K videos
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has revealed that recording 8K footages on the recently launched Galaxy S20 smartphone would occupy about a considerable 600MB per minute.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
WHO underestimates coronavirus' ability to spread: Study
London, Feb 15 (IANS) The novel coronavirus may have greater ability to spread than the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated so far, according to a review of previous studies of the virus' transmissibility.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
France will not exclude Huawei from 5G rollout
Paris, Feb 15 (IANS) French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire has said that China's tech giant Huawei won't be excluded from the country's 5G network rollout, but the government will set "restrictions" to protect France's sovereignty and address potential security risks.
2020-02-15
Category: International, France,Technology
Alleged Google Pixel 5 XL image leaks with unique camera setup
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) It may have been just a few months since Google launched its Pixel 4 smartphones, but a new image has leaked that shows the purported Pixel 5 XL with a unique-looking design language.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bieber gets $10K crystal-covered popsicle from Hailey on V-Day
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Pop singer Justin Bieber has got a whopping $10,000 worth crystal-covered popsicle from his wife Hailey Baldwin as a gift on Valentine's Day.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
T20 WC in Aus will be 'hottest tournament ever': Winfield
Melbourne, Feb 15 (IANS) England's Lauren Winfield believes the Women's T20 World Cup 2020 glory is well within their grasp provided they can maximise their full potential in what will be the "hottest tournament ever".
2020-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
JUI-F dares Imran to file treason case
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has dared Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to file a treason case against the party's chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman as opposition lawmakers denounced the premier's call for trying the politico-religious leader.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kashmir marked 'disputed' on Google Maps for people outside India
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Google Maps shows Kashmir as part of India -- as long as you view it from within the borders of the country -- but for people outside the country, the outlines of the region are shown in dotted lines, suggesting it to be a "disputed" territory, The Washington Post reported.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google announces five new games for Stadia
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Google has announced that five specific new games will arrive on its cloud gaming service Stadia in the coming months.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
These are early symptoms of deadly China virus
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified a pattern of symptoms associated with the Novel Coronavirus, now dubbed as COVID-19, and the most common symptom is fever.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United States,National
Thousands in Chile mark V-Day with anti-govt protests
Santiago, Feb 15 (IANS) Thousands of people took gathered in the Chilean capital Santiago, to celebrate Valentine's Day by demanding the resignation of the controversial national police chief who is accused of human rights violations during ongoing civil unrest in the country.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Give Kohli freedom, win the trophy: Mallya to RCB
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday unveiled their brand-new logo. The redesigned logo with the majestic lion illustrates and brings alive RCB's philosophy, a bold and fearless attitude of playing exciting cricket. But former owner Vijay Mallya has made it clear that it is time for RCB to win the title as the team gears up for the 13th edition of the cash-rich league.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US to sign peace deal with Taliban, withdraw forces over 18 months (Ld)
New Delhi/Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) The US government and the Taliban, by the end of this month, are to sign their peace treaty which includes a plan for a week-long ceasefire and withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan over a period of 18 months.
2020-02-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New UK storm could do more damage than Ciara
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Weather experts have warned that a new storm called Dennis set to hit the UK could inflict more damage than Ciara which flooded hundreds of homes across the country last week, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer found guilty of extortion
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump, has been found guilty of attempted extortion, it was reported.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hugh Hefner's son graduates as US Air Force member
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner's son Cooper is officially a member of the US Air Force Reserve.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Quinton de Kock hits quickest 50 for SA in T20Is
Durban, Feb 15 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has bagged the record for scoring the fastest half-century in T20I cricket for South Africa.
2020-02-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
China supply issue causes Fiat Chrysler's Serbia plant closure
Milan, Feb 14 (IANS) The domino effect of the disruption of the Chinese supply chain is spreading to Europe as Fiat Chrysler announced on Friday that it had temporarily halted production at its factory in Serbia over the availability of components sourced in China.
2020-02-14
Category: International, Italy,National