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TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores on Sunday
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) The TikTok and WeChat apps will be banned from US app stores starting Sunday, the country's Department of Commerce said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Afghanistan: Money exchanger stages 'self kidnap', held
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) A money exchanger was arrested in Afghanistan's western province of Herat for allegedly concocting a plan to stage his own abduction in a bid to receive money from his family, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Paris Hilton feels 'responsible' for kids being obsessed with social media
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton, counted as the original influencer by many, says she feels responsible for teenagers obsessed with social media today, and feels like she helped create a monster.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19 can cause decline in life expectancy globally: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers now claim that Covid-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world, unless the spread of the disease is contained.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Preparing for potential Covid-19 vaccine launch: Moderna CEO
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) US-based biotech firm Moderna is actively preparing for a potential commercial launch of mRNA-1273, its Covid-19 vaccine, the company's CEO has said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Chromebooks get 'Premium' gaming section on Play Store
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Google Play Store on Chromebooks has now added a Premium gaming section that makes it easier for users to discover games designed for Chromebook.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Syrian forces target two Turkish armoured vehicles in Idlib
Damascus, Sep 18 (IANS) Syrian forces targeted two Turkish armored vehicles in the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, a war monitor reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Defence/Security
UV light kills Covid-19 virus without harming people: Study
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the Covid-19 virus.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Japan,National,Health/Medicine
Tatiana Maslany is She-Hulk of Marvel universe
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany is set to play She-Hulk, the latest superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to hit the screen.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
FIVB confirms cancellation of Volleyball Club World C'ships 2020
Lausanne, Sep 18 (IANS) World volleyball governing body FIVB has cancelled the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Tropical storm Noul makes landfall in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 18 (IANS) The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) on Friday issued a warning to 24 provinces to brace for flooding as tropical storm Noul made landfall in the country's north and north-east regions.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Childhood neglect may lead to teen pregnancy: Study
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that children who experience neglect are seven times more likely than other abuse victims to have a teen pregnancy.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Philippines cemeteries to be closed during observance season
Manila, Sep 18 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines announced on Friday that all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks and columbariums will be closed during the observance of All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Philippines,Religion
Yosemite closes due to wildfire smoke, hazardous air quality
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yosemite National Park, one of the most visited in the US, on has closed to all visitors and vehicular access due to significant smoke impact from the raging wildfires in the West Coast and hazardous air quality.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Over 35 Pak educational institutions shut for flouting SOPs (Ld)
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Within 72 hours of Pakistan reopening educational institutions accross the country after six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 35 of them were asked to shut for flouting health guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down by the government to prevent the virus' spread.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN peacekeeping member states urged to pay assessed contributions
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN peacekeeping chief said that it was critical for member states to pay their assessed contributions in full and in due time.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bacterial outbreak infects thousands in China amid Covid-19
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities has confirmed recently.
2020-09-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Pak puts onus on India for creating credible, conducive atmosphere
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The blame game between India and Pakistan continue, as tensions move from bad to worse with griming hopes of table talks.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ByteDance plans TikTok IPO on US stock exchange: Report
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) As a decision on the proposal that TikTok had submitted to the US administration to resolve its security concerns is expected soon, its Chinese parent company ByteDance is planning to launch an initial public offering for the short video-sharing platform, CNBC reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump won't attend UN General Assembly in person
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will not attend next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) in person, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid-19: Takes humility to put others first in this battle for survival, says Kaif
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has paid tributes to Covid-19 workers, saying their willingness to work in a selfless manner is what made them stand out during difficult times.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Koreas to mark Pyongyang summit anniversary
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) South and North Korea will on Saturday commemorate the second anniversary of their Pyongyang summit deal, amid a stalemate in bilateral ties and denuclearization talks
2020-09-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Sanjay Dutt reunites with kids in Dubai after months
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, upon reaching the emirate, is spending time with wife Maanayata and their children Shahraan and Iqra.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Emiratis join expats in honouring 'greatest Indian engineer'
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Emirati and Indian expats and engineers in the UAE came together at a virtual event to pay tribute to M. Vishweshvaraya, the 'greatest Indian engineer', the media reported on Thursday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Rapid 90-minute Covid-19 test shown to be highly accurate
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have created a 90-minute high speed Covid-19 test which does not require a laboratory and can be performed in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone with high accuracy.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Mirpur activist at UNHRC says people want freedom from Pakistan
Geneva/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A prominent rights activist from Mirpur at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that people in Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) were desperate to get freedom and join the Indian union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh to halt Covid-19 services in 12 hospitals
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Covid-19 services will be halted in 12 hospitals across Bangladesh due to the lack of patients, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Doha talks will be difficult, tough decisions needed: Abdullah
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, has said that the talks between government and the Taliban will be difficult, stating that the Afghan team will face issues that will require hard decisions to be made.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Amazon's Sukumar Rathnam to take over as Uber's new CTO
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber is all set to bring Sukumar Rathnam, currently a Vice President at Amazon, as its new Chief Technology Officer, the media reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stroke scans can reveal Covid-19 infection: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that Covid-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
16 more educational institutions closed in Pak
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 16 more educational institutions in Pakistan were closed in the last 24 hours due to non-compliance of health guidelines or standard operating procedures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Polio cases in Pak this year reaches 72
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The total number of polio cases in Pakistan so far this year has reached 72, after nine fresh cases were detected in Punjab and Balochistan provinces, according to health authorities.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak High Commission in London receives warrants for Sharif
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Pakistan High Commission in London has received arrest warrants sent by the Imran Khan-led government for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it was reported on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
French Open: Attendance of spectators reduced to 5K per day
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) The organisers of the Roland Garros 2020 have now been forced to reduce the number of spectators from 11,500 spectators per day to 5,000 per day due to a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Ex-aide to Pence slams Trump's Covid-19 response
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A former aide to US Vice President Mike Pence has slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and said she will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the November 3 election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
UK Home Office flight to deport asylum seekers grounded
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A senior high court judge has halted a UK Home Office charter flight meant to deport 20 asylum seekers to Spain, a country they had previously passed through before crossing the English Channel to Britain.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Aus police warn of zero tolerance for anti-lockdown protesters
Melbourne, Sep 18 (IANS) Police in the Australian state of Victoria on Friday slammed plans for a third weekend of anti-lockdown protests, saying they will take a zero tolerance approach towards anybody breaching Covid-19 restrictions.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US unemployment claims continue to fall
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The number of initial unemployment claims in the US declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labour market ravaged by the Covid-19 crisis, the Labour Department reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Majority of Covid-recovered complain of fatigue: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) In a major study, the researchers have shown that persistent fatigue occurs in more than half of patients recovered from Covid-19, regardless of the seriousness of their infection.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Australia's Adani coal mine claims victory over environmental activists
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia's controversial new Adani coal mine has claimed victory over environmental activists, while announcing on Friday that the project had brought more than 1,500 jobs to the state of Queensland during its construction.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Lebanese Prez committed to French initiative of forming govt
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that he was committed to a French initiative about forming a government in the country to implement necessary reforms.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
No new Covid-19 cases in NZ for 1st time in a month
Wellington, Sep 18 (IANS) There were no new coronavirus cases in New Zealand on Friday for the first time early August, according to the Health Ministry.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Pak to set up markets along Afghanistan, Iran borders
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan will set up three markets along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran by February 2021 to promote business activities and help the people in the border areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Office said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiments
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Democratic Party-led US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning "all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to Covid-19".
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
France mulls new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit new high
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French authorities have said that they would consider additional restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, notably in the country's red zones, following a surge in the number of positive cases, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Sony launches Xperia 5 II smartphone with Snapdragon 865 chip
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Sony has launched Xperia 5 II smartphone with a 120Hz refresh rate, triple rear cameras and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US sanctions Lebanese individual, firms over Hezbollah ties
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The US government has announced sanctions against a Lebanese individual and two companies for their alleged ties with the Beirut-based Hezbollah group.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Increased racism against Asian-Americans amid pandemic: Report
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) A report released by a US civil rights group showed Asian-Americans have experienced increased racism since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country more than 6 months ago.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Boeing appoints new chief strategy officer
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has named B. Marc Allen as its new chief strategy officer and senior vice president for strategy and corporate development.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mexico, US extend ban on non-essential border crossings
Mexico City, Sep 18 (IANS) Mexico and the US have extended the ban on non-essential border crossings until October 21 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Affairs Ministry here said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Mexico,Politics