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30 to 40 countries unable to give 2nd Covid shots: WHO
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) Between 30 to 40 countries are unable to provide second doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, especially those expecting jabs from AstraZeneca, officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
One in 100 deaths is by suicide: WHO
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) One in a hundred deaths globally can directly be attributed to suicide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, arguing that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased factors for suicide worldwide.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
ICC to partner UNICEF in fundraiser for Covid relief
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), through its 'Cricket for Good initiative', has launched a fundraising campaign to support UNICEF's emergency Covid-19 response in South Asia.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
Kuwait to lift entry ban for vaccinated non-citizens from Aug
Kuwait City, June 18 (IANS) Kuwait will lift the entry ban for vaccinated non-citizens from August, the government announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Upstox becomes ICC's 'Official Partner'
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced Upstox, one of the largest online investment platforms in India, as its 'Official Partner' for all ICC events until the end of 2023.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
C-sections to account for a third of all childbirths by 2030: WHO
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) Caesarean sections are on the rise globally and will account for 29 per cent of all births by 2030, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggesting an increase in the number of medically unnecessary, potentially harmful procedures.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Putin lashes out at US after meeting with Biden (2nd Lead)
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday lashed out at the US on arms control, human rights, cyber-attacks, among other issues, after "constructive" talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Biden and Putin praise Geneva summit talks but discord remains
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) The Presidents of the US and Russia have praised their talks in Geneva but have made little concrete progress at the first such meeting since 2018.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Biden-Putin meeting begins in Geneva
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) The summit between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin officially kicked off here on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Test rankings: Smith new No.1 batsman, Kohli moves up to 4th
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) Ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday moved up one spot, to fourth, in the ICC Test batting rankings while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lost his top spot to Australian Steve Smith.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Biden, Putin set for highly anticipated summit in Geneva
Geneva, June 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are set to meet each other here in a highly anticipated summit.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
ICC to stick with percentage of points system for 2021-23: ICC CEO
Dubai, June 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) will stick to percentage-of-points-won method for ranking teams in the 2021-2023 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle, said Geoff Allardice, the apex body's chief executive officer (CEO).
2021-06-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Rahim, Kathryn voted ICC players of the month
Dubai, June 14 (IANS) Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Scotland all-rounder Kathryn Bryce have been voted as players of the month for May, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
G7 pledges 870mn vaccine doses, half to be delivered by 2021-end
Geneva, June 14 (IANS) Leaders of G7 countries have agreed in an agreement at their summit to share at least 870 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines directly, at least half of which are to be delivered by the end of 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Vinoo Mankad, 9 other stalwarts inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Dubai, June 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced a special edition intake of 10 cricket icons -- including former India cricketer Vinoo Mankad -- into the ICC Hall of Fame to celebrate the prestigious history of Test cricket, coinciding with this month's maiden World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand.
2021-06-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
70 CEOs ask G7 leaders to support net-zero commitments
Geneva, June 10 (IANS) Over 70 CEOs on Thursday said they stand ready to work with leaders around the world to reduce emissions.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ICC Test rankings: 3 Indians in top 10; Conway enters at 77th
Dubai, June 9 (IANS) New Zealand's double centration Test debutant Conway has entered the latest men's Test batting rankings at 77th position while three Indians -- skipper Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma -- continue to be in the top 10. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson leads the table with 895 rating points.
2021-06-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Broad to be match referee for India-New Zealand WTC final
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) ICC Elite Panel match referee Chris Broad will oversee the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, scheduled to commence at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18.
2021-06-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC Player-of-Month: Hasan Ali, 2 others nominated for May
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday nominated Pakistan's Hasan Al), Praveen Jayawickrama of Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim for the ICC Player of the Month for May award in recognition of their performance in all three formats of the game.
2021-06-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO warns against overpriced Covid vax
Geneva, June 8 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the danger of buying overpriced Covid-19 vaccines from intermediaries, reminding countries to buy jabs certified by the WHO and make sure to identify the origin of the product.
2021-06-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
WHO releases handbook to measure foodborne disease burden
Geneva, June 7 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released a handbook to help countries measure their foodborne disease burden and identify food safety system needs.
2021-06-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
UAE-based Indians cancel summer holiday plans
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) Several United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expats have either cancelled or put their summer vacation plans on hold in the fear of getting stuck amid Covid-induced travel curbs, a media report said on Monday.
2021-06-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Kuwait launches free PCR tests for Grade 12 students before exams
Kuwait City, June 7 (IANS) Kuwait launched on Sunday free PCR tests for unvaccinated students of Grade 12 to ensure their safety during the upcoming school exams next week.
2021-06-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
T20 World Cup: ICC gives India a month, eyes options in west Asia
Dubai, June 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has given India a month's time to show its readiness to host T20 World Cup in the country later this year.
2021-06-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Champions Trophy back, more teams to contest ODI, T20 World Cups (Ld)
Dubai, June 1 (IANS) The love-hate relationship between the Champions Trophy and the International Cricket Council (ICC) continues. On Tuesday, the tournament was back after being discontinued in 2017, even as the ICC included several teams to the men's 50-over and T20 World Cups.
2021-06-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC re-introduces Champions Trophy, adds teams to men's World Cups
Dubai, June 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday re-introduced men's Champions Trophy and expanded the number of competing teams in both the men's 50-over World Cup and T20 World Cup in the 2024-2031 cycle of events.
2021-06-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO validates China's Sinovac Covid vax for emergency use
Geneva, June 1 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing.
2021-06-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Shafali continues to lead T20I batting rankings, Smriti fourth
Dubai, June 1 (IANS) Teenage India batswoman Shafali Verma continues to top the ICC womens T20I batting rankings released on Tuesday.
2021-06-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Time has come for global pandemic treaty: WHO Chief
Geneva, June 1 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has proved that the world needs a pandemic treaty to strengthen both the World Health Organization (WHO) and global health security, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.
2021-06-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names: WHO
Geneva, June 1 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Covid-19 variants of concern will be known by letters of the Greek alphabet, saying it will help avoid stigmatising countries where they first appear.
2021-06-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Asian boxing: Sanjeet lights up Indian camp with gold in 91kg (Round-up)
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) Sanjeet on Monday put up a solid show against the three-time Asian champion Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan in the men's 91kg final to hand India its second gold of the Asian Championships in Dubai. Pooja Rani had clinched the first gold in the women's 75kg on Sunday.
2021-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Sanjeet wins 91kg gold in Asian boxing
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) Sanjeet on Monday won the gold medal in the men's 91kg event at the Asian Boxing Championships after upsetting 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist and three-time Asian champion Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan 4-1.
2021-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Panghal, Thapa go down in finals of Asian boxing
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) India's Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) lost close finals of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Monday, and finished with silver medals.
2021-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Panghal, Thapa lose in finals of Asian boxing
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) Defending champion Amit Panghal went down fighting 2-3 to the reigning Olympic champion Uzbek Zoirov Shakhobidin in a hard fought men's 52kg final of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Monday.
2021-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
ICC to discuss India's readiness to host 2021 T20 World Cup
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board is meeting on Tuesday to decide, among other things, India's readiness to host T20 World Cup in October-November.
2021-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Rumi Khan stuck in Dubai, to return after vaccination
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) Actor Rumi Khan is stuck in Dubai owing to the second wave of the Covid pandemic in India. He had gone to the emirate to visit his brother.
2021-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Asian boxing: Pooja wins 2nd straight gold, India end with 10 medals
Dubai, May 30 (IANS) Pooja Rani won the 75kg gold while six-time world champion MC Marykom, Lalbuatsaihi, and Anupama settled for silver medals as the Indian women's team finished with 10 medals at the Asian Boxing Championship here on Sunday.
2021-05-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Asian boxing: Pooja wins her 2nd consecutive gold, India's 1st in 2021
Dubai, May 30 (IANS) Pooja Rani successfully defended her 75kg title as she outpunched in-form Mavluda Movlonova of Uzbekistan to hand India its first gold at the Asian Boxing Championships here on Sunday.
2021-05-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Rusty container causes oil spill in Austrian lake
Geneva, May 30 (IANS) Oil has spilled into a lake in Austria during cleaning works, police in Salzburg said on Sunday.
2021-05-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Asian boxing: Marykom loses in 51kg final, settles for silver
Dubai, May 30 (IANS) Six-time world champion MC Marykom failed to win her sixth Asian Boxing Championship title as she lost 2-3 to Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan in the final of the 51kg category here on Sunday, and settled for silver.
2021-05-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Sunday evening show: 4 Indian women in Asian boxing finals
Dubai, May 29 (IANS) Indian women's team is looking ahead for more glory as four boxers, including six-time world champion MC Marykom, are ready for the finals of the Asian Boxing Championship scheduled for Sunday.
2021-05-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Sri Lanka open their account in ICC Super League, languish in 12th place
Dubai, May 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's 97-run victory over Bangladesh on Friday in the third ODI of the bilateral series, which they lost 1-2, earned them their first points in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League.
2021-05-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Panghal, Thapa enter finals of Asian boxing (2nd lead)
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) Olympic Games-bound Amit Panghal (54kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) entered the finals of the Asian Boxing Championship here on Friday as Indians continued to have a good outing, overall.
2021-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Asian boxing: Panghal storms into 52kg final in style
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) Having learned the art of tackling taller opponents, Olympic Games-bound Amit Panghal relied on those skill to score a 5-0 win against Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov on Friday and enter the gold medal match of the 54kg category in the Asian Boxing Championship here.
2021-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Asian boxing: Pangal enters 52kg final
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) Defending champion Amit Panghal punched his way into the men's 52kg final of the Asian Boxing Championships after thrashing Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov 5-0 in a semi-final match here on Friday.
2021-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
WTC final to have reserve day, joint winners after draw or tie: ICC
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) India and New Zealand will end as joint winners in case of a draw or a tie in World Test Championship (WTC) final, which will also have a reserve day to make up for any lost time during regular days of the final, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday.
2021-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Boxer Sakshi loses spot in final of Asian Championships
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) India woman boxer Sakshi Choudhary lost her spot in 54kg final in Asian Championships after Kazakh Dina Zholaman, her opponent in semi-finals, successfully challenged the 3-2 result.
2021-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Asian boxing: 5 Indians enter gold medal round
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) Five Indian women, including six-time world champion MC Maykom, entered the gold medal round of the Asian Boxing Championship here. The national team has already won five bronze medals.
2021-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Asian boxing: Marykom, Sakshi storm into gold medal round
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) Six-time world champion MC Marykom provided a flying start to India by entering the gold medal round of the women's 51kg category with a 4-1 win against Mongolia's Latsaikhan Altantsetseg in the Asian Boxing Championship here on Thursday.
2021-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Marykom, Sakshi march into Asian boxing finals
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) Six-time world champion MC Marykom made her way into the women's 51kg final after defeating Mongolian Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg 4-1 in the semi-finals of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Thursday.
2021-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports