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Italy welcomes forthcoming conference on Libya in Berlin
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday hailed the international conference on war-wracked Libya that Germany will host in Berlin next month, calling it "an important step towards an agreement on a ceasefire".
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
EU must fund migrant repatriations, says Italian President
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union should shoulder the cost of sending back migrants to the bloc and needs "an automatic redistribution mechanism" to ease the burden on arrival states, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Unesco chief condemns Pakistani TV reporter's murder
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture and education organisation (Unesco) chief Audrey Azoulay has called for an investigation into the killing of television journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan's Punjab province last month.
2019-09-19
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak fails to move resolution on Kashmir at UNHRC meet
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) In another setback in its attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the global level, Pakistan could not file any resolution on the issue at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meeting here.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions'
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres may use the opportunity of the General Assembly discussions to raise the Kashmir issue, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 9 people were killed in an attack suspected to have been carried out by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Over 20,000 flood victims trapped in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
UK court extends Nirav Modi's custody till Oct 17
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A UK court extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till October 17, in connection with the Punjab National Bank fraud case, he on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Satwik-Chirag bow out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament after suffering a straight-game loss to Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Alec Baldwin, wife expecting baby 5 months after miscarriage
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood veteran actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria are expecting another baby, five months after a devastating miscarriage.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ed Joyce appointed head coach of Ireland women's team
Dublin, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Ireland cricketer Ed Joyce has been appointed as the head coach of country's women national team for the next two years.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
Instagram restricts cosmetic surgery, weight-loss promoting posts
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to restrict people under age 18 from viewing posts from celebrity influencers that promote cosmetic surgery and various weight-loss products.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aniston was told to lose 30 pounds for 'Friends' role
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston was forced to drop 30 pounds (14kg) in order to land her career launching role on "Friends".
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Musk shares pictures of SpaceX's new Starship prototypes
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has posted two new pictures on Twitter showing the latest construction updates for the Starship rocket prototype that is being built at SpaceXs Boca Chica, Texas facility.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pak politicians, rights groups reject idea of 'media courts'
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistani politicians, media bodies and rights groups have rejected the governments announcement of setting up of special tribunals for taking up complaints against the media without prior consultation with primary stakeholders.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Gun violence costs US $229 bn per year
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Gun violence costs the US $229 billion annually, amounting to 1.4 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), a report said.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
JFK's grand-nephew to bid for Massachusetts Senator
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Joe Kennedy, the grand-nephew of late US President John F. Kennedy, has said that he will run for the Massachusetts Senate seat in 2020, challenging incumbent Senator Ed Markey.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Imran, Bajwa discuss Kashmir situation
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed several matters including the Kashmir situation and the latters forthcoming visits to the US and Saudi Arabia.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Doubts cast over Pak Hindu student's autopsy report
Karachi, Sep 19 (IANS) Experts and officials of the medico-legal section of the Karachi health department have raised doubts over the initial autopsy report of a Pakistani Hindu medical girl student who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Snapchat introduces 3D Camera Mode
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat has announced a new 3D Camera Mode that will let users make and share images with diorama-like depth effects.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Guterres rules out UN involvement in Kashmir
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out any direct involvement in resolving the Kashmir issue unless both India and Pakistan agreed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Jaishankar to visit Finland as part of Europe outreach
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official three-day visit to Finland, which holds the current presidency of the European Parliament, as part of India's outreach to Europe.
2019-09-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Netanyahu set to lose majority in Israel polls
Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is projected to have failed to muster a majority in a tough election that saw a virtual tie between Netanyahu's right-wing bloc and a centre-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Riyadh claims Iran behind oil attacks as Trump tightens curbs
Riyadh/Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said the raid that damaged two of its oil facilities was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran", and showed what it claimed were the wreckage of drones and cruise missiles involved in the attack, even as US President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Tehran over Saturday's attack that has led to a spiral in global oil prices and sharply escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Congressmen urge Trump to restore India as GSP beneficiary
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A group of 44 influential US Congressmen has urged the Donald Trump administration to reinstate India as a beneficiary nation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
10 injured as militants attack govt office in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack targeting a government office complex in Jalalabad city of Afghanistans Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Lawmakers take up safety of Hindus in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The security of Hindus and anti-HIndu riots in Ghotki and Umerkot districts of Sindh echoed in Pakistan's National Assembly during which some of the members expressed deep concern over the safety of minorities.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Steve Smith best since Don Bradman: Coach
Brisbane, Sep 18 (IANS) Steve Smiths formative coach Trent Woodhill feels that if the star Australian was playing for India, his technique would not be the focus of discussion as much as it is in Australia.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
HP Inc unveils ultra-light 'Elite Dragonfly' business laptop
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) To push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals, HP Inc. on Tuesday introduced the "HP Elite Dragonfly", an ultra-light premium convertible notebook weighing under one-kilogram, along with premium displays and accessories for home and office.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
England Cricket chief backs Stokes in family story row
London, Sep 18 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been made to revive the past horrors and traumatic events about his family after an English daily published ran a story, has found support from the country's cricket board.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Facebook removed 26mn terror-related content in 2 years
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Facebook removed more than 26 million pieces of content related to global terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the last two years, 99 per cent of which were proactively identified and removed before anyone reported it to the company.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Oracle, Microsoft expand Cloud ties to boost office productivity
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to boost workplace productivity, Oracle and Microsoft have expanded Cloud partnership in which the integration of Oracle Digital Assistant with Microsoft Teams will give Microsoft 365 customers access to Oracle Cloud Applications through conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Chrissy Teigen savours 'Big B vada pav' in LA
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen savoured a vada pav themed on noneotherthan Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan when she visited an Indian restaurant here.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Federer to play exhibition duels in Colombia, Argentina
Bogota (Columbia), Sep 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will play exhibition matches in Argentina and Colombia in November.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Tennis
Facebook's own 'Supreme Court' to review controversial posts
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) As Facebook faces mounting scrutiny over its privacy and content moderation practices, the company has decided to construct a new independent "Oversight Board" like an internal "Supreme Court" that will review appeals from both Facebook and its users over controversial posts.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Pedo guy' means 'creepy old man': Musk
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Tesla founder Elon Musk has said that he didn't mean to insult a Thai cave rescue diver by calling him a 'pedo guy' as in South Africa it simply means a 'creepy old man'.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Stokes and his family deserve better: Marcus Rashford
Manchester, Sep 17 (IANS) England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford on Tuesday came out in support of the country's cricketer Ben Stokes after an English daily published details about his personal life and family, which the star allrounder termed as "utterly disgusting" and the "lowest form of journalism".
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lack of sleep does alter fat metabolism
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Lack of sleep can be harmful as it can make participants feel less full after eating and metabolise the fat in food differently, says a study, adding to the mounting evidence that how harmful lack of sleep can be.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andre Russell announces arrival of first baby in unique way
Jamaica, Sep 17 (IANS) Star West Indies cricketer Andre Russell and wife Jassym Lora are expecting their first baby soon and the couple recently announced the gender of their baby in a unique way during a party here.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut about Chandrayaan 2
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) The fate of India's Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander found a surprise mention during Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt's question-answer session with a NASA astronaut.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak Hindu medical student found dead in college hostel
Larkana, Sep 17 (IANS) A Pakistani Hindu medical girl student was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) in Larkana, Sindh, media reports said on Tuesday. While the university authorities have expressed the suspicion that it could be a case of suicide, the student's family members have alleged foul play.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ex-IMF chief Lagarde wins EU approval to lead ECB
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the recommendation of Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank (ECB) in a plenary vote on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
Blast at Afghan President's rally kills 26 (2nd Lead)
Kabul, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 42 others wounded after a suicide bomber targeted a campaign rally of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the country's Parwan province on Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
ALERT: World will be watching Houston event, it will have multiple msgs, including for Pak: EAM
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2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,
Why you shouldn't take major decisions on an empty stomach
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Whether you are going for a crucial business deal or salary negotiation for your new job, make sure you do not take major decisions on an empty stomach, suggests new research.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
CAS reduces Neymar's Champions League ban
Madrid, Sep 17 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced from three to two matches a ban imposed by UEFA on Neymar for insulting a referee during a Champions League match last season.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Over 3mn US women had forced 1st sexual intercourse
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) More than 3.3 million women in the US had unwanted and forced first sexual intercourse experience, a new study suggests.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Israel votes in 2nd parliamentary polls
Jerusalem, Sep 17 (IANS) People across Israel voted on Tuesday in the country's second parliamentary elections in five months after incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failed to form a government after the first polls in April.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Pak-Hindu girl found dead in college hostel
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) A Pakistani-Hindu medical student was found dead in her hostel room at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) in Larkana, media reports said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Rankireddy-Ponnappa upset World No. 7 pair at China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 17 (IANS) Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa made an emphatic start to their campaign at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament by defeating World No. 7 Indonesian pair of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavienti in the first round of the mixed doubles event in Changhou on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton