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40% parents struggle to see depression signs in kids
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs or something bigger is among the top challenges parents face while identifying depression among the youth, says a new study.
2019-11-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lyft inches a step closer to driverless ridesharing:Report
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Top US ride-hailing company Lyft is moving closer towards self-driving ridesharing as it has added Chrysler Pacifica hybrids to its autonomous vehicle (AV) testing fleet.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
China sails 1st indigenous aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait
Taipei, Nov 18 (IANS) China has sent its first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier, known as 002, across the Taiwan Strait, the island's Ministry of National Defence confirmed.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Defence/Security
HK court declares mask ban excessive, unconstitutional
Hong Kong, Nov 18 (IANS) A British colonial-era emergency law revived by Hong Kongs government to ban masks in the ongoing protests was on Monday ruled by the High Court to be excessive and unconstitutional.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
UK parties in court over TV debate exclusion
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The UK High Court will on Monday consider separate legal challenges from the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP) over their exclusion from ITV's general election debate.
2019-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
China's central bank cuts repo interest rates after 4 years
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Monday reduced the interest rates on repurchase agreements, or repos - one of its main short-term liquidity tool - for the first time in more than four years.
2019-11-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn-in as 7th SL Prez
Colombo, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn-in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka after winning the crucial election held on November 16.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Julie Andrews reveals she refused cocaine at a party
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Julie Andrews has revealed that she refused to snort cocaine at a film moguls party, saying that the hosts wanted to "see how Mary Poppins would react" after getting high.
2019-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gotabaya wins SL polls, but loses minorities (3rd Lead)
Colombo, Nov 17 (IANS) Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former Defence Minister and also the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Sunday won Sri Lanka's presidential election but lost in almost all of the minority Tamils and Muslim provinces of the island nation.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Verstappen secures pole position for Brazilian GP
Sao Paulo, Nov 17 (IANS) Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has secured pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix (GP), the second-to-last race on the 2019 Formula One calendar.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
Microsoft pulling the plug on Cortana app for iOS, Android
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Cortana mobile app for both Android and iOS devices in regions such as the UK, Canada, Australia and several other countries.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Samsung invests record $13.1 bn in R&D in first nine months
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has said it invested a record 15.3 trillion won or $13.1 billion in research and development (R&D) in the first nine months of this year.
2019-11-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Facebook's in-app 'photos only' mode under testing
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) A photos-only mode for Facebook's mobile application is under testing and it would let users see algorithmically suggested photos in a feed similar to its photo sharing platform Instagram.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ronaldo should not win Ballon d'Or, feels Casillas
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas feels it would be wrong if Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon d'Or this year.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Gotabaya claims victory, Sajith concedes in SL prez polls (2nd Lead)
Colombo, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Defence Minister and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday claimed victory in the island nation's eighth presidential election, while his main rival Sajith Premadasa of the New Democratic Front (NDF) conceded defeat and has decided to step down as the ruling party's Deputy Leader.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Iran issues warning to fuel price hike protesters
Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS) The Iranian government has warned that security officials will step up action against protesters who have taken to the streets across the country against the government's decision to ration gasoline and increase petrol prices.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Democrat wins governor election in Louisiana
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has won the Louisiana gubernatorial election after a tightly fought race against Republican rival Eddie Rispone.
2019-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jennifer Aniston enjoys a ladies night dinner
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston lit up with joy when she met a couple of her friends for a ladies night dinner in West Hollywood.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No, I can't have him in the squad: Stokes on Hales before WC
London, Nov 16 (IANS) All-rounder Ben Stokes said that the decision to drop batsman Alex Hales from the England squad that went to the 2019 World Cup was necessary to avoid any "off-field issue hanging over the team" going into the tournament.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Clive Owen to play Bill Clinton in 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Oscar-nominated actor Clive Owen will star as Bill Clinton in "Impeachment: American Crime Story", the third season of the network FXs award-winning limited series franchise, which centers on the sex scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israel targets Hamas sites after rocket fire
Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israeli authorities on Saturday said it targeted sites controlled by the Hamas in several predawn airstrikes in Gaza after two rockets were fired at Israel from the Palestinian enclave, two days after a fragile truce started.
2019-11-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Key highway reopens, HK remains relatively calm
Hong Kong, Nov 16 (IANS) After five straight days of traffic disruption and chaos, Hong Kong witnessed a relatively calm Saturday as a key highway fully reopened after being blocked by protesters the night before.
2019-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
MJ's son Prince Michael glams up with 'gorgeous sister' Paris
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Late singer Michael Jackson's son Prince Michael has spoken in glowing terms about his sister Paris as they glammed up for the 60th birthday celebrations of Motown records.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Labour leaders to meet over final election manifesto
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Senior leaders of the UK's main opposition Labour Party were set to meet on Saturday to finalise its manifesto for the December 12 general election.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello stand up for Taylor Swift
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) A motley of celebrities like Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello have come out to back Taylor Swift in her ongoing feud with Big Machine Label Group and music executives Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How Celine Dion found courage to return to music after tragedies
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion has opened up on how she gathered the courage to come back to music after experiencing tragedies in her life.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Record number of women to stand in UK polls
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A record number of women were set to stand in the UK's December 12 general election, with female candidates likely to comprise about a third of the total, it was reported on Saturday.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
T10 can be catalyst for global growth of cricket: Zaheer
Abu Dhabi, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan feels T10 is a great format which can help in making the game of cricket a global sport.
2019-11-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Meghan Markle still waiting for her UK citizenship
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was still waiting to be granted a British citizenship despite applying for it two years ago and being married to Prince Harry for 18 months, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Nicolas Cage to play himself in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage is all set to play himself in the upcoming film "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent".
2019-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US jails Iranian businessman for violating sanctions
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has said that an Iranian businessman was sentenced to 46 months in prison for violating American sanctions against Tehran.
2019-11-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Xiaomi patents vertically folding smartphone
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a foldable phone concept that folds vertically just like recently launched Motorola Razr foldable smartphone.
2019-11-15
Category: International, China,Technology
Smart people may learn music faster: Study
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) Smart people may learn music faster than others, say researchers from Michigan State University in a study.
2019-11-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
ALERT: Delhi HC grants interim relief to police officials who allegedly fired during Tis Hazari clashes
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2019-11-15
Category: International, Australia,
Historic London-Sydney non-stop flight lands after 19 hrs
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) After over 19 hours in the air, a non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney touched down here on Friday, as part of a project which is studying ways to combat jet lag for those on-board.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Media banned from taking pics of SL leaders while voting
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Photographers and videographers of print and electronic media outlets will not be permitted to take pictures of top Sri Lankan political leaders when they vote during Saturday's presidential election, an official said here.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Sharif continues to remain critical: Personal physician
Lahore, Nov 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's health has continued to be in critical condition and delays to allow the PML-N supremo to travel abroad for treatment could result in adverse impact on his life, his personal physician said on Friday.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Brosnan's sons named 2020 Golden Globe ambassadors
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Pierce Brosnans two youngest sons, Paris and Dylan Brosnan, have been named the 2020 Golden Globe Ambassadors.
2019-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
JUI-F continues to block roads across Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Thousands of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) protesters continued to block roads and highways across Pakistan on Friday as part of the party's 'Azadi March Plan B'.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Goal is to be battle hardened for India series in 2022: Langer
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Beating India in India in 2022 is the ultimate goal for Australia, according to coach Justin Langer. Australia had recently announced their squad for the home Test series against Pakistan and Langer said that the management is currently shaping a squad in the hopes that it would be mature enough to win in India come 2022.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chacha T20: An ardent Kohli fan from across the border
Abu Dhabi, Nov 15 (IANS) In cricket, whenever a match takes place, there are always a few personalities apart from the players themselves who stand out and catch the eye of the fans. For India, Sudhir Kumar Gautam is one such name who can be spotted whenever the Indian team takes on the field. Similarly for Pakistan, its Chaudhry Abdul Jalil, famously known as Chacha Cricket, who can be seen cheering on the stands whenever the Men in Green play a cricket match.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Indian pitches
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Thursday took a dig at the pitch for the first Test between India and Bangladesh at the Holkar Cricket Staium. Asked to bowl, the Indian bowlers reduced Bangladesh to 63/3 as Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma bagged a wicket apiece.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Google redesigns Play Store for Wear OS
San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) Google Play on Wear OS is slightly better now as the tech giant has given it a design facelift with some refreshing tweaks.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UK's Conservatives promise to cut 'immigration overall'
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has said that the ruling Conservatives would reduce "immigration overall" to the country after Brexit if they won the December 12 general election.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sexually aggressive people watch porn more: Study
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Although pornography is connected with sexual aggression over time, but researchers have found that porn use could not predict sexual aggression, as people reported with sexually aggressive tendencies were more likely to watch a lot of pornography.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Federer talks about retirement before ATP finals QF tie
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has provided an insight on his future plans.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
If there is no football, I have to go: Chile coach Rueda
Santiago (Chile), Nov 14 (IANS) Reinaldo Rueda has cast doubt over his future as Chile head coach after a decision was made to cancel his team's friendly against Peru in Lima next week.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Football
'You wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan..now go back to watch baseball'
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his departure from LA Galaxy, ending his two-year stint with the team as one of the most electrifying players in the Major League Soccer (MLS).
2019-11-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Don't give up on stopping Brexit: EU's Tusk
Brussels, Nov 14 (IANS) Donald Tusk, the outgoing European Council (EC) President, has urged Britons who will vote in the UK's December 12 general election, to not "give up" on stopping Brexit.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Venice flooded by highest tide in more than 50 years
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Venice has been hit by its highest tide in more than 50 years, leaving much of the Italian city under water and at least two persons dead, a media report said.
2019-11-14
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife