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Why parents should worry about girls' perfect selfies
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have recently found that adolescent girls who invest a lot of time in editing and selecting the perfect selfie may feel more body shame and appearance anxiety.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK set for month's worth of rain in 24 hours
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A months worth of rain is expected to fall across the UK in the next 24 hours as deluged communities were struggling to cope in the wake of storm Dennis, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Creator of cut-and-paste, Larry Tesler dies at 74
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Larry Tesler, a computer scientist and user interface (UI) guru, who is most well-known for creating the seminal computer concepts cut, copy and paste, has passed away. He was 74.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Harry-Meghan's royal duties to officially end on March 31
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The royal duties of the UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will officially end on March 31, their office has announced.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India bigger problem than China for climate change: Bloomberg
New York, Feb. Feb 20 (IANS) Michael Bloomberg, the aspirant for the Democratic Party's nomination for President, has said that India was a big problem for climate change than China and drew immediate media criticism.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
9 die in German bar shootings, suspect's body found (2nd Ld)
Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) The body of the suspected perpetrator of the two shootings in the German city of Hanau that left at least nine people dead, has been found in his house along with another one, police said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Researchers make 1st 3D map of COVID-19
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Researchers have made a critical breakthrough towards developing a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by creating the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the virus that attaches to and infects human cells.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,National
Justin Bieber claims he'd beat Tom Cruise in a fight
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Justin Bieber was riled up by James Corden on "Carpool Karaoke", as the talk show host said he'd back Hollywood Tom Cruise to beat the singer in a fight.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Putin discussed govt resignation with ex-PM beforehand
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he had notified former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev about the governments resignation beforehand, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Mani hints at shift in Pak stand on hosting Asia Cup
Lahore, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Wednesday that the country may be ready to give up the hosting rights of the Asia Cup T20 tournament which is slated to be held in September 2020.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
China expels three WSJ journalists for 'racist' article
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Three foreign journalists of The Wall Street Journal were on Wednesday ordered to leave China within five days over an opinion piece on the country's handling of the coronavirus outbreak which the Chinese government termed "racist", reports said.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Media
Sania loses in women's doubles 2nd round in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) Sania Mirza's campaign at the Dubai Open came to an end on Wednesday after she and her French partner Caroline Garcia lost 2-6, 4-6 in the second round against fifth seeds Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Srikanth, Saina through to 2nd round in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 19 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday beat compatriot Shubhankar Dey 23-21, 21-18 to go through to the second round of the Barcelona Spain Masters Super 300. It is the first win in the last four tournaments for the former world number one.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
No visas for low-skilled workers, says UK govt
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Low-skilled workers would not get visas under post-Brexit immigration plans unveiled by the British government.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Winter may be best time of year to conceive
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Couples are most likely to start conceiving in September but it's in late November and early December that they have the best chances of conceiving, say researchers.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
MH370 was mass murder suicide by the pilot: Tony Abbott
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has claimed that the ill-fated Malaysian MH370 that went missing on March 8, 2014 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, was downed by a suicidal pilot.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Malaysia officials believed pilot downed missing plane: Aus ex-PM
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Australia's former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed that Malaysian authorities believed that the MH370 flight that went missing with 239 persons on board in March 2014 was downed by its pilot in a murder-suicide plot, a media report said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oracle staff protest Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Thousands of Oracle employees are calling for co-founder Larry Ellison to cancel a fundraising event he plans to host at his Coachella Valley California estate later on Wednesday for US President Donald Trump.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Moderate intensity exercise can boost memory performance
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that moderate intensity exercise such as brisk walking, water aerobics or cycling can have the most beneficial effect on memory performance.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
China expels foreign scribes for headline it deemed 'racist'
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday expelled three foreign scribes of the Wall Street Journal over a headline in an opinion piece it said was "racist".
2020-02-19
Category: International, China,Media,Politics
Google Stadia coming to Samsung, Asus, more phones on Feb 20
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) US based search engine giant Google has revealed that its subscription-based game service 'Stadia' will work on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus and Razer starting on February 20.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bowling action of US' Nisarg Patel found to be illegal
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Nisarg Patel of the US to be illegal and as such he has has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
New chip may pave way for batteryless smart devices
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) A new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio housed in a chip smaller than a grain of rice can pave the way for batteryless smart devices and more portable, fully wireless smart home setups, suggests new research.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jenna Dewan is engaged to Steve Kazee
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Dancer-actress Jenna Dewan and actor Steve Kazee have taken their relationship to the next level. They have announced that they are now engaged.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wins second term
Kabul, Feb 19 (IANS) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as President of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission has announced, more than four months after polls closed.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
43 arrested in anti-child porn operation in Brazil
Brasilia, Feb 19 (IANS) Brazil police have arrested 43 people in a large-scale operation against child pornography which involved four other countries.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UK unveils new points-based visa system
London, Feb 19 (IANS) UK Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday announced the launch of the Britain's new points-based visa system with effect from January 1, 2021.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Addition of Ishant adds new dynamics to Indian bowling: Taylor
Wellington, Feb 19 (IANS) Experienced New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has cautioned his team not to just focus on Jasprit Bumrah and play other Indian bowlers with utmost concentration as well during the upcoming two-Test series.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Guterres says visit to Kartarpur gurdwara 'very emotional'
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that his visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartapur was a "very emotional moment."
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Sania Mirza reaches women's doubles pre-quarters in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her French partner Caroline Garcia advanced to the women's doubles second round at the Dubai Open after a hard-fought first round win on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Remove Zuckerberg and Sandberg from Facebook: Soros
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Tuesday called for the removal of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Shreyl Sandberg over the company's policy on political ads in the US presidential election year.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
54% higher rates of COPD in women with HIV: Study
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among women living with HIV was 54 per cent higher than that of HIV-negative women.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Connected world makes Coronavirus scarier, helps combat it too
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) The same technological forces that make the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response, says a top researcher, adding that a connected world makes this coronavirus (COVID-19) scarier but also helps us deal with it.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Australia,National
Mortality risk higher in IVF babies before 1 yr of age
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the children conceived through assisted reproductive techniques including IVF (in vitro fertilisation) had a 45 per cent higher risk of death before 1 year of age than children conceived naturally.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New renewable device generates electricity 'out of thin air'
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
'Uighur Muslims land in detention camps for having beard, veil'
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A document which delineates the lives of hundreds of Uighur Muslims currrently in internment camps across China, was allegedly leaked by a source inside Xinjiang showing how members of the community are detained for having beards, wearing veils and using the internet.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vaccine misinformation is more likely on social media
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Brazil govt to present administrative reform bill before end of week
Brasilia Feb 18 (IANS) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has said that the government expects to present to the Congress an administrative reform bill before the end of the week.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
TCL prototype phone with slide-out screen leaks
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) At a time when smartphone makers are thinking of bringing foldable devices, Guangdong-headquartered TCL Corporation is also making a phone with a slide out screen.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Warner, Smith had great dress rehearsal for SA tour in Eng'
Melbourne, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer believes his team had a great "dress rehearsal for South Africa" when they played against England in their own backyard last year.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19 hits Thai economy as key sector suffers
Bangkok, Feb 18 (IANS) On a normal day, the Thai capitals iconic Grand Palace is flooded with Chinese tourists taking photos under statues of mythical giants and Buddhist icons. But now, they are rarely seen.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Thailand,National
Follow plant-based diets for better heart health
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease the risk of heart disease, say researchers, adding that it's because plant-based food minimises the negative effects of a gut-microbiome associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian expat falls to death near construction site in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian youth from Kerala, allegedly fell to death from a residential apartment here, sources said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Mediterranean diet can reduce frailty in old age: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that eating a Mediterranean diet for a year could help keep the mind sharp and reduce frailty in old age.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Akhtar questions Ind-Pak cricket ban, amid 'tamatar, pyaz' business
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes that India and Pakistan should resume bilateral cricketing ties as they compete with each other in other sports and also have an ongoing trade relationship.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
UNSMIL to resume intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission talks
Tripoli, Feb 18 (IANS) The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced resumption of the intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks in Geneva.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Actress Conchata Ferrell recuperating from kidney infection
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) "Two and a Half Men" actress Conchata Ferrell is recovering after a recent hospital emergency.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bieber explains why he's in no rush to have kids
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber and his model wife Hailey Baldwin are taking it slow to start a family.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Italian cruise passengers to be brought back, crew may stay
Rome, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy is working to fly home dozens of its citizens quarantined aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship off Japan, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Italy,International
Sitting more may raise heart disease risk in older women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Spending a lot of time sitting may increase heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women, warns a study.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion