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Thailand Open: Marin, Axelsen win singles titles
Bangkok, Jan 17 (IANS) Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, at the Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
East Bengal, Chennaiyin searching for wins (Match Preview 63)
Margao (Goa), Jan 17 (IANS) Both Chennaiyin and East Bengal have proven themselves to be tough teams to beat thus far in the Indian Super League (ISL). However, wins have been difficult to come by for both teams and they would be hoping to come on top when they face each other at the Fatorda Stadium on Monday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Apple MacBook Pro 2021 to feature new design without Touch Bar: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple MacBook Pro 2021 models will have a flat-edged design and there will be no-touch bar this time.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tim Paine gets trolled for DRS gaffes
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Australia made a few bizarre review calls on the fourth day of the fourth Test against India which has led to captain Tim Paine coping with some criticism on social media.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tom Hardy breaks lockdown rules?
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy seems to have broken lockdown rules as he was recently seen leaving a gym.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UK invites PM Modi for G7 summit
New Delhi/London, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by his UK counterpart Boris Johnson to attend the G7 summit in the UK as a guest in June this year.
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Xiaomi releases list of 27 devices scheduled to get MIUI 12.5
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's next version of in-house Android-based skin MIUI 12.5 will be released to 27 select devices via OTA update.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
'Huawei to open its biggest flagship store in Saudi Arabia'
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is planning to build its largest store outside China in Saudi Arabia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
You are wrong: British player tells her doctors with Oz Open q'fication
Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) When Francesca Jones was young, she was told by doctors that she could not play tennis. Now, the 20-year-old Brit has qualified for the Australian Open in Melbourne slated to begin next month.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
FBI probing if foreign actors funded Capitol riots: Report
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe to find out if any foreign actors, including governments and groups, funded the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, according to a news report published on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
US woman charged over Capitol riots
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A woman from the US state of Missouri, who was seen with a fractured sign belonging to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6 Capitol riots, has been charged, according to court documents.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Our plan was to hang in there to tire Australia bowlers: Thakur
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday kept calm and ignored the on-field chatter to frustrate a tiring Australian bowling line-up to add 123 for the seventh wicket and reduce the first-innings deficit in the fourth and final Test at the Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Rapper Bow Wow defends himself after packed club performance amid Covid
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Rapper Bow Wow was recently slammed by netizens for giving a packed club performance during the pandemic. He says he wore a mask until he got on the microphone, and that he does not want people to think he does not care.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
T10 perfect advert to bring new audiences to cricket, says Shoaib Malik
Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik believes T10 cricket format is a perfect advert to attract new fans to the game.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Death toll in Indonesian landslides reach 31
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll due to the landslides in Indonesia's West Java province has risen to 31, the National Search and Rescue Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
HK finance chief warns of unemployment rate spike
Hong Kong, Jan 17 (IANS) Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong government, said here on Sunday that the unemployment rate in the city will climb further as businesses and workers are still struggling amid the raging Covid-19 epidemic.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Pick of the week (Jan 17)
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2021-01-17
Category: International, China,National
China to become world's largest IoT market in 2024: Report
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China will surpass the US to become the world's largest Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2024.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9mn kids
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to administer polio vaccines to 9.9 million children under the age of five.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
4th Test: Thakur-Sundar rearguard keeps India in the game
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) A brilliant batting partnership between Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday made sure India remained in the game after the end of Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ryan Reynolds message to cancer-stricken 11-year-old 'Deadpool' fan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds has sent a video with encouraging words to a young Deadpool fan, who is suffering from cancer.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LA becomes first US county to top 1 mn Covid-19 cases
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) The Los Angeles County became the first in the US to surpass 1 million Covid-19 case since the onset of the pandemic early last year, local health officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Biden names Indian-American Uzra Zeya as Under Secy at State Dept
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has named Uzra Zeya, an Indian-American diplomat who quit her State Department job in protest against the outgoing administration's alleged racial and sexist bias, as his Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
LG Uplus to terminate 2G services by June
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) LG Uplus, a major South Korean telecom operator said it will phase out its 2G services by the end of June, a move that would mark the complete termination of the country's aging network.
2021-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
4th Test: Thakur, Sundar help India cut down deficit to 33
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India on Sunday were bowled out for 336 in the first innings, conceding a lead of 33 on Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba. Australia had scored 369 runs in their first innings.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
2 female Afghan judges dead in targeted killing
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) Two female Afghan judges were killed in Kabul on Sunday when unidentified armed men opened fire at the vehicle they were travelling in, marking the latest incident of targeted killings in the war-torn country, a security source said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'Kamala's Way' charts an engaging journey from California to Washington
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Just how did the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this countrys most effective power players? Through the human touch, by turning defeat into victory and most of all, by doing things her way, a timely biography of Kamala Harris, the US Vice President-elect says.
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,Art/Culture/Books
Team India's courage can be described as 'dabanng': Sehwag
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday lauded the courage shown by the Ajinkya Rahane-led side in the fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 56
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The number of casualties due to the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has increased to to 56, country's National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Google to remove sync support from 3rd-party Chromium browsers
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Google has discovered that users of third-party Chromium browsers have inadvertently been able to access data and other sync features reserved for Chrome.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Armed man arrested at security checkpoint near US Capitol
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US Capitol Police (USCP) has arrested a man when he tried to cross a checkpoint near the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., armed with a loaded gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to media reported.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Biden releases plan for first 10 days to 'unTrump' US
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has announced a masterplan for his first 10 days in office to "un-Trump" the country and focus on the battle against Covid-19, the economy and immigration.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Libyan teams agree on selection mechanism for temporary executive authority
Geneva, Jan 17 (IANS) A senior UN official announced that the Libyan delegations reached an agreement on a recommended selection mechanism for a new temporary executive authority.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Forest fires in Chile consume over 3,200 hectares
Santiago, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Emergency Office of the Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI) reported that 3,230 hectares of land have been consumed by forest fires in the past two days in the Valparaiso region.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Environment/Wildlife
Iran reacts to rumours on possible release of S.Korean tanker
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to the rumours on the possibility of releasing a South Korean oil tanker seized the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Gulf earlier this month, saying the statements by people not related to the issue lack any basis.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey detains 220 suspects over fuel-related tax evasion
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) Turkish police detained 220 suspects across 50 provinces as part of the country's biggest operation against fuel-related tax evasion.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
5 dead, 7 hospitalised in suspected carbon monoxide leak in Italy
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS) At least five people died and seven others hospitalised in critical condition in what rescuers said was a probable case of carbon monoxide poisoning at a rest home near Rome, the Italian National Fire Department said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 675,000 Turkish health workers get Covid-19 jab
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 675,000 health workers in Turkey have received the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac during the first three days of the country's inoculation program, the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Guterres condemns attack against UN convoy in Mali
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which resulted in the death of an Egyptian peacekeeper.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Neesham undergoes surgery for compound dislocation on finger
Wellington, Jan 17 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham has undergone surgery for a compound dislocation on his left ring finger, Cricket Wellington has informed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2 IS militants killed, 6 arrested in Iraq
Baghdad, Jan 17 (IANS) Iraqi security forces killed two Islamic State (IS) terrorists and arrested six others from across the country, the military said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Key NASA rocket test ends with early engine shutdown
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A key rocket test for NASA's much-delayed Space Launch System (SLS) ended in an early shutdown as four rocket engines fired for a little over a minute, while these were supposed to be up for nearly eight minutes.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Technology
Iran warns US to stop 'illegal actions' against diplomats on American soil
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran has warned the US to stop "illegal actions" taken against its diplomats on American soil, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh confirmed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UK records this year's lowest daily Covid-19 cases
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The UK's daily increase of coronavirus infections dropped to its lowest level since December 27, 2020, but the country recorded the third highest single-day fatalities due to the disease since the pandemic began, according to official figures.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Twitter employees lock their accounts fearing backlash
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Fearing backlash from supporters of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, some Twitter employees have locked their accounts and the company has even given personal security to some executives.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tunisia announces cabinet reshuffle
Tunis, Jan 17 (IANS) Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has announced a cabinet reshuffle, the first since his government assumed office on September 2, 2020.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
4th Test: Sundar, Thakur fight as India reach 253/6 at Tea
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur on Sunday stitched together the highest seventh-wicket partnership for India at The Gabba as they helped the visitors remain in the game on Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Facebook bans ads for weapon accessories before Biden event
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Facebook has announced to ban ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment in the US at least through January 22, as the country prepares for the Inauguration Day on January 20.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Africa's Covid-19 caseload surpasses 3.2 mn
Addis Ababa, Jan 17 (IANS) The African continent's overall coronavirus caseload has surged to 3,207,639, according to health authorities.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Portuguese Finance Minister tests Covid-19 positive
Lisbon, Jan 17 (IANS) Portuguese Minister of State for Finance Joao Leao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his Ministry announced in a statement.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine