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15-Jan-2018 centurion

S. Africa reach 90/2 after Kohli lifts India to 307 on Day 3

South Africa reached 90/2 in their second innings after bowling out India's first outing for 307 runs on the third day of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Monday.AB de Villiers (50) and Dean Elgar (36) were at the crease for South Africa,...

15-Jan-2018 trTripoli

Gunmen attack Libya international airport, kill 3

A group on Monday attacked Libya's Tripoli International Airport with heavy weapons, killing three people and injuring several others."The criminal militia known as Bashir al-Baqarah and all the criminals wanted by the Deterrent Force attacked the International...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

36 killed in Baghdad twin suicide bombings

At least 36 persons were killed and 91 others injured in twin suicide attacks in Baghdad early on Monday, medical sources told Efe news agency.The deadly attack, which was the bloodiest of its type to hit Iraq since February 2017, rocked Sahet al-Tayaran...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

16 killed in Baghdad twin bomb blasts

At least 16 people were killed and dozens others wounded on Monday in twin bomb explosions in downtown Baghdad, officials said.The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a crowded site near al-Tayaran Square...

14-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says he is not racist

US President Donald Trump has said he was not a racist after he was criticized over his "sh**hole" characterisation of African countries."Nah, I'm not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you," a report in the...

14-Jan-2018 Los Angeles

Toll in California mudslides rises to 20

The death toll in the flooding and landslide that last week hit Montecito, California - northwest of Los Angeles - rose to 20 on Sunday, with four people remaining missing, authorities said.Santa Barbara County authorities reported the finding of another...

14-Jan-2018 centurion

Third day's morning session important for us : Ishant Sharma

India pacer Ishant Sharma on Sunday said the morning session of the third day's play against South Africa will be important for the team.Ishant, who bagged three wickets in the first innings, said it is crucial for the team that how skipper Virat Kohli and...

14-Jan-2018 centurion

India post 183/5 after bowling out S. Africa for 335 on Day 2

Indian skipper Virat Kohli (85 batting) waged a lone battle to lift the struggling visitors to 183 for five in their first innings on the second day of the second cricket Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday.The flamboyant Delhi right-hander...

14-Jan-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

17 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

Seventeen militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) were killed when security forces' aircrafts targeted the terror group's positions in Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The security forces, according to Attaullah Khogiani, the spokesman for the...

14-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Nadal, Djokovic, favourites at Australian Open, says Federer

After last year's inspirational five-set victory against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, tennis great Roger Federer looked cool, calm and confident when he addressed the media on Sunday, just one day before the 2018 tournament gets underway.But...

14-Jan-2018 Washington

7.3 magnitude quake off Peru sparks tsunami fears

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Sunday hit the coast of Peru, sparking tsunami fears, according to the US Geological Survey.The massive quake hit 31km south-southwest of Acari in the Ring of Fire region, express.co.uk reported.The Pacific Tsunami Warning...

13-Jan-2018 Lisbon

8 killed in Portugal building fire

At least eight persons have been killed and over 50 injured in a fire that broke out at a two-storey building in Portugal, the media reported.The fire broke out on Saturday night in a building in Vila Nova da Rainha, 250 km from Lisbon, after a heating-boiler...

13-Jan-2018 Washington

NASA's cargo spacecraft back down to earth with heavy payload

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space.Dragon splashed down successfully about 10:37 a.m. EST (1537 GMT) west of Baja California, completing the second resupply mission to and from the...

13-Jan-2018 Sao Paulo

13 dead in Brazil vehicle pile-up

At least 13 people died and 39 others were injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident on an expressway alongside the municipality of Grao Mogol in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, officials said.The accident involved a car, a minibus, two...

13-Jan-2018 Pyongyang

US trying to derail detente on Korean peninsula : N. Korea

North Korea on Saturday accused the US of trying to jeopardise the detente that is starting in inter-Korean relations by sending another nuclear carrier, USS Stennis, to the West Pacific.The US has also made it public it is deploying aircraft carrier USS Ronald...

13-Jan-2018 Centurion

2nd Test: S. Africa pegged back by late Indian bowling show

India fought back late to reduce South Africa to 269 for six wickets in their first innings on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Saturday.Aiden Markram (94) and Hashim Amla (82) threatened India with signs of a prospective...

13-Jan-2018 Lucknow

Four labourers choked to death in Lucknow

Four labourers sleeping in the basement of a hotel here were found dead on Saturday, police said.The labourers had lit a coal bonfire before sleeping, the police said which might have led to carbon monoxide poisoning as they asphyxiated due to the fumes from...

13-Jan-2018 Singapore

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, after lung and prostate cancer.Although...

13-Jan-2018 Dubai

Kabir Khan directs sequel to campaign starring Shah Rukh Khan

Director Kabir Khan, who has helmed a campaign featuring Shah Rukh Khan, says he has always aspired to work with the superstar.Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) revealed the first short film of "2.0 #BeMyGuest" campaign on Saturday....

13-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal wants to start afresh at 2018 Australian Open

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has said the bitter disappointment of last year's narrow five-set loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final will not give him any extra motivation for this year's opening Grand Slam."It is impossible to be more motivated...

13-Jan-2018 kabul

26 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 26 armed insurgents have been killed and 16 injured since Afghan security forces launched operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday morning."The joint Afghan security forces also detained three...

13-Jan-2018 San Francisco

Google Play Store shuns 60 games infected with porn malware

Google has kicked out nearly 60 games, many of which were for children, from its Play Store after a security research firm found they were infected with a pornographic malware.Researchers from Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies reported that the...

13-Jan-2018 Jerusalem

Nagila : A vegan restaurant which oozes warmth and freshness

It's a restaurant that oozes warmth from the moment you step in. Run by a mother and daughter as if it is their home, Nagila offers several innovative vegan delicacies.Located in Jerusalem's Even Yisrael neighborhood, close to the iconic Machane Yehuda market,...

12-Jan-2018 centurion

Must not get surprised by the bounce in S. Africa : Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday said the batsmen must not get surprised by the challenges offered by the bouncy wickets during the South African tour.Kohli also said that reading bounce will be the key factor during the Proteas tour."We must not get surprised...

12-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump cancels UK trip over 'bad deal' embassy

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his trip to Britain due to disappointment over a "bad" US embassy.He tweeted late on Thursday that he was not a big fan of the Obama administration that sold "perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London...

12-Jan-2018 kabul

20 Afghan media workers killed in 2017

Twenty journalists and media workers were killed in violence in Afghanistan in 2017, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent media safety group protecting the reporters' rights, said on Friday.Last year was the deadliest for journalists...

12-Jan-2018 Dhaka

3 militants killed near Bangladesh PM's office

Three militants were killed on Friday in a raid by Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force on a militant hideout near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's office here.Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed confirmed the death of the three militants,...

12-Jan-2018 Yangon

6.0 magnitude quake hits Myanmar

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar's Bago region early on Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. No damages or casualties were reported.The quake occurred at 12.56 a.m. with its epicentre at 27.3 km west-southwest...

12-Jan-2018

'Paddington 2' an over-cute pain

"Paddington" in 2014 was so treacly it was like eating too much Christmas pudding. The most unwanted sequel comes to us with noblest of intentions and feeblest of contrivances.It has little else to recommend itself, except Hugh Grant in a whammy of a performance...

11-Jan-2018 New York

My relation with Kim Jong-un is very good : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has signalled that he has developed a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, despite tensions between them."I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un," Trump said in an interview about the first...

11-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump lashes out in 'crude outburst' against migrants

US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst, media reports said. A backlash to his latest remarks was swift."Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump told lawmakers...

11-Jan-2018 United Nations

Migration is positive global phenomenon : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked governments to treat migration as a positive global phenomenon and refrain from setting up barriers to legal international migration."Let me emphasize: migration is a positive global phenomenon. It...

11-Jan-2018 centurion

Always good to face new challenges : Jasprit Bumrah

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah who made his Test debut in the series opener against South Africa at Cape Town, on Thursday said it's good to face new challenges.Bumrah said he is relishing the challenges posed by the wickets and the conditions which he was unfamiliar...

11-Jan-2018 New York

Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

Antidepressants may fail to work properly in older adults suffering from high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels, finds a study.Older adults who have major depressive disorder (MDD, also known as depression) are at higher risk for having problems thinking and...

11-Jan-2018

'Downsizing': A strangely complex masterpiece

"Downsizing" is a strikingly intelligent concept film.A romance and self-realisation tale wrapped in a sci-fi film that makes you aware of environmental issues is what definitely makes it unique fare. It is a social satire wrapped in a sci-fi movie that does not,...

11-Jan-2018 Kunduz

Taliban kill five policemen in Afghanistan

Five Afghan police personnel were killed and two others wounded in an attack by the Taliban in the country's northern province, an official said on Thursday."The incident took place in Archi, a restive district on the outskirts of Kunduz city, on Wednesday...

11-Jan-2018 Washington

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope -- the world's premier infrared space observatory of the next decade -- has successfully completed critical testing in a massive thermal vacuum chamber, enabling it to function properly in the extremely cold and airless environment...

11-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer lead rankings at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal has been top seeded at the Australian Open, above Swiss great Roger Federer at two, followed by Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Germany's Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem of Austria.Serbia's Djokovic, who is making a comeback after a six month...

11-Jan-2018 Beijing

China slams Vietnam, opposes Indian investment in South China Sea

China on Thursday slammed Vietnam for inviting India for exploration in the South China Sea, saying Beijing is opposed to any arrangement which infringes upon its rights.Vietnam's Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said Vietnam welcomes Indian investments...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump signs bipartisan bill to combat opioid trafficking

US President Donald Trump has signed a legislation that will grant $9 million to the Customs and Border Protection to fight trafficking of opioid analgesics, entering the US from Mexico and Canada.The initiative is specifically aimed at ending the trafficking...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

Frozen embryos as good as fresh ones in IVF pregnancies : Study

The success rate of frozen embryo transfers for in vitro fertilization (IVF) is almost the same as, or even better than, those using fresh ones, researchers said on Wednesday."Frozen embryo techniques are growing in popularity in fertility clinics worldwide,"...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

Trump "unlikely" to accept Mueller's Russia interview

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday implied it is "unlikely" he will accept Special Counsel Robert Mueller's interview over the possible "collusion" between his campaign and Russia."We'll see what happens...When they have no collusion...it seems unlikely...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

US could "go back in" Paris Agreement : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that Washington could "conceivably" re-enter into the global Paris climate agreement, from which he announced the withdrawal last year.At a news conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Trump said:...

10-Jan-2018 Los Angeles

Death toll from California mudslides reaches 15

The number of confirmed deaths from flooding and mudslides in California's Santa Barbara County stands at 15, though a score of people remain missing, authorities said on Wednesday.Two additional bodies were found during the overnight hours, the county sheriff's...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Bhambri, Ramnathan in second round of qualifiers

India's Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramnathan got through the first match while Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost their matches in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.Bhambri, with an ATP ranking of 121 and...

10-Jan-2018 Seoul

Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump see possibility of US-N. Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump see a possibility for talks between South Korea and North Korea leading to talks between Washington and Pyongyang, multiple local media reports said on Wednesday.Moon and Trump had a telephone...

10-Jan-2018 New York

Paracetamol in pregnancy may delay daughters' language skills

Women who consume acetaminophen -- also known as paracetamol and widely used to reduce a high fever or relieve pain -- during early pregnancy are six times more likely to see delay in their daughters' language skills, warns a new study.Acetaminophen is the...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Novak Djokovic beats Thiem in strong comeback after 6-month absence

In his first appearance in six months, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Wednesday defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 at the Kooyong Classic exhibition here.The 12-time Grand Slam champion seemed to have overcome the elbow injury that ended his...

10-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Defence, intelligence cooperation with US suspended : Pakistan

Pakistan has suspended defence and intelligence cooperation with the US amid growing tensions over Washington's suspension of military aid to Islamabad, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has said.US officials have said that almost all security assistance to Pakistan...

10-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Priyanka Chopra returns as Alex Parrish in 'Quantico'

Actress Priyanka Chopra is returning as Alex Parrish in the third season of American drama series "Quantico".Priyanka, on Wednesday, on Twitter shared a poster from the show, which read: "Alex Parrish is back with 'Quantico' season 3"."And she's back...Can't...

10-Jan-2018 Geneva

42 Russian athletes banned for doping file CAS appeals

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes against the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the tribunal said.The announcement on Tuesday comes in response to the sanctions imposed by...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

Powerful quake hits Honduras, triggers tsunami warning

A powerful quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale has hit Honduras in the Caribbean Sea, triggering a tsunami warning for nearby shores, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.The northern coast of Honduras closest to the quake's epicentre is sparsely...

10-Jan-2018 London

Switch voice to video calls with new feature on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has launched a feature in its beta version that will let users switch to video calls from voice calls at the touch of a button.According to a report in the Independent, if you are in the middle of a WhatsApp voice call and want to switch to a video call,...

09-Jan-2018 Rome

169 mafia members arrested in Italy, Germany

Some 169 suspected members of the Italian 'Ndrangheta gang have been arrested in Italy and Germany as part of a joint operation, police said.German police arrested 11 of them in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Hessen and North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal Criminal...

09-Jan-2018 New York

13 dead in US rains, mudslide

At least 13 persons are dead amid "waist-deep" mudslides in US' southern California, where heavy rains triggered flooding, an official said.Some 163 people have been taken to hospital. Twenty had "storm-related injuries" and four were critically hurt, the...

09-Jan-2018 Abuja

Nigeria plans mass burial for 71 killed in herdsmen's attacks

Nigeria on Tuesday commenced a three-day mourning ahead of the mass burial of 71 people killed in violence allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen in the north-central state of Benue.A mass burial will be held Thursday for the victims of the attack in Logo and Guma...

09-Jan-2018 Beijing

China to prosecute former top general

One of Chinas top military officials, Fang Fenghui, will be prosecuted for taking and receiving bribes, the state media reported on Tuesday.Fang and his colleague General Zhang Yang, who committed suicide at his Beijing home in November, were being investigated...

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