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19-Feb-2017 Mogadishu

30 killed in car bomb attack in Somalia

At least 30 people were killed in a huge car bomb blast at a busy market in the south-central Banaadir region of Somalia on Sunday, officials said.The Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed the incident at Kawo-Gudey area in Wadajir...

19-Feb-2017 Buenos Aires

19 killed in Argentina bus accident

At least 19 people were killed and 21 injured in Argentina when a bus heading to neighbouring Chile overturned in the country's Mendoza province.The bus, belonging to Chilean company Turbus, crashed on Saturday as it was going round a curve at high speed,...

19-Feb-2017 Colombo

10 die in Sri Lanka boat capsize

At least 10 persons were killed after a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized in the sea off Kalutara in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the navy said.The boat had sailed from the shores of Beruwala and capsized one and a half nautical miles away from the shore, Xinhua...

19-Feb-2017 Kabul

14 die in snowfall, severe cold in Afghanistan

At least 14 persons have died in snowfall and freezing weather in Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.Ten people died due to snowfall in Jawzjan and the neighbouring Saripul province on Sunday, while four others died in Badakhshan since early Saturday,...

19-Feb-2017 New York

'Superbug on ISS will help NASA understand its mutation'

Sending an antibiotic-resistant superbug to a zero-gravity environment like the International Space Station (ISS) will help NASA better understand how superbugs mutate to become resistant to available antibiotics, an India-origin researcher has said.An antibiotic-resistant...

19-Feb-2017 Lahore

Five militants killed, 205 suspects held in Pakistan

At least five militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its breakaway faction Jamaat-ul Ahrar (JuA) were killed during a counter-terrorism operation in Punjab province of Pakistan.As many as 205 suspects, mostly Afghan nationals, were also...

19-Feb-2017 Moscow

Working to realise tomorrow's world: Russia's futuristic university

Nanoparticles to detect and combat cancer, superconducting metamaterials to make quantum computers a reality, solar cell technology providing over 40 per cent efficiency and more -- these are not goals but achievements already realised at a Moscow university which...

18-Feb-2017 Sharjah

Sharjah Ladies Run to AwardPrizes Worth More ThanAED 100,000

Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24.First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED...

18-Feb-2017 London

30-min walk boosts positivity in advanced cancer patients

For patients in the advanced stages of cancer, walking for at least 30 minutes thrice a week may boost a positive attitude towards their illness and improve their quality of life, new research claims.Despite growing evidence of significant health benefits...

18-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump time : Fake news, real leaks & a surreal show!

Donald Trump had been forced to fire his top security adviser. One of his cabinet picks had withdrawn due to opposition from within his own Republican Party. Judges in four states had halted his controversial travel ban from seven nations.And on top of it the...

18-Feb-2017 Los Angeles

Irrfan Khan's 'No Bed of Roses' banned in Bangladesh

"No Bed of Roses", a film said to be loosely based on late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed, starring and co-produced by Indian actor Irrfan Khan, has been banned in Bangaldesh. Irrfan has expressed surprise.Helmed by Bangladeshi filmmaker...

18-Feb-2017 London

UK PM to oversee new domestic violence law

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will directly oversee work on a new law to tackle domestic violence amid concerns that victims were being let down by the legal system, the media reported on Saturday.Domestic violence prosecutions and convictions...

18-Feb-2017 Toronto

Zero pollution may spike asthma in kids

Are you making the environment and water a bit too clean for your kids? Beware! You may be depriving them of the good microbes that may protect them against various illness, researchers warn.In a shocking revelation, Canadian researchers have found that...

18-Feb-2017 Toronto

Print solar cells at the cost of a newspaper!

Researchers have found a novel way to print perovskite solar cells easily and at a cost similar to bringing out a newspaper!A team, led by Hairen Tan from University of Toronto Engineering found that the solar cells manufactured with perovskite mineral could lead...

18-Feb-2017 Washington

First crop of Chinese cabbage harvested on space station

The International Space Station crew will soon get to eat some Chinese cabbage, thanks to the efforts of astronaut Peggy Whitson who has harvested the space station's first crop of Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage after tending to it for nearly a month.This...

17-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls 5 media organisations 'enemy of American people'

US President Donald Trump on Friday slammed the country's five major media organisations by calling it "the enemy of the American people"."The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American...

17-Feb-2017 Karachi

Sufi shrine devotees defy terror, Pakistan cracks down

As Pakistan launched a nationwide crackdown after a horrific suicide bombing that killed nearly 90 people at a Sufi shrine, revered by Shias, in Sindh province, the custodian of the shrine announced on Friday that the evening 'Dhamaal' ritual would continue...

17-Feb-2017 New York

What are attractive lips?

Ever wondered what are the exact dimensions of female lips that can be called as the most attractive?According to a study, a 50 per cent increase in lip size -- or in other words, the lips that made up about 10 per cent of the lower third of the face was...

17-Feb-2017 New York

Mark Zuckerberg hails Modi for connecting with masses via Facebook

As India conducts assembly elections in five states, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of working using the social networking platform to establish a meaningful dialogue between the people and the government.Modi...

17-Feb-2017 New York

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned.The findings in the study led by Marta Guasch-Ferre, researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan...

17-Feb-2017 Karachi

35 militants die in crackdown after Pakistan shrine blast

At least 35 terrorists were killed as the law enforcement agencies launched a security crackdown across Pakistan on Friday.The crackdown comes after a bomb ripped through the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a revered 13th century Muslim saint, in Sehwan...

17-Feb-2017 Washington

NASA creates 2 space technology research institutes

In line with its shift in focus from low-Earth orbit to deep space missions, NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending...

16-Feb-2017 Washington

Will issue new executive order on immigration : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he will issue a new executive order on immigration by next week.Also, the Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court to hold off on taking action in the legal battle over his initial travel ban until that...

16-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump says he inherited a mess, slams media

US President Donald Trump aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors generally in a sprawling, stream-of-consciousness news conference."To be honest, I inherited a mess," Trump said on Thursday, in a news...

16-Feb-2017 Caracas

16 killed in Venezuela bus-truck collision

At least 16 persons were killed in Venezuela after the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck, officials said.The accident took place in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo on the old Guigue-Valencia highway, the head of the National Directorate...

16-Feb-2017 Karachi

IS bombing hits Pakistan Sufi shrine, kills 75

A powerful blast ripped through Lal Shehbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan town of Pakistan's Sindh province on Thursday, killing at least 30 people, including women, and injuring over 100 others.Taluka Hospital Medical Superintendent Moinuddin Siddiqui confirmed...

16-Feb-2017 Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Australia PM discuss ties

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Thursday a telephone call from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.During the phone call,...

16-Feb-2017 New York

Excess weight in youth can cause stomach cancer later

An overweight youth in his early 20s is three times more at risk of developing cancer of either the oesophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach in adulthood, researchers have warned.The findings showed that those who are overweight at the age of 20 are nearly...

16-Feb-2017 New York

MRI scans can predict babies at risk of autism

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of babies at 6 and 12 months with older siblings with autism may correctly predict 80 per cent of those infants who may develop it at two years of age, researchers have found.Siblings of children diagnosed with autism have a higher...

16-Feb-2017 New York

Protein key to fighting common parasitic diseases identified

Researchers have identified a protein that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the worlds most prevalent parasitic diseases.Schistosomiasis is a potentially life-threatening illness that affects more than 250 million people annually...

16-Feb-2017 New York

January 2017 third-hottest on record : NASA

January 2017 was just a little cooler than last year and its temperature matched that for the same month in 2007, making it the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to NASA scientists.Last month's temperature was 0.20 degrees...

16-Feb-2017 New York

Facebook announces new video app for TV

In a bid to give users more options as to how and where they can watch videos, social media giant Facebook on Thursday announced a new app for TV.The app will be rolled out soon to app stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV, with more...

15-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls on Netanyahu to 'hold back' on new settlement

Israel should "hold back" on building new settlement "for a little bit", US President Donald Trump told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday."As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit. We'll...

15-Feb-2017 New York

Your belly fat may up diabetes, heart disease risk

If you are having an apple shaped body -- in which weight is deposited around the abdomen -- it may be high time to reduce the belly fat.A study warns that people who are genetically inclined to storing belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing...

15-Feb-2017 Los Angeles

Black Widow right for stand-alone : Scarlett Johansson

Actress Scarlett Johansson thinks her "Avengers" character Black Widow is right for a stand-alone movie.The 32-year-old stars as Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, in the Marvel Comics ensemble movie franchise and has "talked" with Marvel official...

15-Feb-2017 New York

Facebook videos to now autoplay with audio

Facebook is soon rolling out an update to all its users that would autoplay the sound of a video on News Feed, without users having to tap on it.In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook said that as people had begun watching more video on phones, they expected sound...

15-Feb-2017 Washington

NASA telescope hears stellar 'heartbeat'

NASA said its Spitzer space telescope has detected unusual heartbeat-like vibrations in the outer shell of a star called HAT-P-2.A closely orbiting planet, called HAT-P-2b, might be causing these vibrations each time it gets close to the star in its orbit,...

14-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Six killed in Pakistan road accident

At least six persons were killed and over 20 injured when a bus overturned in Karachi city of Pakistan on Tuesday, the city police said.The accident took place near Sassi Toll Plaza, The News International reported.The injured have been shifted to nearby...

14-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Will weed out terrorism with greater determination : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the war against terror will be taken to its logical conclusion with greater determination.The Prime Minister was speaking at a high-level meeting here, held for reviewing law and order situation in the country after...

14-Feb-2017 Beijing

Nine die in China coal mine blast

Nine persons were killed and three injured in an explosion in a coal mine in China's Hunan province on Tuesday.A total of 29 people were working underground when the blast occurred at Zubao Coal Mine in Lianyuan city, Xinhua news agency reported. Sixteen...

14-Feb-2017 Dubai, UAE

A delegation from Kuwait University visits Zayed University

Zayed University has recently received a delegation from Kuwait University at the university’s campus in Dubai in efforts to enhance friendly relations and strengthen strategic cooperation between two parties in education and research.The delegation, which...

14-Feb-2017 United Nations

International law not ready to deal with cyberattacks : India

International law is not prepared to deal with cyberattacks even as the interconnected world faces threats on a scale never seen before, India has told the Security Council.The world body is not ready to act on an anti-terrorism treaty dealing with cyber terrorism...

14-Feb-2017 Tokyo

Trump is good listener, frank : Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that US President Donald Trump is a "good listener", as well as "friendly and open", the media reported."President Trump is surprisingly a good listener though it may seem that he isn't. He's also very frank and open....

13-Feb-2017 United Nations

Interpol warns of drone attacks by terrorists on critical infrastructures

The Interpol has warned that terrorists could possibly use drones loaded with explosives to attack key infrastructure facilities, setting off cascading disasters that travel beyond national borders.The world has become more vulnerable due to the cyber-connectivity...

13-Feb-2017 Taipei

At least 32 killed in Taiwan bus crash

At least 32 people were killed after a tour bus overturned on a highway in Taipei on Monday evening, according to local authorities.The bus was carrying 44 people, including the driver and a tour guide. Most of the passengers were seniors, Xinhua news agency...

13-Feb-2017 Jerusalem

I and Trump 'see eye-to-eye' on Mideast issues : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday before departing to Washington that he and US President Donald Trump have shared views on Middle East issues."The alliance between Israel and the US has always been very strong, and it's about to be even...

13-Feb-2017 Lahore

16 dead as blast hits Lahore protesters

At least 16 persons were killed and over 50 others, including media persons, were injured in a strong explosion near the Punjab provincial assembly here on Monday.The explosion took place at Charing Cross, Mall Road, in Lahore when a large group of chemists...

13-Feb-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday for the third consecutive week.The WTA rankings top 10 did not see any changes this week as Kerber came in second with 7,115 points, followed by Czech Karolina...

13-Feb-2017 Berlin

Politics of hate, division so prevalent today : Gurinder Chadha

British filmmaker of Sikh origin Gurinder Chadha finds a lot of similarities between current events like Brexit and the US President Donald Trump's election and the 1947 Partition of the Indian subcontinent. She says politics of "hate and division" is very much...

13-Feb-2017 New York

Weight loss through surgery may cut diabetes risk

Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send, substantially reducing people's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study has found.Fat cells -- also known as adipocytes -- send messages to other cells in...

13-Feb-2017 New York

Anti-infection drug may cut infertility in cancer patients

A medication that is used to prevent infections in cancer patients may also help regenerate sperm stem cells and prevent them from infertility, researchers say.Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy often kill sperm stem cells, making male reproduction...

13-Feb-2017 London

Anti-ageing hormone level linked with kidney disease

Deficiency in the levels of an anti-ageing hormone may predict the risk of development of kidney disease in patients with Type 1 diabetes, as well as become a target for new treatments, a study has showed.The finding showed that patients with diabetes suffering...

13-Feb-2017 New York

Tim Cook calls for crackdown on fake news

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for a crackdown on the epidemic of fake news and asked the governments to launch a public information campaign, media reports said.According to a report in Telegraph, Cook said that fake news was 'killing people's minds' and necessitates...

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