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27-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA creates mixed reality space station to train astronauts

NASA has partnered with real-time visualisation platform Epic Games' Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality International Space Station (ISS) that can provide an 'out of this world' environment for its astronauts and engineers, a media report said on Monday.Unreal...

27-Mar-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh raid enters fourth day, 8 dead

The Bangladesh Army on Monday continued for a fourth day a drive in Sylhet against militants holed up in an apartment building, the media reported. Eight persons have been killed so far.After a lull after Sunday afternoon, sporadic gunfire and explosions...

26-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Exchange of Rs 4,500 in old notes allowed in Nepal : RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will allow exchange of up to Rs 4,500 in banned Indian currency notes to each Nepali national, a visiting team of the Indian central bank here hinted on Sunday.The Indian proposal has sent waves of nervousness among the Nepali...

26-Mar-2017 London

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

Stem cell therapy can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse, show results of an early clinical trial."What we have done establishes that this technique can lead to men recovering a spontaneous...

26-Mar-2017 Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Zayed University observes Earth Hour

In efforts to combat climate change, save the planet for future generations, and improve on energy savings, Zayed University celebrated the Earth Hour by turning off the lights in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses for one hour between 8:30 pm until 9:30...

26-Mar-2017 London

Over 30 injured, houses collapse in UK gas explosion

More than 30 persons were injured when several houses collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in Britain, the media reported on Sunday.Houses shook and windows were smashed late Saturday night in the blast -- described as sounding like an earthquake -- which...

26-Mar-2017 Dhaka

Six killed in blasts in Bangladesh

At least six persons, including two police officers, were killed in two explosions in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, police said on Sunday.More than 40 others were injured in the blasts on Saturday near a militant hideout in the city, some 240 km from capital...

26-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA mission to study cosmic material between stars

NASA has announced plans to launch a balloon-borne observatory to study the emissions from the cosmic material found between stars, known as the interstellar medium.This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way...

26-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA's Juno probe set for fifth close flyby of Jupiter

NASA said its Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday.At the time of closest approach, Juno will be about 4,400 km above the planet's cloud tops, moving at a speed of about 57.8 km per second relative to the...

26-Mar-2017 Dhaka

6 killed, scores injured in blasts in Bangladesh

At least six persons, including two police officials, were killed and over 40 were injured in two explosions on Saturday near a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km from capital Dhaka, local police said.Sylhet Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy...

25-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan starts border fencing with Afghanistan : Army chief

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that the country has started fencing the border with Afghanistan in a move to stop the cross-border movement of the militants.Security officials have long been complaining that the Pakistani militants,...

25-Mar-2017 Miami

Venus Williams, Kerber advance to third round at windy Miami Open

American Venus Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber both advanced in windy conditions at the Miami Open tennis tournament, earning victories in second-round matches that ended in the wee hours of Saturday.With strong gusts making every rally an adventure and...

25-Mar-2017 Damascus

16 killed in Syria airstrikes

At least 16 civilians were killed and 50 injured in airstrikes on a Syrian town on the outskirts of the country's capital, according to a war monitoring group.The United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the aerial bombings...

25-Mar-2017 New York

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.The findings showed that replacing light-intensity...

25-Mar-2017 Beijing

10 die in China mine accidents

At least 10 persons were killed in two separate incidents at neighbouring gold mines in China's Henan province, authorities said on Saturday.Thick smoke engulfed a pit at Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group in Lingbao city on Friday, trapping...

25-Mar-2017 United Nations

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

The outgoing head of peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, has praised the quality of troops from India and other South Asian nations and the sacrifices they made in the UN missions.Speaking at his farewell news conference on Friday, Ladsous said the South...

25-Mar-2017 Toronto

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.The study showed that although survivors of childhood brain tumours -- the second most common type of cancers...

25-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments."Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments. So we are about to start testing...

24-Mar-2017 Washington

I'm President, and you're not : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has defended some of the most controversial claims of his young political career in a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine."I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right... I guess I can't be doing so...

24-Mar-2017 Dhaka

10 dead in Bangladesh road accident

At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.All victims died on the spot around 122 km from here, while four others were left injured,...

23-Mar-2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Zayed University signs MoU with Urban Arts Projects

Zayed University (ZU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Urban Arts Projects (UAP), a global company curating and constructing public art projects recently at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi campus.The MoU came to reinforce collaboration with UAP...

23-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA to use laser communication for high-speed space 'internet'

In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission.The Laser Communications Relay...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people : Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, who has achieved superstar status after his role as a passionate jazz musician in "La La Land", says Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people but not the consequence of it.Gosling was a star attraction here at the Adobe annual summit...

23-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook Live available to desktop users now

Facebook users can now go live directly from their desktops using their webcams and also broadcast gameplay from their computers.According to a Facebook blog post on Wednesday, Facebook live on desktops was earlier available for pages only, but now the status...

23-Mar-2017 Washington

Four killed in US shooting rampage

Four persons including a police officer were killed in Wisconsin, US, after a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three different locations and a dramatic standoff between police and the suspect, officials said.The suspect is in custody, the police...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Adobe, Microsoft working together on artificial intelligence

Adobe and Microsoft are jointly working on artificial intelligence (AI) to offer better products and provide customers more automated, intelligence-based experiences, a top Adobe official said here.Brad Rencher, Executive Vice President and General Manager,...

22-Mar-2017 Damascus

33 civilians killed in Syria air strike

At least 33 persons were killed during air raids, believed to have been carried out by the US-led international coalition, against a school sheltering displaced people in the Syrian province of al-Raqqa, a media report said on Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory...

22-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Musharraf wanted 'underhand' deal in 2007 : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf offered him an "underhand" deal to form a joint government but he turned it down.Addressing the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary committee on Tuesday,...

22-Mar-2017 Washington

Facebook COO pens a self-help book

The first woman to serve on Facebook's board, who is now the Social media giants Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg has announced the release of her latest book, which focusses on finding meaning and happiness after an adversity.Titled "Option B: Facing...

22-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter shut six lakh terror-related accounts in 18 months

Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, media reported.According to a report in CNET on Tuesday that quoted Twitter's 'Transparency Report', the micro-blogging site has suspended a total of...

22-Mar-2017

Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

 A court in Vietnam has sentenced nine among 23 drug smugglers to death on charges of "illegal drug dealing, illegal possession of military weapons and no denunciation of crimes", a media report said on Wednesday.At the first instance trial that started...

22-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA prepares 'futuristic' clock for space

In a key advance for safely navigating future human exploration of the solar system, NASA said it is set to send its next-generation atomic clock to space in late 2017.This clock will be smaller, lighter and magnitudes more precise than any atomic clock...

21-Mar-2017 New York

No dilating required with this pocket-sized retina camera

A team of researchers has developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.Made out of simple parts mostly available online, the camera's total cost is about $185."As residents seeing patients...

21-Mar-2017 New York

New Facebook tool curbs sharing fake news

In a battle against fake news, Facebook has started to roll out a new tool that fact-checks the stories a user shares.According to a report in Telegraph on Monday, some users in the US saw a pop-up window appearing when they shared a story on their profile,...

21-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter to launch Live video API later this week

In a bid to make easier for media firms to post live video broadcasts, micro-blogging website Twitter will launch Live video application programming interface (API) later this week."The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video...

20-Mar-2017 Baghdad

15 killed in Baghdad car bomb attack

At least 15 people were killed and 33 others wounded on Monday in a car bomb explosion at a marketplace in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped car parking at a crowded marketplace...

20-Mar-2017 London

Theresa May to trigger Brexit on March 29

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain's exit from the European Union on March 29, a government spokesperson said on Monday.Downing Street said Britain's ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, notified the EU of May's intention verbally."The Prime Minister...

20-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan border : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with immediate effect.The Prime Minister said that the decision was taken as a goodwill gesture as the countries enjoy "religious, cultural and historical ties", reported...

20-Mar-2017 Kabul

14 killed in Afghan military base attack

Three soldiers and 11 militants were killed during a clash at a military base in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, a top official said on Monday."Several armed militants stormed the army base in Tirin Kot district late Sunday night," the official told Xinhua...

20-Mar-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil has recovered winning DNA: Neymar

Neymar has praised the impact of Brazil coach Tite on the team's fortunes, saying the former Corinthians manager has helped the five-time World Cup winners recover their "DNA".Six months ago there were fears that Brazil could miss next year's World Cup in Russia...

20-Mar-2017 Toronto

Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis

Nearly 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension do not actually have a problem, but they are often misdiagnosed as a result of doctors using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a study has showed."About 20 per cent of people receiving...

20-Mar-2017 Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, visit a park spread over two islands

You want to feel spoilt for choices of sumptuous street food, shopping options and roller-coaster rides? This oceanarium, a park near the disputed South China Sea in Hong Kong, may just be the right place to visit.The Ocean Park, spread over two small islands...

20-Mar-2017 Damascus

47 killed in fighting near Damascus

At least 47 people were killed in fierce clashes between Syrian security forces and militants in capital Damascus, a war monitor reported on Monday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the victims comprised 26 security personnel and 21 militants,...

20-Mar-2017 London

Would love to work with Indian cinema : Swedish actor Rebecca Ferguson

Swedish actor Rebecca Ferguson, noted for playing the female lead in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation", says she would love to work with Indian cinema and would love to visit India.In an interview with IANS here, while promoting her next science horror flick...

20-Mar-2017 Washington

Donald Trump says N.Korea acting 'very, very badly'

US President Donald Trump slammed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for "acting very, very badly", following Pyongyangs missile activities, a media report said.North Korea claimed it tested a new high-thrust rocket engine on Saturday, the latest in a string...

19-Mar-2017 Accra

16 killed in Ghana waterfall accident

At least 16 people died on Sunday after a huge tree fell on tourists and revelers at a waterfall at Kintampo in Brong Ahafo Region, police said.Several others who have been injured in the accident are receiving treatment at the regional hospital, Kintampo...

19-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Speeding van kills 8 in Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and three others injured when a passenger van hit into a rickshaw in Pakistan's east Bhakkar district on Sunday.Dawn News said that the over-speeded bus rammed into the rickshaw, coming from opposite direction in Panj Garaien...

19-Mar-2017 New York

NASA adds four teams to study solar system

NASA has added four new teams to study the Moon, near-Earth asteroids and other components of the solar system.According to a report in Engadget on Sunday, the first group from the University of Colorado will study on robotics, cosmology, astrophysics and...

19-Mar-2017 Colombo

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to win 100th Test

Bangladesh racked up a thrilling four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka riding a brilliant all-round performance from Shakib Al Hasan to seal a memorable 100th Test win here on Sunday.Chasing 191 to win, Tamim Iqbal struck a fine 82 before skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (22...

19-Mar-2017 New York

Human skull hole evolved with walking on two legs

The evolution of human skull took place along with two-legged walking, researchers have confirmed.Compared with other primates, the large hole at the base of the human skull where the spinal cord passes through, known as the foramen magnum, is shifted forward.While...

19-Mar-2017 New York

Harder calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk

People with proportionately higher quantities of harder calcified plaque best predicted risk of heart attacks, while soft plaque did not, representing a potential paradigm shift, researchers said.The study may be a "game-changer" for determining who is at risk...

19-Mar-2017 Beijing

Diabetes drug may help treat breast cancer

Chinese researchers have found that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of breast cancer.Over 70,000 people die from breast cancer in China every year, according to the national cancer centre.Triple-negative breast cancer is particularly...

19-Mar-2017 New York

Your expertise may raise risk of mistakes when interrupted

If you are highly skilled at your workplace, chances are that your expertise can prove to be a risk factor for procedural errors in environments with a high incidence of task interruption, researchers say.The study conducted by researchers in the Michigan...

18-Mar-2017 Yaounde

9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack

Seven attackers and two Cameroonian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram in Cameroon's Far North Region on Saturday.One Cameroonian army source who declined to be named told Xinhua the attackers launched attack on...

18-Mar-2017 Cairo

Air raids kill 18 militants in Egypt's Sinai

The Egyptian military killed 18 militants during recent air raids in restive North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the military spokesman said in a statement on Saturday."The air strikes over the past few days killed 18 major,...

18-Mar-2017 New York

Sleep apnea in kids may affect mental skills, behaviour

Children with chronically disrupted sleep are likely to have defects in their brain cells that are associated with mental skills, mood and behaviour, researchers have warned.Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disturbance which affects up to five per cent...

18-Mar-2017 New York

Evolocumab, added to statins may help lower cholesterol

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug, when added to statin therapy could cut cholesterol levels by almost 60 per cent on average in patients with an underlying risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart atack or stroke, a study has found.In the study,...

18-Mar-2017 Wellington

Maharaj spins Proteas to 8-wkt win over New Zealand

A career-best Test haul by slow left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj helped South Africa thrash New Zealand by eight wickets within three days of the second cricket Test at the Basin Reserve here on Saturday.Maharaj came up with figures of 6/40 to bundle New...

18-Mar-2017 New York

Impulsive Facebook use may cause brain imbalance

Do you have the habit of constantly checking Facebook or other social media sites while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times? Beware, it could lead to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, researchers warn.The findings showed...

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