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23-May-2018 Colombo

Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed

The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials said on Wednesday.The number of evacuees rose from 6,090 to 27,621 on Tuesday, according to the latest figures released by the country's Disaster...

23-May-2018 Pretoria

'Tired' AB de Villiers retires from international cricket

Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers sprang a surprise on Wednesday by announcing his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. "I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect. After 114 Test...

23-May-2018 Toronto

Can drinking too much water harm you?

Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration -- excess fluid accumulation -- can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling, researchers say.Hyponatremia, a life-threatening condition of brain swelling, is more...

21-May-2018 Sochi (Russia)

Informal Summit between India and Russia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin held their first informal Summit in the city of Sochi in the Russian Federation on May 21, 2018.  The Summit provided an occasion for both leaders to deepen their friendship and to exchange views...

21-May-2018 Geneva

J P Nadda leads Indian Delegation at World Health Assembly

“India is firmly committed to achieving universal health coverage for its citizens as has been articulated in our National Health Policy 2017.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his addresses at the Plenary...

20-May-2018 Los Angeles

Being a producer allowed me to be more accountable : Vin Diesel

Actor Vin Diesel says being a producer allowed him to be more accountable for the overall film."Being a producer allowed me to be more accountable for the overall picture. All of our characters shine so well," Diesel said in a statement to IANS."That's a testament...

20-May-2018 London

This royal wedding stood for change, hope : Priyanka Chopra

Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who made heads turn with her chic lilac dress suit at actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding on Saturday, says the day will be remembered as it stood for change and hope.Taking to Instagram with an...

20-May-2018 kabul

4 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes

At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday."The strikes were conducted against militants of Taliban terrorist outfit in Shahjoy...

20-May-2018 Vietnam

Visit of Indian Naval Ships to Danang, Vietnam

As part of ongoing operational deployment of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet ships to South East Asia and North West Pacific region, three Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi, Flag Officer...

19-May-2018 Moscow

Iran n-deal not perfect but better than no agreement : Angela Merkel

The European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said."Although this agreement is not perfect, it is better than no agreement," Merkel said on Friday at a televised press...

19-May-2018

'Deadpool 2' is the best super-hero film since 'Logan'

AIf we can overlook the excessive gore ,including a scene of violence where the subversive superheroic hero is ripped into two halves, "Deadpool 2" provides more fun zones in its speedened narrative ambit, for the uninitiated and the initiated, than any...

19-May-2018 United Nations

Guterres working hard to make UN great again : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was working hard to "Make the United Nations Great Again and lauded his UN envoy Nikki Haley for doing a fantastic job at the world body.Guterres met Trump in the White House on Friday...

19-May-2018 kabul

Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43

At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday.The blasts occurred around Friday midnight at Jalalabad's Spinghar cricket stadium where...

19-May-2018 London

Priyanka Chopra sports lilac ensemble for Royal Wedding

Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra looked ravishing in a lilac hued outfit as she attended her friend and actress Meghan Markle's wedding at the St. George's Chapel on Saturday.Priyanka, 35, was seen sporting a single breasted blazer paired with...

19-May-2018 Birmingham

UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films : Sargun Mehta

Actress Sargun Mehta, who has starred in Punjabi films like "Love Punjab" and "Angrej", says the UK is one of the biggest markets for the genre.She had attended the first edition of BritAsia Punjabi Film Awards, presented by Metatron Global Fund, here on May...

18-May-2018 Damascus

11 soldiers killed in Syria's Hama air base explosions

At least 11 soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed on Friday in five explosions that rattled the arms depot in the air base of the central province of Hama, a monitor group reported.Tens of others were wounded and missing as a result of the explosions...

18-May-2018 New York

New blood test can detect pancreatic cancer in minutes

A new blood test developed by US researchers has shown promise for detecting pancreatic cancer in less than an hour.The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer and provide results...

18-May-2018 Cannes

Sridevi posthumously honoured at 71st Cannes Film Festival

Iconic actress Sridevi was posthumously honoured at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who received the award on her behalf, says he felt honoured.Sridevi was honoured with the TITAN Reginald F. Lewis Film Icon Award, which celebrates women...

16-May-2018 Dubai

Sobha Realty announces the launch of Sobha Creek Vistas Residences

Sobha Realty, the leading premium real estate developer, unveiled the launch of ‘Sobha Creek Vistas’ in Sobha Hartland at an exclusive event of 600 guests yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai The resort-style luxury housing project encompasses 8...

15-May-2018 New York

Eat yogurt 'appetizer' to cut down chronic inflammation risk

Relishing yogurt as an "appetizer" may help reduce chronic inflammation -- a key factor associated with bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardiometabolic diseases, finds a study.The findings showed that yogurt may help reduce inflammation by improving...

15-May-2018 kabul

14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least six Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country's Farah city.Taliban militants launched a major offensive at around 2.40 a.m. from northern and western neighbourhood of...

14-May-2018 Cannes

Creative minds can't be bent or broken by threats : Manoj Bajpayee

Noted film actor Manoj Bajpayee says attacks on films and filmmakers dont bother him as creative minds cannot be bent or broken.The spate of incidents involving protests against films and filmmakers in India doesn't seem to have rattled Manoj, who said that...

13-May-2018 Cannes

Aishwarya Rai steps out in butterfly gown at Cannes Film Festival

Actress and former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a colourful statement with a dramatic 'butterfly' gown by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco for her first red carpet appearance at the 71st Cannes Film Festival here on Saturday.Aishwarya, who clocks...

12-May-2018 Kathmandu

India, Nepal agree to boost trade, people-to-people, connectivity ties

In what can be seen as a series of steps to mend their ties, India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to boost trade and economic links, connectivity via air, land and water, people-to-people ties, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that his country...

11-May-2018 Panama

M.Venkaiah Naidu addresses diplomats and students in Panama City

Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu has expressed serious concern over growing disconnect in the present world that is highly ‘inter-connected’ like never before and called for intensified collective global effort to address basic problems like poverty and inequality....

11-May-2018 Nay Pyi Taw

Sushma Swaraj meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Indian External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and discussed issues of bilateral interest."Discussion focused on strengthening our bilateral relations across different sectors," Indian External...

06-May-2018 Kabul

Explosion kills 15 in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday after an explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's Khost city.The incident took place in the vicinity of Yaqoobi area targeting a mosque where dozens of people had gathered to obtain...

06-May-2018 San Francisco

Google makes AI-powered emoji scavenger hunt

Google has created a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) experiment that shows how the companys machine learning tools can be used to make fun little games.Called emoji scavenger hunt, the experiment asks the user to use a smartphone's camera to find objects that...

06-May-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep crushes Ekaterina Makarova in Madrid Open 1st round

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, World No.1, on Sunday started her run to defend the Madrid Open title by crushing Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0.Halep, who is seeking her third Madrid title in a row, needed only 51 minutes to beat Makarova, World No.32,...

06-May-2018 Islamabad

23 killed in Pakistan coal mine blasts

At least 23 miners were killed and nine others injured in explosions at two coal mines in Pakistan's Balochistan province, an official said on Sunday.The first explosion, triggered by methane gas accumulation, on Saturday afternoon in Marwar, about 45 km...

03-May-2018 Jerusalem

Abbas's speech on Holocaust anti-Semitic : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday criticized Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for giving what he considered to be an anti-Semitic speech.The Israeli premier condemned the Palestinian leader's statements made during a Monday speech in...

29-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Lightning kills 17 in Bangladesh

At least 17 people have been killed in lightning strikes in eight districts in Bangladesh, officials said.Besides, 15 others were injured when lightning bolts from the storms slammed into the ground in Sirajganj, Magura, Naogaon, Rangamati, Noakhali, Sunamganj,...

28-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping spent nine hours together at informal summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping spent nine hours together during the course of their informal summit here on Friday and Saturday, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said.“7 events in 2 days, President #XiJinping and...

27-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi invites Xi Jinping to India, discusses bilateral ties

Less than a year after their two armies ended a tense stand-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on Friday discussed ways to boost Sino-Indian ties as they opened a two-day informal "one of its kind" summit in the central Chinese city...

27-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping open talks in Wuhan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday opened their two-day informal talks in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Modi arrived at the Hubei Provincial Museum at around 3.30 p.m. and warmly shook Xi's hand for 30 seconds....

27-Apr-2018 Washington

NASA's Hubble captured first image of surviving companion to supernova

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first image of a surviving companion to a supernova, a compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in double-star systems, the US space agency said.Seventeen years ago, astronomers had witnessed a supernova...

27-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping, invites him to India in 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping agreed that healthy bilateral ties were important for a better world as the two met in the Chinese city Wuhan to re-set the ties between India and China hit by last year's military face-off.On the opening...

25-Apr-2018 Ulaanbaatar

Sushma Swaraj calls on Mongolian PM, other leaders

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Mongolian Prime Minister U. Khurelsukh here and discussed issues of bilateral cooperation.According to a tweet by Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, both leaders...

25-Apr-2018 Jakarta

11 killed in Indonesia oil well fire

At least 11 people were killed and 40 injured on Wednesday after a fire broke out in an oil well in the Indonesian province of Aceh in Sumatra, officials said.Five buildings burnt down in the fire that erupted early in the morning during an extraction process...

25-Apr-2018 Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2018: The biggest celebration of lights, music and art

This summer make the most of your holidays and head to Sydney to be a part of the biggest celebration of lights, music and ideas at Vivid Sydney. The 23 day long multi-award-winning winter festival will see Sydney illuminate with creativity and innovation...

24-Apr-2018 Beijing

Nirmala Sitharaman meets Chinese Defence Minister

Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday met her Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting here."Smt @nsitharaman has a bilateral meeting with the Hon'ble Minister...

24-Apr-2018 Lagos

13 killed in latest Nigeria church attack

At least 13 people lost their lives when suspected herdsmen attacked a church in central north Benue State on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.Terver Akase, the state governor's spokesperson, who confirmed the killings, said the governor has cut...

23-Apr-2018 Beijing

Sushma calls on Xi, meets Chinese Vice President

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping and had a crucial one-on-one meeting with Vice President Wang Qishan.Sushma Swaraj, who is in Beijing to attend the foreign ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation...

21-Apr-2018 New York

Meghan Markle will be a princess for the people : Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, a close friend to Meghan Markle, who will become a member of the British royal family after her wedding to Prince Harry next month, is confident the compassionate and free-spirited woman will be a “princess for the people”.Priyanka has penned...

21-Apr-2018 Ankara

May extend state of emergency for 10th time : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may extend the state of emergency for the 10th time for the peace of the country when necessary."We will continue extending it for the peace of our country, for the eighth time, for the ninth...

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