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23-Oct-2017 New York

High thyroid hormone levels may up irregular heartbeat risk

Individuals with higher levels of thyroid hormone in the blood are more likely to develop irregular heartbeat, suggesting that the levels could help identify individuals at risk for the condition, researchers say.Irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation occurs...

23-Oct-2017 London

Can antibiotic resistance be reversed?

Developing chemicals to slow down an enzyme that provides multi-resistance to antibiotics may be the key to reverse antibiotic resistance, results from twin-studies have suggested.Resistance to antibiotics is becoming increasingly prevalent and threatens to undermine...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc bags two-thirds majority

Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling coalition won a resounding victory in Sundays snap election, securing two-thirds majority in the Lower House that raises his chances of achieving a historic third term and his longtime ambition of revising the pacifist Constitution,...

23-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Google 'investigating' Pixel 2 XL display burn-in problem

In a grim reminder of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, now, people with review units of Google Pixel 2 XL are reportedly encountering display burn-in issues.Also called screen burn, this issue happens when there is a permanent discolouration on a portion...

23-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh gets priority among all neighbours : Sushma Swaraj

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties were moving ahead at a fast pace.She also laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Five killed as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

At least five people were killed with transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as typhoon Lan lashed Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall on Monday.The typhoon, with an atmospheric pressure of 950 hectopascals at its centre and packing...

23-Oct-2017 Dubai

UAE launches programme for early detection of diabetes

The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)has launched an early detection programme for diabetes throughout 10 of its primary health care centres in country.Launched on Sunday in co-operation with Johnson and Johnson, the move...

23-Oct-2017 Washington

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 US Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel led the opening five laps of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, but it was Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who went on to dominate the race, winning by 10 seconds with a time of one hour 33 minutes and 50.991 seconds.Vettel's teammate...

22-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth wins Denmark Open title

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he crushed South Korean Lee Hyun II to win the men's singles title of the Denmark Open here on Sunday.Eighth seed Srikanth cantered to a 21-10, 21-5 win in just 25 minutes...

22-Oct-2017 Beijing

Negotiations helped end Doklam row : China

A top Chinese Army official on Sunday said negotiations with the Indian Army paved the way for the resolution of the Doklam stand-off in the Sikkim Sector on the India-China border."This year, India military crossed the borderline into China's territory....

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Hockey: India beat Malaysia to win Asia Cup for 3rd time

India underlined their continental supremacy as they overcame a fighting Malaysia 2-1 in the final here on Sunday to win the Asia Cup hockey championship for the third time.Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) scored for the 2014 Asian Games...

22-Oct-2017 London

Diabetics at risk of postoperative cognitive issues

Researchers have found that older patients with diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic.POCD is a major form of cognitive disturbance that can occur after anaesthesia and surgery."POCD...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India, Bangladesh review bilateral ties

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday co-chaired the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting here.They "reviewed various aspects of bilateral relations", the Indian High...

22-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Eight militants killed in Pakistan

At least eight militants were shot dead by security forces in Pakistan's Karachi city.On Saturday night, troops from the Pakistan Rangers and the counter-terror police department surrounded a building in Karachi where the terrorists were hiding, leading...

22-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

US President Donald Trump has said that he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information".Trump's announcement on Saturday comes before...

22-Oct-2017 Barcelona

Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

The President of Spain's Catalonia region said on Saturday he would convene a session of the regional Parliament to debate and decide a proper response to the measures announced earlier in the day by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.Carles Puigdemont...

22-Oct-2017 Istanbul

US cannot be called 'civilized' country : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would not call the United States a "civilized country" after detention warrants were issued for his bodyguards over a brawl during his visit in May."If America issues detention warrants for my 13 bodyguards...

21-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India rout Pakistan 4-0 to enter Asia Cup hockey final

India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final second-round clash here on Saturday.After the teams were deadlocked goalless at the half-time, India ran rampage with goals from Satbir...

21-Oct-2017 Cairo

16 killed in Egypt road accident

At least 16 people were killed and nine others wounded on Saturday in a collision of several cars in a desert road near Assuit province in Egypt, said an official.A truck crashed with a private car which in turn caused the three more collisions in Assuit-Red...

21-Oct-2017 Kabul

Toll in Afghan suicide attacks reaches 72

The toll in two suicide attacks that took place in Kabul and Ghor province has increased to 71 with 83 others injured, Afghan authorities said on Saturday.The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that took place on Friday...

21-Oct-2017 Kabul

Rockets fired in Kabul's diplomatic area

Three rockets were fired onto a diplomatic area in Kabul on Saturday, Afghan police and witnesses said."The attack occurred at around 6.10 a.m., and the rockets struck localities in Police District 10 and Police District 9," a witness told Xinhua news agency.However,...

21-Oct-2017 Brasilia

Brazil police arrests 108 in anti-paedophilia operation

Police in Brazil have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America, the media reported on Saturday.Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia, reports the BBC.On Friday, Justice Minister Torquato...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

UN has not capitalized on its great potential : Donald Trump

The United States President said during a meeting here on Friday with the UN Secretary-General that that global body had not fulfilled its enormous potential but was beginning to do so.Donald Trump made his remarks at the White House Oval Office after a...

20-Oct-2017 Kabul

Nearly 70 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Nearly 70 people were killed on Friday in a two suicide attacks on mosques in Afghanistan's capital and in the western province of Ghor, officials said.A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a mosque in a neighbourhood of Kabul predominantly populated...

20-Oct-2017 Kabul

30 killed in two Afghan mosque blasts

At least 30 people were killed and 45 others wounded after two suicide blasts ripped through mosques in Kabul and Ghor province, respectively, on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.In the Kabul attack, 20 worshippers were killed and 40 others wounded after...

20-Oct-2017 Vladivostok (Russia)

India, Russia tri-services exercise starts

The first India-Russia tri-services "Exercise INDRA 2017" started here on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony, with display of traditional martial arts and folk dances by the Indian troops and a flypast by four fighter aircraft of Russian Federation...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

Samsung heir's imprisonment is tragedy: Kwon Oh-hyun

The CEO of Samsung Electronics has said that the imprisonment of the tech giant's heir Lee Jae-yong was a "tragedy" for the company's future management.Kwon Oh-hyun, CEO and Vice President of Samsung Electronics, who announced earlier in October that he...

20-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

Not just one Harvey Weinstein: Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra says people like controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein are present across the world.Priyanka slammed Weinstein and spoke about women empowerment at the 2017 Marie Claire Power Trip earlier this week, reports marieclaire.com.Asked...

20-Oct-2017

China began planning the 1962 war as early as 1959

When the final attack came on 20 October, the Indians found that the Chinese had cut all their telephone lines the night before. In preparation for the assault, the Chinese had also taken up positions on higher ground behind Indian defences and were thus...

20-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers."Our discovery of 'CVE-2017-5121' indicates that it is possible to find remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in modern browsers. Chrome's relative...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres

NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been...

19-Oct-2017 Aden, Yemen

US airstrike kills 5 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen

At least five militants of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch were killed when a US drone strike hit their vehicle in the country's central province of al-Bayda on Thursday, a security official told Xinhua."The pilotless aircraft hit a vehicle belonging to...

19-Oct-2017 Islamabad

20 labourers injured in Pakistan attack

A hand grenade attack at a restaurant in Pakistan's Balochistan province has left 20 labourers injured on Thursday, the media reported.The labourers were dining at the restaurant in the coastal city of Gwadar when unidentified militants hurled hand grenades...

19-Oct-2017 Beijing

China tells US to stop being biased

China on Thursday told the US to shed its biased views about Beijing which it said is well justified to safeguard its interests and rights.Beijing was reacting to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks about America deepening ties with India to counter...

19-Oct-2017 Yangon

Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar

A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.The fire started around 3 a.m., in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and quickly engulfed the wooden building constructed mainly from...

18-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Saina Nehwal, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.Hyderabadi Saina,...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump suggests he won't back bipartisan healthcare measure

US President Donald Trump raised doubts on Wednesday about his support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week in exchange for states' getting greater flexibility regulating health insurance under the Affordable...

18-Oct-2017 Tokyo

India urges pricing flexibility, review clause in LNG contracts

Given the transformation in the global LNG market into a situation of oversupply, India on Wednesday called for flexible terms for gas purchases, including the provision of a pricing review, "take or pay" terms and abolition of destination restriction clause...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

US considers arms sale to update Greece's F-16 fleet

US President Donald Trump has said his administration had informed the Congress of a potential arms sale to update Greece's F-16 aircrafts."This agreement to strengthen the Hellenic Air Force is worth up to 2.4 billion USD and would generate thousands of...

18-Oct-2017 ALBSCETE (SPAIN)

Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura meets Spanish agriculture officials

 Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today met with Spanish Agriculture officials here and sought their technical assistance and cooperation in the promotion of Kashmiri saffron at International level.The Agriculture Minister was accompanied by...

18-Oct-2017 Beijing

China never seeks hegemony, expansion : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will never seek hegemony or engage in expansion "no matter what stage of development it reaches"."China will never pursue development at the expense of others' interests and its development does not...

18-Oct-2017 Beijing

At CPC Congress, Xi Jinping promises world-class Chinese Army

 China's most important political event, the Communist Party Congress, opened here on Wednesday, with President Xi Jinping pledging to transform the country's armed forces into a world-class military to safeguard the country's sovereignty.In a three-and-a-half-hour...

18-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Facebook 'Building 8' head to quit just after 18 months

Regina Dugan, head of Facebook's secretive research lab "Building 8", is leaving the company, just after 18 months at the helm."Today I am announcing that early next year I will be leaving Facebook to focus on building and leading a new endeavour. I will be...

18-Oct-2017 London

Is the Booker prize losing its British character?

George Saunders victory marks the second year in a row that the Man Booker Prize has gone to an American author after it it began permitting authors from English-speaking countries other than the Commonwealth in 2014.Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a dark satire...

18-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Imran Khan challenges arrest warrant in court

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan against him in a contempt of court case.Khan's counsel...

18-Oct-2017 Beijing

China's GDP rises to over $12 tn in five years : Xi Jinping

China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose about $12.1 trillion over the past five years, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.Xi made the remarks in a report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xinhua news agency reported."The...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Narendra Modi

US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Trump's daughter...

18-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Seven policemen killed in Pakistan blast

Seven policemen were killed and 22 injured in an explosion in Quetta in Pakistan on Wednesday.The incident occurred in the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibbi Road, Dawn reported.Security sources claimed that a roadside bomb exploded just as a police vehicle...

17-Oct-2017 kabul

53 die as Taliban hit Afghan police centre

Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday left at least 53 people dead, including a provincial police chief, and over 150 wounded in a gory terror attack.Among the dead were included...

17-Oct-2017 New York

This tool can better identify breast cancer risk

A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.High-risk breast lesions are biopsy-diagnosed...

17-Oct-2017 kabul

41 killed in Afghan Taliban attack

Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 41 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.The dead also included training...

17-Oct-2017 New York

Twitter, Instagram promoting 'extreme thinness': Study

Twitter and Instagram posts are increasingly celebrating "bonespiration" and "thinspiration", which encourage eating disorders, such as anorexia, a study has found.Researchers showed that there has been an alarming rise in the number of social media posts promoting...

17-Oct-2017 Kabul

20 killed in Afghan suicide attack

At least 20 people were killed and over 160 others injured on Tuesday in a suicide attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Paktia province, a senior official said.The casualties include training centre members, police personnel and civilians....

17-Oct-2017

Another kind of role: Tom Hanks' tales of common and uncommon lives

Known for frequently essaying ordinary, likable and good-natured characters facing extraordinary situations in his films, Tom Hanks brings the same aspect to his story-telling. A man is exhausted by his energetic girl friend-turned-girlfriend, the teenager...

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