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24-Jun-2017

A global tour of expressive words English needs

Marmalade, bikini, shampoo, garage, robot, honcho, banjo, and so on may seem English but have actually gathered from all over the world for there is no language it has not picked up words from. But maybe not fully. Say, one word only for those solving a practical...

24-Jun-2017 Dhaka

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.The accident occurred around 5.30 a.m., on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway, bdnews24 quoted a senior police official as...

24-Jun-2017 Damascus

4 killed in rebel attack in Syria

At least four persons were killed and dozen others injured in a rebel-fired rocket attack on a crowded street in Syria's Aleppo, a media report said.The rocket slammed into the al-Furqan street on Friday as hundreds of people were preparing for the upcoming...

23-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned

The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.Put in to bat, India were 199/3 in 39.2 overs before rain played the spoilsport. After the continuous rain, the match officials...

23-Jun-2017 Vatican City

Must be meek to hear God's voice : Pope Francis

It is the "small" people, not the powerful ones who God calls and who are able to hear his voice, Pope Francis said on Friday, urging Catholics to "make yourself little"."The Lord loves us for our littleness and that is why he choses us. He choses the small...

23-Jun-2017 Beijing

3rd BRICS environment ministers meeting held in China

Environment ministers and senior officials of BRICS countries on Friday gathered in north China's Tianjin for discussions, pledging more efforts on sustainable development and pollution prevention.Senior environment officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

23-Jun-2017 Sydney

Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.Continuing...

23-Jun-2017 Islamabad

25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts

At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The attack took place at about 5.30 p.m., when a hand-grenade was hurled...

23-Jun-2017 London

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday.Sarfraz, who recently guided the men's team to their maiden ICC Champions Trophy...

23-Jun-2017 Derby (UK)

India face England in Women's World Cup opener

India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.India will bank on the experience of Mithali Raj, the world's second highest-capped batter behind Charlotte...

23-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission

Facebook's new mission is to give the people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's updated purpose on Thursday at the social network's first Community Summit,...

23-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed

Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar...

23-Jun-2017 Rio de Janeiro

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.The pile-up occurred near Guarapari on Thursday when a van transporting granite strayed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a bus, the Federal Highway Police...

23-Jun-2017 Geneva

Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014 : UN

More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.Another five million children need emergency aid, the United Nations...

22-Jun-2017 Washington

No recordings of talks with Comey : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month."I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey,...

22-Jun-2017 Dubai

Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team : Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners."My advice to the team would be...

22-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Bring software industries to Bengal : Mamata Banerjee to Bengali diaspora

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the Bengali community here to bring software industries."Our young generation is in the software industry which is an important sector. We have IT parks and land is also available. We will...

22-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained.Kumble, who put in his resignation on June 20, had offered a...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

29 killed as suicide bomber hits Afghan bank

At least 29 persons were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.The blast took place at about 12 noon outside a branch of a New Kabul Bank in the provincial capital Lashkargah,...

22-Jun-2017 Paris

Usain Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.The meeting in the Municipality, slated on July 21, is the final Diamond League fixture before August's IAAF...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.A spokesperson of Helmand province's Governor told Efe news that the suspected insurgent attack...

22-Jun-2017 London

Sex can boost brain power in older adults

Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.The researchers found that those who engaged in more regular sexual activity...

22-Jun-2017 London

Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research.The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing...

21-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Mamata Banerjee appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to Dutch investors along with Italian and German industrialists to invest in the state.Addressing a business meet with VNO-NCW, the largest business chamber in the Netherlands, she said: "Come...

21-Jun-2017 Novosibirsk (Russia)

Russia can take lead in Make in India for defence : Arun Jaitley

Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."We have initiated a series of policy and procedural changes...

21-Jun-2017 United Nations

Stamps release, water puja, meditation mark Yoga celebrations at UN

The UN began the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations with the release of stamps, a water puja and meditations for peace in the world's most diverse gathering of nationalities, religions and races.More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives...

21-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Impossible to weed out hate content completely : Facebook

With the growing debate around spread of violence and crime-related content on Facebook, a top executive of the social media giant has said that it is impossible to completely weed out such content from the platform."Our policy is zero tolerance -- that doesn't...

21-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Leveraging AI, Cisco unveils 'network of the future'

Global networking major Cisco has unveiled new "intent-based" networking solutions that were developed with significant inputs from its Global Development Centre in Bengaluru and represent a "significant breakthrough in enterprise networking".The new networking...

20-Jun-2017 London

Bowlers failed India, reckons off-spinner Harbhajan Singh

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday blamed the bowlers for India's dismal show in the Champions Trophy final cricket match against Pakistan at The Oval here.Pakistan, despite their strength in the bowling department, posted a mammoth 338/4 after being...

20-Jun-2017 Damascus

45 IS militants killed in Syria

At least 45 Islamic State militants were killed in the Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a UK-based war monitor reported on Tuesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that most of the militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led...

20-Jun-2017 Los Angeles

'The Mountain...' shooting was much harder than 'Titanic' : Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet says that working in her forthcoming movie "The Mountain Between Us" was harder than working for her career-making role in "Titanic"."This was much harder than Titanic because we really were at 10,000 feet and it really was -38 degrees Celsius....

20-Jun-2017 Mogadishu

Somalia: 17 killed in Al-Shabaab bomb attack

At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital on Tuesday in an attack that was claimed by the Al-Shabaab terror group.The explosion took place outside a government office in Wadajir district, and several ambulances attended...

20-Jun-2017 Beijing

Indians, Chinese perform yoga at Great Wall

About 150 yoga enthusiasts practiced various poses of India's ancient physical discipline at China's iconic Great Wall on the eve of International Yoga Day.It made for a spectacular sight when young yoga lovers, mostly Chinese and wearing red T-shirts which...

20-Jun-2017 California

Indian Delegation at 2017 BIO International Convention

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) BIO 2017 is being held in the San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego from 19th June t0 22nd June, 2017. The Indian delegation taking part in the BIO 2017, is being led by Shri Y S Chowdary, Minister of State...

19-Jun-2017 United Nations

UN headquarters lit up with animated yoga asana show

An animated yoga asana show lit up the iconic glass face of the UN headquarters on Sunday ahead of the Third International Yoga Day (IYD) celebrations in New York this week.Actor and activist Anupam Kher, who turned on the light show, said: "It's great,...

19-Jun-2017 Dubai

Never heard of NDA presidential candidate Kovind : Mamata Banerjee

Expressing surprise at the BJP's decision to name Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed she has never heard of the nominee and termed it a "not so mature" move."I have not...

19-Jun-2017 Beijing

BRICS cooperation will usher new golden decade : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that the BRICS cooperation will be more productive and usher in a new "golden decade".Xi made the remarks while meeting the heads of delegations from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa who are in Beijing to attend...

19-Jun-2017 Beijing

No difference between good and bad terrorists, India tells BRICS

Without naming Pakistan, India on Monday said there is no difference between good and bad terrorists and urged BRICS member countries to step up the fight against terrorism.China said it was also "a victim of terrorism" and was taking part in the global initiatives...

19-Jun-2017 London

Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Shahid Afridi

After Pakistan clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy crown, former skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday rated his side as one of the serious contenders for the 50-over World Cup title, to be played in England and Wales in 2019.On Sunday, Pakistan outclassed...

19-Jun-2017 Lisbon

Portugal fights deadliest wildfire, 62 dead

Portugal on Monday struggled to control the deadliest wildfire in its history that has devastated the central region of Leiria, with officials putting the death toll at 62.The fire, which began on Saturday afternoon, ignited in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande...

19-Jun-2017 London

New 3-in-1 blood test to aid precision prostate cancer therapy

Opening the door to precision medicine for prostate cancer, researchers have developed a three-in-one blood test that could tell which men would benefit from a class of new drugs, detect early signs of resistance and monitor cancer's evolution over time.The...

18-Jun-2017 Jakarta

Ruthless Kidambi Srikanth whips Sakai to win Indonesian Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was at his ruthless best as he defeated Japanese Sakai Kazumasa in straight games and clinch the men's singles title at the Indonesian Open Superseries Premier here on Sunday.Srikanth made short work of Sakai 21-11, 21-19 in...

18-Jun-2017 London

HWL Semi Final: India rout Pakistan 7-1 to enter quarters

Penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh and forwards Talwinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored a brace apiece as a relentless India flayed Pakistan 7-1 in a Pool B clash to storm into the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final here on...

18-Jun-2017 Beijing

India for more dialogue with China

India looks forward to more mutual dialogue with China, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh said on Sunday as he met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the eve of BRICS Foreign Minsters' meet.India also wanted to deepen strategic ties with...

18-Jun-2017 Lisbon

At least 58 killed in devastating forest fire in Portugal

An out-of-control forest fire in central Portugal has killed at least 58 people and injured 54, according to updated figures provided on Sunday by the government.Secretary of State for Internal Administration Joao Gomes reported that the number of deaths...

18-Jun-2017 Dhaka

Fresh landslides claim 5 lives in Bangladesh

At least five persons were killed and many dwellings damaged in rain-triggered fresh landslides in Bangladesh on Sunday.Two siblings and a child are reported to have been killed in a landslide in hilly district of Khagrachari, some 259 km southeast of Dhaka,...

18-Jun-2017 Sanaa

25 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

At least 25 people were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike which saw a warplane bomb a popular market in Yemen's northern province of Saada, media reported on Sunday.The airstrike happened on Saturday evening and targeted al-Mashnak popular market...

18-Jun-2017 London

Researchers develop rapid blood test for malaria diagnosis

Researchers have developed an automated rapid blood test that could make malaria diagnosis faster and more reliable than it is now.The new method enables the diagnosis of the disease with 97 per cent accuracy, Technical University of Munich (TUM) said in a statement.According...

18-Jun-2017 Kabul

Seven killed in Afghan Taliban attack

Three policemen and four militants were killed after Taliban extremists stormed police headquarters in Afghanistan's Gardez city on Sunday, officials said.The attack started after one militant rammed an explosives-lade car into the front gate of Afghan National...

18-Jun-2017 Sanaa

Yemen cholera toll reaches 1,054 : WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the toll in the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached 1,054, with the total suspected cases reaching 151,000.The outbreak has spread fast in 20 out of 22 Yemeni governorates in just seven weeks, since April...

18-Jun-2017 Moscow

Too early to respond to new US sanctions : Vladimir Purin

The president of Russian President Vladimir Purin said that it was too early to respond to the newest round of sanctions recently imposed on the country by the US.In an interview broadcast on Saturday, Putin told Rossiya 1 television channel that Russia...

18-Jun-2017 Cairo

117 killed in US-backed Syrian offensive

At least 117 civilians have been killed in the Syrian city of al-Raqqa since June 6, when US-backed Syrian forces began an offensive to expel the IS, a British-based war monitor reported.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the civilians, including...

17-Jun-2017 London

London tower debris fear shuts two Tube lines

Two London Tube lines were partly suspended on Saturday over fears that passengers could be hit by falling debris from the charred Grenfell Tower.The Hammersmith and City Line were suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith amid concerns that debris...

17-Jun-2017 London

No one should discount Pakistan : Michael Hussey

Former Australia left-hander Michael Hussey feels that although India are hot favourites to retain the ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan cannot be discounted as they have a feeling of "destiny" with them."India is in a great place and must be favoured to retain...

17-Jun-2017 New York

MAVEN reveals how Sun stripped Mars' atmosphere

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) that completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet on Saturday has come up with multiple discoveries, revealing how the Sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere.MAVEN is the first...

17-Jun-2017 Washington

US students mine for water at NASA's 'Mars Ice Challenge'

As part of plans for long-term human survival on Mars, NASA this week held a competition in which students from seven US universities demonstrated various drilling technologies to extract water from simulated Martian subsurface ice.The three-day 'Mars Ice...

17-Jun-2017 London

Childhood passive smoking may up arthritis risk later

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood significantly increased the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in adult smokers, a study has showed.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.The...

17-Jun-2017 San Francisco

New Microsoft keyboard has hidden fingerprint sensor

Tech giant Microsoft has unveiled the Modern Keyboard that features a hidden fingerprint sensor located between the Alt and Ctrl keys to make the typing hassle-free.It has also unveiled a Modern Mouse at $50 with nearly invisible buttons and a metal scroll...

17-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Jamie Erlicht, Zack Van Amburg to lead Apple's video programming

Two of television's famed executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will join Cupertino-based tech giant Apple to lead all aspects of its video programming worldwide.Erlicht and Van Amburg Apple from Sony Pictures Television where they have served as...

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