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20-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump tells supporters: 'You're not forgotten anymore'

President-elect Donald Trump addressed the crowd at Make America Great Again! welcome concert a day before he is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday -- calling himself the "messenger" of a movement and portraying himself as the champion of...

19-Jan-2017 Islamabad

4 militants including key commander killed in shoot-out in Pakistan

At least four terrorists including a militant commander were killed in shoot-out with police in Sheikhupura district of Pakistan on Thursday, local Urdu media reported.The millitant commander was identified as Rizwan alias Asif Chotu, the chief of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Nawaz Sharif meets UN chief, stresses resolution of Kashmir issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here and apprised him about the long-standing Kashmir issue with India."Kashmir is an internationally recognised issue and...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Demonetisation was must to curb black money : Nirmala Sitharaman

The Indian government had to implement the recent demonetisation as a duty to the nation in order to tackle the menace of black money and bring unaccounted money back into the banking system, Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday."This step of demonetisation...

19-Jan-2017 Perth

Australia beat Pakistan by seven wickets in 3rd ODI

Steve Smith's unbeaten eighth One-Day International (ODI) ton helped Australia to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the third match at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground here on Thursday.With this victory, the hosts now have an important 2-1...

19-Jan-2017 New York

Gestational diabetes may up postpartum depression risk

Gestational diabetes is likely to raise the risk of depression after childbirth in first-time mothers, a study has found.Gestational diabetes is a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women.The findings showed that women with a history of depression are more...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

UK will be a global leader on trade : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday told leaders at the World Economic Forum here that the UK will be a "world leader" on trade.But the Prime Minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the "politics of division", BBC reported.Her...

19-Jan-2017 Damascus

IS kills 12 people in Syria's Palmyra city

The Islamic State (IS) terror group has killed 12 people in different parts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including its famous Roman theatre, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) said on Thursday.The SOHR said the victims included four...

19-Jan-2017 New York

NASA aims to send spacecraft to giant 'metal' asteroid

NASA is preparing to send a spacecraft to a giant "metal" asteroid that may tell scientists the secret of how our solar system was formed.Led by Arizona State University researchers, the mission called "Psyche" is focused to know whether the asteroid, called...

19-Jan-2017 Sibu (Malaysia)

Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram advance at Malaysia Masters

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram advanced in the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday.Top seed Saina defeated Hanna Ramadini of Indonesia 21-17, 21-12 in 42 minutes while Sixth seed Jayaram edged past Chinese Taipei's Hsueh Hsuan...

19-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Hesh and I are good friends : Leander Paes

Leander Paes, India's never-give-up tennis star, said he hopes to work well under the captaincy of his former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi since "we are good friends"."I don't forsee any problem. I will remain calm and collected," he told IANS a few hours...

19-Jan-2017 New York

Heartbeat to soon unlock electronic health records

What if your heartbeat can safeguard your electronic health records in the near future? Researchers from Binghamton University believe so and have used the heart's electrical pattern as an encryption key for electronic records.The cost and complexity of traditional...

18-Jan-2017 Bamako (Mali)

67 killed in Mali car bomb attack

At least 67 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a military barracks in the north of Mali on Wednesday, medical sources told EFE.Many others were injured in the deadly attack.According to preliminary information, the assailant detonated the...

18-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Rohan Bopanna , Sania Mirza enter second round of Australian Open

India's star tennis doubles players, Rohan Bopanna pairing Pable Cuevas of Peru and Sania Mirza pairing with her new partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic, advanced to the second round with little difficulty on the third day of the Australian Open.Bopanna...

18-Jan-2017 Washington

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, looked at 613 randomly selected patients from 10 Canadian...

18-Jan-2017 Hong Kong

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (sky100) willoffervisitorsan even more impressive experiencewith the launch of “Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong”, which is scheduled to open by the end of the first quarter of 2017. Upon its opening, sky100 will be...

18-Jan-2017 Los Angeles

In my head, I've amazing babies with Vin Diesel : Deepika Padukone

During her debut appearance on world famous chat show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Indian actress Deepika Padukone revealed she has a big crush on Hollywood action star Vin Diesel and said that in her head, she has "amazing babies" with him.Deepika spoke about...

18-Jan-2017 New York

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS

NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.NASA is considering to buy Soyuz seats, through an arrangement with Boeing,...

18-Jan-2017 Davos

Intelligence sharing needed to combat terrorism : Raheel Sharif

Pakistan's former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif said 2016 witnessed a significant decrease in terrorism and that "intelligence sharing is a very important component of strategy to combat terrorism".Addressing a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

17-Jan-2017 Abuja

50 killed as Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly strikes civilian camp

A Nigerian air force jet on Tuesday mistakenly bombed a civilian camp in the northeastern state of Borno, which led to at least 50 persons being killed, media reports said.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said its staff on the ground had seen at least 100...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Good head of hair a real confidence booster : Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra makes sure she takes time out of her hectic schedule for a proper hair care regime, and says that good hair acts as a confidence booster.The actress, who has been roped in as the global ambassador of hair care brand Pantene, also shared...

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Indian actor Sunny Pawar meets Barack Obama

Indian child actor Sunny Pawar met President Barack Obama at the White House to raise awareness for the #LionHeart campaign.Sunny, who features in Hollywood film "Lion" visited the White House on Monday in his capacity as ambassador for the #LionHeart campaign....

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Trump's comments 'inappropriate', : John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has slammed President-elect Donald Trump for an interview in which he branded NATO "obsolete" and said Germany had pursued a "catastrophic" policy on refugees.Kerry told CNN on Monday that it was "inappropriate" for Trump...

17-Jan-2017 Cairo

8 security personnel killed in terror attack in Egypt

At least eight security personnel were killed and three others injured in a terror attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley Governorate, some 600 km south of Cairo, according to a statement of Egypt's Health Ministry.The statement said that the armed...

17-Jan-2017 Sharjah

Sharjah Women Sports Foundation Strengthens Emirate’s Commitment

The Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) is being been held up as a shining example of the new strategy to promote women’s sports in the UAE in general and in Sharjah in particular. The foundation is also aiming to highlight the role of the nation’s sportswomen...

16-Jan-2017 Bishkek

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash

At least 37 people were killed when a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed in a residential neighbourhood near Kyrgyzstans capital Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry.Initially, reports said the aircraft was of Turkish Airlines...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

I love Britain, my mother was crazy about the Queen : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he loved Britain and that his mother was crazy about Queen Elizabeth II.Trump, in his first UK interview with former Justice Secretary Michael Gove for The Times, said on Sunday that his affection for the UK may...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

Barack Obama tells Americans not to 'underestimate' Trump

Outgoing US President Barack Obama in an interview to CBS on "60 Minutes" programme said that he doesn't think Donald Trump's "improvisational" campaign style will work well at the White House level, and warned Americans to not "underestimate the guy".Obama,...

16-Jan-2017 Bishkek

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

At least 37 people were killed on Monday when a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a residential area in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek."We are confirming data on the number of those killed in the plane crash, lists vary but at least 30 locals and...

16-Jan-2017 Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Zayed University welcomes a total of 259 students

Zayed University welcomed a total of 259 students to join their counterparts in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses, who are seeking a new academic challenge and aiming to expand their knowledge, professional expertise, and skills.Out of 259 prospective students,...

15-Jan-2017 Lahore

Rahul Dholakia helped me at every step : Mahira Khan

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan says working with National Award winning director Rahul Dholakia for her Bollywood debut project "Raees" was amazing.Mahira talked about her Bollywood debut project during a live chat session with...

15-Jan-2017 Toronto

Toronto Punjabis head to India to campaign for AAP

Some 90 Punjabis of Indian origin from Canada's Toronto area are flying to Punjab to campaign for the AAP in the February 4 assembly election, a Canadian daily reported."I want to be a part of real change," said Surinder Mavi, a 31-year-old Brampton resident...

15-Jan-2017 Kabul

Seven civilians die in Afghan bombing

Seven civilians were killed and two injured in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Sunday.A roadside bomb hit a civilian vehicle in Pachiragam district, Xinhua news agency quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.Taliban militants and other...

15-Jan-2017 New York

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Maintaining high levels of fitness through physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming, or dancing may increase brain function and boost memory -- the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease - in older adults, researchers say.The finding showed that...

15-Jan-2017 London

Changing location may help bring changes in yourself

Want to make your New Year resolution successful? Try relocating, as it may help to overcome the things one wants to change in themselves, a new study says.The study showed that the time for successful habit change is not based on the calendar, but on big...

15-Jan-2017 London

Sulphuric acid clouds caused darkness, cold, killing dinosaurs

Millions of years ago, tiny droplets of sulphuric acid formed high up in the air after an asteroid hit the Earth, making it dark and cold for several years and resulted in the extinction of dinosaurs from the planet, a study has revealed.The study conducted by...

15-Jan-2017 Brasilia

10 killed in Brazil's new prison riot

At least 10 prisoners were killed in Brazil's fifth prison riot this year, the media reported on Sunday.Police and military forces were deployed at the Alcacuz prison as a riot broke out between two gangs on Saturday night, the BBC reported.The wave of...

15-Jan-2017 New York

20-minute exercise is all you need to be fit

If you can spare 20 minutes everyday for moderate exercise, it will stimulate your immune system and make you less prone to diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia, a new research has found.Scientists at the University of California (UC) in San Diego found...

14-Jan-2017 Washington

SpaceX successfully launches rocket since September explosion

A Falcon 9 rocket of the SpaceX aerospace company had a successful lift-off from the launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base in the US, the company's first launch since a similar unmanned rocket exploded last September in Florida.The rocket,...

14-Jan-2017 Karachi

4 killed in Karachi rain

At least four people were killed in rain-related incidents when Pakistan's port city of Karachi received its first winter showers that brought down the temperature by 3 degrees Celsius, according to officials on Saturday.Many parts of the city experienced...

14-Jan-2017 London

Don't think your kids are obese, else they gain weight

If you think that your child is overweight, chances are that he or she may gain more weight as they grow up.According to a new study, parents' perception of their children as overweight could have unintended negative consequences on their children's health.Children...

14-Jan-2017 Rome

Over 25,000 'lone' child migrants reached Italy in 2016 : Unicef

Some 25,800 unaccompanied minor migrants reached Italy in 2016, more than double the figure of 2015, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said.The figure represented more than 90 per cent of a total of 28,200 children entering the country by sea in 2016, the...

13-Jan-2017 New York

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

Low levels of a brain protein during pregnancy can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby, a study has found.The findings showed that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) commonly known to regulate moods, is also vital for the...

13-Jan-2017 Washington

Cubans to be treated like other migrants : Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has said that Cuban migrants will be treated the same way the US treats migrants from other countries, ending a longstanding practice that allowed undocumented Cuban migrants to remain and become permanent residents of the US.The Cuban government...

12-Jan-2017 Kabul

US says 33 civilians killed in Afghanistan operation

The US military said on Thursday that 33 civilians were killed during a joint operation in northern Afghanistan last year, as it released details of its investigation into the incident.Twenty-seven other civilians were wounded in the village of Boz in Kunduz...

12-Jan-2017 New York

Chimps prefer to choose genetically different mates : Study

When seeking a mate, chimpanzees get more selective and choose a partner whose genetic makeup most differs from their own, researchers have found.The study showed that chimps can differentiate between genetically similar mates and more distant ones, even...

12-Jan-2017 Bangkok

36 killed in Thailand floods

Thirty-six people have died and one was reported missing in floods caused by torrential rains in southern Thailand, officials said on Thursday.According to the latest report by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the floods have affected some...

12-Jan-2017 Toronto

Weight lifting exercises may cut risks of heart disease, diabetes

Your new year resolution of hitting the gym to indulge in some weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, researchers say.The findings showed that resistance-based...

12-Jan-2017 Washington

I think Russia was behind election hacking : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he though it was Russia behind the cyberattacks targetting the 2016 US presidential election."As far as hacking, I think it was Russia," Xinhua quoted Trump as saying at his first press conference in...

11-Jan-2017 Washington

Demonetisation: WB cuts Indian GDP growth for fiscal to 7%

In its first projection on India post the demonetisation of high value currency, the World Bank has lowered the country's GDP growth estimate for this fiscal to 7 per cent, from the 7.6 per cent estimate made in June last year. US firm Fitch Ratings has...

11-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Six labourers dead in Lahore fire

Six labourers died and several others were injured on Wednesday in a fire which broke out in a two-storey building of a construction company in Lahore, an official said.Eight injured labourers were rescued from the blaze and rushed to hospital, where six...

11-Jan-2017 Dubai

Virat Kohli, Warner chase top-ranked ODI batsman de Villiers

India's Virat Kohli, currently second in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International (ODI) rankings, will have his eyes on the top spot, currently held by South African AB de Villiers, when he starts the three-match rubber against England,...

11-Jan-2017 Washington

Demonetisation : WB cuts Indian GDP growth for fiscal to 7%

In its first projection on India post-demonetisation, the World Bank has lowered the country's GDP growth estimate for this fiscal to 7 per cent, from its earlier estimate of 7.6 per cent made in June last year."Growth in India is estimated to reach 7 per...

11-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif visits Katas Raj, says Pakistan will be minority-friendly

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated a water filtration plant at Katas Raj temple complex in Punjab and said Pakistan will soon be known as a "minority friendly country".The Katas Raj houses ancient temples, remains of a Buddhist stupa, a few...

11-Jan-2017 New York

Not all selfie lovers are narcissists

Contrary to the common perception that people who post frequent selfies on social media platforms are generally narcissists, a new study now says selfie lovers may have different motives which often extend beyond self-obsession and showing off.After analysing...

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