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20-Aug-2017 Dambulla (Sri Lanka)

Shikhar Dhawan credits mental preparation for his wondrous form

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan credited his mental preparation for his wondrous form which helped the visitors rout Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first One Day International match here on Sunday.Power-packed innings from Man of the Match Dhawan (132 in 90...

20-Aug-2017 Dubai

Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone to be available online from Sep 4

The 6GB RAM Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone launched for the Indian market at Rs 14,999 will be available exclusively on Amazon from September 4, the company has said.The phone unveiled here on Sunday at an event comes in a metal body and sports a bezel display....

20-Aug-2017 Beijing, China

'China won't share hydrological data until India withdraws from Doklam'

China will not share hydrological data with India until it withdraws its troops from Doklam, an expert at a Chinese think tank has said.Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said...

20-Aug-2017 Dubai

Coolpad launches 'Cool Play 6' smartphone at Rs 14,999

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Sunday launched its flagship gaming smartphone Coolpad Cool Play 6 at Rs 14,999 in the Indian market.The phone unveiled here at an event comes in a metal body and sports a bezels display. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display...

20-Aug-2017 New York

Stories with human characters influence children more

Children learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with human characters than with "cute" human-like animals, a new study has revealed.The study, carried out by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of...

20-Aug-2017 London

Now an artificial heart made of spider silk

Researchers have developed cardiac muscle tissue made of spider silk, to investigate whether artificial silk protein could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue.Ischaemic diseases such as cardiac infarction leads to irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells,...

20-Aug-2017 New York

Facebook community rescues woman from swimming pool

A US woman stuck in a swimming pool was rescued by a Facebook group after she asked for help on the social media platform last week.According to a New York Daily News report, the 61-year-old Leslie Kahn was at the end of a swim in her backyard pool when...

19-Aug-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul

The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.The troops, backed by the army's gunships, conducted an operation against the militants in Attshana mountain range west...

19-Aug-2017 Freetown

Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467

The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.About 20,000 people have been displaced by the mudslides, including 5,000 children, presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay was...

19-Aug-2017 Kandahar

Afghan forces foil Taliban's offensive, 70 militants killed

As many as 70 Taliban militants were killed and scores injured after Afghan aircraft dropped bombs on a militant convoy in Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place late Friday night when the Taliban fighters equipped with...

19-Aug-2017 Cincinnati

Rafael Nadal enters Cincinnati quarters

Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stern test from unseeded compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas to register a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory in a men's singles third round match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here.The Spanish star set up a quarter-final showdown...

19-Aug-2017 Toronto

High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood...

19-Aug-2017 San Francisco

Google adds 6-second video preview to mobile search

In a major update, search engine giant Google has added a six second video previews to its mobile search results, the media reported on Saturday.Google would use some of its machine learning capabilities to actually analyse the entire video and then decide...

19-Aug-2017 Los Angeles

Patty Jenkins in final talks to direct 'Wonder Woman 2'

Director Patty Jenkins is in final talks to helm the sequel of "Wonder Woman".In talks with Warner Bros, Jenkins is close to signing a deal with the studio to step back into the director's chair, reports aceshowbiz.com.While "Wonder Woman 2" was officially confirmed...

18-Aug-2017 Baghdad

9 killed in IS attack in Iraq

At least seven civilians and two members of the Islamic State terrorist group were killed in an attack carried out by the militants that targeted the home of an Iraqi officer in Kirkuk province, a security source said.According to the source, The IS fighters...

18-Aug-2017 Washington

NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit

NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), launched aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with a...

18-Aug-2017 Washington

US borders tougher than ever, authorities on alert : Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Friday said the country's borders were stronger than ever and that authorities were on alert following terror attacks in Spain that left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured."Our borders are far tougher than...

18-Aug-2017 Madrid

14 civilians, five terrorists die in Spain's twin attacks

Spain was in a state of shock on Friday after 14 Spaniards and foreigners were killed in twin terror attacks in as many days by terrorists, five of whom were gunned down.A day after a van driven by terrorists ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas...

18-Aug-2017 New York

Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk : Study

Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.The researchers wanted to find out how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy...

18-Aug-2017 London

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year."The findings suggest that among the teenagers who had never smoked, the use of e-cigarettes was a strong...

18-Aug-2017 New York

Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed

After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed.Video clickbaits are those posts that have fake video-play...

18-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia

At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported.The mine went off on Thursday evening targeting people who were seated at the front side of a coffee...

18-Aug-2017 Barcelona

13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility

The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack in which a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard. At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured.Confirming the death toll, Head of Catalonia's Regional Interior...

17-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

US air strikes kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants

The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters.The US Africa Command (Africom) said on Thursday that the joint operation with Somalia security forces...

17-Aug-2017

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides

At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said.The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over...

17-Aug-2017 Accra

M.J. Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' in Ghana

India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day "Namaskar Africa 2017" India-West...

17-Aug-2017 San Francisco

Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous online chat platform in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about the US presidential candidates and 'harass' the company's employees, media reported on Thursday.Initially launched in 2015 for employees...

17-Aug-2017 Los Angeles

Deepika Padukone out of Forbes' list of highest paid actresses

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has dropped out of Forbes magazines World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood actress Emma Stone.Deepika, who was 10th in the 2016 list, has not been included this year despite having made her Hollywood...

17-Aug-2017 London

High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk

Indulging in high-intensity interval training may be an efficient, effective way of reducing the risk of developing diabetes, especially among women.Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose) and...

16-Aug-2017 Caracas

37 die in clash between inmates, police at Venezuelan prison

At least 37 people were killed and 14 law enforcement personnel wounded when armed inmates resisted authorities' attempt to impose order at a prison in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas, officials said."The deaths occurred during a seizure of the Amazonas...

16-Aug-2017 Manila

32 killed in one day in Philippines war on drugs

Police in the Philippines said that 32 drug suspects had been killed in a span of 24 hours in one of the bloodiest days since President Rodrigo Duterte launched an initiative last year to fight the narcotics trade.Police officers killed 32 suspects and arrested...

16-Aug-2017 freetown

400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 400 people have been confirmed dead and 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding in the Sierra Leone capital, officials said on Wednesday.President Ernest Bai Koroma declared seven days of mourning while pleading for "urgent...

16-Aug-2017 Bratislava

4,000-year-old dagger found in Slovakia

An ancient dagger almost 4,000-year-old from the Bronze Age was accidentally found in Hlohovec town of Slovakia, the media reported on Wednesday.A fresh graduate named David found the antique by chance during a grill party near the Vah river, which runs...

15-Aug-2017 New York

Both sides to be blamed for Charlottesville violence : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump blamed both neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups and leftist demonstrators who confronted them for the weekend violence in Charlottesville in the state of Virginia."You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group...

15-Aug-2017 Lisbon

12 killed as tree falls during religious fest in Portugal

Twelve persons were killed and 50 others injured when a large tree fell on people celebrating the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption outside the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.Regional Health Secretary Pedro Ramos on Tuesday said that a minor...

15-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120

The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday.According to Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, 35 people were still missing while 39 were injured in the...

15-Aug-2017 Freetown

286 bodies recovered in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 286 bodies have been recovered from a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital, officials said.A total of 286 bodies were brought to a local hospital on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. Head of Operation of the Sierra...

15-Aug-2017 Dhaka

29 killed as floods ravage Bangladesh

At least 29 people have died in the last few days in floods caused by heavy rainfall in Bangladesh, officials said.The floods have affected almost a third of the country, said Reaz Ahmed, Director General of Bangladesh's Disaster Management Department,...

14-Aug-2017 Washington

Donald Trump orders probe into China's trade practice

US President Donald Trump has directed the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to examine the so-called China's intellectual property practices, despite worries about potential harms to China-US trade ties."Ambassador Lighthizer, you are empowered...

14-Aug-2017 Aden

17 Yemeni civilians killed in roadside bomb blast

Yemeni civilians were killed and seven others injured in a roadside bomb blast in the country's southern province of al-Dhalea on Monday, a police official told media.The blast occurred in Qatabah district of al-Dhalea province when civilian vehicles running...

14-Aug-2017 London

Yang Jiayu wins China's second gold, Felix wins 11th world title

Yang Jiayu won the women's 20km race walk to earn China their second gold medal at the IAAF World Championships while American Allyson Felix took her 11th world career gold medal.Usain Bolt, who suffered a shock injury in the men's 4x100m relay, stole the...

14-Aug-2017 Kandy (Sri Lanka)

India thrash Sri Lanka in 3rd Test, sweep series

India thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs on the third day of the third and final Test match to sweep the series 3-0 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Monday.Chasing the first innings deficit of 352 runs after being asked to...

14-Aug-2017 Kabul

25 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 25 Taliban militants were killed and 10 wounded as fighting for the control of Mirza Olang district in Afghanistan continued on Monday, an official said."Some strategic areas have been re-taken in Mirza Olang and mop-up operations backed by air...

14-Aug-2017 New York

New blood test may improve cancer treatment

Stanford University scientists have developed a new type of low-cost blood test that has the potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread.The test requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA...

14-Aug-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan army chief hoists largest flag in Wagah Border

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General QamarJaved Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag at Wagah Border on the eve of the country's 70th independence anniversary, the media reported on Monday.The flag, made entirely in Pakistan, was hoisted on a 400-feet...

13-Aug-2017 Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

17 killed in Burkina Faso attack

Seventeen persons have been killed and eight wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso here, the government said.Witnesses were quoted as saying that three gunmen on Sunday opened fire on customers seated outside a hotel and...

13-Aug-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi forces kill 12 IS militants

Iraqi forces on Sunday killed 12 Islamic State militants in Iraq's province of Salahudin after fierce clashes, security sources said.The clashes erupted before dawn when dozens of IS militants attacked the military bases after heavy mortar barrage and machine...

13-Aug-2017 London

Portugal's Ines Henriques breaks women's 50km race walk world record

Portugal's Ines Henriques won the inaugural women's 50km race walk world title in style, setting a world record of four hours five minutes and 56 seconds on the final day of the London World Athletics Championships here on Sunday.Henriques broke her old mark of...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

53 killed, one lakh displaced in Nepal floods

At least 53 people were killed and as many as 100,000 displaced in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal, officials said on Sunday.Search and rescue operations were underway in several parts of the Himalayan nation. According...

13-Aug-2017 Kandy

India dominate day 2 of Third Test against Sri Lanka

India dominated the proceedings on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka skittling out the hosts in their first innings for 135 runs after posting a mammoth 487 and then restricting them to 19/1 post-imposition of follow-on at the Pallekele...

13-Aug-2017 San Francisco

Google rolls out anti-phishing mechanisms for iPhone Gmail app

Google has rolled out its anti-phishing mechanisms for the Gmail app for iPhone users that will warn you about potential phishing attacks when you click on a shady link.Google said the new feature will take nearly two weeks before it is available everywhere.According...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

40 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

Floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains have killed 40 persons in Nepal, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday.At least 36 persons have been reported missing in the low-lying areas, over 20 injured and thousands of families have been displaced...

13-Aug-2017 London

Sad endings for Bolt, Farah at World Athletics Championships

The World Athletics Championships just can't stop popping up surprises even as Jamaican great Usain Bolt and local hero Mohamed Farah bid farewell to their respective careers amid tears and defeat.In the last race of his career, Bolt limped off the track...

12-Aug-2017 Washington

3 Dead, 20 injured after supremacist march in Virginia

The white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia has left three people dead and more than 20 injured from incidents that included a car slamming into a group of people and a helicopter crash.The person who died when a car smashed into the crowd,...

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