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25-Sep-2020 Sydney

Aus researchers to begin human trials of DNA Covid-19 vaccine

A research team led by the University of Sydney in Australia will start human trials of a Covid-19 DNA vaccine, the varsity announced on Friday.The gene-based vaccine, developed by Australian biotech company Technovalia and its international vaccine partner...

24-Sep-2020 Dubai

Have to stand in front and take the brunt of it : Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday admitted that his mistakes on the field led to a 97-run defeat against Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Kohli dropped two easy catches of Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul in...

24-Sep-2020 London

YouTube expands fact-check on video searches to Europe

Google-owned YouTube on Thursday said it would expand its fact-checking feature to Europe in a bid to fight misinformation related to polls and the pandemic.According to a CNBC report, the fact-checking feature, already launched in the US, Brazil and India, will...

24-Sep-2020 Toronto

Common diabetes drug linked to low risk of major heart issues

Drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a lower risk of major heart problems in patients with type 2 diabetes than dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, say, researchers.According to the study, published in...

23-Sep-2020 Abu Dhabi

Elegant Rohit Sharma back in the groove with masterful 54-ball 80

Mumbai Indians' (MI) captain Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday back to his lazy elegance with a masterful 80 off 54 balls that helped his team to a competitive 195/5 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here.Rohit's innings was punctuated by three fours...

23-Sep-2020 Abu Dhabi

It was all about being ruthless : Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, on Wednesday, returned to his usual, elegant self with a masterful innings to lead Mumbai Indians to a 49-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Rohit scored 80 off 54 as MI scored 195/5. In reply, KKR managed...

23-Sep-2020 Abu Dhabi

Was a pretty rusty day : Dinesh Karthik

After Kolkata Knight Riders lost their opening IPL encounter against Mumbai Indians by 49 runs here on Wednesday, skipper Dinesh Karthik said that rustiness was the reason behind the defeat."I think we had areas to do well with bat and ball. I think it was...

23-Sep-2020 Sharjah

Record 33 sixes hit in CSK vs RR clash in Sharjah

A total of 33 sixes were hit during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals which the Steve Smith-led side won at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.This was the same number of sixes hit during an IPL match...

23-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

Liv Tyler quits '9-1-1: Lone Star'

Actress Liv Tyler will not be returning in the second season of her drama series, 9-1-1: Lone Star, reportedly due to uncertainty regarding international travel owing to the ongoing pandemic.Tyler is the original female lead actor of "9-1-1: Lone Star" with...

23-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

'Supergirl' to end with season six next year

The Melissa Benoist-starrer superhero series, Supergirl, will conclude with its sixth season, which is expected to premiere in 2021."I'm so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have...

22-Sep-2020 Sharjah

Have worked hard on fitness, power hitting : Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson said that he has worked hard on his power-hitting in recent months. Samson played a starring role in Rajasthan Royals' 16-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday, smashing 74 off 32 balls as RR scored a mammoth 216/7."My game plan is stand...

22-Sep-2020 Wellington

Smokers increasingly trying e-cigarettes to quit: Study

Researchers have found that people who smoke are increasingly using e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking.The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that between 2016 and 2018 the level of awareness, as well...

22-Sep-2020 New York

Researchers find potential drug for dangerous enterovirus

ome good news in the search for antiviral drugs for hard-to-treat diseases as researchers have identified a potential new drug candidate against enterovirus 71, a common cause of hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and young children.The compound is...

22-Sep-2020 Washington

NASA shares $28bn plan to return humans to Moon in 2024

NASA has shared an update on its Artemis programme, including the latest plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024 at a cost of nearly $28 billion.However, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, meeting the...

22-Sep-2020 Jakarta

2 killed, 20 injured in Jakarta floods

At least two people were killed, 20 others injured and one person reported as missing after flash floods and landslides lashed the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, disaster agency officials said on Tuesday.Due to torrential rains...

22-Sep-2020 Dubai

Have learnt a lot from Virat bhaiya: Devdutt Padikkal

Left-handed batsman Devdutt Padikkal, who played an instrumental role in Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their opening game of this year's edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has stated that he has learnt a lot...

21-Sep-2020 Dubai

Yujvendra Chahal changed the game for us : Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli lauded his teammates for keeping their composure as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in their opening encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Monday."Last year we were on...

21-Sep-2020 Beijing

Chinese researchers develop neural system for brain-machine interface

Chinese researchers have developed a neural signal analysis system with memristor arrays, paving the way for high-efficiency brain-machine interfaces.Brain-machine interfaces are promising tools for rehabilitation medicine and medical electronics.Most conventional...

21-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

Emmys 2020: Zendaya makes history

Actress Zendaya has made history by becoming the youngest actress to win an Emmy in the Drama Lead Actress category.She won the trophy for her role in "Euphoria". The 24-year-old overcame a strong group of nominees -- Jennifer Aniston ("The Morning Show"), "Killing...

20-Sep-2020 Dubai

It's a weird game, says Marcus Stoinis after stellar all-round show

Marcus Stoinis did it with the bat and the ball for Delhi Capitals in their dramatic win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. Stoinis smashed 53 off 21 balls to drag DC to 157/8 and when KXIP needed one to win off the last three...

20-Sep-2020 Dubai

Delhi Capitals clinch a Super Over thriller against Kings XI Punjab

After being pushed to the brink, the Delhi Capitals (DC) held their nerve to edge out the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in a heart-stopping Super Over decider to open their IPL campaign on a positive note here on Sunday.After the 20-over-per innings match was tied...

20-Sep-2020 Dubai

Staying indoors was difficult but gave time to strategise : KL Rahul

Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul chose to bowl first after winning the toss against Delhi Capitals on Sunday and said that he doesn't really know what to expect from the pitch at the Dubai International Stadium."Fresh wicket, don't really know what to expect....

20-Sep-2020 Dubai

Bubble life is very challenging : David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner is one of the players who traded one bio-bubble for another when he came to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Indian Premier League (IPL).Warner as part of the Australian team that toured England for three ODIs...

19-Sep-2020 Abu Dhabi

Many positives but plenty of areas to improve : Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all smiles after his team beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.CSK were clinical with both bat and ball but Dhoni feels...

19-Sep-2020 Abu Dhabi

Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis 50s give CSK winning start in IPL

Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu's master class helped three-time champions Chennai Super Kings beat arch-rivals and reigning champions Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here...

19-Sep-2020 Abu Dhabi

We practiced in Chennai also which really helped : Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu's 48-ball 72 helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season opener on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Rayudu came in when CSK were 6/2 at the start of the...

19-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

I was always an introvert : Dave Bautista

Hollywood star Dave Bautista says he was a shy and introvert kid.Bautista was a wrestler before Hollywood beckoned, and he says he now loves acting."I love it, it's my passion. It's different type of training, but for sure I put in a lot of passion into it absolutely....

19-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

Cardi B says she is 'not hurt' after filing for divorce from Offset

Rapper Cardi B says she has not shed tears since filing for divorce from rapper Offset.Cardi B had filed for divorce from husband Offset at an Atlanta courthouse on Tuesday, citing the marriage is "irretrievably broken" and "there are no prospects for a reconciliation".Talking...

18-Sep-2020 London

Stroke scans can reveal Covid-19 infection: Study

Researchers have found that Covid-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.The findings published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, have important implications in the management of patients presenting with suspected stroke...

18-Sep-2020 Beijing

Bacterial outbreak infects thousands in China amid Covid-19

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities has confirmed recently.The Brucellosis outbreak was caused by a leak at a bio-pharmaceutical company last...

18-Sep-2020 Tokyo

UV light kills Covid-19 virus without harming people: Study

In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the Covid-19 virus.Other studies involving 222 nm UVC, also known...

18-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt get flirty during virtual reunion

Former Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt got flirty while reading out a raunchy scene, when they got together for a virtual reading out session.The couple, who got divorced in 2005, united for a live reading of the 1982 film "Fast Times At Ridgemont...

17-Sep-2020 Washington

First possible 'survivor' planet found orbiting white dwarf star

Using data from NASA missions, an international team of astronomers has found what may be the first intact planet orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40 per cent larger than Earth.The Jupiter-size object, called WD 1856 b, is...

17-Sep-2020 London

Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain: Study

Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Stroke, reaffirmed a link between smoking and subarachnoid...

16-Sep-2020 New York

Katie Holmes' new beau 'can't get enough' of her

Actress Katie Holmes reportedly texts her rumoured boyfriend, chef Emilio Vitolo Jr., all day long and he cannot get enough of her attention.The actress has been spotted with the chef in New York, and now a source says the two have been talking almost non-stop,...

16-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

Hayley Atwell is a maple syrup fan

Actress Hayley Atwell simply loves maple syrup.Talking about one food that she can have for the rest of her life, the actress said: "That's really hard! I love maple syrup. I would say I prefer it all day. I just feel like it's very versatile go better with...

16-Sep-2020 Beijing

Chinese Covid vax could be ready by Nov: Top scientist

The general population in China may start getting access to locally manufactured Covid-19 vaccines from November or December, according to a top scientist from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).During a programme telecast by state...

16-Sep-2020 San Francisco

Amazon launches 'Luxury Stores' for fashion, beauty brands

In an attempt to bring high-end brands to its e-commerce platform, Amazon has launched what it calls Luxury Stores for both established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands.Amazon has already roped in fashion house Oscar de la Renta as its first...

15-Sep-2020 Sydney

Turmeric supplement effective in osteoarthritis knee pain: Study

An extract of Curcuma longa (CL) or turmeric has been found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, say researchers.Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people...

14-Sep-2020 San Francisco

Around 19 killed, 3.2 mln acres burned in California wildfires

There have been at least 19 people killed in the past month, 3.2 million acres (about 12,950 square km) burned, and 4,000 structures destroyed in the fires across the US state of California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection...

14-Sep-2020 Dubai

Easy to follow when you have a captain like Kohli : AB de Villiers

Senior Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman AB de Villiers has heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying the skipper sets the example by leading from the front which makes it very easy for the players in the team to follow.RCB would be eyeing their first IPL...

13-Sep-2020 New York

New coronavirus seen up close in graphic details inside lungs

A team of researchers in the US has published striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells in the respiratory airways that are very graphic in nature.In a laboratory setting, the researchers at University of North Carolina School of Medicine inoculated...

13-Sep-2020 Kathmandu

9 killed, 22 missing in Nepal landslides

At least nine people were killed and 22 reported missing in two separate landslides in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday, a senior official said."Nine dead bodies have been recovered from the landslides while search operations are undergoing to...

13-Sep-2020 Los Angeles

Sunny Leone's afternoon date with hubby Daniel

Actress Sunny Leone spent her afternoon date with her husband Daniel Weber.Sunny took to Instagram, where she posted a picture with her husband. In the image, Daniel is seen wearing black t-shirt, baseball cap and a mask and Sunny is seen posing with him dressed...

11-Sep-2020 Bogota

7 killed in Colombia protests against police brutality

At least seven people were killed in violent protests against police brutality in Colombia's capital Bogota, the police said.The protests were triggered after the death of a man at the hands of police on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency.Lawyer Javier Ordonez,...

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