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25-Feb-2021 San Francisco

YouTube announces supervised content, more parental control

Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube has unveiled a new feature that would help parents to control what their kids watch on the platform by enabling different content settings on the platform.The new feature will give parents the ability to choose from Explore,...

24-Feb-2021 Toronto

Fat cells may influence how body reacts to heart failure

Limiting the amount of fat the body releases into the bloodstream from fat cells during heart failure could help improve outcomes for patients, say researchers.The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology, found that mice with heart failure that...

22-Feb-2021 Christchurch (New Zealand)

Devon Conway's 99 not out helps New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs

New Zealand on Monday beat Australia by 53 runs in the 1st T20I at the Hagley Oval to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 99 to help New Zealand to 184/5 after which Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult and Tim Southee dismantled...

21-Feb-2021 Melbourne

Clinical Novak Djokovic clinches 9th Australian Open crown

Serbia's Novak Djokovic on Sunday dismantled Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win a record-extending ninth Australian Open title at the Rod Laver Arena. The win moves world No 1 Djokovic, 33, within two of Swiss great Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael...

21-Feb-2021 New York

New technology enables predictive design of engineered human cells

Researchers have developed a design-driven process that uses parts from a very different kind of toolkit to build complex genetic circuits for cellular engineering.According to the researchers, one of the most exciting frontiers in medicine is the use of living...

21-Feb-2021 Budva (Montonegro)

Sanamacha, Vinka win gold at Adriatic Pearl boxing tournament

Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) and Vinka (60kg) won gold at the 30th Adriatic Pearl boxing tournament in Budva, Montonegro on Sunday. Their wins have taken India's tally at the tournament to three gold medals.While Sanamacha beat compatriot Raj Sahiba, Vinka beat Kiper...

20-Feb-2021 Sydney

Asthmatics no higher risk of dying from Covid: Study

Asthma may not increase the risk of severe illness or death from Covid-19, a new study suggests.The review of studies on 587,000 people showed that people with asthma had a 14 per cent lower risk of getting Covid-19 and were significantly less likely to be...

20-Feb-2021 Toronto

Eating more refined grains increase CVD, death risk : Study

Consuming a high number of refined grains -- such as croissants and white bread -- is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, a new study suggests.The study found that having more than seven servings of refined grains per...

20-Feb-2021 Washington

NASA rover sends 1st colour images of Mars, a selfie too

NASAs Perseverance rover has sent some stunning photos of the Red Planet, including a high-resolution colour selfie taken during its landing.The selfie is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on February...

19-Feb-2021 Los Angeles

Miranda Kerr finds work-life balance as parent a tough deal

Model Miranda Kerr is a mother of three, and she finds it tough maintaining a work-life balance as a parent. Kerr has a 10-year-old son Flynn with actor, former-husband Orlando Bloom, besides two-year-old son Hart and toddler Myles with businessman Evan Spiegel....

18-Feb-2021 Washington

How will NASA's newest rover look for sign of past life on Mars?

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, which is slated to touch down in Jezero Crater at around 3.55 p.m. EST on Thursday (2.25 a.m. Friday India time) is tasked with searching for telltale signs that microbial life may have lived on Mars billions of years ago.It...

17-Feb-2021 Johannesburg

Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket, shifts focus to T20s

Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket, thus ending a nine-year career that started in November 2012. He clarified he is not retiring from ODI cricket yet and focussing on T20s. du Plessis said that...

15-Feb-2021 Los Angeles

Lily James plans to move to LA to avoid kissing controversy

Actress Lily James is reportedly planning to shift to Los Angeles, to escape the kissing controversy that happened with actor Dominic West.Lily was photographed looking romantic with married actor Dominic West while holidaying in Rome. According to thesun.co.uk,...

13-Feb-2021 Los Angeles

'Captain Marvel 2' casts Zawe Ashton as villain

Actress Zawe Ashton has been roped in to play the villain in Captain Marvel 2. She will fight it out with Brie Larsons Carol Danvers, or Captain Marvel.Nia DaCosta is directing the film, which will be a follow-up to the 2019 blockbuster Captain Marvel. Megan...

13-Feb-2021 San Francisco

FB working on smartwatch with social, fitness focus

Facebook is reportedly working on a smartwatch that will focus on messaging and health features. Wearers will be able to send messages with Facebook services like Messenger and WhatsApp, and it will work with a cellular connection without a tethered smartphone,...

12-Feb-2021 Dubai

World Para Athletics GP: 2 golds among India's 5 medals on Day 2

Indian para-athletes continued their good show at the 12th Fazza International World Para Athletics Grand Prix winning five medals, including two golds, on the second day of the competitions.Para-athlete Simran got closer to her Paralympic dream as she clinched...

12-Feb-2021 Islamabad

3 killed in Lahore mosque collapse

Three people were killed and 10 others injured when the dome of an under-construction mosque collapsed in Lahore, local media reported. About 25 labourers were working at the mosque when the dome collapsed on Thursday, Xinhua news agency. The injured people...

12-Feb-2021 London

Air pollution kills 64,000 people a year in England:Report

Around 64,000 deaths a year in England are linked to air pollution, with disadvantaged communities hit the most, a new British parliamentary report revealed on Thursday. Published by the House of Commons (lower house of the British parliament) Environment,...

12-Feb-2021 Los Angeles

Chloe Grace Moretz relies on exercise for mental clarity

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz says she relies on exercise to keep her mind, body and soul in check. The 24-year-old actress admitted there was a time when she lost sight of how important regular exercise is."A few years ago, I lost sight of how important exercising...

11-Feb-2021 Sao Paulo

Lung ultrasound may help predict Covid patient outcomes

Lung ultrasound, considered a simple method for diagnosing lung disease, can also help predict the clinical progression of severe Covid-19 patients, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Annals of Intensive Care, showed that the higher...

10-Feb-2021 Los Angeles

Jennifer Lopez-Owen Wilson rom-com 'Marry Me' pushed to next year

The romantic comedy Marry Me, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, has been pushed off the 2021 release calendar.The film, originally slated for a release on May 14 this year, has now been scheduled for February 11, 2022, reports The Hollywood Reporter.The...

08-Feb-2021 Brasilia

Brazil's Covid-19 cases top 9.5 million

One of the hardest-hit countries in the world, Brazil's overall Covid-19 caseload has surged to 9,524,640 after 26,845 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours the Ministry of Health said.Brazil's caseload is the third highest in the...

08-Feb-2021 Washington

Ex-US Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100

George Shultz, who served as US Secretary of State in the Ronald Reagan administration and helped steer the Cold War to a peaceful end, has passed away at the age of 100. His passing was announced on Sunday by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University,...

08-Feb-2021 Paris

France registers 19,715 new Covid cases, 171 deaths

France on Sunday registered 19,715 new Covid-19 cases, down from 20,586 reported a day before, official data showed. The country now counts 3,337,048 people who have caught the flu-like disease, of whom 78,965 have died, after reporting a single-day toll of...

08-Feb-2021 London

UK records another 15,845 Covid cases, 373 deaths

Another 15,845 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,945,680, according to official figures released on Sunday. The country also reported another 373 coronavirus-related deaths....

07-Feb-2021 Male (Maldives)

Alia Bhatt's hot bikini photos from Maldives sets internet on fire

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt set the internet on fire on Sunday morning with beautiful photographs of herself in a bikini posing on a beach here in the Maldives.The actress is currently vacationing in the Maldives with her sister Shaheen Bhatt, close friend and...

06-Feb-2021 Monaco

Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record ratified

Lemlem Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record of 4:01.57 seconds, set last year, has been ratified, World Athletics announced on Saturday.The Ethiopian middle-distance runner clocked her record-breaking time at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in...

05-Feb-2021 Los Angeles

Emma Corrin, Harry Styles co-star in 'My Policeman'

Actress Emma Corrin will star opposite singer-actor Harry Styles in upcoming romantic drama, My Policeman.Michael Grandage directs the screen adaptation of the Bethan Robert novel of the same name, based on an adapted screenplay by Ron Nyswaner, reports hollywoodreporter.com.Styles...

04-Feb-2021 Abu Dhabi

Chris Gayle scores 22-ball 84 in Abu Dhabi T10

Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle scored a 12-ball half century to make his presence felt in the ongoing edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 league.The 41-year-old played a brilliant knock of 22-ball 84, which was studded with six 4s and nine 6s, to steer Team...

03-Feb-2021 New York

US vaccination drive reveals racial disparity: Media

A racial gap has appeared in the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the United States, with African Americans lagging behind in terms of receiving jabs, according to a recent analysis by a media outlet.The study showed that in the 17 sample states and two sample...

03-Feb-2021 Los Angeles

Nick Jonas wants to have 'many' kids with Priyanka Chopra

American pop star Nick Jonas said he plans to have a big family with his wife, actress Priyanka Chopra. He also describes Priyanka as the most important piece of the puzzle in his life. "It's going to be a beautiful journey, and I hope for many, or whatever that...

02-Feb-2021 New York

New York declares emergency following massive snowstorm

New York has declared a state of emergency after a massive snowstorm hit the state, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.The emergency was declared on Monday for New York City, Long Island and seven counties in Hudson Valley, reports Xinhua news agency.In...

01-Feb-2021 Suva

1 dead, 5 missing in Fiji due to tropical cyclone Ana

One person was killed and five others were reported missing in Fiji as tropical cyclone Ana battered the South Pacific island nation.According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) on Monday, a 49-year-old man drowned on January 29, while five people, including...

01-Feb-2021 Mogadishu

5 killed in Mogadishu suicide bombing outside hotel

At least five people were killed and several others injured in a suicide car bombing outside a hotel frequented by government officials in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, police said.The attack started at 5 p.m. on Sunday when a car packed with explosives...

30-Jan-2021 Kabul

8 Afghan soldiers dead in car bombing

Eight Afghan soldiers were killed as a car bomb went off next to a military base in Nangarhar province on Saturday, according to authorities."The terrorists detonated an explosive-laden military vehicle in Gandumak area of Shirzad district today morning killing...

29-Jan-2021 Los Angeles

Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner spend some pool time together

Reality TV personalities and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner took time off to relax in the pool. The picture Kourtney posted on Instagram have, no surprises, gone viral.In the image, Kendall and Kourtney sit at the poolside with their backs towards...

29-Jan-2021 Los Angeles

'Leggy lass' Salma Hayek posts stunning #tbt

Hollywood diva Salma Hayek has shared a stunning picture flaunting toned legs on social media.Salma posted the monochrome picture on Instagram. In the image, she is seen sitting on a chair dressed in a black mesh crop top paired with a fitted short skirt. To complete...

28-Jan-2021 Los Angeles

'I'm hoping I haven't done my best work': Nicole Kidman

After over three decades in films, actress Nicole Kidman feels she still has a lot to do and hopes her best is yet to come."I'm hoping I haven't done my best work. I'm hoping I get to experience more extraordinary creative alliances and times with people,"...

27-Jan-2021 London

Lauren Goodger hits back at trolls claiming her baby bump is fake

Actress Lauren Goodger, who recently announced her pregnancy, lashed out at cyber bullies who said that her baby bump was fake.The 34-year-old actor is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Dury, and is three-months-pregnant. She has said that she...

27-Jan-2021 London

This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk

Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team researched...

27-Jan-2021 London

Lauren Goodger hits back at trolls claiming her baby bump is fake

Actress Lauren Goodger, who recently announced her pregnancy, lashed out at cyber bullies who said that her baby bump was fake.The 34-year-old actor is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Dury, and is three-months-pregnant. She has said that she...

27-Jan-2021 London

This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk

Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team researched...

26-Jan-2021 Los Angeles

I'll probably be in therapy for the rest of my life : Dakota Johnson

Actress Dakota Johnson has been vocal about seeking therapy in the past. Now, she says she will likely be in counselling for the rest of her life."I've been so lucky to be surrounded by people who have encouraged me to go deeper into myself," Dakota said during...

26-Jan-2021 Sydney

Chris Hemsworth shoots 'Thor: Love And Thunder' in home turf Australia

Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has started shooting for the superhero adventure, Thor: Love And Thunder in his home turf Australia, and he was greeted with a traditional ‘Welcome to Country ceremony. Hemsworth, who is most popular for his superhero avatar of Thor,...

25-Jan-2021 Galle

Joe Root now 4th highest Test run-getter for England

England skipper Joe Root has gone past Kevin Pietersen and David Gower to become the fourth-highest run-getter for his country in Test cricket.On Sunday, Root played a 186-run knock, with the help of 18 boundaries, during England's first innings in the second...

24-Jan-2021 Santiago

Two earthquakes jolt Chile

Two earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Chile's Magallanes and Antarctica region, with no reported casualties or damages, but authorities issued a tsunami warning after the first temblor.According to the National Seismological Centre...

22-Jan-2021 Los Angeles

Salma Hayek talks of her 'wild wild waist'

Hollywood star Salma Hayek has shared a throwback picture from the premiere of her 1999 film Wild Wild West, and had a witty quip on her waist to go with the image.Salma posted a throwback picture on Instagram. In the image she sports a hot pink corset that accentuates...

22-Jan-2021 Kiev

15 dead in Ukraine nursing home fire

At least 15 people were killed and five others injured in a fire at a private nursing home in Kharkiv, Ukraine, authorities said.According to the press service of Ukrainian State Service for Emergencies, the fire broke out at 3.03 p.m. on Thursday and quickly...

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