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12-May-2021 London

I may not play in remainder of IPL 2021: Ben Stokes

England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday said that he and other England players may not be able to join their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises on resumption of the T20 tournament.The IPL 2021 was postponed due to Covid-19 cases inside the tournament...

12-May-2021 New Delhi/New York

Noted science writer explains why Coronavirus is 'lab-made'

Noted science writer Nicholas Wade, who has worked with some of the world's most distinguished science magazines and journals, penned an exhaustive article last week  explaining why Coronavirus has all the hallmarks of being engineered in a laboratory.Wade...

12-May-2021 Cairo

5 killed, 16 wounded in car crash in southern Egypt

At least five people were killed and 16 wounded on Wednesday in a crash involved a minibus and a private car at Sohag desert road in southern Egypt, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website.Initial investigations said the high speed of the bus...

12-May-2021 Geneva

India's coronavirus variant spread to 44 countries: WHO

The Indian coronavirus variant (B1617), which has now been declared a "variant of global concern" has spread to 44 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.The B1617 variant, first identified in India in October, has been detected in over...

11-May-2021 Moscow

11 killed in Russia school shooting

At least 11 people were killed and 32 others injured on Tuesday in a shooting incident at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that a suspect has been arrested.The incident took place at the school No. 175 in Kazan located in...

11-May-2021 Jakarta

7 killed in Indonesia landslides

Seven people were killed, nine others injured and one person was still missing in landslides at a gold mining site in Indonesia's West Sumatra province, the national agency for disaster management's spokesman Raditya Jati said on Tuesday.Quoting a report from...

11-May-2021 New York

New vaccine blocks Covid-19, variants, other Coronaviruses

US researchers have developed a potential new vaccine, which has proven effective against the original SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2 as well as its UK, South Africa and Brazil variants and related bat Coronaviruses that could potentially cause the next pandemic.The...

11-May-2021 Geneva

WHO declares Indian Covid variant 'of concern'

The Indian Coronavirus variant, known as B1617, has been declared as a "variant of global concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO), the media reported.The B1617 variant was, till now, deemed a 'variant of interest' by the WHO.The global health body,...

11-May-2021 Los Angeles

Katy Perry unfazed by Luke Bryan's criticism of her leg hair

Pop star Katy Perry is unfazed by Luke Bryans jibe at her leg hair. The mother of one has shared a video on Instagram Story, of country music star Bryan trolling her about leg hair.In the video, Bryan is seen telling Perry what she looks like on the set...

10-May-2021 London

Scientists develop coronavirus protocols to quickly spot mutants

A worldwide network of scientists has isolated functional units of the SARS-CoV-2 proteins in such a way that their structure, function and interactions can now be characterised by researchers the world over and develop protocols to quickly spot mutations...

10-May-2021 Los Angeles

Natalie Martinez: Chadwick Boseman was epitome of a gentleman

Actress Natalie Martinez, who has worked with late actor Chadwick Boseman in the film "Message From The King", says he always made her comfortable during the shoots."He was the epitome of a gentleman. Every time I was with him I'd get so happy cause he was so...

09-May-2021 Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish GP after intense pitstop strategy battle

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes secured victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday after an intense pitstop strategy battle with Red Bull's Max Verstappen.This was Hamilton's third win this season and 98th of his career.Sitting on pole position for the 100th time...

09-May-2021 Washington

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter completes first one-way trip

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has added many firsts to its kitty. After becoming the first to test power flight on another world and to capture the colour image of the Martian surface, the mini helicopter has now completed its fifth flight with a first short...

09-May-2021 New York

Covid jabs won't raise immunity in organ transplant patients: Study

Patients, who had organ transplants, remain vulnerable to Covid-19 infections even after a second vaccine dose, finds a study that urges people who are immunocompromised to strictly adhere to wearing masks, and maintain physical distancing, even after vaccination.The...

09-May-2021 London

Ibuprofen safe, doesn't raise Covid death risk : Study

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, is safe and does not lead to higher rates of death or severe disease in patients hospitalised with Covid-19, according to a new observational study of more than 72,000 people in the UK.NSAIDs are common...

09-May-2021 Sanaa

44 killed in 'bloody' battles in Yemen's Marib

At least 44 people were killed in "bloody" battles between the Yemeni government forces and the Houthi rebels in the oil-rich province of Marib, an official has confirmed."Houthi fighters carried out large-scale military operations from different directions...

09-May-2021 New York

Why some patients test positive for Covid long after recovery

Some virus RNA can be reverse transcribed and inserted into the human genome, finds a new study, which may explain why some people who had already recovered from Covid-19 would sometimes inexplicably test positive on a PCR test weeks or even months later.Researchers...

09-May-2021 Madrid

Aryna Sabalenka beats world No.1 Ashleigh Barty bags Madrid Open

Aryna Sabalenka turned the tables on world No.1 Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open title.Two weeks ago, Barty came from a set down to defeat Sabalenka in the final of the WTA event in Stuttgart, and it looked as if history would repeat itself when the Australian...

09-May-2021 Seoul

S Korea to clamp down on cryptocurrency phishing activity

South Korea said on Sunday it will strengthen its monitoring system against cryptocurrency-related phishing websites by working with the National Police Agency amid recent surges in prices of virtual money.The ICT ministry said there have recently been increasing...

09-May-2021 Islamabad

7 kids killed in Pak water tank collapse

Seven children were killed when a water tank made of bricks and cement collapsed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, rescue officials said.The children aged between four and 12 years were playing near the tank in Mohmand district when the walls collapsed...

09-May-2021 Los Angeles

I am very warm and gentle with my children : Angelina Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie said that she makes sure to always be very warm and gentle when it comes to her kids.She added that this is something that she has learnt from her late mother Marcheline Bertrand, reports femalefirst.co.uk.In an interview with Australia's...

08-May-2021 Kabul

Kabul: 25 killed, 52 injured in explosion near school

At least 25 people were killed after an explosion near a school in the western part of Kabul, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.As many as 52 injured were taken to different hospitals following the blast, according to the Interior Ministry's...

08-May-2021 New York

Exercise linked to improvement in Covid symptoms recovery

Patients with lasting symptoms of Covid-19 who completed a six-week, supervised rehabilitation programme demonstrated significant improvements in exercise capacity, respiratory symptoms, fatigue and cognition, say researchers, including one of Indian origin.The...

08-May-2021 Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton secures 100th career F1 pole in Spain

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen to secure his 100th career Formula One pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday.Hamilton has long held the record after beating Michael Schumacher's 68 career pole positions, while he still...

08-May-2021 London

Mild Covid very unlikely to cause lasting heart damage: Study

Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, a new study suggests.The researchers, including Thomas Treibel from the University College London (UCL), said that the findings should reassure the...

08-May-2021 Jeddah

Pak Army Chief assures all out support towards Saudi security

Pakistans Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Islamabads all out support and commitment towards the security of the Kingdom.The assurance came during a meeting of the Crown Prince...

08-May-2021 Islamabad

Pak receives 1st consignment of AstraZeneca vax

Pakistan on Saturday received its first consignment of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as the country of 220 million scrambles to secure more supplies amid a third wave of the pandemic. The first shipment of over 1.2 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca...

08-May-2021 London

Double-mutant variant shows enhanced host cell entry, immune evasion

Double-mutant variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS-CoV-2 -- B.1.617 -- that has emerged in India, entered certain types of lung and intestine cells with slightly increased efficiency compared with the original wild-type strain, say researchers. The researchers,...

08-May-2021 Kabul

78 killed in Afghan flash floods

At least 78 people have died in Afghanistan due to heavy rainfall and flash floods in the past week, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Saturday. Thirty people have been wounded and another 32 are still missing, ANDMA spokesman...

08-May-2021 Washington

Immediate global ivermectin use can end pandemic: Scientists

A peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end Covid-19 pandemic, as the medicine significantly reduces the risk of contracting the deadly respiratory disease when used regularly. The common antiparasitic ivermectin is being touted...

08-May-2021 Madrid

Bopanna-Shapovalov lose in quarters of Madrid Open

Germany's Alexander Zverev and compatriot Tim Puetz beat India's Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 to enter the doubles semi-finals at the Madrid Open here. While the Bopanna-Shapovalov pair hit five aces compared to three from Puetz...

08-May-2021 Moscow

Russia to cooperate with China on production of Sputnik V vaccine

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the past weeks, according to statements published on...

07-May-2021 Geneva

WHO validates China's Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use.The move paves the way for the Sinopharm vaccine to be rolled out globally."This afternoon, the WHO gave emergency use listing to...

07-May-2021 New York

Covid may affect blood vessels, heart health of young adults

Coronavirus infection can likely have a long-term impact on blood vessels and heart health in young and healthy people, even with mild symptoms, according to a study.The finding showed that increased stiffness of arteries was found in young adults, which may impact...

07-May-2021 New York

Pfizer vaccine linked to fewer asymptomatic infection

The two-dose regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines reduced asymptomatic infection, finds a study.The study, led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital showed that vaccination reduced the risk of asymptomatic infections by 72 per cent.Overall vaccinations...

07-May-2021 San Francisco

Google is turning on two-factor authentication by default

To secure users from online security threats, Google is reportedly enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on Google accounts by default for users.Users who have set up 2FA will be asked to confirm the right person is signing in to an account by tapping...

07-May-2021 Johannesburg

Novavax Covid vaccine effective against South African variant

A Covid-19 vaccine developed by the US-based biotechnology company Novavax has been found effective against Coronavirus' B1351 variant, first identified in South Africa, results of a trial have shown.The Phase 2b randomised, observer-blinded, placebo-controlled...

07-May-2021 Los Angeles

Eva Mendes thought her face looked 'weird'

Actress Eva Mendes has talked about her past insecurities saying although she used to be convinced her features were "odd", she wishes nowadays that she still looks the way she used to.Mendes shared a photograph from the film "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" and...

07-May-2021 Los Angeles

Kristin Cavallari to launch beauty line

Actress Kristin Cavallari will soon start her own line of beauty products called Uncommon Beauty."I live a very clean lifestyle. Everything I'm putting in my body is clean. I want to make sure everything I'm putting on my body is just as clean. So we decided,...

06-May-2021 Ottawa

Canada sending medical supplies to India

With the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic having devastating impacts in India, Canada has announced that it is sending up to 25,000 vials of Remdesivir and up to 350 ventilators from its National Emergency Strategic Stockpile to help respond to...

06-May-2021 Washington

Moderna's 3rd booster jab effective against Covid variants

A third booster shot of US pharmaceutical Moderna's Covid vaccine can rapidly increase the level of antibodies in previously inoculated people, according to data from its Phase 2 study.The Phase 2 trial showed that antibodies produced by a single 50 mg...

06-May-2021 Los Angeles

Kendall Jenner opens up about her anxiety bouts and panic attacks

Reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner has opened up about her experiences with anxiety, saying that she struggled with heart palpitations and couldn't breathe during such attacks."Two or three years ago I genuinely started having very, very bad panic attacks....

05-May-2021 Brussels

EU medicine regulator starts rolling review of Sinovac Covid vax

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has started a rolling review of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinovac, the latest vaccine candidate hoping to win approval for usage in the bloc.In a press statement on Tuesday, the EMA announced that...

05-May-2021 New York

High-intensity exercise generates more aerosols, aids in Covid spread

High-intensity exercise produces more respiratory aerosols that can be harmful and aid in the transmission of Covid-19, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) device can effectively filter out the aerosols, finds a study.Aerosols are a common component...

05-May-2021 New York

Decoded: How antibodies neutralise Covid infection

US researchers have found how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralise the part of the virus responsible for causing Covid infection.The team from the University of Texas at Austin analysed blood plasma samples...

04-May-2021 New York

3D 'lung-on-a-chip' model to test new therapies for Covid

A team of researchers has designed a 3D "lung-on-a-chip" model that replicates human alveolar lung tissue to test new therapies for Covid-19 and other lung conditions.The model will help study how Covid viral particles travel through airways and impact...

04-May-2021 Mexico City

23 dead in Mexico City underground rail bridge collapse

At least 23 people were killed and 70 others injured after a bridge on an elevated section of the Mexico City underground system partially collapsed as a train was passing over it, according to authorities.In an interview with local TV station on Tuesday,...

04-May-2021 Kabul

12 killed in Afghanistan floods

At least 12 people were killed as heavy rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan's Herat province, the local government said in a statement on Tuesday."Flash floods engulfed vast areas in Adraskan district and neighbouring areas on Monday," Xinhua...

04-May-2021 Moscow

2 killed, 18 injured in Moscow hotel fire

Two people were killed and 18 others injured after a fire broke out at a five-storey hotel building in Moscow, local media reported on Tuesday."Two adults died in the hospital. It was not possible to save them," the TASS news agency reported, citing a source...

04-May-2021 Washington

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 yrs

The mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates, who have emerged as a philanthropy powerhouse with a foundation named after themselves, are divorcing because their 27-year marriage has "irretrievably broken".According to TMZ, a media outlet that is up...

04-May-2021 Los Angeles

World's largest airplane closer to use for space vehicles

In 1941, the US government hired billionaire entrepreneur Howard Hughes to build a massive airplane to take some 700 American soldiers into combat. Hughes' legendary "Spruce Goose" had a wingspan of 97.5 metred.Last week, 80 years later, an even bigger...

03-May-2021 Toronto

Social distancing not enough to cut Covid risk indoors : Study

Are you maintaining a distance of two-metres with your colleagues at work, co-passengers in public transport? You may still be at risk of contracting the Covid infection, says a study.Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the US,...

03-May-2021 Dhaka

B'desh speedboat collision kills 27

At least 27 people were killed, while five others were rescued following a head-on collision between an overcrowded speedboat and a sand-laden bulk carrier in Bangladesh's Padma River on Monday.The accident took place at 7 a.m., while the speedboat was...

03-May-2021 San Diego

2 dead, 23 injured after vessel overturns off San Diego coast

Two people were killed and 23 others injured after a vessel overturned off the coast of the US city of San Diego, authorities said.Multiple agencies including San Diego Lifeguards rescued 25 people from the water, said the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department...

02-May-2021 New York

Covid oral pill could be ready by year-end : Pfizer CEO

US-based pharmaceutical major Pfizer's Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said that the company's Covid-19 oral antiviral pill, which is in early-stage trials, could be ready by the end of the year, the media reported.According to CNBC, the company, which...

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