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24-Nov-2020 Moscow

Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine claimed to be 95% effective

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been found to be more than 95 per cent effective against Covid-19 in the second interim analysis of Phase 3 clinical trial data, its developers said on Tuesday.The analysis was based on data from volunteers obtained 42 days after...

24-Nov-2020 London

Drinking cocoa can make you smarter: Study

Researchers have revealed that increased consumption of flavanols - a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables - can increase your mental agility.Flavanols, a sub-group of plant flavonoids, are present in cocoa, grapes, apples, tea, berries...

24-Nov-2020 Jerusalem

Green Mediterranean diet better for heart health: Study

A green Mediterranean diet, containing even more plant matter and very little red meat or poultry, maybe even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version -- at least in men, say researchers.The Mediterranean diet, rich in...

24-Nov-2020 Beijing

Xi Jinping calls for closer China-Ethiopia cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to work with his Ethiopian counterpart Sahle-Work Zewde to enhance China-Africa and the Belt and Road cooperation, so as to bring more benefits to both countries and peoples.Xi made the remarks in an exchange of...

23-Nov-2020 Singapore

I want to help build MMA in India : Ritu Phogat

India's star athlete and ONE Championship fighter Ritu Phogat has stated just like Khabib Nurmagemenov brought Mixed Martial Arts to Russia, she also wants to help MMA get exposure in India."Just like how Khabib Nurmagemenov brought MMA to Russia, I want to...

23-Nov-2020 Bangkok

Thailand extends Covid-19 emergency rule until mid-Jan

Thailand on Monday announced the extension of the emergency rule imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic from December until mid-January 2021 aimed at the curbing the further spread of the virus.The Cabinet of Ministers earlier on Monday approved a proposal from...

23-Nov-2020 London

Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk of bone fractures: Study

Compared with people who ate meat, vegans with lower calcium and protein intakes (on average) had a 43 per cent higher risk of fractures anywhere in the body, researchers have warned.According to the findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, vegetarians...

23-Nov-2020 Sydney

Don't blame us for news businesses revenue decline: Google

As Australia debates the draft News Media Bargaining Code that would govern the relationship between news businesses and digital platforms, Google on Monday said that making it responsible for decline in revenue of news publishers would amount to barking...

23-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Stacey Solomon's beau Joe Swash is feeling 'broody'

Joe Swash, former actor and beau of singer Stacey Solomon, has his wish list for their future though he is not too sure his better half agrees."I'd like to add one more to our brood. It wouldn't hurt. But it's not all my decision. Stacey's got to be on board...

22-Nov-2020 Berlin

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to cost govts $25-$37 per dose: CEO

Governments seeking to purchase Moderna's potential Covid-19 vaccine may have to shell out $25 and $37 per dose, depending on the size of the order, the company's CEO  Stephane Bancel told German weekly 'Welt am Sonntag' (WamS).Bancel said that the price he...

22-Nov-2020 New York

Regeneron's Covid drug given to Trump clears emergency use in US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use approval to the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals antibody treatment which was given to President Donald  Trump after he was diagnosed with Covid-19.The emergency use authorisation is for the...

22-Nov-2020 Washington

NASA-ESA launch mission to monitor rising global sea level

The US space agency along with the European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched a satellite to monitor rising global sea level. The joint US-European satellite built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space...

21-Nov-2020 Kabul

6 dead, over 25 injured in Kabul rocket attacks

At least six people were killed and more than 25 injured after 14 rockets hit different parts of Kabul following two IED explosions in the Afghan capital, officials said. Of the five victims, four were killed in the rockets attacks and one in of the two...

19-Nov-2020 New York

Study reveals how smoking worsens Covid infection airways

Researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in the airways of the lungs.The study, published in the journal Cell Stem...

19-Nov-2020 Washington

Scientists solve 16-year-old Blue Ring Nebula mystery

After studying the mysterious Blue Ring Nebula with multiple Earth- and space-based telescopes for 16 years, scientists may have finally discovered what led to its formation.The nebula -- a cloud of gas in space -- is likely composed of debris from two stars...

19-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Google Pay becomes an all-encompassing money app

Google has introduced several features in its Pay feature for both Android and iOS users which have been first rolled out in the US.The new Google Pay app is designed around relationships with people and businesses."It helps you save money and gives you insights...

19-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Jane Seymour upset over not getting to play 25-year-old on screen

Actress Jane Seymour was upset when someone played her young version of her character recently.Seymour was upset about her younger version being enacted by another actress in the series "Glow & Darkness"."They told me that only I was going to play myself...

18-Nov-2020 San Francisco

YouTube introduces audio ads for brands to expand reach

In a bid to help marketers and creators further grow brand awareness on its platform, YouTube has introduced audio ads -- its first ad format designed to connect brands with  audiences in engaged and ambient listening.Audio ads, currently in beta,...

18-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

My mental health story was twisted into so many things : Selena Gomez

Singer Selena Gomez says her mental health story was twisted a lot, which made her angry. In an interview with her mother Mandy Teefey for the newsletter The Newsette,  Selena opened up about going public with her mental health struggles, reports eonline.com."For...

17-Nov-2020 London

Dominic Thiem surprises Rafael Nadal at ATP Finals

Dominic Thiem defeated Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) in a gruelling encounter of the ATP Finals at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.The world No.3 overcame the Spaniard, ranked one place above him on the ATP rankings, in the first set, a tie-breaker, in 72 minutes...

17-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Naomi Watts on balancing act as a mom

Actress Naomi Watts says self-care is an important part of her life, which helps her be the best version of a mother to her kids.Naomi is a mother to Kai, 11, and Sasha, 13. In an interview to Hamptons magazine, the actress opened up about acing the job as a...

17-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris delivers first speech on US economy: Full transcript

On Monday afternoon, America's first ever Indian and Black American Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered her first prepared remarks on the coronavirus - battered US economy. Harris spoke after meetings with industry leaders and took the stage ahead...

17-Nov-2020 New York

'More people may die': Joe Biden talks tough on Trump obstruction

US President-elect Joe Biden warned Monday of terrible loss of human lives if the Donald Trump administration continues to stonewall on a smooth transition of power.Biden warned that if his team risks being "behind, over a month, month and a half" if Trump...

16-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Jodie Comer defends her boyfriend

Actress Jodie Comer has opened up about the claim that her boyfriend backed Donald Trump, saying that she knows the reality and that is enough for her.In an interview with Porter Magazine, the actress opened up about the false information that came out concerning...

16-Nov-2020 New York

Diabetes drug can treat and reverse heart failure: Study

Empagliflozin, a recently developed diabetes drug, can effectively treat and reverse heart failure in both diabetics and non-diabetics, say researchers.The clinical trial, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that this medication can...

16-Nov-2020 Male (Maldives)

Kajal Aggarwal, hubby go deep sea diving on honeymoon in Maldives

Actress Kajal Aggarwal went deep sea diving with husband Gautam Kitchlu during their honeymoon in Maldives.Kajal posted a couple of pictures on Instagram. While in one she is swimming underwater all by herself, in the other the actress is swimming with Gautam."Be...

16-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

This year showed us what mattered, what didn't : Jennifer Lopez

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says 2020, which saw the world fighting against Covid-19, turned out to be one that showed people what mattered the most to them.On Sunday, Lopez was named The People's Icon Of 2020 at People's Choice Awards."Man, 2020 was no joke right?...

15-Nov-2020 Mexico City

Mexico's Covid-19 cases surpass 1mn, death toll nearly 100k

Mexico reported 5,860 new Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour period, which increased the overall infection tally to 1,003,253, the Health Ministry said.In the same period, 635 new fatalities were reported on Saturday, which took the death toll to 98,259 in Mexico,...

15-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Stallone joins The Suicide Squad, confirms director James Gunn

Action icon Sylvester Stallone has joined the cast of The Suicide Squad confirmed filmmaker James Gunn.Gunn posted a picture on Instagram, where he is posing with Stallone. The two are looking at the camera and smiling."Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone...

15-Nov-2020 Wuhan

China finds Covid-19 virus on imported frozen beef samples

Authorities in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, found that three frozen beef samples tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, local health authorities have said.The batch of products dispersed in 1,006 boxes, weighing 27 tonne, were imported from...

15-Nov-2020 Ottawa

Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 2.90 lakh

Canada reported 3,041 new cases of Covid-19 Saturday noon, bringing the total up to 2,90,596 cases, including 10,888 deaths, according to media reports.Ontario reported 1,581 new cases on Saturday, marking another new record in daily-reported infections in...

15-Nov-2020 London

UK reports another 26,860 coronavirus cases, 462 deaths

Another 26,860 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 13,44,356, according to official figures released on Saturday.The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 462 to 51,766,...

15-Nov-2020 Moscow

Russia reports one-day high of 22,702 new Covid-19 cases

Russia has confirmed a record number of 22,702 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 19,03,253, the country's Covid-19 response centre said in a statement Saturday.Meanwhile, 391 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to ...

14-Nov-2020 Dhaka

Bangladesh cleric Shafi was 'killed' by Jamaat, claims kin

Revealing a rift in the Hefazat-e-Islam, which terms itself as Bangladesh's largest "non-political" Islamist group, its Joint Secretary General, Mainuddin Ruhi, on Saturday said that an "illegal" council meeting has been convened to implement the agenda of the...

13-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Facebook CEO says Joe Biden is next US President

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the first Big Tech CEO to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president of the US, at a time when Donald Trump has refused to accept his defeat and is fighting a legal battle.The Facebook CEO told employees in a...

13-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Amber Heard dismisses reports of getting fired from Aquaman 2

Actress Amber Heard has refuted rumours about her not returning in the second part of hit superhero film, Aquaman, saying that she is looking forward to filming the project. After the news of Johnny Depp's ouster from his role in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise,...

13-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Patrick Dempsey opens up on returning to 'Grey's Anatomy'

Actor Patrick Dempsey joined back the hit medical drama Greys Anatomy for a cameo. He says it was special and enjoyable.Dempsey's popular character Derek Shepherd, who died in an April 2015 episode, made a return in Season 17 of the show. He appeared in a...

13-Nov-2020 New York

'Nervous, uninformed quality': Barack Obama on Rahul Gandhi

Former US president Barack Obama's new book 'A Promised Land' lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi's "nervous, uninformed quality" while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi, according to a book review Thursday in the New...

13-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Taika Waititi: I'm probably the best actor

Filmmaker Taika Waititi feels he is a great actor, and that is why he likes to take up acting jobs as well. Asked about the making of "Jojo Rabbit" being spread over six years, and his role in the film, Waititi said: "I wrote the script, and then I went off and...

12-Nov-2020 Male (Maldives)

Kajal Aggarwal's underwater honeymoon capers

Actress Kajal Aggarwal has been spending time under water with husband Gautam Kitchlu on their honeymoon in Maldives, and on Thursday posted a few snapshots of the romantic adventure.In one image she posted without caption, Kajal shares a mushy moment with her...

12-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Kaley Cuoco recalls filming sex scenes with ex Johnny Galecki

Actress Kaley Cuoco found filming sex scenes with former boyfriend, actor Johnny Galecki, a tricky affair.During an appearance on the podcast "Armchair Expert", Cuoco shared that she began dating Galecki at the start of the hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory",...

12-Nov-2020 New York

'Smell, taste changes an early indication of Covid community spread'

An international team of researchers has revealed that self-reports of smell and taste changes provide earlier markers of the spread of infection of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, also observed a decline...

11-Nov-2020 Washington

NASA gets review board's nod for Mars sample return project

An independent review report has indicated that NASA is now ready to undertake its Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign to bring pristine samples from the red planet to Earth for scientific study.The US space agency established the MSR Independent Review Board...

11-Nov-2020 Corsier-Sur-Vevey (Switzerland)

Wrestling 'Individual WC' to be organised in lieu of 2020 World C'ships

 The United World Wrestling has decided to organise an 'Individual World Cup' as a substitute event for the 'World Championships which could not be hosted this year due to Covid-19 pandemic.In a media release, UWW said that national federations had been given...

11-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Nick Jonas reveals what kept 'me and Pri' busy during lockdown

Pop star Nick Jonas loved spending lockdown with wife, actress Priyanka Chopra, and the outcome is it has led them to starting a family business.Nick also gushed about his infant niece Willa Jonas, daughter of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, who was born in...

11-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Jason Momoa was 'starving' and 'couldn't get work' after GoT

Actor Jason Momoa got global fame essaying Khal Drogo in popular series Game Of Thrones, and he says losing the job in 2011 left him in debt. Khal Drogo, the husband of Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, was killed off during the first season finale...

10-Nov-2020 Dubai

Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals, clinch fifth IPL title

Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday cruised to their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final at the Dubai International Stadium. MI have become the first team in nine years to win back-to-back titles after...

10-Nov-2020 Los Angeles

Reese Witherspoon welcomes new puppy into family

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon has welcomed a new member in her family –- a pet dog she has named Minnie Pearl. The new inclusion in the actress's home comes weeks after she her French bulldog Pepper.In an Instagram image Reese posted, her new puppy is seen...

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