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Brexit, climate change on Johnson's UNGA agenda
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Brexit, climate change and instability in the Middle East will be on the agenda when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets other world leaders on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York next week.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Megan Fox backs son's choice to wear dresses
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox is doing her best to teach her son to be confident "no matter what anyone else says", after the six-year-old was laughed at by his classmates for wearing dresses.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rare anti-govt protests take place in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) Rare anti-government protests broke out across Egypt against President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, demanding his resignation, media reports said on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Carolina Marin enters China Open final
Changzhou (China), Sep 21 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion shuttler Carolina Marin on Saturday advanced to the final of the China Open after securing a hard-fought win over Japan's Sayaka Takahashi.
2019-09-21
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Storming of Area 51 to 'see aliens' fails to materialise
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Fears that thousands of people could storm Area 51 "to see aliens" were unfounded, with just several dozen arriving at the secretive US military base in the state of Nevada, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google Chrome brings in better customisation, tab grouping
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Google rolled out the Chrome 77 update for Android, Windows, Linux, and iOS platforms earlier this month, and now the company has announced the latest update to the browser, bringing in new features for tab management and theming.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook to soon shut down group stories feature
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Facebook has announced it will soon shut down its group stories feature which allows administrators and members of the social media's groups to post videos and photos that disappear within 24 hours, media reported on Saturday.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rihanna's fans furious after Chris Brown flirts with her
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) American singer-songwriter Chris Brown's comment on his former girlfriend and singer Rihanna's recent photograph has many of her fans fuming.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Masakadza breaks T20I record in his final int'l game
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza broke a T20I record in his final international game against Afghanistan in the ongoing tri-series also involving Bangladesh.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Google attains 'quantum supremacy' with chip of the future
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Google has reportedly built a quantum computer that is way ahead than world's top supercomputers in calculation - solving tasks in nearly three minutes that would otherwise take current supercomputers 10,000 years to achieve.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pak cleric arrested for molesting minor student
Rawalpindi, Sep 21 (IANS) A Pakistani cleric has been arrested on the charge of sexually molesting a minor madrasa student in Rawalpindi, police said.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Trump doesn't foresee China trade deal before 2020
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he does not foresee a "complete" trade agreement with China before the 2020 presidential election.
2019-09-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cuban UN diplomats return home after US expulsion
Havana, Sep 21 (IANS) Two members of the Cuban delegation to the UN, who were expelled by the US earlier, have returned to Havana along with their families, state-media reported.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Faf du Plessis set to miss flight to India
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) With the Test series set to get underway from October 2, Faf du Plessis has left for India as he will join the South African squad for the longest format. But sadly, he is set to miss the connecting flight to India from Dubai due to a delay from British Airways.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Modi, Mongolian Prez unveil Buddha statue in Ulaanbaatar
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Friday jointly unveiled through video conferencing a statue of the Buddha and his two disciples installed at the historic Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, said the Ministry of External Affairs.
2019-09-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Heavy rains lash Houston ahead of Modi visit
Houston (Texas), Sep 20 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Houston ahead of the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event on Sunday that will see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address a crowd of over 50,000 people, and also be attended by US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Italy for migrant redistribution, repatriation mechanism
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) A European Union migrant redistribution mechanism could abet human trafficking in the absence of one to repatriate failed asylum-seekers, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Italy set to join European military intervention force
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy announced it plans to join a European military force that will react rapidly to crises near the continent's borders - a sign of the new left-leaning government's warmer ties with the European Union.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Apple unveils renovated Fifth Avenue flagship store
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Apples Fifth Avenue 'Cube' retail store in New York City has reopened its doors after a massive remodelling project.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
YouTube making changes to its verification programme
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) YouTube is working to overhaul its verification programme amid a controversy over the content it pushes to its users.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Journey to retake what was unfinished in Rio has begun well: Vinesh
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat on Friday said that her journey to finish what she started in Rio has got off to a good start with the bronze at the World Championships. Vinesh won a bronze at the World's and sealed a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in her 53kg category. This will be the second time that she will be appearing at the Olympics.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports
Saudi Arabia looks at post-oil age; ties with India growing in importance (Comment by Saudi ambassador H.E. Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Sati)
This September 23 marks the 89th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. The glorious history of our nation was made by the sacrifices of our founder King and his successors who transformed our great country into a regional leader and global economic power.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Those who can't smoke don't turn into food addicts
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Smokers who quit or abstain for whatever reason do not generally turn their gaze towards mouth-watering food as normally thought. According to researchers from University at Buffalo, smoking abstinence doesn't greatly affect the motivation for food.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amazon to buy 100,000 e-vehicles as Part of Climate Pledge
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Committing to net-zero carbon by 2040 and 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, retail giant Amazon has ordered 100,000 fully-electric delivery vehicles from Rivian, the largest order ever for electric delivery vehicles.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
YouTuber pays compensation after girl dies copying her
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) A Chinese influencer has agreed to pay compensation to the families of two girls - after one died in what her family says was an attempt to copy a viral video.
2019-09-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Radhika Apte thrilled about International Emmy nomination
Nominations for the 2019 International Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Israel,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Bezos pledges to meet Paris Agreement 10 years early
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to tackle climate change, tech giant Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos and Global Optimism have announced 'The Climate Pledge' which is essentially a commitment to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement 10 years early.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
1 killed in Washington D.C. shooting (2nd Lead)
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place about 3 km from the White House here, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Not selling WhatsApp or Instagram: Mark Zuckerberg
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker's call to break his company, saying he's not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi to convey India's vision via unprecedented level of diplomacy at UN
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of ministers will swoop through the United Nations next week in a whirlwind of unprecedented high global diplomacy, as he will articulate his vision of India's place in the world, said India's Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Imran expected to meet Trump in NY on Sep 23
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on September 23, hours after he arrives in the city for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, diplomatic sources said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Australia, Pacific students launch global climate change protests
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands of students in Australia and South Pacific island nations staged protests on Friday calling for urgent action on climate change ahead of the UN climate summit.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
1 killed, 5 injured in Washington D.C. shooting
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place about 3 km away from the White House here, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
They may stoop low, we soar high: Akbaruddin on countering Pak
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) "They may stoop low, we soar high," will be New Delhi's strategy to counter Pakistan's propaganda at the UN General Assembly's high-level meetings next week, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
India gifts Gandhi Solar Park to power UN with green electricity
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN headquarters will be powered with green electricity when the Gandhi Solar Park gifted by India comes online on September 24 symbolising New Delhi's commitment to fighting climate change.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
1 killed, 5 injured in Washington shooting
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting in the US capital of Washington D.C., authorities said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italy welcomes forthcoming conference on Libya in Berlin
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday hailed the international conference on war-wracked Libya that Germany will host in Berlin next month, calling it "an important step towards an agreement on a ceasefire".
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
EU must fund migrant repatriations, says Italian President
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union should shoulder the cost of sending back migrants to the bloc and needs "an automatic redistribution mechanism" to ease the burden on arrival states, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Unesco chief condemns Pakistani TV reporter's murder
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture and education organisation (Unesco) chief Audrey Azoulay has called for an investigation into the killing of television journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan's Punjab province last month.
2019-09-19
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak fails to move resolution on Kashmir at UNHRC meet
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) In another setback in its attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the global level, Pakistan could not file any resolution on the issue at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meeting here.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions'
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres may use the opportunity of the General Assembly discussions to raise the Kashmir issue, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 9 people were killed in an attack suspected to have been carried out by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Over 20,000 flood victims trapped in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
UK court extends Nirav Modi's custody till Oct 17
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A UK court extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till October 17, in connection with the Punjab National Bank fraud case, he on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Satwik-Chirag bow out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament after suffering a straight-game loss to Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Alec Baldwin, wife expecting baby 5 months after miscarriage
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood veteran actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria are expecting another baby, five months after a devastating miscarriage.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ed Joyce appointed head coach of Ireland women's team
Dublin, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Ireland cricketer Ed Joyce has been appointed as the head coach of country's women national team for the next two years.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
Instagram restricts cosmetic surgery, weight-loss promoting posts
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to restrict people under age 18 from viewing posts from celebrity influencers that promote cosmetic surgery and various weight-loss products.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aniston was told to lose 30 pounds for 'Friends' role
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston was forced to drop 30 pounds (14kg) in order to land her career launching role on "Friends".
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Musk shares pictures of SpaceX's new Starship prototypes
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has posted two new pictures on Twitter showing the latest construction updates for the Starship rocket prototype that is being built at SpaceXs Boca Chica, Texas facility.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology