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Sindhu, Srikanth enter semi-finals of Swiss Open badminton
Basel, March 5 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Friday stormed into the women's and men's singles semi-finals, respectively, of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton here.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Biden appoints 2 Indian-Americans as policy advisors
New York, March 5 (IANS) A day after US President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants for advising him on domestic policies.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Lana Del Rey 'didn't feel like singing' after Amy Winehouse's death
London, March 5 (IANS) Amy Winehouse's death in February 2011 had a big impact on a lot of people including singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey, who recently opened about being devastated upon hearing the news. Winehouse died owing to alcohol poisoning.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Paris Hilton 'shocked' by Sarah Silverman's apology
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton has revealed that she was "shocked" after actress-comedian Sarah Silverman apologised for making fun of her in 2007, at the MTV VMAs.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Selfish Love' sees DJ Snake, Selena Gomez collaborate for second time
Paris, March 5 (IANS) French music producer DJ Snake has collaborated with pop star Selena Gomez for a new bilingual single titled "Selfish Love".
2021-03-05
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Travis Barker gushes about 'great mom' Kourtney Kardashian
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Musician Travis Barker couldn't stop raving about girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian on actress Drew Barrymore's popular chat show.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Drew Barrymore opens up on hero-worshipping Ralph Macchio
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Talking movies with actor Ralph Macchio, actress Drew Barrymore was heard saying that although she grew up playing one of the leads of "Charlie's Angels", she was not attached to the franchise in the way he was with "The Karate Kid".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
How Priyanka Chopra inspired Nick Jonas' single 'This Is Heaven'
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas has revealed that his latest single, This Is Heaven, was about how he felt after he reunited with wife, actress Priyanka Chopra, when she returned from Germany post her shooting for the upcoming film in The Matrix franchise.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Speed of expression offers vital visual cues: Study
London, March 5 (IANS) The speed at which we produce facial expressions plays an important role in our ability to recognise emotions in others, a new study suggests.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
What happens when we get stuck in a puzzle
New York, March 5 (IANS) When we fail to solve a puzzle and start all over again, this indicates that our brain is recognising that our current strategy is not working and we need a new way to solve the problem, says a news study.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Adele's divorce finalised
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Singer Adele has finalised her divorce with Simon Konecki. The couple separated two years ago.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TikTok makes it easier for creators to connect with fans
San Francisco, March 5 (IANS) Chinese short-video making app TikTok has officially launched a new question and answer feature that gives viewers and creators new ways to connect.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hollywood friends show support to Meghan Markle
London, March 5 (IANS) Celebrity friends have come out in support of former actress Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, amid bullying claims by royal aides at Buckingham Palace.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nepal PM Oli faces no-confidence motion by his own party
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) The rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka 'Prachanda' on Friday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli from the post latest by Sunday or get ready to face a no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
New way to halt excessive inflammation
London, March 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new way to 'put the brakes' on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New way to halt excessive inflammation
London, March 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new way to 'put the brakes' on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
4th T20I: Finch, spinners help Aus level series 2-2
Wellington, March 5 (IANS) Captain Aaron Finch's unbeaten 79 and a brilliant effort from the spinners helped Australia beat New Zealand by 50 runs in the 4th T20I at the Westpac Stadium on Friday. Finch led Australia to 156/6 after which New Zealand were bowled out for a meagre 106 runs in 18.5 overs.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Megan Thee Stallion extends help to blizzard-hit Houston
Houston, March 5 (IANS) Grammy nominated musician Megan Thee Stallion is helping her native town Houston get back to its feet, following the devastation due to heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures across the state of Texas, caused by the winter storm Uri last month.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
17% of food available at consumer level is wasted: UN study
Nairobi, March 5 (IANS) An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17 per cent of the total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, according to new UN research.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
'WHO recommended vaping ban could be counterproductive'
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Millions of vapers across Asia could feel forced to return to smoking if a proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and other smokeless products is passed by lawmakers, Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
OPPO becomes no. 1 smartphone brand in China
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) OPPO has risen through the ranks to become the number one smartphone brand in China for the first time in January 2021, a new report said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, China,Technology
'A Quiet Place Part II' to release on May 31
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker John Krasinski took to Twitter to announce that the sequel to his 2018 hit, A Quiet Place, will release on May 31. The film stars Krasinskis wife Emily Blunt, and also brings back the actor-director in flashback sequences.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The Sopranos' star Edie Falco to play Hillary Clinton
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Three-time Emmy award winning actress Edie Falco, of "The Sopranos" fame, will play former US First Lady Hillary Clinton in the upcoming series, "Impeachment: American Crime Story".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Southee handed one demerit point for showing dissent
Wellington, March 5 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third T20I against Australia in Wellington. Southee was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pope Francis to begin 1st-ever Iraq visit
Vatican City, March 5 (IANS) Pope Francis is set to embark on the first ever papal visit to Iraq on Friday, despite the raging coronavirus pandemic and security concerns in the Middle Eastern country, it was reported on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion
14 dead in Afghanistan avalanche
Kabul, March 5 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed following a major avalanche in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Apple may launch iPad Mini Pro soon
San Francisco, March 5 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working on "iPad Mini Pro" and could come as soon as "in the second half of the year."
2021-03-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Imran to seek confidence vote after shocking defeat (News Analysis)
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) After witnessing the shocking defeat of a ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate in this week's Senate polls, Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought a vote of confidence from Parliament on Saturday, which is being seen a symbolic move to ensure his standing as the country's premier.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Auckland lowers Covid restriction level
Auckland, March 5 (IANS) Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, will lower its Covid-19 restriction level to Alert Level 2 on Sunday after a week of citywide lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
90 dead in Afghanistan in 24 hrs
Kabul, March 5 (IANS) At least 90 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pak approves emergency use of Sinopharm vax
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday approved the emergency use of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for people over 60 years of age, a statement by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US to deepen ties with India, sees China as global rival
New Delhi, March 5: A new US Interim National Security Guidance paper has castigated China as "increasingly assertive" while adding that Washington will deepen its partnership with India.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
India, B'desh must boost people to people contact and focus on small local issues across border
New Delhi, March 5: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka, a Bangladeshi think-tank has flagged practical grassroots projects to advance the special relationship. Prime Minister Modi's visit is part of celebrations marking 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Space launch from UK soil in 'next few years'
London, March 5 (IANS) The British government on Friday said that it has taken a "giant leap" to propel the development of commercial spaceflight technologies, from traditional rockets to high-altitude balloons and spaceplanes, with launches potentially taking place within the next few years.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
UNICEF renews commitment with BTS' LoveMyself campaign
Seoul/New York, March 5 (IANS) UNICEF officially tweeted on Friday that they will renew commitment with the #BTSLoveMyself campaign championed by the Korean superpop band BTS. The band had started this campaign with UNICEF a few years back.
2021-03-05
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Tsunami warning for Aus island after NZ quake
Canberra, March 5 (IANS) A tsunami warning was issued for Australia' Norfolk Island on Friday, following three massive earthquakes that struck New Zealands North Island.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Aus urged to set-up quarantine system for int'l students
Canberra, March 5 (IANS) The International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) on Friday urged the federal government to set-up a dedicated hotel quarantine system for international students.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Australia,Education,Politics
Cambodia further postpones 13th ASEM Summit
Phnom Penh, March 5 (IANS) Cambodia, host of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit, has decided to further postpone it to the last quarter of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
High life satisfaction linked to better overall health
Toronto, March 5 (IANS) Higher life satisfaction is associated with better physical, psychological and behavioural health, say researchers.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Kim Jong-un urges work improvement
Seoul, March 5 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has urged officials across the country to improve work of the city and county party committees, the state-media reported on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung announces rugged smartphone 'Galaxy XCover 5'
Seoul, March 5 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has unveiled its latest rugged smartphone Galaxy XCover 5, a rugged yet sophisticated device designed to handle demanding jobs while meeting the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce.
2021-03-05
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
NASA awards key contract for Mars sample return
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Taking a step closer to realising its ambitious sample return programme after the touchdown of the Mars Perseverance rover, NASA has awarded a key contract to Northrop Grumman Systems of Elkton, Maryland.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Smoking cessation drug may treat Parkinson's in women
New York, March 5 (IANS) A smoking cessation drug -- cytisine -- may help treat Parkinson's disease or stop its progression in women, say researchers, including an Indian-origin.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NZ downgrades tsunami threat after 3 quakes
Wellington, March 5 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Friday downgraded a tsunami warning and
2021-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
145 illegal migrants voluntarily deported from Libya
Tripoli, March 5 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it has deported 145 illegal migrants voluntarily from Libya to their home country Mali.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Democrats reintroduce American Dream & Promise Act
Washington, March 5 (IANS) House Democrats have reintroduced the American Dream and Promise Act, which will enable US-raised immigrant youth known as "Dreamers" to earn lawful permanent residence and citizenship, according to an official statement.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vee Tech, Sona Group join Canada's UHN on wearable research
Toronto, March 5 (IANS) Technology services firm Vee Technologies and Sona Group of educational institutions have signed an agreement with Toronto-based University Health Network (UHN) to develop smart fabric-based wearables.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine,Education
US weekly jobless claims rise to 745,000
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Initial jobless claims in the US increased to 745,000 last week, indicating stalled recovery in the labour market, the Labour Department reported.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics