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Soybean oil diet may trigger genetic changes in brain
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Widely consumed soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but may also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression, report researchers from University of California Riverside, including one of Indian origin.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel launches cybersecurity social network 'Cybernet'
Jerusalem, Jan 17 (IANS) Israel has launched a cybersecurity social network to share cyber-attacks information in order to protect companies and other organisations, the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) has announced.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Technology
Apple along with its employees donated $100mn in 2019
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Apple has revealed that 21,000 of its employees donated $42 million, combined with the companys 1-for-1 donation match and $25 match per volunteer hour, making a total of $100 million to causes in 2019.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
John Cena says acting career not transition from wrestling
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Wrestler-actor John Cena is not finished with wrestling despite his blossoming acting career.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mariah Carey, Steve Miller joining songwriters Hall of Fame
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Names like Mariah Carey, the Isley Brothers, Eurythmics, the Neptunes, Steve Miller, Rick Nowels and Motown great William "Mickey" Stevenson are among the 2020 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reese Witherspoon gets another surprise delivery from Beyonce
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has surprised actress Reese Witherspoon with another huge gift.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prajnesh fails to qualify for Australian Open main draw
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Friday failed to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open men's singles event after losing in straight sets to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the final round of the qualifiers.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'Saudi-Iran military conflict would be disastrous for Pak'
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a military conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would be "disastrous" for Islamabad and it was for this reason that his government is making efforts to defuse regional tensions, a media report said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: Qureshi
Washington/Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that US must remain engaged in Afghanistan's reconstruction even if it succeeds in withdrawing troops and ending its longest war, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China confirms 2nd death from new coronavirus
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China has confirmed a second death due to a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan city, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Man U agree to fee for Young with Inter Milan
Manchester, Jan 17 (IANS) Senior Manchester United footballer Ashley Young is all set to join Italian side Inter Milan for a reported 1.28 million pound (1.5 million euros) fee, which United have agreed for the defender.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UK rapist's 30-yr jail term may be extended
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The 30-year jail term for the UK's most prolific serial rapist, who has been convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, could be extended after his sentencing was referred to the Court of Appeal for being "unduly lenient".
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
7 countries launch Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Egypt
Cairo, Jan 16 (IANS) Seven countries on Thursday adopted an institutional framework to create the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum to be based here, a media report said.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Egypt,Business/Economy,Politics
3rd Test: Stokes-Pope stand steers Eng to 224/4 vs SA
Port Elizabeth, Jan 16 (IANS) An unbeaten 76-run stand between Ben Stokes (38 batting) and Ollie Pope (39 batting) saw England end Day 1 of the third Test against South Africa at 224/4 at the St George's Park here on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Putin signs decree to appoint tax ex-chief as new Russian PM
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree to appoint former Russian Federal Tax Service head Mikhail Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, a day after the resignation of the previous government.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Sindhu crashes out of Indonesia Masters
Jakarta, Jan 16 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Sayaka Takahashia in a tight second-round clash to bow out of the Indonesia Masters badminton meet here on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
PewDiePie posts last YouTube video before taking break
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie has posted one last video before taking a well-earned break.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Air pollution from oil, gas production sites visible from space
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, as researchers have seen a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Google Play Store stops showing notifications for updated apps
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Google Play Store has now stopped showing notifications for updated apps. This came to light in the end of 2019 when users started noticing that the Play Store was sending fewer notifications.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Huawei looks to self-driving cars, inspired by Tesla
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is currently making a big push towards the 5G industry, but it is also reportedly planning to assist in building self-driving cars, news portal GizmoChaina reported on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, China,Technology
Embarrassed by Twitter spats, Pak Army removes spokesperson Ghafoor
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Embarrassed by its spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor's frequent Twitter spats and gaffes, the Pakistan Army on Thursday replaced him with Major General Babar Iftikhar.
2020-01-16
Category: International, India,Politics
Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Duchess Meghan Markle offered job by adult site
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has been offered a job by an adult website called YouPorn.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka Chopra reveals why she wanted to date Nick Jonas
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has revealed what moved her to date American pop singer Nick Jonas.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bose to close retail stores in N. America, Europe, Aus, Japan
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Bose Corporation, which mostly sells audio equipment, is shutting all its 119 retail stores worldwide across Australia, North America, Europe, and Japan as its other products "are increasingly purchased online". Hundreds of staffers will be laid off as a result.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US House formally sends chargesheet against Trump to Senate (3rd Ld)
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Bearing the impeachment documents, the seven prosecutors appointed by the US House of Representatives marched ceremoniously across the nation's Capitol to the Senate and delivered the documents for the trial of President Donald Trump, ending weeks of a standoff between the Democrats and Republicans.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Prince Harry on 1st royal duty since talks with Queen
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Prince Harry will on Thursday carry out his first public engagement since the emergency talks with the Queen regarding the Sussexes' future following their announcement to step back as full-time royals.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Margot Robbie shares her struggle with 'imposter syndrome'
London, Jan 16 (IANS) "Bombshell" actress Margot Robbie has said that she still finds it hard not to doubt herself even though she's one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has said that the US President "knew exactly what was going on" regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Freddie Mercury's 'trick' that helped him win over Live Aid crowd
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has heaped praise on Queen's late lead vocalist Freddie Mercury for winning over the crowd at Live Aid with a simple "trick".
2020-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Ruffalo took five weeks off to gain 30 pounds
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Mark Ruffalo is playing twins in "I Know This Much Is True" for which he had to take five weeks off to gain 30 pounds.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky no more
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) WWE Hall of Fame and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson is no more. He was 75.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sanders supports Cardi B's bid to enter politics
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B's bid to make it as a politician has received backing from the US Senator Bernie Sanders.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
N.Korean daily slams US over unpaid contribution to UN
Pyongyang/Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) A North Korean newspaper on Thursday slammed the US over its unpaid contribution to the UN, calling the move a "politically motivated attempt to control the world body".
2020-01-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Microsoft launches Edge browser on Windows and macOS
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft has officially announced the launch of the first "stable" version of its new Edge Chromium browser for both the Mac and Windows platforms.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Aus tourism industry suffers $690mn loss from bushfires
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis has cost the nation's tourism industry A$1 billion ($690 million), official data revealed on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sindhu sole Indian in 2nd round of Indonesia Masters
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu was the only Indian who managed to get through to the second round of the Indonesia Masters on Wednesday in what tuned out to be a disappointing day for shuttlers from the country.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
One game ban for Real's Valverde following Super Cup red card
Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Real Madrid's Uruguayan midfielder Fede Valverde has been slapped with a one-game ban for his sending off in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. He will miss next weekend's La Liga game at home against Sevilla.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Putin pitches major constitutional changes, names new PM (2nd Lead)
Moscow, Jan 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed shifting major powers from the presidency to the State Duma, the lower house of the country's Parliament, including to choose the country's Prime Minister and other ministers.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Speaker Pelosi names 'prosecutors' for Trump's Senate trial
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday appointed seven Democrats to act as prosecutors in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Seven 'managers' for Trump impeachment trial named
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday unveiled the seven lawmakers who will prosecute the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in the Senate.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
China informs UNSC members it will raise Indo-Pak issue
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) China has informed the members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that it will raise the India-Pakistan issue during a closed door session on Wednesday, according to diplomatic sources.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
Sindhu wins, Saina out in 1st round of Indonesia Masters
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) PV Sindhu on Wednesday beat Japan's Aya Chori to progress to the second round of the ongoing Indonesia Masters. The reigning world champion came from one game down and won the match 14-21, 21-15, 21-11 in Jakarta.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Pak top brass terms Indian army's threats irresponsible
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Pakistan Armys top brass rejected the Indian army chiefs recent statements on Pakistan as irresponsible, warning they (India) could undermine regional peace.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to come with 15W charger: Report
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone 'Galaxy Z Flip' on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now the device has made its way to Chinas 3C certification database, revealing it is coming with a 15W charger in the box.
2020-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
One in five mid range phone will support 5G in 2020
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Chinese local research agencies suggests that 20 per cent of all mid range smartphones will support 5G, thanks to the expansion of the network in the country.
2020-01-15
Category: International, China,Technology
US grant patents for Chinese firms saw fastest growth in 2019
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) A report has shown that the total number of US grant patents for Chinese mainland companies increased by 34 per cent in 2019, the strongest growth among major economies.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United States,Technology
Germany investigates ex EU diplomat suspected of spying
Berlin, Jan 15 (IANS) The German federal prosecutor's office has ordered raids on properties across Germany and Brussels in connection to an investigation involving three suspects accused of spying for China, a spokesman told Efe on Wednesday.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Germany,Politics
2020 Olympics and Paralympics ticket designs unveiled
Tokyo, Jan 15 (IANS) The designs of the tickets for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled on Wednesday by the organizers, using four traditional Japanese colours.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Top Turkey court lifts Wikipedia ban
Istanbul, Jan 15 (IANS) Turkey's two-and-a-half year block on access to digital encyclopedia Wikipedia has been overturned by the country's Constitutional Court, which has published a detailed ruling on Wednesday in the Official Gazette.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics