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Lam apologises after water cannon sprays mosque entrance
Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam and the police force on Monday apologised to the local Muslim community after a water cannon sprayed the entrance of the city's biggest mosque while dealing with anti-government protesters.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Ghani separately met Pelosi, Esper: Prez Office
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani separately met US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Defence Secretary Mark Esper who arrived here on unannounced visits, the Presidential Office said on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
30 world leaders to attend Naruhito's enthronement
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) Around 30 heads of state and government, among other prominent personalities, will on Tuesday attend the public enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, according to official sources.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Injured Hasan Ali to miss Australia T20Is
Lahore, Oct 21 (IANS) Right-arm Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against Australia due to a back problem.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
EU envoy calls for resumption of US-Taliban talks
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) The European Union (EU) envoy to Afghanistan Roland Kobia has called for the resumption of talks between the US and the Taliban after they were abruptly called off by American President Donald Trump last month due to a bombing in Kabul.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Absence of Google apps hurting Huawei the most: Report
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has confirmed that the US sanctions were hurting it badly, especially the absence of Google's core Android software, Play Store and popular apps like Search and Maps on its devices.
2019-10-21
Category: International, China,Technology
Man Utd ends Liverpool's perfect Premier League run
Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Liverpool had to fight for a point against Manchester United and finally got one thanks to substitute Adam Lallana's late 1-1 equaliser in a Premier League match at Old Trafford stadium.
2019-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Lack of facilities, low pay hurting B'desh cricketers: Shakib
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) After Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh in the one-off Test recently, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) implemented a rule under which every Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team must include at least one leg-spinner in their playing eleven. The BCB even suspended head coaches of two teams for not following the order.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
India-Turkey relations under Erdogan: Back to square one? (Lead correcting para 6, 2nd last para)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Turkey and India, though not the best of friends, have been trying for the past three decades to overcome their differences, and strike a balance in ties, with a little give and take from both sides. But the relation appears to have nosedived of late under the Presidentship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has taken on the mantle of becoming a "global Islamic leader".
2019-10-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Five key aspects of Madrid's defeat to Mallorca
Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Real Madrid were on Sunday handed their first La Liga defeat of the season by Mallorca, which cost the club the top spot after the team's second-string players failed to fill the shoes of the starting members.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
South Africa beat Japan for place in Rugby WC semis
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) South Africa beat hosts Japan 26-3 in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday to set up a semifinal clash with Wales. The Springboks thus inched closer to clinching their third World Cup title following victories in 2007 and 1995.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Bezos' girlfriend Sanchez close to finalising divorce
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos's girlfriend Lauren Sanchez is close to finalising divorce with her husband, the media reported citing court documents filed this week.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Sam Raimi to be back in horror genre with new movie
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sam Raimi will be returning to the horror genre with a yet untitled horror project.
2019-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jenna Ortega to star in 'The Babysitter' sequel
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) "Jane the Virgin" star Jenna Ortega has joined the sequel of horror comedy "The Babysitter".
2019-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US fails to halt Iran's oil industry development: Minister
Tehran, Oct 20 (IANS) Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the US has failed to exert pressures on Iran through sanctions against the country's oil industry, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Protesters block roads in HK to attend banned march
Hong Kong, Oct 20 (IANS) Thousands of protesters have blocked roads in Hong Kong to attend an anti-government march banned by police out of public safety concerns.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Pak will achieve all FATF targets in time: Qureshi
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The Pakistan incumbent government would achieve all targets of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and get the country out of the anti-money laundering bodys grey list, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Egypt displays 30 ancient sarcophagi in Luxor
Cairo, Oct 20 (IANS) The Egyptian government displayed 30 sarcophagi more than 3,000 years old in the city of Luxor, the most important discovery of its kind since the 19th century.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
President meets Filipino liver transplant patients' kin
Manila, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday interacted with the Filipino families of infants, who underwent liver transplant in India.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Boyfriend proposes Australia woman cricketer on the field
Adelaide, Oct 19 (IANS) Adelaide Strikers cricketer Amanda Jade-Wellington was on Saturday pleasantly surprised when her boyfriend proposed marriage to her on the cricket field after a Women's Big Bash League match against Melbourne Renegades.
2019-10-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Everton defeat West Ham 2-0 in Premier League
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Everton beat West Ham United 2-0 at Goodison Park in a Premier League encounter on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Gurpreet death no deterrence to Indians with American dreams
New Delhi/Mexico City, Oct 19 ((ANS) The death of six-year-old Gurpreet Kaur in the Arizona desert in June this year, shocking as it was, was also a pointer to the sharp rise in the number of Indians seeking to surreptitiously cross into the United States from the southern border. The deportation of 311 Indians from Mexico comes amid data that over 7,000 Indians are facing deportation proceedings in US courts.
2019-10-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
'AirPods Pro' with noise cancellation may debut this month
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Apple is expected to launch its "AirPods Pro" with noise cancellation later this month and might be priced as high as $260.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan hopes to come out of FATF's grey list by Feb 2020
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan has expressed hope that it has set target till February 2020 to complete all items on its Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. Pakistan's Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar said that Pakistan will come out of 'grey' to 'white' List by the given deadline.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Billboard featuring woman hog-tying Trump draw eyeballs
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) An American clothing company has been drawing attention over a billboard -- put up at Times Square -- showing US President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman, reports said.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
16-inch MacBook Pro shows up in Apple's Catalina beta
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) New icons hidden in the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta has disclosed a new MacBook Pro, labelled as "MacBookPro 16.1", in works. The icon looks similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro asset that was included in previous versions of macOS.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eva Mendes: Motherhood is a job
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Eva Mendes says motherhood is like a "job", because she has to use the same skills as a chauffeur, chef, and personal assistant.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jim Carrey, Ginger Gonzaga call it quits
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Jim Carrey and his "Kidding" co-star Ginger Gonzaga have reportedly split after dating for a few months.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
J&J recalls 33K baby powder bottles in US on asbestos worry
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 33,000 bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby (J&J) powder have been recalled by the company in the US after health regulators found asbestos traces in a bottle that was purchased online, reports said.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Facebook no more among top 10 best brands globally
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Hit by privacy scandals and year-round investigations, Facebook has lost its place among the world's 10 most valuable brands in global brand consultancy Interbrand's annual ranking of best top 100 brands.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Brett Gelman joins Michael B. Jordan in 'Without Remorse'
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Brett Gelman, best known for his scene-stealing roles in "Fleabag", "Stranger Things" and "Love", has joined Michael B. Jordan in the adaptation of Tom Clancys "Without Remorse".
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Musk regularly destroys his phones for security purposes
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk regularly switches to new smartphones and destroys old ones for security purposes, according to a court document.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SLFP to sign MoU with Gotabaya pledging poll support
Colombo, Oct 19 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), headed by incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena, will on Saturday sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to pledge support for his poll campaign.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Gabbard responds to Clinton's slur calling her 'queen of warmongers'
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to seek the presidential nomination of a major party, has lashed out against a smear campaign by her Democratic Party's leaders and their supportive media.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sectoral crisis - an introspection of the BFSI sector (Comment)
It has been nearly 13 months since the first sign of markets panicking in the aftermath of IL&FS default and the subsequent hammering down of the BFSI stocks.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Spain,National,Opinion/Commentary
Clashes erupt during pro-Catalan protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Oct 19 (IANS) Clashes erupted between riot police and over half a million citizens who took to the streets of Barcelona to protest against the hefty prison sentences recently handed out by the Spanish Supreme Court to several leaders of the Catalan independence movement.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Facebook faces $35 billion class-action lawsuit
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) A court in the US has denied Facebook's request to quash $35 billion class-action lawsuit against its alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fresh US sanctions against Cuba for backing Maduro
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The US has announced a series of fresh sanctions against Cuba in retaliation over Havana's support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Concerns raised in 2016 over Boeing 737 MAX safety
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) A Boeing Co senior pilot had raised concerns in a series of messages in 2016 to a colleague about certain systems on the 737 MAX jet, which were later implicated in two fatal crashes leading to the aircraft's global grounding.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
A week of multi-pronged setbacks tests Trump's resilience (Analysis)
New York, Oct. Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has had a bad week of setbacks testing his resilience.
2019-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
MIT, Italian energy major extend low-carbon energy cooperation
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Eni have renewed their low-carbon energy research collaboration by extending the Italian energy giant's tenure as a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) till 2023, MIT and Eni said in a statement.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Italy,Science/Tech,Technology
PCB commits blunder after sacking Sarfaraz
Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20I cricket. While Azhar Ali has been appointed as Test captain, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in T20Is until next year's World T20.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Brexit a chance to boost our ties with UK: Italian PM
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Britain's exit from the European Union with the deal agreed this week by its Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the bloc could offer an opportunity to strengthen its bilateral ties with Italy, Premier Giuseppe Conte claimed on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Cricketer Gulam Bodi sentenced to 5 years in prison
Durban, Oct 18 (IANS) Gulam Bodi, the Indian-origin cricketer who played two ODIs and one T200 international for South Africa, has been sentenced to five years in prison on Friday on corruption charges.
2019-10-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Indian in FBI's top 10 most wanted list, biggest ever hunt launched (IANS Exclusive)
New York/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Considered as one of the biggest ever simultaneous chases in the US and India, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hunting for an Indian fugitive, Bhadresh Kumar Patel, for the past four years.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FATF keeps Pak in grey list, hands 4-month lifeline
Paris/Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday formally announced that Pakistan will remain on its grey list for the next four months, handing it a final lifeline.
2019-10-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Apple users can report accidents, traffic on Google Maps
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Google is introducing incident report features on iOS mobile platform that will let users report road incidents -- like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jeremy Renner did cocaine with 'underage' girls, says friend
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Jeremy Renner's friend claims the Hollywood actor went on an all-night cocaine bender in his home with women who appeared to be underage.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HK police block Sunday protest march against mask ban
Hong Kong, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 1,000 people across Hong Kong blocked roads during lunchtime protests on Friday following the police blocking the citys largest pro-democracy group from marching on Sunday against the governments mask ban.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
US tariffs on $7.5 billion worth EU goods take effect
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The US tariffs on products from the European Union (EU) worth $7.5 billion took effect on Friday midnight.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics