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Tokyo asks Seoul to reconsider axing intel-sharing pact
Tokyo, Aug 23 (IANS) Japan on Friday lamented the decision by South Korea to pull out of a bilateral military information-sharing agreement and asked it to reconsider its decision.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
Pakistan blacklisted by FATF subgroup for terror funding
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering, has placed Pakistan in the "Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist)" for its failure to meet its standards.
2019-08-23
Category: International, India,Terrorism
ALERT: Pakistan named in 'enhanced blacklist' by terror watchdog FATF-Asia Pacific Group: Report
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2019-08-23
Category: International, India,Terrorism
N.Korea 'ready for dialog or standoff' with US
Pyongyang, Aug 23 (IANS) North Korea said on Friday that it was ready for both dialog or standoff with the US.
2019-08-23
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
We did a very good job with the ball: Roach
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) West Indies pacer Kemar Roach said his team used the conditions on offer well in North Sound on Day 1 of the first Test against India. Roach ended the day with figures of 3-34 and his wickets included those of India's Test stalwart Cheteshwar Pujara and the well set Hanuma Vihari.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Court extends injunction on HK airport protests
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Friday indefinitely extended an injunction sought last week by the the city's Airport Authority to prevent anti-government protesters from stalling one of the worlds busiest transport hubs.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Don't keep Apple Card in leather, jeans
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) After recently launching the Apple Card, the iPhone-maker has warned people against keeping it in a leather wallet or jeans.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Canadian consulate in HK halts China visits
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) The Canadian consulate in Hong Kong has suspended all work travel to mainland China for its staff, days after British consulate employee was detained at the border while returning from neighbouring Shenzhen on a business trip.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Serena faces Sharapova in US Open first round
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Five-time champion Serena Williams will be facing 2006 winner Maria Sharapova in the first round of the 2019 US Open. This though the 22nd time that the two former world number ones will clash, it is the first time ever they will do so at the US Open.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Hospitals reject special ambulance facility for Sharif
Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) Two government hospitals have denied a specialised cardiac ambulance facility for emergency medical cover to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Central Jail here, a media report said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
World Bank president to visit Pakistan in Nov
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) World Bank President David Malpass will visit Pakistan in the first week of November to finalise enhanced financial support for institutional reforms and growth agenda, the Ministry of Finance has announced.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Florida executes serial killer who preyed on gay men
Miami, Aug 23 (IANS) A serial killer who preyed on gay men along the US east coast has been executed in Florida, the media reported on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei CFO not bargaining chip: Pompeo
Ottawa, Aug 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who Washington accuses of helping the Chinese tech giant dodge American sanctions on Iran, was being detained in Canada as a bargaining chip in the ongoing trade war.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Canada,Politics
US slams Pak's treatment of religious minorities
United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) The US has criticised the "persecution" of religious minorities in Pakistan by both the government and terrorists.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
8-yr-old boy takes 140km/h joyride on motorway in Germany
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy in Germany stole his parents' car for a 140km/h (87mph) motorway joyride, the police have said.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Germany,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
Iran unveils domestically built missile defence system
Tehran, Aug 22 (IANS) Iran unveiled on Thursday what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
Ashes: Archer shines as rain curtails 1st session in 3rd Test
Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) England gun-quick Jofra Archer threatened to wreak havoc once again as he snared a wicket before rain continued to disturb play on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley. At Lunch, Australia were 12/1 when the umpires were forced to call an early end to the opening session on Thursday. Only four overs of play was possible after a rain-induced delayed start.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Qantas to run 19-hour flights to test passengers' limits
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Qantas will test three 19-hour ultra long-haul flights to determine whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys, the airline announced on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kartarpur corridor will be opened Nov: Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal has said despite tension with India his country is committed to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from November.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Apple files several unreleased devices in Eurasian Database
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Just weeks away from its annual September event, Apple has filed several unreleased iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission, media has reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
I see same passion in you: Richards to Kohli
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli had a fan boy moment ahead of the first Test as he got an opportunity to interview legendary cricketer Vivian Richards, whom the Indian skipper has always idol-worshipped.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
World Jr Swimming: Record breaking US win 4 golds
Budapest, Aug 22 (IANS) The United States dominated the podium on Day 2 of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships here, winning four gold medals and rewriting a junior world record in the mixed 4x100m medley relay.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
'Big Mouth' season 3 to premiere in October
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Animated comedy show "Big Mouth" will return to Netflix with its third season on October 4.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple iPhone 11 to use USB-C charger: Report
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Apple iPhone 11 would come with a USB-C charger as well as a lightning to USB-C cable in the box.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pak plans demonstrations in NY during Modi's visit
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan has asked his party men to hold protests in New York during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there in September.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Quentin Tarantino is set to become a father
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Hollywood maverick Quentin Tarantino, 56, is expecting his first child with wife Daniella Pick.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rishi Kapoor dines with 'chef supreme' Vikas Khanna
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna personally prepared a sumptuous meal for veteran actors Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Anupam Kher.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Liam Hemsworth has filed for a divorce from singer Miley Cyrus, citing "irreconcilable differences".
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump renews attack on Denmark over Greenland
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has again tore into Denmark for shunning him.
2019-08-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Walmart sues Tesla for faulty solar panels
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) In a big setback for Elon Musk, retail behemoth Walmart has sued Tesla's energy division for providing solar panels that caused multiple fires at its stores, asking the company to immediately remove the panels from more than 240 Walmart locations.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Russia will respond to new US missile threat: Putin
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) After the US recently tested a missile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said America's latest move has raised new threats to the country and will warrant a response from Moscow.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Porn bots flood Twitter's trending topics to lure users
San Francisco, Aug 22 (IANS) Not just Facebook-owned Instagram, porn bots have now flooded Twitter and unlike Instagram, these spam accounts include photos of women in bikinis along with words relevant to trending topics on the micro-blogging platform to lure users.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Problem of plenty a happy one for Team India: Kohli
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli feels the team management has a happy problem of plenty to deal with when it comes to selecting the first XI, ahead of India's World Test Championship campaign where they take on the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Antigua And Barbuda,Sports,Cricket
Kabul wedding hall blast toll rises to 80
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) The death toll in the Kabul wedding hall suicide bomb attack has risen to 80, according to authorities on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Jaishankar calls on Nepal PM, co-chairs 2-day meet
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar who arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day Nepal visit called on Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli ahead of the two-day 5th India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting. Jaishankar will call on President Bidya Bhandari on Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Parks near home good for your mental health
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Putin confident EEF will lay ground for new projects
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Ahead of the annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the event would lay the ground for new and prospective projects, which will facilitate the development of mutually-beneficial collaboration and cooperation.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Business/Economy
Pak plans grand celebrations on Guru Nanak birth anniversary
Lahore, Aug 21 (IANS) Information and Culture Secretary of Pakistan's Punjab province Raja Jahangir has asked its different cultural departments to give within a week an outline of the preparations for Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary celebrations in November, media reports said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan divided over raising Kashmir at ICJ
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to raise the Kashmir issue at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Law Ministry is yet to frame its views on the move.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Samsung Display cuts LCD production to focus on QD-OLED
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) Cutting down on the production of liquid crystal displays (LCD) by Samsung Display Co., in response to dropping profits, can also be seen as the company's move to shift its focus to a new type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel, industry officials said on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy cigarette smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 39 per cent within five years if they quit, researchers said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Squads, officials named for Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS) The ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifier will be held from August 31 to September 7 at the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club, both in Scotland, a statement said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
YouTube to kill direct messaging feature in Sept
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) YouTube direct messaging service, not the most popular way to chat for a large number of users, is set to fade out soon.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan to tour England for three Tests in 2020
London, Aug 21 (IANS) As part of the World Test Championship, Pakistan will tour England next year for three Tests, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak approaches Twitter over suspension of accounts
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan has raised concerns with Twitter after it blocked pro-Pakistan twitter accounts for tweeting in favour of Kashmiris and against India.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Varun Dhawan performs daring stunt on speed boat
Bangkok, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan performed a daredevil stunt on a moving speed boat on the sets of his next film "Coolie No. 1".
2019-08-21
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss return for 'Matrix 4'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning for the fourth installment of the "Matrix" franchise, which will be helmed by Lana Wachowski.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Demi Lovato joins Will Ferrell in comedy 'Eurovision'
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato has been roped in for Netflix's upcoming comedy movie "Eurovision".
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India operations help Xiaomi post robust profits
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Riding on its India success story in the smartphone and TV businesses, Xiaomi has posted 71.7 per cent jump in net profit in the second quarter of 2019 and nearly 50 per cent increase in the first half (January-June period) this year.
2019-08-21
Category: International, India,International
India men thrash NZ 5-0 to win Olympic Test Event
Tokyo, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team avenged their round robin league-stage loss as they thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in the final to win the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Stadium on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey