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Jennifer Stone ready to join COVID-19 battle as registered nurse
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) At a time when several global personalities are making donations to fight the battle against the novel coronavirus, Hollywood actress Jennifer Stone has decided to fight the pandemic as a registered nurse.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India, Russia to provide Covid-19 medical help to each other
New Delhi/Moscow, April 9 (IANS) India and Russia on Thursday agreed to facilitate each other's emergent needs of medicine and equipment to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Pietersen relives his switch hit days, jokes with Styris
London, April 9 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen relived his days of switch hits and tagged New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris in a social media post with a video clip of one the games where he is seen executing the unorthodox shot to perfection.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Google Hangouts Meet is now Google Meet
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Google has confirmed that Hangouts Meet is no longer a Hangouts product and will simply be known as Google Meet.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Universe may not be expanding same way in every direction
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A new study using data from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory and European Space Agency's XMM-Newton challenges one of the fundamental ideas of cosmology that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Food supplies given to 22 Indian workers stranded in Sharjah
Sharjah, April 9 (IANS) Following a distress call on Twitter, the Consulate Genera of India in Dubai provided food supplies to a group of 22 stranded Indian workers, who were seeking employment in Sharjah, it was reported.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
China intensifies screening of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China has urged intensified detection and prompt response to people infected with the novel coronavirus but showing no symptoms, a circular issued by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,International
Mercy plea of man who killed B'desh's founding prez rejected
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) The mercy petition of a man who has been sentenced to death for the killing of Bangladesh's founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has been rejected by incumbent President President Md Abdul Hamid, a media report said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Robert Kennedy's great-grandson's body found after canoe accident
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The body of former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's great-grandson Gideon McKean has been recovered in an estuary after he went missing with his mother in a canoe last week, media reported.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Have vitamin D-rich food for healthier heart
London, April 9 (IANS) Want to live longer with a healthy heart? Start consuming vitamin D-rich food as researchers have found that consuming foods high in vitamin D can have heart-protective effects.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK PM 'responding to treatment' in intensive care
London, April 9 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "responding to treatment" for coronavirus at intensive care in a London hospital and remained clinically stable, his official spokesman said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Korir urge sportsmen to lead campaign against COVID-19
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) African 800m silver medallist Emmanuel Korir has called on athletes to utilise their celebrity status to lead the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Tesla announces pay cuts, furloughs non-essential workers
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has announced pay cuts for all salaried employees and will furlough hourly workers until May 4 in the US, due to coronavirus pandemic which has forced the company to shut down most of its operations.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gmail, Snapchat and Nest restored after brief outage
London, April 9 (IANS) Gmail, Snapchat and the smart home device Nest were officially back up on Thursday after suffering a brief outage on Googles Cloud Platform.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Aus Treasurer rules out early lifting of COVID-19 restrictions
Canberra, April 9 (IANS) Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Thursday shot down calls from business leaders for the government to lift restrictions imposed in the country against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
US supermarket uses delivery robots amid pandemic
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Since the end of March, a US supermarket has deployed six robots to help deliver purchases, in an effort to comply with the social distancing measures to mitigate the novel coronavirus' impact.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sanders drops out of Democrats' presidential nomination race
New York, April 8 (IANS) The socialist contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders, has dropped out of the race paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to become the party's unchallenged candidate to take on President Donald Trump in November.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary
Boris Johnson improving, sitting up now: Chancellor Sunak
London, April 8 (IANS) Covid-19-infected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will spend his fourth night in hospital and second in intensive care, is improving, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
China coach expects to call up more naturalized players: Reports
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) The Chinese men's football team is expected to feature more naturalized players as head coach Li Tie has reportedly decided to treat them as his priority.
2020-04-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Important to be ready for when football returns to normalcy: Solskjaer
Manchester, April 8 (IANS) The sporting world has come to a standstill, but Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that things will return to normalcy and he wants his boys to be ready for that.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Selena Gomez: US was 'formed by those who came from other countries'
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has challenged US President Donald Trump and his administration to do better on the issue of immigration.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
'Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter coronavirus'
Seoul, April 8 (IANS) Both surgical and cotton masks were found to be ineffective for preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) from the coughs of patients with COVID-19, according to a new study.
2020-04-08
Category: International, South Korea,National
Bangladesh covid-19 death toll rises to 20 as cases spike
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 20 in Bangladesh, after three more patients died from the infection on Wednesday, according to IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kylie Jenner is world's youngest self-made billionaire 2nd year in a row
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Reality TV star and make-up czarina Kylie Jenner becomes the youngest self-made billionaire in the world for the second year in a row.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CSA to include fitness clauses in player contracts: Boucher
Cape Town, April 8 (IANS) South Africa head coach Mark Boucher on Wednesday said Cricket South Africa (CSA) will pencil in fitness clauses into player contracts in the future so that a minimum standard is maintained for selection.
2020-04-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Apple releases iOS, iPadOS updates with bug fixes
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 with focus on bug fixes, performance improvements and security enhancements.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Roger Federer throws volleying at home challenge
Zurich, April 8 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has come out with a new volley challenge for his fans who have been advised to stay home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Australia 'exposed' to global medical supply shortage: Cormann
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) Australia's Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on Wednesday warned that the nation's medical stockpile has been "somewhat exposed" to international shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID-19: Buttler's 2019 WC final shirt raises 65k pounds
London, April 8 (IANS) England batsman Jos Butter has raised more than 65,000 pounds for two London-based hospitals by auctioning the shirt which he wore in the 2019 World Cup final.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Qatar denies allegations of 2022 FIFA WC bribes
Doha, April 8 (IANS) The organisers of the FIFA World Cup in have denied the allegations contained within court papers made public in the US.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Canadian F1 Grand Prix postponed due to COVID-19
Ottawa, April 8 (IANS) The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix, which was scheduled for June 12-14, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Motorsports
Political docu-series talks of Anna Hazare movement and its impact
Chicago, April 8 (IANS) Chicago-Based medical specialist Dr Munish Raizada has come up with his debut political documentary series titled "Transparency: Pardarshita".
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
6 million paying customers now on Google's G Suite
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Googles G Suite now has six million paid customers, up from 5 million in February last year and the companys video calling service Meet is witnessing 25 times more traction since January.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid-ravaged New York sees highest daily toll, deaths cross 5,000
New York, April 7 (IANS) New York state, which has become the coronavirus epicentre of the US, on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike in its death toll, taking the total to over 5,000, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,National
All Microsoft events to be digital-only till July 2021
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) In a strong message for tech giants as new coronavirus continues its unabated growth globally particularly in the US, Microsoft is planning to make all its events ? internal as well as external ? digital-only till July 2021.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Would love to win a Test series in India: Smith
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said that winning a Test series in India is something that he hopes he can do in his career. Australia have won only four Test series in India and their last win came in 2005, five years before Smith made his debut.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Fired for 'breaking' pandemic rules, ex-Amazon employee demand action
New York, April 7 (IANS) After being fired by Amazon for breaking COVID-19 pandemic rules at its New York warehouse last week, ex-employee Chris Smalls has returned, demanding the warehouse be closed down after employees were tested positive for new coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Technology
LG may launch 5G smartphone under new brand in May
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) LG Electronics is likely to launch a new 5G-enabled and cheaper smartphone under a new brand name next month.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Chinese clubs and players mourn the passing of Radmiro Antic
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) Shandong Luneng and Hebei China Fortune, the two Chinese top-flight clubs which Radmiro Antic coached toward the end of his career, along with several Chinese players, were in mourning for the death of the former Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona coach on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Indian expat in UAE dies of 'COVID-19 viral infection'
Dubai, April 7 (IANS) A 38-year-old Indian expat from the state of Kerala has died of a "COVID-19 viral infection" in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), his colleagues hav said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Bangladesh restricts gatherings at places of worship
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has ordered places of worship, including mosques, to restrict the presence of people gathering for prayers amid the coronavirus pandemic due to fears of community transmission of the disease, a media report said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Islamabad to remain under lockdown for another 8 days
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Pakistan's capital city Islamabad has extended the ongoing lockdown for another eight days as the number of COVID-19 patients rose to 82, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
N.Korea could simplify parliamentary meet: Official
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) North Korea could simplify procedures for an upcoming parliamentary meeting, as the country was making all-out efforts to prevent the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, an official from South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S Korea mulls wristbands to prevent self-isolators going out
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) South Korea is considering using electric wristbands to prevent people in self-isolation from going outside, an official said on Tuesday, amid growing concerns over people breaching the rules and spreading the coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Aussie players 'sucked up' to Kohli to protect IPL deals: Clarke
Melbourne, April 7 (IANS) Former captain Michael Clarke believes current Australian players were too scared to "sledge" Virat Kohli and in order to protect their million dollars IPL deals, they "sucked up" to the India captain which resulted in their cricket becoming "soft".
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment
Toronto, April 7 (IANS) Common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatments, say researchers, adding that the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Trump offers help to treat ailing UK PM
Washington, April 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has offered help to treat UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was moved to intensive care in a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened".
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Etihad Airways to test health assessment technology
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS) UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways announced that it would trial a new technology at the Abu Dhabi airport that allows to spot travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Togo,Politics
France reports highest COVID-19 deaths since pandemic started
Paris, April 7 (IANS) France has reported its highest single-day death toll since the coronavirus pandemic started in the country, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, France,International
Ezra Miller appears to throttle, shove female fan in video
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) A video circulating online shows actor Ezra Miller apparently throttling a female fan in Iceland and shoving her, although it is not clear what sparked off the incident.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood