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People with 'silent' Covid-19 may have key role in spread
Seoul, Sep 23 (IANS) People with 'silent' or asymptomatic Covid-19 infection have as much coronavirus in their noses and throats as those with symptoms, warn researchers.
2020-09-23
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
IPL: Mitchell Marsh ruled out, SRH call Jason Holder as replacement
Dubai, Sep 23 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) edition following an ankle injury he sustained during their season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He will be replaced by West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Lower zinc levels in blood may up death risk in Covid patients
London, Sep 23 (IANS) In a major study, researchers have found that having a lower level of zinc in the blood is associated with a poorer outcome in patients with Covid-19.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Indian expat in UAE set to fly back home after 20 years
Sharjah, Sep 23 (IANS) An Indian expatriate cannot believe that he can finally go home after 20 years, with Dh750,000 of fine waived off by Sharjah authorities.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Uzbekistan to introduce national identity cards
Tashkent, Sep 23 (IANS) Uzbekistan will start introducing national identity cards from January 2021 as part of a state strategy to develop digital economy and information technology, a presidential decree said Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Politics
West Ham United manager, two players test positive for Covid-19
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Premier League club West Ham United have confirmed that head coach David Moyes and two players - Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Global Covid-19 cases top 31.5mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.5 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 969,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Listen to centre of Milky Way, 'Pillars of Creation'
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) People can now 'listen' to the centre of the Milky Way as observed in X-ray, optical and infrared light, thanks to a new project which used sonification to turn astronomical images from Chandra and other telescopes into sound.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Afghan army defused 4,776 improvised bombs, landmines in six months : Ministry
Kabul, Sep 23 (IANS) The Afghan National Army (ANA) has during the past six months discovered and defused 4,776 improvised bombs and landmines planted by militants, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ankita Raina enters 2nd round of French Open qualifiers
Paris, Sep 23 (IANS) India's Ankita Raina earned a hard-fought win against Jovana Jovic of Serbia to progress to the second round of the French Open qualifiers.
2020-09-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
5.4-magnitude quake hits South Shetland Islands
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 jolted South Shetland Islands, the US Geological Survey said.
2020-09-23
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korea: New Covid cases bounce back to over 100 on clusters
Seoul, Sep 23 (IANS) South Korea's daily new Covid-19 cases rebounded to over 100 on Wednesday, snapping three consecutive days of a two-digit rise, as sporadic cluster infections, coupled with untraceable cases, continued to pop up across the country.
2020-09-23
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
China rejects US' 'baseless' accusations: Chinese envoy
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Beijing has firmly rejected baseless accusations heaped on by the US during the General Debate of the UN General Assembly, and China's UN envoy has said it will exercise its right of reply in accordance with the rules of the assembly to state its solemn position.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Makes no sense to me: Gambhir slams Dhoni's decision to bat at No. 7
Sharjah, Sep 23 (IANS) Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir believes MS Dhoni should have batted at the top of the order during Chennai Super Kings' 16-run loss to Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
US House passes legislation to keep federal govt running
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) The US House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed Legislation to keep the federal government running until December 11.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
IPL 13: Record 33 sixes hit in CSK vs RR clash in Sharjah
Sharjah, Sep 23 (IANS) A total of 33 sixes were hit during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals which the Steve Smith-led side won at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
After FB, Twitter announces new measures to empower US voters
San Francisco, Sep 23 (IANS) After Facebook, Twitter has announced new measures to empower more people to join in the conversation, participate confidently and make their voices heard before the US presidential election on November 3.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Germany women & Belgium men victorious on FIH Hockey Pro League return
Dusseldorf, Sep 23 (IANS) The FIH Hockey Pro League made a return after six months with Germany women and Belgium men registering victories in double headers between the neighbouring nations.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Muslim education in India: Need for private and public sector investment (Comment)
Eminent columnist Swaminathan A. Aiyar called upon Wakf boards and wealthy Muslims to finance the development of "a string of world-class education institutions" that would attract foreign students and Indian Hindus as well. His article was written in response to Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi's recommendation for "government scholarships for all" to deal with the "literacy and attendance gaps" of Muslims and other communities.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Brazil,National,Opinion/Commentary
Brazilian government approves return of fans to stadiums
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 23 (IANS) Football fans in Brazil could soon return to stadiums on a limited basis, the South American country's health ministry has said.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
China pledges carbon neutrality by 2060
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised the world by announcing the country will strive to reach carbon neutrality by 2060 and will peak emissions 'by 2030' rather than 'around 2030'.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,National
Mexico-Costa Rica football friendly called off
Mexico City, Sep 23 (IANS) An international friendly between Mexico and Costa Rica has been cancelled because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the football federations of both countries have said.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Sri Lanka to ensure no nation dominates Indian Ocean: Rajapaksa
United Nation, Sep 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that his country is against any country dominating the Indian Ocean and that it would stay neutral.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
8 Covid-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) The National Health Commission said on Wednesday that eight Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland on Tuesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Digital India bats for Amazon, JioMart, payTM, Byju's: BofA-Survey Monkey
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) A 16-page survey by Bank of America (BofA) identifies Amazon, Jio, payTM and Byju's as the stars that Indian consumers prefer in these times of Covid-19.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,International
US stocks rebound on Fed reassurance
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) US stocks climbed on Tuesday on policy reassurance from a top Fed official following losses in the previous three sessions.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Putin urges to remove barriers to medical cooperation
Moscow, Sep 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for the removal of barriers to cooperation between countries in the field of medicine.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel reports 2,445 new Covid-19 cases; 193,374 in total
Jerusalem, Sep 23 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health reported 2,445 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 193,374.
2020-09-23
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
US Covid-19 deaths top 200,000
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) US Covid-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Have worked hard on fitness, power hitting: Samson
Sharjah, Sep 23 (IANS) Sanju Samson said that he has worked hard on his power-hitting in recent months. Samson played a starring role in Rajasthan Royals' 16-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday, smashing 74 off 32 balls as RR scored a mammoth 216/7.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Samson, Smith, Tewatia shine as Royals stun CSK by 16 runs
Sharjah, Sep 23 (IANS/GloFans) Sanju Samson's blistering 32-ball 74 at No.3, fast bowler Jofra Archer's fireworks with the bat -- he carted four consecutive sixes in the last over -- and leggie Rahul Tewatia's three-wicket burst propelled Rajasthan Royals (RR) to a comfortable 16-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an IPL match here on Tuesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Long gap, 14-day quarantine doesn't help: Dhoni on staying at No.7
Sharjah, Sep 23 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Tuesday that he decided to stay at number seven, as Chennai Super Kings fell short by 16 runs while chasing Rajsthan Royal's total of 216 runs, due to the long gap the 39-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman had before the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and also to give Sam Curran more chance higher up the order.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Samson blitz helps RR to 16-run win over CSK
Sharjah, Sep 23 (IANS) Sanju Samson's blistering 74, late theatrics from speedster Jofra Archer with the bat -- he carted four consecutive sixes -- and Rahul Tewatia's three-wicket burst propelled Rajasthan Royals (RR) to a comfortable 16-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday.
2020-09-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Palestinian president asks Turkey to support Palestine
Ramallah, Sep 22 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to help the Palestinians to hold elections, realize unity, and end internal split.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Considering 5 women for Supreme Court vacancy: Trump
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he is considering five women for the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
We must build people's trust in technology: Satya Nadella
Seattle, Sep 22 (IANS) At a time when Big Tech is facing its biggest challenge in maintaining privacy of its users and fighting various probes into anti-competitive practices, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday stressed that the need of the hour is to build peoples trust in technology and its use.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Samson, Smith and Archer help take Rajasthan Royals to 216/7
Sharjah, Sep 22 (IANS) Masterful half-centuries from Sanju Samson (74) and Steve Smith (69), coupled with Jofra Archer's four consecutive sixes in the final over that fetched 30 runs, helped Rajasthan Royals post a mammoth 216/7 against Chennai Super Kings here on Tuesday.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UN should hold China responsible for COVID-19 pandemic: Trump
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump lashed out against China on Tuesday demanding that the UN should hold Beijing responsible for the consequences of unleashing the plague of COVID-19 on the world.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Microsoft joins OpenAI to exclusively license its unique language model
Seattle, Sep 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday teamed up with Elon Musk-cofounded OpenAI to exclusively license their groundbreaking GPT-3 model, an auto-regressive language model that outputs remarkably human-like text.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Erdogan raises Kashmir at UN General Assembly
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is vying for the leadership of Islamic nations, brought up the Kashmir issue again at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday calling it a "burning issue".
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Microsoft expands HoloLens 2 to more countries
Seattle, Sep 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday said its Mixed Reality (MR) headset HoloLens 2 is now shipping to new markets.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Microsoft takes on AWS, unveils Azure Orbital to enter space biz
Seattle, Sep 22 (IANS) In a bid to take on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the field of space Cloud business, Microsoft on Tuesday introduced Azure Orbital to process satellite data at Cloud scale.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Ian Somerhalder: Docu-film 'Kiss the Ground' greatest work of my lifetime
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Ian Somerhalder is proud of the documentary, Kiss The Ground, and says it is his greatest accomplishment. Somerhalder is associated with the project as an executive producer.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Microsoft unveils 85-inch Surface Hub 2S for hybrid workplaces
Seattle, Sep 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday announced a massive 85-inch digital collaboration device Surface Hub 2S for the hybrid workspaces in the pandemic times.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Microsoft announces bold features in video meet app Teams
Seattle, Sep 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday announced several new capabilities to help people stay connected, collaborate and build solutions in its video meet app Teams.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Facebook plans drastic measures if US polls descend into chaos: Report
San Francisco, Sep 22 (IANS) Facebook is bracing for tough measures to restrict content in case the November elections in the US descend into chaos or violent protests, according to a report in the Financial Times on Tuesday.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Covid-19 presages crises to come, warns UN Secretary General
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that Covid-19 presages more crises, and is "a dress rehearsal for the world of challenges to come".
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Looking forward to taking up challenge of stopping Russell: Boult
Abu Dhabi, Sep 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians will be looking for their first win of the season when they face Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday and stopping the mercurial Andre Russell will be a major part of their plans. Fast bowler Trent Boult said that he is looking forward to the challenge.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
'Prison Break' to get season 6, confirms actor Dominic Purcell
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Dominic Purcell says his show, Prison Break, will be back for a sixth season.
2020-09-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bowl vs Rajasthan Royals
Abu Dhabi, Sep 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bowl against Rajasthan Royals in their second match of the Indian Premier League here on Tuesday. Ambati Rayudu, who starred in CSK's win against the Mumbai Indians last week, has been rested and Ruturaj Gaekwad has taken his place.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket