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Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
World para badminton: Bhagat, Parmer lead India's charge
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Experience and mental toughness will be the key to glory when the years biggest para badminton extravaganza -- the BWF World Championships -- gets underway here on Tuesday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Praneeth, Prannoy in 2nd round
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Shuttlers Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy reached the second round of the BWF World Championships here on Minday to hand India a good start in the prestigious event.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Motorola One Action to launch in India on August 23
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) After launching its latest smartphone in Brazil, Motorola is now all set to launch its 'One Action' in India on August 23 and it would be available on Flipkart, news portal GSMArena reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Corinne Foxx's horrible underwater experience
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Corinne Foxx says shooting underwater for "47 Meters Down Uncaged" was very uncomfortable.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dwayne Johnson marries longtime bae Lauren Hashian
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has exchanged vows with longtime girlfriend and singer Lauren Hashian in Hawaii.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Total Ashes foul for Lord's crowd: Aussie PM on Smith's booing
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday condemned the harsh treatment meted out to batsman Steve Smith, who was subjected to booing by the Lord's crowd during the second Ashes Test which ended in a tense draw.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Prince William, Kate may call off Pakistan visit
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Flood alert for Pak rivers after India releases water
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", the media reported.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Anushka's 'sunkissed' image leaves Virat spellbound
Antigua, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's photograph from a beach here in West Indies has left her star cricketer husband Virat Kohli at a loss of words.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mitchell Johnson elected MCC honorary life member
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an honorary member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US man arrested over threats to Jewish centre
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Police in the US state of Ohio have arrested a man they believe threatened to carry out a shooting at a Jewish community centre, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prince Andrew 'appalled' by sex abuse claims
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Andrew has said he is "appalled" by sex abuse claims surrounding his late friend Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his cell at a federal prison in New York earlier this month, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Elon Musk relaunches Tesla solar panel business
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has relaunched Tesla's solar panel services, claiming that it could save a user about $500 a year.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Malaysian PM's corruption trial postponed
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) A Malaysian court on Monday postponed a trial against former Prime Minister Najib Razak for his alleged role in the embezzlement of billions in public funds that contributed to his shocking election defeat last year.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Smith hopes to be 100% fit for Headingley Test
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Premier Australia batsman Steve Smith, who could not be part of the final day proceedings of the second drawn Test at Lord's following a concussion, is hoping to regain full fitness before the third Ashes game beginning Thursday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sledging Smith leads to ejection for Lord's member
London, Aug 19 (IANS) The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), in a one of its kind penalty, ejected one of its members after he sledged Australia's Steve Smith in the famed Long Room of the pavilion during the second Ashes Test which ended in a tense draw.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Tim Cook right that China trade war will help Samsung'
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has praised Apple CEO Tim Cook for "making a good case" that tariffs on China will help Samsung gain more as it is based in South Korea and does not need to pay any tariffs.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Trump expresses optimism over US, Taliban talks
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism over the talks between the Taliban and American negotiators as the two sides were trying to chalk out a deal on the withdrawal of US forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with the Afghan government.
2019-08-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ashes: Stokes, Archer push England for win, Aus 46/2 at tea
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Ben Stokes hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred to put England in a strong position and set Australia a target of 267 before Jofra Archer reduced the tourists to 46/2 at tea and fuel the team's hopes of a improbable victory, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussionm on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ashes: Jofra Archer and return of the disconcerting bouncer
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's which knocked Australia's batting mainstay Steve Smith to the ground on Day 4, and get ruled out on Sunday due to concussion, reminded many of the disconcerting bouncer which used to be a quick's main weapon to scare batsmen in Test cricket.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PSG ready to loan Neymar with buying back clause option
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) With Brazil soccer star Neymar wanting to move out of Paris Saint-Germain, the capital club have said that they are open to the idea of a loan move for the striker with a subsequent obligation to buy him back.
2019-08-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Joe Jonas rings in 30th birthday with Bond theme party
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Joe Jonas marked his 30th birthday with a "James Bond" themed birthday party.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
UK PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Union (EU) leaders that there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as the Prime Minister later this week.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Brexit Minister signs order to end all EU laws in Britain
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) laws applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Concussion rules Smith out of remainder of Lord's Test
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Star Australia batsman Steve Smith was on Sunday ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord's after being diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer on Day 4 on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Imran Khan attacks 'fascist, Hindu supremacist Modi govt'
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Defeated in his bid to get the UNSC or the world leaders to censure India over Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday took to Twitter to urge the world to "seriously consider the safety and security of India's nuclear arsenal in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Government".
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
French waiter shot dead over 'slow service'
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A waiter in a cafe near Paris was shot and killed by a customer irate over delay in preparing the sandwich he had ordered, reports said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'WhatsApp from Facebook' tag added in latest beta: Report
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is adding an update to its latest beta that adds the "WhatsApp from Facebook" tag to the application.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams dead
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator who worked on the hit film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", is dead. He was 86.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Akhtar slams Archer for not showing 'courtesy' after Smith bouncer
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on Sunday that England's Jofra Archer lacked "courtesy" after bowling a ferocious bouncer that floored Steve Smith on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
IS recruit loses UK citizenship
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Muslim convert who joined the Islamic State (IS) terror group as a teenager has had his UK citizenship revoked, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Archer smiling after Smith bouncer angers social media
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer has marked his Test debut with what has been rated as one of the most intimidating spells of pace bowling in recent times by the commentators and the fans. Archer bowled 29 overs on Day 4 and regularly hit speeds north of 145 kmph. He was also involved in an engrossing battle with the prolific Steve Smith.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Great time to innovate in India: Modi
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Education,Politics
FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook is facing flak from moderators who have alleged that a contractor from the social networking giant pressured counsellors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Massive Dhaka slum fire displaces 50,000
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive fire has ravaged a slum in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless, the media reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit deal, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Womens Hockey team held the World No. 2 Australian team to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Iceland glacier commemorated with plaque
Reykjavík, Aug 18 (IANS) Mourners will gather in Iceland on Sunday to commemorate the loss of the glacier Okjokull, which was officially declared dead in 2014 at the age of 700.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Iceland,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Archer's spell reminds me of 2005: Ponting
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Australian Ricky Ponting has compared England pacer Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test to the one that he faced during the famous 2005 series.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
6 injured, 13 arrested in US protests
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured and 13 others arrested during far-right and counter protests in the US city of Portland, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
63 killed in Kabul wedding bombing
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, an Afghan government official said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Kashmir: Will BBC Once Again Lift The Veil Of Secrecy? (Comment)
It is just as well that the BBC has decided to expand its shortwave radio service in Kashmir to beat the communications blackout. This is not the first time the BBC has played this role - and for good reason. Because the supine, mainstream media in L.K. Advanis words crawls when it is asked to bend.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Meet Hollywood's master of blood, gore, kills & chills
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Alexandre Aja's love for horror made him dive deep into the genre and create hits like "The Hills Have Eyes", "Piranha 3D" and "Mirrors". The filmmaker says he initially thought that he would get over the genre, but is glad that his obsession with the genre is intact.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Plea to allow Indian goods' distribution from Pak ports
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) has appealed to the government to allow the distribution of Indian origin goods in local markets that have already arrived at Pakistani airports or seaport, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ashes: Smith masterclass helps Aus cut lead to 8
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith waged a lone battle, survived a deadly bouncer from Jofra Archer which forced him to retire hurt, came back and cut down Australia's deficit to eight runs against England at tea on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Legendary Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for $6.4 mn
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and slash tyres of pursuers, has been sold for $6.4 million at a car auction in California, reports said.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,National,IANS Life