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Brian Lara spotlights massive volcanic eruption in the Caribbean
New Delhi, April 13: West Indies cricket great Brian Lara has appealed for help after a giant volcanic eruption began to threaten the tiny eastern Carribean island of St. Vincent. A thick layer of ash, hot gas and fragments of rock has blanketed the country and its surrounding as the La Soufriere volcano, which erupted last Friday, suffered its biggest explosion Monday. Over 16,000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes to cruise ships and safer parts of the island.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Jofra Archer set to resume training this week
London, April 13 (IANS) England pace bowler Jofra Archer is set to return to light training this week as he recovers from elbow injury that ruled him out of the three-match ODI series against India last month as well as the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
FB, Insta users can ask Oversight Board to purge harmful content
London, April 13 (IANS) The independent Oversight Board on Tuesday announced it will begin accepting cases from Facebook and Instagram users who believe the company wrongfully allowed harmful content to remain on its platforms.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ant Group to overhaul business as China tightens regulations
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) Ant Group as a whole will apply to become a financial holding company that is overseen by China's central bank as billionaire Jack Ma's financial technology giant makes efforts to calm regulatory concerns in the country.
2021-04-13
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
HK-based airline bans Vivo phones post airport fire: Report
Hong Kong, April 13 (IANS) After cargo pallets containing Vivo Y20 smartphones caught fire at Hong Kong airport this week, a major cargo airline has reportedly announced a ban on Vivo phones.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
Kanye West seeks joint custody of kids after Kim Kardashian files for divorce
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) Two months after Kim Kardashian filed divorce papers, rapper Kanye West has asked for joint custody of their kids.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Real captain Ramos tests positive for Covid-19
Madrid, April 13 (IANS) Real Madrid defender and captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for coronavirus, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Perez returns unopposed as Real Madrid's president
Madrid, April 13 (IANS) Florentino Perez will continue as President of Real Madrid until 2025, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Siri reveals next Apple event is on April 20
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Apple's voice assistant Siri has apparently revealed that the company plans to hold an event on April 20, where it may launch new products including 2021 iPads.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
B117 variant doesn't lead to severe illness, death: The Lancet
London, April 13 (IANS) People infected with the B117 variant of the coronavirus did not experience more severe illness and were not more likely to die, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
How Covid gave rise to depression, aggression within families
New York, April 13 (IANS) The onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, which resulted in the sudden isolation of families together at home, gave rise to depression and anxiety at levels high enough that professional help is needed now, a new study has warned.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
G7 concerned by Russian troop build-up on Ukraine border
Washington, April 13 (IANS) G7 member countries have said they were deeply concerned about the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and the annexed Crimea region.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Defence Secy arrives in Germany
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has arrived in Berlin on Tuesday, during which he will meet his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, with the aim of settling defence ties after a tumultuous four years under the previous American administration.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Cyberattacks: Retail, healthcare sectors among most targeted
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Organisations in the business and professional services, retail and hospitality, financial, healthcare and high technology were the top targets of cybercriminals in 2020, said a new report on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lavrov to discuss n-deal, cyberattack in Iran
Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Tehran on Tuesday during which he will hold talks with Iranian leaders on topics including how to salvage a nuclear agreement with world powers and the recent cyberattack on a facility.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Maldives tourism arrivals cross 330K in March
Male, April 13 (IANS) Monthly tourism arrivals have been on the rise in the Maldives, with over 330,000 tourists visiting the island nation between January and March, the Ministry of Tourism revealed on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NZ revises counter-terrorism laws
Wellington, April 13 (IANS) The New Zealand government introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill on Tuesday, designed to boost the country's ability to respond to a wider range of extremist activities.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ghani urges Taliban to observe ceasefire during Ramadan
Kabul, April 13 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday urged the Taliban to halt fighting and observe a ceasefire during the Islamic holy month month of Ramadan aimed at bolstering the peace process.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Covid pandemic linked to 6 unhealthy eating behaviours
New York, April 13 (IANS) A new research into the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviours.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Japan to release Fukushima water into sea amid oppn (Ld)
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday announced its decision to start releasing radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, amid domestic and international opposition.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Aus island state to get 1st int'l flight service
Canberra, April 13 (IANS) The Australian island state of Tasmania is set to get its first regular international flight service in 23 years starting from next week.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Blue Origin's next launch to run 'astronaut rehearsal'
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's aerospace company Blue Origin is planning to conduct an "astronaut rehearsal" during the 15th launch of its New Shepard rocket, dubbed NS-15, which is targeting liftoff on Wednesday from Launch Site One in West Texas.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Biden meets executives to address semiconductor shortage
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and other White House officials met executives from 19 major companies to discuss the global semiconductor shortage that has severely affected American automakers.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
1 dead in US high school shooting
Washington, April 13 (IANS) One person was shot dead and a police officer was injured during a shooting at a high school in the US state of Tennessee, police said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Soon, a probiotic yogurt-based drug to combat Covid
London, April 13 (IANS) A team of Israeli researchers have identified new drug candidates from probiotic Kefir yogurt that may combat pathogenic bacteria and treat various inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease and Covid-19 infections.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Results of Ecuadorian prez runoff to take few days
Quito, April 13 (IANS) Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) will take a few days to officially announce the winner of the presidential runoff due to procedural requirements, a top official said here
2021-04-13
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
EU rejects attempts to derail process to revive Iran n-deal
Brussels, April 13 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has strongly rejected any attempts to derail diplomatic efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal currently underway in Vienna.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Proposed UK bill could limit accountability for int'l crimes
London, April 13 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged UK legislators to amend the proposed new Overseas Operations Bill, saying that it could lead to shielding its military personnel operating abroad from due accountability for acts of torture or other serious international crimes.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Who funds Pak's purchase of western military equipment
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A third world country that is on the brink of economic implosion, living on IMF loans and unable to guarantee the necessities of life to its people is still procuring military equipment from some of the most advanced nations in the world! A country which has been kept on the FATF grey list yet again and regularly signs dubious deals with proscribed organisations and faces strictures by the UK High Court with millions being debited from the bankrupt nations accounts due to the aforementioned shady deals. A country whose foreign exchange reserves stand as on date at only $13 billion- barely adequate for two months imports.
2021-04-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
Worldwide PC shipments up 32% in Q1, Lenovo leads
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Worldwide PC shipments reached 69.9 million units in the first quarter of this year, a growth of 32 per cent from the first quarter of 2020, according to Gartner.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
1 killed in massive St. Petersburg factory fire
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) A massive blaze at a historic factory in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has killed one firefighter and injured two others, authorities have confirmed.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Intel-owned Mobileye, Udelv to build 35K autonomous vehicles
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Intel-owned Mobileye and Udelv, a Silicon Valley venture-backed company, have announced to produce more than 35,000 autonomous vehicles by 2028, with commercial operations beginning in 2023.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Hoffenheim, Leverkusen share spoils in 0-0 draw
Sinsheim (Germany), April 13 (IANS) Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen played to a 0-0 draw in a result that helped neither side.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Israel will never allow Iran to obtain n-weapons'
Jerusalem, April 13 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country will never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Google hiring people to launch health record tool for patients
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Google is hiring people who use Android devices to give feedback for a new medical records tool for patients.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Biden picks new chief for border agency
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will nominate Chris Magnus, the chief of police in the city of Tucson, Arizona, to lead the Customs and Border Protection, the country's border enforcement agency that is currently dealing with a migrant influx.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
109-year-old Kagawa becomes world's oldest Olympic torch bearer
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Shigeko Kagawa, a 109-year-old woman, has become the oldest Olympic torch bearer after she took part in the Tokyo Olympic torch relay in Nara Prefecture on Monday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Twitter to set up its 1st African presence in Ghana
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Twitter will set up its presence in Africa, with building a team in Ghana, its CEO jack Dorsey has announced.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Japan to dump Fukushima contaminated water into sea
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power into the Pacific Ocean amid domestic and international opposition.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 136.4mn
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 136.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.94 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ontario schools suspend in-person learning as Covid-19 cases soar
Ottawa, April 13 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, announced that all schools will stay closed indefinitely to in-person learning as Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the province.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Canada,Education,Health/Medicine
Russia slashes flights with Turkey over Covid-19 concerns
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Russia will reduce the number of regular and charter flights with Turkey from April 15 to June 1 to curb imports of Covid-19 infections, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Johnson & Johnson vaccine sites shut in US after adverse reactions reported
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Several states in the United States have temporarily shut down some vaccine sites after people suffered adverse reactions to the shot.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oxygen failure in Romania's mobile ICU kills 3 Covid-19 patients
Bucharest, April 13 (IANS) Three Covid-19 patients died in a mobile intensive care unit (ICU) in Bucharest due to a malfunction in the oxygen installation, announced the Ministry of Health in a statement.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Romania,Health/Medicine
US not involved in Iran nuclear facility incident: White House
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The White House said that the United States was not involved in a recent attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN chief calls for 6 measures to finance recovery from Covid-19
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for six measures to help countries recover from Covid-19 and keep them on track toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Riz Ahmed spent months learning drums, sign language for 'Sound Of Metal'
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) Actor Riz Ahmed's role as Ruben Stone in "Sound Of Metal" has seen him get Best Actor nominations at the Oscars, the Golden Globe and the BAFTAs this awards season, besides a dozen other prominent ceremonies.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Despite short supply, COVAX distributed nearly 40 mn vaccine doses: WHO
Geneva, April 13 (IANS) Close to 40 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been distributed through the COVAX Facility, half of them in Africa, but vaccine supplies are still stalled due to "tremendous demand" especially in India, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases pass 4.35 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, April 13 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,350,512, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Cameroon launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Yaounde, April 13 (IANS) Cameroon launched the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, a day after receiving its first batch of vaccines donated by China.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Cameroon,Health/Medicine