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Sri Lanka score consolation 3-wicket win in third ODI
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka defeated India by three wickets in the third and final One-day International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday night. India had collapsed for 225 from 147/3, leaving the task easy for the host who rode on Avishka Fernando's 76 (98 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 65 (56 balls). The match had been reduced to 47-overs-a-side due to rain. India, however, won the series 2-1.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Deepti shines with all-round performance
Birmingham, July 23 (IANS) India's Deepti Sharma made all-round contribution, scoring 28 off 24 balls and taking one for 26 in 20 balls to help London Spirit Women beat Birmingham Phoenix Women by three wickets in The Hundred competition here on Friday. Shafali Verma, representing the Birmingham franchise, failed to score much, getting 13 off 13 balls.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: Osaka lights cauldron as Tokyo being new chapter (ld)
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with Japanese cultural motifs like the traditional kabuki theatre, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue
Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India at the Olympics: Medal hunt starts on Saturday
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) India's hunt for medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games starts early on Saturday morning with the country's athletes figuring in three medal events.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Zimbabwe surprise Bangladesh, win 2nd T20I by 23 runs
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe surprised Bangladesh in the second T20 International, winning by 23 runs to stay alive in the three-match series. The victory was also the first for the hapless Zimbabweans who had lost five internationals to the tourists before Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Krishna breaks the ice as Nagwaswalla finds his feet 
Chester-le-Street, July 23 (IANS) Young left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla seems to have overcome his initial nervousness and begun to gel well with the team as he seeks to pick lessons from the seniors during the ongoing tour of England.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US Secy of State Blinken to visit India to highlight 'shared priorities'
New York, July 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to visit India next week to strengthen cooperation and highlight shared interests, his spokesperson Ned Price announced on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
India trip on Sri Lankan spinners, get bowled out for 225
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Coach Rahul Dravid's decision to field five ODI debutants, three of whom could bat, failed to pay off as India were bowled out for 225 in the 44th over in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Support for Afghan Taliban increasing in Pakistan
Kabul/New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As the battle wages in Afghanistan between the Taliban and the Afghan forces, there is increasing support for the Taliban in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Olympics: Tokyo starts fresh chapter despite opening shorn of glamour
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with traditional Japanese motifs, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Israel to examine tighter controls on export of spywares like Pegasus
London, July 23 (IANS) An Israeli commission reviewing allegations that NSO Group's Pegasus spyware was misused by its customers to target journalists and human rights activists would examine whether rules for Israel's export of cyberweapons such as Pegasus should be tightened, a senior MP said, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
England winger Sancho signs up with Manchester United
London, July 23 (IANS) Premier League club Manchester United have completed the transfer of England winger Jadon Sancho. The transfer done for £73m moves Sancho from Borussia Dortmund to United till June 2026, with an option of extension by a year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
YouTube hits 10 bn Play Store download milestone
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) The Google-owned YouTube app for Android users has surpassed a whopping 10 billion downloads on the Google Play Store.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen to share 'American stories' in new book
London, July 23 (IANS) An upcoming book titled 'Renegades: Born in the USA', which is a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations between Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen, will be published in October this year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Hubble telescope back in action, releases new images
Washington, July 23 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned to full science observations and released new images, following recovery from a computer anomaly that suspended the telescopes observations for more than a month.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
2 US states see outbreak of drug-resistant superbug fungus
Washington, July 23 (IANS) A drug-resistant "superbug" fungus is spreading rapidly in the US states of Texas and Washington, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Jadhav to pair up with Deepika in archery mixed team event
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Pravin Jadhav's better performance compared to Atanu Das in the ranking round has prompted him to be paired with Deepika Kumari for the archery mixed team event. The event, making its debut in the Olympics, will he held on Saturday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
US initial jobless claims rise to 419,000
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US increased to 419,000 last week, indicating a bumpy recovery amid the recent Covid-19 resurgence, the Labour Department reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for indoor dining
Rome, July 23 (IANS) The Covid Green Pass will be mandatory to enter restaurants, cafes and other indoor dining eateries in Italy starting from August 6, the government announced.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
21 killed, dozens injured in Ecuador prison riots
Quito, July 23 (IANS) At least 21 prisoners were killed and several others injured during riots in two prisons in Ecuador, the Attorney General's Office said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Abbas, Israeli Minister discuss peace, security issues
Ramallah, July 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a phone conversation with Israeli Minister of Public Security Omer Barlev to discuss peace and security issues in the region, an official media report said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
S.African health regulator probes 28 deaths recorded after jabs
Johannesburg, July 23 (IANS) The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) said it was probing the deaths of 28 people who apparently died after being administered with a Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
1st humanitarian flight enters Ethiopia's Tigray
United Nations, July 23 (IANS) The first humanitarian flight entered Ethiopia's Tigray region after two months carried more than 30 aid workers as fighting had blocked a relief convoy into the conflict-ridden region, a UN spokeswoman said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Brazil to field only two athletes during Tokyo opening ceremony
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) The 300-plus Brazilian contingent at the Tokyo Olympic Games will be represented at the opening ceremony later on Friday by only two athletes -- flag bearers Bruno Rezende and Ketleyn Quadros.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Instagram tests new feature to curb targeted harassment
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) With an aim to curb targeted harassment, Facebook-owned Instagram is now testing a new feature called "Limits".
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Death toll in S.Africa unrest rises to 337
Johannesburg, July 23 (IANS) The death toll from the week-long violent protests and looting across South Africa, which were triggered following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, has increased to 337, according to a government official.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Israel reimposes several restrictions
Tel Aviv, July 23 (IANS) Israel has reimposed several coronavirus-related restrictions, limiting the entrance to large events, restaurants, gyms and other places only to people who have been vaccinated.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Cholera kills 60 people in Nigerian capital
Abuja, July 23 (IANS) At least 60 people have been killed by a cholera outbreak since May in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, a government official said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Nigeria,Health/Medicine
Africa's Covid 3rd wave at crossroads: WHO
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa is at a crossroads, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Constantly motivating youngsters the duty of seniors: Sreejesh
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Veteran Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says that it is the duty of the experienced players to make the juniors aware of the magnitude of the task at the Olympics, and that it's not enough to just represent the country.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Chip shortage to continue for up to 2 years: Intel CEO
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has said that the massive chip shortage will continue for at least two more years before the industry is able to completely catch up with the demand.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
15 killed, 26 injured in Pak rain-related incidents
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 26 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during the recent spell of heavy rain in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, according to disaster management authorities.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Thailand mulls new incentive to woo int'l visitors
Bangkok, July 23 (IANS) Thailand is considering to unveil an "island hopping" tourism program, allowing quarantine-free foreign travellers arriving in the resort island of Phuket to "hop" to other seaside destinations, in the latest step to boost the country's tourism sector.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Samsung offering special trade-in for new foldable smartphones in US
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is running a special trade-in programme in the US for its upcoming new foldable smartphones, industry insiders said on Friday, amid its push to expand its customer base of foldable handsets.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Snapchat reaches 293 mn daily users
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Snapchat has announced that it now has 293 million daily active users in the second quarter this year, an increase of 55 million year-over-year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bangladesh go 1-0 up against Zimbabwe with eight-wicket win
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Fine half-centuries by Mohammad Naim (63 not out) and Soumya Sarkar (50) helped Bangladesh defeat hosts Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the opening T20 International at the Harare Sports Club to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Iran inaugurates major oil pipeline to bypass Hormuz Strait
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a major onshore pipeline that allows the country to bypass the Hormuz Strait for crude oil exports.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
54.7% of EU adults fully vaccinated against Covid
Brussels, July 23 (IANS) More than half, or 54.7 per cent, of the adult population in the European Union (EU), equivalent to over 200 million people, have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a European Commission spokeswoman said here.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
'Nord Stream 2 pipeline to start operation despite US pressure'
Moscow, July 23 (IANS) The Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline will soon become operational despite the US' attempt to politicise the project, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
ECB leaves key interest rates unchanged
Frankfurt, July 23 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) said that it has decided to leave key interest rates unchanged and revised its forward guidance according to the new 2 per cent symmetric inflation target.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Covid self-isolation alerts threaten food supplies in UK supermarkets
London, July 23 (IANS) Supermarkets in the UK have warned that the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate due to Covid-19 has started to threaten the availability of some products.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Blacks, Hispanics among hardest hit by Covid-19: Study
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic for certain demographic groups in the US, particularly for Black and Hispanic communities, even when accounting for socioeconomic factors, according to a new study.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,International
Deepika qualifies ninth, to face Bhutanese archer in first elimination round (Ld)
Tokyo July 23 (IANS) Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar finished a creditable ninth after the women's individual ranking round, notching up a total of 663 points, on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field, the venue of the archery competitions, on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
IMF board approves policy reforms to support low-income nations
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a set of policy reforms to the concessional lending facilities to better support the recovery of low-income countries (LICs) from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
US launches airstrikes to support Afghan forces: Pentagon
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US military in the past few days conducted airstrikes in Afghanistan to support the war-torn country's security forces, the Pentagon said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI suspended after Covid+ test
Bridgetown, July 23 (IANS) The second One-day International between West Indies and Australia was postponed minutes before the start at the Kensington Oval after a non-playing staff of the home side tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chinese President makes surprise visit to Tibet
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has made an unannounced visit to Tibet.
2021-07-23
Category: International, India,International
Guinea to finally send athletes to Olympic Games
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Following extensive discussions with the International Olympic Committee, Guinea, an African nation, has decided to send its five-member contingent to the Tokyo Olympic Games after pulling out of the quadrennial showpiece, citing resurgence of Covid-19 variant.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 192.5 mn
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 192.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.12 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.74 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine