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Facebook sues Chinese company over alleged ad fraud
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Facebook has sued a Chinese company for allegedly tricking people into installing a malware, compromising peoples accounts and then using them to run deceptive ads.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch adds new features
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Chirp for Twitter app is now receiving its biggest upgrade since its arrival with the latest version 2.0 update.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
You're a damn liar man: Biden tells voter
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden confronted a voter by calling him a liar who suggested that the former Vice President had sent his son to work in Ukraine, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Naseem Shah named in Pak U 19 squad for WC 2020
Lahore, Dec 6 (IANS) Young Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been included in the 15-member squad for the U 19 World Cup slated to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9 next year.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Madonna gets blood treatment after cancelling tour dates
Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Singer Madonna is hoping a radical new blood treatment will help her bounce back from the mystery pain that forced her to cancel a series of "Madame X" dates last month.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple updates Clips with Memoji, Animoji and more
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Apple's free video creation app Clips has been updated for the iPhone and the iPad with new Animoji and Memoji support.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bangladesh Bank criticised for 'sexist' job circular
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bangladesh Bank was criticised for a "sexist" job circular, where it asked married female applicants to mention their husbands permanent address as their own, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
UK polls: Conservatives have 10-point lead over Labour
London, Dec 6 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his ruling Conservative Party have a 10-point lead over opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party ahead of the December 12 general election, according to a new poll.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Amazon apologises for delivering condoms, toothbrushes
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Retail giant Amazon has apologised after its buyers received condoms and random items such as toothbrushes and tambourines, instead of Nintendo switches worth £300.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Pixel 4 recording app now available for Pixel 2, 3 and 3A
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Google's AI-powered Recorder app, which has so far been available exclusively for Pixel 4 owners, is now compatible with the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3A series phones.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'No progress in getting Turkey to abandon Russian missile system'
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said that there had been "no movement" with regard to getting Turkey to abandon the Russian S-400 missile system.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Brain differences detected in kids with depressed parents
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers have found structural differences in the brains of children at high risk for depression due to parental depressive history.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
ADB approves $1bn emergency loan for Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an emergency loan of $1 billion for Pakistan to provide immediate support to the country's finances and help strengthen a slumping economy, according to a statement issued on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Call of Duty: Mobile crosses 170mn downloads in 2 months
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) has reaped nearly $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in its first two months.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
N.Korea, US still seem to have differences: S.Korea
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) The South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday that North Korea and the US still seemed to have differences over the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
2019-12-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Priyanka: Serving as Goodwill Ambassador privilege of my life
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One-third of lung cancer patients have depression: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Criss Angel plans cancer charity event after son's relapse
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Famous American magician Criss Angel has vowed to raise $5 million for cancer research after his five-year-old son's leukemia returned.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anna Faris opens up about staying with cheating ex
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Anna Faris is getting candid about a previous relationship where she was cheated on.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NASA's 1st solar probe results unravel Sun's mysteries
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revealing the findings from its historic probe to "touch" the Sun for the first time, NASA has said that the results will help scientists rewrite the models they use to understand and predict the space weather around our planet, and understand the process by which stars are created and evolve.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Khaleda's lawyer arrested over adultery
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) Jailed former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's lawyer Kaiser Kamal has been arrested over an alleged extramarital affair with the wife of a junior advocate at his law firm, a media report said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ALERT: Nirav Modi, billionaire jeweller, declared fugitive economic offender by special PMLA court in Mumbai
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2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,
Khaleda's bail hearing in corruption case deferred
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Thursday deferred former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail hearing in a corruption case after authorities sought more time to submit a report on her health.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
US denies considering adding 14,000 troops to Middle East
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The US Department of Defense has rejected a report alleging that Washington was considering adding 14,000 troops to the Middle East to confront Iran.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
France braces for biggest national strike in years
Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) France is bracing for severe disruption as millions of workers were scheduled to go on strike, deemed the country's biggest in years, on Thursday in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.
2019-12-05
Category: International, France,Politics
11 killed as typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines
Manila, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed, while hundreds of thousands were evacuated as typhoon Kammuri pounded large parts of Philippines, bringing heavy rains and high velocity winds and damaging a number of properties, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye, straighteners
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Researchers have found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chris Martin says he struggled with internalised homophobia
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin got candid about sexuality and how it led to him being bullied during his childhood.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Half of world joins coalition for climate action
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) As parties from the globe are meeting in this Spanish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the Co-Chairs of the NDC Partnership on Wednesday announced that its membership has reached a major milestone.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Brad Pitt grown more emotional despite never crying in 20 yrs
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt has said he "hadn't cried in 20 years", before he started to get more emotional as he grew older.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aspirin can be safe option to treat migraines: Study
New york, Dec 4 (IANS) Aspirin can be considered an effective and safe option to other, more expensive medications to treat acute migraines as well as prevent recurrent attacks, a new study suggests.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pablo Escobar's brother unveils foldable smartphone
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Pablo Escobar's biological brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has launched a completely foldable smartphone 'Escobar Fold 1' which features a unique flexible screen allowing a user to fold their regular phone into a tablet size.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jason Momoa scolds Chris Pratt for using plastic bottle
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Jason Momoa has poked fun at fellow movie superhero Chris Pratt for posing at the gym with a plastic water bottle.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jason Derulo slams Instagram for removing steamy photo
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Singer Jason Derulo's took to Instagram to question the photo-sharing website's decision to remove one of his steamy images as the site dubbed it "nudity or sexual activity."
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
'Star Trek' writer DC Fontana passes away
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Dorothy Catherine Fontana, a writer on the original "Star Trek" series who had a long association with the franchise, has passed away. She was 80.
2019-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
YouTube loosens restrictions on violent video games
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) A new YouTube policy allows creators to upload video games with scripted or simulated violent content without bothering about getting automatically hit by age-restriction gates.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, researchers have warned.
2019-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
'US should reduce EU tariffs over Airbus A380 subsidies'
Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) The US should reduce tariffs worth $7.5 billion itimposed on the European Union (EU) for providing subsidies to Airbus for the A380 by 2 billion euros since the practice has not had negative effects on Boeing, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel said.
2019-12-03
Category: International, France,Politics
Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines
Manila, Dec 3 (IANS) Typhoon Kammuri made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday with violent winds and heavy rainfall that has forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights at the Manila airport and the evacuation of thousands of people.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
NZ to ban foreign political donations, anonymous campaign ads
Wellington, Dec 3 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Tuesday said it was set to ban large foreign donations to political parties and candidates as well as enforce transparency in campaign ads amid fears of Chinese meddling in next year's elections.
2019-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
HK's Carrie Lam closes ranks with China, condemns US law
Hong Kong, Dec 3 (IANS) Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday closed ranks with China and condemned the US Senate's passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA), which she lambasted as unnecessary and unjustified.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Trump campaign bans Bloomberg journalists from events
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's campaign announced that it would ban Bloomberg journalists from its campaigns and rallies after the news agency refused to investigate its owner, Michael Bloomberg, a Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election.
2019-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ross Taylor becomes second NZ batsman to score 7K Test runs
Hamilton, Dec 3 (IANS) Experienced batsman Ross Taylor on Tuesday became only the second New Zealand batsman to score 7,000 runs in Test cricket. He achieved the feat on the final day of the second Test against England at the Seddon Park which ended in a draw.
2019-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sophie Devine named WBBL player of the tournament
Melbourne, Dec 3 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine has been named as the player of the tournament for this edition of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).
2019-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Realme to launch only 5G smartphones in China from 2020
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) Realme's CEO and founder Sky Li, has disclosed a major policy change via a Weibo post that from next year the company will only release 5G mobile phones in the domestic market.
2019-12-03
Category: International, China,Technology
Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a new study.
2019-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Chronic opioid treatment may increase PTSD risk: Study
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Researchers have found that long-term (chronic) treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma may increase post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) risk.
2019-12-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Australia witnesses driest spring season in 120 years
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia has witnessed its driest spring season in 120 years of recorded history, the country's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) revealed on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Vigil to be held for London Bridge attack victims
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A vigil will be held here on Monday for the two victims of the November 29 London Bridge attack.
2019-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments
London, Dec 2 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon has withdrawn a range of "Christmas ornaments" displaying images of the Auschwitz concentration camp that sellers had posted on its website, a media report said on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society