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Eng v WI: ICC welcomes back cricket, thanks ECB for efforts
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Manu Sawhney has welcomed the resumption of international cricket on the eve of England hosting the West Indies in a three-Test #raisethebat series starting on Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Higuain is the only person I fight with, says Juve manager Sarri
Turin, July 7 (IANS) Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri played down claims that his coaching style is rather confrontational and revealed the only player he fights with is Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Probably a damp towel is the best thing: Ngidi on saliva ban
Cape Town, July 7 (IANS) South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi feels a damp towel could be a way out to help bowlers who will not have the luxury of using saliva to shine the ball in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Would have picked Buttler as stand-in captain over Stokes, says KP
London, July 7 (IANS) Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen feels wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler would have been the better choice to cover for regular Test skipper Joe Root in the first Test against West Indies in Southampton starting Wednesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Elton John recalls time he thought he saw god
Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John recalled the time he smoked marijuana while listening to music and thought he saw god.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
David Schwimmer: 'Friends' reunion tricky to pull off amid pandemic
Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) "Friends" star David Schwimmer says the upcoming reunion special of the popular sitcom is proving "really tricky" to pull off amid the Covid pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China Masters, Dutch Open badminton tournaments cancelled
Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday announced the cancellations of the China Masters and Dutch Open from its revamped calendar for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Musk hints at new Tesla Gigafactory in Asia but not in China
San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has hinted at a possible new factory in Asia but that would not be in China this time.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Researchers identify compounds that halt Covid-19 virus replication
New York, July 7 (IANS) In a fight against Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers have found several existing compounds that block replication of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) within human cells grown in the laboratory.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Microsoft keen to acquire Warner Bros. gaming unit: Report
San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) Microsoft has expressed interest to acquire the gaming division of Warner Bros. to expand the game-making capabilities of its Xbox group, The Information reported.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eng vs WI: Vaughan picks Anderson over Broad for first Test
London, July 7 (IANS) Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has picked veteran pacer James Anderson to be in the playing XI ahead of teammate Stuart Broad for the first Test against West Indies beginning Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
John Boyega, Felicity Jones unite for 'Borderland'
Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) "Star Wars" actor John Boyega is all set to star alongside Jack Reynor, Jodie Turner-Smith and Felicity Jones in upcoming thriller "Borderland".
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
ATP announces adjustments to rankings due to COVID-19
London, July 7 (IANS) The ATP has said it will make 'adjustments' for calculating the men's tennis world rankings when the season resumes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Eng vs WI: Stokes vs Holder will decide the 1st Test, says Simmons
London, July 7 (IANS) West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has said that the battle between Jason Holder and Ben Stokes will go a long way in deciding which way their first Test against England, beginning Wednesday, goes.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Leaner Sibley looking to bat for longer periods after weight loss
Southampton, July 7 (IANS) England opener Dom Sibley has lost as much as 12kgs during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period and has come back to the team a leaner and fitter version of himself.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
German court lifts COVID-19 lockdown near meat plant
Berlin, July 7 (IANS) A German court has ended a lockdown imposed to tackle a coronavirus outbreak at a meat packing facility, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Germany,International
3 pubs in England close after COVID-19 positive tests
London, July 7 (IANS) Just days after reopening following a three-month closure, Three pubs in England have shut after customers tested positive for the novel coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US judge orders suspension Dakota Access Pipeline
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A US judge has ordered the suspension of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, amid concerns over its environmental impact, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
NHL set to restart on August 1 after COVID-19 hiatus
Washington, July 7 (IANS) The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced that it is targeting an August 1 return to the season, which was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Hockey
In backing Hamilton and Bottas, Mercedes boss ends Vettel speculations
Spielberg, July 7 (IANS) Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius has ended any lingering rumours related to four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel joining Mercedes next season as he gave his full backing to current duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Melania Trump's former aide to publish book
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A former aide to Melania Trump has written a memoir about her 15-year friendship with the US First Lady.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Brad Pitt boards 'Bullet Train'
Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt will be leading David Leitchs upcoming assassin action thriller "Bullet Train".
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Roscosmos CEO's adviser arrested over treason
Moscow, July 7 (IANS) Ivan Safronov, advisor to the CEO of Russia's Roscosmos on informational policy, was arrested on Tuesday over suspicion of treason, the state space agency said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Greenwood shows how good he is everytime he gets a chance: Cole
Manchester, July 7 (IANS) Former Manchester United forward Andy Cole has heaped praise on in-form forward Mason Greenwood, saying he can score with either foot and that is a great ability.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Australian Parliament set for virtual sittings
Canberra, July 7 (IANS) The Australian Parliament is preparing for virtual sittings due to the fresh coronavirus outbreaks in the country, media report said on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Probiotics may help ease depression: Study
London, July 7 (IANS) Probiotics that broaden the mix of helpful bacteria in the gut may help to ease depression, say researchers.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
52 killed in Japan due to torrential rain
Tokyo, July 7 (IANS) The death toll due to the torrential rain in Japan's Kyushu region increased to 52 on Tuesday, with the government issuing its highest alert as the Chikugo river in Oita prefecture overflowed.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Amazon shares top $3,000 for first time
San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon became worth more than $1.5 trillion after its shares breached the $3,000 mark for the first time on Monday, beating expectations of many analysts.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Publisher moves up release of book by Trump's niece
Washington, July 7 (IANS) The publisher of a tell-all memoir written by US President Donald Trumps niece Mary is planning to release the book on July 14 despite an ongoing litigation aimed at blocking the book, the media report.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Former PCB chief urges team to wear BLM emblem during Eng series
Lahore, July 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan Cricket Board chief Khalid Mehmood urged the team to wear 'Black Lives Matter' logo on their jersey during their upcoming series against England in August.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Trump's job approval rating erodes among key groups'
Washington, July 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's job approval rating was hovering near the low point of his presidency as core groups that propelled his 2016 run were dissatisfied with his performance in office, according to a new poll.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Roach can achieve more if he manages workload properly, feels Walsh
Kingston, July 7 (IANS) Legendary West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh feels if Kemar Roach can manage his workload properly, he can easily get to 300 Test wickets.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Covid norms: Elderly people not willing to isolate
London, July 7 (IANS) Despite being most vulnerable to severe illness due to Covid-19, older adults are not more willing to isolate when asked to -- which put them at more risk, say researchers.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
California Assembly delays session after COVID-19 outbreak
Sacramento, July 7 (IANS) A COVID-19 outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed a session of the state Assembly, highlighting the rapid spread of the virus in a state that has imposed new restrictions on bars and restaurants following a surge in the number of infections and hospitalizations, a media report said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Halle Berry withdraws from transgender role
Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) After facing backlash online, actress Halle Berry has pulled out of a transgender role she was supposed to play in an upcoming film.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
All-rounders take centrestage as cricket returns with Eng-WI series
Southampton, July 7 (IANS) Following a four-month long hiatus put forward by coronavirus pandemic, cricket is all-set to resume with England taking on West Indies in a three-Test #raisethebat series starting on Wednesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Two Indians share UAE lottery
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Two Indians have hit the jackpot by winning half a million dirhams each in the 12th Emirates Loto draw, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Saudi Arabia rules out financial curbs on expats
Riyadh, July 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has denied reports of freezing bank accounts of expatriates whose financial dealings are higher than their wages, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
HK's Lam denies being kept in dark over security law
Hong Kong, July 7 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she was not kept in the dark as China imposed the national security law on the city, and central government officials had briefed her and sought her opinion on the legislation.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Younis is someone who can never show knife to anyone: Inzamam
Lahore, July 7 (IANS) Inzamam-ul-haq has backed Younis Khan after learning that former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower had alleged that Pakistan's highest Test run-getter had threatened him with a knife.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Afghan govt suspends release of Taliban inmates
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Ireland releases Covid tracing app based on Apple-Google API
Dublin, July 7 (IANS) Ireland has released a Covid-19 contact tracing app which is based the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google, to help contract trace as well as slow the spread of coronavirus.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Ireland,Technology,Health/Medicine
Spanish antibody study shows no herd immunity to Covid-19
London, July 7 (IANS) Spanish researchers have found that only five per cent of the population in Spain has developed antibodies, nowhere near the levels needed to achieve 'herd immunity'.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
US looking at banning TikTok, other Chinese apps: Pompeo
Washington, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington was looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Pak opens first ventilators' production facility
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the country's first indigenous ventilators' manufacturing facility.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Brazil eyeing Maracana to kick off World Cup qualifiers
Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Brazil could open their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium, under plans being considered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
2020-07-07
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine advances to key phase-3 trial
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac has received approval for starting phase-3 clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, CoronaVac, in Brazil.
2020-07-07
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 existed worldwide before emerging in China: Oxford expert
London, July 7 (IANS) The novel coronavirus has existed worldwide and broke out whenever and wherever favourable conditions occurred before it emerged in China last December leading to the ongoing global pandemic, an Oxford University expert said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
9 dead during I-Day weekend shootings in NYC
New York, July 7 (IANS) More than 40 shooting incidents took place in New York City during the Independence Day weekend, killing at least nine people, local authorities said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hot weather does not drive people to post angry tweets
San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) Hot weather may make people more aggressive but the rising mercury may not result in more angry tweets or hateful Facebook posts from the social media users, an interesting study has revealed. However, the first-of-its-kind research found that incidence of angry tweets is highest on Mondays.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society