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Big Tech must pay 'political price': Trump on FB ban
Washington, May 6 (IANS) After the independent Oversight Board upheld Facebook's decision to ban Donald Trump, the former US President slammed the move as a "total disgrace," saying the Big Tech companies "must pay a political price."
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Over 20 students kidnapped in Nigeria freed: Police
Lagos, May 6 (IANS) Nigerian police have confirmed that more than 20 students abducted from a college in the state of Kaduna have been released.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan Air Force to build new air base in Balochistan
New Delhi, May 6: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plans to build a new air base in Balochistan, stepping up the militarisation of the restive province. The PAF has also identified a piece of land for the air base in Nasirabad district of Balochistan.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,National
Egypt, Turkey start talks in bid to end 8-yr rift
Cairo, May 6 (IANS) Egyptian and Turkish delegations led by senior diplomats held talks in Cairo in a bid to normalise ties and end eight years of rift between the two countries.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
House Republicans move to oust Liz Cheney from party leadership
Washington, May 6 (IANS) US House Republican leaders have moved to expel Liz Cheney, the third-ranking party member who repeatedly spoke out against former President Donald Trump, from her leadership post by either publicly supporting or privately backing her replacement.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indian students to benefit as Canada to give PR to 90K
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Indian students will be the major beneficiaries of Canada's new one-time immigration programme which opened for applications on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Attacks against Asians rise in US: Panel
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Attacks against people of Asian descent aren't new in the history of the US, but recent spike in anti-Asian incidents post-Covid, panelists at a recent online seminar organised by top American think tank East-West Centre argued.
2021-05-06
Category: International, India,International
Myanmar junta bans satellite TV, restricts Internet, media
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) The Myanmar junta has banned satellite television after imposing severe restrictions on the internet and media, provoking global rights groups to protest the military's tightening grip over information flow in the country.
2021-05-06
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
Palestine to set new poll date if Israel approves voting in E.Jerusalem
Ramallah, May 6 (IANS) Palestine will set a new date for holding the general elections if Israel approves voting in East Jerusalem, according to Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
WHO lauds US' decision to lift patent protections on Covid jabs
Geneva, May 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has lauded the commitment by the US to temporarily lift intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, an advance that may help produce more vaccines globally.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Beirut port's hazardous substances shipped out
Lebanon, May 6 (IANS) Lebanon's council of ministers announced that at least 59 containers carrying hazardous substances following the August 2020 Port of Beirut's twin explosions have been shipped out of the country.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
I'm paying apolitical price' for Facebook ban: Trump
Washington, May 6 (IANS) After the independent Oversight Board upheld Facebook's decision to ban Donald Trump, the former US President said that this is the "political price" he has to pay for not just by Facebook, but by Google and Twitter as well.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Germany ramps up climate protection targets after ruling
Berlin, May 6 (IANS) The German government has ramped up its climate protection targets after the country's Federal Constitutional Court ruled last week that the current climate law was insufficient, Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
Netanyahu's main rival tasked with forming govt
Tel Aviv, May 6 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Yair Lapid, with the formation of a new coalition government, a day after the premier failed to do so.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Erdogan, Putin discuss delivery of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines
Ankara, May 6 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the delivery of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines during a phone call, the Ankara government announced.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Egypt announces new precautions ahead of Ramadan end
Cairo, May 6 (IANS) Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has announced new precautionary measures set to last for two weeks ahead of the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Germany bans Islamic group over suspected terror financing
Berlin, May 6 (IANS) The German government has banned Ansaar International, an Islamic group, and its sub-organisations on suspicion of financing terrorist groups outside the country, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Terrorism
Chelsea beat Real, to face City in Champions League final
London, May 6 (IANS) Chelsea set up an all-England Champions League final against Manchester City as Timo Werner and Mason Mount settled their last four second leg tie against Real Madrid.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Regime of US anti-Iran sanctions shattered: Rouhani
Tehran, May 6 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the regime of US anti-Tehran sanctions has been shattere.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Vax doses administered in a day in Pak top 200K
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) Chairman of Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said that the Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in a day has crossed the 200,000 mark for the first time as the country amplified its immunization efforts to curb the third wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Duterte names new national police chief
Manila, May 6 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), government spokesperson Harry Roque said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Israel sees 350% jump in foreign tourist arrivals
Tel Aviv, May 6 (IANS) The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Israel jumped about 4.5 times or 350 per cent in April from March, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Philippines imposes travel ban on B'desh, Nepal, Pak, SL
Manila, May 6 (IANS) The Philippines government has decided ban travellers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka from entering the country in efforts to prevent the spread of the highly infectious Covid-19 variant first found in India, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Philippines,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Samsung develops advanced chip packaging tech
Seoul, May 6 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that it has developed an advanced chip packaging technology for high-performance applications as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand its leadership in semiconductor solutions.
2021-05-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Afghan conflict intensifies amid US forces' withdrawal
Kabul, May 6 (IANS) The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has further intensified since the start of the withdrawal of the US-led forces from the country on May 1 as the Taliban militants have stepped up activities, officials said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Kyrgyz President signs new constitution
Bishkek, May 6 (IANS) Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov has signed the new Constitution which was adopted in a constitutional referendum held on April 11.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics
Google adopts hybrid workplace, 20% staff to work remotely
San Francisco, May 6 (IANS) As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages countries like India and Brazil, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the company is adopting a hybrid workplace, where around 60 per cent of Googlers are coming together in the office a few days a week, another 20 per cent are working in new office locations and 20 per cent are working from home.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
IS blows up 2 oil wells, kills 2 security members in Iraq
Baghdad, May 6 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group attacked an oil field in Iraq's Kirkuk province, killing two security members and blowing up two oil wells, a government statement said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Ready to promote Israeli-Palestinian dialogu: Russian FM
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow is ready to facilitate direct dialogue between Israel and Palestine.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
US backs patent waivers for Covid vax, but faces oppn at WTO
United Nations, May 6 (IANS) The US has backed the request by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive Intellectual Property rights for Covid-19 vaccines but it has been met with oppostion from some members of the body.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Be prepared for Games without fans: Coe to athletes
Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) World Athletics (WA) president Sebastian Coe on Wednesday said that athletes should be prepared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics venues without spectators.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tiny Botswana awards its World Athletics Relays bronze winning team
Gaborone (Botswana), May 5 (IANS) The government of Botswana on Wednesday congratulated it's men's 4x400m team for clinching a bronze medal at the just-ended 2021 World Athletics Relays in Poland.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Botswana,Sports,Athletics
United's aborted game vs Liverpool to be played on May 13
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester United on Wednesday said that their match against Liverpool, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been rearranged for May 13.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sterling racially abused after Man City's semi-final win
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram less than 48 hours after English football's social media boycott came to an end.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
How about taking a jet to witness dead bodies: Slater to Aussie PM
Maldives, May 5 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater has lashed out at his country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison for being insensitive to Australians stranded in India. The cricketer-turned-commentator asked the PM to take a private jet and witness the dead on India's streets.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Maldives,Sports,Cricket
Oman logs 770 new Covid cases, tally at 198,572
Muscat, May 5 (IANS) Oman on Wednesday reported 770 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally to 198,572, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Oman,Health/Medicine,Politics
No.1 Barty sets up last-4 clash with wildcard Badosa
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Top seed Ashleigh Barty underlined her dominance of the Tour with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over No. 9 seed Petra Kvitova in one hour and 48 minutes to reach her first Madrid Open semi-final on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Nadal snuffs out Alcaraz's challenge in Madrid Open
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal spoiled Carlos Alcaraz's 18th birthday bash as he moved into the third round of Madrid Open with a 6-1, 6-2 victory on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Russian opposition criticizes planned 'anti-Navalny' law
Moscow, May 5 (IANS) Russian opposition figures have criticized a planned law on restrictions for candidates in the Duma election as a targeted attack on supporters of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
S. African governing party suspends Secretary-General
Johannesburg, May 5 (IANS) South African governing party African National Congress (ANC) has suspended the Secretary-General Ace Magashule as the party cracks the whip against those facing charges.
2021-05-05
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mourinho will do a great job at Roma, says Fonseca
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been backed to do a great job at AS Roma by Paulo Fonseca, the man he will replace at the Serie A club. Roma announced on Tuesday that Fonseca will step down from his role at the end of the season to make way for Mourinho.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Hopes rise in Germany as Covid figures show steady decline
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) German health authorities are reporting a steady decline in the number of infections caused by the Covid, in an apparent indication that the country's vaccination campaign is taking effect.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Politics
Prosecutor investigating FIFA boss Infantino removed
Vienna, May 5 (IANS) The special prosecutor investigating FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been removed, a Swiss federal court said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
EU medicine regulator starts rolling review of Sinovac Covid vax
Brussels, May 5 (IANS) The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has started a rolling review of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinovac, the latest vaccine candidate hoping to win approval for usage in the bloc.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ex-Apple employee denies leaking trade secrets to media
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) Former Apple employee Simon Lancaster, who has been sued for allegedly leaking information to an unnamed publication, has denied the allegations in a court filing that he disseminated trade secrets in exchange for favourable coverage of a start-up he had invested in.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Windies' Brathwaite, Darren Bravo get international contracts
St. John's (Antigua), May 5 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday awarded newly-appointed Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo international contracts for red-ball and white-ball cricket, respectively for the 2021-22 season.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Thomas Mann to star with Emma Roberts in 'About Fate'
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actor Thomas Mann has joined the cast of the romantic comedy "About Fate", co-starring Emma Roberts. The two stars were earlier seen in the 2010 comedy drama, "It's Kind Of A Funny Story".
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two Neo-JMB members arrested in Dhaka
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested two suspected militants of the banned extremist outfit 'Neo-JMB from the Matuail area in Dhaka.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
High-intensity exercise generates more aerosols, aids in Covid spread
New York, May 5 (IANS) High-intensity exercise produces more respiratory aerosols that can be harmful and aid in the transmission of Covid-19, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) device can effectively filter out the aerosols, finds a study.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka all set for three-match ODI series in Bangladesh
Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Fresh from their 1-0 victory over Bangladesh in the two-match Test series, the Sri Lankan cricket team will play three One-day International (ODI) matches during their tour of Bangladesh starting May 16.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket