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Sudan welcomes Algerian initiative to hold Nile dam meeting
Khartoum, Aug 1 (IANS) Sudan has welcomed an Algerian initiative calling for holding a direct meeting between leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to reach a solution for the differences over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
UN Syria envoy urges upholding int'l humanitarian law
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has called for upholding the principle of the protection of civilians and international humanitarian law, a spokesman for the world body has said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Olympics: Satish bows out in quarterfinals as India's challenge in men's boxing ends
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar lost to world No. 1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the men's super-heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Satish put up a brave front but lost the bout by a unanimous decision.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Why people are hesitant towards vaccination?
Warsaw, Aug 1 (IANS) Vaccine deniers are mostly led by a generalised negative attitude to vaccines, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Poland,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Guterres welcomes official opening of coastal road in Libya
United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the official opening of the coastal road in Libya, in the presence of the UN Support Mission in Libya.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rockets strike Kandahar airport, flights suspended
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Flights in Afghanistan's Kandahar airport were suspended on Sunday after rockets struck the nation's second main international airport.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Fans divided over Simone Biles' withdrawal from floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The withdrawal of Simone Biles from the floor exercise final in women's artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics has caused some anger amongst the fans on social media.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Death toll in Afghanistan flash floods reaches 113
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The death toll from last weeks flash floods in Afghanistan eastern province of Nuristan has increased to 113 with dozens still missing, an officials said, adding that 70 more were injured.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
World Heritage Committee closes Fuzhou session, adds 34 new heritage sites
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco has wrapped in Fuzhou, capital of China's Fujian province, with a total of 34 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Returning Nadal to begin US Open tune-up with Citi Open
Washington DC, Aug 1 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal will begin his tune-up for the US Open in August-September with the Citi Open -- an ATP 500 hard-court tournament -- which commences here on Monday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Zimbabwe reopens Victoria Falls border to vaccinated tourists
Harare, Aug 1 (IANS) Zimbabwe has reopened the Victoria Falls land border with Zambia for fully vaccinated tourists to allow the smooth flow of visitors between the two neighbouring countries.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Airstrikes kill 37 militants in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A total of 37 militants were killed as Afghan fighter planes targeted a convoy of Taliban militants in Dasht-e-Lili area of Jawzjan province, a local official said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Olympics: USA gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of Monday's floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles on Sunday pulled out of the floor exercise final, scheduled for Monday, after having opted out of the vault and uneven bars finals in artistic gymnastics a day earlier.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
George Bailey new Australian chief selector as Trevor Hohns retires
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday appointed former skipper George Bailey as chairman of the national selection panel to replace the retiring Trevor Hohns.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
New Peruvian new govt to promote private, public investment
Lima, Aug 1 (IANS) The government of new Peruvian President Pedro Castillo will implement an economic policy that will promote private and public investment,Finance Minister Pedro Francke said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Olympics: Dressel wins fourth personal gold in men's 50m freestyle
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States won his fourth gold at the Tokyo Olympics triumphing in the men's 50m freestyle here on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.7 mn
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Thailand records all-time high daily Covid-19 cases
Bangkok, Aug 1 (IANS) Thailand's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths both set records again on Saturday, as the country fights its worst surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
WHO members oppose politicisation of Covid-19 origin tracing: Report
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) agree that the Covid-19 origin tracing should not be politicised, Sputnik reported on Friday citing Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chile reports 1,152 daily Covid-19 cases, 82 deaths
Santiago, Aug 1 (IANS) Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new Covid-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
China reports 328 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in July: Official
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China reported 328 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in July, close to the total of such cases reported in the previous five months, a health official said on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 6.67mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 6,678,949 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran reports 19,846 new Covid-19 cases, 3,871,008 in total
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) The Iranian health ministry reported on Saturday 19,846 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 3,871,008.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Turkey shocked by wildfires amid claims of sabotage
Istanbul, Aug 1 (IANS) Turkey is under the shock of unprecedented forest fires that killed four people and injured scores of others in its coastal touristic southern provinces, while authorities are investigating claims of sabotage.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
WI batsman Pooran's fireworks in vain as Pakistan win 2nd T20I
Guyana, Aug 1 (IANS) Nicholas Pooran's unbeaten 62 off 33 deliveries went in vain as Pakistan held on to win the second T20 International by seven runs here on Saturday. The win gave Pakistan 1-0 lead in the five-match series after the first game produced no result.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Guyana,Sports,Cricket
Malaysia sees fresh high of 17,786 daily Covid-19 cases
Kuala Lumpur, Aug (IANS) Malaysia reported 17,786 new Covid-19 infections in the highest daily spike since the outbreak, bringing the national total to 1,113,272, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
2nd T20: WI's Holder, Bravo restrict Pakistan to 157/8
Guyana, July 31 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder captured four wickets to restrict Pakistan to 157 for eight wickets in 20 overs in the second T20 International at Providence Stadium here on Saturday. For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam top scored with 51 off 40 balls while Mohammad Rizwan smashed 46 off 36 balls.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Guyana,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Jemimah scores only 14 but her team wins
Leeds, July 31 (IANS) Indian batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues, who lit up The Hundred with an unbeaten 92 and 60 in her first two matches for Northern Superchargers Women, had a rare failure when she fell for 14 against Oval Invicibles Women on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Qatar's Fares El-Bakh 'lifts' record, wins gold in 96kg
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Qatar's Fares El-Bakh on Saturday set a new Olympic record by lifting a total of 402kg in a dominant performance that fetched him gold in the men's 96kg weightlifting the Olympic Games.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Dual-drug therapy shows promise for treating alcohol use disorder
New York, July 31 (IANS) A team of researchers has leveraged two new molecules, one of which is currently in clinical oncology trials, to devise a dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder (AUD), without the side-effects or complications associated with current treatment regimens.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Rizwan establishes record for most T20I runs in a calendar year
Providence (Guyana), July 31 (IANS) Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan scored 46 runs off 36 balls against West Indies in the second T20 on Saturday to set a world record for most runs in a calendar year in T20 International cricket.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Cricket
FB's Ray-Ban smart glasses likely to be launched soon
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Tech giant Facebook is likely to launch its augmented reality-related Ray-Ban smart glasses soon.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Need to respect the bowlers bit more in England: Pant
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 31 (IANS) Standing outside the crease while batting and showing more respect to bowlers than one does in other countries will be important in England, said India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Disturbing videos show Taliban enforcing Sharia in parts of Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Deobandi groups larger objective is to impose Sharia in Afghanistan by converting it into an emirate and expand its influence all over the country at the cost of minorities and womens rights, Afghan media reports said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Xiaomi unveils new electric scooter, gaming monitor
London, July 31 (IANS) Xiaomi has expanded its 'AIoT line-up by launching new products, including a scooter, gaming monitor and Wi-Fi Router.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Noor Mukaddam murder sparks outrage in Pak over femicides
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Noor Mukaddam, the daughter of a former Pakistan diplomat, was brutally killed when she was at the house of her boyfriend Zahir Jaffer on July 20, who not only tortured Mukaddam, but inhumanely beheaded her at his residence, located in the posh vicinity of Islamabad.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic emerges women's singles tennis champ (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) No.9 seed Belinda Bencic won Switzerland's third Olympic tennis gold with a nail-biting 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 defeat of the unseeded Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two hours and 30 minutes on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Chinese Lyu becomes oldest weightlifter at 37 to win Olympic gold
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Chinese veteran Lyu Xiaojun made history on Saturday by becoming the oldest weightlifter to win an Olympic Games gold medal when at 37 he bagged the men's 81kg category along with three new Olympic records.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Stokes's exit may hurt but England have multiple all-rounder options
Nottingham, July 31 (IANS) Ben Stokes's decision to pull out of the Test series against India due to mental health concerns and fractured finger may hurt England since he is their ace all-rounder.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics hockey: India women's team makes maiden entry into quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team made a historic entry into the quarterfinals, finishing fourth in Pool A after Ireland were beaten 2-0 by Great Britain in the final league match on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's 33-yr-old 100m Olympic record
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) 2016 Rio Olympics champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led the way for an all-Jamaican sweep of the podium in the women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Elina Svitolina clinches women's singles tennis bronze
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) World No.6 Elina Svitolina won the Olympic bronze medal in women's singles, rallying from 1-4 down in the final set to defeat Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 and win Ukraine's first-ever Olympic tennis medal on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ex-FDA chief estimates up to 1 mn Covid cases daily in US: Report
New York, July 31 (IANS) With the Delta variant driving a surge in Covid-19 cases across the US, former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, believes the Covid is significantly more widespread in the country, the media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Sindhu no match for Tai Tzu-Ying, falls in semis (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) India's hopes of winning a gold medal in badminton and seeing PV Sindhu go one better than her silver won at the 2016 Olympic Games were dashed after the sixth seed lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying 18-21, 12-21 on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Confident of getting the better of Great Britain: India hockey coach Reid
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Manpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team will aim to get past Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games on Sunday and secure a last-four berth, which has eluded them since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games where the team led by V. Baskaran had won the eighth gold medal for the country.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
PCB shows displeasure over BCCI 'interference' in Kashmir Premier League
Lahore, July 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday showed its displeasure over reports of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) calling multiple ICC Members and forcing them to withdraw their retired cricketers from the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Video gaming to heat up with new launches in S Korea
Seoul, July 31 (IANS) Competition in South Korea's mobile video game market is set to intensify in the coming months with the launches of new titles, analysts have said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China: Report
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Electric vehicle maker Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 Standard Range in China, even as the price of the same vehicle produced in the US has been going up.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Telegram expands group video call feature to 1K people
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Encrypted messaging app Telegram has expanded its group video calling feature that now allows up to 1,000 people to join a group video call.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology