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Pakistan spinners strike after South Africa take lead
Karachi, Jan 28 (IANS) Opener Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen helped South Africa take a lead of 29 runs on the third day of their first Test against Pakistan. Spinner Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali, however, struck thrice at the end of the day to leave South Africa on 187/4 after Pakistan were all out for 378 earlier in the day.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Why so many people overuse antibiotics
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) The overuse of antibiotics occurs due to the mistaken widespread belief that they are beneficial for a broad array of conditions and because many physicians are willing to prescribe antibiotics if patients ask for the medication, a new study suggests.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
China's hegemony in Asia unacceptable: India
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In a clear warning to China, India on Thursday said that Chinese hegemony in Asia is unacceptable.
2021-01-28
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
SK Telecom forms partnerships for flying car development
Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS) SK Telecom, South Korea's top wireless carrier, said Thursday it has joined hands with local defence company Hanwha Systems Co., Korea Airports Corp. and the Korea Transport Institute to speed up the development of urban air mobility (UAM) services.
2021-01-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
India to play India A in 2 warm-up games ahead of England tour
London, Jan 28 (IANS) India will play two warm-up matches against India A in July ahead of their Test series in England. The five-Test series starts on August 4 at Trent Bridge.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Nicole Kidman: 'I'm hoping I haven't done my best work'
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) After over three decades in films, actress Nicole Kidman feels she still has a lot to do and hopes her best is yet to come.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Fermenting used food can improve crop growth: Study
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Fermented food waste can boost bacteria that increase crop growth, making plants more resistant to pathogens and reducing carbon emissions from farming, a new study suggests.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Pakistan to commence Covid vaccination drive from next week
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan will kick start its Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country from next week with the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) unveiling a comprehensive plan to administer the life saving jab.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IOC chief rules out cancellation of Tokyo Olympics
Paris, Jan 28 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach reiterated the IOC's commitment to delivering the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer, adding that preparation work for Beijing 2022 is also progressing steadily.
2021-01-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Pamela Anderson gets hitched again
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) At 53, actress Pamela Anderson has tied the knot again. She has married her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst in a secret ceremony.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why picking right location for Artemis base camp on Moon is a challenge
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) As NASA plans to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 with the Artemis programme, scientists and engineers are helping NASA determine the precise location of the Artemis Base Camp concept as several factors are needed to be considered to pick the right site.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Gal Gadot: Challenging times make us realise how fragile we are
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Hollywood star Gal Gadot says she has felt a stronger connection and an obligation to remember holocaust survivors after witnessing the impact of the pandemic on them.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chrissy Teigen sparkles in all-white ensemble
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has shared a stunning picture on social media dressed in an all-white ensemble but it is the caption that grabs attention.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Halsey announces she is pregnant
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Singer Halsey has made the announcement on social media that she is expecting her first child.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pak Defence Ministry wants ex-ISI DG's name retained in ECL
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Defence Ministry has taken a stand against a request, put in by former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General General Retd. Asad Durrani, to remove his name from the countrys Exit Control List (ECL).
2021-01-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Pak SC orders release of Daniel Pearl murder accused (Ld)
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday rejected an appeal filed by the Sindh provincial government against the Sindh High Court's (SHC) decision to acquit and release the accused persons in the 2002 kidnap and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, ordering their immediate release.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Expecting mothers at high risk of death due to Covid: Study
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Women, take note. Contracting Covid-19 while expecting a baby can have deadly consequences, a new study suggests.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vax neutralises UK, South Africa variants: Study
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech have said that their Covid-19 vaccine has been found in laboratory studies to work against new variants first identified in the UK and South Africa.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
S.Korea to hold planned combined drills with US
Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS) South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook has confirmed that the country will hold the annual springtime combined military drills with the US as planned, the media reported on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Restart date for Tokyo Olympic test events postponed by a month
Tokyo, Jan 28 (IANS) The restart date for the Tokyo Olympic test events has been postponed by one month from March 4 to April 3, organisers announced here on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
N.Korean defector leaves for US for congressional hearing
Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS) A high-profile North Korean defector-turned-activist has left for the US to attend a congressional hearing on a bill passed by South Korea to ban the sending of anti-Pyongyang leaflets, his lawyer confirmed on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Game Of Thrones' set for animated spin-off?
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) The next chapter of the global hit series Game Of Thrones may be in an animated avatar, and come alive in the streaming space. 
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
World Tour Finals: Srikanth, Sindhu suffer 2nd consecutive loss
Bangkok, Jan 28 (IANS) Star Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu suffered contrasting defeats in their respective second group 'B' matches at the BWF World Tour Finals here on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Apple's strict privacy feature to go live in next iOS 14 beta
San Francisco, Jan 28 (IANS) Apple's much contested privacy feature that will require app developers to seek permission from users to track them for ad targeting will be launched with the next iOS 14 beta, the company has said.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Instagram refreshes 'Stories' layout for desktop
San Francisco, Jan 28 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has rolled out a new layout for "Stories" feature for the desktop users.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Over 8,500 Afghan civilians killed, injured in 2020
Kabul, Jan 28 (IANS) In its latest report, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has revealed that more than 8,500 civilians were killed and wounded due to the war and violence in the country last year.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Dubai-based Indian boy reads 20 books in an hr
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) A five-year-old Dubai-based Indian boy has set a new record for being able to read 20 books in an hour, the media reported on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Umpire Bruce Oxenford announces retirement from international cricket
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) Umpire Bruce Oxenford has decided to retire from international cricket after officiating across all three formats of the game for over 15 years.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pak to begin Covid vaccination from next week
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Vaccination against the novel coronavirus in Pakistan is set to begin across the country from next week, a Minister has revealed.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak pilot spots 'an extraordinary object' in the sky
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has confirmed that a pilot of a Lahore-bound flight spotted "an extraordinary object" in the sky last week, media reports said on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak SC orders release of Daniel Pearl murder accused
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the key accused in the 2002 kidnap and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Waiting for opportunity to play alongside Bravo & Lewis, says Lyth
Abu Dhabi, Jan 28 (IANS) England batsman Adam Lyth, who has scored over 2,500 runs in T20s, is all set to turn up for the Delhi Bulls in the new season of the Abu Dhabi T10 beginning Thursday evening at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Queensland to reopen borders to domestic travellers
Brisbane, Jan 28 (IANS) Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Thursday that the Australian state will welcome travellers from all other parts of the country from February as recent Covid-19 outbreaks in the neighboring New South Wales (NSW) have subsided.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
647 Indonesian medical workers die of Covid-19
Jakarta, Jan 28 (IANS) At least 647 medical workers in Indonesia have died due to the novel coronavirus since March 2020, the Indonesian Medical Association said on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Palestine invites Islamic body to observe polls
Ramallah, Jan 28 (IANS) Palestine has extended an official invitation to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to observe the general elections scheduled for May 22, an official statement said.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Israel,Politics
US man arrested, charged for possessing 5 pipe bombs
San Francisco, Jan 28 (IANS) A man from the US state of California, who was suspected of attacking "Democrats and places associated with Democrats", has been arrested and charged over the possession of five pipe bombs.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Tesla announces redesigned Model S electric sedan
San Francisco, Jan 28 (IANS) EV maker Tesla has announced the first major redesign of the Model S electric sedan with new exteriors and interiors.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Expanded AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 to begin from Jan 20
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) The AFC Women's Asian Cup, slated to be held in 2022, will take place from January 20 to February 6, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) confirmed on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Japan's PM holds 1st phone conversation with Biden
Tokyo, Jan 28 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke with new US President Joe Biden over the phone on Thursday, which was their first conversation since the American leader was inaugurated on January 20.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Climate change termed as 'global emergency' in biggest-ever poll
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) Almost two-thirds of over 1.2 million people surveyed worldwide have said that climate change is a "global emergency", urging greater action to address the crisis, results from the biggest-ever climate poll revealed.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Samsung posts solid Q4 results, expects weaker Q1
Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Thursday said it expects downbeat first-quarter results on the weak US dollar and uncertainties over the novel coronavirus pandemic after announcing a solid fourth-quarter performance, although demand for chips and smartphones will remain strong.
2021-01-28
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
1 in 3 adults anxious, depressed due to pandemic: Study
Singapore, Jan 28 (IANS) One in every three adults, particularly women, younger adults and those of lower socioeconomic status, are experiencing psychological distress related to Covid-19, a new study suggests.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia arrests corruption case suspects
Riyadh, Jan 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested dozens of suspects over their involvement in a corruption case worth 11.59 billion riyals ($3.09 billion), a state media report said.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Madrid region suspends Covid vaccination due to shortage
Madrid, Jan 28 (IANS) The region of Spain's capital Madrid has temporarily suspended the coronavirus vaccination drive for two weeks due to a shortage in the number of doses.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
Palestine welcomes US announcement on restoring ties
Ramallah, Jan 28 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official welcomed the announcement of the new US administration under President Joe Biden on restoring ties with the state.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Egypt FM, EU envoy discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process
Cairo, Jan 28 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with visiting EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Susanna Terstal on reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
2021-01-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
LG joining Qualcomm to develop 5G automotive platforms
Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS) LG Electronics is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies Inc. for the development of 5G automotive platforms, its senior executive has said, as the South Korean tech giant tries to expand its presence in the automotive business for future growth.
2021-01-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
UK to impose mandatory hotel quarantine on arrivals from 'red list' nations
London, Jan 28 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the country will impose mandatory hotel quarantine for arrivals returning from "red list" nations in an effort to preventing new coronavirus variants from spreading.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Lahiri looks to minimise errors ahead of Farmers Insurance Open
San Diego (California), Jan 28 (IANS) Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is hoping the mixed fortunes he has endured over the past two weeks on the PGA Tour will change as he tees up at the Farmers Insurance Open.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Golf
Doval, US NSA discuss continuing close cooperation
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Indian National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and his American counterpart Jake Sullivan discussed continuing close co-operation in the Indo-Pacific region and promoting regional security, according to the White House.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy