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Sony suspends orders of vlogging camera amid chip shortage
Tokyo, Dec 7 (IANS) Amid the chip shortage, tech giant Sony Japan is reportedly suspending orders for the ZV-E10, a mirrorless vlogging camera, that the company launched in August.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Japan,Technology
S.Korea expresses 'deep regret' over Japanese politicians' visit to war shrine
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) South Korea on Tuesday expressed "deep concern and regret" over the latest visit by a group of Japanese politicians to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.
2021-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea raises punishment recommendation ceiling for child abuse homicide
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) The South Korean Supreme Court has raised the maximum recommmended sentence for those convicted of child abuse resulting in death to 22 and a half years years in prison amid calls for tougher punishment for such heinous crimes, sources said on Tuesday.
2021-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karl Nehammer sworn in as new Austrian Chancellor
Vienna, Dec 7 (IANS) The federal government of Austria was reshuffled and Karl Nehammer has been sworn in as the country's new Chancellor.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Suu Kyi's jail term halved by 2 yrs
Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 7 (IANS) The four-year jail sentences of Aung San Suu Kyi, the former de facto leader of Myanmar who was ousted during the February 1 military coup, as well as deposed President Win Myint have been halved by two years by the ruling military regime.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Suu Kyi's jail term halved by 2 yrs
Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 7 (IANS) The four-year jail sentences of Aung San Suu Kyi, the former de facto leader of Myanmar who was ousted during the February 1 military coup, as well as deposed President Win Myint have been halved by two years by the ruling military regime.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Stokes included in England's Ashes squad of 12; Anderson rested
Brisbane, Dec 7 (IANS) All-rounder Ben Stokes has been included in England's 12-member squad for the opening Ashes Test beginning at The Gabba on December 8, putting to rest speculation that he might not be considered for the first Test as he is returning to competitive cricket after a long time.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
WHO advises against use of convalescent plasma for Covid treatment
Geneva, Dec 7 (IANS) Convalescent plasma shows no improvement in survival and other important measures and is not recommended for patients with Covid-19, according to a study released on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
2021-12-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
2019 US Open champion Andreescu pulls out of Australian Open
Melbourne, Dec 7 (IANS) Canadian tennis star and 2019 US Open champion, 21-year-old Bianca Andreescu, on Tuesday became the first high-profile woman player to pull out of the Australian Open -- the opening major of 2022 -- due to mental health issues arising from "quarantining".
2021-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Intel to take its self-driving car subsidiary 'Mobileye' public next yr
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Chip maker Intel has announced its intention to take its self-driving car business Mobileye public in the US next year via an initial public offering (IPO).
2021-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian-origin petrol station owner killed in robbery on daughter's b'day
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian-origin owner of a petrol station in the US state of Georgia was killed on his daughter's birthday in a brazen daylight robbery in front of a bank that shares a building with a police station.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
China's exclusion from democracy summit delays Pak decision
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistani decision makers are holding extensive consultations on whether to attend the virtual summit on democracy convened by US President Joe Biden this week, as certain issues are making it difficult for Islamabad to make the final call, The Express Tribune reported.
2021-12-07
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Iraq, UK discuss withdrawal of US-led coalition forces
Baghdad, Dec 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss discussed the withdrawal of US-led coalition forces from Iraq.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Commit more time, money to develop spin bowling skills: NZ great to players
Auckland, Dec 7 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Jeremy Coney had demanded the Black Caps commit more time, energy and money to develop their spin bowling skills in the wake of the humiliating loss to India in the second and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
2021-12-07
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Winterization assistance continues across Afghanistan: UN
Kabul, Dec 7 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that the provision of winterization assistance continues across Afghanistan.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UNGA defers action on representatives of Afghanistan, Myanmar
United Nations, Dec 7 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has decided to defer action on the representatives of Afghanistan and Myanmar, which means that the incumbent representatives will continue to represent their countries.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Uber launches new audio recording option for rides, drivers
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber has introduced a new in-app safety feature that will allow drivers as well as riders to record audio during trips.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NASA picks Anil Menon among 10 new astronauts for Moon mission
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian-origin Anil Menon, a lieutenant colonel with the US Air Force and SpaceX's first flight surgeon, has been selected by NASA among the 10 new astronauts who could fly to the Moon someday.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Djokovic celebrates 350th week atop the ATP Rankings; eyes Graf's record
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) World No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, celebrated his 350th week atop the ATP Rankings, extending his record for the most weeks in the top spot, even as the Serbian set sights on Germany's women's tennis great Steffi Graf's record of 377 weeks at the top of the WTA rankings.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
S.Korea added largest number of job positions in 2020
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) South Korea added the largest number of job positions last year due to an increase in employment in the health, social welfare service and public administration sectors amid rapid aging, data revealed on Tuesday.
2021-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Moon calls for 'greater efforts' to prevent Omicron spread
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday instructed aides to make greater efforts to prevent the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, urging more people to get booster shots as the nation is struggling with a spike in cases and deaths.
2021-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Delete Joe Biden's $1 tn infrastructure bill: Elon Musk
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Taking on US President Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that America does not need his administration's ambitious $1 trillion infrastructure bill, or any of the government subsidies.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delete Joe Biden's $1 tn infrastructure bill: Elon Musk
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Taking on US President Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that America does not need his administration's ambitious $1 trillion infrastructure bill, or any of the government subsidies.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Drake withdraws two Grammy nominations; reasons not known yet
Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Drake has withdrawn his two 2022 Grammy nominations, a rep for the Recording Academy has confirmed to 'Variety'. Drake's rep did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia's left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux out of women's Ashes with stress fracture
Canberra, Dec 7 (IANS) Australia's left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux has suffered a stress fracture to her right foot, ruling her out of the blockbuster multi-format women's series against England, beginning with the one-off Test at Canberra from January 27.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft takes control of websites used by China-backed hackers
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Microsoft has disrupted the activities of a China-based hacking group, gaining control of the malicious websites the group used to attack organisations in the US and 28 other countries around the world.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iceland to fund climate action in vulnerable nations
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has received a new contribution of approximately $1.2 million in funding from the government of Iceland to support vulnerable countries on climate action.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
$60m funds to conserve Congo Basin, Andes-Amazon
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Society is scaling up conservation efforts in the Congo Basin and Andean-Amazon countries, with $60 million in support from the Bezos Earth Fund to work in partnership with governments, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) and other organisations.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
US completes construction of radar designed to detect missiles from N.Korea
Seoul/Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The US has completed the construction of a new long-range radar in Alaska that is designed to give early warnings for incoming ballistic missiles from North Korea and other countries, a top defence official said.
2021-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung unveils new leadership, replaces all 3 CEOs
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Tuesday replaced all three CEOs in a surprise move that, the company said, was intended to enhance competitiveness and promote future growth.
2021-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Barbados PM named UN's 2021 Champions of Earth
Nairobi, Dec 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados was among those chosen by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as its 2021 Champions of the Earth -- the world body's highest environmental honour.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
ECB to redesign euro banknotes
Brussels, Dec 7 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it will start to redesign euro banknotes as cash remains an important mode of payment for consumers in the region.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Politics
Iran vows support for Gulf countries' security
Tehran, Dec 7 (IANS) Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi hosted National Security Advisor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and assured him of Tehran's support to the security of Gulf states.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Four things we learned from Spain's Matchday 16
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) Real Madrid opened up an eight-point gap at the top of La Liga this weekend as both Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona lost at home. Here are some things we learned in Spain over the past two days.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
France announces new anti-Covid measures
Paris, Dec 7 (IANS) Amid the ongoing fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French government has announced new measures in an attempt to curb the rising number of confirmed cases in the country.
2021-12-07
Category: International, France,Politics
Champions League places in peril for Spanish sides in final group games
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS) The final UEFA Champions League group stage games are make or break for four Spanish teams, whose European future very much hangs in the balance.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mixed reactions over Italy's new 'green pass' rules
Rome, Dec 7 (IANS) Italy's newest round of coronavirus health curbs, which are among the most restrictive in the European Union (EU), has come into effect, but were .
2021-12-07
Category: International, Italy,Politics
'US inflation to remain above Fed Reserve's target amid rising wages'
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The US' annual inflation will remain above the Federal Reserve's target of 2 per cent over the next three years amid rising wages and a strong demand for goods and services, according to a survey released by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
IMF chief urges global cooperation to control pandemic, support economic recovery
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has urged for global cooperation to control the raging Covid-19 pandemic and support the economic recovery as the new Omicron variant has spread to over 40 countries around the world.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Apple to launch Watch SE 2 next year: Report
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Apple recently launched the Watch Series 7 lineup and now the company is gearing up to launch an updated version of the Watch SE, which might be named Watch SE 2.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Death toll from Indonesia volcano eruption reaches 22
Jakarta, Dec 7 (IANS) The death toll from the eruption of Mount Semeru in Indonesia's East Java province has increased to 22, while search operations for 30 missing persons continued amid a potential of lava floods and hot clouds, an official from the disaster management agency said.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Global Covid caseload tops 266.3 mn
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 266.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.26 million and vaccinations to over 8.21 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Germany pushes Covid-19 booster rollout
Berlin, Dec 7 (IANS) After a slow start to Germany's Covid-19 booster jab campaign, vaccination rates are creeping up again, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases and the Ministry of Health (BMG) have said.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
UK govt announces 'largest ever increase' in funding for drug treatment
London, Dec 7 (IANS) The UK government has unveiled its 10-year drug strategy, with the "largest ever increase" in funding for drug treatment.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Another 90 cases of Omicron variant identified in UK
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A further 90 cases of the new Omicron Covid variant have been reported in the UK, taking the total to 336, British health authorities have confirmed.
2021-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Australian homelessness up during pandemic: Report
Canberra, Dec 7 (IANS) Australian homelessness has increased during the pandemic despite a drop during the first wave of infection.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Politics
SP MLA Prabhu Narayan Singh Yadav 'headbutts' cop during protest in UP
Chandauli, Dec 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police have lodged FIR against more than 150 people including the Samajwadi Party MLA from Sakaldiha, Prabhu Narayan Yadav, a day after the party workers and leaders clashed with the police here.
2021-12-07
Category: International, India,International
Turkey to enhance relations with Gulf countries, says Erdogan
Istanbul, Dec 7 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey aims to enhance its relations and boost cooperation with the Gulf countries.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Remains of Sri Lankan manager killed in Pak flown back home
Colombo, Dec 7 (IANS) The remains of Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan manager who was brutally killed by a mob in Pakistan last week, arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday evening on a special flight from Lahore.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Iran, UAE top security officials vow to develop ties
Tehran, Dec 7 (IANS) The top national security officials of Iran and the UAE met in Tehran on Monday, and voiced the two countries' interest in further developing ties after years of tensions, the official news agency IRNA reported.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics