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AI finds Covid-19 infects majority of bad dreams
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to help analyse the dream content of close to 1,000 people and found that Covid-19 had infected more than half of the distressed dreams reported.
2020-10-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Oxford to study anti-inflammatory drug for Covid-19 treatment
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Oxford are starting a new study to explore the effectiveness of the anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drug adalimumab as a treatment for patients with Covid-19 in the community, especially care homes.
2020-10-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
UK at 'critical moment' with coronavirus: Johnson
London, Oct 1 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that new measures to tackle the increase in coronavirus cases "will take time to feed through".
2020-10-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies
London, Sep 30 (IANS) The first person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, has died from cancer.
2020-09-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Excessive use of mobile phones by students during lockdown: Study
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Parents and children are spending more time on various screens at home which is seriously affecting their health and now a new study reveals that students are making excessive use of their mobile phones during lockdown.
2020-09-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Britain's economy shrank by nearly 20% in second quarter
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Britain's economy shrank by a record 19.8 per cent in the second quarter, entering recession over the coronavirus lockdown, but the contraction was less severe than first thought, official data showed on Wednesday.
2020-09-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Manchester City complete signing of Ruben Dias from Benfica
Manchester, Sep 30 (IANS) Manchester City have completed the signing of Portuguese international Ruben Dias from Benfica. The 23-year-old centre-back has signed a six-year contract, which keeps him at the club until 2026.
2020-09-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara tests positive for Covid-19
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Liverpool FC have confirmed that Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-09-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Essex under fire after alcohol poured over Muslim cricketer
London, Sep 29 (IANS) County Cricket Club Essex is under fire after one of their players was pictured pouring alcohol over his Muslim teammate while celebrating their Bob Willis Trophy victory. While many demanded that the club issued an apology, the club stopped short of doing so, saying that "further work needs to be done across both sport and society in general, to widen people's knowledge and make them more aware of cultural differences".
2020-09-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft Bing wins key slots in Google's EU search auction
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Microsoft's Bing may appear as a download prompt on new Android smartphones in several countries such as Germany, Sweden, Spain, Britain, France, among others, after winning some key slots in Google's search auction.
2020-09-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor to shoot in London for 'Bell Bottom' after Glasgow
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor have finished their Glasgow schedule for the upcoming film, Bell Bottom. They are now set to shoot in London.
2020-09-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
40 UK universities report Covid-19 cases
London, Sep 29 (IANS) At least 40 universities across the UK have reported coronavirus cases, resulting in thousands of students self-isolating as the new term begins, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-09-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Politics
Britons lose confidence in UK's position: Poll
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A new poll analysing the UK's future relationship with the European Union (EU) has found that just 49 per cent of Britons believe that country is a force for good in the world, down 10 points since April 2019.
2020-09-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Belinda Clark to step down as CA community cricket chief
Melbourne, Sep 29 (IANS) Former Australia captain Belinda Clark has announced she will step down from her Cricket Australia (CA) role after three decades of service to cricket.
2020-09-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amy Jones' half-century take England to 4-0 lead against WI
Derby, Sep 29 (IANS) Useful contributions with the bat from Amy Jones and captain Heather Knight followed by some disciplined bowling helped England beat West Indies by 44 runs in the fourth match of the ongoing T20I series.
2020-09-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Common breathing test comes up short on accuracy: Study
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found that a routine test used to monitor patients' breathing may be unreliable and may put them at risk.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Uber now fit for London licence, rules judge
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Uber on Monday won a major legal battle over its London licence as a judge ruled in favour of the ride-hailing major, while overturning a ban on the app by the city's transport regulator.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
$12,852 fines for Britons failing to self-isolate
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Refusing to self-isolate when asked to has become illegal in England starting from Monday onwards and those who violate will be fined up to 10,000 pounds ($12,852).
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK could face third Covid-19 wave: Scientist
London, Sep 28 (IANS) A top scientist has warned that the UK could face a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic and believes that lockdowns could only delay the crisis and but it would not permanently stop the disease from spreading.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Big Ben to be on full display after 3 yrs
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Scaffolding hiding the roof of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses London's iconic Big Ben, will begin to be removed this after three years of extensive renovation.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK's Labour overtake ruling Conservatives in latest poll
London, Sep 28 (IANS) In a first since 2019 just before former UK Prime Minister Theresa May's exit from Downing Street, the UK's main opposition Labour Party overtook the ruling Conservatives in a new opinion poll.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ-Aus travel bubble could be possible before 2020 end: Ardern
Wellington, Sep 28 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that an air bubble between her country and some Australian states was possible by the end of this year.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Worst-hit Aus state reports lowest cases after curbs eased
Melbourne, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia's Victoria on Monday reported five new Covid-19 cases, the lowest since June 12, after coronavirus restrictions were eased in the country's worst-hit state by the pandemic.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Protesters gather outside Sharif's London residence
London, Sep 28 (IANS) More than 20 protesters gathered outside former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in London, hurling slogans and abuses against him, the media reported on Monday.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Prince Charles highlights Covid-19 impact on youngsters
London, Sep 27 (IANS) The UK's Prince Charles on Sunday highlighted the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on young people, saying it was a "particularly difficult time to be young".
2020-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Weighted blankets found to improve sleep of insomnia patients
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Using weighted chain blankets may lead to better sleep maintenance, a higher daytime activity level, and reduced symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety among insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders, says a study.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
GOT stars Rose Leslie, Kit Harington to become parents
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Actors Rose Leslie and Kit Harington of 'Game of Thrones' fame are expecting their first child.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Zealand's ruling Labour party could govern alone: Poll
Wellington, Sep 27 (IANS) New Zealand's ruling Labour party led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern could govern alone three weeks out from the upcoming general election slated to take place next month, a new poll revealed on Sunday.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Manchester Metropolitan University students in lockdown
London, Sep 27 (IANS) About 1,700 Manchester Metropolitan Univesity students have been asked to self-isolate after 127 pupils tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to media reports.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Health/Medicine
Notion of int'l community looks tattered after Covid-19: UK PM
London, Sep 27 (IANS) In his virtual address to thw 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his foreign counterparts at the world body that the "notion of the international community looks tattered" after the global Covid-19 crisis.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
16 arrested, 9 policemen hurt in London anti-lockdown protest
London, Sep 27 (IANS) At least 16 people were arrested and nine police officers sustained injuries after violence erupted at an anti-lockdown protest in London's Trafalgar Square.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Women can conceive after ovarian tumours: Study
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that women receiving fertility-sparing surgery for the treatment of borderline ovarian tumours are able to have children.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
London Mayor urges immediate ban on ban household mixing
London, Sep 26 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban household visits immediately, claiming the Covid-19 situation in the capital city was much worse than first believed, the media reported on Saturday.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
38 areas in England added to Covid-19 'watch list'
London, Sep 26 (IANS) A list of 38 new areas in England, including the entire city of London, has been added to a coronavirus "watch list" due to recent spike in the number of confirmd cases, the media reported on Saturday.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Covid during pregnancy not linked to complication in newborns
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, during pregnancy was not associated with complications in the newborn child.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New Zealand reports 2 new Covid-19 cases
Wellington, Sep 26 (IANS) New Zealand reported two new coronavirus cases on Saturday -- one in managed isolation and the other detected during contact tracing, taking the overall tally to 1,475, according to the Ministry of Health.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Imran wants UN peacekeeping force sent to Kashmir
United Nation, Sep 26 (IANS) During his speech in the high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly that was met by an Indian walkout, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday requested the Security Council to intervene with a UN force in Kashmir.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Nepal OM Oli calls for early adoption of int'l pact against terrorism
United Nation, Sep 25 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli called on Friday for the early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New analytical model detects mutations in breast cancer: Study
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a computational model which is effective in detecting and identifying genetic mutations in breast tumours.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
EU to appeal against Apple ruling in $15 billion tax fight
London, Sep 25 (IANS) The European Commission on Friday said it would appeal a court ruling that overturned its demand that Apple pay nearly $15 billion in tax to the Irish government.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air pollution leads to increase in electricity consumption: Study
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that high levels of air pollution are forcing people to consume more electricity, subsequently causing even greater environmental problems by increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Police officer shot dead in London
London, Sep 25 (IANS) A police officer was shot dead by a man who was being detained at the Croydon Custody Centre in London, authorities said on Friday, adding that the perpetrator has been detained.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Common pelvic pain drug ineffective in women: Lancet
London, Sep 25 (IANS) A drug -- gabapentin -- that is regularly used to treat chronic pelvic pain in women has been found to be no more effective than a placebo, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Climate change increases frequency of wildfires globally: Study
London, Sep 25 (IANS) New research adds to the growing body of evidence that climate change increases the frequency and severity of fires in many regions of the world.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Cooked carrots can trigger allergic reactions: Study
London, Sep 25 (IANS) The consumption of raw carrots triggers allergic reactions in many people. Contrary to popular belief, cooked carrots can also have this effect, warn researchers.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New Zealand Parliament to install solar panes
Wellington, Sep 25 (IANS) In an effort to cut carbon emissions, the New Zealand Parliament will install solar panels and improve energy efficiency, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Cricket Australia postpone Afghanistan Test, New Zealand ODIs
Melbourne, Sep 25 (IANS) Cricket Australia have confirmed the postponement of their maiden Test match against Afghanistan and the three-match ODI series against New Zealand until the 2021-22 season due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia announces fixture for WBBL 6
Melbourne, Sep 25 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Friday announced the 59-game fixture for the upcoming edition of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) which is slated to start from October 25 and will involve all the eight teams on the opening day of the T20 tournament. The entire tournament will be played in Sydney due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
It's a great feeling: Stafanie after breaching 3K T20I runs milestone
Derby, Sep 25 (IANS) "I'm not a stats person but when it came up on the big screen it was a really good feeling," said Stafanie Taylor as she recounted the historic moment of becoming only the second cricketer -- male or female -- and first West Indian to score 3,000 T20I runs.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Students self-isolating after Covid-19 outbreaks in UK varsities
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Hundreds of students have self-isolated after several universities across the UK reported major coronavirus outbreaks on campus just days into the new academic year, media reports said.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Health/Medicine