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British Masters golf: Shubhankar ends tied 34th, Bland wins title
Wishaw (Scotland), May 16 (IANS) Leading Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma returned his best card of the week -- a 3-under 69 -- yet ended up tied 34th at the Betfred British Masters here on Sunday. England's Richard Bland won the title, returning a six under 66 on the final day for an aggregate of 13 under par on the 72-hole course.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
2018 Aussie ball-tampering scandal monumental mistake: Bowling coach
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Repercussions of the 2018 Australian ball-tampering scandal incident in a Cape Town Test against host South Africa is going to keep recurring forever, David Saker, who was Australia's bowling coach at the time, has said while admitting that it was a "monumental mistake".
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Covid deaths in Canada linked to dementia, Alzheimer's: Report
Toronto, May 16 (IANS) Dementia and Alzheimer's disease were the most common medical conditions linked with all Covid-19 deaths reported in 2020 in Canada, the media reported.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Elon Musk may create his own cryptocurrency soon
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) After applying brakes on Bitcoin as a payment mode to buy Tesla vehicles, Elon Musk has now revealed that he might create his own cryptocurrency in the near future.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'India women's cricket team to tour Australia in September'
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) India women to tour Australia for a bilateral series in September, Australia fast bowler Megan Schutt has said. Interestingly, neither the Indian cricket board nor Cricket Australia (CA) has made an official announcement on the tour that was postponed in December due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Android 12 might include fresh design for widgets, notifications
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) As Google is likely to unveil Android 12 at its I/O 2021, a new leak hints that Android 12Amight include some new functional changes, including Google widgets and animations.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sri Lanka arrive in Bangladesh for three-match ODI series
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Sri Lanka cricket team has arrived in Bangladesh for a three-match ODI series, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) tweeted on Sunday. The team will now complete three days of quarantine before it plays a practice match on May 21.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Over a fourth of EU adults 'unlikely' to get Covid vaccinations: Survey
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) More than a quarter of adults (27 per cent) in the European Union (EU) are "very unlikely" to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a large survey of 47,000 people, media reports said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
IS claims responsibility for Kabul mosque attack
Kabul, May 16 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for a blast at a mosque in Kabul that killed at least 12 people, including the imam.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Massive turnout for pro-Palestinian protest in Paris despite ban
Paris, May 16 (IANS) Despite a ban, tens of thousands of people gathered in Paris for a pro-Palestinian demonstration, during which police used tear gas and water cannon to try to disperse the demonstrators.
2021-05-16
Category: International, France,Politics
WHO asks rich countries to delay child vax, donate jabs
London, May 16 (IANS) Rich nations must delay their plans to vaccinate their children and teenagers against Covid-19 and instead donate the jabs to low-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
German Chancellor candidate says husband will mind the kids if she wins
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Annalena Baerbock, the Green party's candidate for Chancellor in Germany's upcoming federal election, has said her husband will take care of their children if she wins.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Kohli is someone I will always remember: Paine
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Australia Test captain Tim Paine said that his India counterpart Virat Kohli is someone he will always remember. The pair have had run-ins on the field, particularly during the India's 2018/19 tour in which they won the Test series 3-1.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Reporter sentenced to prison in Belarus
Minsk, May 16 (IANS) A correspondent for Deutsche Welle has been sentenced to 20 days in prison in Belarus, the German broadcaster said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Belarus,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Israel will pursue Hamas as long as necessary: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, May 16 (IANS) Hamas continued to attack Israel with rockets on Sunday and the Israeli army struck back with force as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to pursue the Palestinian militant group for as long as necessary.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Pro-Palestinian protests held in major US cities
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Demonstrators took to streets across a number of major US cities, demanding an end to the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
US nurses' union condemns CDC's advice to go maskless
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US' union of registered nurses condemned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for lifting mask recommendations for vaccinated people in the country, stating that it would jeopardise the health of frontline workers, the media reported.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,International
At 5.7M, Apple's notebook shipments grow 94% in Q1 2021
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) Apple shipped 5.7 million notebook computers in the first quarter of 2021, up 94 per cent from the 2.9 million units that it shipped in the year-ago quarter.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
FB continues ban on Myanmar anti-coup groups: Report
Nay Pyi Taw, May 16 (IANS) Facebook has reportedly upheld a ban on many organisations in Myanmar that have joined forces to resist the military coup that took place on February 1.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Technology
Paris Hilton is a 'butterfly babe' in latest post
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Entrepreneur-socialite Paris Hilton channelled her inner 'butterfly babe' spirit as she posted a throwback picture from her holiday in the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Roblox changes 'game' with 'experience' to meet Apple standards
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from the ongoing legal battle between Epic Games and Apple over the App Store policies, popular virtual gaming platform Roblox has replaced the word 'game with 'experience on its website.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
How to encourage people with Covid-19 vax hesitancy
London, May 16 (IANS) You can't be sure, even if you're relatively young and fit, that you won't get seriously ill or struggle with long-term Covid-related problems. This could be the most effective way to strongly encourage vaccine-hesitant individuals, say researchers.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Blockbuster Italian Open final: Djokovic versus Nadal on Sunday
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will take on No.3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal in their sixth Italian Open title clash on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Amy Adams shares how Meryl Streep helped her calm down on set
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Oscar winning-actress Meryl Streep taught actress Amy Adams how to knit in an effort to calm down.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hamas leader's house hit by Israeli strikes
Gaza, May 16 (IANS) Homes and apartments in the Gaza Strip, including the house of a Hamas leader, were bombed and destroyed as Israel slammed the region with airstrikes.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
B'desh educational institutions to stay shut till May 29
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Bangladesh has again extended the closure of all secondary and higher secondary educational institutions until May 29 following an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence across the country.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
9 killed in Pak shootout
Karachi, May 16 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and five others seriously injured in a shootout between two rival groups in Pakistan's Sindh province, local media reported on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
6.1-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Hokkaido
Tokyo, May 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Hokkaido prefecture on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Covid cases drastically down in Italy
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Coronavirus cases across all age groups in Italy fell by 80 per cent after the first five weeks of vaccine rollout, the country's National Institute of Health (ISS) and the Ministry of Health said in a joint statement.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Iraq cancels lockdown, impose partial curfew
Baghdad, May 16 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have lifted the planned 10-day full lockdown to curb the rising Covid-19 infections, and replaced it with a partial curfew.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Open to new information on 2018 ball tampering scandal, says CA
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) said it is open to new information on the 2018 ball tampering scandal after Cameron Bancroft, who was at the centre of the incident, indicated that the bowlers were aware of the changes being made to the ball.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Egypt starts expanding Suez Canal's southern stretch
Cairo, May 16 (IANS) Egypt has started dredging works to expand the Suez Canal's southern section aimed at allowing two-way traffic in the vital waterway, authorities said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Thailand to ease curbs on dine-in services
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Authorities in Thailand have decided to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited serving capacity and operating hours.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
4 dead, over 42K affected by heavy rains, floods in SL
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) At least four people have died and over 42,000 others affected by heavy rains and subsequent floods in Sri Lanka due to the formation of a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ethiopia's 6th general elections postponed
Addis Ababa, May 16 (IANS) The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced its decision to to postpone the sixth general elections to an undetermined date.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Pak eases Covid restrictions
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) As the Covid-19 situation remained under control in Pakistan during the Eid al-Fitr holidays with daily new cases showing a declining trend, the country has decided to ease a number of restrictions on transportation and commercial activities.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Djokovic sets up Nadal showdown in Italian Open final
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open final for a sixth time after backing up a dramatic victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas by seeing off home hope Lorenzo Sonego.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
SL, World Bank sign deal to assist Covid vaccination
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the World Bank have signed an $80.5 million additional financing deal to help the island nation access and distribute Covid-19 vaccines and to strengthen the country's inoculatio system and pandemic response.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar to hold talks with ASEAN officials
Nay Pyi Taw, May 16 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold talks with officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next week, a spokesperson of the military-run State Administration Council said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Police across US brace for 'violent summer'
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Police departments in New York City and other large metro areas across the US are bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a "violent summer", according to a media report.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
UK expert urges 'utmost caution' over lockdown easing
London, May 16 (IANS) The next stage of lockdown easing in England slated for Monday should be approached the "with utmost caution", a UK public health expert warned.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Tielemans stunner helps Leicester to 1st ever FA Cup title
London, May 16 (IANS) Youri Tielemans scored a wonder goal and the video assistant referee (VAR) then came to the rescue as Leicester City beat Chelsea 1-0 to win a first FA Cup title in their 137-year club history.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Fuel shortages continue in southeast US
Washington, May 16 (IANS) There are still widespread fuel shortages in the southeastern parts of the US, even after the major gas supplier Colonial Pipeline Co. announced a return of its entire system to normal operations after a ransomware attack forced the company to shut its network for almost a week.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
18 US states, some businesses ending mask mandate
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Eighteen states in the US and some major-label businesses have announced plans to end Covid-19 mask mandates either immediately or in the weeks to come, but others such as California, New York and New Jersey are moving forward with caution.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
'US health agencies face challenge of restoring public trust'
Washington, May 16 (IANS) A new survey has revealed that health agencies in the US were facing the challenge of restoring public trust over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
592 Iranians sign up for prez polls
Tehran, May 16 (IANS) A total of 592 people have registered for the 13th presidential polls in Iran, Jamal Orf, head of the country's election campaign, said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Biden reaches out to Israeli, Palestinian leaders amid conflict
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden expressed concerns about the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip in separate phone calls with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chinese, Pak FMs hold talks over bilateral ties
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that he expects Beijing and Islamabad to take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to open up a brighter prospect for bilateral relations.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China reports 4 new locally-transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported four new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in Liaoning province, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Guterres concerned over civilian casualties in Gaza
United Nations, May 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced grave concerns over civilian casualties and the destruction of media offices in the Gaza Strip by Israeli strikes, said his spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics