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SA v IND: This ODI series has been a "good eye-opener" for us, says Dravid
Cape Town, Jan 24 (IANS) After suffering a crushing 3-0 loss against South Africa, head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday said that this series is a "good eye-opener" for the team but there is still a lot of time before the 2023 ODI World Cup and India will get better in the near future.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Hong Kong reports 140 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong, Jan 24 (IANS) Hong Kong reported 140 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,286, according to data from the Center for Health Protection.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Kuwaiti FM extends suggestions to Lebanese Prez on rebuilding trust
Beirut, Jan 24 (IANS) Visiting Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah has said that his country has made suggestions to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on how Lebanon might rebuild confidence with the Gulf states.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Singapore's total Covid-19 cases rise to 313,772
Singapore, Jan 24 (IANS) Singapore reported 3,496 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total tally to 313,772.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Indonesia reports 2,925 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, 14 more deaths
Jakarta, Jan 24 (IANS) Indonesia has confirmed 2,925 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's tally of infections to 4,286,378, according to the country's Health Ministry.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Russia reports record daily Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Russia reported 63,205 Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, the highest daily count since the pandemic hit the country, taking the national tally to 11,108,191, the official monitoring and response center has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Iran says UN voting right "naturally" restored after paying off membership arrears
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iran has regained its right to vote at the UN General Assembly after its membership dues to the organisation were paid by South Korea with frozen Iranian funds, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations announced.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Omicron drives surging Covid-19 cases in Nepal: Health authority
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now driving daily cases to surge in Nepal, accounting for 88 per cent of the samples tested recently, the country's Ministry of Health and Population has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
72 test positive for Covid-19 among Beijing 2022-related personnel
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) A total of 72 confirmed positive tests for Covid-19 have been reported related to the 2022 Olympic Winter games between January 4 and 22, the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (BOCOG) has announced.
2022-01-24
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Somali Army kills 6 al-Shabab militants in central region
Mogadishu, Jan 24 (IANS) Somali National Army (SNA)'s special forces, Gorgor, killed six al-Shabab militants and foiled a car bomb attack at a military base in Guriel town in Galgudud region in central Somalia, officials have said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Terrorism
Slovenia sees new record daily Covid-19 cases
Ljubljana, Jan 24 (IANS) Slovenia reported 13,911 new Covid-19 cases, the third daily record this week, the National Institute of Public Health has reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Slovenia,Health/Medicine
One killed in Hungarian hospital fire
Budapest, Jan 24 (IANS) A fire at Hungary's St. Imre hospital has killed one person and caused two others to suffer from smoke inhalation, authorities have said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Hungary,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 killed, 16 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 16 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during a recent spell of heavy rains in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Burkina Faso govt denies Army takeover after barracks gunfire
Ouagadougou, Jan 24 (IANS) Burkina Faso's government has confirmed gunfire in some barracks but denied the information on social media about the Army takeover.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Politics
New Zealand reports 24 new community cases amid Omicron alerts
Wellington, Jan 24 (IANS) New Zealand recorded 24 new community cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Fauci optimistic Omicron cases to peak in February
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Anthony Fauci, top US infectious disease expert, has said he is confident that most states in the country will reach a peak of Omicron infection cases by mid-February.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran reports 5,144 daily Covid-19 cases, 6,250,490 in total
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iran's Health Ministry has reported 5,144 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 6,250,490.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Myanmar reports 112 new Covid-19 infections, 1 more death
Yangon, Jan 24 (IANS) Myanmar reported 112 new Covid-19 infections with a daily positivity rate of 1.44 per cent in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
Omicron driving spike in new Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is driving a huge spike in fresh infections in Bangladesh, a senior official has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine
Suspected al-Shabab suspects burn down 8 trucks in Kenya
Lamu (Kenya), Jan 24 (IANS) Estimated eight construction vehicles and equipment were set ablaze by suspected al-Shabab militants at 29 km from Hindi Town in the coastal Kenyan county of Lamu, a government official said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Terrorism
Nightclub fire kills at least 16 in Cameroonian capital city
Yaounde, Jan 24 (IANS) A fire in a nightclub in Cameroon's capital city of Yaounde has killed at least 16 people, the country's Communication Minister, Rene Emmanuel Sadi has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Cameroon,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Armenian President resigns citing insufficient constitutional authorisation
Yerevan, Jan 24 (IANS) Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has announced his resignation, citing the lack of constitutional power for him to solve domestic and foreign policy problems.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Armenia,Politics
Global Covid caseload tops 350.9 mn
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 350.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.59 million and vaccinations to over 9.79 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Google Pixel 6A likely to launch in May
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Google is reportedly planning to launch its next mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 6A, in May.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
High schools for girls to reopen in March: Taliban
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Afghanistan's Taliban-led government has announced that high schools for girls, which have remained closed since the August 2021 takeover of the country, will reopen in March, according to media reports.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban delegation meets Afghan civil society members in Norway
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) A visiting Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met a group of Afghan civil society members in Oslo, during which the two sides reportedly agreed to work together for the betterment of the war-torn nation, according to media reports.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
England score dramatic one-run win against West Indies, level T20I series
Bridgetown (Barbados), Jan 24 (IANS) Jason Roy's middle-order flurry and plenty of luck helped England claim their first win in any format since November 1, defeating hosts West Indies by a single run in the second T20 International at the Kensington Oval here on Monday (IST).
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
UN, HRW demand inquiry into missing Afghan activists
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) The UN and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) have demanded the immediate launch of an inquiry into the disappearance of two Afghan activists, who were reportedly abducted from their homes, the media reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Number of discouraged workers in S.Korea hits new high
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The number of discouraged workers in South Korea touched a fresh all-time high in 2021 due to a weak job market amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, government data showed on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul closely monitoring N.Korea's nuke, missile activities
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Monday that it is closely monitoring North Korea's nuclear and missile activities after Pyongyang hinted last week at lifting its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Germany announces $228mn for Education Cannot Wait
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze on Monday announced 200 million euros ($228 million), in new, additional funding for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises.
2022-01-24
Category: International, India,Education
European Parliament approves proposal to ban targeted ads
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The European Parliament has approved a draft set of measures to tackle illegal content, especially targeted advertising, and to ensure that social media platforms are held accountable for their algorithms and improve content moderation.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
After Ashes success, Australia's big challenge is to do well overseas: Lyon
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels that while the country's cricket team has ample depth, the real test will come when the side plays overseas tours, especially in the sub-continent.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Heavy snowfall in Turkey disrupts flights, road traffic
Ankara, Jan 24 (IANS) Heavy snowfall across Turkey, including the main cities of Istanbul and Ankara, have disrupted flight services and road traffic, while meteorologists have warned that the cold spell could last until the end of next week.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
S.Korean central bank completes 1st phase of mock test of digital currency
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BOK) said on Monday that it has successfully completed its first phase of a two-step mock test of the feasibility of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as it is reviewing whether to introduce the potential new form of money.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' swings to 6th-highest grossing movie in history
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Tom Holland-starrer ;Spider-Man: No Way Home' has become the sixth-highest grossing movie in history with $1.69 billion at the worldwide box office.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Harry Potter' star Jason Isaacs wavers on J.K. Rowling controversy
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Jason Isaacs, best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' films, addressed the controversy swirling around J.K. Rowling in an interview published regarding the author's statements on the transgender community.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Galaxy S22 European price revealed ahead of launch
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship S22 series, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ as well as the Galaxy S22 Ultra next month and now the pricing for the upcoming series in the European market has leaked online.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Israel approves $716mn plan to plant 450,000 trees due to climate change
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of climate change, Israel has launched a national plan to plant 450,000 trees across the country, according to a joint statement issued the Ministries of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and Rural Development.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Encanto' soundtrack reclaims no. 1 spot on Billboard 200 albums Chart
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) The soundtrack of the animated film 'Encanto' has returned to the top of Billboard 200 albums chart.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S.Korean military to bolster coronavirus testing capacity
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's military plans to beef up its Covid-19 testing capacity amid the emergence of the omicron variant as the dominant strain in the country, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Libya opens illegal immigrants' reception centre for women, kids
Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) The Libyan Foreign Ministry has announced the opening an illegal immigrants' reception centre in capital Tripoli specifically for women and children.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Israel approves new hi-tech R&D fund with UAE
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) The Israeli Cabinet has approved the launching of an Israeli-Emirati industrial research and development fund (R&D), the Foreign Ministry said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Libyan Parliament urged to set 'new path' for polls
Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) A senior UN official has called on the members of Libyan House of Representatives, or Parliament, to set a "new path" for the general elections in the country.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
It means a lot as a player, says Bavuma on 3-0 ODI win against India
Cape Town, Jan 24 (IANS) South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said winning the ODI series 3-0 against India means a lot for him as a player. He added that defeating a strong India side at home speaks volumes of his captaincy in white-ball cricket.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
50% of Covid infected may have lasting loss of smell: Study
London, Jan 24 (IANS) About 50 per cent of people infected with Covid-19 during the first wave of infections in 2020 may have long-term and even permanent changes to their sense of smell, according to preliminary research from Sweden.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
About 70 arrested in Brussels protest against Covid curbs
Brussels, Jan 24 (IANS) About 70 people were arrested during a protest in Brussels against the Belgian government's restrictions against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Australia accuses China of hijacking PM Morrison's WeChat account
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Senior coalition MPs in Australia on Monday accused China of foreign interference after Prime Minister Scott Morrison's account on Chinese instant messaging platform WeChat was hijacked.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Israel approves state probe into German submarine procurement
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) Israel's cabinet has decided to launch a state investigation into the procurement of submarines and other vessels from Germany amid corruption allegations involving confidants of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Imran Khan seems to have accepted defeat: Maryam Nawaz
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has said that Prime Minister Imran Khans talk about leaving power are just false claims and he should go home, The News reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan