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Eliminating terrorism requires international commitment: Iraq President
Baghdad, Feb 18 (IANS) Iraqi President Barham Salih has said the elimination of terrorism requires an international commitment to support the affected countries, and their reconstruction.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment
Warsaw, Feb 18 (IANS) Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a trip to Israel following comments on the Holocaust by Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Politics
Mike Posner stays silent to preserve voice
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Mike Posner says he loves to stay silent to preserve his singing voice.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Assad says Syrian constitution not for bargaining
Damascus, Feb 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the Syrian constitution is not for bargaining.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Saudi Arabia signs deals worth $20 bn with Pakistan
Riyadh, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday signed with Pakistan eight agreements worth $20 billion, the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Netanyahu to meet Putin to improve coordination on Syria
Jerusalem, Feb 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to strengthen the coordination of both countries' armies in Syria.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy
Sit-in against withdrawal of Bengali film from theatres, Soumitra calls it fascist policy
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Film buffs and youth activists on Sunday joined a sit-in protest here against the withdrawal of director Anik Dutta's film "Bhobishyoter Bhoot" (Ghost of the Future) from almost all multiplexes and single screen theatres in West Bengal.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Niti Aayog delegation visits Saudi Arabia, Invest India grid launched
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Invest India Grid was launched in Saudi Arabia during the visit of Niti Aayog delegation with 40 opportunities of investment, trade and business also identified during the visit.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
May issues fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite over Brexit
London, Feb 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit, urging the ruling party to "move beyond what divides us" and sacrifice "personal preferences".
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Afghan forces kill 20 militants, overrun Taliban base
Kabul, Feb 17 (IANS) Afghan government forces have killed 20 militants and overrun a Taliban base in Sari Pul province, an official said on Sunday.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi lays foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail
Begusarai (Bihar), Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendar Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Three Rohingya Muslims detained in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam's Hojai district on Sunday morning.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Separatist leaders never asked for security: Hurriyat
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Reacting to the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to withdraw security cover for five separatist leaders, the Hurriyat Conference said they had never sought security at the first place.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra key for BJP in LS polls
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra, the electorally major states where the BJP had done exceedingly well in the 2014 elections, could hold the key to the party returning to power in the coming elections -- depending on its alliances or the rivals.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imran's 'peace' push turns into bloody push
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) From telephoning Kashmiri separatists directly to raising the issue of alleged human rights violations with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's so-called peace rush has quickly turned into a bloody push.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Security cover of 5 J&K separatist leaders withdrawn
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Sunday decided to withdraw the security cover of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Twitter retains old messages even after they are deleted: Report
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been retaining messages shared on its platform including deleted messages along with data shared and received from accounts that have been suspended or deactivated, the media reported.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Actor Bruno Ganz dead at 77
Zurich, Feb 17 (IANS) Legendary actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler in the film "Downfall", is dead. He was 77.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 dead, 50 injured as bus falls into drain in Jabalpur
Jabalpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Three people were killed and 50 injured when a passenger bus fell into a drain here early on Sunday morning.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian salesman sexually harasses teenager in Dubai mall
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) An Indian salesman has been accused of sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl at a mall in Dubai.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Modi arrives in Bihar to launch projects
Begusarai (Bihar), Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here in Bihar on Sunday to lay the foundation stones of various development projects.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jussie Smollet denies reports that attack on him was staged
Chicago, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Jussie Smollet has denied reports suggesting that he played a role in his own attack.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cutting out on these foods can help combat gastrointestinal issues
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Cutting out specific foods can alleviate gastrointestinal issues for physically active people, especially a runner, researchers say.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cold, misty Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) It was a cold, misty morning in Delhi on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, with 'poor' air quality.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US aid lands in Colombia to deliver supplies to Venezuela
Bogota, Feb 17 (IANS) A second wave of US aid landed at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in an effort to deliver supplies to Caracas amid the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Colombia,Diplomacy,Politics
Bundesliga: Poulsen brace helps Leipzig to win over Stuttgart
Stuttgart (Germany), Feb 17 (IANS) Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen scored a brace of goals for RB Leipzig, leading his side to a 3-1 victory over host VfB Stuttgart in a Bundesliga match held here.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Family, friends pay final respects to Argentina's Emiliano Sala
Progreso (Argentina), Feb 17 (IANS) Family and friends of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month in the English Channel, paid their final respects at a memorial service in his hometown here.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The indigenously built, high-speed Vande Bharat Express began its first commercial run from here on Sunday as per schedule, a day after it suffered a break down while on its way to Delhi from Varanasi.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Statins can prevent development of neurological disorder: Study
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Besides treating heart disease, cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can also be used to prevent the development of a neurodegenerative disease, finds a study.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel tools could help treat patients with TB
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) New diagnostic tools such as Machine Learning and precision medicine could help identify tuberculosis patients with the highest risk of reactivation of the disease, say researchers.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Apple appoints Sam Jadallah to lead its 'Home' products line: Report
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Apple has appointed Microsoft's former Corporate Vice President Sam Jadallah to lead the "Home" products category at Apple, CNBC reported early on Sunday.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
In MP, Congress begins selection of LS candidates
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) Coming back to power after 15 years, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh is eyeing a repeat of a similar performance in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for which it is leaving no stones unturned.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Temperatures below freezing point in Himachal
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) After three days of widespread rain and snow, people in Himachal Pradesh woke up to a bright and sunny Sunday morning, but temperatures remained below the freezing point, an official said here.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Havana cigar festival to begin on Monday
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS) The 21st edition of the annual Cuba's Habanos Cigar Festival will begin here on Monday, which will showcase new premium handmade cigars to domestic and international aficionados.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Cuba,Human Interest/Society
How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a surprise when a group of prisoners takes to stage and gets applauded for performing a play written by Rabindranath Tagore or when paintings made by inmates are appreciated by art connoisseurs and get sold at art exhibitions for thousands of rupees.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
Scientists develop smart windows to clean air pollution
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists have developed a large-scale transparent smart window that can change light intensity while effectively capturing the particulate matter in smog, a study said.
2019-02-17
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Australian surfer critical after shark attack
Canberra, Feb 17 (IANS) An Australian surfer was in critical condition after he was attacked by a shark at a popular beach in New South Wales state.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Over 100 students, teachers abducted in Cameroon
Yaounde, Feb 17 (IANS) More than 100 students and teachers of a private college in Cameroon have been kidnapped, according to authorities.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Cameroon,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria orders re-opening of borders after election postponement
Abuja, Feb 17 (IANS) The Nigerian government has ordered the re-opening of all the nation's borders following the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Griezmann leads Atletico to La Liga win over Rayo
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Superstar forward Antoine Griezmann led Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano, a result that gets the club back on track in the La Liga.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump's UN ambassador pick withdraws from consideration
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Heather Nauert, the incumbent spokeswoman for the US State Department and also President Donald Trump's pick to be the country's new UN ambassador, withdrew from consideration.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Curfew continues in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Trump meets US trade delegation after Beijing talks
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he met the team of US negotiators who had travelled last week to Beijing for a new round of trade negotiations with China.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
China hopes US, Russia will return to INF Treaty
Munich, Feb 17 (IANS) China hopes the US and Russia will return to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior Chinese official has said here.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy
It should not be forgiven and forgotten: Vicky Kaushal on Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal has condemned the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which at least 49 CRPF troopers lost their lives. The actor described the episode as "sad".
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Africa urged to strengthen food safety processes to tackle hunger
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Kenyan scientist has urged the African states to strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) processes as a means to boost food safety that is key to tackle hunger on the continent.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom keen to have children
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom want to have children as soon as possible.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Second marriage was my downfall: Kerry Katona
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona says her second marriage was her "downfall".
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
When Charlize Theron made out with dolls
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Oscar-winning star Charlize Theron says she started "making out" with herself and her dolls when she was seven.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood