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Former US general Austin will be first African American Def Secy
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The United States Senate on Friday confirmed a former Army general, Austin Lloyd to become the Defence Secretary, making him the first African American to hold the job.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,International
Next phase of Trump impeachment set for next week
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The next phase of the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump is set to be launched next week when the Senate receives the charges against him from the House of Representatives accusing him of instigating the January 6 storming of the Capitol by his supporters, Democratic Party's Senate Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,International
Lloyd Austin confirmed as US Defence Secretary
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Retired US Army general Lloyd Austin was on Friday confirmed as Secretary of Defence in the Joe Biden administration.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,International
US to operationalise India as Major Defence Partner: Austin
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense nominee, Lt Gen Lloyd Austin (retd) has said that he would further operationalise India's major "Major Defence Partner" status.
2021-01-22
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2nd Test: Matthews's century helps Sri Lanka edge ahead
Galle, Jan 22 (IANS) Angelo Matthews led the way with an unbeaten 107 as Sri Lanka fought back from losing two early wickets for just seven runs to end the first day of the second Test against England on 229/4 on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
'Bridgerton' to be back with second season
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) The popular period drama Bridgerton is set to return for a second season.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Loneliness among people above 50 may impact mental well-being
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Lonely adults aged 50 and over reported an average of two worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms during the Covid-19 lockdown, a new study suggests.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Adele reaches divorce settlement with Simon Konecki
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Adele on Friday finalised her divorce settlement with estranged husband Simon Konecki.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China's draft payment rules tightens scrutiny of Ant, Tencent
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Sending a strong signal that scrutiny is tightening for the country's two major digital payment platforms, Tencent's WeChat Pay and Ant Group's Alipay, China's central bank has unveiled draft rules for non-banking payment institutions.
2021-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Google-Australia tussle over new media code deepens
Sydney/New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The News Media Bargaining Code has started a bitter war between Google/Facebook and the Australian government, with Google threatening to pull its Search engine from the country.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Seagate beats market expectations with fiscal Q2 results
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) US data storage company Seagate Technology surpassed market expectation as the company posted revenue of $2.62 billion for its fiscal second quarter ended January 1, 2021.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Valuing friendships can keep you healthy: Study
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Having friends in life is important as they give us both emotional support and practical advice, whenever needed. A new study now suggests that prioritising friendship is also associated with many health and well-being benefits.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Thailand Open: Sameer Verma goes down fighting in quarter-finals
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Sameer Verma was on Friday knocked out of the Thailand Open in the quarter-finals, losing 13-21, 21-19, 22-20 to third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark in a see-saw match that lasted an hour and 21 minutes.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Casey Affleck says he didn't throw out Ana de Armas cutout
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Casey Affleck has dismissed speculation alleging that he threw out a life-sized cardboard cutout of actress Ana de Armas after her split from his brother Ben Affleck.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka shares a secret about her late night talk show appearances
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Friday revealed her secret to doing late night talk show appearances in the US while living in London and it is every bit hilarious.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Name of Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik's daughter revealed
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid has finally revealed the name of her daughter in a subtle way. She shared the name by updating her Instagram bio to say 'Khai's mom'.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SL grants approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's emergency use
Colombo, Jan 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities on Friday granted approval for the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Minister for Pharmaceutical Production and Regulation Channa Jayasumana said.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine
Indian expat wins $54,451 in Dubai draw
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expat has won 200,000 dirhams ($54,451) at the weekly Mahzooz draw in Dubai, the media reported.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Incoming Intel CEO commits to manufacturing internally
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Incoming Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger who is taking over from Bob Swan, has said that the majority of the company's 2023 products should be manufactured internally.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Guterres hails Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
EU strongly discourages non-essential travel
Brussels, Jan 22 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) have agreed to consider further restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus by strongly discouraging non-essential travel between member states, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
New Zealand starts 3-month firearms buy-back
Wellington, Jan 22 (IANS) New Zealand has begun a three-month firearms buy-back as part of the government's ambitious firearms reform program, Police Minister Poto Williams said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Alibaba's Tmall Global helps global SMEs open online stores
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Alibaba Group's online marketplace Tmall Global has announced a string of service solutions to facilitate overseas small and medium-sized companies to open stores on its platform.
2021-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Australian has beaten 3rd wave pandemic: PM
Canberra, Jan 22 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday declared that the country has successfully has beaten a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Singers Jason Derulo, Adam Levine team up for first time
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singers Jason Derulo and Adam Levine have joined forces for the first time. Their new collaboration is called Lifestyle. 
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
T10 format is thrilling & exciting, suits me: Pollard
Abu Dhabi, Jan 22 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who has scored over 10,000 runs in the T20 format, has expressed that the T10 format suits his style of cricket.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Putin critic claims Prez owns palace with 'lap-dancing clubs'
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who was detained earlier this week, has claimed that President Vladimir Putin owns a 1 billion euro palace which has a 'lap-dancing club', theatre and a casino inside its premises, according to media reports.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Quit Aus obsession, beating India in India more important: Swann to Eng
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Australia are no more the best team in the world and what England should be focusing at is to beat India in India as they have been "virtually unbeatable" at home since 2012, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vegan kids may have low level of vitamin D
London, Jan 22 (IANS) If your child is fully vegan, then there are chances that they may have a lower level of vitamin D, a new study suggests.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
IS claims responsibility for Baghdad twin suicide bombings
Baghdad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings at a crowded market area in Baghdad, that killed 32 people and injured 116 others, Iraqi media reports said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Moon rock now on display in Oval Office of White House
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) NASA has loaned a Moon rock for display in the Oval Office of the White House at the request of the Joe Biden administration.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Science/Tech
Netflix 'Shuffle Play' feature to go live in 2021
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix is gearing up to officially introduce the "Shuffle Play" feature in the first half of this year, the media reported.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
'No Time To Die' delayed again, now slated for Oct 8
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Amid much speculation, the Daniel Craig-starrer James Bond adventure, No Time To Die, has been delayed yet again. An update on the official Twitter handle of the film on Friday stated that Craigs final outing as Agent 007 has now been pushed to October 8 for a theatrical release.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Senate Republican leader proposes postponing Trump's impeachment trial
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Mitch McConnell, the US Senate Republican leader, has proposed that former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial should be delayed until mid-February so as to give him enough time to prepare a defense.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nokia selected for US Federal 5G Cybersecurity project
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Nokia on Friday announced that it has been selected as a technology provider and collaborator by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) 5G Cybersecurity project in the US.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UNGA adopts resolution to safeguard religious sites
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to promote a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites all across the world.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Canada's Governor General resigns
Ottawa, Jan 22 (IANS) Canada's Governor General Julie Payette has announced her resignation after the conclusion of a harassment investigation at the her office.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Thailand Open: Satwik-Ashwini enter mixed doubles semis
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa on Friday entered the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Toyota Thailand Open after securing a hard-fought win over fifth seeds Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Plants at home may up positive mental well-being
London, Jan 22 (IANS) If you love having plants at home, then there is a good news for you as a new study suggests that plants at home can keep you mentally healthy.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Mexican President backs Biden's agenda
Mexico City, Jan 22 (IANS) Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has expressed his support for his new American counterpart President Joe Biden's proposed agenda for fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, spurring the economy and dealing with immigration.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Salma Hayek talks of her 'wild wild waist'
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood star Salma Hayek has shared a throwback picture from the premiere of her 1999 film Wild Wild West, and had a witty quip on her waist to go with the image.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Biden to keep Christopher Wray as FBI Director
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has planned to keep Christopher Wray, appointed by his predecessor in 2017 as the FBI Director, in the same position, allowing him to continue serving out his 10-year term.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
WHO expects 100mn global Covid-19 cases by January end
Geneva, Jan 22 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the global Covid-19 caseload is expected to hit 100 million by the end of January, but vaccines have the potential to bring the pandemic under control.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Intel posts $20B revenue in Q4, beats expectations
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Intel posted better than expected results in the fourth quarter as revenue hit $20 billion while full-year revenue for 2020 set an all-time record of $77.9 billion, up eight per cent year-on-year.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Macron announces $2.2bn investment in quantum technologies
Paris, Jan 22 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a five-year investment plan worth 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in quantum technologies, which he said would place his country among "the world's top three" in this field.
2021-01-22
Category: International, France,Politics
Merkel expects talks with Biden admin about Nord Stream 2
Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she wants to speak to the administration of new US President Joe Biden about the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that faces American sanctions.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Honor launches 1st smartphone V40 5G since Huawei separation
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Honor has launched its first phone called V40 5G in China since the company officially separated from its parent company Huawei.
2021-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
China persists with 'wolf warrior' diplomacy as Biden era begins
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Persisting with its muscular in-your-face diplomatic style China, Beijing has sanctioned 28 outgoing senior officials in the former Donald Trump administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
2021-01-22
Category: International, India,Politics
Taiwan makes history at Biden inauguration
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) History was made at the US presidential inauguration last night and it wasn't just about an outgoing President not attending the ceremony for the first time in 152 years. As Hsiao Bi-khim entered the Capitol building, Taiwan was represented in an official capacity at the US presidential inauguration for the first time since 1979, the year which saw a break in diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei.
2021-01-22
Category: International, India,Politics
Japan, India step up ties with Myanmar to counter China
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Japan is stepping up its engagement with Myanmar, with Watanabe Hideo, chairman of the Japan-Myanmar Association (JMA) and a former member of the House of Councilors of Japan being the latest visitor to arrive at Naypyidaw.
2021-01-22
Category: International, India,Politics