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Omicron may dominate, overwhelm world in 3-6 months: Singapore Doc
Singapore, Dec 2 (IANS) The new Covid variant Omicron will likely "overwhelm the whole world" in the coming months, warned a Singapore-based infectious disease doctor.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Singapore,National,Health/Medicine
Football: India women lose 1-2 against Venezuela
Manaus (Brazil), Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian women's football team suffered a 1-2 loss against Venezuela in their final game of the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino at the Arena da AmazĂ´nia, here on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Microsoft nudging Windows users to stop downloading Chrome
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Microsoft is now displaying new prompts for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users, discourage them from installing Google's rival browser Chrome and install its own Edge browser instead.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tesla launches all-electric 'Cyberquad' for kids
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) EV maker Tesla has launched a four-wheel ATV (all-terrain vehicle) called Cyberquad for kids for $1,900.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
S. Korea, US to update war plans to deter N. Korea nuke, missile threats
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea and the US agreed on Thursday to update their joint wartime contingency plans to deter North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats, the two sides said, in a sign of their stepped-up cooperation to reinforce deterrence against the recalcitrant regime.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Kourtney Kardashian annoyed by fans who keep asking if she's pregnant
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kourtney Kardashian seemingly gets annoyed by her fans who keep asking her if she's pregnant.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
It's not an impossible task, says James Anderson on beating Australia in their backyard
Brisbane, Dec 2 (IANS) Veteran England seamer James Anderson believes that beating Australia in their backyard is not an impossible task. He added that victories by India and South Africa in Australia have given the tourists a confidence of replicating something similar in the 2021/22 Ashes.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Botswana achieves WHO Covid-19 vaccination target
Gaborone, Dec 2 (IANS) Botswana has achieved the World Health Organisation (WHO) target of vaccinating 40 per cent of the entire population by December 2021, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Botswana,Health/Medicine,Politics
Farmers in Afghanistan's Kunduz voice concern over drought, seek help
Kunduz, Dec 2 (IANS) Farmers in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province have expressed concern over drought, saying the current drought and water shortage to irrigate their farmlands would badly affect their harvests.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Afghanistan,Politics
S. Korea asks US to support Seoul's push to declare formal end to Korean War
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in met US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday and asked for Washington's support for Seoul's efforts to declare a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Pak rushes over 5,000 cops to Gwadar on anti-riot duty
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Balochistan police have issued orders to send 5,500 police personnel to Gwadar from various other districts for maintenance of law and order and on anti-riot duties amid the weeks long protests there, the Dawn reported.
2021-12-02
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Former Australia pacer Pattinson reveals text from Cummins on returning to international cricket
Melbourne, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Australia pacer James Pattinson revealed that he had got a text message from newly-appointed skipper Pat Cummins, asking him to return to international cricket. But Pattinson, who made a shock retirement from the international arena just before the Ashes on October 20, politely turned down such thoughts. Instead, the pacer is fully focused on the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) season.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
S. Korea unlikely to drastically tighten virus curbs despite surging infections
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea is unlikely to reimpose tighter social distancing rules despite surging Covid-19 infections, as the government is set to announce new measures to tame the latest wave of infections, a senior presidential official said on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Shawn Mendes releases breakup track 'It'll be okay' following Camila Cabello split
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Award-winning singer Shawn Mendes treated fans to a new emotional breakup ballad titled 'It'll be okay'.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hyundai's Nov sales fall 17% amid chip shortage
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea's biggest carmaker Hyundai Motor saw sales fall 17 per cent last month from a year earlier amid global chip shortages.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Can diabetes drug treat heart failure patients?
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A medication originally used for patients with diabetes is the first to help people with heart failure and could revolutionise treatment, according to new research.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
S. Korea, Visegrad Group countries sign MoU on R&D cooperation
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea's science ministry said on Thursday that it has agreed with the Visegrad Group in Europe -- the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia -- to boost cooperation in the fields of research and development.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Omicron-positive couple gives false info, puts many at infection risk
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) A couple, who tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant in South Korea, was found to have lied about how they went home from the airport upon return from Nigeria, leaving dozens of people exposed to the risk of infection.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Apple may add iPhone 6 Plus to its vintage product list soon
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to add iPhone 6 Plus to its list of vintage and obsolete products on December 31, limiting the support options that owners have.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Turkey's finance minister resigns amid currency crisis
Ankara, Dec 2 (IANS) Turkey's Finance and Treasury Minister Lutfi Elvan has resigned amid a sharp plunge of the Turkish lira, according to a presidential decree issued in the Turkish official gazette on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
iPhone's global market share in Q4 may reach 23%
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) A market intelligence company is predicting iPhone market share for Q4 2021 to hit 23.1 per cent, up from 15.9 per cent last quarter.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
England wary of David Warner, says Anderson
Brisbane, Dec 2 (IANS) England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson, who will lock horns with his old foe when the Ashes begin here on December 8, has a grudging respect for Australian opener David Warner. Anderson said that Warner still has "too much for England" and "we are not going to take him lightly".
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Uganda strives to consolidate gains in HIV/AIDS fight amid Covid
Kampala, Dec 2 (IANS) Uganda is striving to consolidate the country's gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS despite the impact of Covid-19, a senior health official said.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
EU considers making Covid jabs mandatory over Omicron spread
Brussels, Dec 2 (IANS) As Omicron makes fast inroads into several countries in Europe, it is appropriate that countries in the region consider mandatory vaccination to combat Covid and the Omicron variant, head of its Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine
Former Australia pacer Harris backs Starc for Ashes despite Warne criticism
Adelaide, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Ryan Harris has backed left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc to do well in the Ashes despite criticism from former leg-spinner Shane Warne. He feels that Starc should be in the first Ashes Test at The Gabba in Brisbane because he provides the left-arm variation as well.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
AC Milan bounce back by dominating Shevchenko's Genoa in Serie A
Rome, Dec 2 (IANS) AC Milan bounced back from two consecutive Serie A defeats by beating Geona 3-0 away with a Zlatan Ibrahimovic's free-kick and a Junior Messias's brace.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 8.65 mn
Addis Ababa, Dec 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,651,549 as of Wednesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Qualcomm unveils new chip for Windows PCs
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 compute platform as a successor of the 8cx Gen 2 model that was launched last year.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
WTA suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai issue
St Petersburg (USA), Dec 2 (IANS) The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has announced with immediate effect suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, till the country investigates the allegation of sexual assault made against a former senior politician by doubles player Peng Shuai in a full, fair and transparent manner.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Chinese firm to implement Bangladesh's first waste-to-energy project
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) A Chinese firm has signed four project investment agreements on a waste-to-energy project with its Bangladeshi partners here.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Cambodian PM says eldest son Manet will be one of PM candidates after him
Phnom Penh, Dec 2 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen revealed on Thursday that his eldest son Hun Manet will be one of the prime ministerial candidates after the father's possible retirement in 2030.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) The state government of South Australia (SA) has tightened its border restrictions in response to the latest coronavirus outbreak.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Japan withdraws ban on inbound flight bookings after causing public confusion
Tokyo, Dec 2 (IANS) The Japanese government on Thursday withdrew its request for airlines to completely stop taking reservations for inbound international flights this month, local media reported.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Henry Golding doesn't want diversity to influence next Bond choice
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) 'Snake Eyes' actor Henry Golding has been tipped as a possible replacement for Daniel Craig as 007 after his decision to bow out following 'No Time To Die' but he doesn't think ethnicity should influence the choice of bosses as Bond simply represents "a man of substance".
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan air force commander calls on run-away pilots to return
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) Afghanistan's acting air force commander Mawlawi Amanudin Mansoor has called on the pilots who served under the previous government to return to work and join the current air force.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
S. Korea's daily Covid-19 cases hit new high at 5,266
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea's daily number of Covid-19 cases hit a new record high as the government eased anti-virus measures amid the higher vaccination rate, the health authorities said Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistani official calls for concerted efforts to fight climate change
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said on Wednesday that concerted efforts are needed to counter the adverse impacts of climate change and impending disaster of environmental degradation.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pakistani official calls for concerted efforts to fight climate change
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said on Wednesday that concerted efforts are needed to counter the adverse impacts of climate change and impending disaster of environmental degradation.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Australian mathematician cuts through knotty questions with AI
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Some of the world's leading mathematicians have joined forces with a team of computer scientists to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop new theorems and untangle seemingly impenetrable questions in the fields of knot theory and representation theory.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Pakistan attaches high importance to CPEC projects: PM
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country attaches high importance to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan attaches high importance to CPEC projects: PM
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country attaches high importance to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Dolly Parton doesn't 'want to be worshipped'
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Country legend Dolly Parton says she is not "all that" and said it makes her "cringe" when she sees people put celebrities on pedestals and "worship them more than they worship God".
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australian science agency opens testing facility for lunar rovers
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia's national science agency has opened a purpose-built facility to test technology before it is sent to the Moon.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Cruise line launched between Libya, Turkey
Tripoli, Dec 2 (IANS) Libyan Minister of Transportation Mohamed al-Shohobi has launched the first tourist cruise line between Libya and Turkey, the first trip of its kind in Libya in more than 20 years, the Ministry of Transportation said in a statement.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Alec Baldwin says he didn't fire gun on 'Rust' set
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Hollywood's veteran star Alec Baldwin says he "didn't pull the trigger" of the gun that fatally wounded cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the sets of 'Rust'.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Cate Blanchett, Kevin Kline to star in thriller series 'Disclaimer'
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline will be starring in a thriller series titled 'Disclaimer' from film director Alfonso CuarAn.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jack Doresy's firm Square changes its name to Block
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Jack Dorsey''s financial services company Square has announced to change its name to Block, effective from December 10, as the former Twitter CEO renews his focus on Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Global Covid caseload tops 263.45 mn
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 263.45 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.22 million and vaccination to over 8.03 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United States,National
Android Auto to offer touchscreen quick replies for messages soon
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) The US-based search engine giant Google has announced that Android Auto will soon add support for touchscreen-based quick replies for message notifications.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Chelsea beat Watford, Man City,Liverpool win away in Premier League
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Champions League winner Chelsea squeezed past Watford 2-1 to maintain their slender lead at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday night. Close rivals Manchester City, the defending champions, and Liverpool too won their respective matches to remain on the heels of the Blues after the mid-week fixtures.
2021-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football