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US, EU express concern at China's 'problematic actions'
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The US and the European Union have expressed "strong concern" over what they said were Chinas "problematic and unilateral actions" in the disputed seas in the Asia Pacific, saying they would work together to manage their rivalry with Beijing, Al Jazeera reported.
2021-12-03
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Yorkshire's entire coaching staff leaves club post Rafiq racism scandal
Leeds, Dec 3 (IANS) The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) announced on Friday that the entire coaching staff of the club, including Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon and First XI coach Andrew Gale will leave the club post the racism allegations made by former club player Azeem Rafiq.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Four things to look out for in Spain's Matchday 16
Madrid, Dec 3 (IANS) The 16th round of matches in La Liga this weekend should test Real Madrid's fitness to the limit, while Xavi Hernandez will need his luck to hold when FC Barcelona take on an in-form Real Betis. Here are some things to look out for this weekend in Spain.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Premier League: London derby for Chelsea, Wolves' claws out for Liverpool
London, Dec 3 (IANS) League leaders Chelsea have an injury crisis as they prepare to visit West Ham for what is traditionally one of the feistier London derbies of the season on Saturday.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hackers steal $120 mn in crypto from Blockchain-based DeFi platform
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Hackers have stolen crypto tokens worth $120 million from Blockchain-based decentralised finance (DeFi) platform BadgerDAO. Several crypto wallets were drained before the platform could stop the cyber attack.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Taliban supreme leader issues decree safeguarding women's rights
Kabul, Dec 3 (IANS) The Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada on Friday issued a special decree regarding women's rights and directed relevant authorities to take actions to safeguard these rights.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Huawei to globally launch HarmonyOS in 2022: Report
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) Tech giant Huawei is likely to launch its proprietary operating system -- Harmony OS -- for its global users next year, media reports said.
2021-12-03
Category: International, China,Technology
Israel reports 4 new cases of Omicron variant, 7 in total
Jerusalem, Dec 3 (IANS) The Israeli Ministry of Health on Friday reported four new cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the country. The fresh infections took the total number of Omicron cases in Israel to seven.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
2nd Test: Spinners Embuldeniya, Mendis guide Sri Lanka to 2-0 series win over West Indies
Galle, Dec 3 (IANS) Spinners Lasith Embuldeniya (5/35) and Ramesh Mendis (5/66) claimed five wickets each in the second innings and helped Sri Lanka register a big 164-run win over West Indies in the second Test and sweep the series 2-0, here on Friday.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
New update lets Pokemon Go runs much smoother on iPhones
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Pokemon Go has come up with a new update -- 1.191.0 -- that lets iOS users run the game at higher frame rates.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US' Planned Parenthood cyberattack exposes data of 400K patients: Report
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) The Los Angeles chapter of Planned Parenthood suffered a ransomware attack in October that compromised the personal information of about 400,000 patients, media reports said.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Omicron spikes hospitalisation among kids under 5 in South Africa
Johannesburg, Dec 3 (IANS) Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19, is increasing hospitalisations among children under five years of age, according to South African health officials.
2021-12-03
Category: International, South Africa,National,Health/Medicine
5 killed, 15 injured in Philippines road accident
Manila, Dec 3 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and 15 others injured on Friday in an accident on a busy road in the central Philippine Cebu province, according to police, and local media reports.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Search adds new tools to help find doctors
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Tech giant Google is adding new tools to Search to make it easier to navigate the US healthcare system.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Robbie Williams biopic 'Better Man' to film in Australia
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Singer-entertainer Robbie Williams biopic 'Better Man' will begin filming in Melbourne, Australia in early 2022 under the direction of Michael Gracey of 'The Greatest Showman'.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
It's definitely realistic: Australia batter Maxwell hopeful of playing Test cricket
Melbourne, Dec 3 (IANS) Australia batter Glenn Maxwell is hopeful of playing Test cricket again. He added that he has been in constant touch with the selectors over his return to featuring in Test cricket for Australia.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Japan considers installing security cameras mandatorily on trains
Tokyo, Dec 3 (IANS) The Japanese government is considering requiring railway operators across the country to install security cameras in newly built trains following a knife attack inside a train in Tokyo in October, transport ministry officials said on Friday.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
S.Korea to tighten anti-virus measures amid surging Covid cases
Seoul, Dec 3 (IANS) South Korea on Friday decided to tighten anti-virus measures from next week amid a surging number of Covid-19 cases and an emerging worry about the potentially more transmissible Omicron variant.
2021-12-03
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
UN HQ lockdown ends 'calmly' as mystery man surrenders peacefully
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) A nearly three-hour lockdown of the UN headquarters ended peacefully when an apparently mentally distraught mystery man holding a gun to his throat in front of the complex surrendered to police.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China giant Didi to delist from NYSE after regulatory pressure
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global has announced plans to take its shares off the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and move its listing to Hong Kong, BBC reported.
2021-12-03
Category: International, India,International
Warne has caused a stir but Starc, Lyon will prove their worth in Ashes: Rogers
Sydney, Dec 3 (IANS) Victorian head coach and former Australian cricketer, Chris Rogers, has said that Shane Warne might have "caused a bit of a stir" by criticising Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon's inclusion in the Ashes squad but in truth they will prove their worth in the five-Test series beginning at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Mossad recruited Iranian scientists to blow up nuclear facility
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Israel's Mossad recruited a team of Iranian nuclear scientists to carry out a covert operation which blew up one of the regime's most secure nuclear facilities earlier this year, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
2021-12-03
Category: International, India,International
Covid: Malaysia reports 1st Omicron variant case
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 3 (IANS) Malaysia has identified its first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the country, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Friday.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Netflix making movie about grandma who accidentally invited stranger to Thanksgiving dinner
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) A text by a grandma from Arizona, who accidentally invited a stranger over for Thanksgiving dinner, has inspired streaming giant Netflix to make a movie.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Stable MIUI 13 ready to launch alongside the Xiaomi 12: Report
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) Xiaomi is reportedly planning to announce its next major version of user interface (UI) 'MIUI 13' alongside the Xiaomi 12 smartphone soon.
2021-12-03
Category: International, China,Technology
Israeli PM urges US to halt nuke talks with Iran
Jerusalem, Dec 3 (IANS) Israel has urged the United States to halt the nuclear talks with Iran immediately, accusing Iran of having begun to enrich uranium with advanced centrifuges.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy
UN Biodiversity Convention postpones in-person sessions
Montreal, Dec 3 (IANS) Due to the uncertainties posed by the emergence of the Omicron variant, and the resulting travel measures and restrictions imposed in certain countries, the resumed sessions of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) scientific and implementation bodies, as well as the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) have been postponed.
2021-12-03
Category: International, France,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Need to strengthen pandemic prevention: Wildlife Conservation Society
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the decision to call a special session of the World Health Assembly for pandemic preparedness has been hailed.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife
'RuPaul's Drag Race' announces Season 14 cast, including 1st straight male contestant
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Reality show 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is all set to return with its Season 14 with a two-part premiere on January 7.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Rashid's hat-trick propels Delhi Bulls to second spot on points table
Abu Dhabi, Dec 3 (IANS) England leg-spinner Adil Rashid ripped through Team Abu Dhabi's batting line-up, taking a hat-trick to give Delhi Bulls their seventh victory and deny Abu Dhabi a chance to make it to the top-two on the points table in Abu Dhabi T10 here.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand increases funding for ICU capacity expansion
Wellington, Dec 3 (IANS) The New Zealand government has increased funding to expand intensive care-type services, with plans to spend hundreds of millions of New Zealand dollars, Health Minister Andrew Little said on Friday.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cardi B becomes first-ever creative director in residence for Playboy
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B has been named Playboy's first-ever creative director in residence.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Zimbabwe confirms presence of omicron variant in country
Harare, Dec 3 (IANS) Zimbabwean Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Constantino Chiwenga has confirmed the presence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the country.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Health/Medicine
Tasmania in a 'good spot' to host 5th Test if Perth ruled out: Premier Gutwein
Hobart, Dec 3 (IANS) Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein has expressed his keen interest in hosting the fifth and final Ashes Test, especially since Cricket Australia (CA) could take a call anytime now to rule Perth out of the schedule due to stringent Covid-19 protocols being implemented in Western Australia.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
After being fired from Google, Gebru forms AI research institute
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher Timnit Gebru, fired from Google after sending an email of concern to her Ethical AI team, has set up her own research institute that will be an independent, community-rooted institute set to counter Big Tech's pervasive influence on the research, development and deployment of AI.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Machine Gun Kelly once stabbed himself while trying to woo Megan Fox
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Musician Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, has revealed that he once accidentally stabbed himself while trying to impress actress Megan Fox, as he was trying to do cool tricks with a knife.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Alec Baldwin: Would go to any lengths to undo what happened to Halyna Hutchins
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Veteran actor Alec Baldwin says he would "go to any lengths to undo" the death of Halyna Hutchins, who died after being shot on the set of 'Rust' during an incident involving Alec.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Violence impacts over 7L children due to school closures in Cameroon
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Over 700,000 children have been impacted by school closures due to violence in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon, according to recent analysis by the United Nations humanitarian arm, UNOCHA.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Google delays return to office from Jan 10 amid Omicron threat
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) As the Omicron variant threat looms, Google is reconsidering its plans to ask full-time employees to return to offices by January 10.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
TSMC begins pilot production of 3nm chips
Taipei, Dec 3 (IANS) The world's largest contract manufacturer for chips, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun pilot production of 3-nanometer chips, and expects to be producing them in volume at the end of 2022.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
US House approves short-term funding bill ahead of govt shutdown deadline
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved a short-term spending Bill that would keep federal agencies running through February, averting a partial shutdown just a day before government funding was set to expire.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
S.Korea passes record $516.3 bn budget for 2022
Seoul, Dec 3 (IANS) The National Assembly passed the 2022 government Budget Friday, a record high amount of 607.7 trillion won (US$516.3 billion) to cope with the economic fallout of the Covid pandemic and other expenses.
2021-12-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Brazil vaccinates 90% of target population with first Covid dose
Brasilia, Dec 3 (IANS) Brazil has vaccinated 90 per cent of its target population of 177 million people with at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has said.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid caseload tops 264.13 mn
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 264.13 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.23 million and vaccination to over 8.07 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Afghan air force commander calls on run-away pilots to return
Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan), Dec 3 (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.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Afghanistan,International
Google Pixel Watch may arrive next year
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) US-based tech giant Google is reportedly working on its own in-house smartwatch that's set to launch in 2022.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Critically ill Covid cases hit record high in S.Korea amid growing omicron fears
Seoul 3, Dec 3 (IANS) South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell below 5,000 on Friday, but the number of critically ill patients hit yet another record high as the country prepares to limit private gatherings amid growing concerns over the new omicron variant.
2021-12-03
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
Twitter removes 3.465 state-linked info ops, Twitterati bemoans bigger 'losses'
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Ask a Twitter jock and youll hear metrics like "engagement" and "quality". Dig deeper and it comes down to the crude number of follows. "Oh, she has just xyz follows (and they are bots), I have a thousand more" might be the predictable metric.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Technology
Gita Gopinath to replace Okamoto as IMF's First Deputy Managing Director
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that Gita Gopinath, currently chief economist of the IMF, is set to succeed Geoffrey Okamoto as the institution's First Deputy Managing Director (FDMD) early next year.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Humanitarians distribute aid in Af, one of world's greatest emergencies: UN
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) The UN and partners are conducting needs assessments while distributing aid across Afghanistan, one of the world's greatest emergencies, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.
2021-12-03
Category: International, United States,International