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NASA picks SpaceX for $109.4mn launch services of IMAP mission
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the agencys Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission which will help researchers better understand the boundary of the heliosphere, a magnetic barrier surrounding our solar system.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chatbot-based AI health apps can't be your doctor: Study
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) As millions of people turn to their mobile devices to talk to chatbot-based health apps, researchers have revealed that existing apps lack the functions to support the full diagnostic process of a traditional visit to a medical facility.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Singer Paloma Faith opens up on her postpartum depression
Los Angeles, Sep 28 (IANS) Singer Paloma Faith, who is expecting her second child, has opened up about anxiety issues and postpartum depression that she faced had after her first childbirth three years ago.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump didn't pay income tax for 10 of 15 yrs before 2016 polls
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump did not pay his income tax for 10 of the 15 years before the 2016 election, and only $750 the year he ran for the presidency and in his first year in the White House, a media report has revealed.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Judge temporarily blocks Trump admin's TikTok ban
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) A US federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's administration's ban on the Chinese short video-making app, TikTok just hours before it was scheduled to go into effect, according to media reports.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Global Covid-19 cases nearing 33mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 33 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 996,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New Supreme Court ruling on abortion 'possible': Trump
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) President Donald Trump said it is "certainly possible" that his Supreme Court pick will be involved in a ruling revisiting the landmark 1973 decision that legalised abortion in the US.
2020-09-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
NASA to send $23mn advanced toilet to space station
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) NASA is all set to launch this week a$23 million advanced bathroom to the International Space Station (ISS) to test out before using a similar system on future Moon and Mars missions.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Technology
Americans banned from entering into transactions with HK officials
Washington/Hong Kong, Sep 27 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has announced that under the sanctions imposed over the controversial national security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong, no American can enter into transactions with targeted officials of the city and mainland China, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indian-American running for Lt. Governor of Virginia
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Puneet Ahluwalia, an Indian-American business consultant, is running for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Virginia, saying the state needs a new leadership to attract investment, jobs, growth and wealth, it was reported.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
1 killed at biker event shooting in US state
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) One person was killed and several others were injured after a shooting at a biker event in the US state of Iowa, officials said.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NBA: LeBron James ends Lakers' 10-year Finals drought
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Los Angeles Lakers earned a comfortable 117-107 win against Denver Nuggets in Game 5 to win Western Conference Finals 4-1 in their latest encounter of the ongoing NBA season.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Trump, Biden won't shake hands at 1st debate
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will neither shake hands or do an elbow bump due to the Covid-19 pandemic when the two rivals come face-to-face during their first debate on Tuesday, according to informed sources.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
How NASA is preparing astronauts for next moonwalks
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Defence/Security
Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett in 'Spiderhead'
Los Angeles, Sep 27 (IANS) Actors Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett have reportedly teamed up for Spiderhead.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Covid-19 messing up with our dreams, women most affected
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) The anxiety, stress and worry brought on by Covid-19 is not only limited to daytime hours as it is affecting our dreams as well, particularly among women, new research has revealed.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases cross 32.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 32.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 992,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
For pandemic-weary audience, Modi's UNGA speech delivers differentiated content
United Nations, Sep 27 (IANS) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's United Nations General Assembly speech on September 26 stands out among the few this year at the virtual talkfest which offered up ideas and approaches as complements to soothe the collective anxiety of a global quarantined audience.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump nominates conservative to supreme court stirring bitter fight
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump has nominated conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court to take the place of the liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and tilt its ideological balance to the right ahead of the elections.
2020-09-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Malaysia PM silent on Kashmir, warns against terror resurgence
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan lost Malaysia's public support on its Kashmir stand as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin made no mention of it in his speech on Saturday at the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, reversing last year's volatile stand of Mahathir Mohamad.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,National
Modi's 'pharmadiplomacy': India's COVID vaccines to 'help all humanity'
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) Presenting India as a global power for universal good, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his 'pharmadiplomacy', promising the world on Saturday that the nation's vaccine manufacturing capability will "help all humanity" in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while assuring global leaders whose worries about its availability has been a dominant concern at the UN General Assembly.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
UN: Modi presents upbeat, forward-looking Indian agenda
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) With India set to become an elected member of the UN Security Council next year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented an upbeat and forward-looking agenda stressing India's contributions to the global good, while also pointing out the shortcomings of the UN.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
PM Modi calls for UN reform, raises India's role (Ld)
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) For the second time in a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tore into the outdated structures of the United Nations, turning the mirror on the global body and urging it to fix its internal crisis so that it could reflect the world as it exists today rather than as it was in the 1940s.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
PM Modi calls for UN reform
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) For the second time in a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tore into the outdated structures of the United Nations, turning the mirror on the global body and urging it to fix its internal crisis so that it could reflect the world as it exists today rather than as it was in the 1940s.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Politics
J&J Covid vaccine produces strong immune response in early trials
New York, Sep 26 (IANS) A leading Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson produced a strong immune response against novel coronavirus in early-to-mid stage clinical trials, a report said.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
This new technique can help disinfect N95 masks: Study
New York, Sep 26 (IANS) Using a combination of moderate heat and high relative humidity, researchers were able to disinfect N95 mask materials without hampering their ability to filter out viruses, including Covid-19.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
NBA: Celtics coach hails defensive display against Heat
New York, Sep 26 (IANS) Boston Celtics fought back to clinch Game 5 against Miami Heat 121-108 in the Eastern Conference Finals of the ongoing NBA season. The Celtics now have a chance to draw level in Game 6 on Monday after making it 2-3 in the best-of-seven Conference finals.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Trump will leave office if he loses, says Biden
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said that US President Donald Trump will leave office if he loses the November 3 election, according to media reports.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ginsburg becomes 1st woman to lie in state at US Capitol
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol here, media reports said.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Replying to Imran, India turns mirror on Pak's record of genocide, terrorism
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) India turned the mirror on Pakistan after its Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered a speech at the UN dripping vitriol, and recalled its record of genocide in Bangladesh, being a haven for terrorists and suppression of minorities.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ditto! Imran Khan UNGA 2020 speech almost replica of 2019 litany
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) If you blinked, you could have mistaken Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) as the one he delivered in 2019.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Global Covid-19 cases cross 32.4mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 32.4 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 987,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Trump to pick Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Amy Coney Barret, a famous social conservative, is likely to be picked by US President Donald Trump as the new Supreme Court justice.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
India walks out of UNGA protesting Imran's diatribe (3rd Ld)
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) The Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly session on Friday walked out in protest when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began attacking India in his speech at the high-level meeting.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
India walks out of UNGA protesting Imran's diatribe (2nd Ld)
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) The Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly session on Friday walked out in protest when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began attacking India in his speech at the high-level meeting.
2020-09-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
India walks out of UNGA protesting Imran's diatribe (Ld)
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) The Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on Friday walked out when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began his diatribe in his speech at the high-level meeting of the UNGA.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
India walks out of UN General Assembly as Imran begins attack
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) The Indian delegate at the UN General Assembly Session on Friday walked out when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began his diatribe in his speech.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Imran's UNGA speech rescheduled to align with Pak's prime time slot
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was scheduled to speak in the sixth slot of the Friday afternoon session at the UN General Assembly Debate has now been moved up to the morning session that generally aligns with late evening prime time for Pakistan's target audience.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,International
Selena Gomez flaunts kidney transplant scar
Los Angeles, Sep 25 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has showed off her scar from a kidney transplant in a new social media post. She says she now feels confident and is proud of what she had gone through.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chadwick Boseman honoured at Disneyland
Los Angeles, Sep 25 (IANS) A Black Panther mural featuring late actor Chadwick Boseman, who brought alive the popular superhero on screen, has been unveiled at Disneyland.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
77 Oregon seafood plant workers test Covid-19 positive
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Seventy-seven workers at a seafood plant in the US state of Oregon have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Trump unveils 'America First' healthcare agenda
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has unveiled his 'America First' agenda for healthcare, a key topic for the November 3 election.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
US proposes 'fixed period of stay' for int'l students, journos
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a proposed rule to require "a fixed period of stay" for international students, exchange visitors and foreign information media representatives.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Lack of fiscal support poses downside risk to US economy: Fed chief
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the lack of further fiscal support would pose a downside risk to the American economy, which is recovering from the cornavirus-induced recession.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump, Melania pay tribute to late Justice Ginsburg at US SC
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their tribute to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died of pancreatic cancer on September 18, at the Supreme Court here.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Blood test to predict high risk Covid patients
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) A standard test that assesses blood cells can identify which patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 could face a high risk of becoming critical and die, say researchers.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
US unemployment claims increase slightly to 870,000
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The number of initial unemployment claims in the US increased slightly to 870,000 last week, indicating a bumpy road to the recovery of the coronavirus-ravaged labour market.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ramp up ambition, says UN Secretary-General
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for every government, business, civil and international organization in the world to develop a transition plan to net-zero emissions, and boost ambition in finance and adaption as an equal priority to cutting emissions, and the only way to reach the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature goal.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Global Covid-19 cases cross 32.1mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 32.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 981,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
With eye on Nobel, Trump wants to mediate between India, China
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) With eye on Nobel Peace Prize, United States President Donald Trump wants to media the dispute between India and China, even though his offers have been turned down.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics