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Existing Covid vax may be less effective against Omicron: Moderna
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Currently available vaccines for Covid-19 could likely be less effective against the new Omicron variant, the chief executive of US drug maker Moderna has said.
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Coastal sea temperatures around New Zealand well above average
Wellington, Nov 30 (IANS) Coastal sea temperatures around New Zealand have risen well above average recently, a National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) meteorologist said on Tuesday.
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK watchdog expected to block Meta's Giphy deal: Report
London, Nov 30 (IANS) The UK Competition and Markets Authority is expected to block Meta's $315 million acquisition of Giphy in the near future, media reports say.
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Strict guidelines virtually rule Perth out for fifth Ashes Test
Perth, Nov 30 (IANS) In a move that could virtually shut the doors for Perth to host the fifth and final Ashes Test, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has said that tough border restrictions would remain in place due to the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant, and that the players will have to quarantine for 14 days to be able to play the match.
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Djokovic's father flays Australian Open organisers, says Novak probably won't play
Melbourne, Nov 30 (IANS) World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic "probably won't" play the Australian Open beginning January 17 next year as his father Srdjan feels the tournament organisers' decision to not allow unvaccinated players -- or players who don't share their Covid-19 vaccination status -- amounts to "blackmail".
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
New Zealand reports 134 new community cases of Covid-19 Delta variant
Wellington, Nov 30 (IANS) New Zealand reported 134 new Delta variant cases of Covid-19 in the community on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country's current community outbreak to 8,431.
2021-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Former England captain Ray Illingworth backs assisted dying as he reveals cancer diagnosis
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Former England captain Ray Illingworth has revealed that he is receiving treatment for oesophageal cancer. The 89-year-old, who led England to a Test series victory in Australia in 1970-71, lost his wife last year and now he is undergoing radiotherapy for cancer. Illingworth now wants to change the law on legalised assisted dying.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ralf Rangnick appointed as interim manager of Manchester United
Manchester, Nov 29 (IANS) English Premier League club Manchester United on Monday announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the interim manager until the end of the season.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
British man becomes first to get 3D-printed eyeball
London, Nov 29 (IANS) A middle-aged man in the UK has become the first in the world to have a 3D-printed eye fitted as part of a trial, media reports said.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Recovery roadmap released for New Zealand tourism
Wellington, Nov 29 (IANS) New projections for the recovery of New Zealand tourism suggest that it could be 2024 before the industry gets close to its "new normal".
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Adele's '30' has biggest bow of 2021
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Grammy winning-singer Adele's '30' enjoyed the biggest opening numbers of any blockbuster album in 2021, as expected, with 839,000 album-equivalent units, according to an announcement by Billboard Sunday night.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man Utd make their point against Chelsea; Man City, Liverpool close in at the top
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League was reduced to one point over Manchester City and two over Liverpool after their two pursuers won their matches this weekend, while Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Premier League: City overcome Hammers to move back to second spot
Manchester, Nov 28 (IANS) Manchester City rode on goals by Ilkay Gundogan and Luis Fernandinho to defeat West Ham United in a weather-marred match to take three points and climb back to the second spot they had lost for 24 hours to Liverpool.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Founder of Williams Racing F1 team, Frank Williams dies aged 79
London, Nov 28 (IANS) The founder and the longest-serving Team Principal of the Williams F1 team, Sir Frank Williams has died, aged 79, in London on Sunday. A statement from the team said that Frank Williams was admitted to the hospital on Friday and passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by his family.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Ashes finale at Perth? It's 50-50 chance, says WACA chief
Perth, Nov 28 (IANS) The Ashes finale scheduled for January 14, 2022, at the Perth Stadium is doubtful due to Western Australia (WA) state's strict Covid-19 policies. Western Australia Cricket Association chief executive Christina Matthews said that fear is now growing that WA's tough border stance could result in the contest being moved away from Perth.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
World TT C'ships: India finish campaign without any medal
Houston (US), Nov 28 (IANS) India's campaign at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals ended without any medal after the women's and mixed doubles teams lost in the quarter-finals, here.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Premier League: Liverpool beat Southampton 4-0, move to second spot
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Goals from Diogo Jota (two), Thiago Alcantara, and Virgil van Dijk helped Liverpool put up another strong performance as they defeated Southampton 4-0 and claimed three points in a Premier League contest. The win helped Liverpool (28) move to the second spot in the table behind Chelsea (29) and ahead of Manchester City (26) -- both of whom will take the field on Sunday.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
TT Worlds: Chinese paddlers display top form as quarters loom
Houston (USA), Nov 27 (IANS) Excitement ran high at the World Table Tennis Championships held here on Friday as Chinese paddlers continued to show prowess with almost all of them sealing a place in the quarter-finals.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
IANS Review: 'Raja Vamsam': A family drama out of touch with reality (IANS Rating: **1/2)
Film: Raja Vamsam (Playing in theatres). Duration: 155 minutes.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Marizanne Kapp helps Perth Scorchers lift maiden WBBL title
Perth, Nov 27 (IANS) An all-round performance by South Africa's Marizanne Kapp helped Perth Scorchers Women lift their maiden WBBL title with a 12-run win over Adelaide Strikers in the final, here on Saturday.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
World TT C'ships: Manika Batra reaches women's and mixed doubles quarters
Houston (US), Nov 27 (IANS) Ace Indian paddler Manika Batra reached the women's and mixed doubles quarter-finals at the World Table Tennis Championships Finals 2021, here.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
It hurts me that Rafiq has gone through so much: Vaughan on racist allegations
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan categorically denied that he ever made racist comments during his stint with county side Yorkshire, though he added that he would "take some responsibility" because he "played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club for 18 years".
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Perth's chances of hosting fifth Ashes Test subject to WA Govt's exemptions'
Perth, Nov 27 (IANS) Western Australia (WA) Cricket chief executive Christina Matthews has said that the chances of Perth hosting the fifth and final Ashes Test, scheduled from January 14, are 50-50, adding that much will depend on the exemptions the WA government gives on border controls.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ECB unveils action plan to tackle racism
London, Nov 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday unveiled a 12-point action plan to tackle racism and promote inclusion and diversity at all levels of the game in the country.
2021-11-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Italy's competition watchdog fines Apple, Google over $11 mn each
London, Nov 26 (IANS) The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has fined tech giants Apple and Google around $11.3 million each over violations of the Consumer Code - one for lack of information and another for aggressive practices regarding the acquisition and use of consumer data for commercial purposes.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Half a million lives saved by Covid vax in less than a year in Europe
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Covid vaccination has prevented almost 470,000 deaths among people aged 60 years and older across Europe between December 2020 and November 2021, finds a new study.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Deep red light therapy may improve declining eyesight
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new study.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
World TT C'ships: Sathiyan-Manika, Sharath-Archana move to round of 16 in mixed doubles
Houston (USA), Nov 26 (IANS) India's mixed doubles pairs, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran-Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal-Archana Kamath advanced to the round of 16 at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals, here on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
EU internet regulation to push Facebook to sanitise Metaverse platforms
London/New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) With the European Union (EU) Council formally adopting both the draft Digital Services Act (DSA) and a Digital Markets Act (DMA) to better control hate speech, counterfeit goods, cyber threats and disinformation, experts on Friday said that the EU's twin internet-regulation package will put further pressure on global social networks such as Meta (formerly Facebook) to better police their own platforms in the upcoming age of Metaverse.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Politics
Djokovic has not shared his vaccination status: Australian Open chief
Melbourne, Nov 26 (IANS) Craig Tiley, the Australian Open tournament director, has said that a clarity on whether world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is vaccinated or not will come soon as unvaccinated players will not be able to compete in the opening major of the year.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Big Tech must address risks with targeted online ads: UK watchdog
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Technologies used in online advertising, and the way they are deployed, have the potential to be highly privacy intrusive and new digital initiatives by tech giants must address the risks that adtech poses and take account of data protection requirements from the outset, UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Global travel bans increase over fear of new Covid variant
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Amid warnings over a new coronavirus variant, a number of countries, including the UK, Israel, Italy and Singapore have moved to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in the region.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NZ Police, defence force required to get vaccinated
Wellington, Nov 26 (IANS) The New Zealand Police and all New Zealand Defence Force staff have become the new groups required to be vaccinated in preparation for the transition to the new Covid-19 Protection Framework on December 3.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Who is Ronaldo's new head coach?
London, Nov 26 (IANS) German Ralf Rangnick might have painful memories regarding his last football job in England. Roughly knocked over by an opponent player, the German amateur footballer and student of the University of Sussex spent three weeks in hospital. The defensive midfielder was forced into a four-month-long injury break.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
EU law on political ads must not undermine transparency: Google
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Welcoming the European Union's (EU) proposals to curb the misuse of political advertising to undermine elections, Google has said that it is critical that the upcoming law clarifies which actors and what types of content are subject to the obligations regarding political advertising, giving clear examples of what would or would not be in scope.
2021-11-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Uber to shut services in Belgium on Friday after court ruling
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber will halt its cabs in most of Belgium on Friday after a court ruling that extended an earlier 2015 order to also cover professional drivers providing its ride-hailing service.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
World TT C'ships: G Sathiyan enters round of 32, keeps India's singles hopes alive
Houston (USA), Nov 25 (IANS) Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran advanced to the men's singles round of 32 at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals with a 4-0 win over Table Tennis Federation of Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko, here.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Lyon says Smith, Cummins best bets for Australia Test skipper's role
Melbourne, Nov 25 (IANS) Veteran Australian spinner Nathan Lyon believes that Steven Smith and pacer Pat Cummins are the best-suited candidates for the leadership roles after the resignation of Tim Paine. Both Cummins and Smith have been interviewed this week by a CA panel that has been specially convened to select Australia's next men's Test captain.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NZ launches new testing strategy under Covid protection framework
Wellington, Nov 25 (IANS) A new national testing strategy, which will test people with faster results and provide greater certainty, reassurance, and less disruption to everyday lives, will better protect high-risk groups, Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Lord of the Rings' series sets first UK filming locations
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Season 2 of "Lord of the Rings," which grabbed international headlines when the streaming player Amazon Prime Videos moved locations from New Zealand to the UK, has set its first filming locations.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No. 2 seed Harimoto falls at the first hurdle at table tennis worlds
Houston (USA), Nov 25 (IANS) Japanese teenage sensation Tomokazu Harimoto crashed out at the first hurdle of his third World Table Tennis Championships campaign, losing 4-3 to Poland's Jakub Dyjas in the men's singles second round.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Racism row: Vaughan expresses 'disappointment' over BBC sack
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has expressed his disappointment on being dropped from the BBC's Ashes coverage for allegedly making racist comments to an Asian-origin player a few years back.
2021-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Boris Johnson's ratings hit record low
London Nov 24 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw his personal ratings slump to a record low on Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Germany to get 'traffic light' government led by SPD's Scholz
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Signalling an end to the Angela Merkel era in Germany, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), which had upstaged her Christian Democratic Union in the September 26 elections, announced on Wednesday that it would lead the new coalition government, with transition to a green economy being the primary focus area.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
BBC drops former England captain Vaughan from The Ashes coverage
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been dropped from the BBC's coverage panel for The Ashes series after his name appeared in the racism controversy involving former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
It's inevitable that it's going to be there: Ponting feels Paine saga will be talked in The Ashes
Melbourne, Nov 24 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels that the Tim Paine saga will be talked about wherever the Australian team will go during The Ashes. He added that it might end up distracting Paine and the Australian team in their quest to retain the Ashes at home. Paine had suddenly stepped down from being the Test captain on Friday after an off-field scandal involving text messages with a former Cricket Tasmania female staffer came into limelight.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
World TT C'ships Finals: Sathiyan, Ayhika move to next round; Manika, Sharath bow out
Houston (US), Nov 24 (IANS) India paddlers Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Ayhika Mukherjee advanced to the next round while the likes of Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal crashed out of the tournament on the opening day of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals, here.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
New Zealand hikes official cash rate
Wellington, Nov 24 (IANS) New Zealand's Monetary Policy Committee agreed on Wednesday to raise the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 0.75 per cent.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ to gradually open border from Jan 2022
Wellington, Nov 24 (IANS) Fully vaccinated New Zealand nationals will find it easier to return from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards, as the government is set to remove the requirement for managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) for most travellers, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Wednesday.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Top Essex sponsor pulls out following cricketer's allegations of racism against county side
London, Nov 24 (IANS) One of Essex's principal sponsors has suspended its ties with the side in the wake of the racism allegations, which have hit county cricket recently.
2021-11-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket