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Tottenham striker Son returns to South Korea for 'personal reasons'
London, March 29 (IANS) English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min has been allowed to fly home to South Korea for "personal reasons".
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
F1 World C'ship could finish in January: Ferrari boss
London, March 29 (IANS) As Formula 1 seeks to salvage the 2020 season affected severely by the cornavirus pandemic, the world championship could be extend into January next year, says Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Cancel County season if it can't be played in full: Cook
London, March 29 (IANS) Former England captain Alastair Cook said that the England and Wales Cricket Board should cancel the County Championship if the season cannot be played in full. Cook said that considering the circumstances around the coronavirus pandemic, it will be more rewarding to play a full tournament rather than a shortened County season.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Difficult decisions' to come, say Premier League, EFL & PFA
London, March 28 (IANS) Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers' Association have said that "difficult decisions" will be taken in order to counter the impact of coronavirus pandemic on English football.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Air New Zealand crewmembers test COVID-19 positive
Wellington, March 28 (IANS) Air New Zealand said on Saturday that eight crew members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
ECB mulls coronavirus checkpoints at cricket grounds
London, March 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board might install coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units at grounds as they look to resume the game behind closed doors.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mikel Arteta opens up about his coronavirus recovery
London, March 27 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who has "completely recovered" from COVID-19, believes people should be "emotionally more open" after the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
NZ Defence Force reports 7 COVID-19 cases
Wellington, March 27 (IANS) The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) on Friday confirmed seven coronavirus cases among its members, a spokesman confirmed.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Christchurch mosque attack accused pleads guilty to all charges (Ld)
Christchurch, March 26 (IANS) The man accused of the 2019 Christchurch mosque attack on Thursday pleaded guilty to all the 92 charges he was facing, becoming New Zealands first convicted terrorist.
2020-03-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
COVID-19: ITF welcomes Olympic postponement
London, March 25 (IANS) International Tennis Federation (ITF) has welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
New symptom tracking app to slow spread of COVID-19
London, March 25 (IANS) In order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, British researchers have launched a new app that tracks symptoms related to the virus, allowing anyone to self-report daily.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Mourinho helps self-isolating elderly with necessary items
London, March 24 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has worked alongside Age UK and Love Your DoorStep in Enfield to prepare food parcels and other items for delivery to the more vulnerable members of the community as people here grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chatty kids do get good marks at school
London, March 24 (IANS) Dear parents, if you want to boost your childs academic performance, let them chat more. Researchers have found that young children go on to achieve more academic success when their verbal skills are enhanced.
2020-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion
Johnson orders Britons to stay home
London, March 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that for at least the next three weeks, residents all across the country will have to remain in their homes in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus
2020-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Disney+ in Europe on Tuesday with reduced streaming quality
London, March 23 (IANS) Disney's video on-demand streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) will arrive in Europe on Tuesday in temporarily degraded video quality.
2020-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
New Zealand announces coronavirus lockdown (Ld)
Wellington, March 23 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday announced the country will go into lockdown on Wednesday after the first coronavirus cases of community transmission were suspected.
2020-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK's Covid-19 death toll rises to 281
London, March 22 (IANS) UK's number of fatalities from coronavirus have risen by almost 50 to reach 281.
2020-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Bitter rivals join hands to help Manchester food banks
Manchester, March 21 (IANS) Bitter rivals on the pitch, Manchester United and Manchester City have joined hands to donate a combined 100,000 pound ($117,000) to help local foodbanks affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Global smartphone shipments falls 38% in February
Boston, March 21 (IANS) Global smartphone shipments witnessed a steep decline of 38 per cent Year on Year (YoY) in February 2020 in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
COVID-19: Seriously we take it, quicker we can get through it, says Khawaja
Melbourne, March 21 (IANS) Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has urged everyone to take the threat of coronavirus seriously, saying as a race we need to think of others and not just ourselves.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hamilton isolates self, says has 'zero symptoms' of COVID-19
London, March 21 (IANS) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has put himself in self isolation after coming in contact with two people who later tested for novel coronavirus.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Amazon, Apple cut streaming quality in Europe
London, March 21 (IANS) After Netflix and YouTube, Amazon as well as Apple have announced they will also reduce streaming quality in Europe in order to lessen the load on broadband networks.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
UK tells pubs, bars to close from Friday night
London, March 20 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday ordered all cafes, pubs and restaurants to close from Friday night, except for take-away food, to tackle coronavirus.
2020-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Netflix cuts streaming quality in Europe as Internet usage soars
London, March 20 (IANS) As European Union (EU) stares at Internet breakdown owing to more people who are currently home and are streaming various online services for both entertainment and work, Netflix has decided to cut streaming bits rate from High-Definition (HD) tp Standard Definition (SD) so that traffic can be reduced.
2020-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Excess sugar may kill you early whether you're obese or not
London, March 20 (IANS) Sugar may kill you irrespective of the fact if you are obese as new research in fruit flies indicates that early death from excess sugar is unrelated to metabolic problems.
2020-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Follow plant-based diet, avoid junk food for healthy heart
London, March 20 (IANS) Following plant-based diet and avoiding junk food like sweets, refined grains and juice are likely to have healthy heart as compared to people who don't eat a plant-based diet, a new study suggests.
2020-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Air New Zealand gets govt bailout
Wellington, March 20 (IANS) Air New Zealand received NZ$900 million from the government on Friday, to bail the flag carrier out from crisis.
2020-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Arteta feeling much better, in good spirits: Arsenal
London, March 19 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is back to working from home, the club confirmed on Thursday after he had tested positive for coronavirus last week.
2020-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
It is possible to move dates for Olympics: World Athletics chief
London, March 19 (IANS) World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has said that it is possible to postpone the 2020 Olympics if necessary. The Games is slated for a July 24 start but the rising concern over the spread of coronavirus and the havoc it has wreaked on the qualification calendar has led to questions being raised on whether the organisers can go through with the scheduled date.
2020-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
New Zealand enters lockdown by closing borders
Wellington, March 19 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced that the country's borders will be closed to any visitors except citizens and residents due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Covid-19 deaths in UK cross 100
London, March 18 (IANS) The coronavirus death toll in the UK has crossed 100, surging to 104 on Wednesday, up from 71 the day before.
2020-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
New Zealand cancels community cricket due to coronavirus
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) The New Zealand cricket board on Wednesday cancelled community cricket, including clubs and schools, for the rest of the season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Club cricket in New Zealand usually runs until late March.
2020-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Monkeygate' lowest point of my captaincy stint, admits Ponting
Melbourne, March 18 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has opened up about the infamous 'monkeygate' episode, saying that it was the lowest point of his captaincy stint.
2020-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UK Chancellor Sunak promises 330 bn pounds of loans, guarantees (Ld)
London, March 17 (IANS) UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Tuesday termed coronavirus as an "economic emergency" as well as "a public health emergency" as he laid out a financial plan to safeguard the country's businesses.
2020-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Burglars hold Tottenham defender's family at knifepoint
London, March 16 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen's family was held at knifepoint at their London home during a burglary when the Belgium star was away on Champions League duty with his club.
2020-03-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
All England: Tai wins 3rd title, Axelsen his 1st
London, March 15 (IANS) Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying beat China's Chen Yu Fei to win the women's singles title at the 2020 All England Championships. This is the third time that the world no.2 has won the tournament which she and Chen (no. 1) have dominated since 2017.
2020-03-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
'The Batman' shuts down production for 2 weeks
London, March 15 (IANS) The production for the upcoming movie, "The Batman" has been shut down for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Heavy stress may shorten our life expectancy
London, March 15 (IANS) If you are taking too much stress, read this carefully. Researchers have found that life expectancy is influenced not only by the traditional lifestyle-related risk factors, but also by factors related to a person's quality of life, such as heavy stress.
2020-03-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Covid: EU condemns Trump travel ban on 26 European countries
London, March 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's coronavirus travel ban on 26 European countries has been met with anger and confusion, with EU leaders accusing him of making the decision "without consultation".
2020-03-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
All England C'ships: Sindhu through to quarters
London, March 12 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the All England Championships with a straight games win over Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England C'ships: Sindhu through to quarters
London, March 12 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the All England Championships with a straight games win over Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
David Cameron 'targeted' by crazed arsonist
London, March 12 (IANS) A crazed arsonist targeting former UK Prime Minister David Cameron burned down the latter's neighbours house with a Molotov cocktail, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK 'tampon tax' finally abolished
London, March 12 (IANS) In his first budget, Rishi Sunak, the UK's new Indian-origin Chancellor, has abolished the 'tampon tax' or a VAT on sanitary products, a policy which had been widely criticised for years.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
MCG spectator at Ind-Aus Women's T20 WC final diagnosed with COVID-19
Melbourne, March 12 (IANS) The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is now a coronavirus exposure site as a spectator who attended the Women's T20 World Cup final between India and Australia on March 8 has tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 scare: India's Fed Cup playoff against Latvia postponed
London, March 11 (IANS) India's Fed Cup playoff against Latvia, which was scheduled to be held on April 17 and 18, stands postponed, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday.
2020-03-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
All England Open: Sindhu through to next round, Srikanth out
London, March 11 (IANS) Reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu beat USA's Beiwen Zhang to go through to second round of the 2020 All England Open. Sindhu took just 42 minutes to beat the 14th ranked Zhang 21-14, 21-17 in what was a solid start for her in the tournament.
2020-03-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Security flaw detected in Intel processors
London, March 11 (IANS) Computer scientists at Belgium's leading higher education and research university KU Leuven have once again exposed a security flaw in Intel processors that could allow an attacker to acquire sensitive information, such as the victim's fingerprints or passwords.
2020-03-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Preterm babies can acquire their immune system
London, March 10 (IANS) Babies who born prematurely can rapidly acquire some adult immune functions after birth, equivalent to that achieved by infants born at term, according to a new study.
2020-03-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
'Parasite' becomes UK's highest-grossing foreign-language film
London, March 10 (IANS) Oscar-winning drama "Parasite" has set a new record as the highest-grossing foreign-language film in British box office history.
2020-03-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not just fielding, could've been better in all departments: Shikha
Melbourne, March 9 (IANS) India's Shikha Pandey believes it was not just their fielding which let the team down in the Women's T20 World Cup final against Australia where they faced a crushing defeat at the MCG.
2020-03-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket