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US doctors perform first-ever pig kidney transplant in human patient
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) In a first, doctors at NYU Langone Health in New York temporarily transplanted a pig's kidney onto a human, a 'significant step' toward animal-to-human organ transplants, the media reported.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
US FCC hawk wants Chinese drone firm DJI on covered list for being 'Huawei on Wings'
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) US FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has warned that Chinese drone maker DJI "is collecting vast troves of sensitive data on Americans and US critical infrastructure, potentially operating as Huawei on wings".
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Politics
NASA selects telescope to study Milky Way evolution
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sukriti, Prakriti Kakkar light up iconic Times Square billboard!
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Singing sisters Sukriti Kakkar and Prakriti Kakkar have rendered absolute magic to many melodies turning them into dreamy affairs with their ethereal voices. And now, the twins have made it to the famed New York Times Square billboard. The appearance comes as a part of an initiative that supports equity for women in music on the global canvas.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Alicia Silverstone on how she was 'banned' from dating app
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Alicia Silverstone turned to a dating app in a bid to find love, but she has already been banned from the platform twice.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not vaccinated yet? You may be at risk of Covid reinfection
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) If you think once infected with Covid-19 gives you immunity, then you may be wrong. According to new models without vaccination and masks, people once infected with Covid can be reinfected within four months, Nature reported.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
US House panel holds Trump's former adviser in criminal contempt
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A special committee of the US House investigating the January 6 Capitol riot case voted unanimously to approve a report which holds a former adviser to former President Donald Trump in criminal contempt of the Congress.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
NASA-Boeing Starliner delayed till mid-2022, probe into faulty valves continues
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) NASA and Boeing's Starliner cargo spacecraft's orbital flight test has been postponed until the middle of next year as investigation into its faulty valves continues.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Willy Wonka', 'Goldfinger' songwriter Leslie Bricusse no more
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter Leslie Bricusse, whose songs for Broadway and Hollywood include 'What Kind of Fool Am I?' and 'Pure Imagination', died on Tuesday in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. He was 90.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'John Wick' prequel series adds five to cast including Mishel Prada
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) The 'John Wick' prequel series 'The Continental' is rounding out its main cast with new additions.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Eternals' stars skip Elle event after possible Covid-19 exposure
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) 'Eternals' stars Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff and director Chloe Zhao did not attend Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Tuesday night due to possible exposure to Covid-19.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jason Momoa needs surgery to fix hernia, rib issues
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Jason Momoa suffered for his art while making the "Aquaman" sequel and now needs months of surgery to fix hernia, eye and rib issues.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No progress made towards two-state solution, says UN Middle East envoy
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland told the Security Council that no progress has been made towards the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gwyneth Paltrow's children won't want to talk to her about sex
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who has Apple, 17, and Moses, 15, with her former-husband Chris Martin, is happy for their teachers to take the lead when it comes to educating her children about sex.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Uma Thurman to play Arianna Huffington in series 'Super Pumped'
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress Uma Thurman has been cast as Arianna Huffington in the Showtime series 'Super Pumped'.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Megan Fox thinks it's 'very difficult to be a woman'
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox says it is hard to be a woman and has encouraged other women to wear whatever makes them "feel good" and not to worry about the opinions of other people.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kanye West officially changes name to Ye
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West, born as Kanye Omari West, has legally changed his name to Ye.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Sylvester Stallone bows out of 'Expendables' franchise
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that he has filmed his last-ever scenes in the 'Expendables' franchise, and he is now "passing the baton" over to actor Jason Statham and his "capable hands".
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N.Korean missile launch underscores 'urgent' need for dialogue: White House
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US remains ready to engage with North Korea anytime and anywhere, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has said, adding that North Korea's missile tests underscored the urgent need to engage with the reclusive state.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
IMF revises down Asia economy growth forecast to 6.5%
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised down its 2021 economic growth forecast for Asia to 6.5 per cent, down by 1.1 percentage points from its April projection, according to a newly released regional economic outlook.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
M. Night Shyamalan to preside over 2022 Berlinale's international jury
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Pondicherry-born Indian American Oscar-nominated filmmaker Manoj Nelliyettu 'M. Night' Shyamalan, who's best known for his 1999 supernatural thriller, 'The Sixth Sense', will serve as president of the international jury at the 72nd Berlinale next year.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem to star in Lucille Ball biopic
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) For a generation that has grown up watching the ageless American sitcom 'I Love Lucy' in black-and-white on Doordarshan, there's an opportunity coming to relive those days of innocent laughter.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Republicans to push for banning funding for gain-of-function research
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) A group of US Republicans are planning to push a legislation to ban all federal funding for gain-of-function research after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reportedly donated to a Chinese lab, before the Covid-19 pandemic, the media reported.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NASA's Perseverance rover captures sounds on Mars
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled Perseverance rover have captured nearly five hours of Martian wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over gravel, and motors whirring as the spacecraft moves its arm.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Trump's presidential website hacked, defaced: Report
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Former US President Donald Trump's presidential website was hacked and defaced, media reports said.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
NASA telescopes spot remains of a supernova in colourful bubble
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) NASA telescopes have captured the colourful blast of a stellar explosion thousands of years ago, shedding new light on the evolution of such cosmic remains.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
This AI tech may spot unseen signs of heart failure
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) US researchers have developed an electrocardiogram-reading algorithm that can detect subtle signs of heart failure.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NASA's new Lucy asteroid spacecraft faces solar panel glitch
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) NASA's newly launched Lucy spacecraft, the US space agency's first-ever mission to explore distant asteroids and seek out the origin of our solar system, has faced some issues with one of it solar panels, the agency has said.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
India, Israel, US, UAE ministerial meeting opens possibility of M-E 'Quad' (News Analysis)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) The foreign policy leaders of India, the US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a virtual ministerial meeting for what could have the makings of a grouping in the Middle East similar to the Quad, but with a more limited security agenda.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Business leaders join Guterres to reach net-zero emissions
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) At their annual meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance issued a joint statement outlining concrete actions for the future and reach net-zero emissions.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mel Brooks' classic, 'History of the World, Part I', to get a sequel
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) The Mel Brooks comedy classic, 'History of the World, Part I', which was released in 1981 to mixed reviews, will have a sequel in the form of an eight-part series titled 'History of the World, Part II', to be streamed on the OTT platform Hulu in the Spring of 2022, reports 'Variety'.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Covid resurgence in northern US states amid colder weather
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Some northern US states are starting to witness a Covid-19 resurgence as the weather is getting colder amid the onset of the winter season, raising concerns over a "twindemic" of the flu and coronavirus.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US industrial production tumbles in Sep
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US industrial production tumbled in September due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Ida and severe supply constraints, the Federal Reserve said.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Trump sues to block Congress from obtaining documents related to Capitol riot
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Former US President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against the National Archives and a House special committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot in a bid to block Congress from obtaining certain documents related to the insurrection.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 241 mn
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 241 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.90 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.61 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Reuters investigation on Amazon snowballs into fiery letter by 5 US lawmakers
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Five members of a US congressional committee have told Amazon Inc that it led them on the wrong road during a probe on business practices.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
US will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The US will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State has said.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Only India, two others defy housing price rise in 60 countries surveyed by IMF
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) While most economic indicators deteriorated in 2020, house prices largely defied the pandemic in over 57 of the 60 countries surveyed by the International Monetary Fund.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Colin Powell, who broke US racial barriers in politics, military, dies at 84
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Colin Powell, who blasted through racial barriers to become the US' first African American Secretary of State, National Security Adviser, and the top military officer and was a one-time favourite for President, died at the age of 84 on Monday from COVID-19-related complications despite being vaccinated, according to his family.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Reuters probe on Amazon snowballs into fiery letter by 5 US lawmakers mulling criminal probe
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Five members of a US congressional committee have alluded that Amazon Inc led them on the wrong road during a probe on business practices and may have economised on the truth under oath.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
NASA's Perseverance captures panoramic view of Martian ridges
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) NASA's Perseverance rover has clicked a panorama view of the "South Seitah" region of Mars' Jezero Crater, offering clues to the area's mysterious past.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Taking flu shot may cut heart disease risk: Study
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Did you know that coming down with the flu can substantially increase the risk of a serious or even fatal cardiac event? US researchers suggest that taking annual flu vaccinations may cut heart disease risk.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'The Battle at Lake Changjin' continues its victorious box-office march
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese patriotic war film 'The Battle at Lake Changjin' continues to rake it in, ending this past weekend with cumulative earnings of $769 million since it was released on September 30.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Cameron Norrie wins at Indian Wells, becomes new British No. 1 tennis player
Indian Wells, Oct 18 (IANS) Great Britain's world No. 26, Cameron Norrie, became the first male tennis player ranked outside the top-25 since Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia (2010) to clinch the BNP Paribas Open title, defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at Indian Wells on Monday (IST).
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Paula Badosa clinches Indian Wells title, set for huge ranking leap
Indian Wells, Oct 18 (IANS) Spain's No.21 seed Paula Badosa overcame No.27 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-6(2) to win the BNP Paribas Open championship in Indian Wells, the final WTA 1000 event of the season on Mionday (IST).
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
1 killed, 7 injured in US campus shooting
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) One person was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting at the Grambling State University in the US state of Louisiana, local authorities said.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 240.6 mn
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 240.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.89 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.61 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Former US president Clinton released from hospital
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Former US President Bill Clinton was released from a Southern California hospital on Sunday, where he had been treated multiple days for a non-coronavirus-related infection.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,International
Aditi T-13, while Tvesa finishes 51st in individual contest in Aramco Series
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) India's Aditi Ashok finished a modest week in Tied-13th place while Tvesa Malik was T-51 at the end of the Aramco Team Series - New York.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
'Halloween Kills' proves to be a box-office killer in North America
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) 'Halloween Kills', David Gordon Green's slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is headed for the biggest pandemic-era earnings figure recorded by a horror flick or a movie opening simultaneously on the big screen and a streaming service.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood