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Injury cuts short Australian Kyrgios' tennis season (Just in)
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Nick Kyrgios, Australia's top-ranked male tennis player, has announced an early end to his 2017 season due to a persistent hip injury.

Peru approves medicinal use of marijuana (2 minutes ago)
Lima, Oct 20 (IANS) The Peruvian Congress has approved a bill that authorises the medicinal and therapeutic use of cannabis and its derivatives in the country.

Modi lashes out at Congress for rejecting 2013 proposal to redevelop Kedarnath (Lead) (2 minutes ago)
Kedarnath, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath that was badly damaged in the catastrophic flash floods.

Lupita Nyong'o felt unsafe with Weinstein (4 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyongo has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to have come forward about her experience with controversial producer Harvey Weinstein, saying he tried to give her alcohol, massage her and propositioned her in a hotel restaurant during their meetings.

Neymar fined 1.2 million US dollars over tax case delays (8 minutes ago)
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) A Brazilian court has fined footballer Neymar 3.8 million reais ($1.2 million) for attempting to "obstruct the continuity" of a tax evasion case.

Eight die in TN bus stand roof collapse (10 minutes ago)
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Eight employees of the Tamil Nadu state transport corporation died while three were injured early on Friday when the roof of an old bus stand in Nagapattinam district collapsed, said police.

Daring designer launches line of thong jeans (14 minutes ago)
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) Would you wear jeans which show your derriere? Japanese brand Thibaut has launched such unique denims.

Indian Embassy in US involved in search for missing girl in Texas (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has voiced "deep concern" over a three-year-old Indian girl in Texas who has been missing since October 7 after her foster father made her stand outside the house as punishment for not drinking milk. She said the Indian Embassy is actively involved in the search.

Diego brace helps Flamengo defeat Bahia (16 minutes ago)
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) Two second-half goals from former Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego helped Flamengo to a 4-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A championship.

Hoffenheim edge past Istanbul Basaksehir in Europa League (18 minutes ago)
Berlin, Oct 20 (IANS) Hoffenheim recorded their first-ever win in Europe after moving 3-1 past Istanbul Basaksehir in UEFA Europa League's group stage.

Authorities clueless as mysterious braid choppers haunt Kashmir (24 minutes ago)
By Sheikh Qayoom
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) There have been over 120 reports of braid chopping in the Kashmir Valley in the last two months and despite the widespread fear and condemnation, the authorities appear clueless about the mysterious incidents that have caused a new type of terror in the troubled region.

Arsenal beat Serbian Red Star in Europa League (24 minutes ago)
Belgrade (Serbia), Oct 20 (IANS) English football club Arsenal beat Serbian Red Star in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League 1-0 in front of 52,000 spectators at Serbia's biggest football ground "Rajko Mitic".

Top S.Korean, US nuke envoys meet on N.Korea (28 minutes ago)
Seoul, Oct 20 (IANS) Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the US met here on Friday to discuss issues concerning the North Korean nuclear programme.

Bigelow Aerospace plans to deploy lunar depot by 2022 (12:06)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Las Vegas-based space technology company Bigelow Aerospace plans to send an expandable habitat around the Moon to serve as a lunar depot by 2022.

One killed, property gutted in UP fires (12:04)
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) At least one person died and property worth lakhs was gutted in three incidents of fire in Uttar Pradesh over the last 12 hours during Diwali, police said on Friday.

'Tiger Zinda Hai' song being shot in Greece (11:58)
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The preparations for the shoot of the last song for "Tiger Zinda Hai" have begun in Greece.

Don't know if I'll become full-time actress in future: Zaira Wasim (IANS Interview) (11:56)
By Arundhuti Banerjee IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) All of 16, the star of "Secret Superstar" Zaira Wasim says she isn't sure if she wants to become a full-time actress when she grows up.

Modi lashes out at Congress for denying his 2013 proposal to redevelop Kedarnath (11:56) IANS Photo Service
Kedarnath, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress for denying his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath that was badly damaged in the catastrophic flash floods.

Adobe introduces Next-Gen Creative Cloud (11:52)
Las Vegas, Oct 20 (IANS) Adobe has unveiled the next generation of its Creative Cloud with four new applications.

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk (11:46)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table.

Chidambaram takes dig at EC for delaying Gujarat poll announcement (11:28)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the Election Commission (EC) for not announcing the Gujarat Assembly poll dates, saying it has "authorised" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "announce" the dates at his last poll rally this month.

Government should wake up to scourge of illegal LEDs (Comment: Special to IANS) (11:28)
By Amit Kapoor and Chirag Yadav
The Indian LED lighting industry is going through a boom phase. According to some estimates, the market has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.5 per cent between 2009 and 2016 and is now worth around $3.7 billion (with LEDs at around 40 per cent of the market share). This makes the industry worth much more than the total GDP of over two dozen countries around the world.

Huawei WATCH 2: Ditch your phone for this smartwatch (Tech Review) (11:26)  (With Images)
By Sourabh Kulesh
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As smartwatches slowly gain traction and begin to make an impact globally -- including in India -- Chinese technology firm Huawei has now launched WATCH 2.

Australia stops producing cars after Holden closes (11:20)
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) The factory of General Motors' subsidiary Holden shut down on Friday in Adelaide, leaving Australia without any domestic automotive production.

NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres (11:10)
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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