Trump ditches Android, may get highly secured iPhone (28 minutes ago)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) As Donald Trump stepped into a high-security ring after he took the oath to become the 45th US President, one of the things he was forced to do was to ditch his Android smartphone for a "potentially modified iPhone".

Microsoft may cut 700 jobs this month: Report (13:18)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) As part of its previous announcement regarding offloading 2,850 employees by June 2017, Microsoft may soon cut 700 jobs during its earnings call on January 26, media reports said on Friday.

Researchers ask Guardian to retract WhatsApp 'backdoor' story (13:18)
N0ew York, Jan 21 (IANS) Mounting pressure on the Guardian newspaper, a group of 30 security researchers have co-signed an open letter asking the paper to retract its story that claimed encrypted messages on WhatsApp can be intercepted as the mobile messaging service contained a 'backdoor'.

President Trump takes office vowing to end 'American carnage' (Intro Roundup) (12:26)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Donald Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the US, ushering in a new era that he vowed would shatter the established order and reverse a national decline he deemed as an "American carnage".

Chinese PM believes country will maintain growth rate (12:22)
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has expressed confidence that his country will maintain its growth rate this year, after it was revealed that the GDP grew 6.7 per cent year-on-year in 2016, according to officials on Saturday.

Australians unamazed by Trump's inauguration (12:04)
Canberra, Jan 21 (IANS) Despite live broadcasts by local television networks and pages of reports and analysis by leading dailies, Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony attracted the eyes in Australia, but failed to grapple the hearts.

Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 bn, chip maker hits back (11:54)
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Days after the US government filed a lawsuit against global chip manufacturer Qualcomm of forcing Apple to use its chips in exchange for lower licensing fees, the Cupertino-based tech giant has sued Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion over royalties.

18 killed in Pakistan's market blast (11:50)
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and over 50 were injured on early Saturday when a powerful explosion ripped through a crowded market in Kurram agency, Pakistans northwestern tribal region, officials said.

US soldier Bergdahl demands case dismissal, citing Trump rhetoric (11:28)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion in Afghanistan, wants a case against him dismissed, saying he cannot get a fair trial now that Donald Trump, who has called him "dirty rotten traitor", is President, the media reported.

Prince William to wind up pilot job for royal duties (11:12)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Britain's Prince William, second-in-line to the British throne, is to quit his full-time job as an air ambulance pilot this summer and work on royal duties instead, his family's official London residence Kensington Palace announced on Friday.

Twitter's latest feature to identify your BFF (11:12)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) You will no longer miss the tweets from your best friend as Twitter is testing a new feature that highlights tweets from a select, single person it thinks you should not miss.

Facebook mulling over ways to curb fake news (10:48)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) To mitigate the impact of fake news and curb its spread, Facebook is considering to notify users if they ended up sharing or reading a fake story.

Trump: Pentagon, national security chief to begin work immediately (10:40)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Newly-inaugurated US President Donald Trump has said that the defence and national security heads, confirmed by the Senate the same day, will immediately get down to securing America's borders, defending the country and rebuilding its military.

Always dreamt of visiting Berlin: Manipuri filmmaker  (10:38)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Five time National Award-winning filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar says his dream to visit Berlin is finally coming true as his Manipuri film "Loktak Lairembee" (Lady of the Lake) will get its European premiere in the German city next month.

Donald Trump, Melania attend 3 inaugural balls (Second Lead) (10:20)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, attended three official inaugural balls on Friday night following his swearing-in as the 45th President of the US.

Indian Americans celebrate as Trump becomes President (09:52)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian Americans gathered for the presidential gala here to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US.

4 dead in Melbourne car rampage (09:52)
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) A fourth person has died as five others still remain critical after a motorist on Friday intentionally ploughed into a crowd in Melbourne, a media report said on Saturday .

S.Korean culture minister in custody over artist blacklist (09:34)
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) A South Korean court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for the country's culture minister over her alleged role in the creation of a supposed blacklist of dissident artists.

UN envoy to Myanmar slams bureaucratic hurdles (09:22)
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has said that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing humanitarian actors from helping those facing violence in the country.

Britain asks public sector to recruit 200,000 apprentices by 2020 (09:06)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Britain's public sector has been set the task of recruiting 200,000 apprentices by 2020, the government said.

Riots mar transfer of power in US from Democrats to Republicans (08:56)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Violent anti-Trump protesters attacked police, set fires and smashed windows of stores and businesses but riot-geared security forces successfully kept them away from the Capitol Hill swearing-in ceremony and the parade to the White House on Friday.

New Zealand apprehensive as Trump enters Oval Office (08:26)
Wellington, Jan 21 (IANS) Uncertainty marked reactions in New Zealand to US President Donald Trump's inauguration. There were protests, as the country remained apprehensive about "problems facing humanity in the 21st century", a media report said on Saturday.

Donald Trump, Melania performs first dance (Lead) (08:26)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took the stage on Friday night to perform their first dance at the inaugural ball within hours of taking office.

Donald Trump, Melania's first dance at Liberty Ball (08:12)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took the stage on Friday nightat to perform their first dance at the inaugural ball within hours of taking office.

Trump signs executive order on Obamacare (Lead) (07:56)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Within hours of taking the oath of office, US President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfil one of his most impassioned campaign promises; repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the Obamacare.

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