Extreme heatwave in Australia kills 90 wild horses (12 minutes ago)
Canberra, Jan 24 (IANS) At least 90 wild horses were killed due to an extreme heatwave in Australia.
200 employees moved out of Apple's electric car project (12 minutes ago)
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Apple this week sent out over 200 employees from its electric car project codenamed "Titan" to different parts of the company, CNBC reported on Thursday.
LG to showcase its 5G smartphone at MWC (12:38)
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc on Thursday said it will unveil its new smartphone based on the 5G network with a longer battery life and better cooling mechanism during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain.
American-Iranian journalist released from US custody (12:32)
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Marzieh Hashemi, an American-Iranian journalist working for a Tehran-based news outlet, has been released from US custody after testifying before a grand jury in Washington, her representative said.
1 bn gaming tweets recorded in 2018: Twitter (12:32)
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has recorded 1 billion gaming tweets from people around the world discussing game titles and cheering on their favorite esports teams in 2018.
S.Korean ex-chief justice arrested in power abuse scandal (11:48)
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) Yang Sung-tae, South Koreas former Supreme Court Chief Justice, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly abusing his authority to influence trials in favour of the former government.
India, China review progress in bilateral ties (11:42)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) India and China have reviewed progress in the bilateral ties and discussed ways to strengthen them as Indian envoy Vikram Misri met Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou here.
Netflix aims for more original global content (11:42)
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) US streaming giant Netflix Inc. said on Thursday that it aims to create more original content targeting global audiences regardless of their nationality or language.
Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over Trump's letter (Lead) (11:20)
Pyongyang, Jan 24 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump and spoke highly of the latter's "determination and will" to resolve issues between the two countries, Pyongyang state media reported on Thursday.
Speaker Pelosi shuts door on Trump's ceremonial address to Congress (Second Lead) (11:04)
By Arul Louis
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Shut out of the House of Representatives by Speaker Nancy Pelosi from delivering his State of the Union address with pomp and show, US President Donald Trump is left looking for another venue as the government shutdown entered its 34th day on Thursday.
Draw inspiration from Vedas to fight climate change: Dia Mirza (11:00)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Jan 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor and environmentalist Dia Mirza says it's time to draw inspiration from the Vedas to fight climate change and save the global ecology.
India, leader in fighting desertification, to host UN conference (10:52)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Jan 24 (IANS) India, a leader in combating desertification, is slated to host a biennial global conference that will deal with the problems of drought and land degradation, according to the UN.
China blocks Microsoft's Bing search engine (Lead) (10:18)
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) The Chinese government has reportedly blocked Microsoft's search engine Bing - the only global search platform that was open for use in the country, the company announced on Thursday.
Trump backs Venezuelan opposition leader as President (Lead) (10:12)
Caracas/Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has officially recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate President, a move that forced the South American nation's incumbent leader Nicolas Maduro to cut "remaining" political and diplomatic ties with Washington
Facebook to proactively shut down fake Pages, Groups (09:52)
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Facebook will proactively shut down fake Groups and Pages, even if they were not found to be in violation of its Community Guidelines, the company has announced.
Cohen postpones testimony, citing threats against family (09:50)
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said that he was postponing his public congressional testimony scheduled for next month, citing "ongoing threats against his family" from the President and his attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Microsoft search engine Bing blocked in China (09:26)
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Microsoft announced on Thursday that its search engine, Bing, has been blocked in China, the last major foreign search engine operating in the country.
Kim happy with Trump's summit plans (08:56)
Pyongyang, Jan 24 (IANS) North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un has expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump that expressed his "unusual determination and will" towards a second summit between the two, the North's state media said.
US can see zero Q1 growth due to shutdown: WH adviser (08:30)
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) A top White House economic adviser has said that the country could see zero growth in gross domestic production in the first quarter due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Trump recognises opposition leader as Venezuela's interim president (05:04)
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he officially recognises the new speaker of Venezuela's National Assembly as that nation's interim president, a move aimed at ratcheting up pressure on leftist head of state Nicolas Maduro.
5 killed in shooting at Florida bank (Lead) (04:32)
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) At least five people were killed on Wednesday after a shooter opened fire in a bank in the US state of Florida, according to local police.
Much common ground with Bolsonaro: Conte (04:14)
Davos, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) Italy and Brazil share "many convergences", populist premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after meeting Brazil's new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Pelosi tells Trump: No state of union speech until govt reopens (Lead) (03:32)
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said that she would not host US President Donald Trump to deliver a state of union speech before government reopens, all but rejecting Trump's intent to deliver the speech on January 29.
Multiple people hurt in Florida bank shooting, suspect surrenders (03:02)
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Multiple people were hurt during a shooting on Wednesday in the US state of Florida, according to local officials.
Trump says to deliver state of union speech at Congress on Jan 29 (02:00)
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will deliver the state of union speech in front of a joint session of Congress on January 29, despite House Speaker Pelosi's suggestion that the speech be pushed back.