Migrants don't have 'unfettered right' to go where they wish: UN (21:34)
Geneva, July 19 (IANS/AKI) Nations must rescue migrants and people in need of protection, but those who they save do not have "the unfettered right" to choose their host country, the UN refugee agency UNHCR stated on Thursday.
Mattarella urges truth on anti-mafia judge's slaying (21:30)
Rome, July 19 (IANS/AKI) On the 26th anniversary of anti-mafia judge Paolo Borsellino's murder in Palermo with five members of his security escort, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday that honouring Borsellino's memory meant "not stopping to search for the truth" behind the slaying.
A little sugar in elderly can improve memory: Study (21:16)
London, July 19 (IANS) For older adults (over 60), increase in sugar levels can improve memory and make them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity, according to new research.
Maryam Nawaz meets Sharif for first time since arrest (21:10)
Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter met him for the first time on Thursday after both were arrested last week in a corruption case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said.
Indian-origin landlord jailed for fire deaths in UK (20:54)
London, July 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin landlord in the UK who failed to fit smoke alarms inside a house owned by him leading to the death of two boys in a fire, has been jailed for a year, in the first prosecution of its kind in the country since new smoke alarm regulations were introduced in 2015.
Putin hails summit with Trump, slams critics (20:36)
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called his summit with US President Donald Trump a success but warned that "certain forces in the US now want to prevent what was achieved there."
Trump attacks EU over fine on Google (20:36)
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the EU for fining Google $5 billion for harming its competitors, tweeting that the incident proved that the bloc has "taken advantage of the US, but not for long!"
6 dead as fishing boat sinks in Indonesia (19:56)
Jakarta, July 19 (IANS) At least six people were killed and seven others were missing after a fishing boat capsized off the southeastern coast of Indonesia's Java island on Thursday, officials said.
Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar: UN (19:56)
Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed their human rights were still being violated in Myanmar.
Secularism, individual rights can bring economic prosperity: Study (19:56)
London, July 19 (IANS) Secularisation coupled with respect and tolerance for individual rights such as abortion, divorce and homosexuality can boost a country's economic growth, reveals a study.
Nepal, India review implementation of bilateral projects (19:46)
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) The sixth meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was held here to review the progress made in the implementation of bilateral, economic and development projects.
Novel AI technology could help protect water supplies (19:44)
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based software that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health.
Indian man shot dead in Canada, 2 charged (19:08)
Ottawa, July 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old Indian man has been shot dead in his home in Canada's Brampton city, police said. Two suspects in the case have surrendered and charged with first-degree murder, while the other two are absconding.
France probes Macron security aide's video beating protesters (19:04)
Paris, July 19 (IANS) A former French presidential security aide is under investigation by the Paris prosecutor's office after a video emerged of him allegedly beating anti-government protesters, officials said on Thursday.
LS takes up Bill to deter fugitive economic offenders (Lead) (18:32)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up a bill that provides for measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading prosecution by staying outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
IS kidnaps 12 demining staff in Afghanistan (18:24)
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) Armed men from the terror group Islamic State (IS) have kidnapped 12 mine removal staff working for an Afghan organization in the country's Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.
Suspected perpetrators of Skripal attack identified: UK Police (18:24)
London, July 19 (IANS) UK police are believed to have identified suspects involved in a near-fatal poisoning of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, the media reported on Thursday.
Beef jerky, processed meats linked to maniac episodes: Study (18:02)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Love to gorge on beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat as part of your evening snacks daily? Beware, these processed meats laced with chemicals such as nitrates, to preserve them from spoilage, may contribute to mania -- an abnormal mood state characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia, a study has found.
Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election (17:58)
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani transgender Nadeem Kashish knows that she will not win a seat in the July 25 general elections but is still standing as a candidate and believes that she has already won by fighting for the acceptance of her community that lives on the margins of society in the country.
New UK Brexit secretary set for talks with EU (17:58)
London, July 19 (IANS) UK's new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab headed to Brussels on Thursday to hold his first talks with the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
PLO official calls Jewish nation-state bill 'racist' (17:52)
Jerusalem, July 19 (IANS) Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat on Thursday denounced a controversial Jewish nation-state bill approved by the Israeli Parliament as "racist".
Can changing expectant mothers' diet help prevent autism? (16:40)
New York, July 19 (IANS) The mother's microbiome -- the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us -- can determine the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her children, suggests a study.
Jail authorities cancel lawyers' meeting with Sharif, Maryam (16:40)
Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) A pre-arranged meeting between lawyers and jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was cancelled by the authorities at Adiala Jail here on Thursday, where the duo is currently serving their prison sentence in a corruption case.
NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets (16:40)
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that scientists may have for the first time seen a young star devouring a young planet or planets.
Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids (16:14)
New York, July 19 (IANS) Besides remaining loyal and man's best friend, dogs can also provide therapy that can effectively treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers.