Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account (2 minutes ago)
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.

Pentagon spokeswoman under probe for retaliating against staff members (10:02)
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, is currently under probe for allegedly retaliating against staff members who complained against her for asking them to do her personal work.

300 priests accused of abusing thousands of children in US (09:24)
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in the US state of Pennsylvania showed that over 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing thousands of children, according to a grand jury report.

3 killed in Pakistan I-Day celebrations (08:54)
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 45 injured in different incidents of aerial firing and firework displays during Independence Day celebrations in Pakistan on Tuesday, the media reported on Wednesday.

US not to intervene in Canada-Saudi Arabia row (08:48)
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US said that it will not intervene in the ongoing diplomatic row between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Intel confirms three security flaws in its chips (07:28)
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Top US chipmaker Intel Corp. on Tuesday confirmed that three more severe security flaws were found in some of its microprocessors that could pose potential risks of illegal data access from computer memory.

White House refuses to guarantee Trump didn't use N-word (06:50)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday that she could not "guarantee" that US President Donald Trump had never used the word "nigger" to refer to blacks, after the accusation of an African American former adviser who said that she has tapes proving that he said it.

Manafort trial enters final stretch (06:24)
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The trial of Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, on Tuesday entered its final stretch after both the prosecution and the defence finished calling witnesses but without the defendant actually being called to testify.

Trump urges toughness against terrorist guilty of London attack (06:06)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump urged that tough action be taken against the person responsible for the alleged terrorist attack on Tuesday morning in front of the UK Parliament in London.

US, S.Korea discuss Peninsula denuclearization (03:50)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US State Department said on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with South Korea's Foreign Minister over phone to discuss the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, and they vowed to keep close coordination on the issue.

22 killed in bus crash in Ecuador (02:52)IANS Photo Service
Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed and 18 others injured on Tuesday when a bus overturned on a mountain road near Quito, officials said.

Iran bans export of 5 commercial items (02:06)
Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS) The Iranian Ministry of Industry banned the export of five types of commercial items, media reports said on Tuesday.

Over 300 priests accused of child sex abuse in US (01:26)
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) More than 300 "predator priests" from six Catholic dioceses across US state of Pennsylvania have been accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 child victims, according to a new grand jury report released on Tuesday.

10 killed in nursing home fire in Chile (00:52)IANS Photo Service
Santiago, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 10 elderly women died early on Tuesday in a fire at a nursing home in the Chilean town of Chiguayante, officials said.

Israel discovers 19th-century soap factory in Jaffa (22:46)
Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS) A soap factory dating back to the 19th century has been unearthed, along with large underground chambers, in the old city of Jaffa, said a report published on Tuesday by Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA).

This stretchable 3D smart bandage can help monitor heart signals (22:06)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stretchable 3D "smart bandage" that can help wirelessly monitor signals, from respiration, to eye movement, to heart and brain activity, as well as a robotic arm.

5 killed in Pakistan tribal court firing (Lead) (20:42)
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district in firing at a Jirga - a tribal court - convened over a motorbike accident.

Nepal looking to new industries to alleviate poverty: Oli (20:32)IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Tuesday that his government is weighing setting up new industries to alleviate poverty, end under-development and generate employment.

Taliban offensive in Afghan's Ghazni kills 466 (20:30)
Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 466 people, including 40 civilians, have been killed in ongoing clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni city, officials said on Tuesday.

Water has new molecular properties: Scientists (20:24)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) US scientists have predicted a fundamental asymmetry in the mechanism of water, which had previously gone unnoticed.

New genes that may contribute to Alzheimer's understanding identified (20:22)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers working on Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) have identified new genes that will further the understanding of the genetic risk factors that predispose people to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

UAE busts 60,000 fake products worth $1.68 mn (20:08)
Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday confiscated more than 60,000 fake products "with well-known brand names" in the emirate of Ajman.

Ajman ruler pardons 90 prisoners ahead of Eid (19:54)
Ajman, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the UAE's Supreme Council Member and Ruler of the Emirate of Ajman, has ordered the release of 90 prisoners days ahead of Eid ul-Adha.

22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy (Lead) (19:48)IANS Photo Service
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said.

Sri Lanka to ink agreement with China's Alibaba (19:32)IANS Photo Service
Colombo, Aug 14 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will ink an agreement with Alibaba's travel arm Fliggy to bring 1,000 travellers weekly to the country in order to expand its growing tourism sector, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said on Tuesday.

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