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Pence arrives in Israel on third leg of Middle East trip (01:54)
Jerusalem, Jan 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel on Sunday evening for a three-day visit, the third stop in his delayed trip to the Middle East.

Surgical strike can be repeated, says Union Minister (00:48)
Indore, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said India can conduct another surgical strike if Pakistan does not end ceasefire violations.

Looking to share vision of India's engagement with world: Modi (20:54)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi Jan 21 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Davos in Switzerland on Monday for the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he looked forward to sharing his vision for India's engagement with the international community.

Snap Inc memo to employees threatens jail for leaks (17:46)
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) The chief lawyer of Snap Inc, the parent company of popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat, has warned the employees of the company saying they could be sued or jailed if they leak the company's confidential information, reads a memo.

This blind Facebook employee is developing tech for sightless (17:42)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) A blind Facebook employee is developing a technology that will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verbalise the content of an image or video and enable the visually impaired to "see" and determine appropriate content for people and advertisers.

Screening all women for cancer genes may be cost effective (17:18)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Screening all women over 30 years age for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations can be cost effective and could also prevent more of these cancers than just screening those at genetic high-risk, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication: Google (16:36)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Despite the growth of sophisticated cyber threats globally, Google has said that less than 10 per cent of active Gmail users have enabled two-factor authentication making the remaining 90 per cent more vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Huawei most recommended brand in China: Report (16:14)IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Riding on the success of its innovativeness and authenticity, Chinese smartphone brand Huawei has been voted as most recommended Chinese mobile phone industry brand in 2018, a report said on Sunday.

Roadside bomb kills 12 in Afghanistan (15:20)
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 12 civilians were killed after a roadside bomb struck a civilian vehicle in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Sunday, police said.

Prosecutors launch probe into iPhone slowdown (14:44)
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) Prosecutors in South Korea have begun an investigation into suspicions mounting over the slowdown of older iPhone models, for which consumers have blamed Apple so that people buy a new version.

Novel synthetic vaccine against smallpox developed (13:30)
Toronto, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new synthetic virus that can lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox in humans.

18 pro-government militiamen killed in Afghanistan (13:26)
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 18 pro-government militiamen were killed following a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh, officials said on Sunday.

Smartphones help researchers decode rare cosmic particles (13:22)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) Smartphone cameras are now helping Russian researchers analyse rare ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR).

10 killed in Kabul luxury hotel attack (Second Lead) (13:06)IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) Terrorists stormed the upscale Intercontinental Hotel here, triggering heavy fighting with security forces that ended on Sunday leaving 10 persons including all four attackers dead, authorities said.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over cross-border firing (12:04)
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by India along the Line of Control, which it said had killed two civilians and injured three others.

2 US Army pilots killed in helicopter crash (11:34)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Two US Army pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in the California desert during a routine training exercise, the media reported.

Google may sell audiobook on Play Store (11:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) In what could be a move to challenge Amazon's domination in the market, Google might soon sell audiobooks on its Play Store, media reported.

UN sanctions monitoring team due in Islamabad next week (11:12)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The United Nations Security Councils sanctions monitoring team will visit Islamabad on a two-day trip starting next Thursday for an assessment of Pakistans compliance with the world bodys sanctions regime.

Five killed after gunmen storm luxury hotel in Kabul (Lead) (10:52)IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least five people have been killed and six others injured in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by militants, officials said on Sunday.

This electronic 'skin' can let you control appliances from distance (10:20)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A team of physicists has developed a sensor-driven electronic "skin" that can enable people to manipulate everyday objects or control appliances both in the physical world and in Augmented or Virtual Reality with mere gestures.

Women's March in US on first anniversary of Trump administration (09:16)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) A year after millions of people turned out for the Women's March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump's inauguration, demonstrators gathered in cities across the US, galvanised by their disdain for Trump and his administration's policies.

Russia, US discuss Syria after Turkish offensive (07:52)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed ensuring stability in northern Syria by phone Saturday, after Turkey started bombing Kurdish forces in Afrin in northern Syria.

UN chief warns against hatred on commemorating day of Holocaust victims (07:12)IANS Photo Service
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned against all forms of hate at a ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul (06:12)
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.

Russia withdraws troops from Syria's Afrin (05:16)
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) The Russian Defence Ministry said it had pulled its servicemen out of Syria's Afrin city, where Turkey was waging an offensive against Kurdish forces.

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