- Facebook to label politicians' harmful posts as advertisers pull out(09:37)
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) As more advertisers pull out of its platform over poor handling of hate speech and misinformation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Saturday that the social network will put warning labels on all posts that break its rules but are deemed newsworthy.
- Google sends users to news sites 24 billion times every month(09:19)
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) Google is sending users to news sites 24 billion times every month, providing an opportunity for publishers to grow their audiences and show Googles users ads or offers for subscriptions, the tech giant has revealed, saying it is invested in helping journalism not only survive, but thrive.
- 85th Covid death in Agra, 7 new cases take tally to 1,184(09:18)
Agra, June 27 (IANS) One more fatality took Agra's Covid-19 death toll to 85, with a total of 1,184 corona cases in the Taj city, while 991 patients have so far been discharged upon recovery, health officials said on Saturday.
- French football to return in late July with two Cup finals(09:18)
Paris, June 27 (IANS) Two Cup finals will take place on two consecutive Fridays in late July, the French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed, which marks the return of football in the country from the suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Pakistan will tour UK; to arrive on Sunday, confirms ECB(09:17)
London, June 27 (IANS) The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that the Pakistan mens cricket team will arrive in the UK on Sunday to start preparation for this summers tour of England, which includes three Test matches and as many T20Is.
- As US cases surge, Fauci points America's youth to 'societal responsibility'(08:50)
New York, June 27 (IANS) As US coronavirus infections per day surged to an all-time high of 40,000, America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci renewed his call to the country's youth going maskless, partying on beaches and crowded indoor spaces to be conscious about their "societal responsibility" and not put the most vulnerable population at heightened risk of Covid-19 infection.
- UK teen jailed for throwing boy off museum(08:46)
London, June 27 (IANS) A UK teenager who threw a six-year-old boy off the Tate Modern museum's viewing platform in London last year, has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.
- Scaling the inward, detailing the outward(08:45)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) From Portraiture to painting images of undernourished daily labourers. From the 'Ape' series representing the deep socio-political divide in the country to shifting his gaze inwards in the 'Man' series -- the fact remains that for Rameshwar Broota, considered the 'second most successful Indian artist alive in 2020', after Anish Kapoor, (Hurun India Art List 2020), it is important to move on. Though initially this Delhi-based artist's work would undergo a transformation every decade, like in 'Ape' and 'Man' series, he admits that it is more frequent now.
- SL to reopen museums, cultural attractions from July 1(08:45)
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka will re-open all museums and other cultural attractions from July 1 for local tourists after being shut for over three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cultural Affairs Ministry said.
- Received Rs 20 lakh for relief work in Andaman: RGF(08:30)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) has said that it received "a modest amount" of Rs 20 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for relief work in Andaman and Nicobar Islands following the 2004 tsunami.
- Anushka Sharma: Was clear that I'd back genuine talent(08:03)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) She made her debut in Hindi cinema in 2008 with "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" having no backing in Bollywood. Actress-producer Anushka Sharma minces no words when she says she was clear that she would back genuine talent in her ventures.
- Ex-Himachal legislator booked for sedition(08:03)
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh legislator and Congress leader Neeraj Bharti was arrested for allegedly posting "anti-national and objectionable" content on social networking site Facebook after violent face-off between India and China.
- Chinese mainland reports 21 new confirmed Covid-19 cases(06:39)
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Chinese health authority said on Saturday it received reports of 21 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Friday, including 17 domestically transmitted and four imported ones.