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Facebook allows advertisers to buy in-stream ads (20 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform.

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1 (10:58)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said.

US, S.Korea joint drills dangerous: Pyongyang (10:54) IANS Photo Service
Pyongyang, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korea on Friday warned that the controversial joint military exercises of South Korea and the US, which are scheduled to start next week, could bring a catastrophe to the security in the region.

Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed (10:30) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed.

Facebook, Google activate SOS features after Barcelona attack (10:22) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Soon after the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead, Facebook and Google activated their safety check features to let users in the vicinity inform their friends that they were safe and get nearby support.

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona (Third Lead) (09:54) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spanish police on Friday said that they killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona that claimed the lives of 13 people and injured over 100 others.

Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists (08:52) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Spanish police said they have stopped a second attempted terror attack on Friday after an earlier one in Barcelona. They killed five persons in Cambrils town to foil the attack.

US air strikes kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants (07:40)
Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters.

6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul (07:20)
Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.

UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks (06:52) IANS Photo Service
Geneva, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN's special envoy to Syria said here he hoped substantive Syrian peace talks involving representatives of President Bashar al-Assad's government and a unified opposition would take place between the months of October and November.

Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia (05:44)
Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported.

13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility (Second Lead) (04:50) IANS Photo Service
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack in which a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard. At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured.

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides (04:12) IANS Photo Service
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said.

Venezuelan President asks military to prepare in case of US invasion (03:42) IANS Photo Service
Caracas, Aug 18 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has instructed the military to prepare to "shoulder arms," in case of a US invasion, a minister said.

Kiev accuses Moscow of plotting sabotage activities (02:50)
Kiev, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) accused Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) of plotting sabotage activities in Ukraine, the media reported.

Trump condemns Barcelona attack, says US ready to help (02:20) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump condemned Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona and said that the US stood ready to assist Spain, the media reported.

13 killed, 50 hurt in Barcelona terror attack (Lead) (00:56) IANS Photo Service
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard, media reports said.

Finnish President Niinisto to meet Trump in White House (00:32) IANS Photo Service
Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on August 29, Finnish officials announced.

At least 13 dead as van rams into crowd in Barcelona (22:52)
London, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured as a van ploughed into crowds in Spain's Barcelona city, local media reports said.

60 killed in Philippines war on drugs (20:46) IANS Photo Service
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS/MAP) At least 60 drug suspects have been killed here in the last three days as President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime intensifies.

Brigitte Macron to have public role despite row (20:34) IANS Photo Service
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte has said she will have a clear role at the Élysée Palace despite public opposition to her taking the official title of Frances First Lady.

Xi calls for enhanced China, US military ties (Second Lead) (20:22) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said he expects military relations would become a major stabilising factor in Sino-US ties as he met visiting Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People here.

Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish' (20:18) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments dedicated to Confederate leaders as "sad" and "so foolish", days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Turkey, Iran to share intelligence on anti-terror fight (19:54)
Ankara, Aug 17 (IANS) Turkey and Iran have agreed on sharing intelligence and cooperating operationally in the fight against terror, Iran's Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Bagheri said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for Haj pilgrims (19:54)
Riyadh, Aug 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims attend the Haj, the state media reported.

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