Vice President addresses Indian diaspora in Belgium (24 minutes ago)
Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) India's Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited the Jain Temple in the Belgian port city of Antwerp on Saturday where he addressed the Indian community.

5 killed, 118 injured in Afghanistan's polling day violence (Second Lead) (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 118 injured in a series of violent attacks and explosions in Afghanistan as the long-awaited parliamentary elections got underway in the militancy-plagued country on Saturday.

Over half a million people march in London seeking 2nd Brexit vote (20:36)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Over half a million people marched through central London on Saturday calling for a second, final vote on the UK's withdrawal from the EU, protest organizers announced.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed inside consulate, detains 18 (Third Lead) (19:36) IANS Photo Service
Riyadh/Ankara, Oct 20 (IANS) After over two weeks of shifting stories, Saudi Arabia has acknowledged that missing journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi died during a fistfight inside the country's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 men had been arrested in the case.

US charges Russian woman with interfering in midterm polls (Lead) (18:08)
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A Russian woman has been charged by the US government with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by US residents, officials said.

Indonesia ignored warning about soil instability before quake (18:08)
Jakarta, Oct 20 (IANS) Geologists had warned Indonesian authorities regarding soil instability in the region on Sulawesi Island that was affected by an earthquake and a tsunami in September, experts said on Saturday.

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study (18:02)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness.

EU approves $7.5 bn acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft (17:16) IANS Photo Service
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) The European Commission on Saturday announced it has approved the $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft.

1 killed, 47 injured in Afghanistan's polling day bombings (Lead) (17:12) IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) Several blasts were reported from different parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 1 person and wounding 47, as Afghans voted in the long-awaited parliamentary elections.

US charges Russian woman with interfering in midterm polls (16:06)
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A Russian woman has been charged by the US government with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by US residents, officials said.

Father's nicotine exposure linked to child's poor cognition: Study (15:46)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found in their study on mice.

Kidnapped Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire freed (15:26)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Oct 20 (IANS) Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was captured by gunmen outside a gym here nine days ago, is back home safe after his kidnappers freed him, the police said.

I love England as I love my wife: Lord Bill Lall (15:00)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Some 60 years ago, Dharambir Lall moved to England from India and the eventful journey that followed finds elaborate mention in his upcoming book "England, My Love". The successful chartered accountant is now a millionaire and has been conferred the title of Lord Bill Lall of Woodlands.

Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating his rights' (14:10) IANS Photo Service
Quito, Oct 20 (IANS) WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms".

Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study (13:12)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high.

North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks (Lead) (12:50)
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion dollars.

North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks (12:08)
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) A North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion this year.

Changing rhythm isn't that easy, reveals music app (11:42)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have developed an app to understand why some rhythms are more difficult to perform than others.

Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study.

How school support may help ADHD children (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) One-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation may improve academic outcomes of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.

Chinese-made world's largest amphibious aircraft completes successful flight (11:28)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Oct 20 (IANS) China's home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, claimed by Beijing as the world's largest, carried out its first take-off and landing on waters on Saturday.

Khashoggi died in fight at Istanbul consulate: Saudi Arabia (Second Lead) (11:22) IANS Photo Service
Riyadh, Oct 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has confirmed that missing journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fist fight involving more than a dozen Saudi officials at the country's consulate in Istanbul, the media reported on Saturday.

Europe-Japan joint mission set out for Mercury (11:22)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to the Sun's closest planet Mercury. It is likely to take them seven years to reach their destination.

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers (10:06) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps.

Voting underway for Afghan parliamentary polls (10:02) IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) Voting was underway across Afghanistan on Saturday for the country's parliamentary polls that were delayed by three years and marred by a brazen terror attack by the Taliban that killed and injured top security officials earlier this week.

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