Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan working on new book (17:06)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has said that he is working on a new novel.

Indian American DJ to perform at Trump's inauguration (16:46)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums, would perform at US President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration at Washingtons National Mall on January 19, the media reported.

Former US President Bush hospitalised (16:32)
Houston, Jan 18 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said.

Want to ace an exam? Share with friends what you learned (16:30)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) While preparing for an exam, sharing with a classmate the information that you have studied, may help you recall better and for a longer time compared with just re-reading the notes, a study has found.

Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook (16:26)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

Turkey to arrest 243 military personnel for coup attempt (16:10)
Ankara, Jan 18 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 243 military personnel over the coup attempt in July last year.

Obama commutes prison sentence for Chelsea Manning (Lead) (15:42)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted the majority of the remaining prison sentence of Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

Chinese newspaper makes robot write story (15:42)
Guangzhou, Jan 18 (IANS) With mechanisation slowly edging into almost every field, the scribe, too, is sought to be replaced by a robot -- in a first, a Chinese newspaper on Wednesday published its first story written by a robot.

'5-D protein fingerprinting' may provide hope for Alzheimer's (15:20)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

China to set up 16 world class universities by 2030 (15:12)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China has announced to set up 16 world class universities by 2030.

Nepal-China airline to fly to Malaysia (15:10)
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Himalaya Airlines, a China-Nepal joint venture airline, has announced it will fly to Kuala Lumpur and Yangon.

Afghanistan's snowy hilltops now draw skiiing youngsters (14:48)
Bamyan (Afghanistan), Jan 18 (IANS) When the Gunbadak hilltops are snow-capped, covering their usual mud and dust, dozens of children flock to the peak which lies 30 minutes away from Bamyan city, the capital of central Bamyan province, to enjoy skiing, a fun-filled pursuit not often associated with the conflict-ridden country.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

Transcendental meditation may reduce trauma in female prisoners (14:42)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Practicing transcendental meditation technique for 20 minutes twice a day can significantly reduce trauma symptoms such as unwanted thoughts and help female prisoners find inner peace, a study has found.

University of Melbourne named best in Australia (14:36)
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) The University of Melbourne has again been crowned the best higher education institution in Australia.

Indian-origin doctor charged with drug trafficking (Lead) (14:34)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) A 50-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the US has been charged with drug trafficking and money-laundering, according to federal authorities.

Oracle denies its layoffs linked to Trump (14:34)
Beijign, Jan 18 (IANS) US tech giant Oracle Corp on Wednesday denied its layoff of a R&D team in Beijing was linked to US President-elected Donald Trump's pledge to create jobs at home, stating the decision was made to further its business restructuring efforts.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie!  (14:20)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

Facebook may not pay publishers to make live videos (14:06)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) After paying more than $50 million last year to publishers and celebrities to create live video on the platform, Facebook may soon stop remunerating them in a hope to get high-quality content on the social network.

Orlando nightclub shooter's wife charged with aiding him (14:04)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen knew her husband was going to attack and had assisted him, prosecutors said, seven months after 49 lives were lost in the deadliest mass shooting in the US history.

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS (13:54)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.

Intelligence sharing needed to combat terrorism: Raheel Sharif (13:48)
Davos, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan's former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif said 2016 witnessed a significant decrease in terrorism and that "intelligence sharing is a very important component of strategy to combat terrorism".

Beijing launches specialist police force (13:44)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Beijing launched a new specialist police force on Wednesday.

Seoul court to decide on arrest of Samsung heir (13:42)
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) The Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday began a hearing to decide whether to order the arrest of Samsung group President Lee Jae-yong for alleged bribery, a media report said.

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