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NZ passes world's first climate reporting legislation
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations to disclose and act on climate-related risks and opportunities, the government announced on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ secures historic FTA with UK: PM
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand and the UK have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will see a boost of almost NZ$1 billion ($720 million) to Wellington's GDP and unprecedented access for Kiwi exporters to the British market, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ reports 102 new Covid Delta variant cases
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand on Thursday reported 102 new cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant in the community, which increased the overall infection tally to 5,315.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Security threat to UK lawmakers deemed substantial: Home Secy
London, Oct 21 (IANS) UK Home Secretary Priti Patel told lawmakers on Wednesday night that the threat to their safety following the killing of Conservative MP David Amess was assessed by intelligence chiefs as "substantial", meaning an attack is "likely."
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Champions League: Ronaldo saves Man United; big wins for Chelsea, Bayern
Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo capped a rousing comeback as Manchester United edged Atalanta 3-2 in an end-to-end thriller at Old Trafford while holders Chelsea cruised past Malmö while Bayern Munich put in an impressive late cameo against Benfica on another night of Champions League action in Europe.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UK watchdog fines Facebook $70 mn over enforcement order breach
London/New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As Facebook gets prepared to rebrand itself for the 'Metaverse' future, the UK anti-trust regulator on Wednesday fined the social network nearly $70 million for deliberately withholding information related to ongoing antitrust probe of its acquisition of popular GIF search engine Giphy.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australia pacer Pattinson retires from international cricket
Melbourne, Oct 20 (IANS) Australia pacer James Pattinson has announced his retirement from international cricket ahead of the 2021/22 Ashes starting in December.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia rejects England's request to move Ashes opener to Sydney: Reports
London, Oct 20 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) request to Cricket Australia (CA) to shift the opening Ashes Test from Brisbane to Sydney has been rejected on the ground that it "could lead to added complications" that could jeopardise the series.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UK sets out net zero emission strategy ahead of COP26
London, Oct 20 (IANS) The British government published its climate strategy ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, outlining how the country plans to reach its target of net zero emissions by 2050.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK records highest daily Covid death toll since early March
London, Oct 20 (IANS) The UK reported another 223 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since 231 were recorded on March 9, according to official figures released Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
British anti-trust watchdog to probe music streaming market
London, Oct 19 (IANS) In a bid to expand competition in digital markets, the the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK on Tuesday announced to launch a probe into the music streaming market.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
India will produce the cheapest hydrogen in the world: Gautam Adani
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said that policies to manage and overcome the climate change crisis must be equitable and pragmatic.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Harbhajan, Srinath get MCC's honorary life membership
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Former India cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath are among 18 players who were given honorary life membership by the Marylebone Cricket Club here on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Facial recognition system to speed up lunch payments in UK schools
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Facial recognition technology have been rolled out by a group of nine schools in the UK to verify children's payments for school meals, acording to media reports.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Cannabis oil led to lung cancer regression in octagenarian
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A lung cancer patient in her 80s, who rejected conventional treatment and self-medicated with cannabidiol ('CBD') oil saw her tumour shrink, said doctors in a study published in the journal in BMJ Case Reports.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
NZ reports 60 new Covid-19 cases of Delta variant
Wellington, Oct 18 (IANS) New Zealand reported 60 new Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant in the community on Monday, which increased the country's overall infection tally to 5,055.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
NZ increases support to countries vulnerable to climate emergency: PM
Wellington, Oct 18 (IANS) The New Zealand government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
mRNA Covid jabs as 2nd dose may generate robust immune response
London, Oct 18 (IANS) People who had received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and received an mRNA shot for their second dose had a lower risk of infection compared to people who had received both doses of only the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a study.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
COP26: Activists ask Church of England to divest from fossil fuels
London, Oct 18 (IANS) In the run-up to the UN climate change summit named COP26, five Christians dressed as penitents whilst a member of the clergy poured fake oil over them outside the Lambeth Palace in protest at the Church of England's continued investments in fossil fuel industries.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK records more than 40,000 Covid cases for fifth day in a row
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Another 45,140 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 coronavirus cases on the fifth consecutive day, according to official figures released Sunday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Statins may reduce risk of death from Covid: Study
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Statin treatment -- generally used to lower the cholesterol level -- slightly lowered Covid-19 mortality, finds a study.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
What made Delta, Delta Plus variants of Covid more virulent
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delta and Delta Plus Covid-19 variants were less well neutralised by antibodies from infected and vaccinated individuals as compared to the original virus, making them more dangerous and contributing to its rapid global spread, according to a study.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
1 deputy killed, 2 injured in Texas 'ambush shooting'
Houston, Oct 17 (IANS) A deputy constable was killed and two others were injured in an "ambush shooting" outside of a bar in Houston, the largest city in the US state of Texas, authorities said.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Venus never had oceans, couldn't support life: Study
London, Oct 17 (IANS) While previous studies have suggested that Venus may have its own liquid water oceans, a new study suggested that this is not the case.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Shouldn't surprise anyone if some England players fly back midway from Ashes: Broad
London, Oct 17 (IANS) England pace bowler Stuart Broad has said that it shouldn't come as a surprise if some of his team-mates pull out of the 11-week-long Ashes tour midway as there have been instance in the past when the touring party players had left due to stress-related issues.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Contraceptive pill can reduce diabetes risk in women with PCOS: Study
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), claims a study.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Murder of UK lawmaker deemed terrorism with investigation underway
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The murder of British lawmaker David Amess was declared a terrorist incident by London's metropolitan police with an investigation underway.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK records more than 40K Covid cases for fourth day in a row
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Another 43,423 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 Covid cases on the fourth consecutive day, according to official figures released on Saturday.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Firmino, Salah and Mane star in Liverpool's 5-0 over Watford
Watford, Oct 16 (IANS) Roberto Firmino's hat-trick and stunning goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane led Liverpool to a comprehensive 5-0 match over Watford in the Premier League, here on Saturday.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Adele's 'Easy on Me' dislodges 'Butter' and sets new records
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Adele's lead single from her upcoming '30' album, 'Easy on Me', has become Spotify's most streamed song within a single day, dislodging the BTS track, 'Butter', which scored more than 20.9 million global streams on May 23, reports 'Billboard' quoting a rep of the music streaming service provider.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Rally across NZ to boost Covid vaccination
Wellington, Oct 16 (IANS) New Zealand on Saturday launched a nationwide rally to vaccinate as many people as possible against Covid-19.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK records over 40K Covid cases for third day in a row
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Another 44,932 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases on the third successive day, according to official figures released on Friday.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
A familiar face returns while another makes his swansong in the Premier League
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The Premier League is back in action this weekend with a familiar face coming back to the competition in the Watford dugout, while Steve Bruce faces what could be his swansong at Newcastle.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
British MP stabbed to death at church, suspect held
London, Oct 15 (IANS) British Conservative MP, Sir David Amess, was on Friday repeatedly stabbed by a knife-wielding man at his constituency in Essex, and succumbed to his injuries later, media reports said.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Scientists targeted with abuse, death threats during pandemic
London, Oct 15 (IANS) More than 60 per cent researchers faced negative experiences as a result of their media appearances or their social media comments about Covid-19 pandemic, revealed a survey conducted by science journal Nature.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
UK set to spend $16bn for repairing Parliament House, but won't replace it
London, Oct 15 (IANS) No new Parliament building is coming up or will be erected in Britain to replace the Palace of Westminster, despite it being 1005 years old and both the House of Commons and the House of Lords being inadequate to seat all its respective members. Instead a massive repair and restoration project is underway for a construction which came up in 1016.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK records another 45,066 coronavirus cases
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Another 45,066 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,317,439, according to official figures released on Thursday.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
England all-rounder Stokes signals return to playing cricket
Durham, Oct 14 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has signalled a return to playing cricket. Stokes' videos on Instagram showed the all-rounder batting for the first time in a net session at an indoor facility since taking an indefinite break from the game in July this year.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
England Lions name squad for Australia tour
London, Oct 14 (IANS) England Lions on Thursday named a strong 14-member squad for the tour of Australia, starting in November.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
I hope opposition teams are scared when they come up against us: Jofra Archer
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Pacer Jofra Archer hopes that opposition teams will be scared when they face England in the men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He also said that England have been successful for so long as the players can dominate at any stage of the match.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Australia batter Pucovski suffers yet another concussion in training
Melbourne, Oct 14 (IANS) Australia batter Will Pucovski has suffered yet another concussion while training with his state side Victoria. The 23-year-old Pucovski was hit on his head while facing throwdowns during Victoria's practice session on October 5 and began showing signs of concussion.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Essar UK submits planning application for hydrogen production plants
Stanlow (UK), Oct 14 (IANS) Essar Oil (UK) Ltd announced on Thursday that it had submitted a planning application to Cheshire West and Chester Council, seeking approval for the construction of hydrogen production plants at its Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Drug companies eye mRNA technology for flu shots
London, Oct 14 (IANS) With Covid-19 proving the credibility of mRNA technology, many drug companies are racing to apply the same formula for developing vaccines for influenza, Nature reported.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Adele's eagerly awaited album '30' out on Nov 19
London, Oct 14 (IANS) English singer-songwriter Adele has announced in a lengthy Instagram post that her long-awaited album titled '30' will be released on November 19.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Hormone widely used as an autism treatment shows no benefit
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social skills, according to a large national study.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
UK suggests 'intensive talks' with EU on Northern Ireland
London, Oct 14 (IANS) The UK has called for "intensive talks" with the European Union (EU) on the Northern Ireland Protocol after both sides offered their own proposals to amend it.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UK GDP grew 0.4% in Aug as Covid curbs continue to ease
London, Oct 14 (IANS) The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 0.4 per cent monthly in August as Covid-19 restrictions continued to ease across the country, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Ashes: I think Australia stack up very well as favourites, feels Gilchrist
Perth, Oct 13 (IANS) Former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist thinks that Australia are favourites to win the 2021/22 Ashes at home later in the year. He also feels that the hosts have a bit more consistency in the batting than England. The Ashes are scheduled to start from December 8 at The Gabba in Brisbane.
2021-10-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UK GDP grows 0.4% in August as Covid curbs continue to ease
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Britain's gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 0.4 per cent monthly in August as Covid-19 restrictions continued to ease, the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
England still have a potent bowling attack despite Archer, Stokes' absence: Gatting
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Former England skipper Mike Gatting said that the Joe Root-led side for the Ashes series in Australia will miss pace bowler Jofra Archer and all-rounder Ben Stokes, but the tourists still have a strong pace line-up of Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Craig Overton besides Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad to offset their absence during the gruelling tour.
2021-10-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket