Ensure CPEC's safety, Xi tells Pak Army Chief (22:50)
By Gaurav SharmaIANS Photo Service
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednsday told visiting Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to ensure the safety of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the key artery of Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road connectivity project.

Salvini defends 'slave' remarks for African migrants (22:26)IANS Photo Service
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday defiantly defended his recent remarks calling African immigrants "new slaves", saying his comments had been misinterpreted.

Government assessing how to help female Pakistani student return to Italy (22:02)IANS Photo Service
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi is "closely following" the case of a 23-year-old woman who wrote to her school in Monza begging for help to return to Italy from Pakistan, where she was taken last year "against her will", the Foreign Ministry said late on Tuesday.

UN urges peace in Yemen to avoid 'full-blown' famine (22:02)IANS Photo Service
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations World Food Programme on Wednesday called for "an immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen's devastating three-and-a-half-year civil war, warning that "full-blown" famine loomed in the war-wracked country.

Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries (LEAD) (21:24)IANS Photo Service
Hangzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Pakistan court orders release of Sharif, daughter, son-in-law (Night Lead) (20:38)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, providing them huge relief and prompting celebrations among supporters.

Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring (20:38)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found.

UK Foreign Secretary in Myanmar to discuss Rohingya crisis (20:32)IANS Photo Service
Naypyidaw, Sep 19 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday on his first official visit to the country for discussions expected to include the Rohingya refugee crisis and the jailing of two Reuters reporters.

Amid trade war, India looks to resume oil meal export to China (19:12)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop banned by China in 2012.

Hong Kong airlines spells own name wrong on plane (19:10)IANS Photo Service
Hong Kong, Sep 19 (IANS) Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly on it.

Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study (18:58)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviours.

Hate crime: Indian-origin family targeted in UK aron attack (18:58)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin family was forced to flee their home in the UK after it was targeted in an arson attack which the police on Wednesday treated as a "hate crime".

High sugar levels in yogurt may up obesity risk (18:50)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars and fat -- even more than soft drinks and fruit juices, thus increasing the risk of obesity, a study has claimed.

First gut bacteria determines ability to fight chronic diseases later (17:50)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The first bacteria that arrives into the gut after birth and order of their arrival has a lasting impact on the individual's ability to ward off serious chronic diseases in adulthood, finds a study.

Email distractions prevent bosses from being good leaders (17:46)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) If you want to be a better boss, check your emails less often. Distractions from email can impact managers, their productivity and their role as leaders, suggests a study.

ADB approves $110 mn for Bangladesh healthcare services (17:40)IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships.

OnePlus among top 5 premium Android OEMs in Q2 2018: Report (17:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Driven by strong sales in India, China and the UK, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus entered the top five premium Android Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, in the second quarter of 2018, said a report on Wednesday.

Pakistan court orders Sharifs' release (Lead) (17:08)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a huge relief to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended their prison sentences in a corruption case and ordered their release.

China won't devalue yuan, says PM Li (16:56)IANS Photo Service
Tianjin (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China will stick to market-oriented reform of the exchange rate formation mechanism and will not pursue competitive devaluation of its currency, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.

Former Malaysian PM arrested, to face fresh charges (16:48)IANS Photo Service
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday to face fresh corruption charges related to scandal-hit state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, the Malaysia's anti-graft body said.

Australian students use robotics to design room that changes shape (16:34)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Combining machine learning and kinetic architecture, a team of computational design students in Australia have developed a unique origami-style meeting room that can learn human behaviour and change shape in response to the behaviour of people.

Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs (15:56)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption case.

ICC opens probe into Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas (15:27)IANS Photo Service
The Hague, Sep 19 (IANS) The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar's alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.

Strawberry saboteurs may face 10-15 years in jail: Australian PM (15:27)IANS Photo Service
Canberra, Sep 19 (IANS) People responsible for putting needles into strawberries or posting online fake images of sabotaged fruits may face 10-15 years in jail, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday following a fruit contamination scare that has alarmed the country.

Be fair to Chinese telecom companies, China tells India (15:24)
By Gaurav SharmaIANS Photo Service
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday urged India to provide a "level playing field" to Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE that have been barred from testing 5G network in the country.

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