London, Oct 9 : BBC Radio 4 has appointed Indian-origin Daljit Nagra as its first poet in residence, which will see him curate a weekly programme telling stories about 20th century poetry, a media report said.
Beijing, Oct 9 : Chinese shares continued to rise on Friday, propped up by strong performance of securities brokerages.
Islamabad, Oct 9 : Coca-Cola Company is implementing a plan to invest over $350 million in Pakistan.
Kathmandu, Oct 9 : The Nepal government on Friday formed a three- member panel to talk with India to end the current political and diplomatic standoff and ensure smooth supply of essential commodities, including petroleum products.
Washington D.C., Oct. 9 : Colin Firth has started 'Bridget Jones's Baby' shooting as he was spotted reuniting with Renee Zellweger at the set in London.
Washington D.C, Oct 9 : A team of researchers have created 'leukemia in a dish' to better study it.
London, Oct. 9 : Beijing has rejected a Myanmar official's claim that it had interfered in the last week's ceasefire deal with ethnic rebels.
Kathmandu, Oct 9 : The Nepal government on Friday formed a dialogue team to hold talks with India to ease the supply of petroleum products and prompt the end of a fortnight-long fuel blockade.
Vienna, Oct 9 : The price of the OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at $48.10 a barrel on Thursday, compared to $48.24 on Wednesday, the organisation's secretariat said.
Wellington, Oct 9 : A foundation to promote Indian classical music has been launched in New Zealand, which will endeavour to build platforms for young and upcoming talent while presenting quality performers to wider audiences in the country, a media report said.
Melbourne, Oct 9 : Legendary spinner Shane Warne has offered to work with England and help leg-spinner Adil Rashid build an international career.
New York, Oct 9 : In a first, scientists have developed a method that can almost accurately reveal the sexual orientation of men just by looking at some specific genes.
Sydney, Oct 9 : Melbourne's iconic Federation Square will host a two-day Diwali party from November 6-7, a media report said on Friday.
London, Oct 9 : If you get distracted by a pretty face that floats into your field of view at workplace or while driving, do not feel guilty. Getting distracted by a face is natural so much so that even facial expressions can cause distraction, a new study finds.
Sydney, Oct 9 : Pro- and anti-Islamic groups on Friday held protests outside a mosque in Australia's Sydney city, a week after a 15-year-old worshipper fatally shot a police employee in the area.
Islamabad, Oct 9 : Pakistan's Army chief General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday discussed the internal security situation in the country.
New Delhi, Oct 9 : India on Friday termed as "unacceptable" the chopping of an Indian domestic worker's hand by her Saudi Arabian employer and said it will pursue justice for the Indian woman.
Washington, Oct 9 : A convenience store owned by an Indian-origin woman was robbed by three armed men in the US town of Madison Heights in Virginia, a media report said on Friday.
Washington, Oct 9 : Crime dramas are not for a momentary thrill as people who watch television programmes in which sexual predators are punished may avoid sexual predatory behaviour in real life, a new study suggests.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she is suffering from lupus skin disease, and has already undergone treatment for it.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Newcomer Samara Weaving will play the lead role in filmmaker McG's next film "The Babysitter".
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Five-time Oscar winner John Williams will be the recipient of the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award at its gala tribute to be held here next year. It's the first time that the AFI is honouring a composer.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Reality TV star Kris Jenner says her most embarrassing moment was when she had sex with Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, on an airplane.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Singer Justin Bieber's team is cracking down on media outlets which have published nude photographs of him.
Washington, Oct 9 : Around 3.3-3.8 billion years ago, a series of streams and lakes existed on the Red Planet, filling the Gale Crater with sediment deposited as layers that formed the foundation for the mountain named Mouth Sharp, an Indian-origin scientist has revealed.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Singer Taylor Swift has left behind the likes of fellow singer Beyonce and reality TV star Kim Kardashian to become the most followed celebrity on Instagram.
Tokyo, Oct 9 : Child abuse in Japan has hit a record high with the number of cases reported in fiscal 2014 that ended in March, the welfare ministry announced
Islamabad, Oct 9 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed optimism about winning US support against India during his meeting with President Barrack Obama on October 22, the media reported on Friday.
Washington D.C, Oct 9 : A team of researchers have created 'leukemia in a dish' to better study it.
New York, Oct 9 : Students who change schools frequently are at risk of lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behaviour and attention in the classroom than students who stay in the same school, says a new study.
New York, Oct 9 : Despite significant progress towards building a solid human rights framework, the Mexican Government must nevertheless "bind itself to a new sense of urgency in solving the enormous human rights challenges it faces," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said today as he wrapped up an official visit to the country.
New York, Oct 9 : International and national experts from the Nepalese Department of Archaeology and an archaeological team from Durham University have begun post-disaster excavation surveys and rescue excavations at earthquake damaged UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
New York, Oct 9 : Food prices are staying lower for longer periods, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday, saying lower food prices "seem to be a boon to food security and are indeed just that for households who spend a large share of their income on food purchases."
New York, Oct 9 : With the holding its first round of elections 9 August this year, to renew the executive legislative and local leadership of the country, Haiti is taking "resolute" steps in renewing its democratic institutions, the top United Nations official for the country told the Security Council on Thursday.
New York, Oct 9 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested that the Organization's Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) launch an audit of the interaction between the UN and the Global Sustainability Foundation and the Sun Kian Ip Group, and the use of any funds received from these entities, according to a UN spokesperson.
New York, Oct 9 : There were no new cases of Ebola reported in West Africa in the week ending last Sunday, making it the first week since March 2014 with zero cases recorded in the three countries most affected by the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which cautioned that there remains a near-term risk of new cases.
New York, Oct 9 : Voicing extreme concern over escalating tensions and rapidly-spreading violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the United Nations human rights chief on Thursday called for urgent action by both Israelis and Palestinians to halt the violence, while stressing the need to ensure security forces comply with international standards and respect for human rights.
New York, Oct 9 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Maman S. Sidikou of Niger as his new Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of the UN Mission in the country, known as MONUSCO.
New York, Oct 9 : Global youth unemployment rates have stabilized somewhat but remain well above pre-financial crisis levels, according to a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday.
New York, Oct 9 : The top protection expert in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for "an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian."
Beijing, Oct 9 : Aiming to address the problem of pilot shortage in the country, a Chinese airline has intensified its efforts to recruit high school students for pilot training, the media reported on Friday.
Islamabad, Oct 9 : Islamabad has said it will check claims that Britain acquired vast amounts of communications data from inside Pakistan by secretly hacking into routers made by US company Cisco.
New York, Oct 9 : Inspired by both nature and biology, a scientist from Florida Atlantic University has designed a robotic finger that looks and feels like the real thing.
Film: "The Walk"; Language: English; Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kinsley, James Badge Dale, Clement Sibony and Cesar Domboy; Director: Robert Zemeckis; (IANS Rating: ****)
New Delhi, Oct 9 : Alibaba-backed mobile browser, UC Browser, has said it has now captured over 50 percent market share in the country as of September 2015, according to data compiled by web traffic analysis tool Statcounter.
Washington, Oct. 9: Looks like Daniel Craig's response over doing another Bond film did not impress Ellen Pompeo as she recently shared a scolding tweet about his comment.
Karachi, Oct 9 : The Pakistan Government is reportedly preparing a comprehensive and detailed document on its relations with India, and the issues bedeviling the relationship, which it is likely to present to President Barack Obama.
Washington D.C., Oct.8 : Nicole Kidman is very happy for her newlywed daughter, Isabella Cruise, even though she wasn't present at the wedding.
Islamabad, Oct 9 : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the most corrupt person in Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said in remarks published on Friday.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi movie "Court", India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, will be facing stiff competition from 80 other films from different countries.
Beijing, Oct 9 : Chinese shares closed higher on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.27 percent to end at 3,183.15 points.
Beijing, Oct 9 : A four-year-old boy in the Chinese city of Chongqing was killed after being trapped under an escalator handrail at a subway station, the media reported on Friday.
Washington, Oct. 9 : If sources are to be believed, then Jim Carrey will be making an appearance at the funeral of his late former girlfriend Cathriona White.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 : Actors Henry Cavill and Luke Evans will co-star with Nicholas Hoult in the upcoming war drama "Sand Castle".
Dhaka, Oct 9 : Bangladesh One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza was on Friday hospitalised after being diagnosed with dengue fever.
Karachi, Oct. 9 : Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai has warned the Pakistan government to stop treating 30 million Pakhtuns as second class citizens of Pakistan.
London, Oct. 9 : Britain's House of Lords member Lord Nazir Ahmed has raised a volley of questions in relation to human rights issues and current situation in Yemen and other countries.
Washington, Oct. 9: Khloe Kardashian's best friend Malika Haqq was recently arrested for DUI after crashing her car on an L.A. freeway.
Kabul, Oct 9 : At least 10 Taliban militants were killed when they attacked police checkpoints in Afghanistan's Herat province on Friday, police said.
Abuja (Nigeria), Oct 9 : Nigeria's football team skipper Vincent Enyeama has said that he has quit international football after 13 years of national service.