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Joe Johnston roped in to direct new 'Narnia' movie
Los Angeles [USA], Apr 28 : The magical world of Narnia has finally found its director. Read Full Story

China announces anti-THAAD drills as U.S. speeds up deployment in S. Korea
Beijing [China], Apr 28 : China has announced to conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons to counter the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), an anti-missile defense system being deployed in South Korea by the United States. Read Full Story

Conflict with N. Korea is US' 'biggest worry': Donald Trump
New York [USA], Apr 28 : U.S. President Donald Trump has admitted that conflict with North Korea is presently the biggest concern on his plate. Read Full Story

Ted Levine remembers 'sweet man' Jonathan Demme
Los Angeles [USA], Apr 29 : Ted Levine, who played the role of Buffalo Bill in maybe one of the most twisted and darkest movies ever made 'Silence of the Lambs,' remembers director Jonathan Demme for making the shoots so enjoyable. Read Full Story

Putin, Abe call for faster restart of talks on North Korean settlement
Moscow [Russia], Apr 28 : Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raised their concern over the deteriorating situation on the Korean Peninsula, saying, it is necessary to restart six-party negotiations on the same. Read Full Story

Robert De Niro makes Snapchat debut
Los Angeles [usa], April 28 : Oscar winner Robert De Niro just could not stay away from the crazy photo sharing app snapchat and its puppy filters! Read Full Story

Preparing Italian style coffee may cut prostate cancer risk
Washington D.C. [USA], April 28 : Dear men, just three cups of coffee, prepared in an Italian way - high pressure, very high water temperature and with no filters - may reduce risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, finds a study. Read Full Story

Kim K gets emotional as she describes Paris robbery
Los Angeles [USA], April 28 : Seems like the memory of Kim Kardashian West's Paris robbery at gunpoint still haunts her! Read Full Story

Wego becomes fastest loading mobile travel site globally!
New Delhi , April 28 :, the travel marketplace in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, becomes the fastest loading mobile travel site in the world. Read Full Story

Dive into your 'everyday' no fuss haven
New Delhi , April 28 : The grub lovers can now dive into the eclectic mix of local food and signature cocktails in the city, which never falls short on classy cocktail lounges or on thirsty patrons, quickly shrinking wallets. Read Full Story

Sun exposure, excessive heat can damage hair
New Delhi , April 28 : The scorching sun, excessive perspiration, dust and dirt make our hair vulnerable in summers. Read Full Story

This summer, no more discomfort for preggers
New Delhi , April 28 : Body temperature of a pregger always remains a bit higher than normal, so added external heat obviously makes her feel uncomfortable. Read Full Story

Macedonia: Protesters storm parliament, attack MPs
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr. 28 : A large number of demonstrators entered the Macedonian parliament, breaking the police cordon and assaulted the MPs, in protest against the election of a new speaker. Read Full Story

Need to sort out your marriage? App at service
New Delhi , April 28 : When the whole world is completely dependent on technology, then why to worry about the problems in a marriage. Read Full Story

Now, engage well through Facebook Live!
New Delhi , April 28 : Ever since we realized, human tendency is inclined towards finding the easy way out, we knew that majority of all future innovations would have these three as their major pillars of thought- comfort, technology and time conservation. Read Full Story

Trump lashes out at Democrats over possibility of govt shutdown
New Delhi , Apr. 28 : U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday, hits out at the opponent Democratic Party accusing them of wanting to shut down the ruling government. Read Full Story

United Airlines reaches settlement with Asian man dragged off from flight
London [U.K.], Apr. 28 : The United Airlines has reached a settlement with Dr David Daowas, who was forcibly removed from the Louisville, Kentucky-bound United flight 3411 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Read Full Story

India hopes for peaceful solution to Cyprus problem
New Delhi , April 28 : India hopes that a just and lasting solution to Cyprus problem, where northern part of Cyprus is under Turkish control, will be found in accordance with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution and the European Acquis. Read Full Story

Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico
New Delhi , April 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) instead of withdrawing it after speaking to the leaders of Mexico and Canada to see if the deal can be made. Read Full Story

Man arrested with weapon near British Parliament
London [UK], April 27 : A man has reportedly been arrested by London police after being found in possession of weapons near the British Parliament. Read Full Story

Maria Sharapova congratulates mother-to-be Serena Williams
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who marked her competitive return from a 15-month doping suspension with a straight-sets victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday, has offered her congratulations to pregnant rival Serena Williams. Read Full Story

Nepali trekkers rescue Taiwanese after 47 days
Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], April. 27 : Trekkers rescued a Taiwanese 47 days after he was lost with his girlfriend while on a trek in Nepal. Read Full Story

'Cheater' Sharapova should not play tennis again: Eugenie Bouchard
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 27 : 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard has termed Maria Sharapova as a 'cheater' and said that the Russian tennis star should be kicked out of tennis for life. Read Full Story

Brexit not to affect UK-Bangladesh ties: Former British PM
Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 27 : Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the Brexit would not affect bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Pak poll body refuses to allot 'bat' symbol to PTI
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has barred former cricketer Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) from using the 'bat' as an electoral symbol for upcoming by-elections until the party holds intra-party elections and fulfills its legal requirement. Read Full Story

Bangladesh 'surprised' with Pakistan's decision to call off tour
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Apr 27 : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has expressed surprise with Pakistan's decision to call off their tour of Bangladesh in July and August. Read Full Story

Jadhav's consular access decision to be made on merit: Zakaria
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 : Pakistan has said that the decision to provide consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav would be taken on merit. Read Full Story

U.S. strike in Syria 'foreign interference': Pak Defence Minister
Moscow [Russia] Apr 27 : Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif termed the United States' missile strike against Syria as 'foreign interference'. Read Full Story

Pakistan lashes out against India over Kashmir issue
Moscow [Russia], Apr 27 : Pakistan Defence minister Khawaja Asif has said that the unresolved Kashmir issue had the potential to threaten the peace and stability of the entire region even as he accused India of not reciprocating the efforts made by Islamabad. Read Full Story

Lahore HC issues contempt of court notices to Sharif family's sugar mills
Lahore [Pakistan], Apr 27 : The Lahore High Court has issued notices of contempt of court to the chief executive officers of Ittefaq, Chaudhry and Haseeb Waqas sugar owned by members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family for operating the mills in defiance of a stay order. Read Full Story

Pakistan call off Bangladesh tour scheduled for July
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 27 : Pakistan have cancelled their scheduled tour to Bangladesh later this year with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan stating that the decision was taken after mutual consent of both the cricket boards. Read Full Story

Japanese firms help rebuild quake-affected areas
Tokyo [Japan]/Yangon [Myanmar], Apr 27 : The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused extensive damage to the Tohoku area in Japan. Read Full Story

Facebook hosts interactive session for users in Delhi
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday hosted an interactive product showcase, 'Facebook: A place to connect' for the Facebook community to experience in Delhi on April 26. Read Full Story

When 'pirate' Johnny Depp went off the Caribbean for Disneyland
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Looks like, this is the day Disneylanders will always remember as the day they almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow! Read Full Story

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS over 'interference in internal affairs'
Caracas [Venezuela], Apr 27 : Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has said the country would withdraw from the Organisation of American States (OAS). Read Full Story

Emma Watson's 'Harry Potter' reunion moment at 'The Circle's premiere
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : Emma Watson recently got a bit of a 'Harry Potter' reunion moment with on-screen Ginny Weasley, Bonnie Wright, at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Watson's new movie, 'The Circle.' Read Full Story

Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen for violating sea limits
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 27 : Pakistan on Thursday arrested 29 Indian fishermen near its coast alleging that they violated the maritime boundaries. Read Full Story

Chinese Mainland dismisses 'dwarfing Taiwan' accusations
Beijing [China], Apr 27 : The Chinese mainland has dismissed accusations that it had dwarfed Taiwan by changing how the island was addressed on mainstream media. Read Full Story

Pak FM, U.S. NSA discuss Kashmir at White House
Washington [U.S.A.], Apr 27 : In the first official meeting between representatives of Washington and Islamabad, all thorny issues including India-Pakistan relations and Kashmir were discussed on the table when Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster at the White House on Tuesday. Read Full Story

THAAD in South Korea to be operational soon: U.S.
Washington [USA], Apr 27 : The United States advanced missile defense system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), which is being installed in South Korea to mitigate threats by Pyongyang, will soon be operational. Read Full Story

Pinwi upgrades its parenting app, introduces Pinwi 2.0
New Delhi , Apr 27 : The data-driven app for child development and parenting, Pinwi (Play-Interest-Wise) on Thursday introduced a new version 2.0 for both on iOS and Android platforms. Read Full Story

Stuttgart Open: `Wild-card` Sharapova marks winning comeback from doping ban
London [U.K], Apr 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova marked her competitive return from a 15-month doping suspension with a straight-sets victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open last evening. Read Full Story

Here's why milk is good for your child's growth
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : A recent study suggests dairy proteins may be an even higher quality source of protein compared to vegetable-based protein sources than previously thought. Read Full Story

Damascus airport explosion caused by Israeli airstrike: Report
Jerusalem [Israel], Apr 27 : Explosions were heard near Damascus's airport on Thursday morning, allegedly caused by an Israeli airstrike. Read Full Story

Pak SC receives officials' names for Panama Papers investigation team
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 : The departments tasked with deputing a representative each to the joint investigation team (JIT), which will probe the money laundering case against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, have submitted lists of the proposed names to the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

Huth's own goal hands Arsenal 1-0 PL win over Leicester
London [U.K.], Apr 27 : Robert Huth struck a goal in his own net as Arsenal secured crucial three points in the race for the Premier League's top-four finish with a 1-0 win over title holders Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Soy protein eases severity of inflammatory bowel disease
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : People suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases should eat a diet supplemented with soy protein as it may serve as an effective adjunct therapy. Read Full Story

Mothers drinking colas increase risk of obesity in kids
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking diet high in fructose-containing sugars as it increases the risk of their kids being obese or diabetic. Read Full Story

Google updates its 'search' feature, introduces quality improvements
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Aiming to deliver more long-term and impactful changes to Search, Google on Wednesday announced key updates to its algorithms and introduced additional features to address the challenges with locating relevant from the most reliable sources available. Read Full Story

Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : Animal rights activists have been debating about the use of animals in biomedical research since long but scientists suggest improvements to animal testing protocols could boost credibility and usefulness. Read Full Story

Media representation of public shooters responsible for bias
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : We might not realise it but the effect media stories have on our minds is immense. Read Full Story

Lahore HC to hear petition challenging Hafiz Saeed's detention
Lahore [Pakistan], Apr 27 : The Lahore High Court on Thursday is likely to hear a petition challenging Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's detention by Pakistan. Read Full Story

FBI Director James Comey to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee
Washington [U.S.A.], Apr 27 : FBI director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for May 3. Read Full Story

Key U.S. lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr 27 : A group of U.S. lawmakers have extended their support to President Donald Trump's plan to replace his predecessor's landmark healthcare scheme. Read Full Story

Afghanistan: Around 100 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in clashes
Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 27 : As many as 100 Taliban and pro-ISIS militants were killed in a clashes in northern Afghanistan. Read Full Story

Turkey: Over 1,000 'secret imams' detained in raids
Istanbul [Turkey], Apr 27 : At least 1,000 people, accused of being 'secret imams' for an American-based cleric, have been detained in Turkey. Read Full Story

24 Sindhi activists abducted by Pak agencies still missing
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 : Prominent Sindhi nationalist organisation Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) has said that as many as 24 of its activists have been abducted by Pakistan's Law Enforcement Agencies in broad day light, and are still missing. Read Full Story

Trump unveils blueprint for major tax reforms
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], April 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump has released a tax plan that proposes to cut income tax rates, slash taxes for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country. Read Full Story

French Intelligence labels Assad Govt. responsible for chemical attack
London [U.K.], April 26 : France has said that it has evidence that the Bashar-Al-Assad-led Syrian Government was responsible for the chemical attack that killed 89 people. Read Full Story

Pak origin Canadian Senator robbed in Islamabad
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 26 : A Canadian Senator of Pakistani origin was allegedly robbed in Islamabad. The police have lodged a complaint against two unidentified men. Read Full Story

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