Medical marijuana could be safe to treat multiple sclerosis ...

Medical marijuana could be safe to treat multiple sclerosis patients New York: Medical products derived from marijuana might have a mild benefit in treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a study has claimed. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive and degenerative disease in which the immune sys

46% Americans think Trump will win re-election: Poll

    Washington:  Forty-six per cent Americans think that President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, according to a new CNN poll, The poll released on Sunday shows that people were split over whether they thought the Pre

Google Pixel apps to have external microphones

    San Francisco: Ahead of its Pixel 3 launch on Thursday, Google has confirmed that the Pixel camera app is coming with an external microphone support. “At the same time as ‘Pixel 3’ launch (October 18), we will introd

Paul Schrader joins Macau film festival jury

Paul Schrader joins Macau film festival jury   Los Angeles: “First Reformed” director Paul Schrader has joined the jury of the third edition of Macau Film Festival jury. The festival will be held from December 8-14. Chinese director Chen Kaige will ch

Prestigious Einstein Prize for Indian American professor Abh...

Prestigious Einstein Prize for Indian American professor Abhay Ashtekar   Chicago: Over four decades after he began his scientific engagement with gravitational science, Professor Abhay Ashtekar is set to receive the prestigious Einstein Prize conferred by the American Physical

Bangladeshi PM inaugurates construction of China-financed ra...

  Dhaka: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the China-financed Padma bridge rail link project by unveiling its foundation plaque at a ceremony in Munshiganj on the outskirts of capital Dhaka Sunday. She expressed her deep satisfaction over the brid

4 killed in Bangladesh landslides

4 killed in Bangladesh landslides   Dhaka: At least four people including three of the same family were killed after rain-triggered landslides struck their houses in Bangladesh’s southeastern Chattogram city on Sunday. Jashim Uddin, Fire Service deputy assistant di

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks on military che...

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks on military checkpoints   Kabul: At least 18 Afghan army soldiers were killed and 10 others kidnapped in attacks carried out by the Taliban militant group against several military checkpoints in the western province of Farah, officia

Morocco King’s support for compulsory military service

Morocco King’s support for compulsory military service   Rabat: Nearly two months after Morocco introduced a year-long mandatory military service for those between 19 and 25 years of age, King Mohammed VI reiterated his backing for the decision. Chairing the openin

Harry, Meghan in Australia for Oceania tour

Harry, Meghan in Australia for Oceania tour   Canberra: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday to begin an official visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. It is the couple’s first official royal tour sin

UK to see 3 years of low growth: Forecaster

UK to see 3 years of low growth: Forecaster   London: The UK can expect low economic growth till 2021, while a no-deal Brexit could dent growth even further, says a forecasting body. The EY Item Club predicted GDP growth of 1.3 per cent in 2018 and 1.5 per cent in 2019,

Trump defends separating immigrant families at border

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has defended his administration’s policy of separating families that arrive in the country illegally, saying the fear of separation was an effective deterrent. Trump was addressing repor

Barcelos intensifies South African cock-fight 

Barcelos intensifies South African cock-fight   Chennai:  Barcelos is a new South African flame-grilled chicken restaurant that opened its outlet here recently — at a time when a competing brand has also stepped in, and another downed its shutters. It is also a time when many eateries are ex

16 killed in 2 attacks on Afghan election campaigns

  Kabul: At least 16 people were killed Saturday and 36 wounded in two attacks against Afghanistan’s ongoing parliamentary election campaign ahead of next week’s vote, authorities told Efe. The first attack occurred in Takhar province in the country&rsqu

17 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen’s Hodeidah

17 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen’s Hodeidah Sanaa: At least 17 passengers fleeing escalating war in Yemen’s war-torn port city of Hodeidah were killed on Saturday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit two buses near a security checkpoint, a provincial hospital official said.

MPs from across India’s political spectrum showcase nation...

MPs from across India’s political spectrum showcase nation’s diversity at UN United Nations: Reflecting the diversity of India’s democracy, members of parliament from across the political spectrum and the nation are representing India at the General Assembly. India’s

Rescue efforts continue in US amid hurricane Michael devasta...

Rescue efforts continue in US amid hurricane Michael devastation Miami: Amid the devastation caused by hurricane Michael, rescue operations in the southeastern US have focused on Mexico Beach and Panama City, two Florida towns that were nearly flattened and that could raise the death toll from the

Storm kills 9 climbers on Nepal mountain

Storm kills 9 climbers on Nepal mountain Kathmandu: Nine climbers, including five South Korean nationals, who were part of a trekking expedition, were killed after a snowstorm destroyed their base camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal,

Trump says he’ll ask Saudi king about Khashoggi

  Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he plans to speak with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbu

Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6

Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6 Miami: The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, rose to six, with authorities warning that the toll could further increase as search and res

Hurricane Michael: Storm strengthens to category three

Hurricane Michael: Storm strengthens to category three Washington: Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category three storm, with winds near 193 kmph as it churns towards the Florida coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the US

Considering several locations for a summit with Kim: Trump

  Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he is considering three or four locations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and joked that he would no doubt like to visit the magnate’s luxurious Mar-a-Lago club i

Nearly 1 million people in Sri Lanka suffer from blindness

Nearly 1 million people in Sri Lanka suffer from blindness Colombo: Nearly a million people in Sri Lanka suffer from blindness or from conditions that could lead to blindness due to an increase in the number of cataract patients, authoritie

West Nile, Zika virus can lead to gut problems: Study

West Nile, Zika virus can lead to gut problems: Study New York: Viruses such as West Nile and Zika that target the nervous system in the brain and spinal cord also can disrupting bowel movement and causing intestinal blockages, a study has