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Tillerson: US military not leaving Syria (11 minutes ago)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US must remain both diplomatically and militarily engaged in Syria to protect its own national security interests, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.

Himachal sees high temperatures, but snow in line (11 minutes ago)
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday saw slightly high temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office forecast rain and more snowfall next week.

Screen timing does not matter to me: Sonam Kapoor (10:18)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, who plays a pivotal role in the Akshay Kumar starrer "Pad Man", says if the character is substantial, she does not mind playing a small yet important role in a movie.

Foggy Thursday morning in Delhi, 15 trains cancelled (10:10)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) It was a foggy morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, which is the season's normal, the weather office said.

Google 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage AI (10:04)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Google has launched "Cloud AutoML", a product that enables businesses with limited Machine Learning (ML) expertise to build high quality, custom Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to improve their product or service.

Minimum temperature improves in J&K after light snowfall in higher reaches (10:04)
Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved further on Thursday as higher reaches received light snowfall.

iPhone users can watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp (10:04)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) WhatsApp has finally rolled out a new feature for iOS users where they can play YouTube videos right within the instant messaging app.

Apple to infuse $350 bn into US economy in next 5 years (09:42)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Apple has announced to contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next five years that includes an estimated $55 billion investment this year.

White House supports short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown (09:38)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The White House expressed its support for a short-term spending bill proposed by House Republicans, in a bid to avoid a government shutdown by Friday if the US Congress fail to pass a funding bill for the federal government.

Markets open on a higher note on Thursday (09:38)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Thursday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.

Five of a family killed in UP car accident (09:28)
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) Five members of a family were killed around midnight when the car they were travelling in was blinded by fog and fell in a roadside pond in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, police said on Thursday.

US to continue military training in Pakistan (08:58)
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) The US has conveyed to Pakistan that the military training component of the aid would continue despite suspension of the security assistance package, media reports said on Thursday.

Japan successfully launches new Earth observation satellite (08:40)
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Thursday successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite, equipped with X-band radar which is capable of obtaining high-resolution terrain images.

Ditch juttis, opt for brogues: Wedding fashion for men (08:00)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) In the wedding season, it's not just women who want to look their best, but men too like to look dapper. Men can ditch the jutti as footwear and instead opt for the European-style like brogues, suggest experts.

UNSC sees progress amid insecurity in Afghanistan (07:56)IANS Photo Service
United Nations, Jan 18 (IANS) Afghanistan is making progress in education, health and the empowerment of women while security remains a matter of concern, the UN Security Council found during a trip to the Asian country.

US shutdown looms amid immigration feud (07:54)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US government is a day away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the White House feud over immigration.

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer (07:52)IANS Photo Service
Ottawa, Jan 18 (IANS) A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media.

France scraps controversial Nantes airport proposal (07:52)
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) France has scrapped a controversial project to build an airport near the western city of Nantes, saying it did not have broad popular support.

'Two-state solution only way to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict' (07:48)
Cairo, Jan 18 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said establishing a Palestinian state through the two-state solution is the only way to achieve stability, peace, prosperity and development in the region.

10 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts (07:44)
Abuja, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 10 persons have been killed and 65 others injured in Nigeria's Maiduguri city following two suicide blasts, police and rescue officials said.

US Senate panel votes again to approve Powell as next Fed chairman (07:34)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US Senate Banking Committee has voted again to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing (07:22)
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Iran nuclear deal must be safeguarded: UN chief (07:12)IANS Photo Service
United Nations, Jan 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of an international deal on Iran's nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement.

Must-take fitness resolutions (06:56)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A few basic lifestyle changes can bring a long-lasting desired difference for a healthier and happier you, suggest experts.

US dollar ticks up amid Beige Book, data (06:24)IANS Photo Service
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors mainly focused on the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book and the newly-released economic data.

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