Resistance training boosts exercise motivation (11:12)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Lack of motivation is a big factor for many people not following an exercise regime that they initially planned. But a few months of resistance training can change that by instilling in people an intrinsic interest in pursuing physical activity, suggests new research.

This AI system could make lip sync dubbing accurate (11:12)
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Dodgy lip sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices.

Egypt ratifies law tightening control over internet (10:10)
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet.

Body found in Florida's Disney World (09:44)
Miami, Aug 19 (IANS) A body was found inside a burned vehicle near Disney's Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course, police said.

Mexican astrophysicist discovers first galaxies in universe (09:42)
Mexico City, Aug 19 (IANS) A Mexican astrophysicist has identified some of the first galaxies in our universe together with a team of researchers.

Bomb that killed children in Yemen was supplied by US (09:20)
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.

8.2-magnitude quake strikes off Fiji (08:24)
Suva, Aug 19 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale on Sundat struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the US Geological Survey.

Saudi Arabia announces readiness for Hajj rituals (07:52)
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Saudi government on Sunday announced its full readiness for the Hajj season starting on Sunday.

US ends Syria development fund, says Trump; urges 'rich countries' to pay (07:44) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the US has ended the development fund for Syria, urging "rich countries" to pay instead.

PTI nominates Arif Alvi as Pakistan presidential candidate (07:24)
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also chairman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party(PTI), has on Saturday announced to nominate Arif Alvi as the party's candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile targeting border city (07:02)
Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Saudi air forces on Saturday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias toward the border city of Jazan, the media reported.

Rouhani urges boost ties with Pakistan under Imran Khan (05:46) IANS Photo Service
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, state TV reported.

Iran upgrades range of helicopter-mounted weapons (02:34)
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) The Iranian Army has enhanced the range of weapons mounted on its helicopters to elevate their combat power, the media reported on Saturday.

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over border firing (01:58)
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in its administered Kashmir, resulted in the death of a civilian.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi is Pakistan's new Foreign Minister (01:04)
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi was appointed as Pakistan's Foreign Minister on Saturday as Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a 20-member cabinet, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.

Relatives, officials bid farewell to Genoa bridge collapse victims (Lead) (20:38) IANS Photo Service
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS) Friends and relatives of 19 of the victims of a deadly bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa bade farewell to their loved ones at a state funeral on Saturday, while the families of 19 others opted for private ceremonies.

Sri Lankan President congratulates Imran Khan (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Colombo, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan, who was sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister in Islamabad.

Nepali PM congratulates Pakistan's new PM (20:14) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday congratulated former cricketer Imran Khan on his election as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80 (Second Lead) (20:04) IANS Photo Service
Bern, Aug 18 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday, prompting an outpouring of tributes from world leaders and diplomats.

Modi condoles Kofi Annan's death (19:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan and called him a conscience keeper of international peace and security.

Kofi Annan, global statesman, architect of UN development goals (Obituary) (19:56)
By Arul Louis IANS Photo Service
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the gentle global statesman who died on Saturday, led the world body for two terms during which brought focus to development as the foundation of peace and security.

Printable tags can convert plain objects into 'smart' devices (19:52)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.

Tributes pour in for former UN chief Kofi Annan (19:38) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Tributes to former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan started to pour following the announcement of his death on Saturday.

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM (Roundup) (18:44) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition from one civilian government to another in the country's 71-year history.

Higher BMI may increase your BP as well (18:18)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.

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