Trump slams Oprah, challenges her for 2020 run (15:54) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has slammed Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure", saying he hopes to see her run for President in 2020 so "she can be exposed and defeated".

Iran resumes search for plane debris in mountains (14:56) IANS Photo Service
Tehran, Feb 19 (IANS) Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in central Iran are desperately waiting for any news as rescue teams began a second day of search for the wreckage.

Indonesia volcano erupts (14:48) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) The Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia's Sumatra Island erupted on Monday, spewing columns of ash as high as five km with hot ash sliding down its slope.

Israel attacks underground infrastructure in Gaza (14:40)
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Israeli warplanes attacked an underground infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on Monday hours after a rocket was launched at Israel from Palestinian territory, the military said.

Maldivian President seeks extension of state of emergency (14:38) IANS Photo Service
Male, Feb 19 (IANS) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday requested Parliament to extend the state of emergency for a further 15 days amid the ongoing political crisis.

Scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells (14:28)
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists from the US and Japan have transferred human stem cells into sheep embryos, an advance that may pave the way for growing transplant organs inside animals.

Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button (Lead) (13:44) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Following Google's removal of the "view image" button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported.

China outraged over Terracota warrior thumb theft (13:38)
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, state media reported on Monday.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister to visit Russia (13:00) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will leave for a four-day official visit to Russia on Monday.

Samsung remains smartphone market leader at home turf (12:48) IANS Photo Service
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) Samsung smartphones maintained their dominant market status late last year as Apple iPhones expanded their presence in South Korea, an industry report said on Monday.

Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids (12:38)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Pyongyang accuses US of hampering relations with Seoul (12:10) IANS Photo Service
Pyongyang, Feb 19 (IANS) North Korea on Monday accused the US of pressing to resume annual joint military drills with South Korea as soon as the Winter Olympics end and hampering the improved relations achieved in the past few weeks between Pyongyang and Seoul.

Now track Tesla Roadster in space (12:00) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) An electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry has created a website to track Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Roadster -- the car tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX -- which is zooming through space.

Quoting WhatsApp message renders 'delete' feature ineffective (11:10) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) If someone has quoted your message on WhatsApp before you delete it, you will still be able to see that message -- rendering the 'Delete for Everyone' feature ineffective, a media report said.

Lhasa's Jokhang temple normalise after fire (10:52) IANS Photo Service
Lhasa, Feb 19 (IANS) Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, one of the most renowned and sacred temples in Tibetan Buddhism, has returned to its normal activities after a fire broke out at its premises over the weekend with no casualties, authorities said on Monday.

Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button (10:22) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Following Google's removal of the "view image" button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch now on Feb 21 (10:04) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Elon Musk-run SpaceX will now launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink broadband satellites and the Paz radar-imaging satellite for Spain on Wednesday.

I should pay significantly higher taxes: Bill Gates (09:46) IANS Photo Service
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has said that he should paymore in taxes and that the government should require other super-wealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts.

Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Israel (09:26) IANS Photo Service
Tel Aviv, Feb 19 (IANS) Swastikas were drawn on the gates of Poland's embassy in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust, the media reported.

Oxfam suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses: Report (09:06) IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Oxfam, the British charity rocked by corruption and sex abuse allegations, has revealed that three men at the centre of the claims physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation.

Ex-Trump adviser to plead guilty to fraud-related charges (08:52)
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Rick Gates to fraud-related charges within days and has also agreed to testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign, the media reported.

Kate Middleton defies black dress code at BAFTA (05:22) IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 19 (IANS) The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on Monday defied the Times's Up protest at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), by wearing a green dress, instead of black worn by the celebrities attending the ceremony.

Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists (05:14)
Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will grant visas free of charge to foreign scientists and experts, in a move that especially aims at improving its health sector, media reports said on Sunday.

Dozens trapped inside cable cars for hours in Malaysia (04:10)
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 80 people were trapped inside cable cars for nearly four hours in Malaysia's resort island of Langkawi after the system malfunctioned, officials said on Sunday.

Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister (04:10) IANS Photo Service
Tel Aviv, Feb 19 (IANS) Israeli security agency Shin Bet on Sunday said it thwarted a plot by Palestinian militants to carry out a bombing attack against Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

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