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Last updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:18:04 AM

Australia, Netherlands formally accuse Russia of downing MH17
The Hague, May 25 (IANS) The Netherlands and Australia on Friday declared Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over rebel-held territory in Ukraine, an announcement that came a day after Dutch investigators said the missile and the launch system used in the attack belonged to a Russian military brigade.

Friday, May 25, 2018 6:20:04 PM

Harvey Weinstein surrenders over sexual misconduct charges
New York, May 25 (IANS) Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, accused by over 60 women of sexual harassment, on Friday surrendered to police here to face charges of sexual misconduct.

Friday, May 25, 2018 5:30:04 PM

Shawn Mendes' self-titled album out
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes on Friday released his highly anticipated self-titled third album.

Friday, May 25, 2018 5:22:05 PM

Milk intake may cut metabolic syndrome risk in obese kids
New York, May 25 (IANS) Is your child obese? If so, drinking at least two servings of any type of cows' milk each day are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control -- risk factors for metabolic syndrome, according to a study.

Friday, May 25, 2018 4:30:04 PM

Devon back in Windies Test team for Sri Lanka series
Trinidad, May 25 (IANS) Top-order batsman Devon Smith has been recalled to the 13-man West Indies squad after a gap of three years for the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, beginning June 6 at the Queens Park Oval here.

Friday, May 25, 2018 4:20:05 PM

Smith named in marquee list for Global T20 Canada league
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Smith, who is serving a 12-month ban for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, could return to action next month after being named as one of the 10 marquee players for the proposed Global T20 Canada league.

Friday, May 25, 2018 4:10:03 PM

It's been a long time coming: Hollywood on Weinstein's imminent arrest
New York, May 25 (IANS) As disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to police authorities on Friday, Hollywood celebrities like Rose McGowan to Ava DuVernay have said it is "karma".

Friday, May 25, 2018 4:08:04 PM

Can Facebook help young adults quit smoking?
New York, May 25 (IANS) Smokers were 2.5 times more likely to quit post a cessation intervention programme delivered entirely on social networking giant Facebook than by other online quit-smoking programmes, a clinical trial has showed.

Friday, May 25, 2018 4:04:04 PM

Facebook, Twitter introduce new guidelines for political ads
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) In a fresh attempt to prevent foreign interference in elections globally, Facebook and Twitter have announced new guidelines for political advertisements on their platforms, beginning with the US.

Friday, May 25, 2018 3:54:03 PM

India welcomes UN Peacebuilding Commission work in Sri Lanka
United Nations, May 25 (IANS) India has welcomed the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

Friday, May 25, 2018 3:52:04 PM

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