WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

One in 10 US young adults experience homelessness

IRAN DAILY - 17 hours 7 min ago
A groundbreaking study released by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago revealed one in 10 young US adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17, experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year.

1st Test live score: India v Sri Lanka, Day 2

TIMES OF INDIA - 17 hours 17 min ago
Check Live Cricket Score, Ball by Ball Commentary & Scorecard of 1st Test between India and Sri Lanka on Times of India

Asthma symptoms: trees could help to reduce deadly attacks in polluted cities

IRAN DAILY - 17 hours 39 min ago
Asthma symptoms could be reduced when patients are living in towns and cities with plenty of trees, researchers have claimed.

'PM falling short in fight against communalism'

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:27
A survey of 2,464 respondents during February 21 to March 10 this year found that Modi enjoys stronger support in south India, where 95% of the respondents were favourably disposed as opposed to only 4% who disapproved. The figures were high across the country with as many as 88% supporting the Prime Minister.

Restaurants hike prices after GST rate cut

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:14
Consumers at fast-food chains across the country may not be able to enjoy the full gains of the lower GST rate of 5% that kicked in from Wednesday as many restaurants are raising menu prices, citing the government’s decision to withdraw credit for taxes paid on raw material and rent.

Be extremely slow to curb artistic freedom: SC

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:57
The Supreme Court said on Thursday that courts must be “extremely slow” to interfere with artistic freedom in works like films and rejected a plea to ban the November 17 release of a film, “An Insignificant Man”, based on the life of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

40% of Delhi smog was dust from Gulf: Report

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:56
Dust coming in from the Gulf constituted nearly 40% of pollutants in the smog that choked Delhi-NCR. Stubble-burning in Punjab and Haryana contributed around 25%, while the remaining 35% was pollution produced locally in Delhi-NCR, according to an analysis by the government’s air quality research body, SAFAR.

Kohli's support for Dhoni remarkable: Ganguly

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:04
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Thursday hailed the way current captain Virat Kohli has come out in support of an under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the twilight of his career.

'It's a very good deal': No overpricing in Rafale purchase, says IAF chief

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:29
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said that there was "no overpricing" in the Rafale purchase as the government had "negotiated a very good" deal for the French fighter aircraft.

Three militant killed, 74 arrested in Egypt’s raids in Sinai

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:13
Egyptian military has launched a major counter-terrorism operation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing three militants and arresting 74 others.

Iran urges dialog between warring sides to Zimbabwe crisis

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:10
Iran has called on opposite sides to the political crisis in Zimbabwe to resolve their problems through peaceful means within the framework of the country's constitution.

On Xi's orders, PLA set to become 'world class'

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:08
Less than a month after President Xi Jinping began his second five-year term in office setting a new deadline for the PLA to complete its modernisation, the Chinese military has taken measures to become a "world-class" force in line with his vision, official media reported here.

Mossad used Bosnian passports to kill drone expert: Hamas

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:57
Hamas says Israeli spy agency Mossad’s agents used Bosnian passports last year to assassinate Mohamed Zawahri, a Tunisian drone expert who worked for the Palestinian resistance movement.

Daesh has lost 95% of territory in Iraq, Syria: US-led coalition

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:54
The US-led military coalition, which is purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, says the terror outfit has already lost 95 percent of the cross-border “caliphate” it declared three years ago in the two Middle Eastern countries.

Gene mutation makes Amish people years longer: Study

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:52
Scientists have found a genetic mutation in the Amish people of the midwestern United States that appears to make them live 10 years longer than people without it, a study says.

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting ties with Taiwan

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:43
Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela has inaugurated the Latin American country's first embassy in China, months after cutting ties with Taiwan.

Bahrain court sentences 4 dissidents to 7 years in prison

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:18
A court in Bahrain has upheld seven-year jail sentences handed down to four citizens as the Manama regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

Rights groups protest 'extreme vetting' of US immigrants

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:03
More than 50 civil society groups have launched an online petition urging the IBM technology company to declare that it will not develop technology to help the administration of President Donald Trump carry out a proposal to identify people for entry denial and deportation from the United States.

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