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From Pak to Sri Lanka: How China is challenging US dominance in Asia

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:42
The United States' military capabilities still dominate Asia. But China has started to wield growing military power and economic leverage to reorder the region, pulling longtime American allies like the Philippines and Indonesia closer.

12 killed as bus falls into dry river bed in east India

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:42
A speeding bus has plunged into a dry river bed in eastern India, killing at least 12 people and injuring 35.

Russian nuclear-powered submarines reached US coast undetected: Commander

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:37
A division of Russian nuclear-powered submarines has reportedly carried out a drill near American military bases close to the US coast without being detected, a Russian commander says.

Russians set for presidential election as incumbent Putin leads polls

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:28
Russians are preparing to vote in the country’s presidential elections as opinion polls have given incumbent President Vladimir Putin a large lead over the opposition.

Iran, Pakistan universities sign MoU

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:51
An Iranian university signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Pakistani university in Islamabad on Saturday to promote collaborative partnership in educational fields.

SNSC: Iran underlines ties with neighboring states

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:49
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran on Saturday stressed on the Islamic Republic’s ties with neighboring states based on mutual understanding.

Iran's industrial exports at $13.8b

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:36
Iran exported industrial products valued at $13.8 billion in the 10 months from March 21, 2017 to January 20, 2018, according to the director of the Chemical and Cellulose Industries Department of Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

Iran-China trade hit $37b in 2017

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:34
Trade between Iran and China reached $37 billion in 2017 with a trade balance of $200 million in Iran's favor.

Valverde not worried about Barcelona legacy

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:06
Ernesto Valverde is determined to enjoy his time with Barcelona rather than worrying about making a long-term impact at the club.

Iran’s Khedmati pockets FISU shooting bronze

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:58
Iran’s Najmeh Khedmati has put on a fine display of skills at the 2018 International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Shooting Championships, and managed to take home a bronze medal.

V. Williams, Halep suffer shock semifinal losses at Indian Wells

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:56
Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatkina will contest tonight's BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells after shock semifinal victories over Simona Halep and Venus Williams respectively.

Cinemagoers eagerly waiting for Cannes 2018

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:52
By Bahman Abdollahi*

Malaysia warns Rohingya crisis could pose security risk

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:48
Malaysia's prime minister Saturday warned his Southeast Asian neighbors that the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar could become a serious security threat for the region.

China’s parliament re-elects Xi Jinping as president

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:46
China’s parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term on Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him a strong ally to consolidate power and handle US trade threats.

Israel makes arrests after West Bank car ramming

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:44
Israeli forces arrested a brother and an uncle of a Palestinian accused of killing two soldiers in a West Bank car ramming late on Friday, the army said.

We’re all watching the Donald Trump show

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:43
By McKay Coppins

Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:42
Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns to escape battles in the north and south of Syria on Saturday.

Iran taking part in Paris book fair

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:42
Iran is participating in the 38th Paris International Book Fair by displaying 700 titles of books. The event will run until March 19.

Ex-FBI deputy McCabe fired days before retirement

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:40
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who has endured a year of withering attacks from US President Donald Trump, was fired by the Justice Department Friday just days before he was to retire.

Lavrov: US, British, French forces directly involved in Syria war

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:32
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the illegal presence of US coalition troops in Syria, saying the Western forces deployed on the ground amount to “a direct involvement in the war.”

Parties to JCPOA pledge commitment to Iran deal

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:31
Iran warns US against 'painful folly' of quitting JCPOA

Iran's first private post operator officially enters modern services market

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:07
After receiving its official license of activity, Iran's first private post operator has targeted the new domestic and regional markets very rapidly, announced TIPAX Company.

The latest: Greece updates migrant boat sinking toll to 14

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:46
The Latest on the sinking of a suspected migrant boat off Greece (all times local): 11 a.m.

Iranian athlete gets gold in para track and field

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:30
Iranian javelin thrower received the gold medal in the track and field in World Para Athletics in Dubai.

Zarif hails efforts to reduce hostilities in Syria

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 07:58
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that efforts by Tehran, Moscow and Ankara have successfully scaled down hostilities in Syria in spite of the existing problems in Eastern Ghouta.

Plan to cut Glasgow air pollution is a failure

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 07:54
Campaigners have criticized plans for Scotland’s first low emissions zone to combat illegal levels of air pollution in Glasgow city center.

Your gender may affect how you perceive a woman's anxiety in STEM

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 07:48
Undergraduate students' reactions to reading about a woman's anxiety in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) class vary by gender according to a Dartmouth-led study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Quitting cigarettes at a certain age reduce risk of related death

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 07:41
Stop smoking is a phrase easier said than done, but giving up cigarettes at a certain age can have a major impact on your life expectancy.

Nidahas Trophy: B'desh dressing room vandalised

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:50
The controversy that erupted during the last over of the Bangladesh innings against Sri Lanka in a must-win encounter of the Nidahas Trophy seems to have spilled outside the field.

How Jagan Reddy's 'padayatra' forced Telugu Desam to walk out of NDA

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:32
With both Naidu and Jagan playing the game of oneupmanship as they realized SCS is an emotive issue for the people of AP and votes lie in championing this cause, it is likely the TDP will prevent YSR Congress from tabling the no-trust motion and vice versa.

Russia ‘to expel 23 UK diplomats’ in tit-for-tat move

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:29
Russia is expelling 23 British diplomats and has threatened further measures amid a growing diplomatic dispute over the alleged poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain, presstv.com wrote. (This item is being updated.)

School exclusions should be a last resort

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:25
By Edward Timpson*

Sonia lashes out at Modi govt in plenary address

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:16
The Congress is set to roll out a road map for reversing its downward electoral journey. Stay with us for all the updates

Live: Rahul addresses Congress plenary in Delhi 

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:16
The Congress is set to roll out a road map for reversing its downward electoral journey. Stay with us for all the updates

Seeing infectious-disease doctors when get antibiotic-resistant infection can save life

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 05:41
When you get an antibiotic-resistant infection, seeing an infectious-disease doctor can save your life, a study of the Washington University in St. Louis showed.

A group of friends is better protection against bullying than one best friend

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 05:39
New research from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has found having a group of friends — rather than a best friend — could help to protect children's mental and emotional wellbeing in the face of bullying.

Team develops 3D tissue model of developing human heart

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 05:38
The heart is the first organ to develop in the womb and the first cause of concern for many parents.

Trade body urges EU to scrap changes to supervision of funds

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 05:34
A major revamp of how investment funds are managed and regulated in Europe appears to be aimed at taking business from Britain and should be scrapped because there is no evidence it is needed, leading international trade body ICI Global said.

Over half of Americans think you must earn $1m a year to be rich

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 05:32
Americans have varying ideas of how much money you need to earn each year to be considered ‘rich’, but most people say you need to bring in at least $1 million per year.

Mexican agriculture sector seeks more exports to China

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 05:31
Mexico is seeking to increase its agricultural exports to China, where its avocado and berries have found a niche.

Which skills will help patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder?

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 05:23
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex psychological condition, and those who suffer from it experience severe reduction in their quality of life.

Oman's Yusuf bin Alawi lands in Tehran

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:53
Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah arrived in Tehran on Friday night.

Researchers measure gene activity in single cells

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:25
For biologists, a single cell is a world of its own: It can form a harmonious part of a tissue, or go rogue and take on a diseased state, like cancer.

Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:24
Researchers from the University of Liverpool identified a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Mice change appearance after frequent exposure to humans

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:23
Wild mice living in close proximity to humans end up looking different within a decade, which could provide clues about how domestication began in other animals like dogs, according to a press release from University of Zurich (UZH).

Mat of woven proteins can soak up pollution

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:22
Scientists have found a way to keep proteins alive outside the cell. The proteins could be used to build a range of new materials with the physical and chemical attributes of living systems.

Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:21
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers our Sun, happened when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones.

Chinese parliament re-elects Xi as president

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:03
The Chinese parliament has unanimously re-elected incumbent Xi Jinping as the country’s president with no constitutional limits on the number of terms he can potentially serve.

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 03:41
New research from UBC's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggested that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean's coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming.

Massive study challenges 'obesity paradox' — weight does affect health

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 03:38
A massive study in Europe is challenging the so-called ‘obesity paradox’ in which overweight or obese people are not at increased risk of heart disease.

Long-term monitoring is essential to effective environmental policy

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 03:05
Environmental policy guided by science saves lives, money, and ecosystems. So reported a team of eleven senior researchers in Environmental Science & Policy.

Why thousands are expected to stand up to racism in London

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 03:00
Thousands are expected to join an anti-racism march in London aimed at protesting against far-right groups in the UK and Europe.

Joint commission statement indicates JCPOA power: Envoy

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 02:47
The final statement of the joint commission showed how strong the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is, Iran envoy to the UK said.

Israel’s Netanyahu has to step down if indicted over corruption charges: Minister

IRAN DAILY - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 02:34
An Israeli minister said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have to resign or face being dropped by members of his coalition if he is indicted over corruption charges.

Politics will divide us, says Kamal on Rajinikanth

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:28
​“I do not yet know his political views. But, (my stand is that) I won’t take sides. I have no religion. I believe in all religions, I believe in amity,” Kamal told TOI on Friday, in what seemed a mild dig at Rajinikanth and his avowed ‘spiritual politics’.

Potable water from sea soon at 5p/L: Nitin Gadkari

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 22:21
Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the country will soon have potable water from sea at just 5 paise per litre. Trials for conversion of seawater into potable water have started in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

Pak block on Indian websites fuelled row?

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:12
While the current hostility between India and Pakistan has largely been attributed to a raid on an Indian residential complex in Islamabad, it might owe its genesis also to Pakistan’s attempts to block all Indian government websites (gov.in) in May 2017.

Kejriwal apology: AAP Punjab unit revolts

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:47
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s unconditional apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia led to an open revolt in its Punjab unit, with state unit president Bhagwant Mann and co-president Aman Arora resigning from their posts in protest on Friday. Lok Insaaf Party (LIP), which has two MLAs, too announced it would end its alliance with AAP.

SP-BSP pact may continue for more bypolls

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:39
After defeating BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, SP and BSP have the opportunity to put their alliance to another trial — bypolls for Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly seats due within next five months. The two seats fell vacant following the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh and MLA Lokendra Singh.

AP spcl status: Oppn rallies around no-trust move, but NDA looks safe

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:32
The competitive politics between YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party over the Centre’s refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh saw both parties moving a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, leaving most opposition parties with little choice but to support the move in keeping with their anti-BJP stance.

Expectations not fulfilled: Andhra CM to Amit Shah

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:34
In the four-page letter, Chandrababu Naidu did not mention about the 'collusion' between BJP and other parties (YSR Congress and Jana Sena) that he alleged in the morning during a teleconference with party politburo members and MPs.

Billionaire who manages wealth for India's burgeoning new rich

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:13
The nation’s demographics are a driving force, as well as the government's push towards a less-cash economy, which has pushed savings into the financial system. India’s young and thriving workforce will support its growth for years to come, Jain, 51, said in a phone interview, pointing out that millennials account for about a third of the country’s population and most of the income.

Fighting dharma yuddh against Centre: Andhra CM

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:45
The TDP supremo said he had not contacted any party yet but given the "TDP's credibility" they were supporting the no-trust motion. Naidu said he was now free to talk with any party which he could not do while being a partner of the ruling alliance at the Centre.

Minister's ‘Hawking & Veda’ talk stirs row

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:54
Vardhan later tweeted his claim, saying “Each and every custom and ritual of Hinduism is steeped in science; every modern Indian achievement is a continuation of our ancient scientific achievement”, and tagged it to the department of science and technology (DST) which comes under his charge.

All England: Sindhu beats Okuhara to enter semis

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:27
Ace India shuttler PV Sindhu overcame a stiff challenge from the seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara to book her spot in the women's singles semi-finals of the 2018 All England Open Championships in Bermingham on Friday.

Roadside bomb kills over dozen Saudi mercenaries in SW Yemen

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:12
More than a dozen Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to Yemen's resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed when a roadside bomb explosion ripped through their military vehicle in the country’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.

Centre endlessly waiting for Andhra to revert on special package: Jaitley

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:51
Jaitley said the modalities of giving the special package were agreed way back in September 2016 but the state government only in January this year suggested a change in route of receiving funds, to which the Centre agreed but has not heard from it ever since.

South Africa's former President Zuma to be prosecuted

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:46
Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, has been charged with fraud, racketeering, illegal arms dealing and much more.

Iran FM warns US against 'painful mistake' of quitting nuclear deal

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:36
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the United States against the "painful mistake" of pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

UN launches $1 billion appeal for Rohingya refugees in 2018

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:08
The United Nations has launched an appeal for nearly one billion dollar to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, stressing the importance of establishing conditions for securing the safe return of those displaced.

Shami to be back in contracts if ACU absolves him

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:04
Speedster Mohammed Shami, in all likelihood, will find himself back in the list of centrally contracted players if the report filed by the BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) head Neeraj Kumar absolves him from any wrongdoing as per the Board's Code of Ethics.

Syrian army retakes 70 percent of Eastern Ghouta

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:31
Syrian government troops have regained the control of 70 percent of militant-held areas in Eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus.

Indian forces shoot dead two people in Kashmir

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:09
At least two people have been killed in gunfight with Indian forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Turkish shelling, strikes kill 20 in Syrian town of Afrin, UN receiving 'alarming' reports on deaths

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:03
Syrian Kurdish forces say that Turkish military’s shelling and airstrikes against purported positions of the People's Protection Units (YPG) militants in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin have claimed the lives of nearly two dozen civilians.

Putin likely ordered Russian spy’s poisoning: UK FM Boris Johnson

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:52
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claims it is “overwhelmingly likely” that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy in southern England.

Trump Jr., wife announce marriage breakup

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:46
The wife of Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of US President Donald Trump, has filed for divorce in New York, according to court records.

'The Elephant King' among box office hits in Lebanon

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:42
Box office sales for the Iranian animation 'The Elephant King' has reached over $500,000 in Lebanon.

Live: All England Open - Sindhu vs Okuhara

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:41
Check all the badminton score updates of All England Open Badminton Championships 2018 quarter-final matches featuring PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy.

Pakistan: Chabahar, Gwadar complement each other

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:29
Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesperson said Chabahar and Gwadar, as sister ports, complement each other in promoting future trade, transit and connectivity.

Spokesman: Saudi crown prince, delusional, naïve

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:19
The spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the Saudi crown prince is a “delusional, naïve person,” who has no idea of politics apart from bitter talk that emanates from his lack of foresight.

NIOC engaged in talks for developing 22 oil, gas fields

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:19
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is in talks with several upstream companies on developing 22 oil and gas fields in Iran, announced the company's deputy head for engineering and development affairs.

Iran to appoint three female ambassadors

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:07
A new report said the Iranian Foreign Ministry is to appoint three female ambassadors, including a Sunni woman, in the near future in a move that would increase the total number of women envoys to four.

Source: UK, EU may reach 'provisional' Brexit transition deal next week

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:00
Britain and the European Union could agree a "provisional" deal next week on a post-Brexit transition period, a senior Brussels diplomat said on Friday, stressing that this will only happen if London and the bloc resolve all divorce matters first.

Leader says people’s economic woes resolvable

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:00
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said he is well aware of the country’s economic problems and believes they can be overcome in the near future.

Several dead in Florida bridge collapse

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:58
At least six people died in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on a college campus in Miami — and that number could climb, authorities said Friday.