Apple secures some tariff exemptions from US trade officials

The Hill | 2019-09-21

Apple has secured nearly a dozen tariff exemptions from U.S. trade officials after President Trump declared earlier this summer that the...

Facebook shuts several apps post-Cambridge Analytica probe

Suryaa | 2019-09-21

San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Facebook has suspended thousands of apps associated with nearly 400 developers for a variety of reasons, as it continues to investigate suspicious apps after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The social networking giant said that it is not yet confirmed these...

Tour operator Thomas Cook seeks $250 mn extra funding from UK govt to avoid collapse, stay afloat

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-09-21

Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British holidaymakers travelling abroad can get home. The debt-laden tour operator confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) in...

Alison Rose gets top job at RBS, first woman to lead major UK lender

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-09-20

By Huw Jones and Iain Withers LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland named Alison Rose as its new chief executive on Friday, becoming the first major British lender to appoint a woman to its top job. Rose, who was widely tipped to get the role at the state-backed lender, will succeed outgoing CEO...

Alzheimer's Day: When does warning bell ring

Deccan Herald | 2019-09-21

Today is World Alzheimer's Day, a day dedicated to spread awareness and understand how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain. Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a chronic neuro-degenerative disease which gradually worsens over time. However, the cause for most Alzheimer's cases are still mostly unknown. In...

Antidepressant works 'by reducing anxiety symptoms first'

BBC News | 2019-09-20

In this study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, patients with mild to severe depressive symptoms, or anxiety, or a mix of both, were selected from 179 GP surgeries in the UK and enrolled on the trial. In all cases, GPs were not sure whether to prescribe an antidepressant. After six weeks, the...

Roger Federer to give Andy Murray early workout at ATP Cup

Indian Express | 2019-09-16

Roger Federer is set to give Andy Murray’s hip an early season workout, with Switzerland drawn to face Great Britain in the group phase of the inaugural ATP Cup. Advertising Former world number one Murray has played only a handful of singles matches since having a career-saving hip surgery...

Pliskova wins twice in a day to reach Zhengzhou semis, Svitolina out

Reuters | 2019-09-13

Top seed Karolina Pliskova started Friday in the last-16 at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open and ended the day in the semi-finals after defeating Polona Hercog and Sofia Kenin in succession. ......

Man City crushes Watford 8-0 in Premier League

Wtop | 2019-09-21

With his team leading 5-0 after 18 minutes and threatening Premier League scoring records, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sat with his arms folded in his dugout and might even have looked a little guilty. Whether it’s in the FA Cup final or just a run-of-the mill league game, Watford...

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Turkey prepared to act on its southern border with Syria: Erdogan

Press TV | 2019-09-21

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is fully prepared for a possible operation on the border with Syria to push back militants from the Kurdish...

Man dies while attempting underwater marriage proposal during Africa trip: Reports

Penn Live | 2019-09-21

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Saudi Arabia Promises to Take 'Appropriate Steps' if Probe Proves Iran Responsible for Oil Attacks

Sputnik | 2019-09-21

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Russia Today | 2019-09-21

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China, Solomon Islands sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties

Reuters | 2019-09-21

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Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes after spate of mysterious vaping deaths

The Independent | 2019-09-21

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Critics slam US-El Salvador asylum deal as ‘cynical and absurd’

Indian Express | 2019-09-21

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Typhoon heading for Kyushu left 32,000 Okinawa homes in dark

Asahi News | 2019-09-21

Powerful Typhoon No. 17 is heading toward the northern Kyushu region after pounding Okinawa Prefecture on Sept. 21 and leaving about 32,000 households without...