Apple responds on Face ID privacy concerns

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:56

San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) After a US Senator wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users' security with Face ID biometric security in iPhone X, Apple has responded to him, detailing Face ID's built-in security features.


Three killed as Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:56

Dublin, Oct 17 (IANS) Two men and a woman were killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. Thousands of homes and businesses have lost power in Northern Ireland and Wales.


California to allow gender neutral birth certificate

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:42

Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a state senate bill, allowing a gender-neutral marker on birth certificates and driver's licenses starting from 2019.


Japanese PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:00

Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent a ritual offering to the notorious war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on the occasion of the country's annual autumn festival.


Governors elected in Venezuela to swear oath to ANC

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:38

Caracas, Oct 17 (IANS) The 23 Governors, who were elected in the regional elections in Venezuela, are to swear an oath in front of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) on Tuesday.


International experts gather in Chile to probe Neruda's death

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:16

Santiago, Oct 17 (IANS) A global team of scientists gathered in the Chilean capital with the goal of determining whether the 1973 death of poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda was the result of cancer or of poison administered on the orders of dictator Augusto Pinochet.


2 killed in ultralight plane crash in Denmark

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:02

Copenhagen, Oct 17 (IANS) Two men were killed when an ultralight plane crashed near Holbaek, around 70 km west of Danish capital city of Copenhagen, a media report said.


EU chief, UK PM agree to accelerate Brexit talks

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:42

Brussels, Oct 17 (IANS) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to seek faster progress in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union.


Chinese envoy for more international input in Africa

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:30

United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The international community should increase input in Africa and boost all-round economic and social development on the continent, said a Chinese envoy to the United Nations.


12 US airstrikes hit al-Qaeda hideouts in Yemen

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:46

Aden, Oct 17 (IANS) Several hideouts of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch were hit by a series of airstrikes launched by US drones in the central province of al-Bayda, a military official said.


Official urges action on free movement of people in Africa

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:24

Kigali, Oct 17 (IANS) Africa needs to fast-track the adoption of key policies and legal frameworks to facilitate free movement of migrants in the continent, Khabele Matlosa, Director of the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, said.