40 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombings (Fourth Lead)

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:00

Kabul/Kandahar, April 30 (IANS) At least 29 people, including eight journalists, were killed as two suicide bombers exploded themselves in quick succession in the Afghan capital on Monday. Hours later, another suicide attack killed 11 madrassa students in Kandahar province.


Higher aerobic fitness can boost language skiils in elderly: Study

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:38

London, April 30 (IANS) While aerobic exercises, such as walking, running, cycling, are known to confer various health benefits, for the first time researchers have shown that aerobic fitness may also be linked with increased linguistic skills in the elderly.


Follow these 5 healthy habits and live longer

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:18

New York, April 30 (IANS) Maintaining five healthy habits -- eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol and not smoking may extend your life expectancy by over 10 years, says a study.


Trump slams White House Correspondents' Association

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:46

Washington, April 30 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has slammed the White House Correspondents' Association and called the annual dinner "an embarrassment", the media reported.


Trump's staffers walk out of White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 13:50

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Members of Donald Trump's administration walked out of the White House Correspondents' Dinner after comedian Michelle Wolf ripped into them including Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the absence of the US President who didn't attend.


Facebook shrinks doubtful stories to fight fake news

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 12:48

San Francisco, April 29 (IANS) After Facebook's red warning labels to flag fake news backfired, the social networking giant is now literally sizing down the doubtful stories to prevent the triumph of falsehood on its platform.


Twitter introduces new feature to push more news links

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 11:38

San Francisco, April 29 (IANS) Continuing its aggressive move into news, Twitter has now rolled out a new feature to highlight the links shared by your network into your Home timeline, BuzzFeed News has reported.


Bata scion in pursuit to break brand's 'old fashioned' tag

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 19:00

Milan, April 28 (IANS) This footwear company has a 85-year-old legacy and has a wide global presence, including in India. Thomas Archer Bata, the fourth-generation scion of the family that owns Bata Shoe Co., wants to break the perception of those customers who tag the brand as "old fashioned" with his ideologies as well as growth and expansion plans.


Older adults more likely to exercise with peers

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 18:38

Toronto, April 28 (IANS) Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise programme if they can do it with people of their own age, a new study suggests.


Ageing can be natural stress reliever for women

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 18:08

New York, April 28 (IANS) When a woman enters midlife, she is more likely to feel less stressed and enjoy a high quality of life, a study has shown, challenging previously held notions that midlife is associated with higher stress and depression.


How parents can prepare kids for healthier relationships

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 16:26

New York, April 28 (IANS) Children learn many lessons from parents that can help them sail through the rough waters of adult life with ease. And a new study says that a positive family climate that nurtures parent-child engagement can even set them up for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships as young adults.


How personalised music can help Alzheimer's patients

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:44

New York, April 28 (IANS) Listening to personalised music programme may help alleviate anxiety, improve mood and reduce other symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease, says a study.