NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 05:09
NASA is poised to launch a $1.5-billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the Sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star.

Scientists developed sensors to help doctors select effective cancer therapy

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:30
MIT scientists have developed new sensors that could help them analyze cancer cells and to check whether the cells are responding to a particular type of chemotherapy drug.

China's investors are being offered the cheapest money in years

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:25
By just about any metric, the cost of money in China’s financial markets is eye-catchingly low.

RBI will need to tighten monetary policy to counter inflation: IMF

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:23
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will need to gradually tighten monetary policy further due to rising inflation, driven mainly by higher oil prices and a falling rupee, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Drive for selfie perfection may be bad for health

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:04
Photo-editing tools that make people look more perfect online than in real life may be a health threat, medical experts warn.

Coaching parents may reduce child’s obesity

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 03:25
Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggested.

Nigeria's acting president slams parliamentary blockade

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:33
A blockade of Nigeria's parliament on Tuesday by security forces that prevented lawmakers from entering for up to an hour was done without the presidency's knowledge, said the acting president who sacked the head of the security agency.

Russia 'deeply disappointed' by unilateral US sanctions on Iran: Foreign Ministry

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:23
Russia says it was "deeply disappointed" by US President Donald Trump's move to re-impose unilateral sanctions on Tehran, vowing to make its utmost efforts to save a landmark nuclear agreement Iran signed with the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.

Indian lawmakers toughen penalties for sex offenses

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:12
Indian lawmakers have toughened penalties for sex offenses with brutal attacks against minors younger than 12 years of age becoming punishable by death.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross allegedly stole $120 million from ex-associates: Report

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:00
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross could rank “among the biggest grifters in American history” for stealing millions of dollars from former business associates, according to a report.

Cars set on fire outside Birmingham prison

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:42
Police and firefighters have rushed to a car park outside the main prison facility in the English city of Birmingham where two men reportedly burnt several cars before escaping from the area.

Israeli military court gives 1.5 years in jail to Palestinian minor

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:28
An Israeli military court has handed down a jail term of 18 months to an Palestinian minor as the number of Palestinian children being held in Tel Aviv regime’s prisons and detention facilities is soaring following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied city.

European heat wave kills ton of Swiss fish

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:14
Roughly a ton of fish have been killed in recent days by high temperatures in Swiss waters caused by the European heatwave, public broadcaster RTS reported Tuesday.

'Trump's new anti-Iran sanctions violate international law'

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:57
Washington’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran translates into interfering in the internal affairs of another country, which is against international regulations, says a commentator.

Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 105, tourists being evacuated

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:43
Terrified holidaymakers rushed for boats and planes to leave Indonesia's Lombok Island Tuesday after it suffered a second deadly quake within a week, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas where survivors are in urgent need of food and shelter.

UK one of the worst for life expectancy rises among developed countries

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:27
The UK has experienced one of the largest slowdowns in life expectancy growth among 20 of the world’s leading economies, according to official figures by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Nicaragua's Ortega says US foreign policy based on expansionism, oppression

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:13
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says the United States' foreign policy is established on expansionism and oppression, noting that those countries that tend to act against Washington's will are demonized and destabilized by the White House.

UK to run out of food months after no-deal Brexit: Farmers’ group

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:06
The main farmers union in the United Kingdom has warned that the country will quickly run out of food if it leaves the European Union next year without a Brexit deal.

Iran, North Korea FMs discuss ties in Tehran

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:34
National Desk

Zimbabwe opposition fears growing post-election crackdown

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:27
Zimbabwe authorities are abducting opposition activists and launching court cases to suppress protests, the opposition MDC party said, despite the president's boast of introducing new freedoms to criticize his government.

EU urges trade with Iran despite US sanctions

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:25
International Desk

At least nine Afghan police killed in US airstrike

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:25
At least nine Afghan police officers were killed in a US airstrike during heavy fighting with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said.

Malaysia's former PM to be charged with money laundering

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:22
Malaysia’s embattled former prime minister Najib Razak will be charged on wednesday under a money-laundering act, the anti-graft agency said, in connection with a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Reuters reported.

Lawmakers to impeach labor minister

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:19
National Desk

Iran to easily overcome US sanctions: Chinese analyst

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:15
Iran's economy is capable of overcoming US sanctions with the least difficulty, a Chinese economic analyst said, arguing that the measures are not supported by the international community.

Bolt ‘very excited’ about joining A-League

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:13
Sprint legend Usain Bolt will join Central Coast Mariners for an "indefinite training period", the Australian club confirmed.

Russia challenges US over reintroduction of sanctions on Iran

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:13
Russia challenged the US over its reintroduction of unilateral sanctions against Tehran, saying it will seek to work with other countries to preserve and expand economic exchanges with Iran.

Nestlé sees no direct implications on business from Iran sanctions

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:12
Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé sees no direct fallout from renewed US sanctions on Iran, the world's biggest food company said on Tuesday.

United refusing to sell Pogba amid Barca, Juve interest

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:11
Manchester United has taken a firm stance it will not sell Paul Pogba, despite reports of his agent Mino Raiola agitating for a move.

Ossetia keen on boosting cultural ties with Iran

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:10
A North Ossetian researcher and linguist Elmira Gutieva called for promoting cultural and scientific ties between Iran and Ossetia, in the South Caucasus.

American Kroenke wins £1.78 billion battle to buy Arsenal

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:09
American billionaire Stan Kroenke struck a deal to take Arsenal private by buying out Russian rival and minority investor Alisher Usmanov in a move that values the English Premier League soccer club at around $2.3 billion (£1.78 billion).

Khaf-Herat railroad to be operational soon

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:06
The connection of Iran-Afghanistan railway networks would be completed soon, said the deputy head of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways.

Caribbean states urge Trump to grasp climate change threat

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:05
As warming temperatures caused by climate change is strengthening hurricanes, leaders in the Caribbean region urged the Donald Trump administration to rejoin the Paris climate deal.

Iran cruises into FIBA U18 Asian quarters

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:04
Sports Desk

US sanctions unlikely to impact Swiss businesses in Iran

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:04
The re-introduction of economic sanctions against Iran by the United States is unlikely to have a major impact on Swiss businesses in the Islamic Republic, Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) said.

Japan demands exemption from US oil sanctions on Iran

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:01
Japanese energy supply should not be affected by US sanctions on Iran, said Japan's minister of economy, trade and industry on Tuesday at a news conference.

Largest wildfire in California history still growing

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:59
California’s biggest wildfire on record raged on Tuesday as hot and windy conditions challenged thousands of fire crews battling eight major blazes burning out of control across the state.

Zarif: US hypocrisy knows no bounds

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:54
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US president’s hypocrisy, saying Donald Trump seeks to create the illusion that Washington is “concerned” about the Iranian people even though he is targeting the people with sanctions.

Google Doodle honors Persian Avicenna's 1,038th birth anniversary

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:34
Astronomy, medicine, theology, physics, arithmetic, poetry — there was seemingly no discipline left untouched by the renowned Persian polymath Avicenna, celebrated yesterday by Google Doodle in honor of what would have been his 1,038th birthday.

Pieces displayed at ‘Louvre in Tehran’ returns to Paris

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:24
Invaluable pieces which were on display at ‘Louvre in Tehran’ exhibition were packaged and left Iran on Tuesday for returning to its original home Paris, director of the National Museum of Iran said.

Fire injures 12 in Tehran

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:49
At least 12 people were injured in a fire at a ten-story building of a petroleum company in Tehran, an official of emergency medical services (EMS) said Monday.

Pakistan new envoy submits copy of credentials to Iran FM

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:12
Newly-appointed ambassador of Pakistan Riffat Masood submitted copy of her credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday.

Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:16
The world is at risk of entering ‘hothouse’ conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5°C higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists said in a new study.

Record heat in California is no fluke

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:10
At Scripps Pier in San Diego, the surface water reached the highest temperature in 102 years of records, 78.8°F.

Hawaii volcano eruption slows to virtual halt

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:08
The destructive lava eruption at the foot of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has slowed to a virtual halt in recent days for the first time in over three months, geologists said, although it was too soon to tell what might happen next.

How climate change influences wind energy

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:06
Climate change poses a big challenge for wind energy production in Europe. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) using spatially and temporally highly resolved climate models.

UK’s domestic abuse victims left without support due to crime recording failures

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:06
The UK’s Police have have been ordered to improve the way they record crime after an inspection found domestic abuse survivors and other victims in the country were not being given support.

Assembly of Experts: Iranian nation does not let saboteurs reach their goals

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:37
Iran's Assembly of Experts in a statement on Monday announced that the vigilant Iranian nation does not let ill-wishers and saboteurs create disturbance to the public order and security.

Himalayan Buddhist monastery prepares for winter

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:34
Some 5,500 meters (18,000 feet) above sea level in the Indian Himalayas sits the Tnagyud Gompa Buddhist monastery, where snow can leave the monks in complete isolation for seven months a year.

How China's central bank works, and how trade war is affecting it

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:24
In the midst of escalating trade war tensions between China and the US, the economic health of each country seems to be going in the opposite direction. The US has a robust economy, while China, on the other hand, has been showing signs of an economic slowdown.

Egypt's foreign debt up more than 10% from last year

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:14
Egypt's foreign debt has climbed more than 10 percent in less than a year, reaching $88.2 billion in March, the central bank said, despite a raft of painful austerity measures aimed at cutting government spending.

Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:12
Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said.

Amnesty slams Bahrain’s ‘cruel, inhumane’ treatment of jailed activists

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:07
Amnesty International has blasted Bahrain for denying vital medical care to jailed pro-democracy activists, saying the cruel and inhumane practice is putting the prisoners’ lives at risk.

German industrial orders witness sharp decline in June

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:04
Germany's industrial manufacturing sector has witnessed a sharp decline in the number of new orders in June, preliminary figures published by the Federal Statistical Office show.

How climate change influences wind energy

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:58
Climate change poses a big challenge for wind energy production in Europe. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) using spatially and temporally highly resolved climate models.

Tehran to host Fourth Video Game League

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:44
The Fourth Iranian Video Game League, currently open for sign-ups, will be held at Milad Tower from August 28 to September 7, 2018.

Scientists create atomic glue gun to build better nucleic acid therapeutics

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:41
When it comes to certain molecules, shape makes all the difference. The shape of limonene, for instance, a compound produced by citrus fruits, determines whether it tastes like orange juice or turpentine. In the case of therapeutics, the 3D shape of a molecule can be critical to activity.

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:35
Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off.

Eurozone rescue fund pays final bailout loan to Greece

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:34
A rescue fund set up to help euro-using countries paid its final 15 billion-euro ($17.3 billion) bailout loan to Greece on Monday after objections by Germany delayed the payment by several weeks.

Canadian telescope picks up mysterious, low-frequency fast radio burst

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:34
Canada's newest radio telescope has recorded the first fast radio burst featuring low-frequency waves.

Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctors

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:03
Women are more likely to survive a heart attack if they are treated by a female doctor in hospital, a major study has shown.

Protein's on-off switch dictates flowering in plants

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:56
Scientists have discovered a new mechanism for cellular decision making. The new mechanism, an on-and-off switch in a single protein, controls whether or not a plant puts out flowers.

Scientists find ancient meteorite that could show where life came from

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:50
Scientists have found an ancient meteorite that could explain the origins of life — not just on our planet but elsewhere.

Paper identifies genes associated with risk for aggressive breast cancer

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:48
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified specific genes associated with increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer, providing the basis for better risk management.

Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:11
The number of deaths in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29 percent in 2017, Office for National Statistics data shows.

University of Tehran among top 400 in Webometrics Ranking

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 02:54
According to latest Webometrics Ranking report, University of Tehran has been cited among top 400 universities of the world, said Mohammad Javad Dehqani, president of Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC).

US reimposes unilateral sanctions against Iran

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 02:36
The United States re-imposed a wave of unilateral sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic, multi-party nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump abandoned in May.

Britain reports dramatic surge in opioid deaths

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:22
Health authorities in the United Kingdom have reported a dramatic surge in the number of deaths caused by opioids across the country.

Ethiopia’s violence kills civilians, displaces thousands

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:15
Violence in Ethiopia's eastern Somali region has reportedly left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands of others displaced over the weekend.

Rouhani: We always favor talks, but talks need honesty

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:08
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday night Iran is always in favor of diplomacy and talks, but talks need honesty.

Twelve refugee workers die in Italian road crash

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:52
Twelve refugee workers have lost their lives in southern Italy when the van they were traveling in collided with a lorry.

Two Koreas finalize list of family reunion applicants

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:45
The two Koreas have finalized a list of families separated by the Korean War whose members will be briefly reunited this month after decades of separation, Seoul says.

China’s military role in Syria, step forward in fighting terror

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:41
China has recently indicated its willingness to deploy military forces to war-torn Syria in a bid to help the country’s army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists who have been wreaking havoc in the country since 2011.

Syrian warplanes pound positions of Daesh, Nusra Front in Sweida, Hama provinces

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:55
Syrian army warplanes have launched airstrikes against the positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists group in the country’s southwestern province of Sweida and those of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front in the central province of Hama, a report says.

Iraqi court jails French, German Daesh members for life

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:09
An Iraqi court has sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison for their membership in the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, some seven months after Baghdad announced that the terror outfit lost all of its urban bastions in the war-ravaged Arab country.

Iraq concludes manual recount of May parliamentary elections

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:42
Iraq's election commission has concluded the manual recount of votes from the country’s parliamentary elections held in May, wrapping up a process following accusations of electoral fraud.

Trump admits son met Russian lawyer for information on Clinton

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:29
US President Donald Trump has admitted his oldest son met a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer in June 2016 to collect information about his then political opponent Hillary Clinton, but argues it was legal.

Poll records lowest ever support for May's Brexit handling

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:24
A new poll conducted in Britain has shown that people have the least ever trust in Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit negotiations.

Glimmer of hope for patching up Tehran-Riyadh ties

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:38
By our staff writer

Number of jobless Malaysian youth reaching alarming rate

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:30
In Malaysia, young people are basically competing with matured adults with more work experience, which is worrying.

Exports, economic growth best response to US threats: Official

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:30
Domestic economic growth and developing exports are the best response to US threats, said Iran's vice president for economic affairs

Writer Haruki Murakami delights fans with radio show debut

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:17
Bestselling author Haruki Murakami, who rarely appears in public, delighted fans as he made his radio debut with a one-off music show.

Minister: Algeria experiencing Iranian cinema style

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:15
A joint project of filmmaking with Iran provides an opportunity to become familiar with Iranian cinema style as well as exchanging cultural knowledge between Iran and Algeria, said the Algerian culture minister.

Pakistan keen to broaden ties with Iran in filmmaking

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:13
Pakistan is keen to enhance cultural cooperation with Iran, especially in the fields of arts and filmmaking, said the director general of External Publicity Wing at Pakistan's Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.

Int'l building, construction industry expo opens in Tehran

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:12
The 18th edition of an international exhibition on building and construction industry opened on Monday in the Iranian capital of Tehran with the participation of domestic and foreign firms.

Iran arrests 45 on corruption charges

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:01
National Desk

Imran Khan's party nominates him as Pakistan's next PM

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:50
Imran Khan's party on Monday officially nominated the cricket star-turned-politician to be Pakistan's next prime minister.

Klopp admits EPL title bid will be difficult for Reds

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:48
Jurgen Klopp admitted the Premier League will still be difficult for his side this season, despite his summer recruitments.

Joshua's potential Wilder clash welcomed by WBC

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:46
Anthony Joshua's potential Wembley showdown with WBC champion Deontay Wilder in April would be welcomed by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.

Mourinho warns of ‘difficult season’ for United

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:43
Jose Mourinho warned Manchester United faces a "difficult season" if the Red Devils do not strengthen their squad before the Premier League transfer window shuts on Thursday.

Iran eases currency rules, hoping to lift rial

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:41
Economic Desk

Zverev, Kuznetsova win Washington finals

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:39
World number three Alexander Zverev beat teenager Alex De Minaur to defend his Washington Open title on Sunday.