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"We can't just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow. That is all we are saying," Thunberg told the magazine. (Photo: Screengrab)

Great Thunberg, teen climate activist, named TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year'

The 16-year-old first hit the headlines for her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden's parliament last year.

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world’s strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold. (Photo: File)

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants as part of sweeping reforms

Segregation has quietly eased over past year or so, as eateries, cafes, conference centres and concert halls stopped strictly enforcing it.

The 26-year-old Tunzi was declared the winner at a televised event, hosted by American comic-turned-TV personality Steve Harvey, held at Tyler Perry Studios here on Sunday. (Photo: Instagram)

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi named Miss Universe 2019

Indian contestant Vartika Singh crashed out of the world's biggest beauty pageant after securing a place in the top 20.

In a bid to stop child marriages and create awareness on the perils of the same, Rachakonda Police' 'SHE' teams have come up with several awareness programmes to prevent the practice of child marriages in the rural areas. (Representational Image)

Telangana: Rachakonda Police' 'SHE' teams rescue 69 girls from child marriages

The 'SHE' teams have stopped 69 child marriages and rescued 69 minor girls from child marriages so far.

World

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'We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes,' Johnson told cheering supporters on Friday. (Photo: File | AFP)

'No ifs, no buts, no maybes': Boris Johnson on promise for Brexit on Jan 31

The Conservatives saw a resounding victory in an election in which Brexit was widely seen as the decisive factor.

US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Time magazine's naming of Greta Thunberg as 2019 Person of the Year, saying the Swedish teen climate activist should "chill" and go see a movie. (Photo: File)

After Trump mocks Greta Thunberg with ‘chill, go to movies’ barb, her Twitter bio says all

Thunberg's reply came minutes later, when she changed the bio of her Twitter account.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not lead the party into the next election after admitting it had been a "very disappointing night". (Photo: File)

Jeremy Corbyn says won’t lead Labour Party in future UK polls after ‘very disappointing night’

'The party needed to reflect and that he would lead the party as it discussed its future,' he added.

Business

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Axis Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rallying 4.21 per cent, followed by Vedanta 3.75 per cent, SBI 3.39 per cent, Maruti 3.20 per cent, IndusInd Bank 3.07 per cent and Yes Bank 2.87 per cent.

Sensex zooms 428 pts; Nifty ends near 12,100

After hitting a high of 41,055.80 points, the 30-share BSE Sensex ended 428 points, or 1.05 per cent, higher at 41,009.71.

"We have lowered our 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for India to 5.6 per cent, which is lower than 7.4 per cent growth in 2018," Moody's said in a report.

Moody's cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 5.6 pc for 2019

Moody's expects economic growth to pick up in 2020 and 2021 to 6.6 per cent and 6.7 per cent respectively.

Tata Motors was the top gainer in the Sensex pack rallying up to 3.78 per cent, followed by Vedanta, Yes Bank, Tata Steel, SBI, M&M, Axis Bank and RIL. (Photo: File)

Sensex rises over 250 points on strong global cues; Nifty above 12K

After rising 284 points in early session, the 30-share Sensex was trading 244.04 points or 0.60 per cent higher at 40,825.75.

Sports

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Pakistan's first home Test in a decade was affected by bad weather Friday, with rain and an already sodden pitch forcing officials to suspend play on the third day of the contest against Sri Lanka. (Photo: AP)

Rain forces suspension of play in historic Pakistan Test

After 1st session of Day 3 was washed out, only 27 minutes of play was possible before the players walked off with just 5.2 overs bowled.

India's PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over China's He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a positive note at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final. (Photo: Twitter)

BWF World Tour Final: PV Sindhu beats Bingjiao for consolation win

Sindhu, whose title defence lay in tatters after her second successive loss on Thursday, scripted an incredible turnaround.

Jasprit Bumrah will bowl during net sessions with the Indian team before its second ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam as part of his rehabilitation programme. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

After Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah to bowl in India nets

Bumrah has been out since the start of the home series against South Africa due to a stress fracture but has made a steady recovery.

Science

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This image made available by NASA shows the planet Mars. (NASA via AP, File)

NASA to launch rover 'MARS 2020' next year

'Curiosity' won't be NASA's only active Mars rover for much longer as in next summer, 'Mars 2020' will be headed for the Red Planet.

The physics that controls the motion of the atoms in glassy materials is incredibly complex and still not completely understood.  (Photo: ANI)

Model predict dynamics of glassy materials on local degree of atomic structural order

They showed how this theory greatly improves our understanding of how glassy liquids become more viscous on cooling.

Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying corals. (Photo: AFP)

In New York lab, scientists seek clues in centuries-old corals to climate shifts

Much like trees, corals produce growth rings that record climatic conditions like seawater temperatures and rainfall as they grow.

Life

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Diana wore the dress in 1985 at a White House state dinner, where she danced with the “Grease” actor. (Photo: Instagram)

Princess Diana’s famous Travolta dress sells for over USD 280,000

Dress Diana wore for Travolta dance sells for more than $280,000.

Restaurants and other private businesses dependent on foreign visitors have been hard hit by the reduced number of visitors. (Photo: AP)

Cuba sees drastic decrease in tourists

Cuba tourists barely pass 4 million, in disappointing result.

Gender neutral fashion and inclusion emerged as a key shift in the way designers approached creative direction and their businesses. (Photo: AP)

Parade of fashion: Best from the past decade

The closing decade was an ever-shifting parade of fashion.

Relationship

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Mothers and fathers use slightly different tactics when engaging in these destructive behaviours. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Parental alienation can lead to stressed family dynamics

Families can be torn apart due to parental alienation: Study.

Most sapiosexuals love having conversations that are enlightening. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

What being with sapiosexuals is like

There’s nothing like an intelligent conversation that can turn them on.

It was specifically directed at a millennial audience, and while the language is suggestive, it was important for us to ensure the imagery used is not explicit. (Photo: ANI)

‘G-spot of Europe’ campaign boosts tourism in Vilnius

This innovative campaign increased tourism in small town in Europe.

Metros

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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray (Photo: PTI)

In Maha, Sena keeps home, gives finance, revenue to allies

Chief minister assigns 8-10 berths to each minister; sources say it’s an interim arrangement.

Senior BJP leader Pankaja Munde holds a police baton during her public rally on the occasion of the birth anniversary of her late father Gopinath Munde. (Photo: PTI)

Pankaja Munde dares BJP to dismiss her

Interestingly, the BJP’s electoral symbol lotus was missing from banners at the venue.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray (Photo: PTI)

Yavatmal court acquits Uddhav Thackeray in defamation case

The magistrate in his order noted that as per the orders of the district court, his court was acquitting the accused.

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