Four awesome WhatsApp features you can use right now

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-08-19

Every WhatsApp upgrade brings about some exciting features that the 1.5 billion users the world over absolutely love. In India, WhatsApp has over 400 million users with the instant messaging giant often launching features that are specific to our country. In keeping up with tradition, WhatsApp...

Facebook versus Others: Social network losing sheen to native content platforms

Financial Express | 2019-08-18

With TikTok, Dailyhunt, ShareChat and even OTT players Zee5, Amazon Prime and Hoichoi letting users post, watch and share content in the language of their choice, few are spending considerable time on Facebook. ......

Technology News

Gold prices dip on firmer dollar, equities

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-08-19

By Harshith Aranya (Reuters) - Gold prices dipped on Monday due to a stronger U.S. dollar and a recovery in equities, as major central banks around the world hinted at more stimulus, easing fears about a sharp economic downturn. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,509.13 per ounce at 0354 GMT. U.S. gold...

Miami: Beach parties, gators on golf courses...and new tech hub?

The Times of India | 2019-08-18

MIAMI: Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees. But now the city of "Scarface" and "Miami Vice" is vying to become a new powerhouse of tech startups that some in the business hope will spawn a novel phenomenon -- the...

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Art therapy and its five benefits

The Times of India | 2019-08-19

Art therapy, also known as expressive therapy, uses art as a means of communication and lets people explore and express their emotions and thoughts. And the good news is that one doesn’t need to be very creative or artistic to take up this therapy. The process of art therapy includes using paints,...

Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola

The News International | 2019-08-17

KINSHASA: Measles has killed 2,758 people in the DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said, and called Saturday for a "massive mobilisation of funds." The disease, preventable with a vaccine, has infected over 145,000 people in the...

Health News

Andy Murray to skip US Open doubles to focus on singles

Gulf News | 2019-08-16

London: Andy Murray is to skip the US Open later this month where he was scheduled to play doubles so as to get more singles matches under his belt, the former world number one old the BBC. The 32-year-old Scotsman lost in straight sets to old foe Richard Gasquet earlier this week in Cincinnati in...

Roger Federer loses to Andrey Rublev in Cincinnati Masters third round

Sky Sports | 2019-08-16

Roger Federer suffered a shock loss to Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Rublev, the world No 70, broke Federer three times as he powered to a stunning...

Cincinnati Masters: Russian Medvedev beats Goffin to lift trophy

DNA India | 2019-08-19

Russian Daniil Medvedev survived cramps and tantrum where he cracked a racquet to clinch his first Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a 7-6(3) 6-4 win over David Goffin in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Medvedev saved two breaks points while serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set before...

British man sets new cycling speed record of more than 174mph

The Observer | 2019-08-18

A British man has set a new cycling speed record of more than 174mph on a £15,000 bike released from the back of a Porsche as it hurtled down a runway. Architect Neil Campbell, 45, broke the previous record of 167mph (268.83km/h) using an elongated, custom-built bike based on the design of a tandem....

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Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-08-19

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports as...

Pakistan govt presents first anniversary progress report

Khaleej Times | 2019-08-19

Ruling Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Sunday presented its progress report on the first anniversary of its assuming office, reviewing...

A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-08-19

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat...

Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit 'crisis'

BBC News | 2019-08-19

Jeremy Corbyn will say the UK is facing a Brexit "crisis" later and vow to do "everything necessary" to stop...

Over 190 primary schools in Srinagar to re-open today

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-08-19

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said that over 190 primary schools will re-open on Monday in Srinagar, besides restoring "full...

Judge postpones 2nd corruption trial of Malaysia’s former PM

Wtop | 2019-08-19

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The second trial of Malaysian’s ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state...

Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic

BBC News | 2019-08-19

Paros in Greece is at the centre of a drive to turn it into the world's first island free of plastic waste. ......

Open Minds Worldwide

Al Jazeera | 2019-08-18

Tulsi Gabbard is not the pro-peace presidential candidate we want

Gabbard's record on Syria, through it may appear as 'pro-peace' on the surface, actually aligns with...

Al Jazeera | 2019-08-18

Re-shelve civil rights, we need something stronger today

If the Trump era means an outed celebration and recommendation of colonial atrocity, what we need is...

Al Jazeera | 2019-08-17

The colonial roots of Africa's corruption problem

There is no such thing as a "resource curse" and Africans are no more corrupt than others. ......

Al Jazeera | 2019-08-17

President Hernandez must end repression of protests in Honduras

With the demonstrations growing louder by the day, he must also put an immediate end to state...