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...

Business News

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...

Tiger Woods misses chance to defend Tour Championship title

Gulf News | 2019-08-19

New York: There will be no defending champion at next week’s Tour Championship after Tiger Woods failed to qualify for the season-ending event. Only the top 30 players on...

Barca's Coutinho joins Bayern Munich on loan

BE Soccer | 2019-08-19

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on a one-year loan worth 8.5 million euros ($9.5 million) with an option to buy, the Spanish club confirmed Monday. "The agreement provides for an option for Bayern to...

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Ebola spreads 200 km west to remote, militia-run Congo province

This is Money | 2019-08-19

GOMA, Congo, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote,...

10-Year-Old Indian Boy Conquers Europe's Highest Summit

Sputnik | 2019-08-19

New Delhi (Sputnik): If you’ve always thought scaling mountains wasn't child’s play, it’s time to think again. A 10-year-old Indian boy has climbed Mount Elbrus...

Spain-Italy deal to disembark migrants in Mallorca - charity ship

RTE | 2019-08-19

Spain and Italy appear to have struck a deal that will see the 107 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for 18 days disembark at the Spanish port of Mallorca...

Social media platforms urged to tackle ‘misinformation’ on vaccines

Belfast Telegraph | 2019-08-19

Social media companies need to do more to fight “misinformation” on vaccines following a “spike” in measles cases, health minister Jo Churchill has said. Ms...

Iran: Judiciary to decide on release of UK oil tanker

Middle East Monitor | 2019-08-19

Iran’s judiciary will decide whether or not to release the British oil tanker seized...

Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

BBC News | 2019-08-19

Many of the UK cases were acquired abroad with some onward spread in under-vaccinated communities. Just 87% of UK children are receiving their second dose,...

Sydney axe attacker Evie Amati has jail term nearly doubled

The Guardian | 2019-08-19

A woman who intended to murder three strangers with an axe in Sydney’s inner west will spend at least eight years in jail An intoxicated woman who intended to...

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...