Twitter may be soon unblocked in Iran

DNA India | 2017-08-22

Negotiations are currently underway, says Iran's new communications minister. Iran's new communications minister said on Tuesday that negotiations were underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which has been banned for years despite being used even by the country's supreme leader. The...

Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals

The Times of India | 2017-08-22

By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday that it was introducing a cheaper unlimited mobile data plan with some limits as it tries to lure customers away from rival wireless carriers. The plan, to be introduced on Wednesday, is priced at $75 a month...


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McDonald's to shut 169 Indian outlets amid franchise battle

Indonesia News | 2017-08-22

NEW DELHI, India - Amid a heated franchise battle in India, American fast food giant, McDonald’s has decided to shutter about 169 of its outlets in the country. Accusing its Indian part ......

U.S. stocks close higher on tax reform expectations

Xinhua | 2017-08-22

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks ended higher on Tuesday on renewed hopes of the country' s tax reform. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 196.14 points, or 0.90 percent, to 21,899.89. The S&P...


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Food tip: All about blueberries

Akron Beacon Journal | 2017-08-22

There are more than 450 species of blueberries, one of the few fruits native to North America. Colored deep blue to purple-black,...

What tobacco does to your health

The Oklahoman | 2017-08-22

Men who took high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a higher risk of lung cancer, and the association was highest among current smokers, according to a study published Tuesday. The study found a 30% to 40% increased risk of lung cancer among men taking these vitamins from individual...


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Now, weekly evaluation must in government schools

The Times of India | 2017-08-22

HYDERABAD: Weekly tests, which till now are mostly limited to private or corporate schools, will now be seen in government schools. Students will be evaluated based on these baseline examination. To facilitate it, the district education officer (DEO) of Hyderabad recently released a circular asking...

An alternative school in rural Kerala is teaching tribal children life lessons

Your Story | 2017-08-21

When the government provides amenities to SC/ST students, it is with the hope of helping them cope with their...


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Tennis-American teen Tiafoe upsets Zverev in Cincinnati

This is Money | 2017-08-17

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Unseeded American teenager Frances Tiafoe upset red-hot Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. World number seven Zverev, who stunned Roger Federer in the Montreal final last week after claiming the title in Washington D.C., was...

Tennis: Indian squad for Davis Cup tie against Canada announced

MENA FN | 2017-08-15

(MENAFN - NewsBytes) Tennis: Indian squad for Davis Cup tie against Canada announced 15 Aug 2017 The Indian team for the upcoming Davis Cup World Group play-off against Cana... ......

Barcelona seeking 8.5 million from Neymar over contract breach

The Times of India | 2017-08-22

BARCELONA: Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) from Neymar for breach of contract, the club said on Tuesday as the bitter fallout rumbles on from his world record 222-million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain. "In this lawsuit, the club demands the amount already paid as a...

Rooney becomes second to score 200 Premier League goals

DNA India | 2017-08-22

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has become just the second player to net 200 goals in the Premier League with his strike against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. The former...

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The Gazette | 2017-08-23

Hong Kong shuts down in preparation for powerful typhoon

HONG KONG (AP) — A powerful typhoon forced offices and schools to close and canceled hundreds of flights in Hong Kong, where... | 2017-08-23

State Department Warns About Growing Violence in Cancun and Los Cabos

The United States State Department warned citizens against traveling to some of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico due to a sudden rise in violence...

Dawn | 2017-08-23

Remains of US sailors found on warship that collided off Singapore

SINGAPORE: Divers have found the remains of some of the 10 sailors who went missing when a US destroyer collided with a tanker off Singapore, the navy said on... | 2017-08-23

Researchers Warn That Robot Makers Slow To Correct Cyber Security Issues

Cybersecurity researchers warned that half a dozen robot manufacturers were informed about 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business, and industrial robots,... | 2017-08-22

Britain Will Announce Plans To Break Free From EU Court

Britain will announce its plans on Wednesday to escape the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice after Brexit — one of Prime Minister Theresa...

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China Daily | 2017-08-23

Military efforts alone will not end US' longest war

While not forgetting to continue lambasting his immediate predecessor for what he did regarding...

Creators Syndicate | 2017-08-23

The Red York Times: First in Fake News

Newsflash from The New York Times: Women may have starved under socialist regimes, but their orgasms...

The Washington Post | 2017-08-23

The hard work of school reform is paying off in the District

The gains in D.C. students’ college-readiness scores are a testament to the school system’s decade...

The Washington Post | 2017-08-23

A reminder that it’s good to be an Earthling

The total solar eclipse showed me what a treasure it is to be on this miracle planet. ......