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. ......

Tech Issues Slowing GoDaddy This Morning

WorldNews.com | 2019-08-16

Domain Investing reported Friday attempts to log in to GoDaddy today showed the site was working, albeit very slowly. Once on the site, however, the site seemed fine as the slowness issues disappeared, the report said. The bid screen, Domain Investing reported, took some time to load, but it also...

Technology News

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...

Aramco-Reliance deal realpolitik

Dawn | 2019-08-18

Saudi Aramco is investing $15bn in India for a 20 per cent stake in Reliance Industries. As per the deal, dubbed as the second-largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India, Saudi Aramco is to acquire a 20pc stake in Reliance’s oil-to-chemicals (OTC) business at an enterprise value of $75...

Business News

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...

Diabetes diet: Start taking these juices to keep a check on your blood sugar levels

The Times of India | 2019-08-16

If you are suffering from diabetes, you must be aware that you need to make some changes in your diet to keep a check on your increased blood sugar levels. Forget pleasing your taste buds for some time and include healthy juices to your diabetic diet chart to start getting healthier. Here are some...

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...

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....

Alleged Victim of McGregor's 'Punch Incident' Says He Couldn't Leave House For a Week

Sputnik | 2019-08-18

Earlier this week, a video appeared on the Internet showing notorious UFC fighter Conor McGregor punching an elderly man in the head at a pub. ......

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Singapore to bolster coastal defences against rising sea levels: PM

This is Money | 2019-08-18

As a low-lying island, Singapore is especially vulnerable to the "grave threat" of rising sea levels, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned Singapore needs at...

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

Merced Sun Star | 2019-08-18

A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter...

Chad declares emergency after dozens die in ethnic violence

Press TV | 2019-08-18

Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this...

Dozens of rescuers try to save two trapped cavers in Poland

The Guardian | 2019-08-18

Explosives could be used to open up route to pair trapped in cavern in Tatra mountains More than two dozen rescue workers are battling to save two cavers...

UN experts discover British-made bomb parts in Yemen

The Observer | 2019-08-18

A United Nations panel of experts has uncovered fragments of British-made laser guidance missile systems at an air raid site in Yemen in a strike that it...

New evidence emerges of Russian role in Ukraine conflict

The Guardian | 2019-08-18

Research group Forensic Architecture collected images to use in ECHR case Newly collated evidence documenting Russian military involvement in the conflict in...

Germany's Seehofer warns refugees who take Syria vacations

Deutsche Welle | 2019-08-18

Refugees who return to Syria for a holiday might lose their refugee status in Germany, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told the Bild newspaper. Some...

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...