Twitter to offer users option to go back to ‘chronological’ feed

WASHINGTON: Twitter is preparing an option for users to go back to its original chronological news feed, responding to complaints about its algorithmic system implemented two years ago. In a series of tweets late Monday, Twitter told users it was "working on new ways to give you more control over your timeline." The short-message social network said it still believes...

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Sunil Gavaskar picks Pakistan to beat India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar picked Pakistan as favourites in Virat Kohli's absence on Wednesday ahead of their Asia Cup group stage clash in Dubai. The last time the two arch-rivals played what is always an emotionally charged fixture -- the final of the Champions Trophy last year -- Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs. On Tuesday, India...

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Netflix announces ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ live-action series

Netflix has announced it will be producing a live-action version of the popular Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The streaming giant announced the news via Twitter along with concept art by John Staub. The concept art depicts the protagonist Aang with Appa, his six-legged flying bison who Aang and his friends ride as they travel around the world on their...

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Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

MANILA: The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation’s agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the weekend with violent winds and heavy rains. Since then...

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No official word as yet on opening of Kartarpur border: FO Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Wednesday said there has been no official communication between Pakistan and India over the opening of Kartarpur border. Earlier this week, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in an interview with BBC Urdu had said, “Pakistan will soon open the Kartarpur border for Sikh pilgrims, and allow them to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without having to obtain...

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PM Imran performs Umrah ahead of meeting with Saudi king

KARACHI/MAKKAH/MADINA: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday performed Umrah a day after his arrival here in Saudi Arabia — his first official visit to the Kingdom after assuming office — and prayed for Pakistan's prosperity. The doors to Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine at Mecca's Grand Mosque were opened especially for the Pakistani premier, who offered nafal prayers at the sacred place. PM Imran,...

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