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Far-right extremists march in Sofia to honor pro-Nazi general

SOFIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s. The march, which has raised concern in local media about the rise of the right wing in the Balkan state, went ahead despite international condemnation. It included a torchlight procession...

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Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space

WASHINGTON: An unmanned cargo ship packed with 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off Sunday from Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital ATK’s barrel-shaped Cygnus cargo ship launched atop an Antares rocket at 7:19 am (1219 GMT), a day after a last-second delay due to an unexpected aircraft in the...

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Founder of web browser Opera says worried about online privacy

LISBON: People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday. Jon von Tetzchner said the situation was already comparable to George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘1984’, since “everyone is being followed and everyone’s information is being collected”. Lack...

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The Russian Poet Who feasted on his Date’s brain

The 20 year old Russian poet who was awarded as the Poet of the year, by Russia’s writers union in 2016 was accused of murdering his date and eating her brain after a horrendous murder incident. The 20 year old poet met his victim through a social media platform. The 45 year old women longed for a romantic relationship which...

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Allama Iqbal: The forgotten promise

A man of his age, A man ahead of his age and A man at war with his age. Truly the Greatest Poet,Thinker,Philosopher and Ideologue of the past 2 centuries ALLAMA MUHAMMAD IQBAL lovingly known as the Hakim-ul-Ummat. Born in Sialkot on 9 November 1877, in British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu, Arabic and Persian is considered...

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Arbaeen: A universal, borderless, and meta-religious symbol of freedom and compassion.

KARBALA: Arbaeen, why you have never heard of it probably has to do with the fact that the press is concerned more with negative, gory, and sensationalized tabloids, than with positive, inspiring narratives, particularly when it comes to Islam. If a few hundred anti-immigration protestors take to the streets in London and they will make headlines.. The same level of...

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9 November: Allama Iqbal’s day being observed in the country

Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal was a poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot on 9 November 1877, in  British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu, Arabic and Persian is considered to be among the greatest of the modern era and whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of...

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Twitter enlarge tweet limit to 280 characters around the world

California: Twitter has announced to double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network. Giving users twice the space to voice their thoughts ushers in a new era for the online platform, whose hallmark 140-character cap had encouraged users to craft succinct missives. “We’re expanding the character...

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W.H.O Warns Farmers to Stop using Antibiotics in Animals Due To Increase in Human Health Risk

The global health body is highly concerned about the overuse of antibiotics in animals. The frequent uses of these antibiotics in farm animals have caused the development of drug resistance. The use of antibiotics in agricultural animals has been a common practice worldwide. Antibiotics are fed to animals in order to exterminate any present harmful bacteria inside their body which...

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East meets West as Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in the Gulf

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi opens its Louvre museum on Saturday, positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds of works that it hopes will draw visitors from around the world Surrounded by water on three sides, the museum houses 600 artworks it has acquired, alongside 300 works on loan from 13 leading French institutions, in...

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Israeli start-up says Apple copied its patented smartphone camera technology

An Israeli startup has sued Apple Inc, accusing the iPhone maker of copying its patented smartphone camera technology. Tel Aviv-based Corephotonics Ltd filed its patent infringement case against Apple in federal court in San Jose, California, on Monday. Corephotonics, which has raised $50 million from several high-profile venture capital firms and other investors, said its patented dual camera technology for...

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‘Army of spies’: Weinstein hired ex-Mossad agents to silence assault allegations – report

An “army of spies” tried to silence actresses and reporters making allegations against Harvey Weinstein, a report claims. Security firm Black Cube, run by former Mossad operatives, is reported to be involved. The New Yorker magazine revealed that the former Miramax producer hired Black Cube as well as Kroll, one of the world’s largest corporate intelligence firms. Their brief was...

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Does Music Give You Goosebumps? If So, You’re Brain Maybe Special

Everyone feels music in a different way, some feel a bit too much and some feel nothing at all. But why is this so? A new research study tells us that if you feel Goosebumps, chills or a lump in your throat while listening to music, your brain might function comparatively different than others. Music allows certain people to connect...

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36pc of population has access to safe drinking water: WHO report

ISLAMABAD: Only 36 percent of the Pakistani population on average, including 41% in urban areas and 32% rural areas, has access to safe drinking water in the country, a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed. Results of the water-quality monitoring efforts by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) indicate that 69 to 85% of collected...

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Brain training games may help older adults with hearing loss

Hearing-impaired adults who play computer games designed to improve audio skills may have an easier time understanding conversations in a noisy room, a small experiment suggests. Researchers asked 24 elderly adults who used hearing aids to spend 3.5 hours a week for eight weeks playing computer games. Half of the participants were randomly assigned to play games designed to help...

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Long queues, protests as Apple’s iPhone X hits stores

Apple's iPhone X hit stores around the world Friday, drawing crowds in many locations and protests in others as the new flagship device hit stores in some 50 markets worldwide. Apple enthusiasts around the globe were lining up to get their hands on the new device which features facial recognition, cordless charging and an edge-to-edge screen with technology used in...

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‘We need to do more’ about misinformation, Google says

A top Google executive has said the US internet giant has to do more to crack down on illegal content and misinformation, after American firms were grilled in Congress over Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. "We've made some progress and we obviously need to do more," Matt Brittin, president of Google's Europe, Middle East and Africa division, told...

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