WhatsApp's new feature: Stop someone from adding you to a group. Here is how

Live Mint | 2019-11-16

Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has rolled out a plethora of new features this year. One of the most useful of them is WhatsApp's new group privacy feature. From now, users on WhatsApp can choose on which group he/she wants to get added to. Till now, anyone can...

Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

The Nashville Ledger | 2019-11-15

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X, which unfolds to 14.6 centimeters (5.8 inches) wide, went on sale Friday on Huawei’s online store in China priced...

Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO

Dawn | 2019-11-17

Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of $2 trillion. Aramco said it would sell 1.5 per cent of the company in a blockbuster initial public offering...

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Abu Dhabi bond offerings to use private cash to tackle social ills

The National | 2019-11-17

Abu Dhabi is to launch an innovative new plan to use private sector finance to tackle complex social problems. In a first for the Middle East, ‘social impact bonds’ will be offered to potential investors by government agencies. By purchasing the bonds, private companies or wealthy individuals will...

Some European doctors think Chinese medicine should come with a health warning

CNN | 2019-11-17

Hong Kong (CNN)Herbs to increase breast milk supply and heal the spleen. Traditional remedies which promise to cure insomnia and acne. Secret cancer treatments that have been ignored or suppressed by Western medicine. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have a long history of making...

Cortical arousals can assist in healthy sleep

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-11-16

Washington: A new research on rats has shown that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organisation across time scales, which are necessary for spontaneous sleep-stage transitions and for maintaining healthy sleep. The...

Berrettini beats Thiem to become first Italian to win match at ATP Finals

AOL | 2019-11-14

Matteo Berrettini signed off from London’s 02 by becoming the first Italian to win a match at the ATP Finals with a surprise victory over Dominic Thiem. The big-serving 23-year-old, beaten in his first two matches by...

Tsitsipas thrashes Zverev to reach ATP semis

Kathimerini | 2019-11-14

Debutant Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-2 on Wednesday to book his place in the last four of the ATP Finals with a match to spare. The 21-year-old, the first Greek player to qualify for the elite eight-man season-ender, backed up his opening round-robin win over...

Tsitsipas, Thiem set up title match at ATP Finals

Wtop | 2019-11-17

LONDON (AP) — The first time Dominic Thiem played at the ATP Finals, he was handed an unknown Greek teenager as a hitting partner in training. Three years later, Thiem is facing that same player in the final of the season-ending tournament. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev in the...

Hazard brothers shine as Belgium thump Russia

Supersport | 2019-11-16

Belgium secured top spot in Euro 2020 qualifying Group I and stretched their perfect record to nine wins.","content":"Belgium secured top spot in Euro 2020 qualifying Group I and stretched their perfect record to nine wins after two goals from Eden Hazard and one by...

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2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

The News Tribune | 2019-11-17

Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport caused damage but left no one injured. The Korean Air Boeing and Air...

Four more deaths in Bolivia protests: rights commission

Arab News | 2019-11-17

LA PAZ, Bolivia: Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission...

The Amazon: on the frontline of a global battle to tackle the climate crisis

The Observer | 2019-11-17

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Iran’s Khamenei Blames Enemies for ‘Sabotage’ in Gasoline Price Protests

Hamodia | 2019-11-17

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to...

Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against Rohingyas

The Himalayan | 2019-11-17

YANGON: Myanmar’s government rejected the International Criminal Court’s decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against...

'Show no mercy': leaked documents reveal details of China's Xinjiang detentions

The Guardian | 2019-11-17

More than 400 pages leaked to New York Times by Chinese political insider document brutal crackdown on Muslim minority Hundreds of pages of leaked internal...

7 dead, dozens injured after gas explosion causes building collapse in SE Bangladesh

Xinhua | 2019-11-17

A gas line explosion caused the collapse of a building in Bangladesh's seaport city of Chattogram on Sunday morning, leaving at least seven people dead...

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Al Jazeera | 2019-11-16

The situation in Bolivia will get worse before it gets better

The violent ways of the opposition which took power from Evo Morales threaten the future of...

Al Jazeera | 2019-11-16

Washington's TAIPEI Act will not solve Taiwan's problems

Taiwan needs a new approach to counter China's campaign to isolate it internationally. ......