Google Maps Briefly Renames Senate Office Building After McCain

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York proposed the idea of renaming the Russell Senate Office Building for McCain in a statement released shortly after the senator’s death. By: Bloomberg | Published: September 4, 2018 8:51:19 am Google Maps did not wait to see if lawmakers renamed a Senate office building for Senator John McCain. The Russell Senate […]

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Venkaiah Naidu to speak in US to commemorate Vivekananda’s Chicago speech

The WHC, held every four years, is expected to be attended by over 2,500 Hindus from more than 80 countries and is being organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad America. By: PTI | Washington | Published: September 4, 2018 9:09:21 am In his first visit to the US as vice president, M Venkaiah Naidu will address people of Indian origin […]

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Egypt’s president ratifies law to monitor social media

In August, the president ratified an anti-cybercrime law empowering authorities to order the blocking of websites that publish content considered a threat to national security. By: AP | Cairo | Published: September 2, 2018 10:32:48 am Egypt’s presidency has ratified a controversial legislation imposing regulations on social media that is says aims to crack down on fake news. […]

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ISIS man jailed for life over terror plot to assassinate UK PM Theresa May

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman had been convicted of preparing acts of terrorism at the end of a trial in July after it was claimed he wanted to bomb the gates of 10 Downing Street, kill guards and then attack the British Prime Minister with a knife or a gun. By: PTI | London | Published: August 31, 2018 10:38:55 […]

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Bolivian woman might be world’s oldest at nearly 118

In her long life, she has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia and the transformation of her rural town of Sacaba from 3,000 people to a bustling city of more than 175,000 in five decades. By: AP | Updated: August 29, 2018 10:14:04 am Julia Flores Colque still sings with joy in her indigenous Quechua […]

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Surveillance State: E-platform in China to air ‘safe, true news’ from govt media

It will be called Piyao, which means ‘denying a rumour’ in Chinese. It will include a website, a mobile app and social media accounts with social media giants Weibo and WeChat. Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Beijing | Published: August 31, 2018 6:16:26 am China has decided to to set up a national-level online platform to identify fake […]

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Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

The residents are keeping a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Miriam, spinning in the Pacific Ocean some 2,000 miles to the east and expected to become a hurricane by the time it approaches the islands. By: Reuters | Published: August 29, 2018 7:41:23 am Flash flood warnings were issued on Tuesday for the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with […]

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Chinese given the right to larger families, but few interested

Couples have increasingly delayed having even one child as they devote more time to other goals, such as building their careers. The skyrocketing cost of raising children in booming China has also given many prospective parents pause. Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Beijing | Published: August 29, 2018 6:16:30 am China has started laying the grounds for ending […]

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Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death

President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Twitter to McCain’s family but hasn’t issued a presidential proclamation with an order lowering the flags. By: AP | Washington | Updated: August 27, 2018 9:46:01 pm The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff. […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa takes oath as US censure hangs over vote

Thousands of Zimbabweans, some bussed in, and foreign leaders including South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa and Paul Kagame of Rwanda gathered at Harare’s national stadium for Sunday’s swearing-in. By: Reuters | Harare | Published: August 26, 2018 7:26:32 pm Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabwe to unite behind his presidency on Sunday, as he took the oath of office following a […]

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