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Uber introduces new features to make riding easier

Uber India has reportedly launched several new features on Friday which include ‘request for a guest’, ‘call to ride’, and AI-enabled offline search ability for its users. The cab aggregator has also launched Uber lite web that will allow riders using feature phones or smartphones non-compatible with the latest Uber app to easily access through website.

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After 17 years, Indian woman wins Miss World 2017

Indian woman Manushi Chhillar reportedly won the Miss World beauty pageant title of the year 2017. Manushi Chillar is a 21-year-old medical student who studied in St Thomas school in Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College in Sonepat. Reportedly, Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian to be crowned with top honours and Priyanka Chopra was last crowned with the title in 2000. Notably, around 108 women from across the world participated in the beauty pageant.

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Facebook announces new app

Facebook has announced a new app called Facebook Creator for video creators to help them join and manage their communities. The app reportedly allows users to open and close live broadcasts and offers custom live stickers for easy interaction. Reports say, the app has been launched for iOS platform and will soon roll out for Android users.

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Sherin Mathews' foster mother arrested in US

According to reports, the foster mother of the three-year-old Indian girl Sherin Mathews found dead last month has been arrested and charged with child abandonment. Reportedly, police alleged that the Indian-American couple left Sherin home alone the night before she was reported missing.

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Suicide bomb attack outside marriage hall in Afghanistan, 7 dead

According to reports, at least seven persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a marriage hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Reports said that the security officials outside the hall stopped the suicide bomber when he tried to enter the hall and checked him. Suddenly the man exploded the bombs. Most of the killed are police personnel, reports added.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s painting sells for world record price

Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year-old painting become the world's most expensive painting sold for Rs 2,900 crore ($450.3 million) at an auction on Wednesday in New York City. The oil painting depicting Jesus Christ holding a crystal orb, called “Saviour of the World”, is one of fewer paintings by da Vinci known to exist.

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North Korea 'sentences Trump to death' for insulting Kim Jong-un

According to reports, North Korean state media ‘sentenced US President Donald Trump to death’ for calling their supreme leader Kim Jong-un “short and fat”. Reportedly, the country’s ruling party newspaper said, “The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”

 

 


 

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This country’s citizens voted in favor of same-sex marriage

Thousands of people who support same-sex marriage took to the streets of Australia to celebrate as the results of same-sex marriage was announced. The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reportedly vowed to move a bill before Christmas to ensure equality in marriage. Reportedly, as much as 62% of the population voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

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4 out of 10 sperm whales stranded in Indonesia beach dead

Despite massive efforts of rescuers and locals, four sperm whales reportedly died after they stranded on an Indonesian beach. While 10 whales stranded, rescuers managed to push five of them back to the sea and saved them. It is speculated that the whales might have got lost or could have followed their leader. However, an autopsy will reportedly be done to know the exact cause of their death.

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4 dead, 10 injured as gunman opens fire in California

At least four people died and 10 injured when a gunman reportedly carrying a semi-automatic weapon and a handgun opened fire in Northern California. The injured include two children. Reportedly, he opened fire at multiple locations. According to local media reports, the suspect was shot dead.

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Saudi Arabia approves Yoga as sports activity

Saudi Arabian government has reportedly approved Yoga as a sports activity according to a Facebook post by Nouf Marwaai, founder of the Arab Yoga Foundation. “Here is a day, that finally practising yoga is no more a deviant behaviour in Saudi,” she wrote in her post.Later on Tuesday, yoga guru Swami Ramdev tweeted appreciating the move taken by Saudi government.

 

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Man arrested for having sex with pony at children’s zoo

According to media reports, a 23-year-old man sexually assaulted a pony at a children’s zoo in Berlin. A babysitter who walked by took a picture of the incident and reported to the zoo officials. The suspect from Syria has been arrested on charges of violating the Animal Welfare Act and causing a public nuisance through sexual acts.

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Massive earthquake, death toll rises to 330

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude hit the northern border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night causing wide-spread destruction and loss of life. Reports say post-earthquake, the death toll has risen to 330 and over 3,950 were injured. More than 70,000 people are reportedly in need of emergency shelter.

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Earthquake hits Costa Rica

The US Geological Survey reportedly said that an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hit the coast of Costa Rica on Sunday night. Further, the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, tweeted that no tsunami warning had been issued. Notably, an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude was also recorded in the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night.

 

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Massive earthquake, at least 130 people dead

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has reportedly been recorded near the border between Iran and Iraq in the Middle East on Sunday night. Reports say, the earthquake triggered landslides and led to the collapse of several buildings causing severe destruction and loss of life. According to media reports, at least 129 people were killed and over 300 injured, more casualties feared.

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Instagram's new feature lets users do this

Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature to allow users to search and follow hashtags. Reports say, only a few users can access the feature right now. However, when fully released the service will let users chose popular and recent posts based on their interests.

 

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Football player banned for kicking fan in the head

Marseille player Patrice Evra kicked one of his team’s fan in the head during a warm-up before the Europa League Match with Vitoria Guimaraes on November 2. Following this incident, the 36-year-old player has reportedly been banned by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) until June 2018. Report say, the player had gone over to talk to the fans, however, the situation escalated suddenly.

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Company offers lifetime supply of liquor for Rs 1 lakh

As part of Alibaba’s annual Singles Day shopping holiday on Saturday, Jiang Xiaobai Liquor Company is reportedly offering a lifetime supply of baijiu liquor for a single payment of Rs 1 lakh. The first 33 customers to buy the lifetime supply of booze will receive 12 bottles of baijiu every month until their demise and can leave the steady stream of alcohol to a family member if they die within five years of their purchase.

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Man detained for carrying baby python in his pants

A 19-year-old man was reportedly found carrying a baby python in his pants when police overheard a loud argument and noticed “a significant bulge in his trousers” and detained him in Darmstadt in Germany. TNIE reports say, the man was in a drunken state and when the police searched him they pulled out a 35-centimetre (14 inches) baby king python.

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Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy, TV series

Disney on Thursday announced plans for a new “Star Wars” trilogy and live-action TV series. During an earnings meeting, the company’s CEO, Bob Iger, announced that director Rian Johnson will take the new films. Reportedly, the new trilogy will feature completely new characters. The live-action “Star Wars” TV series is expected to go on air in Disney’s entertainment streaming service that is expected to launch by the end of 2019.

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