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Explosion in the busiest city in US

An explosion reportedly took place near New York’s port authority in Manhattan, US, on Monday. Reports say, four people sustained “non life-threatening injuries" in the explosion. Police have taken one person under custody and are yet to identify the device used. A pipe bomb detonation is suspected by police.

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Woman uses alcohol for this; 10 left homeless

A woman in Cincinnati, USA, reportedly tried to get rid of bedbugs using alcohol which was then ignited by an open flame, causing a large fire to break out. This ultimately burnt down a housing complex shared by several families. This accident left three hospitalized due to smoke inhalation and 10 homeless.

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This 6–year-old earned $11 million on YouTube – Here’s how

With over one crore subscribers, the YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview featuring reviews of toys and chocolates by Ryan, a 6-year-old boy from the United States has made over $11 million (over Rs.70 crore), earning him a spot in the Forbes annual list of highest-earning YouTubers.

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Popular actress' perfume banned in Australia, New Zealand for this reason

Many Hollywood actresses have their own range of perfumes, clothing, accessories, etc. Kim Kardhashian is one such name known for her range of perfumes. However, the actress' Fragrance line, ‘Crystal Gardenia,’ can't be transported to Australia and New Zealand since they contain a high level of alcohol and is marked 'hazardous' and 'flammable' by various shipping carriers.

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Pregnant and finding it tough to quit smoking? Study suggests way

A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has suggested doctors to give pregnant women who are trying to quit smoking, nicotine replacement therapy in the form of adhesive patch, chewing gum, lozenges, nose spray, or inhaler, as an alternative.

 

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Family reveals Sherin Mathews' burial location

Amid intense press attention, the burial location of Sherin Mathews' body which was kept a secret has been made public. Reports say, her family revealed that Sherin Mathews' headstone is located in a cemetery at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas. Notably, Sherin's body was found on October 22 after she disappeared from her family's home on October 7 and a private ceremony was held on October 31 for Sherin.

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Chicago shocker: Indian student shot in face, in serious condition

An Indian student, Mohammed Akbar was shot in the cheek by an unidentified group of assailants over an argument that ensued in the parking lot in Alabny Park neighbourhood in Chicago on Saturday morning. Locals rushed him to a nearby hospital, where his condition is said to be serious.

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Popular actor accused of repeatedly molesting actress

Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffmann was reportedly accused of repeated molestation by his ex- co-star Kathryn Rossetter, who alleges that the incident took place when they were working on a Broadway production. The actor was quoted as saying that he did not remember that episode from more than 30 years ago. This is the second allegation against the actor; the first one was by Anna Hunter, who worked as an intern on the sets of one of his films.

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Selfie monkey gets this huge honour

Animal rights group PETA has reportedly honoured the crested black macaque, famous for his grinning selfie, with the title ‘Person of the Year’. The Indonesian monkey named Naruto pressed the shutter button of a camera set up by British nature photographer David Slater on the island of Sulawesi in 2011. PETA said the title is given to Naruto to recognise that ‘he is someone, not something’.

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Time magazine names ‘Silence Breakers‘ as Person of the Year for this inspiring reason

Time Magazine names ‘Silence Breakers ‘ – women who publicly shared their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment as “Person of the Year" collectively. The magazine cover features women including Taylor Swift and Ashley Judd who spoke out against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, spurring millions of women to do the same, triggering the use of #MeToo which was used by women to share their horrifying experiences of sexual abuse and harassment, thus highlighting and voicing a serious issue. Time magazine calls them “the voices that launched a movement.”

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World’s biggest Starbucks opened here

Starbucks opened its largest branch till date in Shanghai on December 5. The outlet spans 30,000 square feet and has a maximum capacity of 1,200 customers. The cafe promises a unique experience for its customers through its stunning interiors, in–house bakery and a tea bar constructed with 3D printed materials. This Starbucks also houses a cofee library. 

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First-ever pizza party in space!

Astronauts at the International Space Station had the first-ever pizza party. Pictures and a video over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies have been doing the rounds on social media. The six-member crew could be seen pulling out the flatbread, tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives, olive oil, anchovy paste and pesto. The astronauts, after making their own individual-size pizzas, tossed and twirled them like floating Frisbees, before heating and devouring them.

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Vijay Mallya not a fraud, said at court

The defence team of Vijay Mallya on Tuesday reportedly argued that there was no evidence to support the case of fraud presented against him by the Government of India. Notably, a case of fraud and money laundering of amount Rs 9,000 crores is being heard by the Westminster’s court.

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Good news for this US visa applicants

The US government earlier said that it would delay the implementation of exempting immigrants who create companies and employ Americans, into the US without visa till March 2018. Following this, a federal judge ruled against the delay on Friday and said that it cannot further delay its implementation. Commonly known as ‘startup visa’, the rule would allow foreign start-up founders into the U.S. without a visa.

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Virat Kohli annoyed with SL team

Annoyed with the Sri Lankan team, Indian captain Virat Kohli declared the innings at the score of 536/7 on Day 2 of the third Test at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. Sri Lankan players continually complained about the smog and wanted to leave the field. The play was interrupted for almost 20 mins. On the other hand, SL wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella welcomed Kohli decision with a laugh.

 

 


 

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Suicide Attack: At least 6 dead

According to reports, at least six people including a woman and a child were killed in a suicide attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday. A suicide bomber drove a motorcycle into a crowd that had gathered in a sports stadium for a demonstration in support for President Ashraf Ghani. 13 more have been reported injured. Reports say that the death toll could rise as some of the wounded were in a serious condition.

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Did Jesus have a brother named James?

Researchers from the University of Texas have reportedly discovered an ancient Nag Hammadi Codex documents at the Oxford University detailing Jesus' relationship with a brother called James. The Greek-language scripture is being labelled as part of a manuscript, a collection of early Christian writings discovered in Egypt back in 1945. According to the researchers, the documents mention secret teachings from Jesus to James, described as the Christian messiah’s brother.

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Teen goes to extreme lengths to look like this actress

Iranian girl Sahar Tabar is the latest to take Instagram by storm for the efforts she had put in to look like Hollywood celebrity and icon Angelina Jolie. However, the 19-year-old, has also earned her share of brickbats, with several people calling her appearance as being like zombie- and ghost-like. The buzz is that the teenager has had over 50 plastic surgeries on her while some dismissed the feat as a result of prosthetics and makeup.

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Terrorists in Burqa, attack Pakistan college

Disguised in burqas, terrorists reportedly bombarded an agricultural university in Pakistan’s Peshawar on Friday, injuring at least five people. Pakistani Taliban outfit allegedly claimed the attack saying the attack was made for “a safe house of the military Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency”. The Taliban terrorists in Pakistan have been attacking the country in an attempt to get control of the country to impose strict Islamic laws.

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Sherin Mathews physically abused before the murder?

The 3-year-old girl Sherin Mathews, who was 'accidentally' murdered by her adopted father reportedly had injuries and broken bones that appeared to be happened in different time periods as they were in various healing stages. A doctor testified the above allegations before the court. She was adopted from India and was 'accidentally' murdered by her father allegedly as she refused to drink milk.

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