Spotify’s latest feature makes us want to ditch JioSaavn, Apple Music

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-11-14

Spotify and augmented reality startup, Magic Leap, announced a new spatially-aware app for the headset that...

Apple launches MacBook Pro laptop with revamped keyboard

The Los Angeles Times | 2019-11-13

Apple Inc. introduced its first major update to the MacBook Pro laptop in three years Wednesday, adding a slightly larger screen to the top-end model, improved speakers, a better keyboard, and faster processors from Intel Corp. The new computer has a 16-inch screen, bigger than the 15.4-inch screen...

As recession takes hold, Hong Kong banks worry about risk of easier mortgage rules

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-11-14

By Clare Jim and Sumeet Chatterjee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Even as Hong Kong has reduced down-payment requirements to help young professionals and families to buy homes, banks are beefing up mortgage application standards to ensure that a recession does not saddle them with bad loans, bankers and...

Fed chief, Disney send Dow, S&P 500 to records

Reuters | 2019-11-14

An upbeat economic assessment from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and a solid start to Disney's streaming video service sent the Dow and S&P 500 to record closing highs. Conway G. Gittens reports. ......

UAE weight-loss story: 'I lost 28kg in 8 months, and ate pizza'

Gulf News | 2019-11-13

“I took away my kids' PlayStaytion 4,” says Syed Mehdi, a Pakistani expat based in Dubai. The 41-year-old had just won brownie points with his children a few months earlier when he returned home to Karachi, where the three currently live, so this was bad. This was really bad. But it was also tough...

Smoking associated with increased number of lung cancer deaths

The Siasat Daily | 2019-11-13

New Delhi: November has been declared as lung cancer awareness month to educate the people who are at a higher risk of the disease. Though several reasons are associated with lung cancer, the harmful effects of smoking are linked to about 80 per cent deaths. Lung cancer is the most common one, which...

Suarez: Barcelona may sign another number nine

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-11-14

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez concedes "it would not be strange" if the Catalans decided to sign another number nine. Suarez, 32, is now into his sixth season at Camp Nou after transferring from Liverpool in 2014 following a controversial World Cup for Uruguay. The striker has...

Barcelona job a possibility, says Netherlands coach Koeman

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-11-13

Ronald Koeman claims there is a "possibility" he could become Barcelona's next coach, but not before presiding over Netherlands' Euro 2020 campaign should they qualify. The 56-year-old spent six years at Barca as a player before later having a spell as...

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Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

Detroit news | 2019-11-14

La Paz, Bolivia – Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital Wednesday as the woman who claimed the presidency, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post...

Israel intensifies strikes in Gaza; death toll now 26

Detroit news | 2019-11-14

Gaza City, Gaza StripIsraeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets...

German gov't criminalizes upskirting, accident victim filming | 2019-11-13

BERLIN, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- The German government on Wednesday introduced a law to improve privacy protection through stricter punishment of both upskirting and...

1st Ebola vaccine approved

ABC7 | 2019-11-13

The world's first Ebola vaccine is finally approved, a critical move that opens the door for its use in countries at high risk for the infectious disease. Just...

Trump and Erdogan to meet amid strained US-Turkey relations

The Times of India | 2019-11-13

WASHINGTON: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump will meet as relations between the Nato allies are at their lowest point in...

French government under pressure after student sets himself on fire

Daily Star Lebanon | 2019-11-13

LYON, France: The French government Wednesday attempted to defuse the anger caused by the attempted suicide of a student who set himself alight to protest the...

Slovakia’s deadliest road accident in a decade leaves 13 dead

The Independent | 2019-11-13

A crash between a truck and a passenger bus has killed 12 people and injured 17 in western Slovakia. It is the central European country's deadliest road...

Open Minds Worldwide

Media use of “targeted killing” whitewashes Israeli attacks

The “pinpoint” strike or “targeted killing” is back. Mainstream media simply can’t resist such terms...

The Intercept | 2019-11-13

The Case of Rodney Reed

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Democracy Now | 2019-11-13

Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President of Bolivia

In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine Áñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack...

Democracy Now | 2019-11-13

Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Today

Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld...