Monday, 20 May 2019

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Taiwan weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. In Taipei, the capital, thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament, which ...

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Twitter posts revenue rise, surprise growth

LONDON: Twitter Inc. posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise rise in monthly active users, showing its efforts to delete spam accounts and better police posts were paying off by attracting more users and ad dollars. Twitter shares surged nearly 10 percent shortly after the first-quarter earnings announcement in premarket ...

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After global outage, Instagram is back now

Instagram services have been restored hours after the photsharing app suffered global outage on Wednesday . The Instagram used its  official Twitter account to  inform the users about restoration of the services. Users were not able to access  Facebook and its main products Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger most of ...

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Twitter co-founder Evan Williams leaving board

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter co-founder and one-time chief executive Evan Williams is stepping down from the board, leaving the one-to-many messaging service to focus on “other projects.” Williams will depart the Twitter board at the end of this month, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on ...

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South Africa forgives Sarfraz Ahmed after apology

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis has said South Africa has forgiven Sarfraz Ahmed for his on-field racist taunt during the second ODI in Durban. “We forgive him because he said sorry,” du Plessis said after South Africa’s training session, according to cricinfo. “He has apologised and taken responsibility for it. ...

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Minister accused in India’s growing #MeToo storm

NEW DELHI – India’s belated #MeToo movement snowballed Tuesday after several female journalists accused a minister in Narendra Modi’s government of sexual harassment and a producer alleged she was raped by a veteran Bollywood actor. Women journalists took to Twitter to allege how M.J. Akbar, a well-known former editor and ...

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Swara Bhaskar slams filmmaker for shaming rape victim

BOLLYWOOD actor Swara Bhaskar has landed in hot waters once again after she slammed an Indian politician for his contentious statement on rape survivors. The Veere Di Wedding starlet had taken to Twitter to express her displeasure at the statement issued by Kerala MLA, PC George on the nun who ...

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Kulsoom Nawaz passed away in London

LONDON: The funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will be held in London on Thursday at a local mosque, the PML-N said on Twitter. Her “funeral prayers will be offered in Regent Park Islamic Centre at 12:15 PM on Thursday. “The body will then be ...

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Shahid’s Instagram and Twitter account got hacked

BOLLYWOOD star Shahid Kapoor recently blessed with a baby boy. He is celebrating his special moments with wife Mira. But the sad news is, his social media accounts had been hacked, reported India Times. Someone took over his Instagram and Twitter accounts.  Notably, the actor was unaware of the tweets ...

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British diplomat prefers Urdu to wish Muslims Eid Mubarak

LONDON: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew used a unique way to wish Muslims throughout the country and beyond heartiest greetings on Eidul Azha. The UK envoy took to Twitter to send out the greetings from Islamabad cattle market in a video recorded in Urdu language. “Assalam walaikum, many ...

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