Twitter gives customers 30 days to offboard state-controlled news media ads
2019-08-20

Social media giant Twitter said in a statement on Monday that customers will have 30 days to offboard state-controlled media advertisements. "Today, we are updating our advertising policies with re

Trump: Google Should Be Sued For Manipulating Millions Of Votes For Clinton In 2016
2019-08-20

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Google should be sued after a report emerged that the company manipulated between two and 16 million votes in favor of Hilary Clinton in the 2016 presid

Study says Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients
2019-08-20

Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed. The findings of the study suggest that youths with psychiatric diso

Alzheimer's in women: Could midlife stress play a role?
2019-08-20

For reasons as yet unknown, Alzheimer's disease is more likely to affect women. However, new research sheds light on the potential impact of stress on their cognitive functioning. Alzheimer's disea

New research identifies brain molecules that play key role in anxiety
2019-08-19

Scientists have found that increasing the levels of a molecule in a particular part of the brain can reduce anxious temperament in young monkeys. New research identifies brain molecules that play a

German Interior Minister threatens to deport refugees who regularly travelled to their countries
2019-08-18

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, representing the Bavarian wing of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, has suggested sending asylum seekers home from Germany if they have regul

Dutch Princess Christina Dies After Cancer Battle
2019-08-17

Princess Christina, youngest sister of Beatrix who ruled the Netherlands till her abdication in 2013, died Friday aged 72 after suffering from bone cancer, the royal family Princess Christina, young

Report says that Trump wants to buy Greenland
2019-08-16

President Donald Trump is asking advisers if it is possible for the US to buy Greenland, according to a report. Trump has expressed interest in the self-governing part of Denmark -- which is mostly

Google insider leaks docs revealing search engine
2019-08-15

Google appears to have maintained a ‘blacklist’ for dozens of websites on one of its mobile apps, as well as a ‘fringe ranking’ system that scored sites for “quality,&r

Microsoft's latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data
2019-08-15

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the help of employees and contractors. A spokesperson f

Family's Saudi woman activist says Loujain rejects release deal tied to denying torture
2019-08-13

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in cust

Verizon sells early social-media darling Tumblr
2019-08-13

Verizon is selling Tumblr, a darling of early social media, to the owner of blogging platform WordPress. Tumblr is known for its devoted fan base and has been home to angry posts from celebrities l

US ban on govt contracts with Huawei & other Chinese tech firms comes into force
2019-08-13

The ban on federal purchases of equipment and services from five Chinese companies, including tech giant Huawei and ZTE, took effect on Tuesday morning in the United States. The interim rule titled

Many states against T-Mobile's Sprint merger, Oregon too
2019-08-13

Oregon has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the merger of US wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, the New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the lawsuit along w

Russia asks Google to stop advertising Moscow protests on YouTube
2019-08-12

Russia’s state communications watchdog has called on Google on Sunday to stop promoting “illegal mass events” on YouTube following renewed protests in Moscow. Tens of thousands of

Pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat
2019-08-10

Two million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday amid the summer heat and regional tensions for a vigil to atone for their sins and seek God’s forgiveness as part

Observatory: Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Turkey's southwest
2019-08-08

An earthquake of 5.7 magnitude rocked Turkey’s southwestern city of Denizli on Thursday, the country’s monitoring service said, sending about two dozen people to hospital though there we

Israel enroots Amos-17 satellite to target orbit
2019-08-08

Space Communication said on Wednesday its Amos-17 communications satellite was launched into space and was enroute to its orbital position after separating from its SpaceX rocket. The Israeli satel