Android 8.0 gets an official name, Oreo

The Times of India | 2017-08-22

NEW DELHI: Google, exactly five months after unveiling the first beta build for the Android O mobile operating system, has given it an official name - Oreo. The 8.0 Android version was unveiled at the time of the solar eclipse event. The search giant few days already confirmed that it will be...

Smartphone separation anxiety becoming widespread: Study

DNA India | 2017-08-21

Smartphone addiction, and anxiety caused by being separated from the devices, is getting worse as people are increasingly seeing their devices as an extension of themselves, a study has warned. Smartphones have become an integral part of living, penetrating deep into everyday life as "an...


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BHP to quit U.S. shale business as annual profit surges

Yahoo Daily News | 2017-08-22

By James Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global mining giant BHP Billiton committed to quitting its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas business on Tuesday, as it posted a surge in annual underlying profit to $6.7 billion. The world's biggest mining house, which was buoyed by a recovery in industrial...


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Scientists begin patient trials for multi-drug resistant malaria in Africa

Xinhua | 2017-08-21

by David Musyoka NAIROBI, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Medical scientists have launched a patient trial for KAF156, a next-generation antimalarial compound with the potential to treat drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite in Africa. Global healthcare firms, Novatis and Medicines for Malaria Ventre...

In health push, Singapore gets soda makers to cut sugar content

The Times of India | 2017-08-21

SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Singapore's prime minister has urged people to drink water, eat wholemeal bread and choose brown rice over white in a health push that began with an agreement from soda makers to reduce the sugar content in drinks sold in the country. The campaign is aimed at curbing...


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An alternative school in rural Kerala is teaching tribal children life lessons

Your Story | 2017-08-21

When the government provides amenities to SC/ST students, it is with the hope of helping them cope with their...

Liberal hero Noam Chomsky joins University of Arizona staff

Federal News Radio | 2017-08-18

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has hired noted academic and social critic hero to the political left Noam Chomsky as a new faculty member in its linguistics department. Chomsky is joining the faculty this month and will start teaching part time in 2018. The 88-year-old, who has...


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Tennis-American teen Tiafoe upsets Zverev in Cincinnati

This is Money | 2017-08-17

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Unseeded American teenager Frances Tiafoe upset red-hot Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. World number seven Zverev, who stunned Roger Federer in the Montreal final last week after claiming the title in Washington D.C., was...

Tennis: Indian squad for Davis Cup tie against Canada announced

MENA FN | 2017-08-15

(MENAFN - NewsBytes) Tennis: Indian squad for Davis Cup tie against Canada announced 15 Aug 2017 The Indian team for the upcoming Davis Cup World Group play-off against Cana... ......

Rooney becomes second to score 200 Premier League goals

DNA India | 2017-08-22

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has become just the second player to net 200 goals in the Premier League with his strike against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. The former...

Neymar slams Barcelona bosses after scoring brace in PSG home debut

Hindustan Times | 2017-08-21

Paris Saint-Germain’s world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”. The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar...

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Top Stories Worldwide | 2017-08-22

Gunman Ambushes, Wounds Ohio Judge Who Pulls Out Gun And Shoots Him

A gunman waiting outside a Steubenville, Ohio courthouse Monday injured a judge when he “ambushed” him as he walked to work before the judge pulled out a weapon... | 2017-08-21

Headless, Limbless Torso Found Hours After Danish Inventor Admits Journalist Died On Craft

Hours after a Danish inventor was charged with killing a journalist in his homemade submarine after he admitted in court she died on board the craft, a headless...

WPTV | 2017-08-21

US to investigate Navy accidents at sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a wide investigation into recent Navy accidents at sea. This follows another US Navy warship accident in Asian...

Metro | 2017-08-21

Big Ben to fall silent for four years from 12 noon

The bell inside the Elizabeth Tower will go silent for the next four years (apart from special occasions) (Picture: Getty) Big Ben will fall silent on Monday...

Yahoo Daily News | 2017-08-21

China to relaunch one of the world's fastest bullet trains

BEIJING (AP) -- China is relaunching one of the world's fastest bullet trains, running at 350 kilometers (217 miles) per hour....

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Alternet | 2017-08-22

White Communities Need to Do More to Ferret Out Terrorists in Their Midst

Muslim communities have been speaking up for years. There was a time, not that long ago, when Donald...

Creators Syndicate | 2017-08-22

The Knockdown, Drag-Out Society

Civilized disagreement — that's one thing. But flagrant insult, direct or strongly implied, as...

The Miami Herald | 2017-08-22

Local clergy stand united against hatred and extremism

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” Elie Wiesel...

The Washington Post | 2017-08-22

The immigrant hordes are already here! Or not.

Trump exploits Americans’ tendency to overestimate how many living here were born abroad. ......