Monday , 25 September 2017

Anti-Trump protesters take to the streets for third night

Protesters demonstrating against the election of Donald Trump gathered in several U.S. cities for a third night on Friday, hours after the president-elect praised their “passion”. Thousands took to the streets in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, voicing anger at Trump’s inflammatory and often deeply …

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Facebook buys social media buzz tracker

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Friday announced it has bought startup CrowdTangle, which specializes in tracking hot content on social networks for media agencies and others. “Publishers around the world turn to CrowdTangle to surface stories that matter, measure their social performance and identify influencers,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an …

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New PSL set-up will face challenges: Mehmood

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Khalid Mehmood has backed the idea of making the Pakistan Super League (PSL) a separate entity, saying the decision will motivate the franchises but he warned that an overhaul in the government setup will pose a huge challenge for the lucrative league. The …

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Pakistani filmmaker Mobeen Ansari makes it to Jaipur International Film Festival

Photographer, painter, sculptor, author and now a filmmaker, Mobeen Ansari is set to screen his film at the coveted Jaipur International film festival in India. My film #Hellhole made it to Jaipur International Film Festival! List of selected films here: https://t.co/4kcjoB1kSs — Mobeen Ansari (@Mobeen_Ansari) November 7, 2016 Updated poster …

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Rest in peace: Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

LOS ANGELES: Canadian rock music icon Leonard Cohen predicted his own death in a letter to his muse Marianne Ihlen, a Norwegian woman he met while living on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s. A New Yorker profile of the singer recounted how, after being told in July …

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Casualties as explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan: NATO

No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurs as the Taliban step up nationwide attacks before the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs. At least six killed, 35 wounded in Afghanistan market blast “We can confirm that there was an explosion at Bagram Airfield …

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Death penalty gets boost in three US states

Donald Trump’s upset presidential election win has dominated global headlines, but for those against capital punishment, Election Day offered other surprise: three states voted to reinstate or otherwise support the death penalty. The measures voted through in Oklahoma, Nebraska and California via referendum are not expected to spark a sharp …

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London’s Tussauds gets to work on Trump wax figure

While London’s Madame Tussauds is showing off work well under way on its waxwork of Donald Trump, its Paris rival has found itself on the wrong side of a bet that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidency. The Musee Grevin has only just started to create its effigy of …

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Anti-Trump protests continue with sporadic violence

It is no surprise that social commerce is flourishing in Southeast Asia as Facebook and Instagram are among the most popular social networks where internet users spend up to 3.7 hours every day on average. Add to that Asia’s high mobile phone penetration, the fact that Southeast Asians are reluctant …

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Will social commerce stunt the growth of ecommerce in Asia?

It is no surprise that social commerce is flourishing in Southeast Asia as Facebook and Instagram are among the most popular social networks where internet users spend up to 3.7 hours every day on average. Add to that Asia’s high mobile phone penetration, the fact that Southeast Asians are reluctant …

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