After Apple, Google and Amazon, Facebook is working on its own smart speaker: Report

The Times of India | 2017-07-26

NEW DELHI: Tech giants of the Silicon Valley, be it Amazon, Google, Apple or Microsoft, are already betting big on artificial intelligence in the form of smart speakers. The only company left to join the bandwagon was Facebook. It looks like the social media company has finally taken the plunge and...

Microsoft makes MS Paint free on Windows Store after public outcry at its demise

Digital Spy | 2017-07-25

UPDATE: MS Paint has NOT been discontinued, it seems, as Microsoft has responded to the outpouring of nostalgic grief around the basic PC art program's demise after 32 years. Instead, it is shifting off the main Windows operating system and into the Windows Store – and it's free, too. In a...

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Asia shares mixed as Fed caution offsets Wall St, oil gains

Reflector | 2017-07-26

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Wednesday, with upward momentum from a record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices offset by investor caution ahead of the Fed’s upcoming interest rate decision. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.5 percent to 20,047.73 but...

Apple to build 3 ‘big’ manufacturing units in US: Trump

The Hindu | 2017-07-26

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to build three new manufacturing plants in the US, President Donald Trump has said. Mr. Trump said this in an interview to the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday....

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Charlie Gard's parents seek court permission to bring son home to die

CNN | 2017-07-25

London (CNN)The parents of the terminally ill British child Charlie Gard were seeking court permission Tuesday to bring their son home from hospital to die. In a surprise move, the family's lawyers and mother Connie Yates returned to the High Court after abandoning legal action Monday over treatment...

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Govt school teachers oppose dress code order

The Times of India | 2017-07-25

DEHRADUN: Various government school teachers' associations held meetings on Sunday and decided to oppose the state government's decision to implement a dress code for teachers and teaching staff from August 1. Last week the state had sent circulars to schools asking them to implement light blue...

New school building funded by India inaugurated in Nepal

Yahoo Daily News | 2017-07-23

Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) Indian envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated a school building in Udayapur district and laid the foundation stone for construction of a campus building for another educational institution in Basaha in the same district, for which India has extended NRs 66.44 million...

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Roger Federer odds-on to be ATP year-end no 1

Sporting Life | 2017-07-19

Roger Federer is odds-on to finish the year as world number one for a record-equalling sixth time. Sky Bet offer 8/15 that the new Wimbledon champion, who turns 36 next month, will finish the 2017 season on top of the ATP rankings. Were he to do so, Federer would become the oldest world number one...

Federer tells young stars to up their game

LONDON - Roger Federer only just managed bed before breakfast after his latest Wimbledon triumph, but even that exertion could not throw him off his game. Fresh from a 5am night out, he was still able to deliver a few serious home truths to those further down the chain who so struggle to usurp him....



Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba will help fill leadership gap at Manchester United

This is Money | 2017-07-25

Jose Mourinho will miss Wayne Rooney’s influence around Manchester United, but has no doubt the likes of Paul Pogba will step up to lead the club into an exciting new era. After three largely drab years following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, the Portuguese was brought in to give the Old Trafford...

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Atlanta Journal | 2017-07-26

Vatican Cardinal Pell faces Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing...

Herald Tribune | 2017-07-26

Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) " Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter...

DNA India | 2017-07-26

UK to ban sales of petrol and diesel-fuelled cars from 2040: Report

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WorldNews.com | 2017-07-26

Federal Court Blocks DC's Concealed Carry Law on Second Amendment Grounds

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WorldNews.com | 2017-07-25

Swiss Police Arrest Chainsaw Attacker After Capture In Thalwil, Report Says

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WorldNews.com | 2017-07-25

Italian Government Seeks Code Of Conduct For Humanitarian Groups Operating Rescue Ships

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Al Jazeera | 2017-07-26

Kashmir: The communalisation of a political dispute

The Kashmir issue was always a political one until interested parties pushed for a communal...

Alternet | 2017-07-26

WaPo Worships a Principled, Humanitarian McCain Who Has Never Existed

He uses the rhetorical bludgeon of “human rights” as an arbitrary tool to push for war and demonize...

Alternet | 2017-07-26

Modern-Day Eugenics? Prisoners Sterilized for Shorter Sentences

A Tennessee judge says he wants to give inmates a chance "not to be burdened with children." A...