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Day: September 11, 2016

Facebook testing new Twitter like feature for News Feed
ENGLISH, Technology

Facebook testing new Twitter like feature for News Feed

    Facebook's What friends are talking about section appears right on top of the news feed in form of a small card. Facebook is reportedly testing a new Twitter-like feature that will curate top recent posts from friends and display them in a small section at the top of News Feed. According to Mashable, the social media giant has rolled out the feature for a small group of people and it may not be available for all Facebook users as of now. Mashable spotted the feature called ‘What friends are talking about’ in Facebook app on an Android device. The site posted a screenshot, which displays top posts from friends, one below another. Number of people who’ve commented on each post can also be seen. Facebook’s ‘What friends are talking about’ section appears right on top of the n...
Man running one of the biggest Nordic banks issues Brexit warning
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Man running one of the biggest Nordic banks issues Brexit warning

    The man running the Nordic region’s biggest bank says the European Union needs to brace itself for the possibility that it will take up to half a decade before Britain can extract itself from the bloc. Speaking in an interview with Finnish broadcaster YLE TV1 on Saturday, Nordea Bank AB Chief Executive Officer Casper von Koskull said the Brexit process that has rocked the EU is still plagued by “a lot of uncertainties.” “I think this came as a bit of a surprise for the Brits themselves,” von Koskull said. “Now it may well be that this will be a process that lasts three, four or five years.” Because there’s still no clear roadmap for how to proceed, “it may be that the Brexit process will not be started until after two years,” he said. “And then it will take many years to f...
Keith Vaz’s wife forgives MP for cheating on her with male prostitutes
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Keith Vaz’s wife forgives MP for cheating on her with male prostitutes

    Keith Vaz's wife has opened up about her devastation following sordid revelations that her husband had paid male prostitutes for sex. Maria Fernandes said that despite her initial shock, she forgives her husband of 23 years for cheating on her. The wife of the Labour MP, said that the reports of her husband's infidelities had come "out of the blue" and she had considered leaving him. However, the 57-year-old said that she has decided to give him a second chance to save her marriage. The devoted wife added that she still loves her husband, but said he "needs to change or he'll be slung out". In a candid interview with the Mail on Sunday, Maria described her shock when he first told her that he was about to be exposed in a sex scandal. "He said something was going to break [...
Commons committee to debate about leak of Saudi arms sales report
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Commons committee to debate about leak of Saudi arms sales report

    Andrew Tyrie, the Liaison Committee’s Tory chairman, believes the leak is among the most serious and disruptive Westminster has seen. MPs and parliamentary staff face the prospect of an extraordinary trawl of their emails by private investigators, as anger grows over a leak of a report into Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Independent has learnt that a Commons committee is poised to debate taking the unprecedented step and that its chairman believes a demand for a probe must be taken seriously.The move would be a backlash against the BBC’s Newsnight being handed extensive details about a forthcoming report into whether weapons sales to the Saudis should be banned. The leak revealed a draft report by the parliamentary committee charged with scrutinising arms export...
9/11 anniversary: How the world changed in 15 years
America, ENGLISH

9/11 anniversary: How the world changed in 15 years

    The attacks that were claimed by the Islamic radical organisation Al-Qaeda would change the global order of things forever. It was just another regular working day in New York City, when an American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Centre, soon followed by a United Airlines flight crashing into the south tower. The devastation was not just limited to New York. A third plane flew into a wing of the Pentagon, right outside Washington DC, while another crashed at a field in Pennsylvania. America was witnessing its most dreadful attack. The death of more than 3000 people had left the country scarred for years to come. September 11, 2001 was a defining moment, not just for America but for the world at large. The attacks that were claimed by th...