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Day: December 18, 2017

Facebook admits that social media may be bad for you
ENGLISH, Life Style

Facebook admits that social media may be bad for you

    Scrolling through Facebook can leave people feeling worse afterward, the social network has admitted. David Ginsberg, Facebook's director of research, and Moira Burke, research scientist, made the surprising admission on Friday in a blogpost that highlighted the downsides of using the website. They detailed research from University of Michigan, which found that students randomly assigned to read Facebook for 10 minutes were in a worse mood at the end of the day than those who talked to friends or posted on the website. They also revealed how a study from UC San Diego and Yale found that people who clicked on about four times as many links as the average person, or who liked twice as many posts, reported worse mental health than average. Though the causes aren’t cl...
Uber driver held over British diplomat’s murder in Lebanon
Arab world, ENGLISH

Uber driver held over British diplomat’s murder in Lebanon

    An Uber driver with previous criminal violations has been arrested over the murder of UK diplomat Rebecca Dykes in Beirut, a senior Lebanese security source has said. The Lebanese national is said to have confessed to killing the 30-year-old Briton, whose body was found early on Saturday by the side of a highway east of the Lebanese capital. Who was UK diplomat Rebecca Dykes? Police who say the killing was not politically motivated are being assisted by Uber in their investigation, a spokesman for the mobile taxi firm said. We are horrified by this senseless act of violence, they added. Our hearts are with the victim and her family. We are working with authorities to assist their investigation in any way they can. Earlier, a local forensics officer told the Asso...
Putin thanks Trump for tip that prevented terror attack
America, ENGLISH

Putin thanks Trump for tip that prevented terror attack

    Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Trump during a call on Sunday for information that helped prevent a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, Russia's Interfax news agency reported. Putin asked Trump to thank the director of the CIA and agency operatives for sharing the information, according to the report, which cited the Kremlin. The Russian president also assured Trump that Russian intelligence officials would immediately pass on any information the obtain on terrorist threats against the U.S., the Russian news outlet added. "The Russian President thanked his American colleague for the information passed on by the Central Intelligence Agency, which helped detain a group of terrorists preparing explosions in St Petersburg's Kazansky Cathedral and oth...
Cabbie killed in horror crash in Birmingham was on last job
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cabbie killed in horror crash in Birmingham was on last job

    The taxi driver killed in a crash in Birmingham that claimed six lives called his wife to say he was on his last job and would soon be heading home. Father-of-six Imtiaz Mohammed - described as a very nice guy, caring and hard-working died in the early hours of Sunday in the horrific crash. The 33-year-old's passengers, a man and a woman, were also killed as the cab ended up on its side at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway near the city centre. Three men were also killed after being thrown from their car during the crash shortly before 1am. A fourth man travelling in the vehicle, believed to be an Audi S3, remains critical in hospital. Noorshad Mohammed, 32, said his brother had called his wife just before the crash: It was his last job of the night... Th...
BJP ousts Congress in Himachal
Asia, ENGLISH

BJP ousts Congress in Himachal

    The BJP was set on Monday to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh from the Congress, winning 19 seats and leading in 25 in hard fought Assembly elections, although its two top leaders were worsted in the contest. Needing 35 seats to control the 68-member House, the Bharatiya Janata Party was on course to win 44 the Congress had bagged 11 seats and led in 10 others. An Independent and the CPI-M got one seat each. The Congress accepted defeat in Himachal Pradesh, which went to the polls on November 9. Among its prominent winners were outgoing Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh (Arki) and his son Vikramaditya Singh (Shimla Rural), who entered the Assembly for the first time. State BJP chief Satpal Satti was humiliated in Una by Satpal Singh Razda of Congress while the BJP’s Chief Mini...