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    WhatsApp finally introduces "always mute" feature, Tweeple go crazy

    The WhatsApp feature that most of the app's users have always dreamt about has finally arrived; WhatsApp now allows its users to mute chats forever. We know it sounds too good to be true, but trust us, we aren't kidding. WhatsApp previously allowed its users to mute its chats for eight hours, a week, or a year, compelling people to return to their annoying family groups after a...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Ten best books ever published (part two)

    A few days ago, I wrote the first part of what I think are the best books that have ever been published. This is part two; you can find part one here. Night Watch "There were plotters, there was no doubt about it. Some had been ordinary people who'd had enough. Some were young people with no money who objected to the fact that the world was run by old people who were rich. Some were in it to get...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Kovalam Diaries Day 2: The darkness reveals

    The grass is always greener on the other side, the darkness revealed. Sitting on the Zachariah stand, overlooking the Kovalam FC football ground, the world felt a little different. It was just 8 pm, but the day's activities had all come to a halt in Arumanoor. Families had locked their gates, perhaps even eaten their dinners, and were settling in to sleep. A contrast from the cities where life begins...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Kapil Dev hospitalised due to heart issues; Shikhar Dhawan, others wish him speedy recovery

    India's legendary cricketer and first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev underwent an angioplasty on Friday after complaining of chest pain. He is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days, said the hospital where he is admitted. As the news broke, "get well soon" messages for the legend flooded the Internet. The 61-year-old...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Could dust clouds bring in COVID-19? North Korea has issued warning to its citizens

    Even as the world struggles with the COVID-19 menace, North Korea -- Kim Jong Un's totalitarian nation -- has not reported even a single coronavirus case so far and apparently has shoot-to-kill orders to prevent the virus entering the country. But now, the secretive state has a new warning for its citizens -- "yellow virus-laden" dust blowing in from...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Sewage can reveal COVID outbreak in your locality: Here's what you should know

    As researchers around the world study the novel coronavirus and its related factors to develop a better understanding of the highly contagious disease, a sewage study has revealed wastewater can help in detecting COVID-19 in the localities. Recent findings of a UK project state traces of COVID-19 can be successfully detected in sewage, providing health officials an...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus India update: What you need to know today

    In today's good news, coronavirus recoveries in India have crossed 69 lakh, while the number of infections reported in the last 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fifth consecutive day. According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday, India's COVID-19 case tally rose to 77,61,312 with 54,366 new infections, while the death toll climbed to 1,17,306 with 690 fatalities, the...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 crisis will push 150-175 million more people into extreme poverty: UN expert

    As the world continues to battle against the novel coronavirus, between 150 million and 175 million more people will fall into extreme poverty due to the pandemic, an expert said at the UN. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Olivier De Schutter said that between 150 million and 175 million more people will fall into extreme poverty due to the...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    WATCH: Dubai sets record for world's biggest fountain

    Dubai is one of the most sought tourist destinations, and now it has a new amazing attraction. With multicoloured lights and jets of water blasting into the night sky, the United Arab Emirates' newest attraction set a world record on Thursday as the largest fountain ever. Located at The Pointe in Dubai's waterfront Palm Jumeirah area, the glitzy Palm Fountain was unveiled in a launch that was...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    The final Biden-Trump presidential debate: Key highlights, and the 'hero' mute button

    Unlike the first US presidential debate which was marred by chaos, insults and endless interruptions, the final debate between Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden was "civilised" as the two men were more restrained, perhaps, due to the threat of mute button. It clearly worked. Let's look at the key highlights of the...

    • 17 hrs ago

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