• Apple to build new $1 billion campus in US’ Texas

    Apple to build new $1 billion campus in US’ Texas
    Published Date : 13-Dec-2018 7:50:00IST

    Apple on Thursday announced that it is investing $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin, Texas. The 133-acre campus will accommodate an initial 5,000 employees, with a total capacity of 15,000 employees. Apple will also invest $10 billion in data centres as part of a five-year investment aimed at creating 20,000 jobs in the US.

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  • Christmas tree made of 2018 gold coins worth ₹18 crore unveiled

    Christmas tree made of 2018 gold coins worth ₹18 crore unveiled
    Published Date : 10-Dec-2018 3:30:32IST

    German gold dealer Pro Aurum has unveiled a Christmas tree made of 2,018 gold coins worth €2.3 million (over ₹18 crore). The almost 10-foot-high tree has been made in cooperation with the Austrian Mint. The company’s employees spent more than an hour decorating the tree with the coins and topped it with a golden star.

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  • Gambhir denies entering into politics, says it’s just a rumour

    Gambhir denies entering into politics, says it’s just a rumour
    Published Date : 09-Dec-2018 11:04:35IST

    Retiring cricketer Gautam Gambhir has dismissed reports of him joining politics, saying it was nothing more than a rumour. “I haven’t thought about it at all. I talk about social issues because I have a right to question the government being a taxpayer,” he added. He further said that he didn’t tweet against AAP with an idea of joining politics.

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  • Woman sues Hilton for $100mn, says hotel worker filmed her showering

    Woman sues Hilton for $100mn, says hotel worker filmed her showering
    Published Date : 06-Dec-2018 3:36:32IST

    A Chicago woman has sued Hilton Worldwide for $100 million saying she was filmed naked in the shower by an employee, who uploaded her footage onto multiple porn sites. The woman recently learnt about the 2015 incident when she received the video and later an email saying, “I’m a perv”. The blackmailer demanded $2,000 upfront besides $1,000/month for a year.

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  • I need to kill my wife: Gay man made Google search before murder

    I need to kill my wife: Gay man made Google search before murder
    Published Date : 05-Dec-2018 3:24:47IST

    Indian-origin pharmacist Mitesh Patel, found guilty of murdering his wife in UK, made internet searches dating back years, including ‘I need to kill my wife’ and ‘insulin overdose’. The 37-year-old killed her to start a new life with his boyfriend whom he reportedly met on a gay dating app. He also planned to claim her £2 million life insurance payout.

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  • Priyanka, Nick make 1st public appearance after their wedding

    Priyanka, Nick make 1st public appearance after their wedding
    Published Date : 03-Dec-2018 4:32:54IST

    Priyanka Chopra and her husband, American singer Nick Jonas were spotted leaving Jodhpur, making their first public appearance since their wedding. The couple got married according to Christian rituals on Saturday and reportedly had another wedding on Sunday as per Hindu customs. Speaking about her marriage celebrations, Priyanka had earlier said guests will need vacations after the wedding.

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  • Nick’s mom gifts Priyanka earrings worth ₹55 lakh: Reports

    Nick’s mom gifts Priyanka earrings worth ₹55 lakh: Reports
    Published Date : 03-Dec-2018 12:00:59IST

    Nick Jonas’ mother Denise Jonas gifted daughter-in-law Priyanka Chopra a pair of earrings worth over ₹55 lakh as a wedding gift, as per reports. The earrings, from Van Cleef & Arpels, are made of gold with diamonds of “exceptional quality”, giving each petal “unique purity and brightness”, reports said. The earrings reportedly have 170 stones and are of 6.7 carats.

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  • Kohli laughs on taking wicket in warm-up game

    Kohli laughs on taking wicket in warm-up game
    Published Date : 01-Dec-2018 4:16:39IST

    Team India captain Virat Kohli burst into laughter after dismissing Cricket Australia XI batsman Harry Nielsen during a practice match in Sydney, which ended in a draw. Nielsen scored a century before getting caught on Kohli’s delivery and went on to pat his back. India-Australia four-match Test series begins on December 6, followed by three ODIs starting January 12, 2019.

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  • Starbucks to ban porn on free Wi-Fi in US

    Starbucks to ban porn on free Wi-Fi in US
    Published Date : 30-Nov-2018 9:58:34IST

    American coffee chain Starbucks has announced that it will block access to pornography on its free Wi-Fi in all its US outlets from 2019. “While it rarely occurs, the use of Starbucks public Wi-Fi to view illegal or egregious content is not, nor has it ever been permitted,” Starbucks said in a statement on Thursday. The coffee company said it had “identified a solution” to stop access to pornography in all in US locations by 2019, but did not specify what this solution was.

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  • Will introduce Bill against NRI husbands who abandon wives: Swaraj

    Will introduce Bill against NRI husbands who abandon wives: Swaraj
    Published Date : 29-Nov-2018 9:53:05IST

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the government would bring a Bill in the coming winter session of the Parliament against NRI husbands who abandon their wives. “We have already launched an institutional mechanism, where you must have seen that 25 passports of such NRI husbands have been revoked,” Swaraj stated. The session will start on December 11.

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  • 78-year-old man confesses to 90 murders in US

    78-year-old man confesses to 90 murders in US
    Published Date : 28-Nov-2018 4:48:21IST

    Samuel Little, a 78-year-old man in the US has confessed to over 90 murders spanning nearly four decades. Investigators suspect that Little, who is already serving three life sentences for the murders of three women, committed the murders in at least 14 states. The authorities have established Little’s ties to about 30 of the murders so far.

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  • Sperm count 50% lower in sons of dads who smoke

    Sperm count 50% lower in sons of dads who smoke
    Published Date : 26-Nov-2018 9:12:11IST

    Sons of men who smoke at the time of their partner’s pregnancy may have sperm count 50% lower than their peers, a study has found. The study by researchers from Lund University in Sweden was conducted on 104 Swedish men aged between 17 and 20. Once the researchers had adjusted for the mother’s own exposure to nicotine, socioeconomic factors, and the sons’ own smoking, men with fathers who smoked had a 41% lower sperm concentration and 51% fewer sperm than men with non-smoking fathers.

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  • ‘Kaur a shameless, lying, incompetent captain’

    ‘Kaur a shameless, lying, incompetent captain’
    Published Date : 23-Nov-2018 11:19:19IST

    Criticising captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s decision to not play Mithali Raj in the Women’s World T20 semi-final against England, Mithali’s manager Annisha Gupta termed Kaur a “shameless, manipulative, lying, immature, and undeserving captain.” She also said that the women’s team believed in “politics not sport”. “The kind of treatment Mithali has received is completely uncalled for,” she further said.

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  • ‘More Angry Americans on Twitter’

    ‘More Angry Americans on Twitter’
    Published Date : 23-Nov-2018 9:41:51IST

    Toronto With their choice of words on Twitter, Americans appear to be living up to their national stereotype as negative and assertive, while Canadians tend to be nice and polite on the platform, suggests an analysis of nearly 40 million tweets. Canadians were far more positive on Twitter, using words such as great, thanks, good, amazing, and happy. Americans tended to use more negative words like hate, miss, mad, feel, swear & tired, said the study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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  • US couple finds ₹12.8cr winning lottery ticket while cleaning home

    US couple finds ₹12.8cr winning lottery ticket while cleaning home
    Published Date : 22-Nov-2018 5:02:38IST

    A US couple found a $1.8-million (₹12.8 crore) jackpot-winning lottery ticket while they were cleaning their home for Thanksgiving. Harold and Tina Ehrenberg found a few lottery tickets on their nightstand and one of them matched all the numbers listed on the lottery’s website. They were able to claim their prize with just two weeks remaining of the 180-day limit.

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