Do you speak Telugu? Welcome to America

34 ViewsMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella was born in Hyderabad Think of the most commonly-spoken languages other than English in the United States and this one from southern India may not spring to mind. The number of US residents speaking Telugu rose by 86% between 2010 and 2017, according to an online video by the World […]

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In Shift on Khashoggi Killing, Trump Edges Closer to Acknowledging a Saudi Role

52 ViewsPresident Trump said on Thursday that he believes the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he expressed confidence in intelligence reports from multiple sources that strongly suggest a high-level Saudi role in Mr. Khashoggi’s assassination. Mr. Trump stopped short of saying the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s […]

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

64 Views Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died at 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The Seattle billionaire disclosed earlier this month that he was receiving treatment for the disease. Allen was a philanthropist and also the owner of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and had a stake in Seattle’s Sounders soccer […]

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The comedian Bill Cosby is sentenced to prison

72 Views A judge in Pennsylvania has jailed comedian Bill Cosby for three to 10 years for sexual assault. Cosby, 81, was also categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry. The actor declined to make a statement when offered the opportunity. […]

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At United Nations, Trump rejects constraints imposed by other nations, says U.S. will act to counter ‘global control’

58 ViewsPresident Trump declared Tuesday that his administration will reject attempts from other nations to impose constraints on the United States, vowing to take action in world affairs based on his judgment about how it would benefit Americans. In a speech before world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, Trump issued a sharp warning to […]

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Washington’s Dulles airport: facial recognition technology use generates intense scrutiny.

66 ViewsAs facial recognition technology use generates intense scrutiny, a new system unveiled at Washington’s Dulles airport is being touted as a “user friendly” way to help ease congestion for air travelers. Officials at Dulles unveiled two new face recognition systems Thursday, one to meet legal requirements for biometric entry-exit records, and a second to […]

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