Attention parents: Your smartphone obsession may increase bad behaviour in kids

Hindustan Times | 2017-05-25

Do you spend too much time on your smartphone during mealtime, playtime and routine activities or conversations with your kids? If so, it may lead to behavioural issues in your children, warn researchers. A new study suggests that even low or seemingly normal amounts of technology-related...

Google, Apple, Samsung bullish on mobile payment service in India

The Times of India | 2017-05-25

NEW DELHI: Google, Apple and Samsung, besides being big on smartphones, have another product in common and relevant for India: payments. Google's latest launch - a payment API - underlines the growing importance of smartphones as the primary platform for digital transactions, one that ties in well...


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Gold steady as Fed minutes keep dollar under pressure

The Times of India | 2017-05-25

* Asian shares scale two-year highs after Fed minutes * Fed says prudent to confirm recent slowdown transitory * Spot gold seen retesting resistance at $1,264 per ounce- technicals (Updates prices) By Vijaykumar Vedala May 25 (Reuters) - Gold held steady on Thursday to keep most of its gains from...

Asian Shares Hit Two-year High After Fed Signals Gradual Tightening

News18 | 2017-05-25

Tokyo: Asian shares scaled two-year highs on Thursday while the dollar and US bond yields slipped after the US Federal Reserve signalled a cautious approach to future rate hikes and the reduction of its $4.5 trillion of bond holdings. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...


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Hillary Clinton Calls Trump's Budget Unimaginably Cruel | 2017-05-24

The former Democratic presidential nominee delivered remarks after being honored by the Children's Health Fund in New York City on Tuesday night that tore into the recently released budget of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters. Clinton said that the budget shows "shows an unimaginable...

First shots fired in avocado armageddon

Irish Independent | 2017-05-24

The award for world's most controversial fruit goes to the avocado. Millennials were last week warned that frittering away their savings on avocado toast and other luxuries (but mostly avocado toast) could deal a kiss of death to dreams of home ownership. Meanwhile, emergency rooms across the world...


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Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries

The Associated Press | 2017-05-25

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A renowned strawberry researcher in California broke patent law and violated a loyalty pledge to his former university by taking his work with him to profit from it in a private company, a jury in San Francisco decided Wednesday. Professor Douglas Shaw formed his own company...

Two educators brawled in a classroom. Students were told to delete any video evidence.

Fresno Bee | 2017-05-25

As the fight rages in the classroom, with the two figures throwing punches and wrestling with each other, voices can be heard repeatedly calling for the combatants to “stop it.” ......


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Tennis-Venus could rise again in Paris, says Shriver

DNA India | 2017-05-25

Veteran Venus Williams could blast through the huge holes in the women's draw and win her first French Open at the age of 36 next month, according to former world number three Pam Shriver. With Williams' pregnant sister and three times French champion Serena absent, Russia's twice winner Maria...

Rooney dropped by England

Former captain Wayne Rooney was dropped from the England squad on Thursday, a day after his Manchester United side won the Europa League. England manager Gareth Southgate wasn't persuaded by ......

Jose Mourinho's gamble paid off but there are still as many questions as hopes in ...

The Independent | 2017-05-25

It was close to 1am and the thrilled Manchester United players were finally filing through the Friends Arena mixed zone, where Jose Mourinho finally looked so happy....

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CNN | 2017-05-25

Competition launched to keep plastic out of the oceans

(CNN)There are over 150 million metric tons of plastics in our oceans. Each year, an additional 8 million are added -- the equivalent of a truckload every...

The Japan News | 2017-05-25

Trump revealed info on 2 nuclear subs

Reuters MANILA (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean...

Xinhua | 2017-05-25

Hackers use subtitle files to take over computers

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Millions of users worldwide are under threat from a new type of cyberattack, which means their computers might fall into hackers'...

Hindustan Times | 2017-05-25

US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing: US official

A US Navy ship has sailed in disputed South China Sea waters near a reef claimed by Beijing in the first “freedom of navigation” exercise under...

Antiwar | 2017-05-25

Can Trump Salvage His Presidency in Syria’s War?

The political noose is tightening around Trump’s neck, and he’s got only one way out: war. The U.S. involvement in the Syrian war is accelerating as Trump’s... | 2017-05-25

Sherpas Find 4 Climbers Dead In Tent On Mount Everest, Raising Month's Toll To 10

Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain...

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Alternet | 2017-05-25

Colbert Rebukes Trump's $2 Trillion Error With 'Basic Math Lesson'

The Trump administration's 2018 budget is horrifyingly flawed. As if cutting $1 billion for cancer...

Alternet | 2017-05-25

Jeff Sessions Says He Was Advised Not to Mention Russia Meetings

Trump's attorney general insists he was following the FBI when he omitted it from his security...

Al Jazeera | 2017-05-25

When basketball does hijab, because it can

FIBA's decision to overturn its hijab ban demonstrates that the veil is not an obstacle for Muslim...