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George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94


Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, his son George W Bush has announced. George Bush Sr, as he was known, passed away on Friday evening, a spokesperson said on behalf of the family. He was the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, after serving two terms as vice-president to Ronald Reagan. Despite ...

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At least 5 dead in road accident in Hong Kong


Hong Kong: At least five people were killed and more than 30 injured in a car crash on early Friday in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). A tourist coach collided with a taxi on a road in Tsing Yi, an island to the northwest of Hong Kong Island, shortly before 5:00 a.m. local time (2100 GMT Thursday). Three people ...

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Imran Khan ‘bowled a googly’ at India with Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi


Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan “bowled a googly at India” by opening the Kartarpur Corridor. A report in Pakistan-based Geo News, country’s foreign minister made the remark at a ceremony in Islamabad to mark the first 100 days of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. Further talking about relationship with India, Qureshi said ...

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UK signs post-Brexit open skies aviation treaty with US


London, Nov 29: The UK on Thursday announced that it has signed a bilateral deal with the US that will allow uninterrupted air services after Brexit. UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the open skies deal would ensure the country remained a leading global aviation hub once it has left the European Union (EU), reports Efe news. “This new arrangement and ...

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Google adds support for hashtags on Maps for Android devices


San Francisco: Google has released support for hashtags on Maps for Android devices that would help users to discover recommended as well as new places. The company confirmed support for hashtags rolled out globally on Android devices, TechCrunch reported late on Monday. The search-engine giant suggests that users can add up to five specific and useful hashtags per review and ...

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Google Doodle honours Spanish baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo


Today’s Google Doodle honours 400 years of famous Spanish baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. A leading painter in Seville, Spain, in the later 17th century, his works remain most admired till date, with replicas still being produced across the world. “Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painted historical and religious scenes, portraits, and still lifes in oil and fresco during the golden era ...

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Why is Mars so different from Earth? NASA`s InSight spacecraft to find out


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: NASA`s InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down safely on the surface of Mars on Monday with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth. Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles burst into cheers, applause and hugs as they received ...

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Melania Trump skips unveiling of White House Christmas decorations


Washington, Nov 27: US First Lady Melania Trump skipped the traditional press preview of the White House Christmas decorations, tweeting out a 56-second video of herself wandering through the rooms. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham on Monday said Trump decided “to let the decorations speak for themselves.” Members of the media were invited on a brisk 30-minute self-guided tour through the holiday ...

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Google acquires large office park in Silicon Valley for $1 bn


San Francisco, Nov 27: Google has invested $1 billion on a large office park near its headquarters in Mountain View, California, the media reported. A Google representative confirmed the $1 billion purchase price for the office park but did not comment beyond that, The Mercury News reported on Monday. The newly acquired site is larger than the property that accommodates the ...

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