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Netflix to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions

Netflix to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions

Washington, Jan. 15: American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media Netflix announced Friday that it will be taking new steps to stop customers from streaming content that's only available outside their own country.

The company's vice president of content delivery architecture, David Fullagar, was quoted by The Verge, as saying that customers using proxies and un-blockers will only be able to access the service in the country in which they reside.

In the blog post, Fullagar, also said that he was confident that the change in policy at Netflix would not impact members who were not using proxies.

Fullagar further stated that the internet streaming industry still had a long way to go insofar as offering people the same films and TV series everywhere.


American woman sues Twitter for allowing ISIS jihadis to spread propaganda

American woman sues Twitter for allowing ISIS jihadis to spread propaganda

Washington D. C., Jan 15 : An American widow of a man, who was killed in Jordanian police training centre, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter for allowing the Islamic State OF Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to spread propaganda.

According to The Guardian, Tamara Fields, a woman from Florida, whose husband Lloyd died in the November 9 attack, accused Twitter of having knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda and attract recruits.

She said the San Francisco-based company had until recently given ISIS an "unfettered" ability to maintain official Twitter accounts.

She said that the growth of ISIS into the most feared terror group in the world would not have been possible without Twitter.


Not nervous but expected this as a tight race: Hillary Clinton

Not nervous but expected this as a tight race: Hillary Clinton

Washington: Trailing behind rival Bernie Sanders in two key States of Iowa and New Hampshire, US Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton today said she is not nervous and always expected it to be a tight race.

"I always expected that this would be a tight race. That's the experience that I've had certainly in politics," Clinton said as the latest polls reported the gap between her and Sanders at the national level too is narrowing down.


Prince George to inherit his dad`s mini Aston Martin

Prince George to inherit his dad`s mini Aston Martin

Washington, D.C, Jan. 13 : Vrooom. Prince George is all ready to be driving around in his first sports car!

The adorable two-year-old little royal is set to inherit the mini Aston Martin V8 Volante from Prince William, who was originally gifted it from his brother Prince Harry in 1988, reports E! Online.

Since Prince George has found love for vehicles and driving around in his toy tractor while playing at home, Prince William decided it is time to give his son an upgrade.

The miniature green sports car has leather seats, working headlights and a radio.

The Duke of Cambridge took the mini sports car out of the Sandringham Museum on the Queen's estate in Norfolk in order to have it renovated. (ANI)


'Masculine insufficiency' varies in men

'Masculine insufficiency' varies in men

Washington, D.C., Jan. 13 : A recent PhD thesis has negated the previous research, which claimed that poor marginalized men tend to gravitate towards compensatory and violent masculinities to deal with their sense of masculine insufficiency.

The study of Chimaraoke Izugbara, author of the thesis, draws on ethnographic data and fieldwork in two slums in Kenyan capital Nairobi. Izugbara found bread-winner hood is a central feature of masculinity in the slums of Nairobi as in many parts of the world.

Men in the slums of Nairobi are thus clearly operating within the framework of larger patriarchal definition of a 'man'.


Instability will continue for decades in many countries including Pakistan: Obama

Instability will continue for decades in many countries including Pakistan: Obam

Washington D.C., Jan 13 : In his final State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama said that instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world, including Pakistan and Afghanistan.

".Instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world?-?in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in parts of Central America, Africa and Asia," Obama said, according to the Dawn.

Obama also said that some of these places might become safe havens for terrorist networks.

He also said that ISIS must be dealt with immediately, defending his approach to taking on the terror group and said that it poses a dangerous threat to the nation but not an existential one.


Obama addresses fears of nervous Americans in final State of the Union

Obama addresses fears of nervous Americans in final State of the Union

Washington D.C. : In his final State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama tried to reconcile an optimistic assessment of the nation's progress amid anxieties that have gripped America during his tenure.

Obama acknowledged that many Americans feel frightened and excluded from a political and economic system they view as rigged against their interests, even as he offered an implicit rebuke of Republicans who are playing on those insecurities in the presidential race, New York Times reported.

"As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don't look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background," Obama said.


New study challenges 'mid-life crisis' theory

New study challenges 'mid-life crisis' theory

Washington, D.C., Jan. 12 : If you are of the perception that happiness declines for most from the early 20s to middle age leading to 'mid-life crisis' then the answer is no.

According to recent studies of life-span happiness, this new longitudinal data suggests happiness does not stall in midlife, but instead is part of an upward trajectory beginning in our teens and early twenties.

The team followed two cohorts- one of Canadian high school seniors from ages 18 - 43 and the other a group of university seniors from ages 23-37.


Starving residents of Syria break down after receiving first aid

Starving residents of Syria break down after receiving first aid

Washington, Jan 12: The first aid shipment from abroad has reached the besieged Syrian city of Madaya which brought tears to the starving residents of the city.

Around 65 trucks loaded with aid supplies entered Madaya and two other besieged towns of Foua and Kefraya in which four trucks carried food and blankets and rest were loaded with medicine and other supplies, reported the CNN.

Shocking images of starving residents of the rebel held city under siege by Syrian regime forces and their allies since July have drawn international attention.

The situation was so dire that a doctor had nothing to give his patients except sugar or salt water.


House moves on North Korea sanctions bill after bomb test

House moves on North Korea sanctions bill after bomb test

Washington: The US House of Representatives House pushed ahead on legislation that seeks to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test by expanding sanctions on Pyongyang, a move with strong bipartisan support despite questions over how effective the new restrictions can be.

Lawmakers are scheduled to vote today on the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act, which proposes to deny North Korea the hard currency they say it needs for its weapons programs.

Holding the vote tomorrow puts it on the same day as President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address.


Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un 'incredible',

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un 'incredible',

New York, Jan 11 : Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, saying he is incredible and that he should be given credit for murdering his relatives.

Trump said that Kim was like a 'maniac' but one has to give him credit for consolidating power to murder his rival relatives.

"He goes in, he takes over, he's the boss. It's incredible," Trump said, according to The New York Post.

Trump's comment comes after North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb last week.

It was not the first time that Trump praised an antagonist of the US. He has previously received flak for accepting praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him a 'highly respected' man. (ANI)


US seeks help of Silicon Valley companies to combat terrorism

US seeks help of Silicon Valley companies to combat terrorism

Washington : Top officials of the Obama administration have met leading Internet companies in Silicon Valley in an effort to build cooperation with them in combating online radicalisation and recruitment by terror groups.

"This meeting is the latest in the administration's continuing dialogue with technology providers and others to ensure we are bringing our best private and public sector thinking to combating terrorism," a senior administration official said after the meeting was over in San Jose yesterday.

The meeting was attended by the White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President for Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security Lisa Monaco, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, among other senior administration officials.


At annual address, Barack Obama will leave seat empty for gun victims

At annual address, Barack Obama will leave seat empty for gun victims

Washington : US President Barack Obama has said that when he delivers his annual State of the Union address next week, one seat in First Lady Michelle Obama's guest box would be left empty to honour victims of gun violence.

"The President announced that one seat in the First Lady's State of the Union Guest Box will be left empty for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice because they need the rest of us to speak for them. To tell their stories. To honour their memory," the White House said.

Obama made the announcement yesterday in a conference call with over 20,000 supporters to discuss gun safety. He also apprised them about the series of steps he took this week to help reduce gun violence in America and make the communities safer.


Two refugees arrested in the US on terror related charges

Two refugees arrested in the US on terror related charges

Houston: The US Federal authorities have arrested two Iraqi-born refugees on terror-related charges for providing material support to the Islamic State terror group, officials said today.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, was arrested in Houston, Texas, and charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, while Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, was arrested from California and charged with traveling to Syria to fight with ISIS and making a false statement to investigators.

The arrests, coming just over a month after the San Bernardino attack in California in which a Pakistani-origin couple killed 14 people, has renewed the debate in the US that authorities are not doing enough to screen the migrants coming from strife-torn countries in the Middle East.


IS sympathizer shoots Philadelphia cop in 'chilling' ambush

IS sympathizer shoots Philadelphia cop in 'chilling' ambush

New York: A man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group shot and seriously wounded a policeman in Philadelphia, opening fire multiple times at point-blank range with a stolen police gun before he was arrested, officials have said.

The apparent assassination attempt comes amid heightened security in the United States following last month's assault by a radicalized Muslim couple in California that killed 14 people, and the November terror attacks in Paris.

Policeman Jesse Hartnett, 33, was shot three times in his left arm as he sat in his patrol car late Thursday in the northeastern city. "I'm shot. I'm bleeding heavily," he yelled in a dispatch call.


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