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Porn a ''public health crisis'': Utah Governor

Porn a ''public health crisis'': Utah Governor

New York: Utah Governor Gary Herbert on Tuesday signed a resolution that declares pornography a "public health crisis".

The resolution calls for increased "education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level" to combat pornography, which "perpetuates a sexually toxic environment".

He signed two measures aimed at pornography this week that actually does not ban pornography but affirm that Utah recognises the need for education and prevention against porn because it is "leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms", nydailynews. com reported on Thursday.


Saudi Arabia threatens to liquidate 750 billion dollars worth of U.S. assets

Saudi Arabia threatens to liquidate 750 billion dollars worth of U.S. assets

New York, Apr. 21: Saudi Arabia has threatened to liquidate 750 billion dollars worth of U. S. Treasury holdings if Congress goes ahead and approves a bill that strips Riyadh of its immunity against private lawsuits relating to 9/11 attacks.

The objective of the bill is to allow 9/11 victims to sue the Saudis for their alleged involvement and financing of the infamous mass murder.

If the Saudis lose their immunity, their U. S. Treasury holdings can be frozen or confiscated by courts in America, and the only way to prevent it, would be to sell them at any price.


Trump, Clinton win in New York primary

Trump, Clinton win in New York primary

New York, April 20 : Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump improved his chances of winning the party nomination on Tuesday night after registering a commanding victory in the New York primary, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton snapped Senator Bernie Sanders's winning streak and took an important step toward clinching the nomination, the media reported.

Queens-born Trump campaigned vigorously for a huge vote total to revive his political fortunes.

Trump drew support from majorities of nearly every demographic group across the state, according to exit polls by Edison Research, The New York Times reported.


India now more confident in dealing economically with other nations: Jaitley

India now more confident in dealing economically with other nations: Jaitley

New York, April 19 : India's confidence level in dealing with other countries economically has risen and it is now in a position to boldly consider multilateral trade arrangements as it has emerged as the fastest-growing major economy amid a "grim" global situation, according to Finance Minister Arul Jaitley.


Sanders campaign claims huge crowd at New York rally

Sanders campaign claims huge crowd at New York rally

New York, April 18 : Democrat candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drew a record-breaking crowd to a park in Brooklyn as he looks to build momentum ahead of the New York primaries on Tuesday.

Sanders attracted over 28,300 people on Sunday afternoon, according to the campaign and a production company helping to plan the event.

This total was higher than the campaign's previous record of 28,000 in Portland, Oregon, in August 2015, NBC News reported.

"In case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of people here this afternoon!" Sanders bellowed to cheers as he took the stage after veteran actor Danny DeVito glowingly introduced him.


UNSC condemns DPRK's firing of ballistic missile

UNSC condemns DPRK's firing of ballistic missile

New York, Apr. 16 : The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned the firing of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday.

"Although the DPRK's ballistic missile launch was a failure, this attempt constituted a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions," the UNSC said in a statement.

It urged the DPRK to refrain from further such actions that violate relevant UNSC resolutions.

"The members of the Security Council agreed that the Security Council would continue to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures in line with the Council's previously expressed determination," the statement said.


No salary but $68,506 in compensation for Twitter CEO Dorsey

No salary but $68,506 in compensation for Twitter CEO Dorsey

New York, April 16 : Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did not take salary or stock options since he joined the struggling micro-blogging website last year and received personal and residential security costs totaling $68,506, a media report said on Saturday.

His predecessor Dick Costolo was awarded a total of $91,795, which included a monthly salary of $7,162, car service and security costs, the Wall Street Journal reported.

According to the micro-blogging website, it now has more than 300 million active users, far less when compared with Facebook's 1.5 billion users making it more popular, faster, and the choice of more marketers.


Twitter testing new design for Android app

Twitter testing new design for Android app

New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter is testing a new design for an Android app version to make it more user-friendly and easy to navigate, a media report said.

Several people using Twitter's alpha and beta apps have begun seeing a design that places Twitter's four core areas -- main feed, Moments, notifications, and direct messages -- as large tabs across the top of the screen, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The new design is letting the users toggle between them either by tapping on the tab or by swiping side to side, making it much easier to navigate and explore than the main version of Twitter's app.

Currently, these four tabs are tiny buttons at the top of the screen and users have to exit one screen in order to open the next tab.


18-year-old US woman charged with live streaming minor's rape on social media

18-year-old US woman charged with live streaming minor's rape on social media

New York: An 18-year-old woman from Ohio in the US has been charged with using a social media app to livestream a minor's alleged rape by a male friend, media reports said on Thursday.

Marina Alexeevna Lonina and her 17-year-old friend had been drinking with Raymond Boyd Gates, 29, on February 27 when Gates allegedly raped the victim, www. ktla. com reported.

Lonina started live-streaming the sexual assault over the live video streaming app Periscope.

She also allegedly took nude photographs of the victim the night before the sexual assault, according to Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien.

Police were notified after a friend of Lonina saw the livestream on Periscope.


UN observes birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for first time

UN observes birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for first time

New York, Apr 14. : The United Nations for the first time observed the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar, also dubbed ' Ambedkar Jayanti', at the UN headquarters in New York.

Ambedkar popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world.

The commemoration ceremony took place at the UN headquarters a day before his birth anniversary and was being organised by the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation for Human Horizon along with Permanent Mission of India, last night.


Facebook unveils new research lab, hires ex-Google executive

Facebook unveils new research lab, hires ex-Google executive

New York, April 14 : In a fresh bid to connect the world better, Facebook has announced a new research lab to build hardware products based on its software and has hired a former top Google executive to achieve its goal.

The team at the new group called "Building 8" will be led by Regina Dugan who worked at the "Advanced Technology and Projects" group at Google and was director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

"I am excited to have Regina apply DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of science and products to our mission," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Thursday.


UN to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti today

UN to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti today

New York, Apr. 13 : United Nations will celebrate Dr B. R. Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary also dubbed 'Ambedkar Jayanti', at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

Ambedkar popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world.

The commemoration ceremony will take place at the UN headquarters and is being organised by the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation for Human Horizon along with Permanent Mission of India.

On this day, the international organisation aims to focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and vouch his vision to create a nation on the firm grounds of democracy and social justice and equality for all.


Donlad Trump, Hillary Clinton declared Missouri primary winners, a month on

Donlad Trump, Hillary Clinton declared Missouri primary winners, a month on

New York; Presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were today declared the official winners of the Missouri primaries -- nearly a month after they were held.

The March 15 votes in both parties were extremely close: Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders were neck-and-neck, as were Trump and Senator Ted Cruz.

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander finally certified the result, tweeting: "@HillaryClinton and @realDonaldTrump have officially won Missouri."

Clinton earned 49.6 percent of the vote, to 49.36 percent for Sanders -- a margin of 1,574 votes, according to the results posted on the secretary of state's website. Each takes 34 delegates.


HTC 10 smartphone to be launched today

HTC 10 smartphone to be launched today

New York, Apr. 12 : Taiwanese multinational manufacturer of smartphones and tablets HTC will launch its much-awaited flagship smartphone on Tuesday.

The smartphone would be launched in simultaneous events in New York, London, and Taipei.

Based on leaked images of the smartphone, it is expected to come in Silver, Gun Metal Black, and Gold colour variants.

The teasers released by the company has so far touted of having world class, front and back cameras in the smartphone.

The smartphone with16GB inbuilt storage would cost around Rs. 38,800 and one with 32GB of inbuilt storage would cost Rs. 51,100.


Managing work and family life not easy: Indra Nooyi

Managing work and family life not easy: Indra Nooyi

New York: PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has acknowledged that managing her family life and work was "not easy" and while she does not regret pursuing her career, she is filled with "heartaches" for not? spending as much time with her daughters when they were growing up.

In a candid discussion, Nooyi, among the only 4 percent women who are currently CEOs of S&P 500 companies, said she would tell her younger self to be "careful" of the choices she would make since missing out on her children growing up will eventually "hurt".

"Not easy," Nooyi said at the Women In the World Summit here when asked how it was for her balancing her personal life while moving up in her career.


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