Spotify is first to 100 million paid subscribers

👉🏿Spotify is first to 100 million paid subscribers 👉🏿Google Assistant matches market share w/ Apple’s Siri less than three years after launch 👉🏿Indonesia has highest video call users in world 👉🏿Walmart may bring ‘shoppable’ TV shows and movies to Vudu in 2019 👉🏿Samsung revealed a $1,600 TV for millennials that rotates to turn into a […]

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👉🏿Huawei’s phones get dropped from carriers worldwide 👉🏿Customers in Singapore and Philippines rush to sell off Huawei devices 👉🏿Google now lets you order food without a delivery app 👉🏿Facebook removes a record 3 billion fake accounts 👉🏿Las Vegas Approves $48.6 Million Boring Company Tunnel 👉🏿Amazon Is Working on a Device That Can Read Human Emotions […]

Iran hits back at Trump for tweeting ‘genocidal taunts’

Iran hits back at Trump for tweeting ‘genocidal taunts’ Foreign minister, Javad Zarif, advises US president to respect country following warningThe Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has hit back at Donald Trump for his “genocidal taunts”, following a strongly worded warning from the US president that Tehran should not think of attacking the US.“Goaded by […]

China’s nuclear option of dumping US bonds would cause absolute chaos in global markets

China’s nuclear option of dumping US bonds would cause absolute chaos in global markets The ongoing tit-for-tat tariff exchange between China and the US could push Beijing to strike back with the so-called ‘nuclear option’ – dumping its vast holdings of US Treasury bonds. While the move would be partly self-defeating for China, it would […]

Vienna has no intention of ditching Nord Stream 2 despite US pressure – Austrian president

Vienna has no intention of ditching Nord Stream 2 despite US pressure – Austrian president Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen says Vienna has no plans to withdraw from the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as the country’s energy giant, OMV, has made huge investments in the enterprise. “Austria is not going to […]

Trump to China: US the “piggy bank” that everyone wants to raid and take advantage of… NO MORE!

US President Donald Trump says Washington is “in a fantastic position” in trade negotiations with Beijing. According to the president, China buys almost $500 billion less from the United States than the US does from China. It is Trump’s latest twitter attack on China in the ongoing tit-for-tat tariff war between the world’s two largest […]

2019 Pulitzer Prize Announced:

Complete List of Winners The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia […]

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Mass media — radio, newspapers, the microphones and amplifiers of mass rallies, and later television — enabled a few people to communicate “golden lies” to millions of people at the same time. The “golden lies” of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin were characterized by: Nationalism (“we are superior to our neighbors”) eclipsed democracy, liberty, equality, […]

Tesla’s ‘secret weapon’ disappears from website and fans are panicking

The Model 3 was supposed to be Tesla’s secret weapon in the car market, but fans are panicking after it disappeared from the company’s website, Electrek’s Fred Lambert reports. It was this base Model 3 with a standard battery pack that was supposed to be Tesla’s “secret weapon” on the car market, the affordable luxury […]

BREAKING: US Coast Guard officer arrested with weapons and alleged list of Democrats to attack, including Speaker Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kamala Harris.

UNITED KINGDOM: Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the UK’s wealthiest person and a Brexit supporter, is relocating to Monaco to save billions of Pounds in tax.

TANZANIA: Country imprisons Yang Fenglan, a Chinese woman known as the ‘Ivory Queen’, for smuggling millions of dollars worth of tusks taken from 400 elephants.

The Republic of Macedonia changes its name to the Republic of North Macedonia as the Prespa agreement takes effect, ending a 27-year naming dispute with Greece.

In an American trial, Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is found guilty of ten criminal charges, including one mandating life imprisonment.

#breaking Australia says a “sophisticated state actor” hacked the country’s main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election

India to continue buying Venezuelan oil despite US warning

India to continue buying Venezuelan oil despite US warning India will look into commercial considerations and related factors to determine the value of oil imports from any country, an Indian official said, after a top US official warned countries against buying oil from Venezuela. Earlier this week, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned countries […]

#Breaking At least four soldiers die in a fierce gunfight with rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir just four days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory

Diehard jihadists have blocked roads out of the last scrap of their Islamic State group “caliphate” in Syria, US-backed forces fighting them said Sunday, preventing hundreds of civilians from fleeing

Germany plans an insect protection law to slash use of pesticides and pump tens of millions of euros into research, the country’s environment minister says, as global concern grows over mankind’s impact on the crucial invertebrates.

He has escaped twice from high-security prisons in Mexico. This time, crime lord “El Chapo” is likely to be sent to the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

Salvation House – the Varanasi ‘hotel’ where Hindus go to die. Hindus believe that dying in Varanasi releases them from the eternal cycle of life and death reincarnation

Students from St. Scholastica’s College take part in the #OneBillionRising global movement in Manila as part of the school’s Valentine’s Day celebrations. The campaign calls for an end to all forms of discrimination and violence against women and children 📷 Ted Aljibe

RUSSIA: State of Emergency declared in region of northern Russia where over fifty polar bears have invaded a town, including its public buildings and homes.

Alicia Keys, the first female host of the Grammy Awards show in 14 years, tackled the job with her signature super-chill approach that brought a calming energy, class and cool to music’s biggest night

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Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak – at least 25 people killed last month. Officials blame mistrust in vaccinations stoked by a scare over an anti-dengue fever vaccine

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Chinese communities around world welcome Year of the Pig. Thousands gather at Shanghai’s Longhua temple. An Indonesian visits a temple in Pontianak. Worshippers burn incense at Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin Temple. A Vietnamese prays at Hanoi’s Tran Quoc Pagoda

BREAKING: Air Accidents Investigation Branch says underwater video footage shows one occupant visible in wreckage of plane carrying Emiliano Sala.

High Level Air Pollution in Bangkok, Thailand

A young boy wears a protective mask for the high levels of air pollution as he’s picked up from school in Bangkok, Thailand. Over 400 schools in Bangkok were ordered shut Wednesday as the Thai capital saw continuously high levels of air pollution and dust particles. As Bangkok’s air pollution levels reach dangerous new heights, […]

#UPDATE Venezuela’s self-proclaimed president Juan #Guaido has promised China he will honour bilateral agreements and says he is ready to start a dialogue with Beijing “as soon as possible

#UPDATE Iran’s defence minister has announced the “successful test” of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres, coinciding with celebrations for the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution #Hoveizeh

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🇮🇳 Twenty-eight dockyards near the Buriganga foreshore have been in operation for the last 50 years without any authorisation or guidelines, polluting the river and encroaching into the riverbank, reducing its navigability.

Drug war is over, says Mexican president. Capture of cartel kingpins is ‘no longer a priority’, says Obrador, instead “the main purpose of the government is to guarantee public safety…”

Malaysia’s newest King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah saluting beside his Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament, #KualaLumpur, Jan 31, 2019. #Malaysia

Media push for Regulation of Bloggers -By cyprian Nyakundi

Why should the media push for “Regulation or Bloggers?” And what does that even mean? Bloggers should self regulate and anyone pushing for their regulation simply wants Bloggers to be gagged and silenced. Personally, I have 16 cases in court: 7 Criminal ( government prosecuting me ) and 9 civil from individuals and some corporates. […]

Fire has razed down cheborge shopping centre destroying property worthy thousands of shillings. Eye witnesses reported the fire started at around 3:00 am ,its an upcoming town in Bureti,Kericho county approximately 6km to Litein

Fate of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy to be decided by Pakistan’s Supreme Court 📷 Islamists in Karachi demand the hanging of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother who was released in November 2018 after spending eight years on death row

If you see a video of a politician speaking words he never would utter, or a Hollywood star improbably appearing in a cheap adult movie, don’t adjust your television set — you may just be witnessing the future of “fake news

Canadian man is arrested in Macau gambling hub for allegedly trying to defraud an entertainment company out of $284 million.The arrest comes as Beijing and Ottawa are already locked in a diplomatic row

“It may never have been more urgent to see the world through another person’s eyes than when a culture is divided so sharply. Actors can help, just a little, by just doing what we do,” says Alan Alda, while accepting a lifetime achievement award #SAGAwards

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“We knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world,” says “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman. The Marvel film won outstanding ensemble cast in a motion picture at the #SAGAwards.

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#BREAKING #US National Security Advisor John Bolton warns of a “significant response” if US diplomats or self-proclaimed acting #president Juan Guaido are threatened in #Venezuela

Nigeria is changing and with around 60 percent of its more than 180 million people aged under 30, pressure is building for political leaders to be more representative ahead of elections next month. @AFP

At least 9 people have died and more than 300 people are missing after a dam burst at a #Brazilian iron mine, causing severe flooding in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, according to local authorities

The Bank of #England has blocked Nicolas Maduro’s officials from withdrawing $1.2 billion worth of gold, Bloomberg reports, dealing a further blow to the embattled #Venezuelan President as he tries to salvage his authority

Recognising Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela:

Recognising Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela: – US – Germany * – France * – Spain * – UK * – Canada – Brazil – Paraguay – Colombia – Argentina – Peru – Ecuador – Costa Rica – Chile – Guatemala – Panama – Honduras – Georgia * – If elections not held within […]

Spain’s @javierfernandez crowns a remarkable career with his seventh consecutive European title Olympics: 🥉 (2018) European Championships: 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇 (2013-19) World Championships: 🥇🥇 (2015-16) 🥉🥉 (2013-14)

#Nigerian lawyers have condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of the country’s top judge shortly before the presidential elections as a “coup” against the judiciary and an attack on the constitution