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    Iran Protests: As Israeli Ministers Offer Praise, Netanyahu Requests to 'Minimize' Comments

    The Israeli ministers' support came as President Trump also took to Twitter to express his support, for the second time in 24-hours, saying that the "entire world understands that the good people Iran want change."

    West Asia
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    India ranks on the top in improving its broadband download speed

    According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index 2017, India ranks on top in terms of improving its broadband download speeds in 2017. India also captured the second slot in terms of showing.

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    Google sued over illegally tapping user data from iPhones

    Consumer group “Google You Owe Us” has started a class action against Google alleging the search giant illegally gathered personal information from more than five million iPhone users to target them.

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    How social media played a part in luring footballer militant back in Kashmir

    For the first time in three decades of insurgency, a campaign, triggered by mother’s passionate appeal, persuaded a promising footballer to come out of the militant fold. 

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    Afghanistan temporarily bans WhatsApp over ‘security concerns’

    In a move that can curb “freedom of expression”, the Afghanistan government has asked several private telecommunication companies to suspend WhatsApp and Telegram instant messaging services in the country.

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    Indian seminary issues fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media

    The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families’ photographs on social media sites.

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    Worn down by censors, Iran's Facebook shuts down

    The Iran's oldest social media network announced on Monday it is shutting down after years of battling censors, saying they had allowed foreign sites such as Instagram to take over.

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    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Almost 300 people were killed when a powerful bomb blast ripped through Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, on Saturday.The attack marked the deadliest assault the country has ever witnessed.

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    Email users at highest risk of cyber threats

    Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware, a new report said on Wednesday.One out of every nine users would have received.

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    Syrian War Nearing Its End, Says Grand Mufti

    Islam is a religion of peace and had never waged a war against anyone, and gives shelter to others. We are standing at the gate of victory in Syria and soon we will announce “Syria is free from foreign fighters”.

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    Political reporter beaten to death in north-east India

    A reporter covering political unrest in India's northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said on Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist.

    South Asia
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    Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia on govt's request

    Global image messaging service Snapchat has blocked Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from its app in Saudi Arabia at the request of Saudi authorities, the company said on Monday.

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    Five billion Bluetooth devices at risk as 'BlueBorne' malware spreads

    "BlueBorne" allows attackers to take control of devices, access corporate data and networks, penetrate secure "air-gapped" networks, and spread malware laterally to adjacent devices, the researchers noted. 

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    India tops list of countries where people 'can't live without the internet'

    India has trumped China, the UK, Germany, and even the US to become the number one country where people simply cannot live without the internet in a survey of internet users across the world.

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    Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead

    A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say.Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood at her doorstep.

    South Asia
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    Facebook updates timeline for 'improved readability', 'easier navigation'

    According to the press release, Facebook has, "updated the comment style and made it easier to see which comments are direct replies to another person."

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    Google denies hiring 16-year-old Indian boy for over Rs23 million a year

    Sometimes certain things feel too good to be true because they aren’t true. For example, the much-publicised story about a 16-year-old Indian student ‘landing’ a dream job at Google.

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    Indian teen kills himself over online suicide game

    Meghwadi police officials have confirmed that a 14-year-old boy, who allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor terrace of an Andheri (east) building, was part of an online suicide game.

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    Journalists, NGO slam Saudi ‘threats’ to close Al Jazeera

    Regional kingpin Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt broke ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of fostering extremism and later issuing 13 demands, including Al-Jazeera’s closure.

    West Asia
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    Chinese Media Warn India of All Out War from Kashmir to Sikkim

    In a fresh warning to India on Tuesday, Chinese state media said that China can go on an “all out” confrontation along the entire around 4000-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) that spreads from Ladakh to Kashmir.

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    Facebook rolls out Messenger Lite in India

    Facebook Messenger today rolled out the "lite" version of its  app – Messenger Lite - in India, in its bid to reach people in emerging markets where mobile internet connections are slow. Messenger Lite.

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    Iran hosts international summit on media in Islamic world

    The 9th international summit of the Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) has been held in Iran’s northwestern holy city of Mashhad. The conference began on Sunday.

    West Asia
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    Al Jazeera demands press freedom amid Qatar crisis

    The Doha-based broadcaster has defended itself after Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates ordered Qatar to comply with a list of demands, including the closing of Al Jazeera.

    West Asia
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    Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists

    Pressure has been building on Facebook, along with other internet giants, who stand accused of doing too little, too late to eradicate hate speech and jihadist recruiters from their platforms.

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