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South African ‘Diamond Rush’ Unearths Only Quartz Crystals, Officials Say

Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low, if any, value. People from across South Africa travelled to KwaHlathi in the country’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province where […]

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YouTube iOS App for iPhone and iPad Finally Gets Picture-in-Picture; Free Users Only In The US To Get It

Google-owned video streaming giant YouTube is finally rolling out picture-in-picture on iPhone and iPads to let users watch a video while doing other tasks. Google confirmed the development to 9to5Google saying that picture-in-picture is rolling out for all YouTube Premium members using the iOS app. YouTube Premium members worldwide and all iOS users in the […]

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‘Dawn of new era’: Iran’s conservative press hails Ebrahim Raisi win

TEHRAN: Iran’s conservative press on Sunday celebrated the presidential election win of ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi while the marginalised reformist camp engaged in deep soul-searching. “The Dawn of a New Era,” read the jubilant front-page headline of the conservative Resalat daily, welcoming the 62 percent win by Raisi, the head of Iran’s judiciary, in Friday’s […]

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Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon tests positive, isolating in Montreal

Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon is isolating after testing positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Sunday. McCrimmon is currently with the team in Montreal, with Game 4 of the semifinal series being played at the Bell Center on Sunday night. “Kelly is self-isolating and will follow the protocols and recommendations from health […]

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani To Visit White House As US Troops Withdrawal Nears

Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani will meet President Joe Biden at White House on Friday (File) Washington: Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani and the head of the country’s peace process will meet US President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, as uncertainty mounts over Afghanistan’s future after the American military withdrawal. Biden has ordered the […]

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NBA playoffs 2021 – Devin Booker rains fire, Paul George is a superhero and more takeaways from Clippers-Suns Game 1

The Bubble Suns are so last year. Say hello to the Playoff Suns. After falling behind 2-1 to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, the Phoenix Suns have now won eight consecutive playoff games, the longest streak in their franchise history and the longest for any team since the 2017 Golden State Warriors […]

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Biden to Meet with Afghan President Ghani as Violence Surges Amid US Troop Withdrawal

US President Joe Biden will meet at the White House with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah on Friday to discuss U.S. troop withdrawal amid a surge in fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban across the country. In their first face-to-face meeting, Biden will […]

Technology

A real estate mogul has a $100 million plan to save the internet

Frank McCourt, the billionaire real estate mogul and former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is pouring $100 million into an attempt to rebuild the foundations of social media. The effort, which he has loftily named Project Liberty, centers on the construction of a publicly accessible database of people’s social connections, allowing users to move records […]