A new health problem of the digital age “Selfie wrist”

Your next selfie could be your most painful one, research suggests. People are complaining about getting a ‘selfie wrist’ caused by them repeatedly using their phone’s camera to take a photo of themselves. ‘Selfie wrist’ is a form of carpal tunnel syndrome. People who experience selfie wrist may feel a tingling or sharp pain, which comes from flexing your wrist inward or holding your phone too long without moving. According to Fox News, there have been several incidents in recent years which doctors have diagnosed as selfie wrist. The findings…

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One dead in Kerala protests over Sabarimala row, 100 injured during bandh

More than 100 people, including 38 policemen, were injured on Thursday as a shutdown to protest against the Kerala government for helping two women enter the Sabarimala temple turned violent at several places in the state. In Thrissur, four workers of the BJP were stabbed while enforcing the shutdown call by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organisation of various pro-Hindutva groups, spearheading protests against the Supreme Court’s September 28 verdict, and Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP). The Bharatiya Janata Party is supporting the shutdown while the Congress-led UDF is observing a “black…

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Iran, India to start rupee payment mechanism

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati and India’s Ambassador Saurabh Kumar, in a farewell meeting at the end of the envoy’s mission in Tehran, discussed banking relations between the two countries. They announced that the rupee payment mechanism between the 2 countries will become operational in coming days. India’s ambassador to Iran said that the financial mechanism between the two countries is prepared and the two sides will carry out their business and banking operations in the coming days on the basis of the exemptions received by…

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Former Israeli military intel. chief wanted to assassinate Syrian president: Report

A report has revealed that Zionist regime’s former Military Intelligence Director Major General Aviv Kochavi once advocated toppling the incumbent Syrian government and even proposed the assassination of President Bashar al-Assad over his staunch support for the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement. Saudi Arabia’s Arabic-language and independent Elaph online newspaper, citing an unnamed senior Israeli official, reported that Kochavi recommended removing Assad’s administration because “it would bring calamities to Israel from Iran, Hezbollah, and Russian influence in the region.” The official noted that Mossad’s Head Yossi Cohen, in return, rejected the idea and preferred…

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New 9/11 leaked files to ‘top Snowden’s finest work,’ hackers say

A hacker group is claiming that new files they are going to release about 9/11 would top the “finest work” by American whistle blower Edward Snowden. “What we’re about to announce and leak will top Edward Snowden’s finest work, both in volume and in impact,” the Dark Overlord announced in a post on Pastebin, Press TV reported. It also posted a link to a 10-gigabyte encrypted archive of documents, vowing to release the encryption keys if their demands were not met. It further indicated that the content would lead to…

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Shanahan calls China his top priority as he takes over from Mattis

Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says he will make China his top priority after taking over from General James Mattis, who was recently fired by President Donald Trump. In a meeting with military service chiefs on Wednesday, Shanahan said he was going to implement the president’s foreign policy, which has been based on countering the growing influence of China and Russia. “While we are focused on ongoing operations, Acting Secretary Shanahan told the team to remember China, China, China,” an unnamed US military official, who attended the closed-door…

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