Android 11: The Beta Launch Show Delayed Amid Protests in the US

Alphabet’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States. “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate,” Google said in …
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Assam woman arrested after showing off stolen jewellery via Tik-Tok

The urge to show off her possessions — jewellery and designer clothes —via Tik-Tok videos led Assam police to a crack a case of theft. Nabajyoti Payeng of Suruj Nagar village in eastern Assam’s Jorhat district had a few days ago informed the local police that his maidservant Sumi Kalita was missing. He also reported …
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Netflix Acquires Hollywood’s Historic Egyptian Theatre

Netflix completed its purchase of Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre on Friday, helping to confirm the streaming giant’s newfound central position in the movie industry. The Los Angeles theatre built in 1922 claims to have hosted Hollywood’s first ever movie premiere — “Robin Hood” — and will be used by Netflix for movie premieres as well …
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Schoolgirl set ablaze case: accused detained under Goondas Act

Collector A. Annadurai on Saturday invoked the provisions of the Goondas Act against two former AIADMK functionaries G. Murugan, 52 and K. Kaliyaperumal, 60, who were accused of setting ablaze a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Sirumadurai colony earlier this month. The incident took place on May 11, when the accused went to the victim’s house. The …
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Samsung Galaxy M11, Galaxy M01 Set to Launch in India on June 2, Flipkart Reveals

Samsung Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01 are set to launch in India on June 2, Flipkart revealed through a couple of teasers. The e-commerce site also confirms that both new Samsung phones will be available for purchase shortly after the official launch. The Galaxy M11 was unveiled as the successor to the Galaxy M10 and …
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Donald Trump Says US Terminating Relationship With World Health Organisation

Washington: President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the World Health Organization, which he says failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus. Trump first suspended funding to the UN agency a month ago, accusing it of mismanaging its handling of the global pandemic. Then 10 …
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SpaceX Starship Rocket Prototype Explodes on Texas Test Pad

A prototype of SpaceX’s upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk’s space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the launch vehicle for the first time. The testing explosion was unrelated to SpaceX’s upcoming launch of two NASA astronauts from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center using …
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WHO, 37 Countries Launch Alliance To Share Tools To Battle COVID-19

The WHO issued a “Solidarity Call to Action”, asking other stakeholders to join the voluntary push. Zurich: Thirty-seven countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed on Friday for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic, taking aim at patent laws they fear could become a barrier to …
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SpaceX-NASA Mission: ‘No Decision’ on Next Launch Attempt for Historic Milestone

A final decision on a launch attempt for SpaceX’s milestone mission to the International Space Station on Saturday afternoon will take place after assessing the weather that morning, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said Friday. Fears of a lightning strike postponed the initial takeoff attempt on Wednesday of what would have been the first crewed rocket …
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US Firms In Hong Kong Awake To “Sad Day” As Trump Vows To Curb Economic Ties

Trump has said China had broken its word over Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said on Saturday it was “a sad day” for the global financial centre, hours after US President Donald Trump moved toward stripping the city of its special treatment in a bid to …
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