Daily Archives: July 4, 2019

The apps you need to travel smarter in Asia

While WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, three other mobile apps have come to dominate in Asia, thanks to the additional features they provide users. WeChat in China, Line in Thailand and KakaoTalk in South Korea combine messaging functionality like text and video with the features of Uber, Google Maps and Apple Pay — maps, ride-sharing ...

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N Korea says US ‘hell-bent on hostile acts’ despite wanting to talk

North Korea’s mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting talks between the two countries. In a statement the mission said it was responding to a US accusation that Pyongyang breached a cap on refined petroleum imports and a letter that ...

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Kim Kardashian West and Japan reach détente

Relations between Kim Kardashian West and the country of Japan eased Tuesday after Kardashian West announced that she would change the name of her shapewear line, which she had said last week would be named Kimono. That announcement of the trademark caused an uproar (kimono being a traditional Japanese garment) and invited pushback from Japanese officials. The mayor of Kyoto ...

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Facebook says some users facing outage on its platforms

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it is working to resolve issues faced by some users while sending media files on its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram. More than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 and 1,600 users reported issues with Facebook and WhatsApp, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. The website’s live outage map ...

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