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TikTok Shakes Up Social Media with Photo-Sharing App “Notes”
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TikTok Shakes Up Social Media with Photo-Sharing App “Notes”

TikTok is making a move into Instagram's territory. They recently launched a new app called TikTok Notes that focuses on photo sharing and text posts, similar to Instagram's core features. TikTok Notes is currently in its early stages and only available for testing in select countries like Canada and Australia. TikTok, the popular video-sharing platform, has quietly launched a new app called "Notes" in Australia and Canada. This app is designed for sharing still images and text, similar to Meta's Instagram, but with some differences. What is Notes? It is a dedicated space for sharing photos and text content. It's a place where users can express their creativity through images and captions. Do I need a new account? No, you can use your existing TikTok account to access Notes. If y...
Iranian pilgrims Travel to Saudi Arabia for Umrah
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Iranian pilgrims Travel to Saudi Arabia for Umrah

Iranian pilgrims traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, a pilgrimage Muslims can undertake any time of year. This marks the first time in nearly ten years that Iranian Muslims have been allowed to participate in Umrah. The resumption of Umrah travel follows a period of strained relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iranian pilgrims are now able to go to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, a pilgrimage they couldn't do for almost ten years because of problems between Iran and Saudi Arabia. As reported by Iran's official news agency, the first group of pilgrims left Iran to go to Saudi Arabia from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport. “The first group of Umrah pilgrims departed Iran for Saudi Arabia through the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran,” Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported. This ...
Apple Removes WhatsApp and Threads from China App Store
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Apple Removes WhatsApp and Threads from China App Store

Apple complied with a request from the Chinese government to remove WhatsApp and Threads, both owned by Meta, from the App Store in China. The Chinese government cited national security concerns as the reason. It's important to note that WhatsApp was already largely inaccessible in China due to the Great Firewall. This move further restricts access to these communication apps. Apple has taken down two popular messaging apps, WhatsApp and Threads, from its app store in China. The Chinese government ordered this removal, citing concerns about national security. Along with these, Telegram and Signal, two other foreign messaging apps, were also removed. “The Cyberspace Administration of China ordered the removal of these apps from the China storefront based on their national security co...
Australia Urges Its Citizen to Leave Israel After Strike On Iran
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Australia Urges Its Citizen to Leave Israel After Strike On Iran

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advised its citizens to leave Israel due to concerns about safety after reports of possible strike by Israel on Iran. Australia alert its citizens after reports of a possible strike by Israel on Iran. They issues a warning on its Smartraveller account, stating that there is a high risk of military actions and terrorist attacks in Israel and the surrounding region. They cautioned that the security situation could get worse quickly.  The advisory Urged people of Australia in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories to depart if it is safe to do so. It also highlighted potential disruptions to travel, such as airspace closures and cancelled flights, particularly at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.  ...
Different Religions Waiting For Their End Of Time Saviors
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Different Religions Waiting For Their End Of Time Saviors

Across many religions around the world, there exists the concept of an end of time savior. A messianic figure who will usher in a time of peace, justice, and renewal. Here's a look at some of the major religions and the saviors they await. People from various religions around the world are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their spiritual leaders, known as end of time saviors. Each of these religious traditions has prophecies or teachings about a future figure who will bring justice, and peace to the world. Many believe that the arrival of their respective saviors will mark a new era of harmony and righteousness. Some of the prominent ones are as follows. Hinduism Hindus have been waiting for Kalki Avtar for 3,700 years. Hindus believe in Kalki, the tenth and final avatar of...