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Facebook reaches 2 billion users as revenue jumps

CALIFORNIA: Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit surged as its ranks of monthly users closed in on two billion, but warned of rising expenses and slowing revenue growth. The leading social network said it made a…

Afghan opium cultivation jumps 10% in 2016: UN

KABUL: Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, a sharp rise owing to favourable weather, growing insecurity and a drop in international support for counter-narcotics operations, the UN said Sunday. Cultivation…

Man jumps White House fence, triggering lockdown

WASHINGTON: A man draped in an American flag jumped over the fence of the White House while President Barack Obama was inside with his family celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, officials and US media said.