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WhatsApp is extending deadline to delete messages

CALIFORNIA: Just a few months after WhatsApp introduced its much-awaited feature, the messaging app is planning to make drastic change to the option that allows users to delete their sent messages. WhatsApp had last year released a new…

Shraddha Kapoor’s Diwali message wins hearts

The Hindu community is celebrating Diwali -- the Festival of Lights -- today across the globe with traditional zeal. The Hindu community  traditionally buys fire crackers to celebrate this occasion along with lighting lamps. Bursting…

Unsent text message passes for will in Australia

MELBOURNE: A dead man's unsent text message leaving his home and pension to his brother rather than his wife and son and signed off with a smiley face emoji has been ruled a legitimate will by an Australian court. The draft message…

Fisherman nets message in a bottle in isolated Gaza

GAZA: For Palestinian fisherman Jihad al-Soltan, it was a surprise summer catch -- a message in a bottle that he netted off a Gaza beach. It had bobbed its way in the Mediterranean for nearly 800 km (500 miles) from the Greek island of…

World’s oldest message in a bottle discovered

LONDON: A 108-year-old postcard offering a shilling in exchange for its return to an English marine research institute is now officially the world's oldest message in a bottle after being recovered in Germany.