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Five killed as van plunges in ravine; 38 injured in other mishaps

LOWER DIR: A passenger van plunged into ravine in Lower Dir area, killing at least five people, ARY News reported Sunday. Police said the incident occurred due to speeding, when a van’s driver tried to negotiate a sharp curve and lost control. Rescue teams and police reached the spot shortly after the incident and helped shifting the bodies and injured to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, at least eight people were injured when a car overturned near Ghaggar Phattak area. The injured were shifted to a hospital by rescue…

WhatsApp co-founder sees challenges in US and other markets

CALIFORNIA: Boosting the adoption of messaging service WhatsApp in the United States and some other markets is proving difficult, co-founder Brian Acton said, but the company will still create substantial revenue for prospective parent Facebook Inc. “Growth in the United States is a challenge for us,” Acton said on Wednesday after a talk at StartX, an incubator for young companies affiliated with Stanford University. He also cited Japan and Taiwan as countries where “we could have been more successful with a little bit…