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BMW launches Uber-like car-hailing service in US state

TENNESSEE: Germany-based globally renowned firm BMW has launched an Uber-like car-hailing service named Access by BMW in Tennessee. BMW has started a pilot program today in Tennesse which will provide unlimited access to BMW cars for a flat predetermined monthly fee. This service can only be availed by the pre-registered members. “It’s a very small pilot; just enough to get our feet wet and see what happens,” BMW spokesperson Accessible by a smartphone app, Access by BMW works with both on Android and Apple-powered…

White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, USA: About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis took to the streets of the small Tennessee city of Shelbyville on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, which sued the federal government over the issue earlier this year. The "White Lives Matter" rally, organized by some of the same groups involved in a Virginia march in August that turned violent, drew an equal number of counter-demonstrators and a heavy police presence. After Shelbyville, the protesters were due to travel about 35 miles…

WATCH: Nurse sings dying patient’s favourite song to comfort her

An incredible footage has captured a beautiful moment when a nurse sings special song for a dying cancer patient to comfort her in hospital bed. The nurse’s extremely kind gesture has won million hearts on the internet after the video was shared on Facebook and YouTube. Margaret Smith, 63, of Nashville, Tennessee in the US, reportedly suffered from liver cancer for about a year and was too ill to survive a transplant. Holding her patient’s hand, nurse Olivia Nuefelder sung Ms Smith her favorite song Dancing in…

WWE superstar Kane set to begin his ‘political career’

WASHINGTON: WWE superstar Kane has planned to run for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee that will bring the curtain down on his 22-year wrestling career. Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, has not been appearing in the WWE for some time after suffering from injury, with his latest appearance coming in a victory over Baron Corbin on Smackdown. The 49-year-old has announced his Republican candidacy for Knox County in 2018, which is located east of the city of Nashville, and it will not be his first venture into…

Several children killed in US school bus crash

WASHINGTON: Several children were killed Monday in the US state of Tennessee when a school bus carrying up to 35 students plowed into a tree, officials said. Images broadcast on local media showed the bus flipped on its side in the eastern city of Chattanooga with a tree splicing its center. There were conflicting reports about the number of children killed, with multiple US media stating that six students had died, citing the Hamilton County Office of the District Attorney General. When contacted by AFP, the office…