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Ohio customer leaves $5,600 tip to split among entire staff at Toledo's Souk for Christmas
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Ohio customer leaves $5,600 tip to split among entire staff at Toledo's Souk for Christmas

The guest, who wishes to remain anonymous, was dining at Toledo's Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar on 12 December and left the massive tip for all 28 employees, including the ones who were not working on that particular day

Pandemic throws global economy into deeper decline; govts, central banks around world unleash fiscal support to tide over crisis
Business

Pandemic throws global economy into deeper decline; govts, central banks around world unleash fiscal support to tide over crisis

Separate data on Thursday showed South Korea’s trade-reliant economy, Asia’s fourth-largest, shrank at its fastest pace since 2008 as self-containment measures kept shops closed and slumping global demand hurt exports.

Raksha Bandhan 2019: Festival celebrates relationship between brother and sister; several regions have their own specific traditions
India

Raksha Bandhan 2019: Festival celebrates relationship between brother and sister; several regions have their own specific traditions

Although Raksha Bandhan is a predominantly north Indian festival, it is also celebrated in different ways across the country.

Banks to remain open in September first week contrary to social media buzz that claimed it will be closed for six days
Business

Banks to remain open in September first week contrary to social media buzz that claimed it will be closed for six days

Banks will largely remain open in the first week of September and there will be no impact on the functioning of ATMs, contrary to social media buzz that claimed banks across India will be closed for six days during the week.

North American defence agency that monitors North Korean missiles also tracks Santa Claus' delivery route
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North American defence agency that monitors North Korean missiles also tracks Santa Claus' delivery route

As it has done every year since 1955, a Canadian and American defence agency is tracking Santa Claus' path around the globe in his reindeer-powered sleigh.

Girlfriend, boyfriend rental app in demand in China as Lunar New Year holidays approach
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Girlfriend, boyfriend rental app in demand in China as Lunar New Year holidays approach

As millions in China head home to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday with their families, 24-year-old Luoluo is busy answering messages on a mobile app from desperate men looking to hire an instant girlfriend whom they can present to mom and dad.

Analysts expect Virtual assistants to top holiday sales as Smartwatches push wearables
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Analysts expect Virtual assistants to top holiday sales as Smartwatches push wearables

Virtual assistants are set to pummel virtual reality headsets in the fight for consumer dollars this holiday season, while smartwatches drive wearable sales.

Eid not on 6 July? Central govt offices in Delhi to be closed on Thursday, not Wednesday
India

Eid not on 6 July? Central govt offices in Delhi to be closed on Thursday, not Wednesday

All central government offices in the national capital will remain closed on 7 July due to Eid-ul-Fitr festival.

US toddler takes midnight tour of Salzburg in stocking feet
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US toddler takes midnight tour of Salzburg in stocking feet

A 3-year-old American girl wandered away from her family's hotel in Salzburg, Austria, around midnight Christmas Eve and investigated the city streets on her own, wearing only a nightshirt and socks.

Grumpy Old Man says: Keep your e-cards, your flickering candles and all that gooey festive sentiment
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Grumpy Old Man says: Keep your e-cards, your flickering candles and all that gooey festive sentiment

I will smack the next person who sends me a flipping e-card with a candle that goes flicker, flicker and then bursts into a flaming and incandescent ‘Happy New Year’ greeting. I already have seven of them so clearly this is one that’s top of the trending cards. Go away. I will smack you even if I have to catch a flight to find you.

Obama says no specific, credible terror threat over holidays
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Obama says no specific, credible terror threat over holidays

President Barack Obama said Thursday that U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials have received no specific, credible information suggesting a potential terrorist attack against the United States. He said Americans must be vigilant this holiday season.

There's a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes
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There's a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes

Not everyone is excited about pushing first-graders to learn the nuts and bolts of how computers work. Some critics believe that too much technology too early can interfere with a child's natural development; others warn that pushing advanced concepts on younger kids could frustrate them and turn them off computer science completely.

Buying travel insurance ? You need to know this
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Buying travel insurance ? You need to know this

Here are a few things you need to know about travel insurance

Sweltering Iraq declares four-day weekend from Thursday
| Reuters
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Sweltering Iraq declares four-day weekend from Thursday | Reuters

BAGHDAD A searing heat wave forecast to sweep through Iraq prompted the government to declare a four-day holiday starting on Thursday and order regular power cuts at state institutions. With temperatures expected to surpass 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) for at least the second time this month, the government decided to designate Thursday and Sunday official holidays, the cabinet said in a statement news-flashed on state television

Reining in attrition: Infosys gifts iPhone 6s to staff, HCL Tech gives away Mercs
Business

Reining in attrition: Infosys gifts iPhone 6s to staff, HCL Tech gives away Mercs

IT-major HCL Tech has rewarded 130 top performing employees with a Mercedes or an all-expenses-paid holiday abroad as a token of appreciation for their contribution to the company.

SpiceJet at it again: Diwali dhamaka sale offers tickets starting at Rs 899
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SpiceJet at it again: Diwali dhamaka sale offers tickets starting at Rs 899

As always the seats are limited, being sold on a first-come first-serve basis and are non-refundable.

Holiday pooper: Delhi's babus are not happy with PM Modi's Swachhta campaign
India

Holiday pooper: Delhi's babus are not happy with PM Modi's Swachhta campaign

Modi has decided to commemorate Gandhi’s birthday on a scale and style that no one in the Congress party ever imagined.

Google puts up series of festive doodles for Christmas
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Google puts up series of festive doodles for Christmas

Google has been in the Holidays mood and has been doodling for Christmas on its home page. The doodle series has been following a theme like every year and is

Google doodles a one-horse open sleigh to wish you Happy Holidays
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Google doodles a one-horse open sleigh to wish you Happy Holidays

Sticking true to its Christmas tradition, Google has released a pre-Xmas doodle to wish its users Happy Holidays. In what seems to be the first doodle in a