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How 3x3 basketball brought 3 NRIs — Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, and Kiran Shastri — back to India
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How 3x3 basketball brought 3 NRIs — Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, and Kiran Shastri — back to India

For the past few years, the three NRI hoopers — Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, and Kiran Shastri — have been living and finding basketball professional opportunities in India, an unlikely occurrence as they all come from countries with established basketball structures to a nation that still doesn’t have a fully-fledged pro league.

NBA: Draymond Green agrees four-year contract extension with Golden State Warriors, says report
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NBA: Draymond Green agrees four-year contract extension with Golden State Warriors, says report

Three-time NBA champion Draymond Green has agreed to a four-year maximum contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, linking him to the club until mid-2024.

San Francisco airport bans sale of single-use plastic water bottles in effort to reduce carbon footprint; fliers advised to buy refillable bottles
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San Francisco airport bans sale of single-use plastic water bottles in effort to reduce carbon footprint; fliers advised to buy refillable bottles

San Francisco International airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and will require fliers to buy refillable bottles if they're not already carrying their own, US media reported.

San Francisco's Mission Street murals speak of the city's multicultural history, ethos
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San Francisco's Mission Street murals speak of the city's multicultural history, ethos

The Mission District is a Latino hub in San Francisco that also has the densest collection of street murals in all of California. If you are a street art enthusiast, this should be your first stop when you go exploring the city.

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition software by police
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San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition software by police

The ban applies to the San Francisco police and other municipal departments.

After criticism over cashless stores, Amazon opens first-ever cash-friendly store in New York
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After criticism over cashless stores, Amazon opens first-ever cash-friendly store in New York

Amazony, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, confirmed last month that it was working on a way to accept paper bill and coins

Google paid $50 million in exit package to former executive Amit Singhal who was accused of sexual harassment in 2016
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Google paid $50 million in exit package to former executive Amit Singhal who was accused of sexual harassment in 2016

Details of the exit package were revealed as part of a shareholder lawsuit against Google, one that followed a published report of payouts the company made to executives accused of sexual misconduct

IBM announces its Watson AI services to now work on rival cloud computing providers
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IBM announces its Watson AI services to now work on rival cloud computing providers

IBM will rely on an open-source software package known as Kubernetes to make the links to rival clouds.

Samsung Galaxy S10 series to launch on 20 February at an event in San Francisco
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Samsung Galaxy S10 series to launch on 20 February at an event in San Francisco

Samsung will also display a "fully functional" version of its foldable phone, the Galaxy F.

Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris doesn't rule out 2020 White House bid: A look at lawmaker's meteoric rise
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Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris doesn't rule out 2020 White House bid: A look at lawmaker's meteoric rise

Kamala Harris became San Francisco's first female district attorney in 2003 and the state's first black – and nation's first Indian American – district attorney

California wildfires: Toll rises to 78, over 1,200 people still missing; firefighters say blaze contained 50%
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California wildfires: Toll rises to 78, over 1,200 people still missing; firefighters say blaze contained 50%

A second blaze in Southern California called the Woolsey Fire started northwest of Los Angeles also on 8 November and has been moving toward the Pacific Coast.

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city ties with San Francisco for accepting donation of 'comfort women' statue
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Japan's Osaka to snap sister city ties with San Francisco for accepting donation of 'comfort women' statue

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura told reporters that endorsement by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee of a city council decision of accepting the donation of a “comfort women” statue from a private group was regrettable.

The Ocean Cleanup project dispatches 600-metre-long trash collection device to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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The Ocean Cleanup project dispatches 600-metre-long trash collection device to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The system was created by The Ocean Cleanup, an organization founded by Boyan Slat, a 24-year-old innovator from the Netherlands who first became passionate about cleaning the oceans when he went scuba diving at age 16 in the Mediterranean Sea and saw more plastic bags than fish.

'Suicidal' mechanic steals, crashes empty airplane from US' Seattle airport; officials say it was not a terrorist incident
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'Suicidal' mechanic steals, crashes empty airplane from US' Seattle airport; officials say it was not a terrorist incident

Two military F-15 jets were scrambled after a "suicidal" airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said.

Court upholds Brock Turner's sexual assault and rape convictions, says there is 'substantial proof' against ex-Stanford swimmer
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Court upholds Brock Turner's sexual assault and rape convictions, says there is 'substantial proof' against ex-Stanford swimmer

With this verdict, former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner will have to register as a sex offender for life.

California's Carr wildfire continues to rage, causes another death as it becomes state's destructive six-month-long fire
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California's Carr wildfire continues to rage, causes another death as it becomes state's destructive six-month-long fire

California's deadly Carr wildfire — now the state's sixth most destructive — has claimed another life with a power linesman killed on the job its seventh fatality

US Navy prepares to build detention centres for migrants under Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy
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US Navy prepares to build detention centres for migrants under Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

The navy would spend about $233 million to construct and operate a facility for 25,000 people for a six-month time period.

Famed gorilla Koko, known for mastering sign language, dies in California at 46
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Famed gorilla Koko, known for mastering sign language, dies in California at 46

The western lowland gorilla became one of the most famous subjects of research into how apes use language, reputedly learning more than 1,000 words in American Sign Language, and becoming the subject of books and television shows.

General Motors agrees to settle lawsuit with motorcyclist hit by self-driving car in San Francisco
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General Motors agrees to settle lawsuit with motorcyclist hit by self-driving car in San Francisco

General Motors Co agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist involved in a minor crash with one of its self-driving cars in San Francisco

IIT topper's suit for Rs 5 crore damages: Delhi High Court pulls up FIIT-JEE for not willing to settle claims
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IIT topper's suit for Rs 5 crore damages: Delhi High Court pulls up FIIT-JEE for not willing to settle claims

The Delhi High Court has pulled up renowned coaching institute FIIT-JEE for not willing to settle the claims of an IIT-joint entrance exam topper, who has sought damages of over Rs 5 crore from the institute for allegedly misusing his name and achievements in its promotional advertisements.