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Carol City High student arrested; gun seized after social media threats, authorities say   9%

A Miami Carol City Senior High School student was arrested and a weapon was confiscated after the district received a tip the student threatened another student on social media, Miami-Dade … Click to Continue »

Flagging Support: Iranians Defy Officials By Refusing To Tread On U.S., Israeli Banners   1%

A video showing students at Tehran's Shahid Beheshti University refusing to walk on U.S. and Israeli flags went viral on social media over the weekend and featured in a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump. Similar incidents suggest a growing opposition to disrespecting U.S. flags and shouting "Death to America," two practices that have been part of Iranian propaganda for four decades.

Step aside, kitties. Sheep are taking over the internet   11%

In videos and on social media, the gentle animals are finding fans as #FarmLife life starts to become a vicarious pleasure.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry emphasise charity work in first Instagram post since announcement   3%

Duke and duchess announced this week they would continue to share updates via social media

Putting controls on your kids' gaming is a key part of being a parent | Keith Stuart   -13%

A new campaign that encourages parents to engage with games is long overdue. It’s time for parents to overcome technophobia

For three years, I’ve spoken at schools about video games and social media. The small groups of parents who have attended often tell me similar stories: their sons and daughters are “addicted” to Fortnite, to Pokemon, to Minecraft, and they feel powerless about what they can do. When I tell them about parental controls – built-in tools on all games machines that let you limit access to games – many are bewildered or agitated, even though such controls have been a feature of console design for a decade.

Video game trade body Ukie has launched a campaign to encourage more parents and carers to use parental controls, teaming up with ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand. The organisation wants to raise awareness that everything from screen time to in-game purchases can be monitored and controlled. Last year, an NSPCC study found that only 19% of parents with children aged five to 15 use family controls on internet-connected devices.

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'We are genuinely scared': New York Jews say Hanukkah attack shows 'words have consequences'   5%

'I think there is much hatred on social media: It used to be people who post anonymously, now people don’t even hide their hateful rhetoric on social media – it has to be denounced,' says local Jewish community leader after five stabbed in attack

Israeli food makers break the rules in marketing to the young   19%

Social media have created new, potent opportunities to pitch soft drinks, snacks and desserts.

CNNs Abby Phillip to Bernie Sanders: We dont believe you   -28%

Though she has been slammed on social media, she was merely standing behind CNN's reporting.

Iraqis capture ISIS mufti so obese a TRUCK has to take him into custody, sparking slew of Twitter memes   3%

A top ISIS leader dubbed ‘Jabba the Hutt’ has been captured in Mosul – but proved so obese that removing him from his bolthole required the assistance of a truck, drawing a deluge of memes and jokes at his expense on social media.
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No Arabs please: Job rejection sparks racial controversy in Germany   11%

Modern Germany is a byword for racial tolerance, yet one architecture firm’s blunt response to an Egyptian job applicant has ignited a storm of controversy on social media.
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'Barnacle' car windscreen clamp sparks student fury   3%

Students shared tips on how to remove the barnacle device on social media.

Accusation that Angels' Mike Trout has exemption to use HGH shot down by MLB   1%

American League MVP Mike Trout got dragged into the rumor mill as the MLB sign-stealing scandal reached new levels of accusations on social media.

USC left tackle Austin Jackson announces he will enter NFL draft   1%

Junior left tackle Austin Jackson announced on social media that he will forgo his final season of eligibility at USC and declare for the NFL draft.

Pelosi calls Facebook a 'shameful' company that helped in 'misleading the American people'   -14%

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Facebook as a "shameful" company on Thursday, further escalating tensions between Democratic leadership and the social media giant.

Tyler Perry knows which part of 'A Fall From Grace' will have you yelling   3%

Please don't spoil Tyler Perry's new movie on social media.

PM Modi prays for Shabana's speedy recovery   -26%

The shocking news of veteran actress Shabana Azmi's unfortunate car accident has shocked the entire nation. While several Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Swara Bhasker and others took to social media to pray for her speedy recovery, PM Narendra Modi to takes to social media to express his concern.

How Twitch viewers helped police narrow down location of possible child abuser in just hours   -14%

A video game streamer sprung into action after he spotted a disturbing video on social media. He spent the next 24 hours tracking down evidence and providing it to police. The result was a Calgary woman being charged for allegedly assaulting a child.

Pensacola Navy base shooting was 'act of terrorism,' attorney general says   3%

An investigation revealed that the gunman, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, posted anti-American, anti-Israeli and jihadi messages on his social media.

Among the Sober and Sober Curious? Your Bartender   3%

As interest in Dry January and sobriety rises, and as social media opens up new conversations, the bar business has begun to evolve.