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  • Twitter Loves This 'Spoke To My Ex' Joke So Much, Everyone's Posting One
    By now you've probably seen a few jokes beginning with the words "spoke to my ex" on social media. Twitter was busy all of yesterday and today posting these jokes after one version of it went viral. It all started when Twitter user Namrata Datta read a version of it somewhere, liked it and tweeted it. People not only loved the joke itself but also began posting several versions of it, making it trend on Twitter.
  • Ouch. Oz Prime Minister's Brutal Takedown Of Opposition Leader Is Viral
    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been in the international headlines recently after US President Donald Trump reportedly hung up on him, ending an uncomfortable official phone call. However, in no way must it be thought that Mr Turnbull is incapable of launching verbal missiles of his own. See for evidence his scathing attack on Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition Labor Party in the Australian parliament, calling him a "simpering sycophant" and "parasite."
  • Saina Nehwal Tweets Hilarious Video Of Her 'Mad Sister'. Prepare To ROFL
    After her huge win at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix, badminton ace Saina Nehwal seems to be in a happy state of mind. This video, shared by her on February 9 really proves she's having a great time at home. The video doesn't feature Saina but her "mad sister," as she puts it, instead. It shows Chandranshu Nehwal, Saina's older sister, laughing uncontrollably.
  • Donald Trump Is Being Subtly Trolled By Former White House Photographer
    Former official White House photographer Pete Souza captured many beautiful and memorable moments during ex-POTUS Barack Obama's presidency. However, even with Obama out of the White House, Pete Souza's pictures of his former boss haven't dried up. Mr Souza has been subtly throwing shade at current US President Donald Trump through his pictures. Every time President Trump has a controversial moment, an old picture of Barack Obama seems to pop up.
  • Gaza's 'Spider-Man' Contortionist Enters Record Books
    A young Palestinian contortionist known in Gaza as "Spider-Man" has entered the Guinness book of records, his trainer said Thursday.
  • Viral Video Shows Handler Massaging Tennis Ball Out Of Snake's Mouth
    A video, shared by an Australian organisation that helps with the removal of reptiles, is currently going viral on social media. The video shows a snake handler massaging a snake to help it throw up a tennis ball it had swallowed. Shared on February 8, the Facebook video has collected over 1.1 million views, some 1,500 reactions and more than 1,700 shares on the social networking site.
  • Farhan Akhtar's Twitter Outrage Over Bizarre Experiment In Class IV Book
    Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has expressed his outrage over a bizarre experiment mentioned in a Class IV textbook. In a tweet, shared some five hours before writing this, Farhan said: "This. Is. Just. Unbelievable." Several people have responded to Farhan's tweet, which has collected over 1,200 retweets so far.
  • Donald Trump's Bathrobe Pic Hilariously Photoshopped. Mischief Managed
    If you spend any time at all on the Internet, chances are you've already seen countless pictures showing US President Donald Trump wearing a bathrobe. Bored after sharing several photos of POTUS in a bathrobe, social media moved on - only to begin a raging Photoshop battle over one of these very pictures.
  • She Was Raped By Him At 16. Years Later, They Tell Their Story Together
    Nine years after she was raped by her former boyfriend, Iceland resident Thordis Elva wrote a letter to her rapist Tom Stranger. She didn't expect a reply but did receive one - surprisingly it was a confession, full of regret, from him. After writing to each other, they eventually met again and have since co-authored a book about the rape and its traumatic aftermath. Ms Elva and Mr Stranger recently delivered a TED Talk together to share their story of reconciliation. The poignant talk is currently going viral.
  • Ellen DeGeneres Shares Tired Mum's Video Of 'Most Polite Intruder'
    Being a mother is a great experience and rewarding in many ways but all moms need a break sometimes. So, as a special treat to stressed out mum's, television host Ellen DeGeneres started a special contest. The challenge requires mothers to share videos of themselves showing exactly why they need a time-out from their children, titled 'Ellen, Take Me Away'. During her recent show, Ellen featured one such tired mom's hilarious video.
  • Sinkhole Opens Up Near Australian Prime Minister's Sydney Home
    A sinkhole opened up less than 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's home in the wealthy Sydney suburb of Point Piper, media said on Wednesday, after a night of heavy rain and flash flooding.
  • Misha, Adira And Other Kids Whose Social Media Debuts Made Headlines
    A day after sharing a hazy glimpse of his little princess, Shahid Kapoor has finally shared a proper picture of his daughter Misha. Earlier today, the Udta Punjab actor posted a beautiful picture of the six-month-old on Instagram. Since being shared, Misha's first picture has created a huge buzz online. However, Misha isn't the only celebrity kid whose social media debut made headlines. Here's a look at five children (including Misha) whose first pictures, shared by their famous parents, brought smiles to everyone's faces.
  • Sushma Swaraj Promises To Help Sikh Man Working In Saudi Arabia After SOS
    In response to yet another SOS on Twitter, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised to help a Sikh man working in Saudi Arabia after watching a video message posted by him. In his message, the man, not named, talks about not being paid by the company he's working for.
  • Valentine's Day: Mumbai <i>Meri Jaan</i>, Here's How To Plan The Perfect Date
    A global guide to romance - from restaurants to boat rides to chartered planes - just in time for Valentine's Day.
  • It's 'Propose Day' Or, As Twitter Calls It, Rejection Day. Cue The Jokes
    Those of you who don't do too well with the romance associated with 'Propose Day' and are just looking for a laugh or two, these tweets are pretty much all you need.

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