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Syra Sharif

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Tornado in Saskatchewan wedding photos goes viral

Saskatoon - Photographer Colleen Niska was taking photos of a bride and groom on a rural road in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan when she noticed that there was a tornado in the distance.

Tesla to investigate why stolen Model S crashed, split in half

Los Angeles - Tesla Motors is ready to investigate why a stolen Model S Sedan split in half at the end of a high speed chase in Los Angeles early July 4. The Model S reportedly hit two other cars and a lamp post, splitting in half and starting a battery fire.

NASA announces plans for a greenhouse on Mars

Wednesday, NASA announced that plants on Mars may begin growing by 2021 in isolated conditions. The next Mars rover will launch in mid-2020 and an experiment to send growing plant life with the rover to the Red Planet is in the works.

Op-Ed: We stare at a screen for too long: The increase in myopia

You’re reading this by looking at a screen, but the truth is that your eyes are getting tired a bit with all that you already do. Over the last several years, it was found that myopia rates have increased significantly.

New study reports that depression can be found through blood test

Many people can go through depression in their lifetime, though a new test can find whether it has the ability to affect one’s daily life. How? Through the blood.

CEO stalked, threatened by avid gun supporters for 'smart gun'

There are likely few people that are unaware that the U.S. has a gun problem, though finding a solution that all will agree with proves to be more difficult.

New study finds prescription drugs and multivitamins a bad mix

A new study that was released Tuesday reported that one in three American adults take prescription drugs and multivitamins at the same time. Many people likely take multivitamins, though they cannot be substituted in place of prescription drugs.

Pakistani media in question after one journalist is shot

Recently, a prominent Pakistani television newscaster for Geo News was attacked, setting off questions about the country’s media practices. Mir was shot six times, in an April 19 attack while walking to a Karachi television studio.

WATCH: Teaser trailer for Girl Meets World released

Last year it was officially announced that Disney was planning to move forward with 'Girl Meets World,' a short trailer of which was finally released this week. The teaser is the first footage of the much anticipated show.

Study finds active Twitter use puts a strain on relationships

You’re probably on Twitter, but if not you still know just how much people use it to connect with others in their daily life.

Op-Ed: The push towards online grocery is all the rage right now

It’s not hard to find whatever you need online, from electronics to clothes and furniture and now groceries through some companies.

Thieves steal from luggage in LAX theft ring

Los Angeles - It was reported Thursday that baggage handlers had stolen from bags, part of a months-long investigation into workers stealing items.

Video of 20 strangers kissing goes viral

Imagine having to kiss a complete stranger, well one filmmaker took that idea and made it real. Director Tatia Pilieva posted a video of 20 strangers kissing on March 10 and the video has already garnered more than 15 million views (and rising).

Students expelled for cheering on opposing cricket team

Cheering for your favorite cricket team is a lot harder to do when you live amid political and state tensions. Sixty-seven students in a university in Uttar Pradesh sent students home from Kashmir for celebrating Pakistan’s win against India.

Op-Ed: Journalism thrives off the Internet

Ask anyone today whether they think journalism is dead and their answer will depend on what medium they prefer to find their news. Most people today likely get much of their news online.

Bill Watterson pens first comic since end of Calvin and Hobbes

Bill Watterson, the creator of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" has just created a movie poster for an upcoming documentary.

European Union approves stricter anti-smoking laws

Wednesday, parliament in the European Union voted for tougher anti-smoking laws, aimed at making it harder to want to smoke at all.

Disney releases new cloud based movies app

Tuesday, Disney released Disney Movies Anywhere, a new cloud app that makes watching movies from Disney and parent companies easier.

Angelina Jolie visits with displaced Syrian refugee children

This past weekend, actress and United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Lebanon to meet with displaced Syrian refugees.

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies at the age of 110

Alice-Herz Sommer, a holocaust survivor, died Sunday in London. Herz-Sommer took great pride in her music, saying “my world is music” in a short film about her which has been nominated for best short documentary at next week’s Academy Awards.
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