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Tinder charges according to age on Internet

Tinder, a popular dating app, intends to charge older users more for premium features in Tinder Plus. In the United States those over the age of 30 face double the fee to use functions such as Passport and Rewind. The determining age varies from country to country. Tinder says that the reason for this pricing model is based on under 30s’ ability to pay versus over 30s’ ability to pay.

Cartel leader captured in Mexico

The Mexican Army and the Mexican Federal Police arrested the leader of the Zetas drug cartel in the city of Monterrey. The capture of Omar Trevino Morales came a week after Mexican Federal Police arrested Servando Gomez, the leader of the Knights Templar cartel. Morales had been wanted in Mexico and in the United States for drug trafficking, murder and kidnapping. Morales was taken to Mexico City and presented to the media before being taken to prison.

US Ambassador attacked in South Korea

The United States ambassador to South Korea suffered a knife attack while he was attending a breakfast meeting. Mark Lippert was slashed across the face and left hand. Blood was seen spattered on the dining table and in the breakfast.

Lippert was taken to a hospital immediately, where his injuries were described as non-life-threatening. “Doing well & in great spirits,” he tweeted shortly afterward. “Will be back ASAP!” The assailant, Kim Ki-Jong, was quickly subdued by security.

Kim has a history of violent demonstration against the North/South Korean split. He believes in a reunification of the two Koreas and that the United States is a major obstacle to such a realization.

Although people like Kim are in the minority in South Korea, they have considerable influence. At one point, they formed a political party and won five seats in Parliament.

Malaysians remember missing plane

Malaysians remembered the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 on the one year anniversary of the plane’s disappearance. Ceremonies took place throughout the day Sunday. Additionally, the Malaysian government issued a report.

Although filled with interviews and details on the plane’s disposition around the time of the disappearance, it reportedly contains no new clues pertaining to the cause of the disappearance.

Neither does it contain information pointing to the location of the wreckage. Families of those on board MH370 dismissed the report as useless.

Flight MH370 vanished last year while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. No trace of the plane, its crew or the passengers has been found. However, the search is ongoing in the southern Indian Ocean.

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