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France seeks 600 mn in taxes from Microsoft: report


August 31, 2017

PARIS (AFP) – France s tax authority is seeking 600 million euros ($715 million) from Microsoft s local subsidiary for billing French customers from Ireland, the weekly L Express reported on Wednesday. The magazine reported that the bills concerned internet advertising and keywords for internet searches. Despite a considerable presence in France, Microsoft paid only 32.2 million euros in corporate …

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Apple sets likely iPhone event for September 12


August 31, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple sent out invitations Thursday to a first-ever media event in the Steve Jobs Theater at its new “spaceship” campus in Silicon Valley. The keenly anticipated event set for September 12 is expected to star iPhone models marking the tenth anniversary of the culture-changing smartphones. In trademark style, Apple revealed little in the invitation that provided …

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Lack of REM sleep tied to increased risk of dementia


August 31, 2017

People who spend less time in deep, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may be more likely to develop dementia than individuals who get better quality rest, a recent study suggests. Patients with dementia often have difficulty sleeping, but previous research has offered a mixed picture of which comes first – the cognitive decline or the sleep deficit. For the current …

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Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses


August 31, 2017

NEW YORK: Amazon.com has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit by a couple who claims defective eclipse glasses purchased through the online retailer damaged their eyes. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in South Carolina on Tuesday evening, Corey Payne and his fiancée, Kayla Harris, said they purchased a three-pack of eclipse glasses on Amazon in early …

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Miss working in comedy movies: Salman Khan


August 31, 2017

Bollywood’s ‘Bhaijaan’ Salman Khan, while speaking to media, expressed a desire to work in more comedy movies, according to Times of India. Salman, who wooed the audiences in comedy blockbusters such as Andaz Apna Apna, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Judwaa and Ready, remarked that he is trying to work in a comedy movie but has yet to find any interesting scripts. …

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Annette Bening says women progressing in film biz


August 31, 2017

VENICE: US actress Annette Bening said Wednesday she believes women are making progress in the movie industry, despite only one female-directed film making it into the competition selection at Venice, where she is chairing the awards jury. “There is sexism, of course, no question. But I think things are changing,” the Hollywood star said on the opening day of the …

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Kardashians pledge $500,000 as celebs rally for Harvey storm relief


August 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES: Kim Kardashian and her family on Tuesday donated a collective $500,000 to storm Harvey relief efforts, joining celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, NFL player J.J. Watt and comedian Kevin Hart who have pledged funds to help the tens of thousands affected by the devastation in Texas. Kardashian, her sisters Khloe and Kourtney and mom Kris Jenner made …

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Rabi Pirzadi to play main role in film ‘Court Marriage’


August 31, 2017

LAHORE (APP): Pakistani famous singer and actress Rabi Pirzada has been cast for central role in film ‘Court Marriage’. Talking to APP, Shahzad Gujjar, director of film ‘Court Marriage’, said that the shooting of this film will be started immediately after Eid-ul-Azha, adding that he will complete the film within few months. He said the film is based on a …

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Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Liverpool for $45.1 million


August 31, 2017

LONDON, (AFP) – England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Arsenal, his new club announced on Thursday. Liverpool did not disclose the transfer fee, but they are believed to have paid $45.1 million (37.9 million euros) for the midfielder s services. Liverpool said the 24-year-old had signed a “long-term contract”, which is thought to be a …

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Tennis: Shapovalov – from Davis Cup villain to US Open sensation


August 31, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP) – Denis Shapovalov became the youngest man in 10 years to reach the US Open third round Wednesday and credited his breakthrough to being defaulted from a Davis Cup tie for firing a ball into an umpire’s eye. The 18-year-old Canadian qualifier stunned French eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), a victory which followed a …

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