Daily Archives: September 9, 2017

ADB says Pakistan enjoys growth despite trade contraction


September 9, 2017

KARACHI: Pakistan has experienced economic growth despite a contraction in external trade, pointing to the movement towards the localisation of supply to serve domestic demand, Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday. The country, which is one of the most populous economies in the region, recorded a decade high growth of 5.3 percent during the last fiscal year of 2016/17. …

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Egypt archaeologists unearth goldsmith’s tomb near Luxor


September 9, 2017

LUXOR: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years ago, unearthing statues, mummies and jewellery in the latest major find near the Nile city of Luxor. Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said on Saturday the tomb dated back to Egypt’s 18th Dynasty New Kingdom era — around 15th century B.C. “The …

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Massive credit bureau hack raises troubling questions


September 9, 2017

It could be the worst-ever data breach for American consumers, exposing some of the most sensitive data for a vast number of US households. The hack disclosed this week at Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus which collect consumer financial data, potentially affects 143 million US customers, or more than half the adult population. While not the largest …

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Uber acknowledges FBI probe into software tool


September 9, 2017

Uber acknowledged Friday it was the subject of a federal investigation into a software tool it used in the past aimed at interfering with competing ride-sharing operators. An Uber spokesman told AFP that “we are cooperating with the investigation” after a Wall Street Journal report on the probe, while noting that the tool is no longer being used by Uber. …

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Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligence


September 9, 2017

WASHINGTON: Swamped by too much raw intel data to sift through, US spy agencies are pinning their hopes on artificial intelligence to crunch billions of digital bits and understand events around the world. Dawn Meyerriecks, the Central Intelligence Agency’s deputy director for technology development, said this week the CIA currently has 137 different AI projects, many of them with developers …

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WhatsApp users can now text, video call at the same time


September 9, 2017

WhatsApp finally rolled out its picture-in-picture feature for video calls. The new update allows users to return to the home screen or any other app during a video call. However, the feature will be available for devices on Andriod 8.0 Oreo. The PiP feature allows users to text and video call at the same time. Photo: Android police The instant …

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Cancer mutation gains ground as test for immunotherapy drugs


September 9, 2017

Scientists are stepping up the hunt for better diagnostic tests to predict if cancer patients will benefit from costly modern immunotherapy drugs, which are transforming cancer care but remain a hit-and-miss affair. Research presented at Europe’s biggest oncology congress in Madrid adds to evidence that patients with an above average number of genetic mutations in their tumors have a better …

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Lady Gaga says taking a break after fifth album tour


September 9, 2017

Lady Gaga said Friday she plans to take a break after her current Joanne World Tour ends in mid-December. “I’m gonna take a rest,” she told a press conference at the Toronto film festival for the premiere of the documentary film “Gaga: Five Foot Two.” “I don’t know how long,” she added. “That doesn’t mean I won’t be creating, it …

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Zayn Malik’s ‘Dusk till Dawn’ music video blasts to 13 million views


September 9, 2017

Screengrab from Zayn Malik’s new music video ‘Dusk till Dawn’ Zayn Malik continues gaining popularity as the former One Direction member has dropped “Dusk till Dawn” — the first single from his second LP. The British-Pakistani star continues to collaborate with some of the biggest stars from the music industry and has teamed up with Sia this time. The song …

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Maye Musk is having the time of her life as a model at 69


September 9, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP) – The modeling world is often accused of worshipping at the fountain of youth, but at the grand old age of 69, Maye Musk, mother of Elon, is having a moment. Mother of three and grandmother of 10, the silver-haired siren with luminous skin, who frequently breaks into laughter, is walking tall alongside a bevy of younger …

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