Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Cancer immunotherapy proves itself in earlier-stage disease

 MADRID: Cancer doctors are widening the net for immunotherapy, a hot new class of drugs that enlist the body’s defenses in the fight against tumors. The latest research shared with 23,000 experts at Europe’s top oncology meeting shows how medicines that have already delivered durable benefits in metastatic disease can also work well at an earlier stage. The findings promise …

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India’s auto industry gears up for government’s electric vehicles push

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s aggressive push to electrify all new vehicles by 2030 is compelling auto part manufacturers and carmakers to draw up early plans for electrification, company executives said. A new auto policy is in the works and will include a roadmap for electric vehicles, a government official said, adding that this is likely to be made public …

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Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life. The unveiling of a dramatically redesigned iPhone will likely be the marquee moment Tuesday when Apple hosts its …

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Car-sharing means fewer cars, busier roads in 2030: study

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) – A boom in car-sharing could slash the number of vehicles on European roads by 80 million by 2030, a study published Monday predicts. But roads could become busier even as Europe s fleet of cars falls from 280 to 200 million, consultancy PwC forecasts, as shared vehicles will be used much more frequently than privately-owned …

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Oil edges up as Saudis discuss extending supply cut

TOKYO: Oil prices edged up on Monday after the Saudi oil minister discussed possibly extending a pact to cut global oil supplies beyond March 2018 with his Venezuelan and Kazakh counterparts. News of the talks on Sunday helped offset downward pressure on oil prices amid worries that energy demand would be hit hard by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. The …

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Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY: An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest. Cara Mund, from Bismarck, North Dakota, a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, who has been accepted to Notre Dame’s law school, trained for several summers with …

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Tom Alter diagnosed with cancer

(Web Desk) – Tom Alter, a veteran theatre, film and television actor and former sports journalist has been diagnosed with cancer, timesofindia.com reported on Monday. Alter, who is a gold medalist from Film and Television Institute of India in Pune has worked in more than 300 films and several telly shows. The man interviewed Sachin Tendulkar for the first time …

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Momina Mustehsan opens up about her struggle with depression

 Pakistan’s singing sensation Momina Mustehsan, in a three-part video posted on Instagram, opened up about overcoming depression. The singer, who became a household name after her Afreen Afreen performance with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, cleared the misperceptions that her life is not as easy as people think it is. “What people see is the other side of the story,” she …

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Spicey skits bring an Emmy for Melissa McCarthy

LOS ANGELES: Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy on Sunday for her spoofs of former White House spokesman Sean Spicer on “Saturday Night Live” in television sketches that went viral With slicked back hair and wearing ill-fitting suits, McCarthy played Spicer, whom she dubbed Spicey, as an enraged man who attacks the media, craves the praise of his boss, and rides …

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Damon, Clooney defend black family’s portrayal in ‘Suburbicon’

TORONTO: The African-American family struggling to fit into an all-white suburb in 1950s America in the George Clooney-directed dark satire Suburbicon was intentionally portrayed in a one-dimensional way, actor Matt Damon said on Sunday. The film — based on a script written by Joel and Ethan Coen — stars Damon and Julianne Moore and depicts the violent efforts of the …

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