Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

Facebook to clamp down on who can cash in on ads

COLOGNE: Facebook has tightened its rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it is too simple for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in. The world’s largest social network implemented the new standards with immediate effect to make it clearer which publishers can earn money on Facebook and with …

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Apple: Will a $1,000 phone deliver a $1 trillion company?

(AAPL.O) stock market value on the day of its newest iPhone launch towers over its next-largest rival and has Wall Street asking: Will it be the first listed company to crack the Big T? If history is any guide, the unveiling on Tuesday of the iPhone X – the 10-year anniversary edition of Apple’s ubiquitous device – signals that the …

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World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity: study

PARIS (AFP) – Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review published Wednesday. At the same time, less than five percent of countries were likely to reach the UN goal of reducing suicides, road deaths and child obesity …

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Two more dead due to dengue in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Dengue claimed two more lives on Wednesday in Peshawar, taking the total tally of overall deaths due to the disease in the province to 23. According to hospital officials, one woman named Muslima, who was being treated at Khyber Teaching Hospital, and a man named Pervez, succumbed to dengue on Wednesday. Pervez was under treatment at the Hayyatabad Medical …

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Football: Matthaeus slams Ribery for shirt-throwing tantrum

BERLIN (AFP) – Germany legend Lothar Matthaeus has criticised France winger Franck Ribery for throwing his Bayern Munich shirt in temper after being substituted late in the Champions League win over Anderlecht. Having picked up an early booking for arguing with the referee in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over the Belgian side, Ribery was taken off with 12 minutes to go …

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World XI stun Pakistan by 7 wickets to level series

LAHORE: Brilliant batting by Hashim Amla and Thisara Perera enabled World XI to win by seven wickets against Pakistan in the second T20 match of the Independence Cup, held at Gaddafi stadium on Wednesday. World XI required 175 runs to win the match, which the visiting side achieved with one ball to spare. The series now stands 1-1 with one …

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Formula One: Honda ‘committed to F1, says sport’s CEO

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Formula One chief Chase Carey said on Wednesday he was confident that Honda was in F1 for the long haul as reports said McLaren was about to confirm its split with the Japanese engine-maker. Carey met Honda executives at this month’s Italian Grand Prix and said they seemed excited about the future of Formula One, despite the …

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Marcelo extends Real Madrid contract

MADRID (AFP) – Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo extended his 11-year stay with the Spanish giants by signing a new contract until 2022, the club announced on Wednesday. The Brazilian, 29, has won three Champions League and four La Liga titles in over 400 appearances since joining from Fluminense in 2006. “Real Madrid and Marcelo have agreed to extend the contract …

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Celebrities raise $44 million for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

LOS ANGELES: A celebrity-packed telethon for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma raised some $44 million, organizers said on Wednesday, after more than 130 stars including George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber joined forces to sing, man the phones or appeal for donations. The hour-long Hand in Hand telethon, which aired across broadcast, cable and digital platforms …

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