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Antibody cocktail halts Zika in monkeys: study

A cocktail of three antibodies has shown promise in preventing Zika virus infection in monkeys, and moves next into trials in humans, researchers said Wednesday. The mosquito-borne Zika virus swept across Latin America, the Caribbean and southern United States in 2015 and 2016, sparking a global health emergency due to its ability to cause brain-related birth defects. While the threat …

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Facebook tests desktop chat apps

(Web Desk) – Facebook is testing desktop chat apps for Mac as well as Windows and beta versions have already been rolled out, spokesperson for Workplace for Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. The beta versions, for now, are being supervised by Workplace by Facebook which is a collaboration software much like Slack. Reportedly, the desktop apps are downloadable now …

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Buyers concerned over swollen batteries in new Apple iPhone 8

(Web Desk) – Certain reports claimed that the new Apple smartphone is causing concerns for buyers as the batteries are swelling with time and the casing split opens eventually, according to TechCrunch report. Although the number of complaints has been very small so far, there are worries over whether Apple iPhone 8 will cause problems for users. Reports have so …

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Netflix raising subscription prices

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Netflix on Thursday said it is bumping up subscription prices in the US and parts of Europe as the leading online streaming service invests in more shows and features. Shares of the Silicon Valley-based company jumped more than four percent to $192.44 in trading following news of the relatively small price hike. “From time to time, …

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Facebook ‘context’ button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new “button” to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation. The new feature will allow users to get context on the source of a news article with a single click without leaving Facebook and its …

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Zareen Khan has ‘the hugest crush’ on Shahid Afridi

(Web Desk) – Bollywood actress Zareen Khan, who is a celeb ambassador of the team Pakhtoons in upcoming 10-overs-per-side T10 Cricket League, has said that she has a hugest crush on former Pakistani cricketer and part of the team Shahid Afridi and this is the main reason she is supporting this franchise. Continuing her speech, Zareen Khan said that she …

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Jannatul Nayeem stripped of Miss Bangladesh crown for concealing marriage

DHAKA – Winner of Miss World Bangladesh 2017 Jannatul Nayeem has been stripped of crown after her hidden marriage controversy emerged. According to the authorities, only unmarried women can participate in the event but the selected model had tied knot in 2013 and got divorced after two months. She was also alleged of breaching the rules by telling a lie …

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Aamir Khan insists to publish his biography after death

MUMBAI – Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has expressed wish to write a biography but also insisted to publish it after his death. Talking to media, Aamir said that his life is an open book and everyone knows about his struggle and work. He said that he wants people to remember him after 50 years for which he will be writing …

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Taylor Swift leads MTV Europe award nods

NEW YORK (AFP) – Taylor Swift led the nominations announced Wednesday for the MTV Europe Music Awards after she caused a stir with her vengeful new persona on “Look What You Made Me Do.” The pop superstar was up for six prizes including Best Artist and Best Video at the international edition of MTV’s awards gala, which will take place …

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Tennis: Halep closes on top spot with Beijing rout

BEIJING (AFP) – Simona Halep took a step nearer overhauling Garbine Muguruza as world number one when the Romanian raced into the semi-finals of the China Open on Friday. The second-ranked Halep eased past Russia’s unseeded Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1 in Beijing and will face compatriot Sorana Cirstea or Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in the last four. The Spaniard Muguruza’s short …

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