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Microsoft looks at whether Russians bought US ads on search engine

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was looking into whether Russians bought US election ads on its Bing search engine or on other Microsoft-owned products and platforms, after rival Google said it had discovered such ads on its products. A spokeswoman for Microsoft said in a statement in response to questions from Reuters that the company did not yet have …

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Japan launches fourth satellite for high-precision GPS

TOKYO: Japan on Tuesday launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth. The fourth Michibiki satellite lifted off from Japan’s southern Tanegashima spaceport aboard an H-2A rocket taking just over 28 minutes to reach orbit, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. Having four satellites that …

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Close call: passing asteroid to test Earth’s warning systems

PARIS: A house-sized asteroid will give Earth a near-miss Thursday, passing harmlessly inside the Moon´s orbit while giving experts a rare chance to rehearse for a real-life strike threat. Dubbed 2012 TC4, the space rock will shave past at an altitude of less than 44,000 kilometres – just above the 36,000-km plane at which hundreds of geosynchronous satellites orbit the …

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Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat’s ‘context cards’

Snap Inc’s Snapchat on Tuesday introduced “context cards”, a new feature that will allow users to book an Uber ride or reserve a seat at a restaurant without leaving the messaging app. The new feature is aimed at increasing the time a user spends on the app by providing contextual location-based search, potentially helping the company to get more advertising …

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WWF urges need to promote water efficiency in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Pakistan is water-stressed country and is nearing the threshold of water scarcity, said World Wide Fund-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan. Access to safe drinking water in rural and urban areas is declining and provision of potable water is a key issue that people face, he pointed out while speaking at WWF-Pakistan’s media briefing session on Tuesday. He also …

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‘I feel like I’m going crazy:’ migrant health crumbles in Greece

ATHENS: A mental health emergency is unfolding in migrant camps on Greece’s islands, fueled by poor living conditions, neglect and violence, charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Tuesday. Medical staff have seen a sharp increase in people trying to get help after attempting suicide, harming themselves or suffering psychotic episodes, it said in a report. More than 13,000 migrants …

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Before signing Race 3, Salman Khan had put down these 3 conditions

(Web Desk) – Salman Khan is probably one of those superstars in the Indian film industry who lay down certain conditions before signing any movie. In case of Race 3, he asked the filmmakers to avoid adding love making scenes and drugs. No love-making scenes Race series is known to be bold and contain steamy scenes between co-stars, but that …

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Mika Singh’s elder brother Ustad Shamsher Singh passed away

(Daily Dunya/Web Desk) – Elder brother to Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi, Shamsher Singh Mehndi has passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering of jaundice for one and a half months. indianexpress.com quoted Mika’s spokesperson who said that he has performances lined up in Canada and that the the musician passed away in Vedanta hospital in New Delhi. His last …

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New ‘Star Wars’ trailer: a hint at Leia’s fate?

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Lucasfilm debuted its highly anticipated second trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Monday, hinting at dark times ahead for the Resistance and possibly even the end of Leia. The footage from the eighth installment in the blockbuster space opera, due for release on December 15, dropped during ESPN’s Monday Night Football halftime show. The …

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