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Bitcoin rockets above $5,000 to all-time high

LONDON: Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time on Thursday, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin, the biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has chalked up a more than fivefold increase in price this year. Typically for bitcoin, …

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Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality handset

SAN JOSE (AFP) – Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday unveiled a new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computers as part of a vision to bring the new technology to the masses. Oculus Go headsets will be priced at $199 when they begin shipping early next year, Zuckerberg said during a keynote presentation at an annual developers conference in …

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SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket

MIAMI (AFP) – SpaceX on Wednesday launched a rocket that had already flown to space and landed it successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort to recycle costly rocket components. On a clear autumn evening at 6:53 pm (2253 GMT), the tall, white Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying the Echostar 105/SES-11 …

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VEON launches mobile messaging app in Pakistan

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Global telecom operator VEON has officially launched its mobile messaging app in Pakistan in collaboration with its subsidiary Jazz. Speaking on the occasion, Jazz’s Chief Executive Officer, Aamir Ibrahim said, “I am proud to announce Jazz, as the first telco partner of VEON, supporting a complete digital ecosystem. We have consistently strived to invest in innovative …

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Apple, LG team up for foldable iPhones: report

(Web Desk) – Reports from tech industry claim that smartphone manufacturing giant Apple is working on a new foldable iPhone model after teaming up with LG Display. Although the company used display screens from Samsung in its all-new iPhone X, it has chosen LG Display over Samsung in the much-awaited foldable technology in phones. The Investor said that Apple and …

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Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar to head WHO’s commission on noncommunicable diseases

UNITED NATIONS: The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which will be led by Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar, to identify innovative ways to eradicate the world’s biggest causes of death, according to a statement. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “We urgently need new approaches and action on …

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For some kids, bullying may not leave lasting mental scars

Children who are bullied during their pre-teen years may experience mental health issues like anxiety and depression, but a study of twins suggests that some victims may not experience lasting psychological problems. Researchers examined data on about 11,000 twins born in England and Wales from 1994 to 1996. The youth completed assessments on their exposure to bullying when they were …

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Aamir shares he was scared to lose fans after Dangal

Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan shared that he feared losing fans before signing his blockbuster hit Dangal. Khan shared that he predominantly got scared because of playing a character that was closer to his age than what his fans idolise him to be. “I do get scared [of losing stardom]. When I heard the story of Dangal, I thought I have …

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These Pakistani celebrity transformations will leave you speechless

We’re used to the images of Pakistani celebrities, and most of us certainly don’t remember them looking any different. Yet some of our favorite Pakistani stars have changed their appearances during the course of their careers. Here’s a look at how these Pakistani celebrities looked in their younger years. 1. Ayesha Omer Ayesha career in showbiz starts with modeling, and …

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Beyonce charity song finally dethrones ‘Despacito’

NEW YORK (AFP) – Beyonce s Spanish-language remix of “Mi Gente” for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the global mega-hit “Despacito.” “Mi Gente,” which Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin created from the African dance rhythms of French DJ Willy William, had lingered for 11 weeks at number two on the Billboard …

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