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Trump chips away at Obamacare with executive order

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump fired his latest salvo against Barack Obama´s signature health care reforms Thursday, making it easier for insurers to sell low-cost plans that critics warn would also provide less quality coverage. And in a new unilateral move, the White House announced the administration would halt payments to insurers that are designed to help millions of lower-income …

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Little evidence new cancer drugs improve survival

Researchers looked at 48 cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency for 68 different uses from 2009 to 2013. Photo: File There’s not much evidence to show that most new cancer drugs approved in Europe in recent years can help patients live longer or improve their quality of life, a recent study suggests. Researchers looked at 48 cancer drugs …

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Facebook beefs up food delivery options from its app

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook on Friday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to order meals from nearby restaurants and service providers without leaving the social network. A new “order food” feature rolled out for US users lets Facebook users order delivery or takeout from restaurant chains such as Papa John s and Panera, and on-demand services …

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Female ride-hailing apps grow in Brazil on safety concerns

(Reuters) – Ride-hailing startups that cater solely to women are catching on in Brazil, reflecting safety concerns in one of the biggest markets for Uber Technologies Inc and other incumbents, which have invested heavily in security features. One of the new mobile apps, FemiTaxi, has expanded into six Brazilian cities and is eyeing other Latin American markets. Competing app LadyDriver, …

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Dutch slam Windows 10 for breaking privacy laws

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Dutch authorities claim Microsoft s Windows 10 operating system is violating data protection and privacy laws, and warned they may impose fines on the US technology giant. “Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers,” the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) …

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Mahira Khan depicts her elegance in recent photoshoot

(Web Desk) – Mahira Khan has recently featured in a sizzling photoshoot for Divani Couture in which she depicts her elegant look by wearing embroidered clothing and colourful apparel. The 32-year-old is also promoting her upcoming movie with Shoaib Mansoor titled “Verna”. Its first two songs have intrigued the fans and they are loving her badass avatar in one of …

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Between the lines: Hollywood’s whispers about Weinstein

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The sexual abuse accusations now deluging Harvey Weinstein have bubbled up before as inside jokes and sly asides, tributes to the movie producer s capacity to inspire both fear and loathing in Hollywood. US media have resurrected scenes from films and TV series, or interviews in which Weinstein s name and unsavory reputation are on clear display. …

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Academy considers expelling disgraced Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was in emergency session Saturday to discuss kicking out Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations. An avalanche of claims have surfaced since the publication last week of an explosive New York Times report alleging a history of abusive behaviour dating back decades. On Thursday, American actress …

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Tabu reveals secret behind her beauty

Bollywood actress Tabu, who looks young and vibrant at 45, revealed the truth behind her beauty during a promotional event. The actress along with the Golmaal Again cast appeared on Star Plus show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, which is being hosted by Akshay Kumar. Kumar, who is the super judge of the show, asked Tabu the secret behind her …

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Tennis: Federer beats Del Potro to set up Nadal final

SHANGHAI, Oct 14, 2017 (AFP) – Timeless Roger Federer fought back from a set down to beat Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday and tee up a Shanghai Masters final against old rival Rafael Nadal. The Swiss legend and world number two was uncharacteristically off-touch in meekly losing the first set, but he rolled back the years to defeat the …

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