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OPEC committee recommends oil deal extension


November 30, 2017

VIENNA (AFP) – A joint committee of oil producers inside and outside OPEC has recommended that a deal curbing output be extended, Russia s energy minister said ahead of a key meeting in Vienna on Thursday. “The (oil) market has not yet achieved complete stability and more action is needed beyond April 1. Everyone (in the committee) recommended an extension,” …

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Bodybuilding products sold online may be mislabeled or unsafe


November 30, 2017

Many bodybuilding products sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs and other ingredients that may not be safe, a new study suggests. Researchers tested 44 products they bought online that were marketed as nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), which mimic the effect of testosterone and help build muscle. Overall, only about half of these items actually contained SARMs, …

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Cheese back on top: Google finally fixes burger emoji


November 30, 2017

Google made good on its promise to fix the hamburger emoji, which led to an online debacle last month. The people who argued that the cheese goes on top of the burger won, and the emoji has been fixed, according to Emojipedia, a site which tracks the emoji universe and all the changes. The burger emoji has been updated in …

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Consumer accuses Google of data theft of 5m iPhone users in UK


November 30, 2017

LONDON (AFP) – A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A campaign group dubbed Google You Owe us says the tech giant owes consumers “trust, fairness and money” after unlawfully placing cookies on mobile …

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Snapchat seeks to attract more users by redesigning app


November 30, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users. Users will now see two separate feeds. Before, the visual-messaging app was mixing posts from friends, publishers, celebrities and others, much the way Twitter, Facebook and other rivals continue to do. Snap Inc. CEO …

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Chinese satellite closes in on dark matter mystery


November 30, 2017

BEIJING (AFP) – Scientists have detected cosmic ray energy readings that could bring them closer to proving the existence of dark matter, a mysterious substance believed to comprise a quarter of our universe, a study said Thursday. Likely made up of unknown sub-atomic material, dark matter is invisible to telescopes and can be perceived only through its gravitational pull on …

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Munni Begum enthralls audience at RAC


November 30, 2017

RAWALPINDI (APP):World famous ghazal singer Munni Begum enthralled the audience at Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) with her melodious voice during a performance on Tuesday night. Through a two-hour long performance, Munni Begum captivated the audience and proved that her talent and ability to draw an emotional response with her vocals had not diminished with the age. Members of Punjab Assembly …

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Bobby Deol transforms himself for upcoming venture


November 30, 2017

Bollywood actor Bobby Deol is all set to make his comeback with ‘Race 3’ and his amazing transformation for the film has left the fans stunned. The actor took to Twitter and posted his picture, captioning it, “When the hard work starts to show.” He also thanked Salman Khan for motivating him for the exercise. Race 3 went on floors …

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Meera leaves for Dubai to complete shooting of her movie


November 30, 2017

LAHORE  – Pakistani actress Meera has left for Dubai to complete shooting of her underproduction film. Sources said that the actress will return to Pakistan after a week. Besides a movie, Meera is also working in a television serial while she had also claimed of signing a Hollywood project. Back in 2007, Meera had announced her intentions to join politics …

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Michael Jackson’s impact on art revealed in new show


November 30, 2017

PARIS (AFP) – Pop legend Michael Jackson’s “huge impact” on contemporary art will be explored in a new exhibition in Paris and London next year. The “groundbreaking” show claims it will tell the “untold story” of how the king of pop became “one of the most influential figures in art of the last half century”, inspiring artists from Andy Warhol …

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