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General Motors recalling 1million cars in China

BEIJING (AFP) – US auto giant General Motors and its partners in China will recall nearly one million vehicles over a fuel tank issue, a Chinese regulator said Friday. It is the latest recall to hit car companies in China in recent months. GM and its joint venture partners SAIC and Wuling Automobile will recall 938,686 vehicles starting December 1, …

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Government health departments, NGOs observe World Aids Day in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Federal and provincial health departments and NGOs are organising health seminars and awareness walks today all over the country in connection with World Aids Day. The day observed every year on December 1 is aimed at highlighting the negative fallout of the deadly disease and create awareness among masses to observe safety measures from falling prey to it. In …

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Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS

OTTAWA: Men are less likely to test for HIV or access antiretroviral therapy and, therefore, are more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women, UNAIDS said on Friday. Around the world, fewer than half of HIV-positive men are getting treatment, compared to 60 percent of women, according to a UNAIDS report released on World AIDS Day. Men are also …

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World’s biggest battery officially launched in Australia

(AFP) – The world’s biggest battery was officially launched in Australia on Friday, a day after the Elon Musk-driven project was powered up early to meet demand amid a bout of hot weather, officials said. Musk’s Tesla built the Powerpack system, which can provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes, to ease South Australia’s energy woes after the state was …

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OLIO: Mobile app that tackles food waste

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Too many leftovers from dinner? Vegetables forgotten in the fridge or cans gathering dust at the back of a cupboard? Instead of tossing them out, why not share them with friends and neighbours and care for the planet at the same time? That is the premise of OLIO, a mobile phone app founded in Britain and …

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Samsung to chase big M&A deals on three fronts, says strategy chief

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics’ $8 billion purchase of automotive and audio electronics company Harman has given the technology conglomerate confidence to chase more big deals, its strategy chief said on Friday. Young Sohn, the South Korean company’s Silicon Valley-based president and chief strategy officer, said he was keen for world’s top maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions to …

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Infosys appoints Salil Satish Parekh as CEO

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Indian IT giant Infosys on Saturday named outsider Salil Satish Parekh as chief executive, months after its top boss quit following a showdown with its founders. Parekh, an executive at French consultancy firm Capgemini, will start a five-year stint in charge of the information technology behemoth from January 2, a statement said. The Infosys board met …

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WhatsApp to give more power to admins, reduce members to mere observers

A new austere update of global messaging platform WhatsApp will increase the power bestowed upon the group administrators, meanwhile reducing the role of the group members to that of mere silent spectators. The feature came to attention after a user posted on WABetaInfo, in the beta versions of the messaging platform for Android and iOS (2.17.430). The group admins will …

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Bobby Deol transforms himself for upcoming venture

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

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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