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Philippines suspends world-first public dengue vaccination programme

MANILA: The Philippines said Friday it had suspended a landmark public vaccination programme for the potentially deadly dengue virus after relevant manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some cases. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Wednesday that its world-first dengue vaccine could lead to more severe symptoms for people who had not previously been infected. The Philippines has vaccinated …

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Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid, fuel: WHO

GENEVA: Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. Dr. Nevio Zagaria, WHO country representative in Yemen, told Reuters that 16 percent of Yemeni children under the age of five suffer from acute …

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Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push

WASHINGTON: Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that have gained traction in the home market. “Alexa for Business brings the Alexa you know and love into the workplace to help all types of workers to be more productive and organized on both personal and shared Echo devices,” Tara …

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Google’s phones and other gadgets have had a bumpy ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it comes to its own phones and other gadgets. Its new Pixel 2 phones, released in October, got high marks for their camera and design — at …

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Apple’s Tim Cook says developers have earned $17 billion from China App Store

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook said developers using its platform in China number 1.8 million and have earned a total 112 billion yuan ($16.93 billion), representing roughly a quarter of total global App Store earnings. Cook shared the data on Sunday during a speech at China’s top public cyber policy forum, organized by the Cybersecurity …

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Remembering Dev Anand: Some unknown facts about legend’s life

Dev Anand’s unique dialogue delivery, style and charm earned his the title of ‘Gregory Peck of India’. During the 60s and 70s, the actor had unmatched stardom. The star is known for movies such as Guide, Jewel Thief, Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, Baazi, Gambler and Paying Guest among plenty others. Born on September 26, 1923, Anand’s real name was Dharam …

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Italy financial police visit Gucci’s offices in tax probe: source

MILAN: Italian tax police have visited the offices of fashion company Gucci for fiscal checks as part of an investigation by Milan prosecutors into suspected tax evasion, a senior source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Saturday. “Gucci confirms that it is providing its full cooperation to the respective authorities and is confident about the correctness and transparency …

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Women responsible for cooking, cleaning in my culture: Amir Khan

We heaved a sigh of relief after the chaos in his personal life finally ended when the boxer and wife, Faryal Makhdoom, waved the white flag last month, but it seems like Amir can’t seem to stay away from stirring controversy. The latest statements from Khan, who is participating in the reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of …

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Boxing: Cotto bows out of boxing with loss to Ali

NEW YORK (AFP) – Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto goes out a warrior, but not a winner, after dropping a unanimous 12-round decision Saturday to Sadam Ali in a world title fight he vowed would be his last. Before adoring fans at Madison Square Garden, the 37-year-old Cotto just didn’t have enough against his 29-year-old opponent. Ali seized the World Boxing …

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