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Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

NEW DELHI: Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog. Medics on Monday urged cricket’s governing body to revise its rulebook after a Test match between India and Sri Lanka went ahead in the capital …

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Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it’s not cheap

NEW YORK: At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York’s upscale Manhattan neighbourhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin. And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now, comes at a hefty cost. Melt is one …

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Singapore researchers’ underwater robot inspired by Manta Ray

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers in Singapore have built an underwater robot that looks and swims like a manta ray, using only single motors and flexible fins to propel it through water in a manner uncannily like its biological cousin. It s not the first of its kind – academics have spent years trying to mimic the wing-like movements of rays …

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I’m going on parental leave for December: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters. Zuckerberg said on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend that “you’ll hear from me a little less” during this time. Facebook offers four months of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers — generous for corporate America, …

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Final ‘House of Cards’ season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) – The final season of Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards” will focus on Robin Wright’s first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday. Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told the UBS 45th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New …

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Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday. Swift’s “Reputation” record sold another 147,000 album units in the week ending Nov. 30, according to figures from Nielsen Music. At No. 2 this week is acappella group Pentatonix’s festive album “A Pentatonix Christmas,” while …

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I admire Sonam Kapoor for her sense of style, says Katrina Kaif

(Web Desk) – Katrina Kaif told that Sonam Kapoor is amongst the people she admires in terms of fashion and style, adding that she looks up to the young artist. In an interview with Indian media, Katrina Kaif shared her views about fashion, saying that she is passionate about the art and loves getting dressed up. She credited her team …

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Kangana Ranaut refuses to sign letter supporting ‘Padmavati’

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has refused to sign a letter supporting Deepika Padukone for her controversial film Padmavati. In a tit for tat action, Kangana said that she acknowledges the initiative, launched by veteran actress Shabana Azmi, but refused to sign it in retaliation for celebs’ silence over her and Hrithik Roshan controversy. She explained, “I was filming Manikarnika in …

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Zanzibar stun Rwanda in huge Cecafa Cup upset

NAIROBI (AFP) – Zanzibar caused the biggest upset in the Cecafa Challenge Cup tournament when they stunned Rwanda 3-1 in their Group A opener at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday. Zanzibar, who had their CAF membership accepted and later rejected amid new football statutes early this year, scored midway through the first half and added two more goals …

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Russia awaits decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping

LAUSANNE (AFP) – Doping-tainted Russia’s 2018 Winter Olympics participation will be decided when the International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday, in one of the weightiest decisions ever faced by the Olympic movement. The build-up to the high-stakes summit in Lausanne just 66 days before the start of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been dominated by an almost daily …

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