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IMF and World Bank say Ukraine corruption fight is threatened

KIEV: The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said they were concerned about attacks on Ukrainian anti-corruption institutions, joining the United States and European Union (EU) in warning against threats to Ukraine’s efforts to fight graft. The two banks are among the largest financial contributors to a $40 billion bailout package given to Ukraine to shore …

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Fake restaurant becomes London’s top-rated eatery

LONDON: A non-existent restaurant supposedly based in a garden shed briefly became London’s top eating place on travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor, who on Thursday hit back at the hoaxers. “The Shed at Dulwich”, based in a south London back garden, offered invited guests conceptual dishes named after moods, including “Lust – rabbit kidneys on toast”, “Empathetic – vegan clams …

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Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. Uber announced on Nov. 21 that the personal data of 57 million …

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UAE launches programme to send astronauts into space

(AFP) – Dubai’s ruler on Wednesday launched the United Arab Emirates’ first space programme aimed at sending four Emirati astronauts to the International Space Station within five years. “On this day, a new chapter in our history begins with the launch of the first UAE Astronaut Programme,” within the next five years, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, the UAE’s vice …

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Samsung eyes phone that can read the palm of hand

Samsung has filed a patent application for a mobile phone that can read the palm of a person’s hand, potentially leading to a new unique authentication system. Samsung says that the technology will not replace the traditional biometric systems like fingerprints or face scanners and will only provide password hints to unlock the phone if a person forgets it. The …

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Samsung gives Honda Civic to winner of J-Series Mobile phone prize scheme

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Samsung has recently handed over the key of a brand new Honda Civic car to the lucky winner of its prize scheme. The global technology leader Samsung has launched this exciting offer to reward the buyers of Samsung Galaxy J-Series Mobile Phones in Pakistan. A vibrant ceremony was hosted to present the car keys to the …

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Peshawar hospital bans use of mobile phones in operating room

PESHAWAR: The Lady Reading Hospital Medical Teaching Institution Peshawar banned the use of mobile phones by hospital staff in operation theaters on Thursday. Notification of the Lady Reading Hospital. Photo: Lady Reading Hospital According to a notification by Lady Reading Hospital medical director: “There will be a complete ban on use of mobile phone in operation theatres (regular OTs/ Emergency …

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Indonesia fights ‘extraordinary’ diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32

JAKARTA: Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world’s fourth most populous country this year. The health ministry said at least 591 cases had been reported since January, a 42 percent increase from last year, and …

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Mahira Khan holds onto sexiest Pakistani woman crown

LONDON: Acclaimed Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has been named the sexiest Pakistani woman on the planet for a third year in a row by a UK magazine, which annually publishes its list of sexiest Asian men and women mainly from the showbiz industry. The A-list star ranked fifth in the 2017 edition of the long-running 50 Sexiest Asian Women in …

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Mahira Khan voted fifth sexiest Asian, Priyanka Chopra tops the list

(Web Desk) – Mahira Khan has been voted fifth sexiest Asian woman while Priyanka Chopra topped the list by being rated the most favourite. The list titled “50 Sexiest Asian Women” in 2017 was released by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye in which the Quantico actor topped for the fifth time. She became the sexiest Asian alive, beating Deepika Padukone, …

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