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Global stocks pressured ahead of big earnings, Fed meeting

NEW YORK: Global stocks kicked off the week in a lacklustre fashion on Monday, with US equities retreating from records ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting and a deluge of major earnings reports. All three major US indices fell in one of the few down days in 2018. Stock bourses elsewhere were also under pressure, with Paris and Frankfurt edging …

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Scientists grow new ears for children born with defected or no organ

Scientists in China have grown new ears for five children born with a defect that impacts the shape and function of the ear, according to CNN. According to the researchers, they have conducted a first-of-its-kind study to cure microtia — in which external ear is small and not formed properly — using cartilage cells from the children’s ears. The new …

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Woman sues Japanese government over forced sterilization as a teen

TOKYO: A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised as a teenager due to intellectual disabilities sued the government on Tuesday in the first case of its kind, seeking compensation because her basic human rights had been trampled on. Under Japan’s eugenics protection law, in force from 1948 to 1996, about 25,000 people were sterilised due to mental or genetic illnesses, …

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Facebook to promote local news in latest update

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday the social media website would focus on promoting local news in its latest update. “Starting today, we’re going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local …

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Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app: child experts

BOSTON (AP) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is intended for those under 13 — aren’t ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or …

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Amazon opens plant-filled “The Spheres” buildings

(AFP) – Internet giant Amazon on Monday opened its plant-packed “The Spheres” buildings in its home city of Seattle. The Spheres are the newest addition to Amazon’s “urban campus” in Seattle, and are billed as a workplace “more like a tropical rainforest in the clouds than an office.” The structures, which look like giant glass and steel balls, house more …

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Amid angst over iPhone X, Wall Street braces for weak forecast from Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Apple Inc announces its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, investors will seek signs of whether the company’s $999 iPhone X launched last autumn was a Steve Jobs-style hit or, as more analysts suspect, a letdown. In recent weeks, Wall Street analysts have come to a consensus that iPhone X sales were slower than previously expected for …

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Deepika Padukone won’t invite this actress to her wedding

(Web Desk) – Deepika Padukone has revealed in her latest interview that she would not invite Katrina Kaif to her wedding, whenever that happens, pinkvilla.com reported Monday. In the most recent episode of Vogue BFFs, Padukone answered Neha Dhupia’s question about her wedding and said that she would not invite Katrina Kaif. The ‘Padmaavat’ actress appeared on the show with …

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The divorce is done: Mathira shares trauma of broken marriage

(Web Desk) – Renowned actor and host Mathira broke the news of her marriage on social media and shared the trauma of being in the broken marriage as she said “the divorce is done” and “marriage ends with people and papers”. She took to Instagram and said, “My son is my life line and that s all ! I don …

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Zeenat lodges complaint of stalking, criminal intimidation against businessman

MUMBAI (Web Desk) – Indian veteran actress Zeenat Aman on Tuesday has registered a case of stalking and criminal intimidation against a businessman in Mumbai. The 66-year-old actress has sought protection from the police. It is to be mentioned here that Zeenat Aman and businessman Amar Khanna were good friends however, their relationship worsened due to unknown reason. Zeenat said …

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