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UK car sales fall for first time in six years in 2017


January 5, 2018

LONDON (AFP) – New car sales in Britain fell for the first time in six years in 2017, on plummeting demand for diesel-powered vehicles and as Brexit-fuelled inflation hit spending, data showed Friday. Total sales dropped 5.7 percent to 2.54 million vehicles, the first annual drop since 2011 as consumers ditched diesel cars for automobiles seen as more environmentally-friendly, the …

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Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive


January 5, 2018

People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent US study suggests. Compared to divorced, widowed and never-married peers, who were up to 71 percent more likely to die during a follow-up of several years, married patients also had fewer heart risk factors like high blood pressure and were more likely to be on …

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Uber’s ex-boss wants to sell 29pc of shares for 1.4 bn dollars: report


January 5, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP) – Ousted Uber boss Travis Kalanick plans to sell 29 percent of his stake in the US ridesharing giant for about $1.4 billion, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. Kalanick, who co-founded the company and owns 10 percent of it, would sell the shares as part of the deal that will see …

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Zuckerberg makes ‘fixing’ Facebook a personal goal


January 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Known for annual personal goals ranging from killing his own food to learning Mandarin, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s stated mission for this year is to ‘fix’ the social network. Zuckerberg began taking on New Year’s challenges in 2009, when he wore a neck tie every day as a reminder of the importance of making Facebook profitable …

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All iPhones vulnerable to hacking due to Intel bug, reveals report


January 5, 2018

(Web Desk) – All iPhones, iPads, Macs, Macbooks and other Apple devices are vulnerable to hacking after the revelation of major Intel bug, recent report revealed. Apple confirmed that its devices can be struck by bugs like Meltdown and Spectre . Their devices can be hacked using and customers can lose their private and sensitive data. The tech giant released …

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Performance impact of security updates not significant: Intel


January 5, 2018

(Reuters) – Intel Corp (INTC.O) said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance. The performance impact of the recent security updates should not be significant and will be mitigated over time, Intel said late on Thursday, adding that Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Amazon.com Inc …

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Rumour mill: Deepika, Ranveer to get engaged during Maldives holiday


January 5, 2018

(Web Desk) – Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh might get engaged while holidaying in the Maldives to celebrate New Year, Indian reports claimed recently. The Bollywood diva celebrates her 32nd birthday on January 5 which is why the rumour mill is actively proposing that the couple could also get engaged on the same day. They are currently in the Maldives …

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First death anniversary of Om Puri today


January 5, 2018

First death anniversary of Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including “Gandhi”, “City of Joy” and “East is East”, is being observed today (Friday). Om Puri died on January 5, 2017, due to a massive heart attack. Puri made his debut in the mid-1970s before going on to star in a number of major Hindi …

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Canadian theater director accused of sexual misconduct


January 5, 2018

MONTREAL: Four actresses accused Canadian theatre director and actor Albert Schultz of being a “serial sexual predator”, the latest in a wave of women going public with past abuses by powerful men. Diana Bentley, Kristin Booth, Patricia Fagan, and Hannah Miller each filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, after which Schultz announced he was stepping down from Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company, …

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