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Japan’s new crypto-currency crooners sing the bitcoin beats


January 10, 2018

TOKYO: Move over AKB48: Japan has a new all-girl “idol” band — the Virtual Currency Girls — on a mission to educate the public about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Each of the eight girls in the band, known in Japanese as “Kasotsuka Shojo”, plays a character representing a virtual currency such as bitcoin, ethereum or ripple. Promotional material shows the …

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Dollar dumped on worries China may bail on US bonds


January 10, 2018

LONDON (AFP) – The dollar slumped on Wednesday following a report that China may slow or halt its purchases of US government bonds, with Wall Street stocks also opening lower. Bloomberg News reported that officials reviewing China s foreign-exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of US Treasuries, citing people familiar with the matter. The dollar tumbled against the …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 to be unveiled in February


January 10, 2018

(Web Desk) – The smartphone giant Samsung mobile will unveil its flagship handset Galaxy S9 in February at the Mobile World Congress. The unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S9 will take place on any day from February 26 to March 1, as announced by Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh. The announcement was made by him at CES. According to rumours, there …

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Xiaomi Mi A1 ‘Special Edition Red’ to launch in Pakistan


January 10, 2018

LAHORE (Press Release) — To celebrate a brilliantly successful run so far in Pakistan, Xiaomi is partnering with Smart Link Technologies to launch Mi A1 in a breath-taking and sleek red color for its fans. Mi A1 Special Edition Red will come with two variants. The 32GB variant is priced at PKR 26,999 while the 64GB version is locked at …

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UAE inaugurates first ‘talking’ ATM for blind, visually impaired


January 10, 2018

SHARJAH – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has inaugurated the first talking ATM (Automated Teller Machine) for the blind and visually-impaired in Sharjah. It has been launched by Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) at Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS). The ATM contains a large Braille keypad in Arabic and English coupled with a voice-assisted interface (also in both languages) that …

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Japanese astronaut apologises for ‘fake news’ of height increase


January 10, 2018

(Reuters) – Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologised on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing concern about whether he’d be safe on his return to Earth. Most astronauts “grow” during protracted space missions because their spines extend in the absence of gravity, but the …

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Exercise may reduce disability even in frail elders


January 10, 2018

Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 1,635 adults ages 70 to 89 to participate either in a structured exercise program or in health education workshops. The exercisers did up to 150 minutes a week of walking and activities to …

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Sajal Aly, Saba Qamar’s Bollywood movies become part of international festival


January 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD – Bollywood movies of Pakistani actresses Sajal Aly and Saba Qamar have become part of Indian international festival in Armenia. After getting huge success in Pakistan and India, Sajal Aly’s ‘Mom’ and Saba Qamar’s ‘Hindi Medium’ will amuse the people at global level. The festival will be held on January 25. Sources told that other Indian blockbusters including Bahubali …

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Ex-wife Sussanne wishes Hrithik Roshan ‘Happy Happiest Birthday’


January 10, 2018

Sussanne Khan and Hrithik Roshan may have gone their separate ways but they continue to share a cordial relation. The two, who co-parent their children Hrehaan and Hridaan, are often spotted going out for movies and vacationing with children. Giving a glimpse of their relationship, ex-wife Sussanne Khan wished Hrithik Roshan on his birthday today with an adorable and heartfelt …

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Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race


January 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey’s closest friends said the media mogul and actress was “intrigued” by the possibility of running but was not considering it now. Speculation about a 2020 White House bid by Winfrey blew up on social media and news …

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