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Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk


January 12, 2018

A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California September 11, 2014. REUTERS Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests. Loneliness has long been linked to a wide variety of physical and mental health problems, …

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes


January 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON: Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook, said the company would change the filter for …

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Vivo introduces world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone


January 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Press Release) – Vivo, a young global smartphone brand, showcased world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that drew attention from global audience. Leading with distinct innovative breakthroughs, the in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers its consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience …

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Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority


January 12, 2018

(AFP) – Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user’s news feed – and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network. The change to the way Facebook ranks posts will put more weight on social interactions and relationships, according to News Feed product …

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Director Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations


January 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of color for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favored newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg. “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig was among four first-time nominees announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), one of the most influential groups in Hollywood because many …

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Pakistani soap operas seek to break taboos


January 12, 2018

ISLAMABAD: In life, she chased fame, hoping to make her mark in Pakistani society. In death, murdered social media starlet Qandeel Baloch may have achieved her goal. Today she is a household name, and her tragic story has been turned into a soap opera — one of several immensely popular TV shows seeking to challenge the country´s conservative taboos. ´Baaghi´, …

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Mary J. Blige gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


January 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Grammy-winning soul singer Mary J. Blige — who has earned critical acclaim and award nominations for her acting debut in last year s “Mudbound” — celebrated her 47th birthday Thursday by getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I am so grateful, and I say that with confidence and not arrogance,” she told the …

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First Pakistan International Film Festival to begin from March 29 in Karachi


January 12, 2018

KARACHI: Karachi Film Society announced on Friday to hold the first Pakistan International Film Festival, scheduled from March 29, 2018 to April 1, 2018, in Karachi. The PIFF is an initiative of the Karachi Film Society, which hosted a press conference here today. According to the press release, the festival will comprise film premieres and special screenings in the categories …

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Football: Messi puts on masterclass for watching Coutinho


January 12, 2018

MADRID (AFP) – Lionel Messi put on a masterclass in front of new recruit Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona trounced Celta Vigo 5-0 Thursday to ease into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals 6-1 on aggregate. Coutinho, dressed in a black shirt dotted with white stars, was in the stands at the Camp Nou for the first time since his 160 million-euro …

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Wapda claims two more titles in national badminton


January 12, 2018

LAHORE, Jan 11 (APP):After winning Men’s and Women’s team titles, the supremacy of the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) continued in the 55th National Badminton Championship, as it clinched two more titles here on Thursday. The titles won by WAPDA players included Women’s Single and Men’s Double. For Women’s Single title, Mahoor Shahzad of WAPDA defeated Palwasha Bashir …

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