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Wall St. rises with oil prices, earnings optimism


January 13, 2018

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Wall Street closed at record highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and investors bet on a strong U.S. corporate earnings season. The S&P energy sector closed up 2 percent as Brent crude went above $70 …

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Man’s best friend goes high tech at gadget fest


January 13, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Technology is going to the dogs. And to cats and horses, for that matter, as high-end gadgetry showcased at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show offered ways that smart devices can improve the lives of animals and their human friends — starting with a good night’s rest. US-based Petrics was at the show with what it billed …

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Facebook changes News Feed, investors click on ‘sad’


January 13, 2018

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc (FB.O) fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said would hit user engagement in the near term. Zuckerberg said late on Thursday the world’s largest social network would adjust its centerpiece News …

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WhatsApp tests new update ‘Dismiss As Admin’ for group chats


January 13, 2018

(Web Desk) – WhatsApp launched new update called ‘Dismiss As Admin’ for group chats in the beta version of its smartphone app for initial testing before introducing the feature entirely. Dismiss As Admin will be allow the users to practically dismiss the group chat admin. It will be able to demote the administrator of the group chat to standard group …

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Kangana, Karan hug it out and make peace


January 13, 2018

The duo posed together on the stage of Star Plus’ new talent hunt show India’s Next Superstar and much to the surprise of onlookers none gave the other a cold shoulder. Photo: Instagram The cold war between ‘flag bearer of nepotism’ ace-director Karan Johar and ‘queen’ Kangana Ranaut seems to have come to an end after the duo were seen …

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Liam Neeson says ‘witch hunt’ in Hollywood over sex allegations


January 13, 2018

LONDON (AFP) – British-American actor Liam Neeson has said there is a “bit of a witch hunt happening” in Hollywood over allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Asked about the snowballing series of claims against powerful men, he told Irish television late Friday: “There is a bit of a witch hunt happening too. “There s some people, famous people, being …

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Review: Parchi – Theatrical comic gigs put together


January 13, 2018

Along with Chupan Chupai, Parchi is arguably a great New Year starter for Pakistani cinema that has bagged almost Rs. 4 crores after first week, according to Box Office Detail. Being the first film from Pakistan to release in Saudi Arabia after recent relaxation of the ban, it is likely to appeal desis no matter where they live. Parchi’s story …

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DiCaprio to star in Charles Manson-era Tarantino movie


January 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES: Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie set around the Charles Manson murders, Hollywood entertainment publications reported on Friday, but he will not play the role of the American cult leader. DiCaprio will instead take the part of an aging, out-of-work actor in the as-yet untitled movie being produced and directed by Oscar-winner Quentin Tarantino, Variety and Deadline.com …

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Nadal ready despite lack of Aussie Open lead-up


January 13, 2018

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Top seed Rafael Nadal starts the Australian Open next week for the first time in his career without playing a warm-up tournament, and no uncle Toni by his side. But the Spanish star said Saturday he feels good and his motivation remains strong. Nadal, who is gunning for a 17th major title but only his second Australian …

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Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester hold Chelsea


January 13, 2018

LONDON (AFP) – Antonio Conte s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Conte s side produced a limp display and could easily have lost to a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances. Even when Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell was sent off midway …

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