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Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, falls 7 per cent on extended selloff


January 17, 2018

TOKYO/SINGAPORE: Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than seven per cent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year. The price of the world’s biggest and best known cryptocurrency fell to as low …

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UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’


January 17, 2018

LONDON: Britain appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people. Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain. “For far too many people, loneliness …

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21 US states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes


January 17, 2018

A group of 21 US state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and Virginia as well as the District of Columbia, …

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US state of New Jersey outlaws drunk droning


January 17, 2018

(AFP) – Drunk driving has been a social taboo for decades, but New Jersey has now added drunk droning to the statute books: outlawing the flying of unmanned aircraft after one too many drinks. The law makes it an offense to operate a drone under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug or with a blood alcohol …

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YouTube toughens rules regarding video monetization through ads


January 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content. “There s no denying 2017 was a difficult year, with several issues affecting our community and our advertising partners,” YouTube vice president of display, video and analytics Paul …

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Maradona daughter’s wedding fuels family drama


January 17, 2018

BUENOS AIRES: Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife. Dalma Maradona is due to marry Andres Caldarelli in April and apparently failed to invite her stepmother. Argentine media are buzzing over whether the soccer star, who coaches Al Fujairah SC, will attend at …

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Maya Ali, Imran Abbas to participate in Qatar fashion show


January 17, 2018

DOHA (Web Desk) – Pakistani stunning models and actors Maya Ali and Imran Abbas will be visiting Qatar to participate in International Fashion Show, which is being held as part of Shop Qatar 2018. Both actors will be walking on the ramp in the event that will display designs by some of the renowned celebrity designers like Maria B and …

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Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate


January 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP) – Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate. “She is here! We’re so in love,” Kardashian, 37, wrote in a post on her website which she then shared with her 58.3 million Twitter followers. In a brief …

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Akshay Kumar goes bald for this unusual reason


January 17, 2018

(Web Desk) – The Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar decided to trim his hair and go bald for an unusual reason related to the shooting of his next movie Kesari. In a media appearance to promote his upcoming movie PadMan, Askhay Kumar was asked why he shaved his head. He answered that he has to shoot for his next film titled …

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Tennis: Nadal ominous in Mayer win at Australian Open


January 17, 2018

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Rafael Nadal powered into the third round of the Australian Open in ominous form following his straight sets victory over Leonardo Mayer on Wednesday. Spain s world No.1 only dropped serve once as he reeled off a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over the 52nd-ranked Argentine in 2hr 38 min on Rod Laver Arena. Nadal, a losing …

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