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Take the next U-turn: US driver following GPS plunges into lake


January 25, 2018

A man blindly following his GPS app has driven an SUV with two passengers on board into an icy lake in the northeastern state of Vermont, local police said. The trio — friends from out of state driving a borrowed car — escaped unharmed, local media and police in the city of Burlington said in their report of the January …

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FPCCI, PFVA demand removal of trade barriers on eve of Indonesian president’s visit


January 25, 2018

The Vice President of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and Patron-in-Chief of All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters , Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA) has appealed the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain & the Primer Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that during the visit of President of Indonesia to Pakistan and on eve of his address to the …

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Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study


January 25, 2018

PARIS: Just one cigarette a day carries nearly half the risk for heart attack and stroke as smoking a full pack of 20, according to a large-scale study published Thursday. “If someone smokes one cigarette instead of 20 per day, intuitively we´d think that the risk drops to 1/20, or five percent,” said lead author Allan Hackshaw, a professor at …

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Sindh government fails to operationalise German Regional Blood Centres


January 25, 2018

KARACHI: There has traditionally been a lack of voluntary blood donation culture in Pakistan, where thousands of patients in need of blood transfusions battle between life and death daily. In such a scenario, ten state-of-the-art Centralised Blood Centres funded by the German government across Pakistan are a welcome addition to the health infrastructure in the country. Four of these state-of-the-art …

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iPhone software update spotlights Apple secrecy on battery health


January 25, 2018

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s move on Wednesday to give iPhone owners information about the health of their batteries reverses the company’s longstanding refusal to make such information available directly on iPhones and iPads, even though battery health has long been easy to check on Apple’s Mac computers. Apple said an update to its iOS operating system will show the phone’s …

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Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?


January 25, 2018

(AP) – For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly’s birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of mammals, including dogs, cats, pigs, cows and polo ponies, and have …

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With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives Japanese hospitality to a new level


January 25, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – In Japan, where old traditions are constantly being updated with new technology, one inn is making use of automated driving technology to offer the latest in hands-free hospitality — self-driving slippers. Nissan Motor Co has developed a system for slippers to ‘park’ themselves at the entrance of the traditional inn at the push of a button, ready …

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Facebook can’t be hit with class action suit in EU: court


January 25, 2018

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) – An Austrian activist cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis in his home country, the EU s top court ruled Thursday. Max Schrems had lodged legal cases in an Austrian court on behalf of himself and seven other users …

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Reactions from Oscar nominees: surprise, gratitude and pride


January 25, 2018

Nominees for the Academy Awards, which will be presented on March 4, greeted the honours with surprise, gratitude and some serious thoughts about making movies. The following are some reactions – through statements, telephone calls and social media – to the Oscar nominations announced on Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ”I am honoured beyond measure …

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Bollywood epic Padmaavat releases in Pakistani cinemas


January 25, 2018

Bollywood’s controversial film ‘Padmaavat’ was released in Pakistan on Wednesday after it got the go-ahead from the Censor Board of Pakistan. The film was cleared, by the Central Board of Film Censors, without any excision. Chairman of Pakistan Censor Board Mobashir Hasan, on twitter, confirmed the release of the movie. Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and Ranvir Singh are playing the …

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