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5G wireless race heats up


February 27, 2018

BARCELONA (AFP) – The race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up with the first commercial deployments of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year. Talk about 5G’s potential to pave the way to a world of self-driving cars, lightening-fast video downloads and smart cities have dominated the Mobile World Congress for years. …

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Why you should avoid sipping your drinks


February 27, 2018

(Online) – If you are sipping hot fruit tea as you read this, you might want to rethink your drinking technique. A new review uncovers that it is not just what we eat and drink that can affect tooth erosion, but how we eat and drink. Researchers have found that the way in which we consume dietary acids can affect …

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Facebook removes page of firebrand anti-Rohingya Myanmar monk


February 27, 2018

(AFP) – Facebook has removed the page of a Myanmar monk once dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” for his incendiary posts about Muslims, the company confirmed, as it faces pressure to clamp down on hate speech. Wirathu, a prominent face of Myanmar’s Buddhist ultra-nationalist movement, had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on the network, using it as a platform …

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Humanity is dying, tweets Esha Gupta on Syrian crisis


February 27, 2018

(Web Desk) –Bollywood diva Esha Gupta has strongly condemned the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. The 28-year-old actress took to popular microblogging website Twitter to express her solidarity with the masses of the war-torn country. She tweeted, ““I don’t care which country or religion or government I have, humanity is dying. The children are dying and it needs to stop, …

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Sridevi’s remains handed over to family


February 27, 2018

(Web Desk) – Sridevi’s remains were released by Dubai police on Tuesday and handed over to the family after the authorities asserted that the case was closed following forensic tests, Indian media reported. The body is likely to reach India later today after emblaming following its release by officials. The remains were to be shifted to India on Monday but …

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Guess what Deepika Padukone keeps as her phone display image


February 27, 2018

(Web Desk) – Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone was spotted at an airport on her way to Bengaluru when her fans noticed the display image on her smartphone. Despite being in relationship with her co-stars over the years, the photograph seen on Deepika’s phone as wallpaper was not what her fans had expected. It was none of the male actors. It …

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Ed Sheeran named world’s best-selling artist of 2017


February 27, 2018

LONDON: British folk-pop phenomenon Ed Sheeran on Monday was named the best-selling artist in the world in 2017 by the global recorded music industry group IFPI. Sheeran’s “A Divide” was the best-selling album of last year and “Shape of You” was the best-selling single, London-based IFPI said in its announcement. Sheeran is the fifth recipient of the Global Recording Artist …

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Man City hammer Arsenal to win first trophy of Guardiola era


February 27, 2018

LONDON (AFP) – Manchester City rolled back the years on Sunday to win the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era with three of their veteran players scoring in an emphatic 3-0 win against Arsenal at Wembley. Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time — only …

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Sprint King Usain Bolt joins football club


February 27, 2018

(AFP) – Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will line up opposite British pop star Robbie Williams in a charity football match at Manchester United s Old Trafford stadium, the Jamaican revealed on Tuesday. Now retired, Bolt had given a teaser of what was to come on Twitter on Monday, claiming that he had signed for a football club and would …

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Nadal unfazed by rankings race on return


February 27, 2018

ACAPULCO (AFP) – Rafael Nadal says he will not be thinking about reclaiming his world number one ranking when he makes his return from injury at the Mexico Open in Acapulco on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Spanish star will play his first match since limping out of the quarter-finals at the Australian Open when he faces Feliciano Lopez. Following his exit …

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