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US defends moves to roll back ‘net neutrality’ rules


March 1, 2018

BARCELONA: The head of the US Federal Communications Commission defended Monday his move to roll back rules requiring internet providers to treat all traffic equally, saying it was needed to encourage investment in new super-fast wireless networks. The commission in December adopted the proposal by Republican-appointed chairman Ajit Pai to end the so-called “net neutrality” rules adopted in 2015. Activists …

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Facebook launches effort to help boost newspaper subscriptions


March 1, 2018

WASHINGTON: Facebook on Tuesday announced a $3 million pilot project aimed at helping US newspapers boost paid digital subscriptions. The move was the latest by the huge social network to respond to concerns that it and other online platforms have hurt news organisations by dominating internet advertising. The “local news subscriptions accelerator,” part of the Facebook Journalism Project, will work …

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Facebook’s EU regulator says WhatsApp yet to resolve data sharing issue


March 1, 2018

DUBLIN: WhatsApp has still not brought forward proposals to address EU regulators’ concerns over the messaging service’s sharing of user data with parent company Facebook, Facebook’s European regulator said on Wednesday. The popular messaging service changed its privacy policy over a year ago to start sharing users’ phone numbers and other information with Facebook. That drew widespread regulatory scrutiny across …

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Pakistani impersonator


March 1, 2018

Shafiq from DI Khan is well known for impersonating Shah Rukh Khan One of the most recognizable celebrities in the world, Shah Rukh Khan has several impersonators across the globe and a man in Dera Ismail Khan is one of them. No one knows how or when Muhammad Shafiq started impersonating Shah Rukh Khan. “I want to meet him [Shah …

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Aisha Khan announces quitting media industry


March 1, 2018

Pakistani actor Aisha Khan has announced quitting the media industry, without clearly stating the reason behind her decision. In a message posted on Facebook and shared on Twitter, Aisha has stated that she would be moving to a new phase of her life and has thanked her colleagues and people outside the work industry for their support. “I have grown …

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Deadly blizzards lash Europe, air travel disrupted


March 1, 2018

PARIS: Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe Thursday, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries from the far north to the Mediterranean beaches in the south. The snowstorms, unusual for much of Europe at this time of year, left roads blocked, thousands of drivers stranded and schools shut, with weather …

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In blow to Trump, top aide Hope Hicks to leave White House


March 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s longest-serving and most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director, a blow to the president, whose inner circle has been depleted by firings and clouded by scandal. The White House announced Hicks, 29, was leaving a day after she spent nine hours in a …

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‘Listen to us now’: Putin talks up ‘invincible’ weapons ahead of poll


March 1, 2018

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin boasted Russia has developed a new generation of “invincible” weapons in his state of the nation address on Thursday, warning global powers they must now reckon with Moscow’s military might. Putin used the address to outline economic, and social policy ahead of his widely expected return to the Kremlin in the March 18 election, but nearly …

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China appreciates Ghani’s peace initiative towards Taliban


March 1, 2018

BEIJING: China on Thursday welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s initiative to invite the Taliban to take part in the political process of Afghanistan. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hu Chunying, in a press briefing, said China has always supported Afghanistan in its process of a broad-based inclusive political reconciliation. China advocates the peaceful settlement of differences between different Afghan parties through …

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China appreciates Ghani’s peace initiative towards Taliban


March 1, 2018

BEIJING: China on Thursday welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s initiative to invite the Taliban to take part in the political process of Afghanistan. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hu Chunying, in a press briefing, said China has always supported Afghanistan in its process of a broad-based inclusive political reconciliation. China advocates the peaceful settlement of differences between different Afghan parties through …

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