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Kidney diseases linked with diabetes, high blood pressure: Dr Adib Rizvi


March 8, 2018

KARACHI: People will continue to be affected by diseases of the kidneys if diabetes and high blood pressure is not treated, said the founder of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Dr Adib Rizvi. While talking on Geo News show Geo Pakistan on Thursday, Dr Rizvi said a number of factors cause kidney malfunction, one of them being a good …

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Women happier to donate kidney to partner than men: study


March 8, 2018

PARIS: Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day. Based on European data assessed, 36% of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just seven percent of clinically suitable …

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Get ready for Google Lens, Android users!


March 8, 2018

Users will now be able to scan things through the app to receive information, so if you are unsure about anything ranging from a dog’s breed to flower type, the Lens can answer all of your queries. Lens will also allow users to create a contact from a business card or identify a landmark. Some smartphones will be able to …

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British-Pakistani among 12 female artists featured on Google’s Women’s Day doodle


March 8, 2018

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day by featuring doodles of 12 female artists, including a British-Pakistani, on its homepage. On Thursday, the search engine giant displayed interactive illustrations of artists from 12 countries, including the US, Japan, Pakistan and Mexico. According to Google, each story represents “a moment, person, or event that has impacted their lives as women. While each …

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Amazon to quiet Alexa’s cackling


March 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Amazon on Wednesday promised to keep virtual assistant Alexa from spontaneously cackling, giving people eerie feelings about what the artificial intelligence might be plotting. Users of smart speakers with Alexa assistant software have comically expressed their fears in recent weeks on Twitter, even posting video snippets of speakers infused with the software laughing menacingly for no …

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Apple finds more serious supplier problems as its audits expand


March 8, 2018

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Wednesday it had found a higher number of serious violations of its labor and environmental policies for suppliers, such as falsifying work hours data, as it expanded the scope of its annual audit of conditions of workers making its iPhones and other products. But the overall trend among 756 suppliers in 30 countries …

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Mahira Khan shares how Time’s Up is crossing over to Pakistan


March 8, 2018

Pakistan’s biggest female star Mahira Khan has been using her prominence in the film industry to champion female empowerment. The actor, who has been leading headline-grabbing Pakistani films and making history as L’Oréal’s first Pakistani ambassador, has said that time’s up and people today are standing up for what they feel is right. Her latest film, Verna, which was briefly …

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Barbie unveils dolls based on inspiring women


March 8, 2018

US toymaker Mattel on Wednesday unveiled a new line of Barbie dolls based on accomplished women that include US snowboarder Chloe Kim, Australian conservationist Bindi Irwin and Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The toymaker announced the new dolls ahead of International Woman’s Day on Thursday. Most of the new dolls are based on living women such as Chinese volleyball champion Hui …

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Deceased fan leaves all her belongings to Sanjay Dutt


March 8, 2018

In his extensive career, Sanjay Dutt must have seen throngs of fans, however, little did he know that one of them will find a way to immortalise her fondness for the star. A 62-year-old fan named Nishi Harishchandra Tripathi passed away on January 15 and left all her wealth and belongings to the Bollywood celebrity. Police called Dutt on January …

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ producers to pay $60 million to U.S. in lawsuit settlement


March 8, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The company behind the 2013 film, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund. The film’s producer, Red Granite Pictures, co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister’s stepson, announced last September …

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