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Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon Musk


March 12, 2018

WASHINGTON: Bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said on Sunday. Musk, the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX, said the company´s interplanetary ship could begin test flights as soon as next year. There is “some probability” …

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Amazon video service looking to expand Indian regional content


March 12, 2018

MUMBAI: Amazon´s video service will look to add more regional content in India, two company executives said, as it competes with a host of global and local players for a bigger share of a fledgling online streaming market. In little after a year of its launch in India, Amazon´s bet on original Hindi shows and a library of films in …

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China eyes ‘black tech’ to boost security as parliament meets


March 12, 2018

BEIJING: At a highway check point on the outskirts of Beijing, local police are this week testing out a new security tool: smart glasses that can pick up facial features and car registration plates, and match them in real-time with a database of suspects. The AI-powered glasses, made by LLVision, scan the faces of vehicle occupants and the plates, flagging …

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Vitamin D linked to lower risk of cancer: study


March 12, 2018

Higher levels of Vitamin D in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of developing certain cancers, a study in Japanese adults reported Thursday. “These findings support the hypothesis that Vitamin D has protective effects against cancers at many sites,” researchers reported in a study published in The BMJ medical journal. Vitamin D is made by the skin …

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Pakistani physician gets $4m to lead research on heart transplantation


March 12, 2018

Islamabad: Currently a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Pakistani physician-scientist Dr Faisal H Cheema and his colleague Dr Jeffrey A. Morgan have been awarded $4 million in funding from Brockman Medical Research Foundation to lead cutting-edge research on heart transplantation. Dr Cheema’s mission is to make heart and lung transplant and artificial …

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´Little black dress´ designer Givenchy dies aged 91


March 12, 2018

PARIS: Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “Little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain´s Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites …

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Bollywood singer Aditya Naran detained by police


March 12, 2018

(Web desk) – Famous Bollywood singer and actor Aditya Naran has been detained by the police for allegedly bumping his car into a rickshaw while causing injuries to the driver at the same time. News agency ANI tweeted, “Singer Aditya Narayan was detained by Versova police station after he hit a rickshaw at Andheri s Lokhandwala circle earlier today. Case …

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Jay-Z, Beyonce announce new joint tour


March 12, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP) – Music s first couple Beyonce and Jay-Z on Monday announced a new joint tour in what will likely mark some of the year s most lucrative concerts. The rapper and diva, who in June gave birth to twins, will open the stadium tour on June 6 in the Welsh city of Cardiff. The 36-date show will …

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Angry Lille fans invade pitch, try to attack players


March 12, 2018

(AFP) – Angry Lille supporters invaded the pitch and tried to attack players at the end of their struggling side s 1-1 draw with Montpellier in France s Ligue 1 on Saturday. Some of the fans who swarmed onto the pitch managed to shout insults and even aim kicks at players, including Nicolas Pepe, the Ivory Coast forward whose goal …

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Ronaldo double gives Real narrow win over Eibar


March 12, 2018

EIBAR (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo came to the rescue again as Real Madrid followed up their thumping win over Paris Saint-Germain with a narrow victory against Eibar. Ronaldo scored twice, his second six minutes from the end, as Real won 2-1 and avoided another slip-up in La Liga. Ivan Ramis had equalised for Eibar shortly after half-time. His double means …

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