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Houston mayor hosts annual Iftar dinner for Muslims


June 4, 2018

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for making fool-proof security arrangements to protect students and schools from gun violence. “As we care about protecting travelers and visitors to federal, state and locally owned buildings, we must also show the same sense of urgency, concern, and compassion toward children and adults in schools,” he said, in his keynote address. The mayor …

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Kohli, Tendulkar urge Indian fans to attend football matches


June 4, 2018

Virat Kohli has joined a plea by India’s football captain for fans to fill empty stadiums after just 2,569 turned up to watch the national team play. Cricket captain Kohli and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar backed Sunil Chhetri’s heartfelt plea that went viral on social media after India thrashed Taiwan 5-0 in a near-empty Mumbai stadium last week. A disheartened …

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Fans should burn Messi shirts if he plays in Jerusalem -Palestine


June 4, 2018

RAMALLAH, West Bank: The Palestine Football Association chief urged fans on Sunday to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he plays against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend. Twice world champions Argentina will play at Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium on Saturday night in a World Cup warm-up match that has attracted huge interest among …

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Mohamed Salah included in final Egypt World Cup squad


June 4, 2018

CAIRO: Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was included Monday in Egypt’s 2018 World Cup squad despite still underdoing treatment for a shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final, the Egyptian Football Association said. Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all competitions, was forced out of the final in tears last month clutching his …

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Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth


June 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: After a decade of sizzling growth, the smartphone market has suddenly cooled. Surveys show smartphone sales last year shrank slightly for the first time since the 2007 debut of the iPhone, and preliminary data this year suggests further deceleration. Analysts say several factors have hit the smartphone market including the lack of new features that wow consumers, people …

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Trio reach Earth from ISS with football slated for World Cup


June 4, 2018

ASTANA: Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov made it back to Earth on Sunday along with an official match football that could be used later this month in the opening game of the World Cup in Moscow. Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle of the United States and Norishige Kanai of Japan touched down on the Kazakh steppe on time at 1239 GMT after a …

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Google to drop controversial military AI project


June 4, 2018

GOOGLE will not seek to extend its contract next year with the US Department of Defence for artificial intelligence used to analyse drone video, squashing a controversial alliance that had raised alarms over the technological build-up between Silicon Valley and the military. The tech giant will stop working on its piece of the military’s AI project known as Project Maven …

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Pakistan to benefit from Kuwait’s ban on Indian fruits’ import: FPCCI official


June 4, 2018

KARACHI: Kuwait’s ban on fruits and vegetables imported from India would be beneficial for Pakistan, a top official associated with the country’s trade and industry body said on Sunday. Waheed Ahmed, the vice president at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), explained that exports of fruits and vegetables from Pakistan to Kuwait would consequently double in volume now …

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American Airlines warns of fare increases if oil remains high


June 4, 2018

SYDNEY: American Airlines warned airline passengers may eventually face higher ticket prices if oil prices remain high, prompting carriers to remove seats from the market. Oil prices have risen around 50 percent compared to the levels seen last year and that is putting pressure on airline profits.  “If it becomes clear this is the new normal you would see over time …

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Big investors urge G7 to step up climate action, shift from coal


June 4, 2018

Institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management called on Group of Seven leaders on Monday to phase out the use of coal in power generation to help limit climate change, despite strong opposition from Washington. Government plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions were too weak to limit warming as agreed by world leaders at a Paris summit in …

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