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Facebook announces first original news shows


June 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday announced its first original news shows for the social network, joining other online platforms producing a video to compete with television. The news shows will be produced for Facebook by a variety of partners including CNN, Fox News, ABC News and Univision. The programs are producing the social network’s on-demand video service called Facebook Watch, …

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France hangs up: new bill would ban cell phones at school


June 7, 2018

PARIS: France’s phone-addicted children will be obliged to do without their mobile devices at school under a bill the education minister on Thursday called a “detox measure” to combat classroom distraction and bullying. President Emmanuel Macron, whose Republic on the Move party holds a commanding majority in the National Assembly, hopes for a speedy passage through parliament, in time to …

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Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution: Greenpeace


June 7, 2018

OSLO: Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics – tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tires – were detected in nine of 17 water samples …

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Dutch firm to set up largest egg handling plant in Sindh


June 7, 2018

KARACHI: A Netherlands-established multinational egg processing company, Frisian Egg, is about to set up their largest egg processing plant worth of about Rs300 million in Sindh in partnership with a local partner.  This plant is considered as the first of its kind in the province, which is projected to function fully at commercial level by end of year 2018. According to …

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No decision yet to go to IMF for any bailout package: finance ministry


June 7, 2018

ISLAMABAD: In a news report carried out by a large section of the press on 7th June 2018, the former Senate Chairman Senator Mian Raza Rabbani has questioned the policy decision taken by caretaker finance minister with regard to negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The former chairman has pointed towards the fact that the role of caretaker government is to …

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Worldwide foreign investment tumbles: UN


June 7, 2018

By: Akber Berani Worldwide foreign direct investment dropped by nearly a quarter last year, a United Nations agency reported Wednesday, with African countries particularly heavily affected. The United States as well as Brexit-bound Britain also saw sharp declines in FDI inflows in 2017 after an exceptionally strong 2016, UNCTAD said in a report, warning that the outlook was bleak. “The …

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Del Potro powers past Cilic to set up Rafa clash


June 7, 2018

PARIS: Argentina´s Juan Martin Del Potro came through a clash of the titans against Marin Cilic to reach his first French Open semi-final for nine years on Thursday, winning a rain-delayed duel 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. The 29-year-old powerhouse´s eighth successive defeat of Cilic set up a clash with 10-times champion Rafael Nadal. Play resumed on a sunny Court Suzanne …

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Russia ready to welcome the world, says FIFA chief Infantino


June 7, 2018

Russia is “100 percent ready” to host the World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday as he addressed concerns about racism, human rights and security in the host country a week before the tournament begins. Russia will host the tournament from June 14 to July 15 in 12 stadiums spread across cities including Moscow, St Petersburg and Sochi …

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Halep eyes fourth Slam final at French Open


June 7, 2018

Simona Halep insists she feels “no pressure, no expectation” as she looks to reach a fourth Grand Slam final at the French Open on Thursday. The 26-year-old Romanian tackles 2016 Roland Garros winner and reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza for a place in Saturday’s final. World number one Halep was runner-up in Paris in 2014, where she was beaten by Maria Sharapova, and …

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Kohli named Indian cricketer of the year


June 7, 2018

New Delhi: Virat Kohli won India´s cricketer of the year award for the fourth time on Thursday for outstanding performances over the past two seasons. Kohli became India´s captain in 2015 and led his team back to number one place in the Test rankings the following year. The 29-year-old, who was also named International Cricket Council player of the year …

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