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Google seeks users help to spot spam in Search


June 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Google took action on nearly 90,000 user reports of spam in its Search in 2017 and has now asked more users to come forward and help the tech giant spot and squash spam. According to Juan Felipe Rincon, Global Search Outreach Lead at Google, the automated Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based systems are constantly working to detect and block spam. …

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French emergency room tests virtual reality path to pain relief


June 11, 2018

PARIS: The very thought of visiting a hospital emergency department is stressful enough for many people, even without the discomfort or pain of an examination or treatment. Enter an immersive virtual-reality program created by three graduates being used in France to relax patients and even increase their tolerance of pain – without resorting to drugs. “What we offer is a …

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WHO predicts Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could end soon


June 11, 2018

KINSHASA: The director general of the World Health Organisation said Sunday he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, some 21 days which has left 27 people dead over the past month. “I am cautiously optimistic that we shall be able to bring it to an end soon,” Doctor Tedros Adhanom …

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Experts suggest ways children can get Vitamin D


June 11, 2018

NEW YORK: Parents and caregivers should be aware of the three ways children can get the vitamin D they need, according to a new resource published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. Although many people know calcium and vitamin D are vital for building healthy bones, not everyone knows calcium can only be absorbed when vitamin D is present. “Vitamin …

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Fund release for petroleum, natural resources division & development projects- PSDP Report


June 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The government has released around Rs15,520.056 million for the Petroleum and Natural Resources Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP 2017-18) during the 11 months of the current fiscal year against the total allocation of Rs16049.928 million. According to the official data, Rs415.807 million have been released for acquisition of drilling related accessories for Geological Survey of Pakistan, Rs24.681 …

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Despite Trump deal, Chinese telcos to face closed doors in US market


June 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – Chinese telecoms companies like ZTE and Huawei face severely tightened access to the US market despite the Trump administration’s deal this week to give ZTE a lifeline after it agreed to a steep fine. Amid persistent worries that their phones, routers and other products will open a path for Beijing’s spying on the United States, analysts say the …

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Messi says Argentina future depends on World Cup


June 11, 2018

BRONNITSY, Russia: Argentina captain Lionel Messi said his international future will be determined by his country’s performance at the World Cup in Russia. “It will depend on how far we go, how we’re going to finish” at the finals, Messi said in an interview with Spanish daily Sport. “We’ve just lost three finals in a row, which has led to …

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Neymar, Brazil arrive in Russia as clock ticks down to World Cup start


June 11, 2018

Neymar and his Brazil teammates landed on Russian soil in the early hours of Monday morning, fresh from beating Austria 3-0 in their final warm-up outing ahead of the World Cup. As the clock ticks down to Thursday’s tournament opener in Moscow between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, the five-time World Cup winners arrived in Sochi, the Black Sea resort city …

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Steyn returns to South African squad


June 11, 2018

JOHANNESBURG: Much-injured fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Monday named in a 15-man South African squad for two Test matches in Sri Lanka next month. Steyn, who turns 35 on June 27, has missed 27 of South Africa´s most recent 32 Test matches. He has been plagued by groin, shoulder and heel problems and was unable to complete the most …

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Incredible Nadal bags 11th French Open title after injury scare


June 11, 2018

PARIS: Rafael Nadal hailed his 11th French Open title as ‘just incredible’ after he demolished Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of Sunday’s final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer. Nadal endured a nervy conclusion to the final, however, …

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