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Apple to rebuild Maps app


July 3, 2018

Apple is rebuilding the widely used mapping application on its iPhones from the ground up with its own dataset, but Amsterdam-based TomTom NV will continue to be a data provider for Apple’s maps app, Cupertino, California-based Apple told Reuters. Apple did not say how its use of TomTom would compare to its previous use, but TomTom shares fell after the …

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China firm develops ‘laser AK-47’ that can set fire to targets from 800m


July 3, 2018

BEIJING: A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters’ hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometre. The general manager of the ZKZM fiber laser company, who asked to remain anonymous, said the weapon would “immediately” produce a “strong pain response” in the target but stressed it was …

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Polio returns to Papua New Guinea after 18 years: WHO


July 3, 2018

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease. The WHO said there was one confirmed case — a six-year-old boy with lower limb weakness from Morobe province — with the …

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Scientists discover how breast cancer hibernates: study


July 3, 2018

PARIS: Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of the body only to reemerge years later with lethal force, according to a study published Tuesday. In experiments with human cells and live mice, researchers showed that disabling the mechanism — with drugs or gene manipulation — crippled the cancer cells and …

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How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake?


July 3, 2018

Caffeine is a familiar drug that stimulates the nervous system. When it enters the body, caffeine raises the heart rate and blood pressure, increasing energy levels and improving the mood. Caffeine acts quickly, and many people notice the effects within minutes. They last until the body fully metabolizes the drug. This duration depends on several factors. Each person will feel …

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Shouting CEO, changing rules: inside Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint


July 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: A tense and short-tempered Chief Executive Elon Musk barked at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line. Tesla Inc pulled workers from other departments to keep pumping out the Model 3 electric sedans, disrupting production of the Model S and X lines. And weekend shifts were mandatory. Tesla pulled out all the stops in the final week of …

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China lends $1billion to Pakistan to boost plummeting FX reserves: sources


July 3, 2018

ISLAMABAD: China has lent Pakistan $1 billion to boost the South Asian country’s plummeting foreign currency reserves, two sources in Pakistan’s finance ministry told Reuters, amid growing speculation of another International Monetary Fund bailout. The latest loan highlights Islamabad’s growing dependence on Chinese loans to buffer its foreign currency reserves, which plunged to $9.66 billion last week from $16.4 billion …

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EU delivers stark warning to US over auto tariffs


July 3, 2018

BRUSSELS – The EU has warned Washington that a threat to slap Europe with major auto tariffs could inflict serious damage to the US economy and would prompt strong retaliation. The admonishment, written in a letter to US authorities dated Friday, came as US President Donald Trump said Europe is “possibly as bad as China” on trade in one of his biggest …

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Saudi Arabia says ready to pump more oil to balance market


July 3, 2018

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, said on Tuesday it was prepared to use its spare production capacity, estimated at two million barrels, to balance the global oil market. The statement said the kingdom will coordinate with other producers. Saudi Arabia, which has been pumping around 10 million barrels per day, holds the largest spare capacity in the …

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Priyanka Chopra issued legal notice for unlawful construction in Mumbai


July 3, 2018

India’s top star Priyanka Chopra, has been slammed with a notice by Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) for unlawful construction at a commercial site. The ‘Quantico’ star has landed in trouble after the construction of her office along with another commercial ground that has been rented out by her at Oshiwara, West of Andheri in Mumbai. As per the municipal body …

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