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Scientists hope to revive near-extinct northern white rhino in Kenya


January 15, 2020

Scientists working to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction plan to implant its artificially developed embryos in another, more abundant rhino subspecies in Kenya later this year, researchers and government officials said on Wednesday. The northern white rhino came closer to extinction in 2018 when the last known living male died in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The only surviving …

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Amazon’s Bezos promises $1 billion in bid to see off Indian e-commerce storm


January 15, 2020

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos promised on Wednesday a new billion-dollar investment in India, just two days after authorities launched an anti-trust investigation into the e-commerce giant. A three-day visit by Bezos, whose worth has been estimated at more than $110 billion, sparked protests in New Delhi and other cities by traders who accuse Amazon and its main US-owned rival Flipkart …

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EU lays out €1tr plan to support Green Deal


January 15, 2020

BRUSSELS: The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to help shift one trillion euros ($1.1tr) in investment towards making the economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years. The Europe Investment Plan unveiled on Tuesday will be funded by the EU budget and the private sector. It aims to deliver …

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Ministry invites feedback on e-commerce policy


January 15, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce has asked all the stakeholders to share their concerns with possible remedies for consideration in the National e-Commerce Council for effective implementation of the e-commerce policy. The offer came from Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood at the conclusion of two-day consultative meeting on e-commerce on Tuesday. According to an official announcement issued by the Commerce …

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Telecom provider Zong introduces unlimited calls to China under CPEC initiatives


January 15, 2020

Telecom company Zong 4G has introduced unlimited calls to China under its China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiatives, a press release issued by the company said on Tuesday. The company said it has launched two call bundles in order to make international direct dialling to China more convenient. The bundles introduced by China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak, popularly known as Zong) include …

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Stocks edge lower on lack of triggers


January 15, 2020

KARACHI: The stock market remained in search of direction for the second day in the absence of positive triggers. Short-term investors booked profit, reducing their intraday positions. The KSE-100 index closed on a flattish note, giving away all the 11.63 points (0.03 per cent) secured the previous day and settle at 43,207.04. Traders said that after a major run-up since …

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Consumer confidence weakening, latest Ipsos survey shows


January 15, 2020

KARACHI: In its latest survey, Ipsos, a Paris-based market research and consulting firm, showed that the respondents think the country is moving in the wrong direction as consumers fear the economy is likely to become weaker in the next six months. The respondents feel that inflation, job insecurity and additional taxes are the top three most worrying issues faced by …

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‘Game of Thrones’ actors among Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ cast


January 15, 2020

Amazon  unveiled the first cast of actors for its highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings streaming television series on Tuesday, including two Game of Thrones veterans, and said production would begin in New Zealand next month. Among the 15 cast members are the British actors Robert Aramayo, who portrayed a young Ned Stark, and Joseph Mawle, who played Benjen Stark on HBO’s medieval …

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Meghan Markle all smiles as she makes first public appearance since royal exit


January 15, 2020

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was spotted for the first time since she along with husband Prince Harry made public their decision to step down as the British royal family’s senior members. As per Daily Mail, the 38-year-old former Suits star was seen leaving the Vancouver Island home where she along with the Duke of Sussex had been staying …

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