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Amazon’s video game division cancels Lord of the Rings game announced in 2019


April 18, 2021

Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) video game division has canceled an online role-playing game based on the fantasy series Lord of the Rings, which was announced in 2019, an Amazon spokeswoman said. The game had been in development at Amazon Game Studios alongside China-based Leyou Technologies Holdings, which was acquired by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) in December. The resulting contract …

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WhatsApp’s online status feature allows cyberstalking, researchers found


April 18, 2021

In a major flaw, the online status feature of WhatsApp, one of the most used messaging app, has allowed third parties to stalk users, researchers have found. Cybersecurity firm Traced has discovered apps and services that could be used by cyber-stalkers to track when a user becomes active on WhatsApp. “You can enter any mobile phone number, and if that person …

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COVID: Smart lockdown imposed in 10 areas of Rawalpindi


April 18, 2021

RAWALPINDI: Amid the steep rise in coronavirus cases, at least ten areas in Rawalpindi have been put under smart lockdown. According to the notification issued by the local administration, the lockdown has been imposed in Tabarak Line, Adiala Road, Judicial Apartments Civil Line, Kashmir House Mundra, Mohalla Gulshan, Kamalabad street no 3, Peshawar Road line number 5, Wah Cant, Dhok …

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DRAP bans brand names of medicines in doctors prescriptions


April 18, 2021

LAHORE: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in a circular prohibited medical practitioners from writing brand names of medicines in prescriptions. “The doctors in their prescriptions should write the generic formula of the medicines,” the regulatory authority said in its advisory. “The DRAP has made it unlawful for doctors to write the medicine’s manufacturer’s name in their prescriptions,” according …

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Karachi win SSB Sindh Karate Championship


April 18, 2021

KARACHI: Team Karachi’s brilliant performance propelled them to title win in the SSB Stability Pakistan Sindh Karate Championship here on Friday. Sanghar and Larkana got second and third positions respectively. The two-day event was held at the Humbo Gymnasium Hall, Kakri Ground in Lyari where players from Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Benazirabad, Mirpur Khas, Karachi Green, Karachi White, Sanghar, Nowshera Feroz, …

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‘Qatar seeking virus jabs for all 2022 World Cup visitors’


April 18, 2021

DOHA: Qatar is in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers to ensure all fans attending the 2022 World Cup in the country have been vaccinated, the foreign minister said on Friday. The Gulf nation is facing a resurgence of virus cases and deaths despite progress in its mass vaccination programme, forcing authorities to impose a nationwide lockdown. “We have been negotiating …

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West Ham suffer blow to top-four hopes in Newcastle loss


April 18, 2021

LONDON: West Ham United’s top-four hopes were dealt a big blow as Joe Willock’s late header earned Newcastle United a 3-2 home win in a see-saw clash on Saturday — a result that put the hosts within sight of Premier League safety. The London club capitulated in the first half with an Issa Diop own goal and a Lukasz Fabianski …

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Brittle middle order batting worries Younis


April 18, 2021

KARACHI: Batting coach Younis Khan on Saturday said that despite their struggles on the South Africa tour, both Haider Ali and Asif Ali should get more opportunities but admitted they should not expect undue favour from the selectors as Pakistan completed a grand double by winning both the ODI and Twenty20 International series against the Proteas. Addressing a virtual media …

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Pakistan’s twin ports weather the pandemic storm in 2020


April 18, 2021

KARACHI: Pakistan’s twin ports appear to have performed slightly better than regional peers during the last one and half a years amid global Covid-19 lockdowns and disruption of business activities from February-March 2020 to date in various countries. A Karachi Port Trust (KPT) official said the total cargo handling (import and export) at the port inched up to 45.721 million …

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