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China-based Forbes Member keen to work with Pak IT firms


August 20, 2018

Chengdu: Mahdi Shariff, an entrepreneur appearing on Forbes 30Under30 List, has said that he wants to work with Pakistan’s IT firms. In a meeting with Pakistan’s Consul General to Chengdu, Shariff said; “We will be delighted to explore Pakistan’s big market” The CG Muhammad Mudassir Tipu underlined that Pakistan was putting a lot of emphasis on strengthening and expanding its …

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Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time


August 20, 2018

Washington: In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time. Wheat feeds more than a third of the global human population, providing more protein than meat in the human diet and making about one-fifth of calories consumed …

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US government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger


August 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: The US government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect´s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance. The previously unreported …

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US Agency Says Facebook Ads Let Landlords Discriminate


August 20, 2018

San Francisco:The US Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday accused Facebook of breaking the law by letting landlords and home sellers use its ad-targeting system to discriminate against potential buyers or tenants. A formal complaint filed by HUD said that Facebook advertisers were able to target offers of homes available for rent or sale based on factors such …

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External finance risks constrain PTI govt: Fitch Ratings


August 20, 2018

HONG KONG: Pakistan’s incoming PTI-led coalition government, which took office this week, will be under immediate pressure to arrest the deterioration in external finances and address fiscal challenges, as well as to attract the external funding necessary to meet its financing gap, stated Fitch Ratings. The new government has more political capital to take positive though difficult policy actions, but …

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Qatar and Turkey central banks sign swap agreement


August 20, 2018

DUBAI: Qatar and Turkey´s central banks have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability, Qatar´s central bank said on Sunday, days after Turkey´s Gulf ally pledged $15 billion in support. The agreement, which was signed by the heads of the two central banks on Friday, will establish a two-way currency exchange line, the Qatar …

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Parwaaz Hai Junoon premiere delayed due to ‘censor issues’


August 20, 2018

KARACHI: The most anticipated movie of the season that was expected to release this Eid-ul-Azha, however has got its fans a little disheartened after the news of its premier being postponed emerged on Sunday night due to censorship issues. The movie could not get clearance from the Central Board of Film Censors reportedly. A screening had taken place in Karachi …

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Attitude not good enough from beaten Manchester Unitetd, admits Pogba


August 20, 2018

BRIGHTON: Manchester United captain Paul Pogba admitted his side didn´t have the right attitude in losing 3-2 to Brighton on Sunday due to a shambolic defensive display. For the first time in nearly two years, Jose Mourinho´s men conceded more than twice with all three Brighton goals arriving before half-time through Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and a Pascal Gross penalty. …

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Djokovic beats Federer to win in Cincinnati crown


August 20, 2018

Novak Djokovic beat Swiss world number two Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Cincinnati title which was missing from his resume. The championship was the only ATP Masters 1000 title the former number one had failed to win in his illustrious career and he finally broke the ice on his sixth try. Federer, seven-time Cincinnati champion, lost …

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Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set


August 20, 2018

CINCINNATI: Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles. Djokovic, who came up empty in five prior Cincinnati finals, defeated seven-time winner Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final. The former world number one became the first man to win all nine of the ATP´s Masters …

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