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Microsoft says its new camera app is even better than Apple’s

Microsoft has launched a camera app which helps take better pictures with an iPhone. The default camera app on Apple’s iPhone device does a decent job but tech giant and rival Microsoft thinks this new app from their developers can do it better. Dubbed as the “smarter camera app”, Microsoft Pix uses artificial intelligence to enhance pictures taken from the smartphone by automatically adjusting ...

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Illegal land allotment: NAB arrests former Quetta mayor

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested on Thursday Quetta’s former mayor Mir Maqbool Lehri after his bail plea was rejected by the Balochistan High Court (BHC). Lehri is accused of misusing authority and illegally allotting government’s land through his frontman, Sultan Ahmed. The accused caused losses up to Rs7.9 million to the national exchequer through illegal allotment of government’s property, ...

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Taliban are terrorists, says Imran Khan

Chairman and founder of Pakistan’s Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan, who is often accused of being a ‘Taliban sympathiser’, said on Wednesday he considers Taliban to be terrorists, while rubbishing speculation of him supporting extremism and militant groups. “This is absolute nonsense. It’s just not true,” he said in an interview with Al Jazeera English’s current affairs show, UpFront. “All you ...

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Fabregas sees red as Chelsea beat Liverpool

PASADENA: Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a reckless lunge at Liverpool new boy Ragnar Klavan, overshadowing a 1-0 friendly win at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Wednesday. The Premier League giants locked horns in the pre-season International Champions Cup in a match which was more remarkable for its clumsy fouls than free-flowing football. Spanish midfielder Fabregas, 29, could have ...

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Dead cows left in west India as low-caste Dalits strike

AHMEDABAD: Hundreds of dead cattle have been left rotting in western India after members of the lowest Dalit social caste refused to dispose of them in protest at a vicious attack, a rights group said on Thursday. The group, in Gujarat state, has called a mass rally to protest the treatment of low-caste workers, often tasked with unsavoury jobs including the ...

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In pictures: When animals attack

Four days ago, tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument. A tiger quickly attacked her and dragged her off, prompting the second woman to leave the vehicle in an attempt to help. In several similar incidents, humans have come under the attack of an animal, often ...

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German police raid mosque and apartments in crackdown on Salafists

BERLIN: German police have searched a mosque and eight apartments in Hildesheim that are believed to be a hotbed of a radical Salafist community, the interior minister of the northern state of Lower Saxony said on Thursday. Germany is on high alert after a spate of attacks since July 18 left 15 people dead – including four attackers – and dozens ...

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Inzamam backs Misbah to continue as captain

Pakistan chief selector Inzamamul Haq has backed Test team captain Misbahul Haq to continue as the leader of the team. The 42-year-old, who is Pakistan’s most successful captain in the longest format of the game, earlier revealed his intentions of retiring from international cricket after the England series back in 2015, but changed his plans after the Pakistan Cricket Board ...

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Kashmiri students outside the valley show signs of anxiety over communication gag

Fatima* is over 3,000 miles away from her family. She cannot focus on studies, does not eat enough food, tosses and turns in bed, takes long and rapid breaths, frequently sweats and has an ever-upset stomach. The young woman from Kashmir valley is not suffering from a dreadful disease, but shows potent signs of anxiety. Nothing was wrong with her ...

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Two of Turkey’s four-star generals resign a day after military cull: CNN Turk

Two senior Turkish generals resigned from the armed forces on Thursday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported, a day after the military dishonorably discharged nearly 1,700 personnel for their role in a failed coup this month. The two generals are Kamil Basoglu and Ihsan Uyar, both high-ranking members of the land forces, CNN Turk said. It was not immediately clear why they ...

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