Pakistan

British ‘donkey whisperer’ translates ‘ee-aws’ using technology

A self-proclaimed “donkey whisperer” is encouraging people in London to use technology to help them understand donkeys’ emotions and mannerisms. Mark Ineson, owner of Real Donkeys in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, has been studying the animals for more than 20 years and says they are very emotive creatures. Russian pranksters call heads of World and US anti-doping agency Entertainment group Merlin ...

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Women with later menarche, menopause more likely to reach age 90

Women with later menarche and later menopause are more likely to reach age 90 than those whose reproductive milestones come at earlier ages, suggests a new study. “People have always wondered whether the timing of reproductive events affect longevity, but no study to date has evaluated that relationship,” said lead author Aladdin Shadyab, of the University of California, San Diego ...

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Is Amir as good as he was in 2010?

KARACHI: Pakistan’s tour of England was supposed to be all about Mohammad Amir, and it actually was, and at one point, it almost felt like it would be England v Amir, until the first ball of the first Test was bowled. The narrative was for the left-armer to be the proverbial phoenix that would rise from the ashes and wreak havoc ...

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Brazil fines Facebook $11.6 mn over WhatsApp standoff

RIO DE JANEIRO: A judge in Brazil on Wednesday slapped an $11.6 million fine on the local Facebook branch over the company’s  refusal to surrender data from its WhatsApp messenger program to a police investigation. The order came from a judge in the northern state of Amazonas, saying Facebook was failing to meet its legal obligations. Huge quarter for Facebook lifts ...

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WikiLeaks releases audio from Democratic Party hack

WASHINGTON: WikiLeaks released audio recordings Wednesday apparently hacked from the Democratic National Committee’s servers, including a message from an irate Hillary Clinton supporter demanding the party stop “bending over backwards” for Bernie Sanders. Links to the 29 recordings were posted on Twitter a few hours before US President Barack Obama took the stage in Philadelphia to address the party’s national convention, ...

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Street Child Football: Mushtaq, Mehr to try out for Norwegian club

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Street Child Football team members Raziq Mushtaq and Mehr, who featured in the squad’s bronze-winning performance at the 2014 Street Child World Cup, will attend trials for Norwegian club Strommen, while the team will also be competing at the Norway Cup starting Sunday. Team manager and Azad Foundation official Itfan Maqbool said Mushtaq and Mehr are in Norway for ...

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Smartphone sales drive Samsung Q2 profit

SEOUL: Solid sales of its flagship smartphone and an aggressive cost-cutting drive saw Samsung Electronics on Thursday post a better-than-expected gain in net profit for the second quarter. The giant South Korean conglomerate said its key mobile division enjoyed “substantial earnings improvement” in the April-June period led by expanded sales of its high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones. Samsung’s Galaxy ...

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Huge quarter for Facebook lifts shares

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday reported a huge quarterly profit jump fueled by strong growth in revenues and its global user base, powering shares higher for the top social network. Net profit leapt 186 percent from a year ago to $2.05 billion in the second quarter, as Facebook blew past most analyst forecasts. With its global base of monthly active users ...

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Mahira Khan wins big at Vogue Beauty Awards in India

Last night was a star-studded affair as Bollywood A-listers descended on the red carpet of Vogue Beauty Awards in Mumbai. Apart from all the bigwigs, including Karisma Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor, Mahira Khan also graced the event with her presence. But what makes it even bigger is Mahira won the Vogue Face to Watch Out For. Would love to play Pakeezah ...

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Pakistani drug convict in Indonesia urges govt to intervene in halting execution

A Pakistani drug convict who is facing execution in Indonesia, pleaded for his life on Wednesday. “Talk to me, if you still find me guilty, kill me 10 times,” Zulfiqar Ali told Express News. “I am ready to be executed if found guilty, but please spare me if I am innocent,” the 52-year-old added. Pakistani drug convict to be executed ...

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