Monday , 25 September 2017

Magnitude 7 offshore quake shakes Central America as hurricane hits

EL SALVADOR: A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday and triggered a tsunami warning, U.S. monitoring agencies said, just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Emergency services in El Salvador said on Twitter there were …

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Indonesian army helicopter carrying five goes missing

JAKARTA: An Indonesian army helicopter carrying five people went missing Thursday over Borneo island, an official said, the latest blow to the country’s accident-prone military. The Bell 412 helicopter lost contact in the morning on a short flight from Tarakan in North Kalimantan province to Long Bawan near the Malaysian …

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Tens of thousands flee raging Israeli bushfires

HAIFA: Raging bushfires forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from parts of Israel’s third city Haifa on Thursday as firefighters struggled to control blazes across the country. Some residents were trapped in their homes as the army called up reservists to help cope with a third day …

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Danish editor jailed for celebrity credit card snooping

COPENHAGEN: A Danish court on Thursday jailed two men, one of them the former editor of a celebrity magazine, for buying and selling details of stars’ credit card transactions. The arrangement involved the “systematic surveillance of a large number of publicly-known people’s movements and thus a significant violation” of their …

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His startup provides a vital service to Google and BMW. Here’s what he has to say

Applause is a global titan in the digital experience space. It’s raised a total of US$115 million in funding; counts brands like Google, Amazon, and BMW as clients; and works with a community of over 250,000 software testers to constantly improve its product. The startup’s strength lies in helping developers …

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Whatsapp users can watch videos without downloading them

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature to improve video watching experience on its platform: users no longer require downloading a video before watching it! Just like YouTube and other streaming services, the video can now be streamed as it being downloaded, reported Mashable. WhatsApp video call feature now available in …

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Half the internet shut down last month. This device could’ve prevented it

A crippling distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack took down large swathes of the internet last month. Access to sites like Twitter, Reddit, and Spotify was severely affected, with experts claiming that the assault was the largest of its kind in history. Security researchers believe the main source of the …

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As Samsung moves on from Note 7 crisis, SDI battery affiliate struggles

In the shadows of Samsung Electronics’ Note 7 smartphone crisis, affiliate Samsung SDI is quietly reassuring anxious clients including Apple Inc that its batteries are safe. But potential new customers may prove harder to convince as Samsung’s biggest in-house parts supplier grapples with the reputational fallout from the Note 7 …

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Day-to-day expenses: PIA arranges financing facility of $130 million

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has arranged a financing facility of $130 million (Rs13.65 billion) to meet day-to-day expenditures and improve the standard of services to passengers, according to a handout issued Thursday. “The facility will be by PIA for its general working capital requirements and improvement in passenger services,” …

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CCP says IT ministry encroaching upon its jurisdiction

ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has accused the Ministry of Information Technology of encroaching upon its jurisdiction by taking over the role of assessing the competition behaviour in the telecommunication sector. In a strong-worded policy note the antitrust watchdog sent to the federal government on November 10, the …

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