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Chinese AI robot takes on humans in reality TV show

A robot is invading a popular reality TV show in China that tests people’s brainpower. The smart, AI-powered bot, Xiaodu, will take on human competitors in complex trials involving face and voice recognition. Super Brain, the Chinese version of The Brain franchise, will dedicate the whole of season four, starting …

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Investment takes a step forward

A shaky investment outlook will continue to pose a challenge to economic policymakers as well as the country’s economic prospects during 2017, in spite of signs of improvement in the fundamentals. Indeed, foreign investors have begun returning to Pakistan as security conditions across the country, particularly in Karachi, improve on …

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Fog causes chaos on roads, takes 10 lives

LAHORE: At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in accidents on roads blanketed by dense fog that continued to disrupt life in Punjab on Sunday. According to the meteorological department, thick fog also hung over the plains of upper Sindh, disrupting traffic. Temperatures have sharply dropped in …

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Hacker group ‘OurMine’ takes over Netflix Twitter account

One of Netflix Inc’s Twitter accounts was hacked on Wednesday by an entity calling itself “OurMine”. Several mocking tweets were sent from the Netflix US Twitter account. Some of the tweets were deleted in less than 10 minutes. Netflix could not be immediately reached for comment. Netflix launches Pakistani dramas …

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Crowdfunded train service takes on German rail giant

Cai Yuedong is an artist. Now, he’s also a millionaire, having sold a majority share of Uncle Tongdao, the company he built by posting astrology cartoons on WeChat. After the US$31 million sale to media and entertainment company Meisheng Culture, Uncle Tongdao is now valued at US$43 million. Yuedong’s exceptional …

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Syrian army takes Aleppo district, battle in ‘final phase’

The Syrian army captured a major district of Aleppo on Monday from rebel fighters, now confined to a small pocket of their former bastion in the city’s east. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces held more than 90 per cent of the one-time opposition stronghold, a monitor said, and appeared on the …

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Rosberg takes F1 title from Hamilton

ABU DHABI: Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One world championship on Sunday after finishing runner-up in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton amid accusations of ‘dirty tricks’. After all the suspense and expectation, Hamilton chalked up his 10th win of the season, …

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