Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Business

Migratory bird can fly nonstop for 10 months straight

The common swift is able to fly continuously for 10 months, without touching down for even a second, according to an extraordinary study which finds the species can stay in the air far longer than any other bird. Researchers tagged 13 common swifts and followed their every move for two ...

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WhatsApp warned over privacy by European watchdog

Brussels-European privacy watchdogs have warned WhatsApp over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for US intelligence purposes. The popular messaging service’s recent change in privacy policy to start sharing users’ phone numbers with Facebook – the ...

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Facebook loses first round in suit over storing bio-metric data

Facebook Inc (FB.O) lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it “unlawfully” collected and stored users’ biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. The judge presiding over the case in a California federal court on Thursday ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan Reassures EU Citizens They Are Welcome

London Mayor Sadiq Khan sought to reassure European Union citizens they are welcome in the U.K. capital after a surge in incidents of racism since Britain voted to leave the 28-nation bloc last month. Khan called a meeting of ambassadors of the 10 EU nations with the largest number of ...

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Karzai invites Pakistani businessmen to invest in Afghanistan

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has invited Pakistani businessmen to explore the Afghan market, which offers tremendous opportunities to foreign investors. He said Afghanistan has the lowest taxes in the region and the Pakistani investors will get land free of cost. He was talking to a visiting business delegation led ...

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Polio to be eradicated in Pakistan by 2017, predicts Bill Gates

Bill Gates said Wednesday that “with any luck” polio will be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Microsoft founder, who has donated billions to fight global diseases, was speaking in Doha at the official announcement of a $50 million donation ...

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Tesco Says Crisis Over As Profits Return

Tesco boss Dave Lewis has said he led the business out of crisis after it swung to an annual pre-tax profit of £162m following a record loss of £6.33bn a year ago. Britain’s biggest supermarket hailed “significant progress” in its turnaround as it published annual results for the year to ...

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Osborne warns of “dangerous cocktail” of threats for 2016

Chancellor George Osborne warned on Thursday that the economy faced a “dangerous cocktail” of threats from abroad and he urged against complacency after two years of solid growth. Osborne, whom Prime Minister David Cameron has named as a possible successor, said in a new year’s message that Britain faced headwinds ...

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