Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia. The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social networks and websites to find partners. The new feature, rolled out in Colombia this week, allows users to create a separate...

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Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency´s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and...

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Hot Weather in Karachi today

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Yemen faces worsening threat of famine: UN aid chief

International aid agencies are losing the fight against famine in Yemen, where 3.5 million people may soon be added to the eight million Yemenis already facing starvation, the UN aid chief warned Friday. A sharp drop in the value of Yemen´s currency that has sent fuel prices spiraling compounded with renewed fighting has led to a worsening of what the...

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India’s Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner. Indian political parties have been gunning for Modi over the 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale planes from Dassault Aviation...

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Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users’ lives

From the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people´s lives with an array of new products and partnerships. Updates to the internet giant´s Alexa-infused Echo smart speakers will allow them to tend to microwave cooking and even have "hunches" regarding what users may want or...

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Two more Mithi minors succumb to malnutrition

THARPARKAR: Two more minors succumbed to malnutrition in Mithi, taking the death toll to 34 in September. According to the health department, a girl died in Civil Hospital Mithi on September 20 due to the same reason. Deaths continue to be caused by malnutrition in Tharparkar, despite promises made by leaders of political parties on their visits to the desert....

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Hanif Abbasi shifted to Attock Jail after rumors of preferential treatment in Adiala

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi was shifted from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail to Attock jail on Saturday. The incarcerated PML-N leader was shifted to Attock jail on the directives of DIG Rawalpindi after a photo surfaced of him with Nawaz Sharif and others inside Adiala jail before the former premier's release. Inspector General (IG) Prisons Punjab on Thursday...

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