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Meet ‘Digit’, the walking robot for Ford self-driving vans

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was partnering with walking robots maker Agility Robotics as it designs a planned fleet of self-driving delivery vans that will drop packages at the doorsteps of people’s homes. The United States’ second largest carmaker has been moving steadily on the development of full-service autonomous driving vans which it could potentially license out to...

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Gender parity at work only possible if men do more at home: UN

Progress towards gender parity at work has barely budged for the past quarter century, and will only speed up once men take on far more unpaid caregiving tasks, the UN said Thursday, on the eve of International Women´s Day. The UN´s International Labour Organisation said in a fresh report that the difference in employment rates for men and women has...

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Barbie will soon be 60 — and is still going strong

She is turning 60 this year and still doesn´t have a single wrinkle. Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favorite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years. The iconic doll has evolved to keep up with the times — check out her Twitter feed. And...

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Richest people in the world, according to Forbes

Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultra wealthy, while far behind President Donald Trump jumped 51 spots in the ranking. While things are largely stable up on top of the list, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped three spots and former New York mayor Michael...

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Kylie Jenner becomes youngest self-made billionaire

LOS ANGELES: Kylie Jenner on Tuesday was named the youngest self-made billionaire of all time by Forbes magazine, thanks to the booming cosmetics company she founded three years ago. Jenner, 21, the half-sister of reality television stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, made it onto the annual Forbes list of billionaires after debuting her Kylie Cosmetics online in 2015 with $29 lip...

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London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection - and more than 18...

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Abdul-Jabbar memorabilia fetches $3m at auction

A trove of NBA memorabilia — including championship rings and MVP hardware from the hall-of-fame basketball career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, garnered nearly $3 million at an American auction on Sunday. The 71-year-old former Los Angeles Laker put hundreds of items up for sale with the New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions which fetched a total of $2.9 million. The lots included four...

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Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe — named for literature´s most famous castaway — have known that their island´s fragile ecosystem depends on them conserving its unique wildlife. One of three islands in the Juan Fernandez archipelago, 700 kilometers (430 miles) off the Pacific coast of Chile, it was discovered in the sixteenth century. The island chain...

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Balochistan’s Sibi festival kicks off

SIBI: The annual Sibi Festival kicked-off in Balochistan on Sunday. Chief Minister Balochistan formally inaugurates the week-long festival. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of historical Sibi festival in Sibi on Sunday, he said we are proud of the security forces for restoring peace in the province. The Chief Minister said the government would ensure provision of all basic amenities of life...

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Model Iman Ali’s wedding, A who’s who of celebrities attend

LAHORE: Model Iman Ali tied the knot on Thursday night. The model, who had announced her engagement to Babar Bhatti last month, had a Shendi (Mehndi/Shaadi) in Lahore which was attended by Lollywood bigwigs. Actors Sarwat Gilani, Urwa Hocane, singer Farhan Saeed, ace make-up artist Shahzad Raza, designers Faraz Manan, Hassan Shehryar Yasin, Ali Xeeshan and Zara Shahjahan were among several...

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Lady Gaga splits with fiancé Christian Carino

Pop superstar and Oscar nominee Lady Gaga has split with her fiance, her second broken relationship in three years. A representative for the 32-year-old Gaga on Tuesday confirmed celebrity media reports that the “Shallow” singer and Christian Carino, who is also her talent agent, had ended their engagement, but gave no details. “It just didn’t work out. Relationships sometimes end,”...

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Cokefest ends among reverie and jubilee

Cokefest wrapped up it's festivities after a fun filled 3 days on Sunday, yesterday after a fabulous celebration of food, music and togetherness under the bright blue Karachi skies.   View this post on Instagram   Coke Festival 2018-19 Karachi | Day3 @foodfestpk @tazstereonation #Newsonepk #eatlover #foodlovers #foodie #Coke #Dance #Drink #MusicFestival #FamilyFestival #Music #CokeFest2019 #FoodFest #beachpark #karachi #Day3 A...

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PSL 2019: Peshawar Zalmi releases official anthem

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi on Wednesday released their official Pashto anthem for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) fourth edition. Sung by Gul Panra and Zeek Afridi, the song in Pashto language is written by Laiq Zada. The anthem is based on the historical heritage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the potential of the Youth, a press release issued by the PSL...

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Fourth Lahooti Melo kicks off in style

KARACHI: The annual Lahooti Melo festival kicked off in style today (Saturday). The two-day-festival is taking place in Jamshoro where artists, activists and people from different walks of life are performing together to highlight good arts and social problems. “We believe that by organising such events, we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community, country and the...

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Trump seeks to ‘eliminate HIV’ in US within 10 years

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate AIDS in the United States within a decade. "Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach," Trump said in his annual address to Congress. "My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the...

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Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age — to 100

Would-be cigarette smokers in the US state of Hawaii might have to wait a very long time for their first legal drag, after a lawmaker introduced a bill that would bar sales to anyone under the age of 100. The proposed law, introduced by local Democratic representative Richard Creagan, would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024. Hawaii already...

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Cancers linked to obesity on the rise in young adults: Study

PARIS: A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday. In a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population, they showed that half a dozen cancers for which obesity is a known risk factor became more frequent from...

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