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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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Wife of Malaysia’s former PM, Rosmah Mansor known for moneyed lifestyle arrested

On Wednesday, Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Najib Razak, the disgraced former Malaysian prime minister, was arrested at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital. She is expected to be charged Thursday morning with multiple counts of money laundering. She had already appeared three times before anticorruption investigators, answering questions on topics including more than...

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ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific region faces water scarcity

MANILA: On Tuesday, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) president revealed that about 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do not have improved access to water. ADB President Takehiko Nakaos comments came during the opening of the Asia Water Forum 2018 at the institutions headquarters in Manila. About 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do...

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Smoking Kills: LHC bans smoking at educational institutes and offices

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday ordered strict implementation of a ban on smoking at workplaces and educational institutions. While hearing a petition regarding the smoking ban, Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi said smoking was banned in public offices and educational institutions. The Punjab chief secretary suggested that the court issue a notice ordering the strict implementation of the law to...

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The End of Plastic: Eco-fashion becomes catwalk reality

It may have been a long time coming, but eco-fashion is no longer a hippie pipe dream. Biker jackets made from pineapple leaves and leather tanned with olive extract rather than hugely polluting chemicals are now within reach, experts say. Everyone from young avant garde designers to the big-name brands are racing to hop on the bandwagon, with trainers with...

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Antibody therapy suppresses HIV for weeks at a time: study

Scientists in the US said Wednesday they have discovered a way to suppress HIV in patients for months at a time using a twin dose of antibodies that could revolutionise how the disease is treated. Globally, a record number of people receive antiretroviral drugs to manage HIV, but they must follow strict medical regimes to stay healthy, typically taking pills...

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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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Yemeni children starve as food and fuel prices soar

More than five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen as food and fuel prices soar, Save the Children said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale". The three-year conflict between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels linked to Iran has pushed the already impoverished country to the brink of famine, leaving many...

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Victoria Beckham debuts at home to celebrate decade in fashion

LONDON: Untested in the fashion world, Victoria Beckham launched her VB label in 2008 in New York, across the Atlantic from her native Britain. A decade on, she will exhibit at London Fashion Week for the first time on Sunday, in a triumphant homecoming of sorts for a now widely-respected designer and entrepreneur. The ex-Spice Girls singer oversees an empire...

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Cancer to kill 10 million in 2018 despite better prevention

PARIS: Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday, warning the disease's global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis. An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases were predicted worldwide for 2018 1 with 9.6 million deaths, said a report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This is...

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Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang face ‘political indoctrination’: Human Rights Watch

BEIJING  - The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China’s Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and “forced political indoctrination” in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The United Nations human rights panel said in August that China is believed to be holding up to 1 million ethnic Uighurs in a secretive...

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The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

A supply ship towing a long floating boom designed to corral ocean plastic has set sail from San Francisco for a test run ahead of a trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within five years when all systems...

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Cholera outbreak kills 10 people in Zimbabwe

HARARE: A cholera outbreak has killed 10 people in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare after they drank contaminated water, a city health official said on Sunday. Harare city council has struggled to supply water to some suburbs for more than a decade, forcing residents to rely on water from open wells and community boreholes. Clemence Duri, Harare city’s health director said more...

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Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

A film that follows two friends through four nightmarish years of the Syrian civil war has lifted some of the top prizes at the Venice film festival, which ends Saturday. "Still Recording", a documentary by Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal, records what happened to two idealistic art students after they were swept up in the fervour of the Syrian...

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Going straight: Taiwan ex-gangster turns noodle chef

For most of his life Yen Wei-shun was on the wrong side of the law, but the former Taiwan gangster says he is making up for lost time by churning out noodles for the needy. His family has run a noodle stall, tucked away in a bustling traditional market in New Taipei City, for decades. Now Yen, 40, is working...

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‘Effortlessly chic’ Meghan Markle named People’s best dressed woman

LOS ANGELES: Meghan Markle was named the best-dressed woman of 2018 by People magazine on Wednesday in a rare accolade for royalty by the celebrity publication. Markle, 37, who became the Duchess of Sussex when she married Britain’s Prince Harry in May, topped People’s annual list ahead of Hollywood actresses including Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and...

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