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Several people buried in Swiss avalanche: police

GENEVA: Several skiers were buried in an avalanche on the slopes of the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, police said on Tuesday. The avalanche came as warm temperatures over the past week began melting heavy snow and coincided with school holidays in some cantons. “An avalanche occurred in the Plaine-Morte sector, search and rescue teams are on the site. Several people...

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The race to sell the first flying car

The race to sell the first flying car of the 21st century may be acquired by a bike. The PAL-V is a transforming gyro copter designed and made in the Netherlands that’s now on sale, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016. A modern take on the type of flying machine used by James Bond in the moving picture “You...

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Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal

Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a truce in the fight in Gaza. But the armed wing of Hamas, which controls Gaza, has said it eliminated it every bit a “surrender”. The initiative urges a ceasefire starting imminently, followed by a series of meetings in Cairo with high-level delegations from both positions. Palestinian officials say at least 189 people...

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Israel pronounced it would consider an Egyptian cease-fire proposal for Gaza

GAZA CITY: On Tuesday, Israel pronounced it would consider an Egyptian cease-fire proposal for Gaza, which has US backing, but Hamas appeared to freeze off the bid, as the death toll in the weeklong conflict rose to 186 Palestinians. The truce proposal came as Egyptian state media reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Cairo to...

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Alia Bhatt has an entirely different perspective

While most women aspire to marry somebody who possesses similar traits like their father, Alia Bhatt has a different perspective entirely. The recent trailer of ‘The Anupam Kher Show’ has Alia Bhatt and her filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt as the celebrity guests. The trailer shows Mahesh Bhatt admits to adultery on the show. Host Anupam Kher then asks Alia whether...

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CAIRO: One security officer and seven others were killed in Egypt.

One security officer and seven others were defeated in two successive explosions around security areas in Egypt’s Sinai region, near the border with Israel, the Interior Ministry and security officials alleged. Egypt has been hit by an Islamist insurgency led by Sinai-based militants, who have mainly targeted security forces since last year’s army ouster of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi....

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SEOUL: Chinese supplier suspected of employing child labor.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it had suspended business with a Chinese supplier it suspected of employing child labor, less than a week later a U.S. watchdog report accused the supplier of using under-aged workers. The South Korean smartphone maker said it found an “illegal hiring process” at Dongguan Shin Yang Electronics Co Ltd, which provides mobile phone...

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany beat Argentina in World Cup final

Germany beat Argentina in World Cup final to win the FIFA World Cup 2014 and became the new World Champion in soccer, the most popular game in the planet. Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday when substitute Mario Goetze volleyed in a brilliant goal seven minutes from the conclusion of extra time to secure a...

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LAHORE: (PTI) should first review its own performance, Rana Mashhad.

Punjab MInister for Law and Education, Rana Mashhad on Sunday said Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI) should first review its own performance before presenting any sort of dissent. Reacting to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak’s announcement of protest over power outages on July 16, Rana Mashood said staging demonstrations was PTI’s favourite hobby. “Which projects can PTI claimed to have set...

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WASHINGTON: The U.S. government sued Amazon.com

The U.S. government sued Amazon.com on Thursday for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while taking on mobile apps like “Tap Zoo” and “Ice Age Village.”  The suit, charged by the Federal Trade Commission, seeks to get to the online retailer refund money spent without parental permission...

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LG showed off a giant screen you can just roll up and carry away with you.

It is the ultimate in portable TVs – a giant screen you can just roll up and carry away with you. LG today showed off a working 18inch version – and says a 60 inch screen could go on sale in 2017. The Ultra HD the screen uses a special film instead of plastic as backing to allow the blind...

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TERESOPOLIS: Injured Brazilian striker Neymar wants his Argentine Barcelona teammates to win the World Cup.

Injured Brazilian striker Neymar wants his Argentine Barcelona teammates to win the World Cup, but his backup was not welcomed by rival Maxi Rodriguez. "I constantly supposed I wanted Argentina to get to the final because Brazil would be in that location, but it never turned out like that," Neymar told reporters on Thursday. "I still want them on that...

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Oral poliomyelitis vaccine protects individuals opposed to contracting the disease

PARIS: On Friday, a jab to protect kids against polio that fell out of favor in the 1960s should be given a Frontline role to help stomp out the disease, doctors reported in The Lancet. The Injection can offer superior and long-lasting protection opposed to the polio virus when used to supplement oral vaccine, which replaced it in most states,...

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Veteran actress and former dancer Zhora Sehgal died

Veteran actress and former dancer Zhora Sehgal died at a hospital in New Delhi today at the age of 102. The veteran theatre and movie actor was last seen in the 2007 hit movie Cheeni Kum as Amitabh Bachchan’s mother. Sehgal, born on April 27, 1912, started her career in 1935 as a leading dancer with the Uday Shankar Ballet...

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ISLAMABAD: The World Population day 2014 is being mentioned today

The World Population day 2014 is being mentioned today (Friday) across the world, including Pakistan with theme "Invest in Young People today, to ensure a Bright Future". The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day is annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family. It promotes activities, events and information to help make this right...

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President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister

President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday about the peril of an escalation of hostilities in the region and said the United States was ready to help bring them to an end, the White House said. “The United States remains prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities, including a replication to the November 2012...

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WASHINGTON: US expressed confidence over the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

The United States expressed confidence over the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Answering to a question provoked in the backdrop of the Iraq situation, where insurgents are persistently on the ascent, the US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said that her state had been convinced of the protection of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. She also asserted, “We have a range of...

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