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8 dead in tourist boat capsize in US

July 20, 2018

NEW YORK: At least eight persons have died and over 10 injured in a tourist boat accident in the US state of Missouri, said an official. According to Southern Stone County Fire Protection spokesman Eric Nielsen, the incident occurred on Thursday on the Table Rock Lake near Branson, CNN reported. There were more than 20 people onboard when it caps...

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Israel sets up cybersecurity center to protect railways

July 16, 2018

Tel Aviv: Israel has developed a cybersecurity center to protect its railway system, media reports said on Sunday. The security center is created by Rafael, an Israeli government-owned defence technology company, Xinhua reported, quoting local media reports. The company will provide Israel Railways corporation with a cybersecurity operations cent...

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Sharif supporters clash with police in Lahore, 50 injured

July 14, 2018

Lahore: Supporters of Nawaz Sharif have clashed with police in Pakistan's Punjab province as they tried to reach the airport where the former prime minister and his daughter Maryam were arrested on their return to the country in a corruption case, prompting police to lob tear gas shells and use batons that left at least 50 people injured. The coun...

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Italy to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

July 11, 2018

ROME: Italy is considering bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has said. The candidate cities are Cortina d'Ampezzo, Milan and Turin. CONI will decide between them at its next national council meeting, according to the ANSA news agency. The decision could be taken on...

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Political leader among 14 killed in Pakistan suicide blast

July 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: At least 14 people, including a political leader, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up late on Tuesday in Peshawar in Pakistan, police said. Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour was among the deceased. The blast also wounded many people, Geo News reported, citing police. The explosion occurred momen...

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Japan floods toll increase to 104

July 09, 2018

TOKYO: The death toll from devastating floods resulting from torrential rains pounding Japan has increased to 104, with 56 others reported missing, authorities said on Monday. The rains since July 5, especially in the western prefecture of Hiroshima and the southwestern prefecture of Ehime, caused floods and landslides that destroyed thousands of ...

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China launches two satellites for Pakistan

July 09, 2018

BEIJING: China launched two satellites for Pakistan on a Long March-2C rocket on Monday. The PRSS-1 is China's first optical remote sensing satellite sold to Pakistan and the 17th satellite developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for an overseas buyer, reports Xinhua news agency. A scientific experiment satellite, PakTES-1A, dev...

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Second Philippine mayor shot dead

July 04, 2018

MANILA: A second Philippines town mayor has been shot dead by an unknown assailant, a day after another mayor was assassinated by a sniper in a brazen daylight attack, police said on Wednesday. Mayor Ferdinand Bote of the town of General Tinio in Nueva Ecija province was gunned down by a motorcycle-riding suspect in nearby Cabanatuan City on Tuesd...

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New algorithm that may predict your intelligence

June 30, 2018

NEW YORK: Be careful if you lie about your IQ as researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that may tell how smart you are by looking at a scan of your brain. The study showed that the new computing tool can predict a person's intelligence from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of their resting state brain activity. ...

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