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Google brings Earth into better focus

2016-06-28 18:25:40

SAN FRANCISCO: Google's free online mapping service is bringing the world into better focus with an updated version of Earth that takes advantage of photos from a US Landsat 8 satellite.The Internet giant introduced a "cloud-free mosaic" of this


Brazil central bank sees 2017 CPI above target, no plans for rate cut

2016-06-28 15:58:49

BRASILIA: Brazil's central bank expects inflation to ease next year but still remain slightly above the official target, warning it is too early to consider cutting interest rates just yet. In its quarterly inflation report released on Tuesday, t


UK gilt future extend Friday's gains after Brexit

2016-06-27 08:40:29

LONDON: British government bond prices rose at the start of trading on Monday, extending Friday's hefty gains as Britain's decision to leave the European Union prompted investors to seek safety in sovereign debt.Gilt futures were up 40 ticks



NASA tests deep space rocket booster ahead of 2018 mission

2016-06-28 16:22:59

MIAMI: NASA on Tuesday performed its second and last test-fire of a rocket booster for the Space Launch System (SLS), a powerful engine that may one day launch astronauts to Mars, the US space agency said.Fire and gray smoke billowed from the booster


Venezuela opposition claims enough signatures for Maduro recall vote

2016-06-25 07:23:29

CARACAS/MARACAY: Opposition leaders in Venezuela said they have finished the process of authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have enough to hold a referendum on removing him."The number of signatures has cle


Brexit throws spanner into EU climate policy

2016-06-28 18:21:47

LONDON: Britain's exit from the European Union may erode the bloc's leadership role in fighting climate change and stymie crucial efforts to set more ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gases, officials and experts said Tuesday.The damag



CDA approves Rs 35,142.98 mln budget for FY 2016-17

2016-06-28 16:11:22

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday approved Rs 35,142.98 million budget for the fiscal year 2016-17.Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal approved the budget during the board meeting attended by the Member Environment, Administration a


Precision agriculture can reduce the cost of production: VC UAF

2016-06-28 18:18:48

FAISALABAD: University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan has said that adoption of precision agriculture and genomics were essential to reduce the cost of production. Addressing the meeting of assistant professors and


Banks directed to ensure ATMs operational during Eid

2016-06-28 09:49:33

ISLAMABAD: Commercial banks have been directed to ensure availability of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) services round the clock and also that cash is dispensable through machines throughout the Eid Holidays.State Bank has mandated for all branches o



Tharanga hopes England 'luck' holds

2016-06-28 18:21:12

LONDON: Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga is eager to go on making runs against England, regardless of where he finds himself in the batting order.Tharanga has an impressive one-day international record against England, with 674 runs, including three hun


Juric returns to Genoa as manager

2016-06-28 18:25:00

ROME: Genoa's former Croatian midfielder Ivan Juric was named Tuesday as the Serie A side's new manager.The 40-year-old, who played for Genoa between 2006 and 2010, succeeds his former boss Gianpero Gasperini, who after leading the side to 11


Wimbledon multi-millionaires throw in the towel

2016-06-28 18:27:00

LONDON: Novak Djokovic may have been the first man to break the $100 million prize money barrier, but those staggering riches have not cured his habit of spiriting away coveted Wimbledon towels.And the world's best player is not the only one happ



Ranveer Singh Can’t Stop Gushing about Pakistani Actor Fawad Khan

2016-06-28 06:30:22

Ranveer Singh has been known to be an eccentric character, both on and off screen. And he doesn’t shy away from expressing his emotions, be it love, adoration, or respect, for anyone and at any public event. Ranveer Singh recently met Pakistani act


IIFA 2016; Complete List of Winners

2016-06-28 09:23:44

IIFA 2016 has honored the best talent of Bollywood on Sunday in the star studded event in Madrid. Bollywood film fraternity was all decked up in style and colors to celebrate the one of the biggest award functions of India. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s


This machine converts food, waste into free energy

2016-06-28 14:22:29

Since the usual sources of energy i.e. oil and gas continues to deplete, scientists and companies alike have been actively seeking newer alternatives to energy.‘HomeBiogas,’ an Israeli based firm, has introduced a biogas system, which converts fo



European shares up for first time in three days after Brexit battering

2016-06-28 17:11:25

LONDON/MILAN: European shares rose for the first time in three days on Tuesday after a heavy sell-off following Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union, with battered financial stocks leading the bounce. The pan-European STOXX 600 index,


South Africa's rand gains as risk demand resurfaces, stocks firmer

2016-06-28 18:13:19

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand strengthened on Tuesday after two days of losses as emerging assets returned to favour following steep declines triggered by Britain's vote last week to quit the European Union. Brexit-bashed stocks were also


Spain's 10-year yields fall below Italy's, tightest spread since July 2015

2016-06-28 16:10:50

LONDON: The yield on Spain's 10-year government bonds fell below its Italian counterpart for the first time in almost a year on Tuesday. Spanish bond yields, which posted their biggest one-day fall for two years on Monday on hopes of an end to po