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‘Error 53’ kills thousands of iPhones

2016-02-08 07:53:32

It may be too late to save your precious iPhones, if your iOS receives the dreaded ‘Error 53’ which has already turned thousands of iPhones worthless. According to The Guardian, Apple’s latest operating system, the iOS 9 permanently disables th


Russia additional expenditure seen at approx 600bn roubles in 2016

2016-02-06 11:56:37

MOSCOW: Russia's additional budget expenditure, including support to ailing state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB), will amount to approximately 600 billion roubles this year, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday.Siluano


JGBs mostly higher, 10-year yield edges near zero

2016-02-05 11:06:53

TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices soared on Friday, with the benchmark 10-year yield edging near zero percent after Japanese share prices plunged on a rise in the yen, undermining any benefits from the Bank of Japan's negative interest rates



Mexicans to light pope's route with mobile phones

2016-02-07 22:35:19

MEXICO CITY: Worshipers will line the roadside holding up their mobile telephones to light the way for Pope Francis when he arrives on his visit to Mexico next week, organizers said Sunday.The 79-year-old pontiff himself expressed "great happiness" a


First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

2016-02-06 08:45:28

BOGOTA: The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.In the first direct statements from government


French ex-budget minister on trial for tax fraud

2016-02-08 08:16:49

PARIS: Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in disgrace in 2013 after admitting to having a secret Swiss bank account, goes on trial Monday for tax fraud.The 63-year-old faces up to seven years in jail and two million euros ($2.



12 exporters attends World Food Moscow Show to improve trade with Russia: TDAP

2016-02-05 09:48:20

ISLAMABAD: Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has arranged participation of 12 exporters from agricultural sector in World Food Moscow exhibition to improve volume of trade with Russia.The other objective of the participation was to help


Cellular mobile subscription shows upward trend, reaches 125.899mn

2016-02-06 09:19:59

ISLAMABAD: The cellular mobile subscribers base in the country after Biometrics Verification is showing upward trend and reached 125.899 million at end of December 2015.The subscribers base was 124.24 million by November last year and during one mont


Pak forex figure $20.27508bn

2016-02-04 15:01:41

KARACHI: Total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country stand at dollars 20.27508 billion, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).SBP's weekly statement here on Thursday said the foreign reserves held by State Bank on January 29, amounted $ 15,



Magical Ajmal inspires Islamabad topples Karachi

2016-02-08 08:14:45

In the sixth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL), ‘Islamabad United’ defeated ‘Karachi Kings’ by two runs.‘Islamabad United’ scored 132/8 in their respective 20 overs. Khalid Latif was the top scorer for the Islamabad side as he made 39


FFA demand answers from Wanderers over fan behaviour

2016-02-08 08:07:18

SYDNEY: Football Federation Australia on Monday demanded answers from A-League leaders Western Sydney Wanderers over the behaviour of some of their fans, who let off a series of flares at a weekend game.The FFA has given the club until late Wednesday


Manning, Newton to duel as America stops for Super Bowl 50

2016-02-07 22:42:34

SANTA CLARA: An eagerly anticipated quarterback showdown between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton was just hours away on Sunday as excitement built ahead of Super Bowl 50 in California.More than 100 million households across the United States and millio



When Kapil Sharma returns?

2016-02-06 12:16:10

The King of Comedy, Kapil Sharma had quit ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ but speculations are rife that Kapil Sharma and his team have inked a deal with Sony for their brand new comedy show.In fact, actor Sunil Grover who played ‘Gutthi’ in ‘Co


Bus film stunt explosion shakes Londoners

2016-02-07 22:38:18

LONDON: The explosion of a red double decker bus in central London on Sunday alarmed witnesses unaware that it was actually a stunt for a Jackie Chan action film.The bus was travelling across Lambeth Bridge not far from Britain's parliament when


'Intizar Hussain towering personality of literature'

2016-02-03 13:25:23

MULTAN: Diction used by different female characters in novels of iconic writer Intizar Hussain is beautiful and decent.He also highlighted strong belief of women in superstitions through female characters besides their other behaviours.Head of Urdu D



Tokyo stocks rise as weaker yen buoys market

2016-02-08 07:57:31

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks cast off early losses to finish higher Monday, buoyed by a weaker yen and upbeat economic data.The Japanese market sank one percent after the opening bell, tracking a fall on Wall Street as relatively strong US jobs data sparked s


Dollar gains as US jobs report keeps alive rate hike hopes

2016-02-08 08:13:02

TOKYO: The dollar extended its gains Monday as a closely watched US jobs report fanned speculation that the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates as early as next month.Financial market turmoil and worries about global growth have been weighing on


Argentina offers $6.5bn to 'holdout' creditors

2016-02-06 09:24:53

NEW YORK: Argentina's new government has offered $6.5 billion to settle its long debt battle with "holdout" creditors, US mediator Daniel Pollack said Friday.The offer was made in New York talks with hedge funds and other creditors who have deman