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Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo. A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world's first 'car in a bag'. Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Sato and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered "WalkCar" transporter, which is the size of a laptop and resembles a skateboard more than a car.

An exhibition titled "Titans: History in your hands" recently at Sanat Gallery, Karachi was one of its kind in Karachi. The exhibition featured rare and unique autographs and memorabilia from world renowned personalities including different posters and photographs and music instruments and shoes and gloves worn by the titans of their respective fields. Every piece was of historic value bearing autographs from heroes in the fields of sports and music.
On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon - even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction. The Spanish capital receives an average of 2,749 hours of sunshine per year, according to the Spanish weather agency, double the amount received by London. That does not stop Macarena Garcia, a university student, from seeking out UV rays.
News, airline and social media sites often nag their users to install their own special apps, instead of visiting the sites with a smartphone browser. Often there's not much of a visible difference between what the app provides and what you see on the regular mobile website. But Achim Barczok of German computer magazine c't says there are real differences under the hood.
Frenchman Mark Karpeles, 30, the CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, has been arrested in Tokyo on theft allegations as Japanese investigators grill him over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.
Under attack from hordes of ravenous starfish, Pacific coral is getting help from an unexpected source - seaweed, an arch enemy, researchers said on Wednesday. Seaweed is no friend of the fragile ecosystems of coral reefs, pumping out harmful chemicals, blocking out life-giving sunlight, and rubbing up against and damaging the threatened marine invertebrates.
Moazzam Ali is one of our celebrated master watercolour artists. An alumnus of the Karachi School of Arts (KSA) he completed his graduation in Fine Arts in 1980 securing First Class First Position and a gold medal in the province of Sindh. Moazzam Ali is awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz this year, which is the third highest honour and civilian award of Pakistan. This award added another feather in his cap as a few years ago he was appreciated internationally in 2007 when he was crowned the title of 'Master of Watercolour' by the Whitney Museum New York and given an International Award for introducing new innovations to watercolour painting.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 05, 2015
Reserves $18.349 bln