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7 people confirmed dead in 6.5-magnitude Taiwan earthquake

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Hotel and residential block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien At least seven people are dead and 225 injured including tourists after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck just off the east coast of Taiwan. According to Police a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least seven people and injured more than 225 ... Read More »

German auto firms under fire for diesel tests on humans, monkeys

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World Health Organization points that exposure is linked to premature mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases Volkswagen, the world’s biggest carmaker, is under fire globally from politicians and environmentalists following revelations it helped to fund experiments in which monkeys and humans breathed in car fumes for hours at a time. According to the New York Times, German carmakers faced fresh ... Read More »

Apple shipped 29 Million iPhone X devices in Q4 2017

Apple shipped 29 Million iPhone X devices in Q4 2017

The iPhone X is the company’s first smartphone to feature a full-screen display Apple Inc. has shipped 29 million iPhone X devices in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to which the iPhone X has become the world’s best-shipping smartphone model over the holidays. As per the reports by Analyst firm Canalys, which is an independent analyst company that strives to ... Read More »

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy

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The Time’s up initiative was unveiled by more than 300 major showbiz personalities American actor Mark Wahlberg announced $1.5m (£1m) donation to the Time’s Up legal defence fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star. The Time’s Up campaign is a movement against sexual harassment that was founded at the ... Read More »

Cellular companies overcharging users but pay less taxes, FBR says

Cellular companies overcharging users but pay less taxes, FBR says

New IT-based mechanism to ensure the effective monitoring of withholding taxes Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) reveals that Mobile phone operator companies deduct more taxes from users while paying less to the government. According to FBR, cellular firms were overcharging their subscribers and possibly evading taxes as the paid to the government is not proportional to the collected amount, the Senate Standing Committee ... Read More »

Arab League to lobby UN to recognise Palestinian state

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Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on to follow up on earlier decisions taken by the Arab League Arab states will embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations (UN) to recognise a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war. This was announced by Jordanian Foreign Minister ... Read More »

2017 was safest year in history for passengers around the world

2017 was safest year in history for passengers around the world

No jets crashed in passenger service, where more people flew to more places than ever Despite the highest volume of passenger flew to more places than ever, 2017 was the safest year on record for airline passengers. In year 2017, there were no passenger plane accidents as evidenced by figures from two separate consultant agencies, The Aviation Safety Network and Dutch-based ... Read More »

Japan New Year’s food Mochi proves deadly again, causes two deaths

Japan New Year’s food Mochi proves deadly again, causes two deaths

Often considered a symbol of longevity, mochi annually brings about sudden deaths “Mochi” a traditional Japanese New Year’s food has made headlines again for claiming lives, two deaths reported in capital city Tokyo. According to Tokyo Fire Department, two people have died in Tokyo and several are in a critical condition after choking on traditional rice cakes as part of ... Read More »

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