Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy, rebuild finances

Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy, rebuild finances

Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had clinched an agreement to sell its claims in bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC in a deal that would add $3.7 billion to the Japanese owner’s depleted capital base. The Japanese conglomerate has also agreed to transfer its Westinghouse-related shares...

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One killed, six injured in Karachi grenade attack

One killed, six injured in Karachi grenade attack

KARACHI: At least one person was killed and six others were wounded when unidentified armed men hurled a hand grenade at a cloth market in Kharadar area of Karachi on Thursday. Police and Rangers reached the site of the attack near Akhwan Masjid Kharadar and the victims were rushed to the...

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Explosive Press Conference turned into Smoke: Imran Khan defends his statement cursing Parliament

Explosive Press Conference turned into Smoke: Imran Khan defends his statement cursing Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan began his much-awaited presser that he earlier described would be ‘explosive’, in which he repeated diatribe against Nawaz Sharif saying the wealth of former prime minister expanded ‘manifold’ after 1992. Khan was shortly questioned by journalists to explain his statement he made a day earlier cursing...

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Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak

Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak

LONDON/TOKYO – Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation. The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency at one point lost 30 percent of...

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Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

SAN FRANCISCO  – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership. Some British lawmakers had complained that the world’s largest social media network...

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Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK  – Amazon.com Inc, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar...

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Google, Temasek coming in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources

Google, Temasek coming in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O), Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are investing in a fundraising round of Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek, sources familiar with the matter said. Go-Jek’s existing investors such as global private equity firms KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) and Warburg...

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NA passes resolution condemning Imran’s anti-parliament remarks

NA passes resolution condemning Imran’s anti-parliament remarks

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed for their statements undermining the parliament. All major political parties, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party...

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Two polio workers gunned down in Quetta

Two polio workers gunned down in Quetta

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men attacked on Thursday a polio vaccination team in Shalkot area of the city. Two lady health workers were killed as a result of the firing, the police informed. Police officials reached the site of the attack after the incident and launched an investigation.  A polio immunisation...

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6 persuasion techniques used by scammers on the internet and how to identify them

6 persuasion techniques used by scammers on the internet and how to identify them

You may have read or heard the expression “social engineering”, but do you know what it means? In political science, the term is used to talk about the influences and actions that certain governments and power classes use on society to try to change it. But in computer security, the...

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