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Chinese smartphones maker Oppo cleared to open own stores in India

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MUMBAI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – India has approved smartphonesmaker Oppo’s request to open single-brand retail stores in thecountry, paving the way for the Chinese firm to sell directly toconsumers and add to its existing wholesale business. The move would help Oppo expand its reach in the world’sthird-largest smartphones market, where global giants such asApple Inc […]

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Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

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Author: Paresh Dave | ReutersThu, 2017-10-05 01:24ID: 1507141872989110400SAN FRANCISCO,US: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge in devices from Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.The new devices, which include a Pixelbook laptop, wireless […]

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Arab stars who fought Breast cancer and won

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Author: Arab NewsThu, 2017-10-05 00:20ID: 1507142467339152300As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sayidaty magazine is telling the stories of Arab stars who have fought breast cancer and won, as well as those who are still undergoing treatment for the disease.Who are they?The artist Nora Rahal, whose determination got her through the fight as she underwent her treatment, […]

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Robots under Swedish forest breathe life into ancient mines

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Author: ReutersWed, 2017-10-04 12:00ID: 1507127085937786900GARPENBERG MINE, Sweden: Hundreds of meters below the lush forests of rural Sweden, one of the world’s most ancient mines has been transformed into one of the most modern.Sensors linked to robotic equipment in Boliden’s Garpenberg zinc mine – which has been in operation since the 13th century — feed data to operators […]

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Jason Aldean, Jennifer Lopez cancel shows after Las Vegas shooting

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Author: ReutersWed, 2017-10-04 03:51ID: 1507126114097701400LOS ANGELES: Country star Jason Aldean said on Tuesday he would cancel three shows this week to honor victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival during the singer’s performance.Aldean canceled stops in Los Angeles, San […]

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White tiger, dark horse: North Korean art market heats up

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Author: ReutersWed, 2017-10-04 12:00ID: 1507108718756095800DANDONG, China: Seated beneath tall windows and dressed simply in singlets and trousers, North Korean painters are hard at work. The artists staple canvases to frames or copy idyllic landscapes from laptop computers. One wears headphones as he brushes a group of running horses onto his canvas.The nine men have come to the […]

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Cilic pummels Uchiyama to reach Tokyo quarters

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Author: AFPWed, 2017-10-04 16:36ID: 1507143114609190700TOKYO: Top seed Marin Cilic crushed local favorite Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the Japan Open quarterfinals. The towering Croatian, runner-up to Roger Federer at this year’s Wimbledon and a former US Open champion, needed just over an hour to complete the rout in Tokyo. Cilic, the current world No. […]

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Afridi, Morgan spearhead T10 revolution

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Author: AFPTue, 2017-10-03 20:54ID: 1507124693887577400DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will introduce a new cricket format when big hitters Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, India’s Virender Singh, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkar and England’s Eoin Morgan feature in a T-10 league in December.The ten-over-a-side matches will spread over 90 minutes (45 minutes each side) in Sharjah, the details of which […]

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Heat on Hamilton in Japan after Red Bull ambush

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Author: Alastair HIMMER | AFPWed, 2017-10-04 05:41ID: 1507100501535776000TOKYO: Lewis Hamilton is looking to hit back from his defeat in Malaysia at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, scene of a bizarre ‘Snapchat’ row that overshadowed last year’s race. Britain’s triple world champion was forced to play second fiddle to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in Sepang on Sunday after […]

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What ban? Chinese in thrall to ‘goddess’ Sharapova

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Author: Peter STEBBINGS | AFPWed, 2017-10-04 05:00ID: 1507098767155704100BEIJING: One fellow player labelled her “a cheater” and she is said to be unpopular in the locker room, but Maria Sharapova remains a crowd favorite in China despite her doping ban. “Welcome back goddess,” said one banner at the China Open in Beijing this week, while a Russian flag […]

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