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HAJJ AT-TAMATTU            WHY SHOULD YOU EAT HALAL EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM?            HAJJ-DAY-BY-DAY            SHIA AND IMAMATE            US, Pakistan Welcome Ceasefire Announcement             Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway             Merkel implicitly rejects Putinís call to help Syria reconstruction            íSocial, econ. woes behind US, Britain low life expectancyí             18th Asian Games in Pictures             US cuts Syria ístabilizationí fund, vows to continue anti-Damascus bid            La Liga: Barcelona 3-0 Alaves/ video             Taliban Preparing To Attack Kabul: Massoud             Afghanistan Celebrates Independence Day            Chinese president to pay formal visit to N Korea in Sept.: Report            Syria slams ídespicableí Saudi support for US ploys in war-torn state            

Facebook seeks to limit effects of new EU privacy law

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc. users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network...



US government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger: Reuters

The US government is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to...




Facebook ínot aware of any abuseí of data by phone makers

Facebook has said that it does not know of any privacy abuse by cellphone makers who years ago were able to gain access to personal data on users and their friends. The social media leader said on Monday that it "disagreed" with the conclusions of a New York Times report that found that the device...




Facebook seeks to limit effects of new EU privacy law

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc. users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller. Facebook members...




Indian Scientist Finds Way to See Wormholes in Space-Time

A wormhole is a theoretical passage that cuts through space-time, which could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Indian physicist Rajibul Shaikh from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has determined that a certain class of rotating wormholes, which...




Moon Colonization: Why Do We Want It and What Technologies Do We Have?

Scientists are convinced that humankind is capable of turning the Moon into a space outpost: people have cosmodromes, heavy carrier rockets, space modules and lunar rovers. Sputnik reveals what is behind the human desire to conquer space and what challenges colonizers may face on the way. New...




Iranís Leader, senior officials stop using Telegram messaging application

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stopped using the Telegram messaging application in a show of support for domestic versions and in line with the country’s national interests. The website for the preservation and publication of the works of ...




New species of frog found in Colombia-Venezuela border areas

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of frog in border areas between Colombia and Venezuela. The multi-colored frog, which also has a distinctive song, was found in the Perija mountain range shared by the two countries over the past decade. The new species, living in rivers and...




EU issues ultimatum for Facebook to answer data scandal questions

The European Union has issued an ultimatum for social network giant Facebook to explain how the US-based firm would deal with the aftermath of a recent scandal that involved the loss of private data of its users. In a Tuesday letter addressed to Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl...




Germany demands answers from Facebook over data breach

Justice Minister Katarina Barley said the Cambridge Analytica scandal bombarded users with hate speech. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called to answer questions in the UKís criminal probe into the data breech. Germanyís Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Thursday that she was seeking...




Climate change could wipe out over half of wildlife in Earthís forests by 2100: Study

Over half of the wildlife in the world’s most biodiverse areas could vanish by the end of the century if efforts are not exerted to combat climate change, a new study predicts. According to the results of a new research, conducted by the World Wildlife Fund, University of East Anglia and...




British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

The world-renowned British scientist, Stephen Hawking, has passed away at age 76, a family spokesman says. Hawking was one of the brightest stars in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. His family released a statement...




Vodafone, Nokia to bring LTE into space by installing first 4G network on Moon

The Earth’s sole natural satellite, the Moon, will get its first mobile network next year as Vodafone Germany and Nokia plans to bring the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) into space by installing a 4G network on our closest celestial neighbor, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape...




New model suggests contrary to dominant model Moon emerged before Earth

A new theory has suggested a different source of origin for the Moon, the Earth’s sole natural satellite, which seems to stack up well against the dominant giant impact model. It says unlike the favored former theory, our rocky moon formed before our cosmic home emerged in its current appearance. The...




Google to use balloons to give Puerto Rico cell service

The US Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Incís application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that...




Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Kazuo Ishiguro

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to British author of Japanese origin Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his literary work "The Remains of the Day". "Itís a magnificent honor, mainly because it means that Iím in the footsteps of the greatest authors that have lived,” the 62-year-old...




Apple unveils iPhone X in major product launch+VIDEO

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." The phone features wireless charging, an infrared...




Powerful Hurricane Irma poses increasing threat to Florida

Hurricane Irma is headed to the US state of Florida, posing an increasing threat to the area, as the Southern state of Texas is still reeling from Hurricane Harvey. Irma, the most powerful hurricane to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade, has expanded into a devastating force with maximum...




Americans cheer as rare total solar eclipse marches across country

The moon blacked out the sun on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States in nearly a century began over the West Coast, while millions of Americans looked skyward in wonder through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras. After weeks of anticipation, the sight...




EU hits Google with 2.4bn euro fine

The EU hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine Tuesday for illegally favoring its shopping service in search results, in a fresh assault on US firms that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump. Hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the tech giant "abused...




NASA discovers 10 more Earth-size planets

NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets -- planets outside of our solar system -- that had been detected by the space observatory launched in 2009 to scan...




Scientists develop artificial womb for premature babies

Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies with lambs, the researchers were able to mimic the...




China to help Afghanistan in deployment of second satellite to orbit

The government of China will help Afghanistan in the deployment of the second satellite to orbit under the name of Afghan Sat-2, the officials in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology officials told reporters in Kabul today. The Acting Minister of Communications and Information Technology,...




Australians sue Apple for refusing to repair error

Hundreds of Australian consumers are suing US Apple company for violating consumer rights by allegedly refusing to look at or repair some iPads and iPhones previously serviced by a third party. Australia’s consumer watchdog agency, the Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), announced...




Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station

A Russian cargo ship has docked at the International Space Station (ISS), delivering supplies at the station. Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, said the unmanned Progress freighter, carrying 2.5 tons of supplies, including air, food and fuel “successfully docked” at the orbiting...




Senior Samsung executives offer to resign: Report

Two senior executives with South Korea’s Samsung company have reportedly offered to resign over allegations that the firm has been involved in a high-scale scandal linked to South Korean President Park Geun-hye. South Korea’s Yonhap reported on Friday that Samsung’s President...




Afghanistan to launch 4G services in the near future: MCIT

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Afghanistan informed regarding the launch of fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology (4G) across the country. Engineer Syed Ahmadshah Sadat, the acting minister of communications and information technology, said...




New Genetic Engineering Technique Could Help Design, Study Biological Systems

A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited water or study the effects of a gene on human health. The technique, published Jan. 20 in Nature Communications, allows scientists...




Searching for Life on Wolf 1061 Exoplanet

Astronomers have located the habitable zone, the region where water could exist on the surface of a planet, on the Wolf 1061, a planetary system that is 14 light years away from our Earth. The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists...




Afghan brothers make drone to hunt mines in Afghanistan

With Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) remaining the weapon of the choice of the militant groups in Afghanistan which is the major contributor to civilian casualties, two Afghan youths have launched a new device to hunt such explosives. The two youths and brothers, Massoud and Mahmud Hussaini,...




Facebook plans to provide internet to 4 billion people with solar plane

The first successful test flight of a high altitude solar plane was conducted by Facebook as the company plans to provide internet to 4 billion people in remote parts of the world. “After two years of engineering, I’m proud to announce the successful first flight of Aquila — the...




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