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Facebook launches AI video-calling device ‘Portal’

Facebook launches AI video-calling device ‘Portal’

LONDON (AFP) – Facebook on Monday launched a range of AI-powered video-calling devices, a strategic revolution for the social network giant in its bid for a slice of a market currently dominated by Amazon and Google.”It’s been a big shift for the company,” Facebook’s vice president of consumer hardware Andrew Bosworth told AFP before the […]

Oscars body launches new initiatives to support women filmmakers

Oscars body launches new initiatives to support women filmmakers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The organizers of the Oscars announced a string of new initiatives on Thursday aimed at encouraging female filmmakers. Called “Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative,” the program will include a one-year fellowship for women filmmakers and executives, a lunch that will bring together women across the industry, and a directory aimed at […]

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

United States (US) forces launched airstrikes on Friday to counter a major Taliban assault on an Afghan provincial capital, where terrified residents cowered in their homes amid explosions and gunfire as security forces fought to beat the insurgents back. Officials said Afghan special forces were also being deployed to the southeastern city of Ghazni after […]

Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah

Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah

ADEN ;Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an assault on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Iran-aligned Houthis. Coalition warplanes and warships were carrying out strikes on Houthi fortifications to support ground operations by Yemeni troops […]

UK and UNITAR launches innovative platform to cope with disasters

UK and UNITAR launches innovative platform to cope with disasters

By; Asghar Ali Mubarak, February, 16, 2018 Islamabad; Future support to Pakistani people needing humanitarian support will be improved, thanks to a new platform launched by the UK Government and the United Nations in Islamabad. The Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP) aims to improve the humanitarian response in Pakistan by improving knowledge management, capacity […]

North Korea launches ballistic missile

North Korea launches ballistic missile

Seoul (News Agency)North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the northwestern part of the country early Sunday, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff said. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office last week. Moon has advocated dialogue with North Korea to denuclearize. The US […]

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

RETURES A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, then capped the feat with another return landing on an ocean platform. The unprecedented twin achievements of re-launching a used rocket and salvaging […]

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat AFP Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen waves from a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying navy base in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan on March 21. Taiwan formally launched an ambitious project to build its own submarines as the island faces growing military threats from China as relations […]

China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship

China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship

China’s Navy has launched a new electronic reconnaissance ship, state media said on Thursday, the latest addition to an expanding fleet and as Beijing’s new assertiveness to territorial claims in the South China Sea fuels tensions. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) now operates six electronic reconnaissance vessels, the official English-language China Daily newspaper said, noting […]

Railways launches special Christmas train

Railways launches special Christmas train

Minister for Railways Khuwaja Saad Rafique on Thursday inaugurated a special purpose ‘Xmas Peace Train’ ahead of Christmas festivities in the country. The minister, while addressing the inauguration ceremony, hailed the role of minority groups, especially Christians, in the development and prosperity of Pakistan. “The white colour of our national flag denotes minority groups, and […]