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UNESCO report: Mobile handsets have helped improve global literacy at an accelerated rate

UAE News - 8 hours 21 min ago

According to a new report published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday, worldwide literacy is improving at an accelerated rate because of the fact that more than 6 billion people in the world - out of the estimated total world population of 7 billion - now have access to mobile handsets.

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Ebola death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

UAE News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:24

The World Health Organization said that what added up to 142 passings have been accounted for from the Ebola flare-up in Guinea and Liberia.

The infection is still restricted to the two countries, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, in spite of gossipy tidbits about it spreading to different nations.

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Sprint to unlock smartphones for American use starting February 2015

UAE News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:12

Third-ranking US wireless carrier Sprint has recently revealed that it will unlock smartphones for American use from February next year.

In a revised policy page on unlocking smartphones, Sprint has stated that it is quite hopeful of ensuring that "all devices developed and launched on or after February 11, 2015 are capable of being unlocked domestically."

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Apple releases update to fix ‘Heartbleed’ bug in 2013 AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule models

UAE News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:10

In a move which marks Apple's response to the newly-disclosed 'Heartbleed' security vulnerability, the company has revealed in a Tuesday announcement that it has rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models.

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Nest Learning Thermostat now available through Google Play store for $249

UAE News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:08

In a move which underscores the first public Google/Nest crossover after Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs earlier this year, it has been recently announced by Google that the Nest Learning Thermostat is now available through the Google Play Store.

According to the announcement, the Nest Learning Thermostat can now be purchased from the Google Play store for $249.

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‘Fertility Scorecard’ released by RESOLVE

UAE News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:57

The National Infertility Association has discharged its Fertility Scorecard, which reviews each one state dependent upon the lawful and administrative environment for barrenness or infertility.

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Increase in whooping cough cases at Long Beach

UAE News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:52

Long Beach has seen an about nine-fold expansion in whooping cough cases so far in 2014 contrasted and the same time period in 2013, city health authorities say.

Health authorities have tallied 43 instances of pertussis, usually known as whooping hack, so far not long from now. A year ago, Long Beach had five instances of whooping hack between January 1 and May 1.

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Childhood bullying's effects stays for years

UAE News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:44

Youth harassing, the worst thing about numerous a LGBT youth's presence, has social, physical, and mental wellbeing impacts that are still obvious in survivors 40 years after the fact, as stated by significant new research discoveries from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London.

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Procrastination can be due to family genes

UAE News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:39

In case you're somebody who prefers to put off till tomorrow what they can accomplish today, its not on the grounds that you're languid or needing drive. It's either your guardian's deficiency or simply terrible genes.

That is the finding of a new research investigating heredity and the "I'll do it tomorrow" syndrome a huge number of individuals have.

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Stewarts have a different relay this year

UAE News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:33

A week ago, Andalusia inhabitants Michael and Tammy Stewart ventures off a plane to a grand welcome at South Alabama Regional Airport.

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Nintendo’s Game Boy marked its 25th anniversary on April 21, 2014

UAE News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:37

April 21, 2014, marked the 25th anniversary of Nintendo's Game Boy portable gaming system. Despite the fact that the Game Boy was discontinued years back, the device's legacy lives on among hordes of nostalgic Game Boy fans.

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Apple announces new initiative to coincide with Earth Day celebrations

UAE News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:33

In coincidence with the Earth Day celebrations on April 22, tech giant Apple has announced a new initiative under which the company offering free recycling of all its used devices.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

UAE News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:27

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet - which was unveiled at the MWC 2014 event in February - is one of the best tablets manufactured by Sony. The tablet will be available for purchase in participating Sony Stores, as well as online, on May 4.

Now available for pre-order through the Sony Store, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is priced at $500 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model; and $600 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model.

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Girl’s skin condition causes life-threatening hives

UAE News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:08

Caitlin McComish of White House, Ohio has a genuine however regular condition known as cholinergic urticarial, which makes her have hives when her skin is subjected to sweat and hotness.

For the 20-year-old person, it means running the soccer field will set off a powerful provocative response that will make her create hives and swelling of her throat. She must get critical medicinal forethought.

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Woman gets $14 mn in damages after taking wrongly prescribed contraceptive

UAE News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:04

Specialists should treat and lighten unwanted wellbeing states of their patients. When they do confer botches in recommending prescription however, the impact might be serious and even dependable which is the thing that happened with the instance of 37-year-old Mariola Zapalski from suburban Chicago.

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Study says Wikipedia traffic may help track flu levels

UAE News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:01

The amount of hits recorded on Wikipedia articles could track the spread of influenza and different diseases quicker than existing frameworks, researchers say.

Analysts at Boston Children's Hospital, US, have created a technique for evaluating levels of flu like sickness in the American populace by breaking down Internet movement on particular influenza related Wikipedia articles.

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Spanish Banks Want to Lend to SMEs Again

Spain News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:28

Spanish economy is recovering from economic crisis and this has led banks to yet again offer loans to small companies. But it would not be easy for major banks to capture market share as there are a number of lenders out there who want to win over clients.

Banks want to revive high margin loans but it seems to be tough as more number of lenders can reduce the margins that they hope to make from lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These companies are charged higher interest rates in comparison to big companies.

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Enric Duran Feels Proud of Taking Loans with no Intent to Pay Back!

Spain News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:26

Enric Duran took dozens of loans from banks in Spain, but did not pay them back. He is unapologetic about his act and has outsourced the amount to other projects that created and promoted alternatives to capitalism.

Duran, in an interview by Skype from an undisclosed location, said he is proud of his action. "It generated a movement that allowed us to push forward with the construction of alternatives. And it allowed us to build a powerful network that groups together these initiatives", affirmed Duran.

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Spain has Highest Rate of Organ Donors in World

Spain News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:23

Though economic crisis has led Spain to suffer many cutbacks, there is one area where Spain remains unaffected and that is organ donation and transplantation.

Setting an example of solidarity for the rest of world, Spain has the highest rate of organ donors in the world. Last year, 1,655 people in Spain donated their organs and the number was higher than Europe Union, the United States and four times higher of the Latin America.

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Spanish Art Dealer Suspected of Carrying Out Art Swindle Arrested

Spain News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:21

Spanish art dealer, Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz, is suspected to be a key figure involved in a forgery swindle that fooled the art world. He is wanted in the US and was arrested by Spanish police on Friday at a hotel in downtown Seville.

A government official said the United States may seek his extradition. Along with him, Bergantiños's brother, Jesus Angel Bergantiños Diaz has also been arrested. A person known to matter affirmed that around $33 million from the scheme has been transferred to bank accounts in his name in Spain.

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