Apple goes to EU court over $14bn tax case

Business Day | 2019-09-16

Luxembourg/BrusselsApple is fighting the world’s biggest tax case in a quiet courtroom this week, trying to rein in the EU's powerful antitrust chief ahead of a potential new crackdown on internet giants. The iPhone maker can tell the EU General Court in Luxembourg that it is the world’s biggest...

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink ‘news deserts’

Dawn | 2019-09-16

Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said last week it is expanding its “Today In” service to...

France's Canal+ pairs up with Netflix in pay-TV shift

Reuters | 2019-09-16

Vivendi's pay-TV unit Canal+ is set to offer Netflix movies and series to subscribers as the French firm tries to counter pressure from the rise of online streaming services and falling subscriptions. ......

China's August industrial output growth grinds to 17-1/2 year low

Business Line | 2019-09-16

The slowdown in China's factory and consumer sectors deepened in August, with industrial production growing at the weakest pace in 17-1/2 years, a sign of increasing weakness in an economy lashed by trade headwinds and soft domestic demand. Production rose 4.4 per cent in August year-on-year, slower...

Blast & fire hits major virus lab in Russia, where HIV, Ebola & anthrax strains are stored

Russia Today | 2019-09-16

One of the world’s largest virus research centers, located in Siberia, was reportedly engulfed in flames after a sudden explosion rocked the secretive compound, known for its stores of Ebola, HIV, anthrax and other strains. Firefighters and rescue services were scrambled on Monday to respond to a...

Here’s how this veggie could help manage diabetes

Indian Express | 2019-09-16

For all those suffering from diabetes and struggling to keep their sugar levels in check, okra or lady’s finger or bhindi could help. As a nutritious and healthy vegetable, okra is packed with fibre, both soluble and insoluble. As per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a...

Pliskova wins twice in a day to reach Zhengzhou semis, Svitolina out

Reuters | 2019-09-13

Top seed Karolina Pliskova started Friday in the last-16 at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open and ended the day in the semi-finals after defeating Polona Hercog and Sofia Kenin in succession. ......

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed amid ongoing protests

CNN | 2019-09-13

(CNN)The 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open (HKTO) has been postponed after organizers claimed they would be unable to guarantee "a smooth running of the tournament" amid ongoing protests in the city. Hong Kong has been disrupted for almost 15 weeks by increasingly violent demonstrations, which were...

Messi could make Barca return against Dortmund

BARCELONA – Barcelona captain Lionel Messi could make his comeback from injury against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in the Champions League. The Argentina striker has not played since sustaining a...

What the numbers tell us about David De Gea’s importance to Manchester United

AOL | 2019-09-16

David De Gea has signed a new long-term contract to keep him at Manchester United until 2023. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called De Gea the world’s best goalkeeper and here, the PA news agency assesses the Spaniard’s value to United.Clean sheets (PA Graphic) While the role of a...

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The Himalayan | 2019-09-16

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