FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of fiction: trade, Google, polls Saturday, September 1st, 2018

By HOPE YEN and PAUL WISEMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is playing loose with the facts in his exuberance to push through a trade agreement with Mexico. He insists the deal reached this past week between the United States and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade..

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement during his Independence Day speech about his proposal to send Indian ( man or woman) in space in 2022 has caught everyone by surprise. Even the space scientists in India reacted with caution and said that it would be a tough exercise and target, though..

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NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By MARCIA DUNN, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer..

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NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

TAMPA, (AFP) - NASA is poised to launch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the Sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star. After the Parker Solar Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11, it will become the first..

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Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered Saturday, July 28th, 2018

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, NEW YORK (AP) — Cracking down on hate, abuse and online trolls is also hurting Twitter’s standing with investors. The company’s stock plunged Friday after it reported a decline in its monthly users and warned that the number could fall further in the coming months. The..

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Friday night sky offering century’s longest lunar eclipse Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU: The total lunar eclipse, the longest of the century with the duration of one hour 43 minutes and 35 seconds, will be seen on Friday night, according to Nepal Calendar Fixation Committee. As stated by committee member-secretary Surya Prasad Dhungel, the moon passing..

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Britain to fine Facebook over data breach Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

LONDON, (AFP): Britain's data regulator said Wednesday it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect user data, as part of its investigation into whether personal information was misused ahead of the Brexit referendum. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) began..

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China Exposes Rampant Data Fraud in Provinces Monday, July 9th, 2018

After a decade of crackdowns on statistical fraud, the accuracy of China's economic data has gotten no better and may be getting worse, official findings suggest. A report presented to China's top legislature on June 20 found an astonishingly high incidence of false economic data provided by local..

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Twitter lights up for rival ‘#WordCup’ Monday, June 18th, 2018

PARIS, (AFP): While millions of people are tuning in to watch the World Cup and commenting about it online, thousands more on Twitter are talking about what appears to be a similar but equally riveting event, the #WordCup. "In #Paris, where cafe seating famously faces the street for optimal..

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NTC’s 3G service expanded to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone Sunday, June 17th, 2018

BAGLUNG: Nepal Telecom has expanded its 3G service to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone, an increment from 21 earlier. Baglung has most 40 places having access to the service. Likewise, there are 16 places having access to the service in Myagdi and 10 in Parbat and Mustang each. 2G service is still..

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Cyber crimes on the rise in the valley Thursday, May 31st, 2018

KATHMANDU: The cyber crimes in Kathmandu valley are on the rise with people's increased access to social networking sites. A total of 1,176 cyber crimes have been registered in the last 10 months of the ongoing fiscal year at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD). The cyber crimes' cases..

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‘Foreign Employment App’ introduced Friday, May 25th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 'Foreign Employment App' has been introduced with an aim to provide information to workers heading abroad for migrant work. The Sajha Sawal Media on Thursday made public the application coinciding with its fifth anniversary. Media's Editor Anil Adhikari said the app was introduced..

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Microsoft launches $25M program to use AI for disabilities Monday, May 7th, 2018

By MATT O’BRIEN,SEATTLE, (AP): Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella announced the new “AI for Accessibility” effort as he kicked off Microsoft’s annual conference for..

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NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep Saturday, May 5th, 2018

By MARCIA DUNN, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida’s..

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Technology gains help US stocks cancel out early losses Friday, May 4th, 2018

By MARLEY JAY, NEW YORK (AP) — Modest gains for technology companies have helped U.S. stocks recover almost all of an early loss Thursday. Major indexes are little changed as banks fall along with interest rates and weak first-quarter results hit several health care companies. Tesla is skidding..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..