May 31

Dating app use linked to unhealthy weight control ways

Researchers have found that using a dating app may be linked to an increased risk of unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs) such as vomiting, laxative use or diet pill use. The study, published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, shows that people who use dating apps are more likely to suffer from eating disorders.The study

Parental control app developers demand API from Apple

A large group of developers who make apps that require parental control are collectively demanding that Apple come up with a technical solution to let them continue working on the iPhone.The move came after the iPhone-maker recently began blocking many of these apps, alleging they took advantage of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) features on

Budapest tourist boat sinks, 7 dead, 21 missing

Seven South Korean tourists died and 21 others were missing after a sightseeing boat capsized and sank on the Danube in Budapest, Hungarian and South Korean officials said Thursday. The accident happened near the parliament building in the heart of the Hungarian capital after a collision with a larger river cruise boat during torrential rain

Ashton recounts learning of female friend’s murder

Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher was “freaking out” after learning that a female friend had been murdered at her Los Angeles house hours after he had stopped by her home, he shared during a court trial.”The Butterfly Effect” star took the witness stand at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to give evidence in the

Aussie copters ‘targeted by lasers’ in S China Sea

The Australian Navy’s helicopters were targeted with lasers and its ships trailed during a passage through the hotly contested South China Sea earlier this month, according to an analyst who was aboard the warship from which the aircraft were operating. The HMAS Canberra and the HMAS Parramatta were on their way to a joint military

Facebook, Twitter remove Iran-linked fake accounts

Facebook Twitter: Facebook has removed fake accounts that originated in Iran and several of those presented themselves as journalists associated with top media houses.In a statement, Twitter said it has also removed at least 2,800 inauthentic accounts from Iran since May. “We removed 51 Facebook accounts, 36 Pages, seven Groups and three Instagram accounts involved

Google Messages cross 500 mn installs on Play Store

The Messages app from Google has surpassed 500 million installs on Play Store in the past few days.The number is significant because Google does not require phone- makers to pre-install this app as a part of the Google Mobile Services package, despite which, the app seems to be in good use, 9To5Google reported on Monday

Pakistan launches first official ‘moon sighting’ website

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry Launched what he termed as the country’s first official ‘moon sighting’ website and a calendar showing main Islamic dates and months for the next five years based on scientific evidence. The website, pak moonsighting.pk, was launched on Sunday in an effort “to halt the moon sighting

European elections: Power blocs lose grip on Parliament

The big centre-right and centre-left blocs in the European Parliament have lost their combined majority amid an increase in support for liberals, the Greens and nationalists in Sundays European Parliamentary elections, the media reported on Monday.The European Parliament helps shape the European Union (EU) legislation and the results will play a big part in who

Palme d’Or win will help people learn more about Korean films: Bong Joon-ho Cannes

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, who became the first South Korean director to win Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or award for his film “Parasite”, hopes this will inspire people to learn more about the cinema from his country.The director, best known for his films such as “Memories of Murder”, “The Host” and “Snowpiercer”, said he was

New iPhones may have full screen touch ID, LG OLEDs

This year’s iPhone models could feature full screen touch ID among several changes, media reports said.The trio of high-end 2019 iPhone models would, however, have relatively few design changes, beyond additional rear camera lenses, with production set to ramp up in the typical July-August time-frame. Along with the addition of 5G, “the smartphone could also

Khan phones, Modi says terror has to end for peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on Sunday that creating trust and an environment free of terrorism were a must to foster peace and prosperity in the region. Modi made the remarks in a telephonic conversation after Khan telephoned him to congratulate the Indian leader on his victory in the parliamentary

Trump still has ‘confidence’ in N. Korean leader

US President Donald Trump on Sunday reiterated his “confidence” in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un despite Pyongyang launching missile tests earlier this month.”North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me,” Trump tweeted from Japan where he is on an official visit.”I have confidence that Chairman

May, Merkel, Saudi Crown Prince congratulate Modi

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Sadi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha elections, a statement said on Sunday.According to the statement, Modi received phone calls from May, Markel, Salman, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and former

Bayern Munich downs RB Leipzig 3-0

Bayern Munich came out on top in the final of the German Cup here with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig, with two goals by Robert Lewandowski and one by Kingsley Coman, which means the Bavarian club close the season with a league and cup double after having already won the Bundesliga championship. Saturday’s final

Trump arrives in Japan with N. Korea, Iran on agenda

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a highly anticipated state visit — with the President to become the first foreign leader to meet the newly-crowned Emperor Naruhito. The US leader will hold his first meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and also play a

Pakistan tests fire ballistic missile ‘Shaheen-II’

Pakistan on Thursday announced training launch of Shaheen-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to 1,500 km. The training launch was aimed at ensuring (the) operational readiness of (the) Army Strategic Forces Command. (The) Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to a range

WC: Wives, families of Pak players not to travel with team

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to ensure its players stay focused during the upcoming World Cu and has banned wives and families of the cricketers from accompanying them during the course of the showpiece event beginning May 30 in England and Wales. This policy is not in line with the standard operating procedure. Earlier,

Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei smartphones
Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei smartphones

Mobile networks in Asia and Europe have issued suspending orders for Huawei smartphones following the US decision last week to restrict the company’s access to American technology, the media reported.The inclusion of Huawei on an export blacklist means the Chinese company can no longer source software or components from US suppliers without a license. Existing

Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70
Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has passed away, his family has confirmed. He was 70.The legendary Austrian, who took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984, died on Monday, nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant, reports the BBC. “(He was) a role model and a