Day: July 29, 2021

Amazon quarterly profit jumps but shares slide

Published by AFP San Francisco (AFP) – Amazon said Thursday second-quarter profit jumped 48 percent from a year ago to $7.8 billion, but shares in the tech and e-commerce giant fell on a disappointing revenue number. Total revenues increased 27 percent to $113.1 billion, below most Wall Street forecasts, sparking a slide of some five

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Taliban admits killing Afghan comic beaten in viral video

Published by Al-Araby The Taliban on Thursday said its fighters had killed an Afghan police officer, better known for posting humourous videos online, after clips emerged on social media showing him being beaten and his dead body. Fazal Mohammad, popularly referred to as “Khasha Zwan”, was stationed in southern Kandahar province but was taken away

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Team Vitality announce partnership with Kia France

Published by Esports Insider French-based esports organisation Team Vitality has announced a partnership with the French division of South Korean car brand, Kia that will call attention to a selection of new electric vehicles. This partnership joins Kia’s other long-term associations with the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and North American Esports Team Rogue,

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Delta variant drives Mideast virus surge: WHO

Published by Al-Araby The World Health Organization said on Thursday the Delta variant has led to a “surge” in coronavirus outbreaks triggering a “fourth wave” in the Middle East, where vaccination rates remain low. The global health body said the highly transmissible strain, first detected in India, has been recorded in 15 out of the

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234 public servants nabbed for drugs during quarantine

Published by Philippine Star Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) – July 30, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Despite President Duterte’s repeated warnings, a total of 234 government officials and workers were arrested for alleged involvement in illegal drugs during the community quarantine. Data from the government’s RealNumbersPH platform showed that of the number, 69

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