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Microsoft developing next version of BP-monitoring smart glasses

Microsoft is developing the next version of its smart glasses, called Glabella, that can work as a cuff-less, wearable and unobtrusive blood pressure measuring device, according to a new report. The device incorporates optical sensors, processing, storage, and communication components, all integrated into the frame

Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani Prime Minister

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election. Khan, who outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Shahbaz Sharif in the Prime

Sisi, Macron voice support for political settlement in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called for a political settlement in Libya. The call was issued in a phone conversation held by the two leaders, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement, Xinhua reported. “Noting that

Bhutan King, British HC pay homage to Vajpayee

Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Friday paid their homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the BJP office here. The Bhutanese King visited the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters and placed a wreath on

Hundreds stranded in Manila airport as plane crash lands

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Manila airport on Friday after a Chinese airline plane crash-landed amid heavy rains, forcing authorities to shut the runway. The China-based Xiamen Air plane skidded off the runway on Thursday night with 157 passengers and eight crew onboard,

Oil prices decline on rising US stockpiles

Oil prices went down on Wednesday as official data showed that U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly last week. The West Texas Intermediate for September delivery decreased $2.03 to settle at $65.01 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for October delivery