Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: Scientists in Singapore are hoping to perfect a new method of power generation driven largely by shadows, with the hope that it could one day help highly urbanised cities power themselves. The shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) being developed by the National University of Singapore has the potential to harness power like solar…

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Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi’s investment fund Mubadala Investment Co. will enter into exclusive talks with Petrobras to purchase Brazil’s second-largest refinery, the Brazilian state-owned oil company said in a securities filing on Thursday. Reuters was the first to report earlier on Thursday that Mubadala was on an inside track to acquire the refinery,…

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Monitoring Desk KABUL: As the conflict intensifies in different parts of the country, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights (AIHRC) says civilians are the main victims of the war in Afghanistan and that the Taliban should take practical steps to reduce violence. Figures by the National Security Council (NSC) indicate that 16 provinces of the country…

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BERLIN (Agencies): German soccer fans may be able to return to stadiums to cheer on their heroes in national team and Bundesliga matches soon, the German Football Association (DFB) and the German football league (DFL) said on Friday. The two bodies are working with health authorities on ways to reduce the risk of infection from…

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Monitoring Desk LAHORE: PCB has advised Danish Kaneria, who has been banned for life, to approach England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his life ban to overturn and rehabilitation process can start.  The former spinner Kaneria routinely accuses the PCB of discriminating against him and pleads for his life ban to be lifted. “You…

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SOCHI (Agencies): Formula 1 confirmed Friday that the Tuscan Grand Prix and Russian Grand Prix at Sochi have been added to the revised 2020 calendar. “Mugello is owned by Ferrari, and the circuit’s first F1 event – set for September 11-13, the weekend after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza – is set to be…

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UROZGAN (Agencies): At least 9 terrorists were killed and nine others were wounded during air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan security forces in Urozgan province. Ministry of National Defense in a statement reported that the rebels have been targeted by Afghan National Army (ANA) after they carried out attacks on security shells in…

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