Friday 1 July 2016

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala joins millionaires' club

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education activist who survived a near-fatal attack by the Taliban, and her family have become millionaires in under four years due to sales of a book about her life and appearances on the global speaker circuit. Yousafzai, 18, the youngest


The National helps participants of ‘Genes in Space’ competition

UAE newspaper The National has organised a webinar for students, teachers and other parties involved in the ‘Genes in Space’ competition to help them identify the challenges facing DNA analysis in outer space. Winners of the contest, which is being organized by The National


Abu Dhabi Court jails pirate website operator

The Abu Dhabi Court has convicted the administrator of a pirate website for illegally uploading torrents and facilitating illegal streaming of copyrighted television series, movies, and misusing OSN’s intellectual property rights. OSN is a leading pay-TV platform in the reg


HBO mini-series to premiere on OSN

OSN, a leading pay TV network in the region, will be premiering the eight-part HBO mini-series ‘The Night Of’, in a special preview screening, ahead of the series premier. Customers will be able to access the special preview screening on July 1 via OSN Play and OSN On Deman


GCC online ad spend set for 25pc growth this year

Internet advertising spend in the GCC is poised to grow faster than the world average in the next five years and is set to register a growth of 25 per cent this year, according to a new market research report. Increased Internet penetration in the Arab World has led to a jump in


Messi retires from international football

Lionel Messi has said he is to retire from international soccer after Argentina were beaten 4-2 by Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa America on Sunday, the fourth time he has lost a final with the national side. "It's tough, it's not the time for analysis,&


Google, Facebook launch 'quiet war' against terrorism

Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicat


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