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Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google became the latest US tech giant to announce a major expansion plan, unveiling a $1 billion investment Monday to create a new campus that could double its New York City workforce to 14,000.

British couple get happy ending to engagement ring disaster in US

British couple get happy ending to engagement ring disaster in US

For many visitors to New York, Times Square is a must-see. For one British man, it was where his romantic marriage proposal went horribly wrong -- the diamond ring fell through a grate.

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant ‘iGen.’

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

Apple on Wednesday was expected to unveil new iPhones, playing up eye-grabbing edge-to-edge screens in a bid to strengthen its position in a largely saturated global smartphone market.

Summer camps promote active, healthy lifestyle

Summer camps promote active, healthy lifestyle

An array of summer camps in Doha is offering children a variety of sports and games aimed at promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, it is learnt.

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent Alphabet announced Tuesday it was raising the profile of two ‘moonshot’ projects -- one for drone delivery and the other for global internet connectivity with balloons.

Japanese manga strip fetches record price at Paris auction

Japanese manga strip fetches record price at Paris auction

A rare series of sketches of Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka's robot character Astro Boy sold for a record 269,400 euros in an auction in Paris Saturday.

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature -- while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority ...

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Dashcam footage of the first fatal self-driving car crash involving a pedestrian shows the Uber vehicle operator gasping in horror seconds before the impact.

Pakistan aims to revive glory of ancient Mughal city Lahore

Pakistan aims to revive glory of ancient Mughal city Lahore

Perched on scaffolding, restoration experts chip away at decades of grime and repair broken mosaic tiles in a bid to save the colossal murals depicting historic battles and regal ceremonies on the walls of Lahore fort.

Rare Van Gogh drawings, 'forgotten' Flincks go on display

Rare Van Gogh drawings, 'forgotten' Flincks go on display

Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.