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(MENAFN - AFP) From adulterous middle-aged marrieds to millennials who say only freaks chat up people in bars, millions of Americans are finding love online as technology corners the market in romance.

New York has a reputation as a party capital of the world, where sex is free and easy and unmarried adults outnumber their married counterparts.

Glued to smartphones ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Move over Tinder -- a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance.

While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school courtship or friendship in a region where meeting ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) An eight-year-old American has become the world's youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced Tuesday.

Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey.

He previously had both his hands and feet amputated and had a kidney transplant following ...

29 Jul 2015   European stocks close higher 
 
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(MENAFN - AFP) Fasten your seat belts, investors, China's volatile stocks still have room to drop.

But analysts say keeping the rollercoaster on the tracks without an outright crash will depend on how the government manages its eventual exit from the market.

An 8.48 percent plunge on Monday -- the biggest in eight years -- renewed fears about the government's management ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Yahoo on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile application allowing users to exchange live video, text and emoticons, without audio.

"We wanted to find that new and expressive way of communicating," Yahoo senior vice president Adam Cahan said at a New York media event for the app called Livetext.

Cahan said the Yahoo team chose to focus on video without audio ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday.

The survey by IDC said tablet sales fell in the April-June period, marking a third consecutive quarter of declining year-over-year sales.

Total tablet sales were 44.7 million units, down seven percent ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) French and German arms manufacturers Nexter and KMW on Wednesday sealed a tie-up to create a European tank-making giant that hopes to become a leader in the international market.

After 10 years of discussions and a year of intensive negotiations, often overshadowed by reservations from the German side, the deal was inked at the defence ministry in Paris.

France's ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow just 0.5 percent this year, half the previous forecast and the lowest level in six years, the United Nations said Wednesday.

This is due mainly to major economic contractions expected in Brazil and Venezuela, said the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, a UN agency based in Chile. ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Egypt said on Wednesday that the "new Suez Canal" was ready for navigation for all kinds of ships, as authorities geared up to launch the shipping route officially next month.

Dubbed the Suez Canal Axis, the new 72-kilometre (45-mile) section built by the Egyptian army is aimed at speeding up traffic along the existing waterway by reducing the waiting period, ...

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