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Iraq: The changing face of Baghdad’s historic neighbourhoods

Iraq: The changing face of Baghdad’s historic neighbourhoods

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Concrete skeletons now punctuate a skyline previously peppered with palm trees as flats gradually usurp old homes.by Simona Foltyn6 hours ago Apartments are popping up despite regulations only allowing single-family dwellings, while erasing part of Baghdad's architectural heritage [Haider Hamdani/Al Jazeera] Baghdad, Iraq - A relentless cacophony of construction noise rings out across Harthiya, heralding the unstoppable encroachment of a growing megacity on this once quiet neighbourhood of central Baghdad.  Concrete skeletons punctuate a skyline previously peppered with palm trees, as apartment blocks gradually usurp sprawling one-family homes. When newlyweds Hind Jameel and Waleed Ahmed first moved to Harthiya in the 1970s, their quaint bungalow encapsulated Baghdad...
BOE SHIPPED 16 MILLION FLEXIBLE OLED PANELS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR

BOE SHIPPED 16 MILLION FLEXIBLE OLED PANELS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR

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EFE UDINSEPTEMBER 8, 2020 Chinese display panel maker, BOE, is not doing badly in the market. According to recent reports, BOE’s flexible OLED panel shipments increased significantly in the first half. The company shipped 16 million flexible OLED panels, a significant increase year-on-year. In fact, its shipments for H1 2020 is almost equal to its shipment for the whole of last year.  BOE’s shipments of flexible OLED panels last year were 17 million. This means that the 16 million units that it has for the first half of this year are only 1 million units short of its entire shipment for last year. This is equivalent to a 94% increase. For the whole year of this year, BOE’s goal is to ship 40 million flexible OLED panels. This will be an increase o...
INDIA EXPELS CHINESE SMARTPHONE MAKERS IN BENEFIT OF ITS OWN COMPANIES

INDIA EXPELS CHINESE SMARTPHONE MAKERS IN BENEFIT OF ITS OWN COMPANIES

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ARGAM ARTASHYANSEPTEMBER 8, 2020 Now, in India, when you try to find a Chinese smartphone, it turns into a headache. We mean it’s very hard to find a good phone made by a Chinese company in Indian stores because of short supply. Last time, the Indian customers faced with this problem in early July. That time, a conflict occurred on the border between China and India. Indian Customs forcibly blocked the clearance of goods from China, and many Chinese factories stopped work as a result. This time, although it is not coming from China. Indian Customs have delayed the clearance of Chinese electronic products due to system problems. So some smartphone brands have been out of stock. Recently, the new Faceless Assessment System launched by the Indian Customs has affect...
XBOX SERIES S DEMO VIDEO: SMALLEST XBOX, SUPPORTS 2K 120FPS GAMES, 512GB SSD

XBOX SERIES S DEMO VIDEO: SMALLEST XBOX, SUPPORTS 2K 120FPS GAMES, 512GB SSD

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EFE UDINSEPTEMBER 8, 2020 A few hours ago, Microsoft laid to rest all the speculations regarding the price of the Xbox Series S. The company announced on its official Twitter handle that this console will have a $299 price tag. Unfortunately, the company did not announce the configuration of the console. Nevertheless, a new video of the Xbox Series S is now trending online and reveals some features of this console. According to the Weibo video, this console will be the smallest in Xbox’s history. It claims that the Xbox Series S is 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X. Furthermore, this device is an all-digital version that supports 1440p gaming up to 120 fps. In addition, it also supports ray tracing, variable refresh rate, and has ultra-low latency. Also, this cons...
HUAWEI WIRELESS HEADSET IMAGES APPEAR ONLINE

HUAWEI WIRELESS HEADSET IMAGES APPEAR ONLINE

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EFE UDINSEPTEMBER 8, 2020 Huawei is currently fighting for its survival in the smartphone market. However, this is not stopping the company from working on new products. According to Huawei Consumer Business CEO, Yu Chengdong, the company will release a wireless headset this year. Back in April, there were reports that Huawei’s upcoming headset will use its Kirin A1 chip. However, we now have some images of the Huawei wireless headset. According to the leak from Weibo user (@鹏鹏君), the Huawei Wireless Headset exists and it will hit the market soon. The images show that this new device from Huawei uses a simple design. Unfortunately, these images are the only information we have about this device for now. There is no information on the specs of this device. However, the im...
Myanmar soldiers tell of Rohingya killings, rapes and mass burials

Myanmar soldiers tell of Rohingya killings, rapes and mass burials

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Reported video confessions could be used as evidence in international criminal court Hannah Ellis-Petersen Tue 8 Sep 2020 18.01 BSTLast modified on Tue 8 Sep 2020 20.29 BST  Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees remain in Bangladesh after fleeing the violence in Myanmar. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images Two Myanmar soldiers have detailed a campaign of blanket killings, rape and mass burials of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state in video testimony that could be used as evidence of crimes against humanity in the international criminal court (ICC). The confessions, seen by the New York Times and the human rights organisation Fortify Rights, reportedly show Pte Myo Win Tun and Pte Zaw Naing speaking about what they say were orders ...
Daniel Prude death: Rochester police leaders step down

Daniel Prude death: Rochester police leaders step down

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1 hour ago Image captionRochester police chief La'Ron Singletary has retired, denying claims he tried to keep Daniel Prude's death from public scrutiny The leadership of a New York police force has stepped down following the death of a black man who was hooded and restrained during an arrest. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren told a city council meeting that the chief of police and deputy chief had announced their retirement. A grand jury will help determine whether charges should be brought over Daniel Prude's death in March. Seven police officers involved in his arrest have been suspended. Mr Prude, 41, was said to be suffering from acute mental health problems when police were called. Officers found him running naked in the street in light snowfall and restrained him...
SPRM siasat kes Sungai Gong tercemar

SPRM siasat kes Sungai Gong tercemar

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Oleh Muhammad Yusri Muzamiryusri.muzamir@bh.com.myKONGSI ARTIKELShareTweet KUALA LUMPUR: Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) memulakan dua siasatan berasingan berhubung isu pencemaran sungai dan pencerobohan tanah. Siasatan itu masing-masing berkaitan isu pencemaran Sungai Gong, Rawang dan pencerobohan tanah kerajaan Pahang yang dijadikan ladang durian secara haram di Raub. SPRM dalam kenyataan, hari ini, menjelaskan siasatan ke atas isu pencemaran Sungai Gong itu bertujuan meneliti unsur rasuah membabitkan mana-mana pihak, termasuk agensi penguat kuasa. "Orang ramai yang mempunyai maklumat berkaitan isu berkenaan diminta untuk tampil memberi kerjasama dengan SPRM," katanya. Mengenai siasatan pencerobohan tanah kerajaan Pahang, SPRM memaklumkan, badan itu seda...
100 kes positif COVID-19 hari ini

100 kes positif COVID-19 hari ini

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Oleh Rafidah Mat Ruzki dan Noor Atiqah Sulaimanbhnews@bh.com.myKONGSI ARTIKELShareTweet PUTRAJAYA: Kes baharu COVID-19 hari ini kembali meningkat kepada tiga angka iaitu 100 kes dengan 85 kes membabitkan penularan tempatan manakala 15 kes import mendapat jangkitan dari luar negara. Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, berkata daripada kes baharu penularan tempatan, 62 kes dikesan dalam Kluster Lahad Datu (LD) manakala 23 kes dikesan dalam Kluster Sungai. Justeru, katanya, pertambahan kes itu menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes COVID-19 di negara ini sebanyak 9,559 kes dengan jumlah kes aktif 295 kes. Dr Noor Hisham berkata, bagi kes pulih pula, terdapat 12 kes sembuh dilaporkan hari ini menjadikan jumlah kes pulih di negara ini sebanyak 9,136 kes. "Klu...