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‘It ruined my life’: School closures in Kenya lead to rise in FGM

‘It ruined my life’: School closures in Kenya lead to rise in FGM

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With classrooms closed to curb coronavirus, girls are more at risk of FGM, teenage pregnancy and child marriage.by Andrea Dijkstra18 Sept 2020 Sarah says she was raped by a boy who offered her food in exchange for sex after her school was closed and her parents could not afford to feed her [Jeroen Van Loon/Al Jazeera] Maikona, Marsabit County, Kenya - Thirteen-year-old Gumato* can finally walk again without feeling pain. The hot desert wind blows through her curly hair as she strolls between the portable, dome-shaped huts, made of acacia roots and covered with grass mats, colourful textiles and camel hides. In the near distance, a caravan of more than 50 camels passes by. Gumato is from the Gabra, a nomadic camel-herding tribe that lives in a semi-arid region in northeast...
ROYOLE FLEXPAI 2 VISITS ANTUTU WITH SNAPDRAGON 865 AND 8GB OF RAM

ROYOLE FLEXPAI 2 VISITS ANTUTU WITH SNAPDRAGON 865 AND 8GB OF RAM

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MARCO LANCASTERSEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Apart from Samsung, most companies are still giving their early steps in the foldable smartphone scene. Of course, you can take Motorola with its RAZR in account, but the hardware inside hardly makes it a worthy competitior for the likes of Galaxy Z Fold 2. Huawei was one company that had strength to compete in this segment, but due to the US ban, the company’s dreams for foldable segment were turned in ashes. For now, we can clearly state that Samsung has this segment under its belt, but companies like Royole are running to become relevant in this particular segment. Royole may not be the most popular name out there, but if the company, succeeds to launch a competitive foldable smartphone it can catapults itself and becomes of the main...
EUROPEAN UNION SEEKS NEW MEASURES TO PUNISH TECHNOLOGY GIANTS

EUROPEAN UNION SEEKS NEW MEASURES TO PUNISH TECHNOLOGY GIANTS

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Efe Udin EFE UDIN SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 EUAccording to recent reports, the European Union is working on new measures to punish the technology giants. These measures include forcing them to spin off or sell parts of their European businesses. This will only happen if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests of customers and smaller competitors. EU Commissioner Breton said that the proposed remedy also includes the complete exclusion of large technology groups from the single market. However, he noted that these remedies will only be used in extreme situations. European Union In addition, the EU is considering the establishment of a rating system. This system will allow the public and stakeholders to evaluate the behavior of companies in certain areas. The system...
Xiaomi launches the Little Whale Wash Antibacterial Smart Toilet for 1999 yuan (~$295)

Xiaomi launches the Little Whale Wash Antibacterial Smart Toilet for 1999 yuan (~$295)

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By Jed John Ikoba -Sep 20, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Xiaomi Youpin has launched the Little Whale Wash Antibacterial Smart Toilet with a starting price of only 1999 yuan (~$295). The Little Whale Washing Antibacterial Smart Toilet includes two models, the Qingyun version and a more expensive model dubbed Net cloud version and priced at 2799 yuan. Both smart toilets are designed without water tank, jet siphon, strong flushing force and are also water saving. The whole device comes with IPX4 waterproof. The seat ring material is antibacterial and also supports slowly falling to avoid noise. Further, both models support foot-touch flushing, and you can flush with a light touch on the sensing area on the side of the toilet. It also ...
Thailand’s VinSmart announces the Vsmart Aris Pro with an under-display camera

Thailand’s VinSmart announces the Vsmart Aris Pro with an under-display camera

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By Habeeb Onawole -Sep 20, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt The ZTE Axon 20 5G is no longer the only phone in the world with an under-display camera. It has now been joined by the Vsmart Aris Pro, a phone manufactured by Thailand’s VinSmart. The Vsmart Aris Pro has a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that has a 20MP camera buried under it. VinSmart says it has partnered with VinAI Research Institue for Artificial Intelligence to develop an AI image processing algorithm specifically for phones with cameras under the screen. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 730 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The processor draws power from a 4000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The Vsmart Aris Pro has quad rear camera...
Villagers help Indian troops face Chinese forces in Himalayas

Villagers help Indian troops face Chinese forces in Himalayas

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Both sides prepare for winter with little hope of diplomatic outcome to border dispute Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Aakash Hassan Sun 20 Sep 2020 15.46 BSTLast modified on Sun 20 Sep 2020 18.28 BST  Indian soldiers disembark from a military transport plane at a forward airbase in Leh, Ladakh. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters At an altitude of almost 15,000ft, the residents of Chushul village make their way across the bleak and unforgiving territory of the Indian state of Ladakh. With unwieldy and overstuffed duffel bags, rice sacks, heavy fuel cans and bamboo canes strapped to their backs, they trudge upwards to a Himalayan mountain peak known as Black Top, where hundreds of Indian army tents are stationed on the horizon. The 100-odd men, wo...
HSBC moved Ponzi scheme millions despite warning

HSBC moved Ponzi scheme millions despite warning

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By FinCEN Files reporting teamBBC Panorama 5 hours ago HSBC allowed fraudsters to transfer millions of dollars around the world even after it had learned of their scam, leaked secret files show. Britain's biggest bank moved the money through its US business to HSBC accounts in Hong Kong in 2013 and 2014. Its role in the $80m (£62m) fraud is detailed in a leak of documents - banks' "suspicious activity reports" - that have been called the FinCEN Files. HSBC says it has always met its legal duties on reporting such activity. The files show the investment scam, known as a Ponzi scheme, started soon after the bank was fined $1.9bn (£1.4bn) in the US over money laundering. It had promised to clamp down on these sorts of practices. Lawyers for duped investors say the ba...
Capaian internet lemah, Malaysia di belakang Myanmar

Capaian internet lemah, Malaysia di belakang Myanmar

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Penduduk Ladang UP, Bukit Selambau, Mohan A/L Kanan, 51 dan Jayanthi A/p Subramaniam, 40, menunjukkan cara mereka menggunakan peranti modem yang disangkut pada tiang ekoran kesukaran mendapat isyarat telefon dan internet di kawasan itu. - UTUSAN/SHAHIR NOORDIN Oleh ZAREEN HUMAIRAH SEJAHAN20 September 2020, 3:06 pm KUALA LUMPUR: Walaupun Malaysia bakal menuju ke negara berpendapatan tinggi de­­ngan pelbagai kemudahan bertaraf dunia, tetapi kadar capaian internet dan liputan te­lekomunikasi masih lemah dan terkebelakang berbanding de­ngan negara-negara jiran lain. Hal ini menunjukkan pelbagai pakej telekomunikasi yang ditawarkan kerajaan kepada rakyat tidak bermakna sekira­nya ia tidak selari dengan kemudahan yang disediakan. Berdasarkan laporan dalam buletin bulanan Suruhanjaya...
Indonesia catat jangkitan harian tertinggi COVID-19

Indonesia catat jangkitan harian tertinggi COVID-19

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KONGSI ARTIKELShareTweet JAKARTA: Indonesia mencatatkan jangkitan tertinggi COVID-19 iaitu 4,168 semalam, menjadikan keseluruhan kes kepada 240,687 dengan 9,448 kematian. Sejumlah besar wilayah di Jawa, khususnya di Jakarta dan Jawa Timur menjadi kawasan paling teruk dilanda virus itu. Jakarta mencatatkan pertambahan 988 kes positif semalam, menjadikan bilangan keseluruhan kes di bandaraya itu kepada 60,828, iaitu suku daripada jumlah seluruh negara, dengan 1,527 kematian. Jawa Timur melaporkan 40,372 kes dan 2,942 kematian, manakala Jawa Tengah dan Jawa Barat masing-masing berdepan hampir 20,000 jangkitan COVID-19. Indonesia ketika ini adalah negara kedua tertinggi yang berdepan jangkitan COVID-19 di Asia Tenggara. Rekod tertinggi dipegang Filipina, dengan 283,460 k...