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UK police open probe into biggest Brexit donor

LONDON: British police on Thursday opened a criminal investigation into a top Brexit donor over his alleged use of offshore companies to finance the campaign to leave the European Union. The probe came after the Electoral Commission said it had "reasonable grounds" to believe Arron Banks -- an insurance company owner who was the single biggest donor behind the campaign to leave the EU -- was not the true source of the loans made to the pro-Brexit camp. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said its "investigation relates to…

Chit-chat with Salman Khan’s ‘biggest fan’ who fainted after hearing his conviction news

Bollywood megastar Salman Khan's conviction of five year jail term in the blackbuck poaching case shocked his fans across the globe regardless of their nationality, caste, creed and age. One such fan has earned the sobriquet of 'Salman Khan's biggest fan' for her extreme love and concern that she expressed upon hearing the news of his arrest and jail.  A video of her also went viral in which the six-year-old Aania could be seen badly sobbing and complaining that other many criminals who have committed felonies get…

Qatar’s biggest bank looks to double foreign ownership

DOHA: Qatar National Bank, the Middle East's biggest bank, Monday said it aimed to almost double its foreign ownership limit, nine months into a regional crisis with Doha at its center. "QNB Group intends to recommend to the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Bank, to approve increasing the percentage of non-Qatari ownership in the Company's capital to 49 percent instead of 25 percent," read a statement released by QNB. The bank said it would announce the date for the EGA "in due course". The proposed move comes…

Samsung overtakes Intel as world’s biggest chip maker: Study

PARIS: South Korea's Samsung has overtaken US rival Intel as the world's biggest maker of semi-conductors as sales in the sector boom, a study published by consultancy Gartner showed on Thursday. Samsung Electronics "gained the most market share and took the number one position from Intel -— the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992," said Gartner analyst, Andrew Norwood. The total global market for semi-conductors grew by 22 percent to $419.7 billion (348 billion euros) in 2017, fuelled by growth in smartphones…

Priyanka Chopra reveals her biggest fear while working in Hollywood

Comparing her experience in Bollywood with Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra recently revealed her biggest fear in Hollywood. Priyanka Chopra, who has played a villain's role in action comedy movie 'Baywatch' opposite Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) and Zac Efron in 2017, was all praise for punctuality of Hollywood stars. Read More: Priyanka Chopra meets Syrian refugees in Jordan The Bollywood actress is the first South Asian woman to headline an American network drama series with playing character Alex Parrish in Quantico. The…

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ is 2017’s biggest US album debut

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album sold 1.216 million copies in its first week and debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 album chart, Nielsen Music said on Monday, the biggest album debut of the year. The first week sales for “Reputation” outpaced the year’s previous biggest debut, rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn.,” which opened with 603,000 album units in April. Swift’s “Reputation,” became the best-selling US album this year and by far exceeded the cumulative 863,000 in albums sales accrued by numbers…

16 dead in Mexico’s ‘biggest earthquake in hundred years’

MEXICO CITY: A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least 16 people in what the president called the quake-prone country's biggest one in a century. The quake hit offshore in the Pacific at 11:49 pm (0449 GMT), about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the coastal town of Tonala, in far southern Chiapas state, Mexico's seismologic service said. Así el cielo durante el #Sismo pic.twitter.com/zlcPA7YSDM — L4L0 (@lalocedeno) September 8, 2017 "It was a major earthquake in scale and…

Softbank-Saudi Arabian tech fund becomes world’s biggest with $93 billion of capital

RIYADH: The world's largest private equity fund, backed by Japan's Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. "The next stage of the Information Revolution is under way, and building the businesses that will make this possible will require unprecedented large-scale, long-term investment," the Softbank Vision Fund said in a statement. Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman…

Mostly Muslims are victims of terrorism, says Nisar

RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said mostly Muslims were the victims of terrorism in the world, ARY News reported. “West considers every bearded man and scarfed woman a terrorist. Terrorism and extremism had no link with Islam,” he said while addressing a public meeting in Rawalpindi. He said it was a big battle and it was part of his faith to stand for Muslims. Some politicians and parties detested him for he talked about ideology of Islam, he added. “If you are proud of being…