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Google adds audio-only calls to Duo, file sharing to Allo

SAO PAULO: Google said on Wednesday it would offer an audio-only option on its Duo video calls service to help users communicate using poor-quality connections, and was adding a feature to permit file sharing in group chats on its Allo messaging App. The company launched Google Duo in August, providing video calls for users on Android and iOS, pitting it against Apple Inc's FaceTime, Microsoft Corp's video-calling app Skype and Facebook Inc's Messenger. Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, said audio-only calls on Duo would…

Smashing Taboos: Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo

KARACHI: Slim, powerful, and with an unwavering gaze, 19-year-old Razia Banu jabs at the face of her opponent - her own mother, a widow inspired to join her daughter in smashing taboos in Pakistan's sultry port city Karachi. Mother and daughter are both dressed in loose athletic gear, with scarfs wrapped around their heads instead of helmets, as they punch one another in an exhibition bout at the Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Lyari, Karachi's most restive - and sporty - neighbourhood. Banu was drawn into the ring last…