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A museum in France discovers half of its paintings are fakes

FRANCE: A museum dedicated to the works of French painter Étienne Terrus has discovered that more than half of its collection is fake. The Terrus Museum in Elne, the southern French village where the painter was born, believes that 82 of 140 paintings are counterfeit. Elne's mayor, Yves Barniol, told local TV that an investigation into the paintings was first launched after art historian Eric Forcada raised his doubts about the authenticity of the museum's art. Forcada was working as a guest curator at the museum,…

Half of Britons support a second vote on Brexit, poll finds

LONDON: Half of Britons support a second vote on whether to leave the European Union and a majority think the government may be paying too much money to the EU to open the way to trade talks, according to a new opinion poll. The poll, published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, found 50 percent of people supported another vote on the final terms of Britain’s exit deal, 34 percent rejected another referendum and 16 percent said they did not know. The newspaper said it was the first major opinion poll since last week’s…

Security firm finds some Macs vulnerable to ‘firmware’ attacks

Since 2015, Apple has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released on Friday by Duo Security. Duo examined what is known as firmware in the Mac computers. Firmware is an in-built kind of software that is even more basic than an operating system like Microsoft Windows or macOS. When a computer is first powered on -- before the operating system has even…

Sharif family’s bank account details provided to NAB: sources

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation probing allegations of financial impropriety against Sharif family has been provided with details of the family's bank accounts, sources told ARY News on Saturday. According to details, NAB has acquired documents from different institutions and details of several bank accounts from the State Bank of Pakistan, including bank accounts of Nawaz Sharif's sons Hasan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and daughter Maryam Nawaz. The investigation team has also acquired details…

Yellow cabs are safer, study finds

Yellow taxi cabs have significantly fewer accidents than cabs of a darker hue, according to research that scientists say could end up saving lives and money. A study published Monday in the journal PNAS showed canary yellow cabs in Singapore were nine percent less likely to get into fender-benders or serious smash-ups than taxis that were deep blue. "Yellow taxis are safer to travel in because yellow is more visible than blue," lead author Teck-Hua Ho, a professor at the National University of Singapore, told AFP.…

Too fat, too thin – report finds malnutrition fuels disease worldwide

Rates of obese or overweight people are rising in every region of the world, and in nearly every country, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report - an annual independent stock take of the state of the world's nutrition. Malnutrition comes in many forms - including poor child growth and development and vulnerability to infection among those who do not get enough food, and obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer risks in people who are overweight or whose blood contains too much sugar, salt, fat or cholesterol.…