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Perfumers smell success in crusade for UN recognition

2 years, 4 months ago
GRASSE, FRANCE: When Joseph Mul walks through his field of sweet-smelling Provence roses, the raw ingredients of Chanel N°5, he follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather who began growing flowers for perfume in 1840.

Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

3 years, 2 months ago
DUBAI: Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition.

As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum

3 years, 7 months ago
WASHINGTON: With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection -- mainly using biometrics -- are gaining momentum.

Facebook acquires voice recognition firm

3 years, 9 months ago
SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook Inc acquired a company that makes voice recognition technology for wearable devices and Internet- connected appliances, the latest sign of its ambition to extend its reach beyond computers and smartphones.

Recognition of Palestine ‘still long way off’

4 years, 3 days ago
PARIS: Despite a highly-symbolic British vote to recognise Palestine as a state, the road to official recognition is still fraught with obstacles, experts say, with the hoped-for two-state solution a long way off.