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Dumbphones survive rise of the smartphone

BARCELONA: Dumbphones -- handsets that just make calls and send texts -- were set to disappear as technology moved on, but they have survived in emerging markets and among nostalgics of simpler devices in the West. Their continued appeal…

Argentine researcher, guide fall into volcano, survive

MANAGUA: An Argentine volcanologist and Nicaraguan guide who fell into an active volcano were in good health on Wednesday after being rescued by firemen, officials in Nicaragua said. The 60-year-old researcher, Rodolfo Alvarez, and his…

Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save test

LONDON: Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first test at Lord's on Monday. Pradeep…