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Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj

1 month, 28 days ago
RIYADH: Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday. The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule…

India awaits Kohli magic in England Tests

2 months, 17 days ago
Virat Kohli has plundered Test runs in virtually every corner of the cricket world but England is a scoring desert for India’s superstar captain ahead of a tricky five-match series. He returned from his first England series in 2014 with…

US using DNA tests to reunite children with migrant parents

3 months, 9 days ago
WASHINGTON: US officials have resorted to DNA testing on up to 3,000 detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents, a top official said Thursday as President Donald Trump's administration struggles to rapidly reunite…

Sarfraz has high hopes for young Pakistan in England Tests

5 months, 23 days ago
LAHORE: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Saturday he had high hopes for his young and inexperienced side on their tough twin tours of Ireland and England starting this month. The 16-member squad fly early Monday and after two…

Airbus tests self-flying taxi

8 months, 13 days ago
Airbus said Friday that it had successfully held the first test flights of the Vahana, an electric, pilotless flying vehicle that it hopes will be able to ferry people around cities. The Wednesday flight at a test range in the US state…

Bangladesh’s Shakib seeks break from Tests

1 year, 1 month ago
DHAKA: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, the world's leading all-rounder, has requested a six-month break from Test cricket ahead of the upcoming tour of South Africa, the country's board said Monday. Bangladesh are likely to name their…

Google tests publishing tech similar to Snapchat: source

1 year, 2 months ago
Alphabet's Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat's "Discover" platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday. Google's project, dubbed "Stamp," is…