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‘Sinking’ Pacific nation is getting bigger: study

WELLINGTON: The Pacific nation of Tuvalu -- long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels -- is actually growing in size, new research shows. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the…

Google fined in India for abusing dominant position

CALIFORNIA: Google has been fined more than $21 million in India for "search bias" and abuse of its dominant position, competition regulators said Thursday.  The US internet giant was deemed to have favoured its own services when customers…

Twitter hits milestone with first-ever profit

WASHINGTON: Twitter on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, a key milestone that sent shares soaring at the social network which has lagged for years behind fast-growing rivals. Twitter shares leapt 18 percent to $31.77 --…

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

LONDON: The first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago. Known as "Cheddar Man" after the area in southwest…

What’s next for SpaceX?

In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble. The question now is what's next for SpaceX and the space industry following the launch of Musk's…