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Magnetic fields generated by mobile phones probable to protect human health: Research

ISLAMABAD: According to research from the University of Manchester the magnetic fields generated by mobile phones and power lines are probable to be safe to human health. Several past studies have suggested that the magnetic fields created by phones, high-voltage power lines and other electrical equipment are harmful for humans, Xinhua reported. Although some later studies have failed to find ... Read More »

China develops laser weapon to hit drone

Beijing: China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude. The machine has a two-kilometer range and can bring down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target. Xinhua showed pictures of large metal boxes in camouflage paint and the wreckage of a small drone, some of it burning. ... Read More »

Defects force Toyota to recall 1,880 Lexus vehicles from China

BEIJING: China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on Sunday that Toyota Motor China would recall 1,880 imported Lexus vehicles from the country from next month because of fuel leakage risks, reported China’s official news agency Xinhua quoting company’s statement. The vehicles being recalled include Lexus models manufactured between July 3, 2007 and July 12, 2010. Defects ... Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline fined $490m by China for bribery

BEIJING: China has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m after a court found it guilty of bribery. The record penalty follows allegations the drug giant paid out bribes to doctors and hospitals in order to have their products promoted. The court gave GSK’s former head of Chinese operations, Mark Reilly, a suspended three-year prison sentence and he is set to ... Read More »

China bans sale, import of ‘dirty’ coal

BEIJING: China will ban the sale and import of ‘dirty’ coal in less than four months, a top government body said, in an anti-pollution move that could have repercussions for key exporters including Australia. Coal with sulphur content of more than three percent and ash content of more than 40 percent will no longer be permitted as of January 1, ... Read More »