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More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff

More than half of UK employers intend to recruit staff in the next three months, according to new research. The human resources body, the CIPD, said it was the first positive signs for employment prospects it had seen in a year.   About 56% of 2,000 firms surveyed planned to …

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WhatsApp to switch off messages for all who reject new terms

BBC WhatsApp users who do not accept its updated terms and conditions by the 15 May deadline will be unable to receive or send messages until they do so. Their account will be listed as “inactive”. And inactive accounts can be deleted after 120 days. Calls and notifications will still …

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Your face is now your passport at Dubai International airport

Touch-free flying has officially taken wing in the emirate. After a successful completion of the trial phase, Dubai airport has now officially rolled out the ‘smart travel’ system that enables passengers to travel without using their identification papers. The integrated biometric contactless pathway at Dubai International Airport (DXB), which was …

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Revealed: Pakistanis found to be UAE’s ‘best drivers’ of 2020

Yallacompare study declares data based on customer nationality. The UAE roads became safer in 2020 and Pakistani drivers were declared to have been involved in the least number of accidents, revealed the findings of Yallacompare’s insurance comparison platform. Examining the data by customer nationality revealed that Pakistani drivers were found …

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Wife of Mexico drug cartel chief El Chapo is arrested in Virginia

The wife of Joaquin ”El Chapo” Guzman, the imprisoned former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested on Monday over her alleged involvement in international drug trafficking, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a regular attendee at her husband’s trial two years ago, was arrested …

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