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Am I too old for LASIK eye surgery?

Q: I have just turned 40. Recently, I find my vision fluctuating between clear and blur when I wear contact lenses. It is more blurred in dim light conditions. Is LASIK still suitable for me or am I too old for it? Are there any other options?   A: LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that offers patients a permanent alternative …

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Peak Design’s new tripod is full-featured but surprisingly compact

Peak Design just announced its latest product: the new Peak Design Travel Tripod. The five-section Travel Tripod is available in either aluminum or carbon fiber and comes with Peak Design’s custom ball head attached. Peak Design is launching the tripod through a Kickstarter campaign today, with pricing set at $349.95 for the aluminum version and $599.95 for the carbon fiber model. …

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Tech Executives Push Trump on Huawei Sales

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday assured executives of several big technology companies that his administration would make “timely” decisions about whether to allow American firms to continue selling products to Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment giant that has been placed on a government blacklist, the White House said in a statement. Mr. Trump met on Monday afternoon with the …

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China complains about Pentagon report, says it is ‘pure guesswork’

BEIJING – China’s Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China’s military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies, saying it was “pure guesswork”. The assessment, at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China’s efforts to …

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Indonesia’s ‘Minions’ aim for badminton glory

JAKARTA – Affectionately dubbed the “Minions” after the little yellow creatures from the 2015 animated movie, diminutive badminton duo Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo will hope to stand tall and win gold for hosts Indonesia at the Asian Games this month. Currently the world’s top ranked men’s doubles team, the pair are among some 11,300 athletes from across Asia who …

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Google employees protest secret work on censored search engine for China

NEW YORK — Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work. In the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times, employees wrote that the project and Google’s apparent willingness to …

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Malaysia believes China harbouring Jho Low: Report

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia believes that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, is currently living freely in China, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported. The report said that the extradition of Low, a central figure in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, would be high on the agenda of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s …

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