News highlights – 6 December

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News highlights for 6 December

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South Korea will file criminal complaints against VW execs

SEOUL, Dec 7 (Reuters) – South Korea said it will file criminal complaints against five former and current executives at Volkswagen AG’s South Korean unit and fine the company a record 37.3 billion won ($31.87 million) for false advertising on vehicle emissions. Read more…

Verizon to sell data centres for $3.6 billion

REUTERS – Verizon Communications is selling 29 data centers in the United States and Latin America to Equinix for $3.6 billion, as the telecom giant focuses on its core business. Read more…

Open your eyes – robot tells Asian man to open eyes at passport control

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Read more…

Sony will launch up to six smartphone games next year

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp will release as many as six smartphone games in the financial year starting April in the hope of replicating the success of console rival Nintendo Co’s Pokemon GO with its own gaming franchises. Read more…

Apple says iPhone 6 fires due to external damage

BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc said external factors were the likely cause of iPhone 6 battery fires detailed in a Chinese consumer protection report that featured widely in state media earlier this week and created a buzz on social media. Read more…

Careem launches taxi hailing service with women drivers

KARACHI/LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Taxi-hailing service Careem introduced women drivers in Pakistan on Wednesday, a rare initiative in a deeply conservative Muslim country where women account for only 22 percent of the workforce. Read more…

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