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What is Signal, and is it really safer than WhatsApp?
The encrypted messaging app Signal has seen an explosion in take-up recently. Recommended by Edward Snowden and Elon Musk, It reported a whopping five-fold growth in its Android user base on Tuesday alone, taking it to more than 50 milli...
Russian police detain Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival at airport
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny flew home to Russia on Sunday despite Russian authorities' stated desire to arrest him and potentially jail him for years, his plane from Berlin landing at a different Moscow airport from the one it was mean...
Fatal Collision in West Bay
At about 12:15AM today, 16 January, officers were conducting a vehicle checkpoint on the northbound lane of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of the Yacht Club Roundabout, when a green Honda Accord travelled through the check...
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We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.
China builds hospital in 5 days as COVID-19 cases rise in Beijing
China on Saturday finished a five-day construction project on a 1,500-room hospital as clusters of COVID-19 spread in Beijing and the surrounding provinces. China recently hit a 10-month high in COVID cases.
Prince William voices concerns about coronavirus strain on key workers
William, a former search and rescue helicopter pilot, told emergency workers on a video call that they must not be afraid to ask for help.
Transitional Style Is the Most Popular Kitchen Design-Here's How to Ace the Look
These bright, no-fuss spaces are the perfect mix of classic meets contemporary.
After Trump bans, Facebook and Twitter see combined $51 billion in losses
Investors react negatively to surprise banishment of sitting president.
Trump Administration Accomplishments
The White House published a list with 700 items of Trump’s administration accomplishments -comparing to the 21 accomplished items President Obama published after 8 years in office- as the following:
France shields Carrefour from takeover in food security battle
Economy minister says Paris is ready to use new investment screening powers.
Harry ‘heartbroken by situation with family’ after US move
But friend and ITV News anchor Tom Bradby said Harry and Meghan were ‘content’ with their new lives
Celebrity Fashion Designers Have Dominated the 2010s
From Rihanna to Emrata, a host of celebrities have left their comfort zones to create their own fashion collections this decade.
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"So Glad You Exist": Elon Musk's Birthday Wish For Wikipedia
Wikipedia, started by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001, is one of the most popular websites on the Internet.
US Carries Out Last Federal Execution Of Donald Trump Era: Reports
Dustin Higgs, a 48-year-old Black man, was executed by lethal injection at the federal penitentiary in Terre-Haute in Indiana hours after the US Supreme Court rejected a stay of execution, the New York Times reported.
Parler Chief, Family In Hiding After Receiving Death Threats: Court Document
Parler, a platform widely embraced by Trump supporters, had earlier launched an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant discontinued its services following last week's violent riots on the Capitol, Fox News reported.
James Murdoch, son of Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch, said news outlets that promoted 'lies' are to blame for US Capitol riot
James Murdoch, who broke with the family empire last year, said, without naming Fox News, that certain news outlets had "unleashed insidious forces."
Voters want to stop the second impeachment and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech
Voters want Speaker Pelosi to stop the second impeachment of President Trump and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech for censoring the President, according to a leaked internal memo from a pollster.
How Biden Plans to Tackle the $1.6 Trillion Student Loan Debt
More than 43 million Americans owe a collective $1.6 trillion in federal student loans. WSJ’s Josh Mitchell explains how President-elect Joe Biden plans to help borrowers tackle that debt.
What China’s New Digital Currency Tells Us About a Cashless Future
China is testing a digital yuan, aiming to accelerate the replacement of cash and increase state control in a society where digital payments via Wechat Pay and Alipay are already the norm. Here’s what Beijing’s new system looks like—and ...
Wuhan a year after Covid struck: 'Everyone wants to reset'
Wang Fan is a young craft beer brewer in Wuhan. When his city became the first in the world to enter lockdown, he volunteered to help support other residents, and documented the sudden and strict pandemic rules over that harsh winter.
'Ministry of Truth'| Critics slam Democrat bid to gag social media
Critics blast Democratic Party lawmakers' proposal to regulate the fake news and to the censorship of Donald Trump and his supporters.
U.S.-Canada border closure impacts towns that rely on cross-border traffic
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended the border closure between the United States and Canada. The border closure has devastated small towns and businesses that rely on cross-border traffic.
COVID-19: Prime Minister suspends quarantine-free travel in the UK from Monday
Prime Minister Boris Johnsons suspends quarantine-free travel in the UK from Monday with arrivals needing proof of a negative Covid test before setting off.
The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite easy for the part to be greater than the whole or for two o...
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has died of a heart attack
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild (57), banker and Chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild holding company, has died of a heart attack.
WatsApp killer: Signal - the most secure messenger for everyone
Signal Private Messenger is the most secure messaging app you can install on your phone.
New York City rich and poor — the inequality crisis
Even before COVID-19, New York was already defined by a gap between the rich and poor. Yet during the pandemic, wealth has become a determinant of survival.
How researchers are identifying suspects in the U.S. Capitol siege
Some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week wore gear that makes it difficult to identify them, but investigators have zeroed in on a number of clues. John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the Univ...
FBI arrests more than 100 rioters in Capitol attacks, warns more extremist violence to come
As Washington, D.C., prepares for the upcoming Inauguration, the FBI warns last week's attack on the Capitol could be just the beginning. Jeff Pegues reports on the city's latest preparations.
FBI prepares for Inauguration Day, institutes security lockdowns
Days before President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn in, the FBI is bracing for a “substantial threat” of bombs and violence against Congress members.
Sharing a collection before joining the millions deleting WhatsApp
It looks like 2020 was just a light promo for 2021...
Germany’s Lessons on Policing the Police
The Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol exposed extreme elements in U.S. law enforcement – an issue Germany has long struggled with.
An Australian Family’s Dream Home Celebrates Mies van der Rohe Down Under
Nature, midcentury design, and a less-is-more mentality informed this family’s private residence in Suffolk Park.
10 Beauty Trends That Ruled the 2010s
Some of these makeup and hair looks are best left in the last decade, while others have become a part of beauty canon.
Jamie Dimon says JPMorgan Chase should absolutely be 'scared s---less' about fintech threat
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has watched while a new breed of fintech players, led by PayPal, Square and tech giants around the world have exponentially grown users and market value.
Pence calls VP-elect Kamala Harris to offer congratulations
Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation.
Global Colding: Heavy snowfall warnings as heavy avalanche hits Switzerland
Where is Greta Tumberg warming right now when we need her... Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountain regions after avalanche.
Miami mayor considers bitcoin investment to create crypto hotbed
The mayor of Miami wants to make his city more appealing to the tech industry by embracing bitcoin.
Canadian billionaire given the green light to sue Twitter over 'Pizzagate' tweets
Canadian court takes no bribe or bullshit: West Vancouver billionaire Frank Giustra has been given the go-ahead to sue Twitter in a B.C. courtroom over the social media giant’s publication of a series of tweets tying him to baseless cons...
Jim Jordan tells colleagues 'cancel culture will come for us all'
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) delivers remarks on House floor as Democrats push to impeach Trump.
'The Five' condemn AOC's suggestion on government forces 'reigning in' the media
CNN's Jake Tapper challenges disabled GOP veteran Rep. Brian Mast's patriotism, while AOC calls for restriction of speech; 'The Five' reacts.
Signal Is Down Now, Because of Millions of New Users Joining
Signal has seen millions of new users joining up in the last week.
7 Royal Trends on the Runways
Recent runways prove that the royal-inspired fashion of "The Crown" and "Bridgerton" have a place in current trends.
Zooco Estudio Designs Latest Locale for Big and Tiny in Los Angeles
Big and Tiny Silverlake in Los Angeles is exactly as its name suggests-an expansive 5,027-square-foot space designed by Zooco Estudio with plenty of small alcoves, appealing to children and adults.
Cayman Islands report 6 new COVID-19 cases, 15 January 2021
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 414 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 14 January 2021. Six were positive.
FRC Offers 'Fathers First' Sessions
The Family Resource Centre (FRC) begins its initial Fathers First programme of the year on Monday, 1 February 2021.
Ministry of Lands Installs Fourth Mobi-Mat
The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) announces the installation of the fourth mobi-mat yesterday (14 January). The mobi-mat was installed at the Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town.
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