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US Supreme Court Will Soon Have Its 1st Black Woman Judge: Joe Biden
Joe Biden said that he will nominate the black woman, who will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity.
Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s top priority, and it is not cars
The high-tech company is seeking to develop a humanoid robot prototype within the year 2022
Most ‘Covid patients’ in England are in hospital for other reasons
The incidental case rate, showing the share of hospital patients who didn’t even know they had Covid, is at its highest level
'AirCar': Dual-mode vehicle that can transform from a car into a plane is certified to fly after passing tests in Slovakia
The dual-mode "AirCar" vehicle completed 70 hours of rigorous flight testing, its developers say, and performed a full range of flight and performance manoeuvres including more than 200 take-offs and landings.
WHO regional boss accused of racism
Whistleblowers at the health body’s Manila HQ allege that the regional director made “derogatory comments” based on the nationality of staffers
Domestic abuse rises sharply as cause of homelessness in England
Statistics also show an increase in households with children made homeless since start of pandemic
UK watchdog to study music streaming amid claims of raw deal for artists and fans
Competition regulator acts after stinging criticism by MPs of record labels and platforms such as Spotify
Apple's AirTag uncovers a secret German intelligence agency
A researcher has sent one of Apple's AirTags to a mysterious "federal authority" in Germany to locate its true offices — and to help prove that it's really part of an intelligence agency.
19 of the most iconic Chanel brides throughout history
No mark was made quite like the one Karl Lagerfeld left with his Chanel brides. These are 19 of the most iconic throughout history.
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.
Singapore, Pacific Alliance countries sign trade agreement
Singapore has signed a free trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance - made up of Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Chile - those governments said on Wednesday, in a deal they said would facilitate trade and closer ties with Asia.
Windows 11 is getting Android apps, taskbar improvements, and more next month
New Notepad and Media Player apps also on the way
Government denies claims it has scrapped crucial economic crimes bill
Ministers criticised for not tackling London’s reputation as Russian money-laundering hub
Thailand to soon provide guidelines for improved crypto tax
Thailand expects to decide on more guidelines soon for a cryptocurrency tax that was introduced in 2018, in an effort to make it fairer and more simple, the finance minister said on Wednesday, following a surge in digital asset trading.
Germany to host G7 finance meeting May 18-20, finmin tells paper
Germany will host the main finance meeting of its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers from May 18-20, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Out-of-control SpaceX rocket to smash into Moon, experts warn
A derelict rocket booster from a 2015 mission will likely create the first-ever accidental lunar impact in early March
China isn’t stealing American jobs, it’s just created 400,000 of them in Boston
The Chinese ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, was recently presented a plaque of recognition and a commemorative jacket by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), a maj...
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A Modern House On A Challenging Sloped Terrain
Modern home design on a slope in Santa Maria Da Feira, Portugal, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, sundeck, lush gardens and a cool glass corridor.
GoFundMe blocks millions raised for truckers protesting Covid vaccine mandates
More than 50,000 trucks are heading to Ottawa to express their discontent with Canada’s measures
Human Rights Watch says staffer was targeted with Israeli-made Pegasus spyware
The Israeli NSO Group’s technology has been used by governments to target political opponents, activists and journalists.
‘No safe place’: Lead poisoning in the Dominican Republic
Bajos de Haina residents take on a recycling plant as factory pollution condemns them to poverty and health issues.
Astronomers discover mysterious space object ‘unlike anything’ seen before
The object, unlike anything the scientists have seen before, emits giant blasts of energy every 20 minutes
Taiwan vice president heads to Honduras to work on shaky alliance
Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro had floated the idea of re-establishing ties with China, before backtracking.
Nord Stream 2: Why Russia’s pipeline to Europe divides the West
The Russia-owned pipeline is at the centre of a disagreement between Germany and the US, which sees the project as a way for Moscow to increase leverage in Europe.
Study explains how to get ‘super immunity’ to Covid
“Amazingly high” immune response discovered in fully jabbed people who also caught the disease
Twitter receives record number of gov’t requests to remove posts
Ninety-five percent of demands in January-June 2021 came from five countries – Japan, Russia, Turkey, India and S Korea.
Prince Andrew demands jury trial in sex abuse lawsuit
In an official filing, the disgraced royal denies abusing Virginia Giuffre, disavows knowledge of Epstein’s trafficking scheme
Prepare for liftoff: Fed signals March interest rate hike
The US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but Powell said the Fed is ‘of a mind’ to raise them in March.
IMF urges El Salvador to remove bitcoin as legal tender
The IMF on Tuesday called on El Salvador to change course and stop using bitcoin as legal tender, citing "large risks" posed by the cryptocurrency.
5 reasons why Sylvie is the style queen of 'Emily in Paris'
We knew it from the start, Sylvie is the real style icon of 'Emily in Paris'. Here's, we're breaking down some of our favourite looks.
Dancing With The Dragon - China: Friend or Foe?
China has increasingly dominated headlines as a growing economic superpower whose growth and foreign policy are rapidly restructuring international politics.
China's high-tech warplanes pose 'big new threat' to Taiwan
China's deployment of J-16D jets into Taiwan's air defence zone this week marked the first sighting of the new high-tech warplanes, Taipei confirmed Tuesday, their electronic-jamming equipment posing a fresh threat to the island.
Billionaire predicts rise of China as US empire collapses
Ray Dalio compares political risks in the US with recent economic growth in China
António Horta-Osório: The banker who can't stay out of the headlines
Sir António Horta-Osório is used to the spotlight.
Why are healthy unvaxxed nurses being fired as those with Covid work on?
Over the past two years, Covid-19 has left a trail of devastation – epidemiological, emotional, political – in its rampage from Wuhan throughout the world. One of its biggest casualties has been the public's trust that the Western medica...
Winters past: Bitcoin plunge brings back memories of 2018
Memories of 2018 are sparking fears that a repeat is playing out now after the world’s largest cryptocurrency plummeted 50 percent from its most recent high of almost $69,000 in November.
New York judge strikes down state COVID mask mandate
The mandate had been issued by governor after Kathy Hochul declared state of emergency amid Omicron spread.
US stocks whiplashed for second day as volatility grips markets
United States shares were whipsawed again on Tuesday as investors await the Fed’s decision on Wednesday.
US black man mistaken for older white suspect - lawsuit
A black man in Nevada spent six days in jail after police mistook him for a suspect with the same name who is white and twice his age, a lawsuit says.
Why you may not get COVID-19 even when those around you have it
How past exposure to other coronaviruses can stop people from catching COVID-19 even if they live with someone who has tested positive. Plus, how to recognise the symptoms of a blood clot.
The Beatles and John Lennon memorabilia to be sold as NFTs
John Lennon's eldest son Julian is selling several pieces of music history from his personal collection.
Recovery disrupted: IMF cuts global economic growth forecast
Cut to global forecast largely reflects downward revisions to US and China outlooks.
Chinese entertainment giant accused of wanting ‘bigger tits’ and ‘no blacks’ in a film it funded
Chinese gaming and entertainment giant rumored to have some unusual rules for content it splashes money on
Corruption is on the rise and pummeling human rights: New report
Some governments have used the coronavirus pandemic to allow corruption to flourish, Transparency International warns.
Is chip giant Nvidia going to scrap its $40BN bid for Arm?
Nvidia’s proposed purchase of Arm Inc has drawn a fierce backlash from regulators and the chip industry.
Daily US death toll from Covid now matches Delta
The number of Americans dying each day from Covid-19 now stands as high as it did during the Delta variant's peak, a grim figure that experts believe will rise.
Hong Kong leader gives reason for not wearing mask
Carrie Lam said she keeps her face uncovered to show people how “solemn” she is
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