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I Asked Bill Gates What's The Next Crisis?
I got the chance to interview Bill Gates so I asked him: Will Covid-19 be the last pandemic? How does he deal with misinformation and conspiracy theories? And what is the next disaster?
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The Queen's Commonwealth Day message
The Queen has used her her annual Commonwealth Day message to praise those across the Commonwealth working on the frontlines during the pandemic.
George Floyd: "Gentle Giant" Who Became Symbol Of Fight Against Racism
The 46-year-old died of asphyxiation beneath the knee of a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, on May 25, 2020 in the US city of Minneapolis.
Queen hails togetherness in Commonwealth Day address
Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday praised the ‘courage, commitment and selfless dedication to duty’ of frontline healthcare and public service workers across the Commonwealth in thei...
Exclusive: U.S. agency probes Facebook for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring, promotions
A U.S. agency investigating Facebook Inc for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated the probe as “systemic,” attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who cl...
"Just Setting Up My Twttr": Twitter Founder's Auction Of First Tweet Gets $2 Million Bid
On Friday he posted a link to "Valuables @Cent," an online marketplace for tweets where, the site says, investors or collectors can "buy and sell tweets autographed by their cre...
China To Connect Tibet With High-Speed Bullet Trains Before July: Report
A 435-km rail link to the regional capital of Lhasa will run Fuxing high-speed trains powered by both internal-combustion and electricity, Lu Dongfu, board chairman of China Sta...
What not to do when choosing a new kitchen – the 9 common mistakes to avoid
Don't let anything stand between you and your dream kitchen
Space-Starved Singapore Builds Floating Solar Farms In Climate Fight
Singapore has pledged to halve its 2030 peak greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and achieve net zero emissions "as soon as viable" in the second half of the century.
China Exports Soar To Highest Level In Decades After COVID-19 Hit
Electronics and textile exports such as masks contributed to the spike in outbound shipments, as demand for work-from-home supplies and protective gear against the virus outbrea...
'A side of shares': Deliveroo to offer 50 million pounds of stock to customers
Deliveroo said shares worth 50 million pounds ($69 million) would be earmarked for customers in its upcoming flotation, with the offer branded “Great food with a side of shares”.
Bitcoin rises 4.2% to $50,947.94
Bitcoin rose 4.18 % to $50,947.94 on Sunday, adding $2,043.31 to its previous close.
Global food prices continue to rise with poorest countries hit hardest
World food prices spiked for the ninth consecutive month to hit a six year-high in February, led by sugar and vegetable oils, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Org...
Luxury car marque Aston Martin to start making electric models in UK amid shift away from traditional vehicles – media
Aston Martin has vowed to build its electric cars in the UK from 2025, Executive Chairman Lawrence Stroll has revealed. The pledge comes in response to the British government’s ...
Destination unknown: Qantas offers ‘mystery flights’ for travel-hungry tourists amid border closures
As international borders remain shut due to Covid-19, Australian carrier Qantas offers those missing normal life the chance to get on a plane and go at least somewhere. However,...
Privacy-first browser Brave now has its own Google search rival
Google reigns supreme in search and browsers. Brave Search wants to change that – and put privacy front and centre
Flying taxi network in LA could take off soon
Archer co-CEO Adam Goldstein discusses getting flying taxis to the market by 2024.
Zoom continues to boom!
Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s rip-roaring ride resumed its meteoric trajectory Monday, with shares jumping as the company detailed the results of becoming a lifeline for thos...
Another View of the Paris Fashion Week Fall 2021 Collections
The few IRL shows happening this week in Paris will be small, socially distanced affairs—some outdoors, like Gabriela Hearst’s first show for Chloé.
Los Angeles school district requires students to use COVID app to enter campus
The long-awaited move comes as LAUSD is targeting an April 9 reopening of schools
Dutch Scientists Invent COVID-19 ‘Scream Test’
Usually in a traditional COVID-19 test, a cotton swab is inserted into the mouth or nasal cavity, after which it is passed over the throat and a person feels some discomfort dur...
Pentagon Assessing Its Networks for Possible Damage After Microsoft Breach, Spokesman Says
Earlier this week, Microsoft accused a Chinese hacking group known as "Hafnium" of breaching its Exchange Server email application. Microsoft had previously accused the company ...
World's oldest bird, Wisdom the albatross, hatches chick at the age of 70
Wisdom has hatched up to 36 chicks in her lifetime, experts claim.
Twitter founder's auction of a tweet draws $2 million bid
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet at auction, with bidding Saturday reaching US$2 million in a sign of the appetite for virtual objects authenticated through b...
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