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Next Covid variant 'could kill one in three people'
Research presented to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) today warned a future strain could be as deadly as MERS - which kill 35 per cent of infected people - could be on the way.
Pfizer says third dose of vaccine could boost protection against Delta
A third dose of the Pfizer vaccine could “strongly” boost protection against the Delta variant, according to claims made by the firm and its partner BioNTech.
German court ordered Facebook to remain BigTech, not Big Brother
The top German Court has forced Mark Zuckerberg to relax the communist mind-set he get at home, by reminding him that Germany is not the USA, but is instead a real democracy. In a landmark ruling, the German Federal Court of Justice has ...
'We lost our life savings in a cryptocurrency scam'
Joseph had run his own business for years and had built up a tidy sum in savings for retirement.
Simone Biles grateful for support: ‘I’m more than my accomplishments’
Simone Biles says the support she has received in the wake of her Tokyo Olympics all-round final withdrawal has shown her for the first time that she is ‘more than her accomplishments’ in gymnastics.
The former king of Spain was sued by a mistress for trying to get back from her $100 million he got as a bribe from Saudi Arabia
A London court has unveiled a lawsuit against Juan Carlos filed by Corina Larsen, a former lover, for illegal surveillance, harassment and libel that led to damage to her livelihood. She claims the king demanded back $ 100 million he gav...
Don’t expect post-Brexit Britain to match EU’s fight against big tech
Profits for America’s tech firms continue to soar and there are few signs they will face tougher rules
Britain’s Most Expensive Home Approved For $276 Million Renovation
The renovations planned for Rutland Gate in London's Knightsbridge are expected to cost as much as its purchase price.
Corruption in UK as usual: :£6bn NHS glove contract shows rocketing cost of PPE
Extraordinary sum reveals PPE corruption and raises fears of forced labour in overseas factories
Thanks to Delta variant: Pfizer raises 2021 sales estimate for COVID-19 vaccine to $ 33.5 billion
Pfizer raised its sales forecast for the COVID-19 vaccine, which was jointly developed with Germany’s BioNTech, to $ 33.5 billion on Wednesday, up 28.8%. According to the company, vaccine sales forecasts are based on 2.1 billion contract...
PayPal to research transactions that fund hate groups, extremists
PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal ac...
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial
The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants.
Luxury goods in demand: Fashion firms enjoy strong sales growth
LVMH has become the latest luxury goods firm to cheer high demand and sales growth, as the sector bounces back from the difficulties seen during the pandemic, writes Joanna Bourke.
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. Billions of dollars from the poorest peopl...
COVID-19 Linked To Substantial Impact On Intelligence In Recovered Patients
"These results accord with reports of long-COVID, where "brain fog'', trouble concentrating and difficulty finding the correct words are common," notes the study published in 'The Lancet - EclinicalMedicine' journal last week.
Self-isolation exemption list expanded amid NHS app ping chaos
The number of sectors that can skip quarantine as part of a pilot scheme is to be increased, as more testing sites are set up across England.
Amazon job ad sends Bitcoin surging to $40,000 amid payment speculation
An online advertisement for a “digital currency and blockchain product lead” on Amazon.com’s recruitment website sent Bitcoin soaring by 11% today - heading towards the $40,000 mark for the first time in more than a month.
Cryptocurrencies could lead to ‘limitless’ losses for UK government
Experts warn of danger of untraceable funds if companies accepting payments in cryptos go bust
Why worker loyalty is at a breaking point
People are no longer prepared to return to pre-pandemic ways of working. If pressed to do so, many may choose to quit instead.
New NFT Marketplace BOAX to Launch Famous Hong Kong Artist Dr. Dominic Man-Kit Lam's Masterpieces
The NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) market continues to heat up as new participants join the game, including global sports franchises, major fashion brands, famous artists and musicians etc.
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