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Caribbean storm likely to gain force, hit Central America
A storm that has hurled rain on the southern Caribbean and the northern shoulder of South America was expected to hit Central America as a tropical storm over the weekend and eventually develop into a hurricane over the Pacific, forecast...
Protests In US Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Black Man
Jayland Walker, 25, was shot and killed Monday, after officers tried to stop his car over a traffic violation, the police department said.
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Other Top Billionaires Lose $1.4 Trillion In Worst Half Ever
With policy makers now raising interest rates to combat elevated inflation, some of the highest-flying shares -- and the billionaires who own them -- are losing altitude fast.
US Sending 2 Surface-To-Air Missile Systems To Ukraine: Pentagon
Russia Ukraine War: The assistance package, worth about $820 million, was broadly announced by U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday in Madrid following NATO summit.
UK Monkeypox Symptoms Different To Prior Outbreaks: Study
Monkeypox: Britain detected some of the earliest new global cases and the first study into patients there was published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal on Friday.
Data Not Shared With Chinese Communist Party: TikTok To US Lawmakers
TikTok reiterated to the senators that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had never requested data on American users.
Garden picnic ideas: 11 ways to enjoy a laid-back dining experience outdoors
These garden picnic ideas will help you make the most of good weather and throw a memorable meal outdoors
Bill Gates Shares His 48-Year-Old Resume, A Message For Job Seekers
"Whether you're a recent grad or a college dropout, I'm sure your resume looks a lot better than mine did 48 years ago," Bill Gates wrote.
Vatican suffers big loss in sale of London building at heart of fraud and embezzlement trial
In a statement issued on Friday, the Vatican said the building was sold for £186m to Boston-based private investment firm Bain Capital, but did not provide a definitive figure for the losses it has incurred in the process.
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EU agrees on landmark crypto regulation in wake of Terra meltdown, Bitcoin plunge
The European Union has agreed on landmark rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry, whose meltdown has been wiping out fortunes and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny worldwide.
FBI adds missing Cryptoqueen to top ten most wanted
Ruja Ignatova, also known as the "missing Cryptoqueen", has been placed on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list.
US Supreme Court ruling on environmental protection ‘a setback in our fight against climate change’
The ruling by the United States Supreme Court against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, is “a setback in our fight against climate change”, said the UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.
Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears
Increasing scientific knowledge, developing research capacity and making the most of new marine technology, are essential to sustainable ocean management, the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, heard on Thursday.
Safer roads, a global development challenge for all, says UN official
Every 24 seconds someone is killed in traffic, making safety on the world’s roads a global development challenge for all societies, especially for the most vulnerable, a senior UN official has said, ahead of the first ever High-level Gen...
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Our favorite bright eyeshadow looks will inspire you to try something new - wave goodbye to that repetitive smokey eye
UK pledges an extra £1bn in military support to Ukraine
The UK will provide an additional £1bn in military aid for Ukraine, a near-doubling in its support for the fight against the Russian invasion.
WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world
The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.
Crypto rules to make Europe a global leader as prices plunge
Europe has moved to lead the world in regulating the freewheeling cryptocurrency industry at a time when prices have plunged, wiping out fortunes, fueling skepticism and sparking calls for tighter scrutiny.
Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's first Supreme Court pick, has been sworn in as the 116th justice. She is the first Black woman to serve on the nation's high court.
Bitcoin poised for biggest quarterly drop
Bitcoin is on track for its worst quarter in more than a decade, as more hawkish central banks and a string of high-profile crypto blowups hammer sentiment.
German unemployment rises in June as Ukrainian refugees look for work
German unemployment rose in June, Labour Office figures showed on Thursday, as Ukrainian refugees are registering with the office in search of work.
It's alive! How belief in AI sentience is becoming a problem
AI chatbot company Replika, which offers customers bespoke avatars that talk and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost every day from users who believe their online friend is sentient.
N.Korea may be behind new $100 mln cryptocurrency hack, experts say
North Korean hackers are most likely behind an attack last week that stole as much as $100 million in cryptocurrency from a U.S. company, three digital investigative firms have concluded.
At finish line, U.S. Supreme Court readies climate, immigration rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court is set on Thursday to issue its final two rulings of its current term, one on federal agency power to tackle climate change and the other on President Joe Biden's ability to end a hardline immigration policy begun ...
Savings and algorithms: UK supermarkets battle cost of living crisis
Facing the toughest economic conditions in decades, Britain's supermarkets are cutting product ranges, searching for cost savings and patrolling each other's stores to check prices and products as they try to stay one step ahead.
58% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck after inflation spike - including 30% of those earning $250,000 or more
As the prices for goods keep climbing, even wealthier Americans are feeling financially strained.
US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week
Despite a growing recognition of what theoretically count as a problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news. Areas of the countr...
NATO launches biggest military buildup since end of Cold War
The US on Wednesday pledged more troops, warplanes and warships for Europe as NATO launched its biggest military expansion since the Cold War in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Western military alliance declared Russia the ...
Russia may buy 'friendly' countries' currencies to weaken rouble -Siluanov
Russia may start buying the currencies of "friendly" countries and use those holdings to try to influence the exchange rate of the dollar and euro, as a means of countering sharp gains in the rouble, its finance minister said on Wednesday.
A U.S. FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores
A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission has urged the chief executives of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google to kick Chinese-owned TikTok out of its app stores.
Euro under pressure as inflation fears send investors to dollar “haven”
The euro struggled to regain its footing on Thursday after tumbling overnight against a resurgent U.S. dollar, which benefited from safe-haven demand on renewed worries about higher rates and a global recession.
Dominic Raab says right to abortion does not need to be in bill of rights
Deputy PM says matter is ‘settled in UK law’ and he would not want Britain to be in same situation as US
UK doctors call for free abortions for Americans unable to access them
British Medical Association votes to lobby UK government on the issue after an emergency debate on the overturning of Roe v Wade.
UK will face worse inflation than other major economies, says Bank governor
Andrew Bailey said inflation would persist for longer than previously expected as petrol prices soar
Philippines orders critical news site to shut down
Philippines authorities have again ordered the shutdown of an investigative news site founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa.
Over 70 grave violations against children caught up in war recorded daily: UNICEF
A “staggering” average of 71 verified grave violations a day, are committed against children by parties to conflict in more than 30 settings across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
Social media companies could be sued for addicting children to their digital-drug in California
The California state senate voted on Tuesday to pass a law that would allow state lawyers to sue social media companies, such as Facebook and TikTok, for features that harm children.
He made enough: Bags of cash for Prince Charles's charities won't be repeated
Prince Charles would not now accept large sums of cash handed over to him for his charities, a senior royal source said, after a newspaper reported an ex-Qatari prime minister had given him 3 million euros ($3.2 million), some of it in s...
Russia moves backward by copying the Western censorship new norms, proposed law on banning foreign media
The lower house of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday approved the critical second reading of a proposed law that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries taking actions against Russian news outlets. The...
An international drug dealer from Brazil was arrested last week, two years after forging his death from Covid-19
An international drug dealer from Brazil, Sergio Roberto de Carvalho, was arrested last week in Hungary, two years after forging his death from Covid 19.
UK needs more “defence” spending to maintain leader$$$hip role - “defence” minister
“Defence” minister Ben Wallace said on Wednesday that Britain will need to bolster its spending on defence if it wanted to maintain a global leadership role after 2024, when his department's current budget allocation will be reviewed. "I...
Scottish government seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans on Tuesday for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the British government tried to block it.
Higher fuel prices spark social unrest in South America
Police in Argentina blocked a major entry point to the capital’s center on Tuesday to keep a group of truckers from joining a downtown protest, adding traffic snarls in Buenos Aires to a series of disruptions caused by anger over rising ...
A timeline of the Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell scandal
From the moment he first faced criminal charges, in 2006, Jeffrey Epstein has been the object of public fascination, conspiracy theories and outrage — especially after his lawyers got prosecutors to agree to a lenient plea deal that spar...
Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight
President Joe Biden’s top health official said Tuesday that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
FBI agents seize phone of Trump’s election lawyer
John Eastman, who aided the ex-US president in his bid to undo the results of the 2020 election, has become a central figure in the ongoing Capitol riot hearings.
Ghislaine Maxwell gets 20 years for helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse teen girls
The British socialite was convicted for grooming 4 girls to have sexual encounters with Epstein, then her boyfriend.
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