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British hypocrisy: University finds novel 1984 ‘offensive and upsetting’ as it perfectly predicted the current miserable state of Britain as the No.1 surveilled state
Protecting students from the ugly reality of Britain today: a British university has issued a warning over “offensive and upsetting” content in Orwell’s famous "1984" dystopia. Students are being warned of ‘explicit material’ awaiting th...
Journalist Julian Assange wins first stage of attempt to appeal against extradition for the crime of reporting the real facts
WikiLeaks founder is seeking to appeal against ruling that he can be sent to US to face espionage charges
'We're pirates!': Cruise ship changes course to dodge seizure
Passengers aboard a cruise ship were surprised by a tack change this weekend when their luxury liner docked in the Bahamas to avoid seizure in the US.
WHO says Covid still 'very dangerous virus' and we're only at 'halfway mark'
As the government scraps the majority of the remaining Covid restrictions this week, the WHO has rejected claims the pandemic is over
Former pope Benedict admits making false claim to child sexual abuse inquiry
Ex-pontiff blames ‘editorial oversight’ for previous statement he was absent from 1980 meeting over suspected paedophile priest
‘Depraved’ Playboy founder accused of bestiality and grooming
Even Bill Cosby's name showed up in the explosive documentary, which paints Hugh Hefner as a predator
US woman finds $3m lottery ticket in junk email folder
A US woman discovered she had won $3m (£2.2m) from the lottery after checking her spam folder for an unrelated email.
7 Kitchen Trends You’ll Soon Be Seeing Everywhere
Top designers and industry insiders share the secret recipe for standout kitchen design in 2022.
Top court to weigh end to race-based US college admissions
The US Supreme Court will take up two cases this autumn that ask whether university race-based admissions violate civil rights laws.
Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is building the world’s fastest supercomputer
Facebook founder’s planned metaverse, blending reality with digital experiences, will require enormous computing power
A global tax on millionaires would benefit the wealthy as well as the poor
An open letter was recently published that was signed by more than 100 millionaires and billionaires, pleading to their class brethren – particularly those participating in the World Economic Forum’s recent online Davos summit – to adopt...
Pronovias Group Gives Your Wedding Dress A "Second Life" In New Initiative
You don't have to let your dress gather dust through Pronovias Group's new dress program
Prosecutor demands life sentence for ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero
The man portrayed as saving numerous lives in the 2004 Hollywood flick was handed 25 years on terrorism charges in 2021
‘Paradigm shift’ needed in way WHO is funded, says director general
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Covid pandemic has proven that health is ‘an international issue’
Cruise ship flees to Bahamas in bid to avoid court seizure
Crystal Symphony bailed on its return to Miami, diverting to the Bahamas after a court ordered its seizure over unpaid debts
Overseas Hongkongers look to Chinese medicine for curing Covid
With Omicron raging around the world, overseas Hongkongers are looking to a traditional Chinese medicine capsule for treating Covid-19.
‘Least-liked’ people in UK revealed
More than 25% of Brits ‘feel negative’ about Muslims, named as the second-most unpopular community
Google accused in new lawsuit of ‘invading’ user privacy
The attorneys general for three states and Washington DC claim the tech giant used “deceptive and unfair” practices
Aviva adds human rights to ethical investment drive
Leading British asset manager Aviva Investors plans to push boards for greater action on biodiversity and human rights so that companies consider "the whole picture of sustainability".
Julian Assange: From liberal darling to public enemy no. 1
“The UK High Court will deliver its decision on Monday morning [January 24] about whether to permit Julian Assange to appeal the US extradition decision to UK Supreme Court,” WikiLeaks tweeted on Friday.
British Airways jet bought for £1 is now a bar hosting lavish plane parties
An iconic 747 British Airways jet has been bought and transformed into a party destination.
The surveillance concerns around China’s Winter Olympics app – explained
A report found the app that will be used to monitor athletes’ health and travel data has a ‘devastating’ encryption flaw
Apple fined over dating apps
A Dutch watchdog has said the Big Tech firm failed to comply with an order on alternative payment methods
UK scrapping Covid tests for some travelers
Boris Johnson praised his government for making ‘big calls’ and taking ‘tough decisions’
Bitcoin tumbling below $34,000
The selloff in cryptocurrencies gained new momentum on Monday, with Bitcoin tumbling to a six-month low and other tokens seeing big losses.
How the US messed up its new 5G rollout: ‘It wasn’t our finest hour’
Longstanding disagreements between federal agencies over potential risks to aircraft remained unresolved in the days leading to the 5G debut
Covid danger in St Lucia’s tiny courts puts stop to murder trials
Ninety wait for justice as infection controls prevent juries from sitting for two years
End of Covid pandemic ‘plausible,’ WHO claims
The Omicron variant is leading to a “period of quiet” and a possible end to the pandemic in Europe, health officials say
Fauci predicts ‘a bit more pain & suffering’ for unvaccinated
White House health advisor is ‘confident’ there are only weeks until Omicron hits its peak
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding plans due to Omicron surge
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday revealed she has canceled her wedding as the country continues to curb a new wave of Omicron cases.
Eighty years late: groundbreaking work on slave economy is finally published in UK
Seminal work by scholar and future politician Eric Williams, shunned for decades, is issued by mainstream imprint
Video games that diagnose, monitor and treat depression developed by scientists
Software analyses the patient's voice, eye gaze and micro-expressions along behavioural measures including reaction times, memory and error rates.
Inflation is soaring. Should the Fed unleash 'shock and awe'?
The Bank of England has already started to raise interest rates to fight inflation. The Federal Reserve is likely to follow soon. But how aggressive will America's central bank be?
Link between internet speed and political activism revealed
A new study has found that peoples’ political activism seems to inversely correlate to how fast their internet connections are
Pfizer CEO paints ‘ideal’ future of Covid vaccination
Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public
University explains why words like ‘lame’ and ‘man’ are ‘problematic’
The guide suggests employees recommend to others that they stop using offensive words
Analysis: The sky is falling for Netflix
Just like its comedy film "Don't Look Up," the sky may be falling for Netflix.
What it's like to cruise during Omicron
Cruise ships turning around mid-voyage. People placed in quarantine cabins on board. Voyages abruptly canceled. Crew members trying to appease unhappy customers.
Ireland's data centers are an economic lifeline. But environmentalists say they're wrecking the planet
In the west of Ireland lies a medieval market town, its roots steeped in legend. Beyond the labyrinth of narrow streets of the center are the chimney stacks of housing developments that still puff coal and peat.
Is British Vogue's latest cover the best way to celebrate Black beauty?
British Vogue's February cover has received mixed reviews. Here, CNN's Stephanie Busari explains why a picture meant to celebrate the beauty of African women fell flat.
The countries where Bitcoin and crypto are banned or restricted
While some countries like El Salvador are embracing cryptocurrencies, others like China are leading sustained crackdowns on their use.
UK govt seeks to spike ‘highly sensitive’ BBC spy story – reports
The government is to argue for a injunction on the grounds it would compromise overseas intelligence activities
Adele shares grief with fans by video call over postponed Vegas shows
Singer extends apologies and tears by FaceTime and social media after Covid delays to her residency dates
Withholding vaccine safety data ‘morally indefensible,’ medical journal says
The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for ‘reaping vast profits’ without proper independent scrutiny
Daily Covid infections in UK less than half recorded two weeks ago
UK detects 76,807 new cases in the past 24 hours, suggesting Omicron wave has spiked
Instagram, Snapchat sued over alleged role in girl’s suicide
The social media platforms are addictive to an extent that caused a kid to kill herself, mother claims in lawsuit
SPECIAL REPORT: The Prince and the left hand of the devil
Sky News Australia investigates allegations against the British Royal embroiled in one of the biggest scandals in living memory.
Crypto meltdown erases $1 trillion in value
Bitcoin has now shed more than 50% from its record high in November while adding further momentum to the latest meltdown in cryptocurrencies.
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