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Face Mask Use on Election Day Clarified
The Elections Office wishes to clarify to voters that, due to the high turnout expected on Election Day, the wearing of face masks or coverings is encouraged but is not a requir...
"Hi David...": Personal Texts Between Former UK PM & Chancellor Released Amid Greensill Lobbying Row
In response to a Freedom of Information Request, the released information revealed that Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised ex PM David Cameron " to pushed the team to explore" an a...
Serious Assault in Bodden Town, 10 April
Shortly after 5:00PM on Friday, 9 April, officers responded to a report of an assault involving a machete, at an address off Cumber Avenue in Bodden Town.
Can China Topple Dollar's Dominance With Digital Yuan?
The American reserve currency received a lot of criticism in recent years largely because of the quickness with which Washington slaps sanctions on other countries. All sorts of...
Cryptocurrency A Chinese 'Financial Weapon' Against USD, PayPal's Peter Thiel Says in Bizarre Speech
Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual event on US-China relations for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the major investor in cryptocurrencies and fintech firms made numerous accusations...
‘Up to 80%’ of people in Sicily refusing AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine over safety concerns
The vast majority of people offered the Oxford/AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine Vaxzevria on the southern Italian island of Sicily are refusing to take it, according to the region...
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its domi...
Big Earrings: A New Trend Directly From London's Punk Style
Turn heads with an artfully-stacked collection of hoops, studs, and charms.
Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for about $16 billion -source
Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications Inc at about $16 billion, according to a source familiar w...
Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens
China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful comp...
Personal Data Of 1.3 Million Clubhouse Users Leaked Online
The Verge quoted a report by Cyber News as saying that a SQL database with users'' IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an onl...
Canada's Telesat takes on Musk and Bezos in space race to provide fast broadband
Canada’s Telesat is racing to launch a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to provide high-speed global broadband from space, pitting the satellite communications firm...
S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push
South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co agreed on Sunday to settle disputes over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology, avoiding a potential setba...
China Mulls Mixing Different COVID-19 Vaccines To Improve Efficacy Of Jabs
Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.
Prince Harry will attend the funeral. Meghan advised not to travel.
The Duke of Sussex will fly in from his home in the US to join other members of the Royal Family at the ceremony but he will be coming alone. The Duchess of Sussex, who is pr...
Bitcoin Breaks $60K, Ether Hits New ATH in Early Saturday Trading
Bitcoin’s price neared its all-time high of $61,712 early Saturday while ether (ETH) set a new all-time high at $2,190.
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Pregnant Meghan to miss Prince Philip’s funeral but Harry will fly home to UK
Pregnant Meghan Markle has been advised by her doctor not to fly to the UK for the Prince Philip’s funeral.
BBC News presenter dons black blazer on air after announcing Prince Philip death
BBC News presenter Martine Croxall wore a black jacket after announcing that Prince Philip had died, aged 99.
Queen 'will never abdicate' but Charles and Anne likely to take on more duties
The Queen will never abdicate her throne but is likely to step back slightly and let Prince Charles take on more responsibility after the death of Prince Philip, according to ro...
Schools fear second grading fiasco for GCSEs and A-levels
Heads are under pressure to carry out too many assessments and use data on previous pupils’ performance, teachers warn
Sunak urged to back Biden corporate tax plan ‘worth £13.5bn a year’
Campaigners say US global blueprint would help raise billions from multinationals and tech giants
‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problem
Three senior academics in medicine, chemistry and physics share their experiences and thoughts on how to improve underrepresentation
Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
The pandemic is once again causing governments to pit incompatible ideas of freedom against each other
Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches
The leaked data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profiles, and other details. It's the latest in a recent string of data breaches.
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