Thursday, 21 January 2021

AP

Ellen Page Reveals She Is Not A Woman But A Transgender

HOLLYWOOD: Elliot Page, a 33-year-old Canadian-American actress who has acted like a woman in several films, web series and dramas, has revealed that she is not a ‘woman’ but a ‘transgender’. Elliot Page rose to prominence when she played a 14-year-old girl in the 2005 American thriller Hard Candy. Ellen ...

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UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go

: As an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves comes to an end, the head of the United Nations challenged world leaders to make 2021 the year that humanity ends its “war on nature” and commits to a future free of planet-warming carbon pollution. With new reports highlighting ...

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Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey’s 2016 coup

ANKARA: A Turkish court sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences Thursday, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. A total of 475 defendants, including some generals and fighter jet pilots at ...

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UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law

LONDON: Telecom companies in Britain face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed in Parliament on Tuesday that is aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China’s Huawei. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill tightens security requirements for new high speed 5G wireless ...

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Prince William welcomes new probe into 1995 Diana interview

LONDON: Prince William has “tentatively welcomed” an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a BBC interview in 1995 with his mother, Princess Diana, royal officials said. William, who is second in line to the throne, said in a statement that the probe is “a step in the right direction.” He ...

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BoE asks banks how ready they are for sub-zero rates

LONDON: The Bank of England asked banks on Monday how ready they are for zero or negative interest rates, following up its announcement last month that it was considering how to take rates below zero if necessary. Other central banks have pushed rates into negative territory in an attempt to spur ...

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Czech government to tighten coronavirus measures

PRAGUE: The Czech government will tighten coronavirus measures to curb soaring infections and hospitalisations but will seek to avoid the kind of blanket lockdown imposed in the spring, government officials said. The nation of 10.7 million has recorded Europe`s fastest rate of growth in new cases per capita in recent ...

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FBI says thwarted plot to kidnap US state governor

NEW YORK: The FBI said on Thursday it thwarted a plot to overthrow the Michigan state government and kidnap its governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and had probable cause to charge six men with a failed operation that involved reaching out to a militia group. The operation will be announced at a ...

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ICC forging ahead with World Test Championship despite virus

(AP) Cricket’s global governing body is forging ahead with plans to stage an inaugural World Test Championship final in 2021, despite the disruption caused to the international game by the coronavirus outbreak. The International Cricket Council devised the championship to give some context to dozens of test series taking place ...

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