Wednesday, 26 January 2022

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Extreme Weather Kills 21 Ultramarathon Runners In China

Photo – Twitter BEIJING – Twenty-one people running a mountain ultra-marathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported on Sunday. After an all-night rescue operation in freezing temperatures involving more than 700 personnel, rescuers were able to ...

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Covid testing’s value shrinks in US as vaccines beat back virus

AP Photo/Jessica Hill NEW YORK – Federal health officials’ new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that most ...

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Apple CEO faces tough questions about app store competition

This courtroom sketch shows Apple CEO Tim Cook being questioned by U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers during a trial in San Ramon, Calif., on Friday. Cook described the company’s ironclad control over its mobile app store as a way to keep things simple for customers while protecting them ...

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EU Signs Contract with Pfizer for 1.8B Vaccine

FILE – Health workers prepare doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Naples, Italy, Jan. 8, 2021. Photo – Reuters LONDON – The European Union Thursday announced it has signed a third contract with Pfizer-BioNTech for an additional 1.8 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, running ...

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Andre Russell back as Windies name strong T20 squad

AP Photo / File ST. JOHN S – Andre Russell is set to play international cricket for the first time in over a year after being named in the West Indies squad on Tuesday for upcoming T20 series against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan. The T20 World Cup holders play the ...

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Tesla crash victim lauded ‘full self-driving’ in videos

Photo: KTVU-TV, via Associated Press LOS ANGELES – A Tesla car driver killed in a recent accident in California praised the automaker’s “full self-driving” features, and posted videos on his apparent Tiktok account, in which he appeared to drive with his hands off the wheel. On May 5, a Tesla Model ...

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Bancroft suggests Australia bowlers knew of ball-tampering plot

AP Photo SYDNEY – Cricket Australia Sunday said it was open to examining any new information about the 2018 ball-tampering scandal after Cameron Bancroft suggested the team’s bowlers were aware it was going on. Bancroft served a nine-month ban after being caught on television hiding yellow sandpaper, which had been ...

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Hundreds of bodies found buried along Indian riverbanks

AP Photo PRAYAGRAJ – Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washing up on the Ganges River banks, prompting speculation on social media that they were the remains of COVID-19 victims. In jeeps and boats, the ...

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Israel launches fresh attacks on Gaza, death toll rises to 139

Reuters Photo Israeli warplanes and artillery units continued pounding attacks on Gaza on Saturday. Israeli warplanes bombed the northern and southern parts of Gaza, targeting Palestinian resistance groups and a house in the north. In the south, a house that had already suffered bomb attacks was targeted a second time ...

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