Tuesday, 18 January 2022

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Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills at least 23

PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images MEXICO CITY – An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent the train plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. Rescuers found four bodies inside a rail car that ...

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Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years

Elaine Thompson/AP New Delhi: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates on Tuesday (May 4, 2021) announced to split after 27 years of marriage and said that they no longer believe that they can grow together.  A joint statement released by Bill Gates read, “After a great deal ...

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Baidu rolls out paid driverless taxi service in Beijing

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING – Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service on Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China. Unlike previous Baidu autonomous driving demonstrations in Beijing, this was the first time there was no safety driver sitting behind ...

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3D-printed home in Dutch city expands housing options

(AP: Peter Dejong) EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekkers’ new home is a 94-square meter (1,011-square foot) two-bedroom bungalow that resembles a boulder with windows. The curving lines of its gray concrete walls look and feel natural. But they are actually at the cutting edge of housing ...

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Yahoo and AOL sold, again, for $5 billion

AOL and Yahoo are being sold again, this time to a private equity firm. Verizon will sell Verizon Media, which consists of the pioneering tech platforms, to Apollo Global Management in a $5 billion deal. Verizon said on Monday that it will keep a 10 per cent stake in the ...

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to win Test series

AP Photo PALLEKELE – Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second Test to clinch the two-match series 1-0 at Pallekele on Monday. Chasing a daunting 437 to win, Bangladesh were dismissed for 227 in the first session of the fifth and final day. The first Test ended ...

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Blinken presents new North Korea approach

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool) LONDON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday opened the Group of Seven s first in-person talks in two years by presenting the new administration s fresh approach on North Korea, which has already denounced it. With Covid raging in India but increasingly coming under control ...

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Festival stampede kills at least 44 in Israel

AP Photo At least 44 people died and 103 were injured after midnight Thursday due to a stampede at an Israeli festival attended by tens of thousands of people, local media reported. The tragedy happened in Mount Meron in northern Israel during a festival celebrated every year on the eve ...

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India grieves 200,000 dead with many more probably uncounted

AP Photo NEW DELHI – Three days after his coronavirus symptoms appeared, Rajendra Karan struggled to breathe. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, his son drove him to a government hospital in Lucknow, the capital of India’s largest state. But the hospital wouldn’t let him in without a registration slip ...

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Boeing 777s grounded around the world

© ASSOCIATED PRESS  (Hayden Smith via AP) NEW YORK – Boeing 777s have been grounded around the world after the US aviation regulator announced an investigation into the United Airlines flight that suffered an engine failure on Saturday, showering debris over homes in Denver. The aircraft’s manufacturer recommended the grounding ...

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