Friday, 14 May 2021

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Queen’s speech ushers in new UK parliament

Reuters Photo LONDON – Queen Elizabeth unveiled the British government’s plans for the next term of parliament in a speech delivered at the House of Lords. In what would have normally been a pompous ceremony filled with royal regalia, this year’s Queen Speech was a muted event due to the ...

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At least 8 killed in Russian school shooting

Relatives of students of school No 175 where two attackers opened fire; at least one teacher and eight students are reported dead. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images) MOSCOW – At least seven school children and one teacher were killed and many more wounded after a lone ...

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Cryptocurrency Ethereum breaks $4,000 to hit record high

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo LONODON – Cryptocurrency Ethereum broke $4,000 for the first time on Monday, climbing to a new peak for a third day in a row on bets it may find new uses, although some analysts said it was overvalued at current levels. Ethereum, the second-largest coin by market ...

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LAPD probes Amber Heard’s assault claims against Johnny Depp

Reuters Photo HOLLYWOOD actor Amber Heard is reportedly looking at four years in jail if convicted for ‘staging’ crime scenes against Johnny Depp in their defamation case hearings. The report was brought forward in a report by German outlet titled BILD and according to its findings, the Aquaman star is ...

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Bengaluru violence could mar Apple’s ‘Make In India’ plans

Citynews NEW DELHI – Violence at a Wistron Corp factory in southern India is likely to stall the company’s and its client Apple Inc’s drive to expand local manufacturing while forcing the government to redouble efforts to encourage foreign investors. wages, destroyed equipment and vehicles at a Wistron plant in ...

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New protests called after Jerusalem clashes wound over 200

© Mohamad Torokman © Reuters JERUSALEM – Israel braced for more protests Saturday after clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound wounded more than 200 people and as the US, EU and regional powers urged calm after days of escalating violence. In the unrest following prayers on Friday, Israeli riot police ...

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Pakistan added to e-commerce giant Amazon sellers list

REUTERS/File Photo NEW YORK – US e-commerce giant Amazon has finally added Pakistan to its approved seller list, announced adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Twitter. “We have finally made it. Amazon will be adding Pakistan its Sellers’ List within a few days. We ...

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Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech

REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud NEW YORK – Facebook Inc oversight board’s extension of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s banishment from the social network failed to settle how it will balance political leaders’ freedom of speech and its responsibility to make sure hateful rhetoric does not incite violence. The 20-person board, which includes ...

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