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Analysis: What we know about the Queen's health
It's rare for the Queen to scrap an engagement so when she does, the immediate question for many here in Britain is: "How serious is it?"
Investors go crazy for Trump social network
Donald Trump’s announcement of his own social media network after being kicked off Twitter and Facebook has sparked a frenzy from investors eager to get on board.
Covid: Home working likely to be best way to curb virus - scientists
Advising people to work from home is likely to have the most impact on stopping Covid spreading this winter, scientists advising the government say.
Luxembourg to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis
Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday.
London has more statues of animals than it does of women and people of color, a new study says
London has more public sculptures of animals than it does of women or people of color, a new study has revealed.
Austin Is Getting a Village of 3D-Printed Affordable Homes-and They Look Incredible
A year ago, ICON proved it could 3D print a home you’d actually want to live in. Now, it’s building a cluster of 3D-printed homes for the homeless.
Moscow is going back into lockdown as Covid-19 deaths multiply in Russia
Moscow will impose a 10-day lockdown from next week in an effort to curb soaring Covid-19 cases, the city's mayor has said, as Russia endures its worst-ever phase of the pandemic.
NHS England Covid app outage shows problems of single centralised system
Analysis: app falling offline caused frustrated users to be turned away from flights and venues
Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
Revelations about World Doctors Alliance pages raise questions about platform’s efforts to control misinformation
Diners slam Gordon Ramsay's 'tasteless' burgers as food takes 'an hour'
DINERS have slammed Gordon Ramsey's burger joint claiming the food is "tasteless" and "takes an hour".
Government should tell obese to eat less, says ex-minister Lord Robathan
A Conservative ex-minister has urged the government to "tell people they must not eat so much" in an effort to stop them getting "grossly overweight".
France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content
Social media firm announces deal after long-running battle with national and regional newspapers
Facebook signs copyright agreement with French media after prolonged talks, paving way for tech giant to pay for news content
Tech giant Facebook has reached an agreement with parts of the French press concerning the copyrights of articles and stories shared on its platform. The firm also announced the launch of Facebook News in France, due in 2022.
Google Pixel 6 phones launch with custom chips and aggressive pricing
Top new Androids have bigger cameras, Tensor processor and five years of support
Bitcoin or gold? Which is best buffer against inflation as crypto hits record high
BITCOIN hit a fresh high today, nudging $67000 after another dizzying rally which has seen the world’s most popular cryptocurrency more than double in price in three months.
Nerve disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome added as very rare side effect for AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in UK
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has added a serious nerve disorder as a possible side effect to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after a handful of cases were linked to the jab.
Weight loss: 'Food has been my happiness'
The BBC followed India, 28, before and after gastric sleeve surgery.
Kim Kardashian’s 10 Greatest Handbags Ever
Her collection of iconic pieces from Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Dior is appropriately epic.
Third Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine 95.6% Effective: Study
The clinical phase three trials were conducted when Delta was the prevalent strain, Pfizer said in a statement.
Apple iPhone 13 - all the latest deals
Details have emerged about what it’s going to cost customers to run the iPhone 13, Apple’s latest range of smartphones that the company recently revealed.
Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal
Paypal approached digital pinboard site Pinterest, which has 478m active users, about possible acquisition, Bloomberg News reports
Apple iPhone 13 mini review: still the boss of small phones
Mini model trounces competition with great camera and performance, but isn’t the best iPhone for the year
A New Prefab Hotel in Uruguay Seems to Melt Into the Landscape
Thanks to a sleek, mirrored facade, these prefab cabins at a new hotel and winery in Uruguay all but disappear into the mountains.
The Luxury Sneaker Brand that’s Devoted its Ethos to Sea Life Conservation
Independent British brand LØCI keeps the fashion-conscious consumer in mind by creating limited pairs of sustainable and vegan sneakers.
You Must See Dior's Men's B30 Sneakers
The Dior B30 Sneakers, which combine the world of runners with that of luxury, prove to be the coolest shoes for next season.
A Madrid Artist’s Studio Is Filled With Sunlight, Texture, and Creative Inspiration
Zooco Estudio creates a sublime workspace on the top floor of a painter’s home.
NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”
Thomas Friedman claims in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now were controlled by only the USA . He sees the Chinese regime as “brutal” because th...
Serenity Awaits at These Prefab Cabin Rentals on Vashon Island
The light and bright 570-square-foot units are just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington, perfect for a weekend getaway.
The Best Street Style at Taipei Fashion Week Spring 2022
See the latest street style looks from the spring 2022 shows in Taipei here.
The True Cost of Upgrading Your Phone
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, once compared buying an iPhone for $1,000 to buying a cup of coffee a day over a year. No big deal, right? But financial advisers see this differently. By some estimates, an investment of $1,000 in a retirement acc...
Pinterest shares soar on reports PayPal may buy it
Pinterest's stock surged on Wednesday following a report that digital payments company PayPal is looking to potentially buy the bookmarking website.
The UK has more new Covid-19 cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined
Last December, as the first of several worrying Covid-19 variants ripped through the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the unwelcome decision to cancel Christmas plans for millions of Brits.
UK govt must crack down on apps promoting extremism, Labour leader Starmer says, taking special aim at Telegram
The UK government must do more to crack down on platforms that fail to tackle violent content online, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said, taking special aim at messenger app Telegram.
Alibaba's Jack Ma Spotted In Spain In Rare Trip Abroad After China Scrutiny: Report
The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticised China's regulatory system in a speech last year.
Hacker is blocked after tweeting evidence of having the personal details of almost EVERY Argentinian via attack on govt database
A hacker who has reportedly stolen the personal data of nearly all 45 million Argentinian citizens after breaking into a government ID database, and who shared the evidence on Twitter, has been suspended from the platform.
UK competition watchdog slaps Facebook with £50 million fine for information breach
Facebook has been fined £50.5 million by the British government for breaching an order imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority concerning the tech giant’s purchase of video database company Giphy.
G20 Leaders To Address Climate Challenge Ahead Of COP26: Italy
At the summit of Group of 20 advanced economies meeting on October 30 and 31, "we will anticipate some of the negotiations that take place during COP26 in Glasgow", the Italian premier told lawmakers.
Moscow orders unvaccinated over-60s to stay home for 4 months
Millions of Russians face strict new Covid-19 restrictions from this week after a slow vaccination drive, an overwhelmed health care system and widespread mistrust in government combined to plunge the country into its most deadly phase o...
The first bitcoin ETF finally begins trading
Cryptocurrency investors finally got what they've been clamoring for as the first bitcoin-linked, exchange-traded fund launched Tuesday.
Fake Edward Snowden Account Removed From Telegram After Whistleblower's Outburst
Snowden previously reposted a comment saying that he had become the target of a scam network trying to promote a questionable cryptocurrency.
‘Alien’ mosquitos from East Asia taking over Italy could be vector for viruses – study
An invasive species of mosquito from East Asia is slowly spreading throughout Italy and could serve as a vector for viruses, according to a new scientific report.
Snowden Criticises Telegram for Not Deleting His Fake Account
Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Edward Snowden on Monday criticized the instant messaging app Telegram for not taking down a fake account that published inappropriate content using his identity.
China Vows To open Up Market, But US Sees No Change
China has been fighting a trade war with US over accusations that it does not play fair.
Britain's Lloyds Bank to close another 48 branches
Lloyds Banking Group will close a further 48 branches across England and Wales, the British lender said on Wednesday, as it seeks to further cut costs by trimming its physical network.
Why we place too much trust in machines
While many people might claim to be sceptical of autonomous technology, we may have a deep ingrained trust of machines that traces back to our evolutionary past.
Employers May Have To "Pay More" Amid Labour Shortage, Says Top US Official: Report
US earnings have moved up only gradually in recent years, although they have begun to move upward as the economy reopens following the pandemic shutdown. But inflation also has gathered speed, undermining much of the gains.
Facebook ‘to change its name as part of rebrand’
Facebook is planning to change its name as part of a dramatic company rebrand, according to reports.
"Guilty Of Nothing": Jair Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Senate Panel's Pandemic Charges
The 66-year-old leader quickly rejected the accusations, insisting he was "guilty of nothing." Brazil is one of the world's hardest hit countries with more than 600,000 deaths from the pandemic.
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