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Indian farm protests remain strong after 70 days
Farmers in Punjab, India, have left their fields, families and crops to march to the capital New Delhi to voice concerns about new agricultural laws passed by the Indian government.
They argue that the three laws will deregulate crop pricing, reduce income and allow private players in the sector, leaving them vulnerable to large corporations.
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China Launches Driverless Taxi Service Ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic
The upcoming Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place across China's Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou cities, starting in early February 2022. However, the games have been th...
Huawei's HarmonyOS Reportedly to Allow Google Play Services Interoperability, Weibo Tipster Reveals
The news comes as numerous smartphone devices such as the foldable Mate X2, Mate 30, MatePad Pro and others have begun receiving notifications to upgrade from EMUI 11 to the new...
Biden's Wall Street cop is putting Robinhood on notice
Gary Gensler, the newly installed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, put Robinhood and Citadel Securities on notice Thursday about a potential crackdown in the ...
China sees domestic tourism boom as Covid-19 fears ease
People in China are flocking to sites across the country in large numbers as the authorities look to boost the domestic tourism industry in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
McCarthyism 2.0: Twitter Shuts Down Accounts Attempting To Evade Trump Ban
Trump was banned from Twitter, where he had more than 88 million followers, and multiple other social media platforms following the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol by hi...
Twitter Pressures Users to Self-Censor 'Offensive' Replies to Tweets
The Twitter team behind new "prompts" to users over replies that its artificial intelligence moderator has deemed offensive said they were so effective that it caused a third of...
UK ministers urged to make tech giants responsible for scams
Coalition of organisations including City of London police and Which? demand social media sites vet adverts
Major Tesla investor dumps a big chunk of shares
A major shareholder in Tesla has become bearish about the company.
US Can Prevent Millions Of Covid Cases By Vaccinating Half Its Population By Summer
The study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows the lives, hospitalisations, and costs that can be saved by even relatively small increases in vaccination coverage.
1920s Windsor Square Residence in Los Angeles
The century-old dwelling features original details restored to their lustrous sheen, all complemented with tasteful updates for modern living.
Tucker Carlson's Fox News colleagues call out his dangerous anti-vaccination rhetoric
Some of Tucker Carlson's colleagues at Fox News are objecting to his reckless anti-vaccination rhetoric. They are speaking out in small ways on Twitter -- but they are not being...
Apple Invests $410Mln in Optical Tech Firm That Supports Face Recognition
A US tech company named II-VI, a leading developer of optical technology, received a $410 million award from Apple Computer’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund to develop new componen...
Money to Germany above life of all the others: On Covid Vaccines, Germany Says Patent Protection "Must Remain"
The US suggestion for the lifting of patent protection for Covid-19 vaccines has significant implications for vaccine production as a whole," said a government spokeswoman.
IBM says it has created the world's smallest and most powerful microchip
The semiconductor industry's constant challenge is to make microchips that are smaller, faster, more powerful and more energy efficient — simultaneously.
‘Some evidence’ more women than men get rare blood clots with AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab, but difference ‘small’ – UK drug regulator
Women may be more likely than men to suffer unusual blood clots after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 jab, although the difference is not significant, the UK's medi...
The Best Behind the Scenes Photos From Chanel’s Cruise 2022 Show in the South of France
Style du Monde’s Acielle photographed the atmosphere and backstage action at Chanel’s cruise 2022 show in Les Baux-de-Provence, France.
NASA Warns It Would Fail to Prevent Asteroid Heading Towards Earth From Crashing Into Europe
The simulation was carried out during a planetary defence conference organised by the United Nations. According to the findings of the study, the international community is unpr...
SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA contract for lunar lander
SpaceX secured a $2.89 billion NASA contract to build spacecraft that will land astronauts on the moon for the first time in five decades.
Moderna Vaccine 96 Per Cent Effective In 12-17 Year-Olds, Study Shows
Two-thirds of the 3,235 participants in trials in the United States received the vaccine and one-third were given a placebo.
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to auction ticket for first space tourism flight
Blue Origin - after spending more than six years developing its space tourism rocket, New Shepard - has finally set a date for its first commercial passenger mission, July 20, a...
US Homeland Security Reportedly Eyeing Outside Firms to Monitor Extremists Online
In the wake of the 2020 racial justice and protests, federal authorities came under severe scrutiny after investigators with the US Department of Homeland Security compiled inte...
Elon Musk on Mars: 'You might not come back alive'
There may not be a bigger promoter of the idea that humanity should go to Mars than Elon Musk. But Musk is once again in the news for admitting, though not for the first time, t...
NASA Suspends SpaceX Moon Mission Contract Following Recent Musk, Bezos Spat on Twitter
NASA awarded SpaceX the lunar contract earlier in April, beating out billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics. For the first time since the Apollo pro...
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