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03 December 2020 07:28 PM
Web Summit: Oculus co-founder talks China and military AI

Web Summit: Oculus co-founder talks China and military AI

Virtual reality firm Oculus VR's co-founder has accused other tech chiefs of refusing to work with the US military for fear of alienating China.In a virtual chat at Web Summit, Palmer Luckey said US t...

03 December 2020 07:27 PM
Coronavirus: MLA calls for extended Christmas school break

Coronavirus: MLA calls for extended Christmas school break

The SDLP's education spokesperson has called for schools to close for Christmas on 11 December.The West Tyrone MLA, Daniel McCrossan, made his comments on social media, saying pupils should be taught ...

03 December 2020 07:25 PM
Pat Patterson, first openly gay professional wrestler, dies aged 79

Pat Patterson, first openly gay professional wrestler, dies aged 79

Canadian professional wrestling star Pat Patterson, the first openly gay performer in the industry, has died at the age of 79, officials say.Patterson, who created the original format for the popular ...

03 December 2020 07:23 PM
What has brought India's farmers to the streets?

What has brought India's farmers to the streets?

Just like the big fish eat small fish, big businesses will eat us up now, says Rakesh Vyas, a farmer camping outside India's capital, Delhi.Tens of thousands of farmers like Mr Vyas from the neighbour...

03 December 2020 07:22 PM
India Muslim man arrested under 'love jihad' law

India Muslim man arrested under 'love jihad' law

Police in India's Uttar Pradesh state have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam.He's the first to be arrested under a new anti-conversion law that targets "love...

02 December 2020 07:04 PM
India farmers: The viral image that defines a protest

India farmers: The viral image that defines a protest

A photograph of a paramilitary policeman swinging his baton at an elderly Sikh man has become the defining image of the ongoing farmers' protest in India.The photograph, taken by Ravi Choudhary, a pho...

02 December 2020 07:03 PM
China #MeToo: Court to hear landmark case of intern versus TV star

China #MeToo: Court to hear landmark case of intern versus TV star

Six years after the alleged incident, a Chinese court on Wednesday is hearing a landmark case that analysts say could define the future of the country's #MeToo movement.Zhou Xiaoxuan - also known onli...

02 December 2020 07:02 PM
Hong Kong: Joshua Wong and fellow pro-democracy activists jailed

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong and fellow pro-democracy activists jailed

Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam have been sentenced to jail for their involvement in mass protests last year.The trio had been found guilty of unlawful assembly.The ...

02 December 2020 07:01 PM
Australia v India: Hardik Pandya helps tourists end ODI series with win

Australia v India: Hardik Pandya helps tourists end ODI series with win

India ended their one-day series in Australia on a high as they claimed a 13-run win in Canberra.Ravindra Jadeja (66) joined Hardik Pandya (92) with India on 152-5 with 18 overs left and they finished...

02 December 2020 06:59 PM
Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK from next week

Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK from next week

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination.Britain's medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which of...

01 December 2020 06:26 PM
Unilever explores four-day working week

Unilever explores four-day working week

Consumer goods giant Unilever plans to test a four-day working week in New Zealand, giving staff a chance to slash their hours by 20% without hurting their pay.The Dove soap, Marmite and Lipton tea ow...

01 December 2020 06:25 PM
'World's loneliest elephant' arrives for new life in Cambodia

'World's loneliest elephant' arrives for new life in Cambodia

An overweight elephant, once dubbed the world's loneliest, has arrived in Cambodia after being rescued from a life of misery in a Pakistani zoo.Among those who welcomed Kaavan was the pop star Cher, w...

01 December 2020 06:24 PM
Masked Indian comic superhero fights Covid-19 fear

Masked Indian comic superhero fights Covid-19 fear

India's first female comic superhero Priya, a gang-rape survivor who earlier campaigned against rape, acid attack and sex trafficking, is back to fight disinformation around the Covid-19 pandemic.In P...

01 December 2020 02:33 PM
Australian scientists map millions of galaxies with new telescope

Australian scientists map millions of galaxies with new telescope

Australian scientists say they have mapped a million new galaxies using an advanced telescope in the desert.The CSIRO, the national science agency, said its new telescope had created "a new atlas of t...

01 December 2020 02:31 PM
India builds bridge to help reptiles cross road

India builds bridge to help reptiles cross road

Forest officials have built a unique bridge for reptiles and other small animals to cross a busy highway in India's mountainous Uttarakhand state.The 90-foot (27-metre) "Eco Bridge", made from bamboo,...

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