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Protester killed as Iraq police wrestle to stem unrest

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two protesters died in Iraq on Tuesday as police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse stone-throwing youths demanding reform of what they see as a corrupt political system. An Iraqi demonstrator burns tires to block a road during ongoing anti-government protests…

How to Look at the 2020 Superbowl Without the need of Cable

Image: ShutterstockThe Kansas City Chiefs are taking on San Francisco’s 49ers Sunday in Super Bowl LVI. This year’s game officially kicks off at 6:30pm ET on FOX. If you have cable or even a digital antenna, then that means you can just tune in on your television to watch all the action. If you don’t…

a hundred several years of the United kingdom Labour Party’s ups and downs

Image copyright Getty Images The new Labour leader faces a huge task. The party's performance at the 2019 General Election was its worst since 1935. Battered over Brexit, losing support in previous strongholds, and led by Jeremy Corbyn whose personal ratings were among the lowest ever recorded, Labour took a hammering.Can the new leader turn…

Coronavirus: Foreigners evacuated from Wuhan as China loss of life toll rises

Image copyright AFP Hundreds of foreign nationals are being evacuated from Wuhan, the centre of China's coronavirus outbreak, as more deaths and cases are confirmed.Australia plans to quarantine its evacuees on Christmas island 2,000km (1,200 miles) from the mainland.Japan, the US and the EU are also repatriating their citizens.British Airways has suspended all flights to…

Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend’s brother is suing the Amazon CEO for defamation, claiming he was falsely accused of offering incriminating pictures to the Countrywide Enquirer

As the saga of Jeff Bezos, his nude selfies, and his leaked affair with Lauren Sanchez continues, a new development has arisen – Sanchez's brother Michael Sanchez is now suing Bezos for defamation.Bloomberg reports Sanchez has accused the Amazon CEO and his security consultant Gavin de Becker of telling journalists that Sanchez leaked Bezos' nude…

Countless numbers rally in Morocco from Trump Mideast peace program

Rabat (AFP) - Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the Moroccan capital Sunday to protest against a new US Middle East peace plan which the Palestinians say favours Israel.Carrying Palestinian flags, the demonstrators, including local politicians and trade unionists, marched in Rabat chanting "Long Live Palestine".They called for a boycott of American products, denounced…

Coronavirus outbreak ‘just beginning’ outdoors China, says professional – Reuters India

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday. The Chinese government’s senior medical adviser has said the…

Judge Sees DoorDash’s Bullshit, Orders Arbitration With Over 5,000 Workers

Image: API hereby stan for Honorable United States District Judge William Alsup, the California sharpshooter who gives tech companies a piece of his mind, and us some delightful reading in the court documents. This week, for example, when denying Apple’s motion to dismiss a consumer fraud complaint, he devoted two full paragraphs clarifying his position…

Russia is closing its two,600-mile border with China amid fears about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Russian officials have ordered closed more than half of the crossing points along its 2,600-mile border with China, citing concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus that has so far sickened nearly 8,000 people around the world and killed 170 within China."We have to do everything to protect our people," Russian…

Fergal Keane: BBC Africa editor actions down after PTSD analysis

Image caption Fergal Keane reports for news programmes such as The Andrew Marr show The BBC's Fergal Keane is stepping down from his role as Africa editor due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).His diagnosis was the result of "several decades of work in conflict zones around the world", said the BBC's head of newsgathering, Jonathan…

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NATO’s image worsens sharply in France, United States, study shows

BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - NATO's public image in the United States and France worsened sharply last year, according to a Pew Research Center study, after U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron questioned the value of the Western alliance.Positive views of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which relies on the commitment of…
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Noom competitor OurPath rebrands as 2nd Nature, raises $10M Collection A

Back in 2018, OurPath emerged as a startup in the U.K. tackling the problem of diabetes. The company helped customers fight the disease, and raised a $3 million round of funding by combining advice from health experts with tracking technology via a smartphone app to help people build healthy habits and lose weight. Now rebranded…

GNI Subscriptions Lab expands to Europe to enable publishers expand earnings

The news industry continues to face tough challenges as the way people find and access information changes. At the same time, we’re seeing promising results from publishers who are developing new business models and ways of working to support high quality journalism in the digital age. Our Google News Initiative is designed to support this…

‘Friends’ Solid to Reunite for Exclusive HBO Max Unique – Variety

February 21, 2020 2:00PM PT Friends” cast is reuniting for an exclusive untitled unscripted special on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the original “Friends” soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank to celebrate the long-running series, which ended…

The Entire world Was Meant to Get rid of This Greenhouse Gas—But Emissions Strike a New Superior Instead

Photo: GettyThe world’s quest to reduce an extremely potent greenhouse gas isn’t going as well as we thought it was, according to a new study. HFC-23, known as fluoroform, is a greenhouse gas that has 12,000 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide does. Findings, published in Nature Communications on Tuesday, show that emissions…