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China is massively expanding its weather-modification program, saying it will be able to cover half the country in artificial rain and snow by 2025

China is massively expanding its weather-modification program, saying it will be able to cover half the country in artificial rain and snow by 2025

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.China is massively expanding its weather-control project, and is aiming to be able to cover half the country in by 2025, the government Tuesday.The practice of "" was discovered in the US in 1946 by . China launched its own similar program in the 1960s.Dozens of other countries — including the US — also have such programs, but Beijing has the world's largest, employing around 35,000 people, In a statement, China's State Council said that the country's cloud seeing...

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Protesters in Myanmar are using the three-finger salute from 'The Hunger Games' to oppose the military coup

Protesters in Myanmar are using the three-finger salute from 'The Hunger Games' to oppose the military coup

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...We’ve simplified our name. Now we’re just “Insider.” Thank you for reading!Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Protesters across Myanmar opposing  have adopted the three-finger salute from "The Hunger Games."Myanmar military chief Min Aung Hlaing declared a state of emergency early on February 1 in a mater of hours.After a week of sporadic opposition, tens of thousands...

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Jailed Russian critic Alexei Navalny released a video accusing Putin of secretly building a $1 billion coastal palace funded through bribes

Jailed Russian critic Alexei Navalny released a video accusing Putin of secretly building a $1 billion coastal palace funded through bribes

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Alexei Navalny, the archcritic of Vladimir Putin, accused the Russian president of building a secret $1 billion coastal palace funded through a bribes-for-access scheme.Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, or FBK, on Tuesday and a describing a palace built near Gelendzhik on the Black Sea.The FBK said its report was based on interviews with contractors, blueprints, and publicly accessible documents. The Kremlin dismissed the...

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Trump plans to leave Washington, DC, before the inauguration because he doesn't want to fly out as an ex-president or ask to borrow Air Force One from Biden, report says

Trump plans to leave Washington, DC, before the inauguration because he doesn't want to fly out as an ex-president or ask to borrow Air Force One from Biden, report says

President Donald Trump wants to leave Washington, DC, before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration because he doesn't want to go out as an ex-president or ask to borrow Air Force One, .Biden is due to be on Wednesday amid a heightened security presence prompted by by Trump supporters.Trump said on January 8 that the inauguration, making him the first departing president to refuse to attend his successor's ceremony .Instead, CNN said, Trump plans to leave the White House before the midday swearing-in ceremony. His team is working on gathering a large crowd to see him off, the network...

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Trump has been told he could face massive damages for the Capitol riot even if he avoids criminal charges, with one advisor reportedly telling him: 'Think OJ'

Trump has been told he could face massive damages for the Capitol riot even if he avoids criminal charges, with one advisor reportedly telling him: 'Think OJ'

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...President Donald Trump has been warned that he could face massive civil damages over last week's Capitol riot even if he avoids criminal charges, with one advisor telling him to "think OJ," .Thousands of Trump's supporters at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday after attending an event where Trump stirred up the audience, telling them to "fight like hell."The mob , and four members of the mob and one police officer .Since the riot,...

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The Trump administration is mulling immunity for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, who is accused of sending a hit squad to kill an exiled spy chief

The Trump administration is mulling immunity for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, who is accused of sending a hit squad to kill an exiled spy chief

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.President Donald Trump's administration is deciding whether to offer immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was accused in a US federal court of trying to kill an exiled spy chief, Monday.In August, Saad al-Jabri, who spent decades at the top of the Saudi Interior Ministry, in Washington, DC, , Canada, in October 2018.Canadian border agents denied entry to the hit squad, known as the "Tiger Squad Defendants," the complaint said. According to...

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Australia has become the first country to abandon a vaccine attempt, scrapping a $750 million project after the shot wrongly gave some people positive HIV test results

Australia has become the first country to abandon a vaccine attempt, scrapping a $750 million project after the shot wrongly gave some people positive HIV test results

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Australia has become the first country in the world to scrap a coronavirus vaccine project, after a shot developed as part of the $750 million scheme saw trial participants falsely test positive for HIV.The University of Queensland and the Australian biotech firm CSL had been conducting clinical trials on a prototype vaccine with the backing of the Australian government and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.But at , Prime Minister Scott...

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Trump's inner circle is telling him that Giuliani and the rest of his legal team are making him look like an idiot, report says

Trump's inner circle is telling him that Giuliani and the rest of his legal team are making him look like an idiot, report says

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Multiple confidants of President Donald Trump are telling him the behavior and actions of his legal team are making him "look like an idiot," as , citing two people with knowledge of the conversations in a report Wednesday.Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who has acted as Trump's personal attorney since 2018, to the US election result on November 14.Since , Trump has made few public appearances, leaving Giuliani to take center stage as Trump...

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Chinese state media warns Trump is preparing a 'final madness' on Beijing, as reports say his team are readying weighty sanctions to mark his final weeks

Chinese state media warns Trump is preparing a 'final madness' on Beijing, as reports say his team are readying weighty sanctions to mark his final weeks

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Chinese state media say Beijing can expect a "final madness" from Donald Trump, following reports that the president is planning a show of strength before he leaves office in January. and reported earlier this month that against China to mark the last weeks of his presidency.According to the outlets, possible moves include:On Monday,  said the reports signaled that Trump was likely to unleash a "final madness" against Beijing."The shift in China policy is...

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The White House planted 2 political operatives in the CDC to keep tabs on director Robert Redfield and his scientists, report says

The White House planted 2 political operatives in the CDC to keep tabs on director Robert Redfield and his scientists, report says

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The White House planted two political officials with no public health experience at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep tabs on the agency and its scientists, according to .Nina Witkofsky was appointed as senior advisor to CDC Director Robert Redfield at the agency's Atlanta headquarters in June and within weeks had been promoted to CDC acting chief of staff.The second political arrival, Chester "Trey" Moeller, is Witkofsky's...

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A teen computer whizz is poised to become 'the Patron Saint of the Internet' after Pope Francis declared he had enacted a miracle from heaven

A teen computer whizz is poised to become 'the Patron Saint of the Internet' after Pope Francis declared he had enacted a miracle from heaven

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A ghost.A 15-year-old Italian computer whizz took the first step towards becoming "the Patron Saint of the Internet" on Saturday, after the Pope deemed him responsible for a miracle.Carlo Acutis, who died of leukemia in 2006, was beatified by the Catholic Church, becoming the youngest ever person in the modern era to receive the status, Beatification signifies that a person has entered heaven and that they now can guide those who pray to them. It's the first step...

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The UK is telling ministers to cozy up to the Biden camp, as Boris Johnson is 'writing off Trump' in the upcoming US election

The UK is telling ministers to cozy up to the Biden camp, as Boris Johnson is 'writing off Trump' in the upcoming US election

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Boris Johnson's government has told ministers to forge ties with the Joe Biden campaign, sensing that Donald Trump is likely to lose the US election, "They're writing off Trump in No 10 (the prime minister's official residency) now," a senior Conservative Party aide told the newspaper.The paper said that Johnson and his team viewed a series of private polls indicating that Biden had a 70% chance of winning on November 3.With 23 days to go, most public As a...

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Rick Santorum says asking Trump to condemn right-wing extremists is unfair because they're his base

Rick Santorum says asking Trump to condemn right-wing extremists is unfair because they're his base

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The Republican former Sen. Rick Santorum said that asking President Donald Trump to condemn right-wing extremists was unfair because it meant alienating Trump's supporters.Santorum, who in 2012 lost out to Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for president, appeared on CNN and suggested the debate moderator Chris Wallace set Trump up."The Democrats owe a lot to Chris Wallace," Santorum said. "He asked two questions, where he was asking the president to do...

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Pro-Putin media are pushing a narrative that Alexei Navalny was hospitalized after heavy drinking, rather than poison, which his supporters say is a smear

Pro-Putin media are pushing a narrative that Alexei Navalny was hospitalized after heavy drinking, rather than poison, which his supporters say is a smear

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Several pro-Kremlin outlets in Russia are floating a new theory as to how President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken opponent, Alexei Navalny, , suggesting he may have poisoned himself or had suffered from alcohol poisoning.Kira Yarmish, Navalny's press secretary, on Thursday that he had fallen ill during a flight from Tomsk, Siberia, to Moscow on Thursday morning and was taken to hospital after the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk."We assume that...

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Women-led countries handled the coronavirus pandemic 'systematically and significantly better' than those run by men, study says

Women-led countries handled the coronavirus pandemic 'systematically and significantly better' than those run by men, study says

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Countries with female leaders have handled the coronavirus pandemic "systematically and significantly better" than those run by men, A study of 194 countries by Supriya Garikipati, of the University of Liverpool, and Uma Kambhampati, of the University of Reading, found that "being female-led has provided countries with an advantage in the current crisis."A preprint of the paper, which has not been peer reviewed, was in early June. The authors also wrote...

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Chinese hospitals aborted late-stage pregnancies and killed newborns as part of a campaign to purge the Uighur culture, report says

Chinese hospitals aborted late-stage pregnancies and killed newborns as part of a campaign to purge the Uighur culture, report says

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Hospitals in Xinjiang aborted late-stage pregnancies and killed newborns as part of China's mission to erase Uighur culture, a doctor who worked in the region on Monday.Since 2016, China has interned in , which it euphemistically calls "," where Uighurs are forced to abandon their heritage and .A large part of this crackdown involves limiting Uighurs' reproductive rights and slashing the birth rate.In 2017, China passed a law limiting Uighurs and other...

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Videos emerge showing apparent atrocities in northern Syria as US envoy says Turkish-backed rebels have committed war crimes

Videos emerge showing apparent atrocities in northern Syria as US envoy says Turkish-backed rebels have committed war crimes

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The US envoy to Syria said on Wednesday that there is evidence of war crimes being committed during the Turkish offensive in the north of the country, while videos emerged on social media of apparent atrocities."We've seen several incidents which we consider war crimes," Jim Jeffrey, Donald Trump's special representative to Syria Turkey invaded northern Syria on October 9, displacing thousands of Kurds, and shelling vast areas of the war-torn country....

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A top Saudi intelligence official who fled to Canada in 2017 is suing Mohammed bin Salman, saying the crown prince sent an elite squad to kill him 2 weeks after Khashoggi's death

A top Saudi intelligence official who fled to Canada in 2017 is suing Mohammed bin Salman, saying the crown prince sent an elite squad to kill him 2 weeks after Khashoggi's death

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A former Saudi intelligence official who fled to Canada in 2017 is suing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging that the prince sent an elite hit squad to assassinate him in 2018.Dr. Saad al-Jabri, who worked at the kingdom's Interior Ministry for four decades, said in a to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia that Crown Prince Mohammed has spent the last three years trying to kill him."Dr. Saad is uniquely positioned to...

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Russia has been publishing English-language articles to spread COVID-19 disinformation to Americans, US officials said. It could skew the 2020 elections as it did in 2016.

Russia has been publishing English-language articles to spread COVID-19 disinformation to Americans, US officials said. It could skew the 2020 elections as it did in 2016.

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The Russian government is creating and proliferating English-language articles that spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, and aiming them at Americans, US officials (AP).Two officials from the secretive GRU military intelligence unit are running three websites which have together published 150 articles about the pandemic, the officials said.A number of the articles ridiculed the US response to the outbreak, as well as criticized presumptive...

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Hong Kongers are rushing to snap up luxury property in London after China imposed its draconian national-security law

Hong Kongers are rushing to snap up luxury property in London after China imposed its draconian national-security law

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Hong Kongers have been eyeing up luxury property in London in the weeks since China imposed a sweeping new law that all-but-ended the city's autonomy.In the wake of the law's passage, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that . Britain ruled Hong Kong for around 150 years until it handed it back to China in 1997.Two of London's leading luxury estate agents, Glentree International and Beauchamp Estates, told Business Insider they have both seen an increase in...

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Doctors in France have found what they say is the world's first recorded case of a child contracting COVID-19 from its mother inside the womb

Doctors in France have found what they say is the world's first recorded case of a child contracting COVID-19 from its mother inside the womb

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Doctors in France have reported what they say is the first confirmed case of a child contracting the coronavirus from their mother while still in the womb.The case was the subject of a paper titled "Transplacental transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection," . Details of the paper Until now, there has been limited evidence suggesting that a child could catch the coronavirus from inside the womb, but the paper's authors, from the Antoine Béclère hospital, in...

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The US Catholic church may be the largest recipient of federal coronavirus aid, with as much as $3.5 billion, AP analysis says

The US Catholic church may be the largest recipient of federal coronavirus aid, with as much as $3.5 billion, AP analysis says

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The Roman Catholic Church in the US received as as much as $3.5 billion in federal coronavirus loans, .On Monday, the companies and bodies it had awarded loans under the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program.3,500 loans were granted to Catholic entities at various levels — including individual parishes and dioceses, as well as schools, the AP said. The total came to between $1.4 billion and $3.5 billion.Its analysis suggested the true figure could be...

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Brazilian journalists are suing Bolsonaro for taking off his mask near them as he announced he had COVID-19

Brazilian journalists are suing Bolsonaro for taking off his mask near them as he announced he had COVID-19

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An association of Brazilian journalists is suing President Jair Bolsonaro after he removed his mask near them while giving a statement on his coronavirus infection.On Tuesday, Bolsonaro told journalists from TV Brasil, CNN, and TV Record that and was .At the end of the statement, Bolsonaro took a few steps back, took off his microphone, and took off his mask to wave and smile to the cameras.You can see the footage here:—Lu Sapori🇧🇷🇧🇷 (@ALLuSapore) The...

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Hong Kong activists are holding up blank signs because China now has the power to define pro-democracy slogans as terrorism

Hong Kong activists are holding up blank signs because China now has the power to define pro-democracy slogans as terrorism

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Hong Kong protesters are holding up white signs after China that gives it the power to label pro-democracy slogans as sedition or terrorism.Photos showed about 200 people standing on balconies surrounding the central atrium of the APM mall in the Kwun Tong district on Monday.Other photos showed people taking part in a Monday lunchtime protest at the luxury IFC mall.Most protesters held aloft white blank sheets of paper, though some still carried signs...

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