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Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, and others hacked in unprecedented Twitter attack

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, and others hacked in unprecedented Twitter attack

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our . Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019.By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.I Accept☰×The scams appear to be part of a widespread hacking operation affecting multiple accountsThe Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have been compromised in one of the most...

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More fighting as Taiwan opposition again occupies parliament | The Japan Times

More fighting as Taiwan opposition again occupies parliament | The Japan Times

Taiwan’s main opposition party again occupied parliament on Tuesday to protest against the nomination of a close aide to the president to a top-level watchdog, after fighting with ruling party lawmakers to get into the building.Violence and protests inside the chamber are not unusual in Taiwan, a spirited democracy where passions often run over.Last month fights erupted inside the chamber after lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) broke through barricades erected by the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) who had occupied it to protest against government “tyranny”.The...

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1 million people in the UK have quit smoking during the pandemic, survey shows

1 million people in the UK have quit smoking during the pandemic, survey shows

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.London (CNN)More than 1 million people in the UK are estimated to have quit smoking over the past four months , with younger people kicking the habit at a higher rate than older smokers, a new analysis shows. A further 440,000 people in the country have also used the pandemic as an opportunity to try to quit, according to the analysis by the organization Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and University College London (UCL), which used a YouGov survey of more than 10,000 people as the basis of their...

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Illegal armed groups subject Colombians to 'draconian' virus lockdowns - HRW

Illegal armed groups subject Colombians to 'draconian' virus lockdowns - HRW

United States BOGOTA (Reuters) - Leftist guerrillas and criminal organisations have attacked and killed civilians while enforcing curfews and quarantines they imposed across Colombia, ostensibly to fight COVID-19, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. While the government of President Ivan Duque declared a national quarantine in late March, illegal armed groups have imposed harsher measures in at least 11 of the Andean country’s 32 provinces, where they have taken advantage of authorities’ absence to subdue the civilian population and control movement, HRW said. “These groups impose...

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Seafood's antibiotic crisis: Fish farming is creating an animal welfare disaster

Seafood's antibiotic crisis: Fish farming is creating an animal welfare disaster

view in app--July 13, 2020 2:13AM (UTC) originally appeared on , an editorial partner site that publishes science stories by scientists.  to get even more science sent straight to you.A  has issued an urgent warning on the spread of drug resistance (, AMR) from animal to human pathogens. It identifies  as a major source worldwide. Aquaculture (fish farming) is an under-appreciated , and as  we can no longer neglect its ecological and human impacts.The challenge for the scientific and political community is to find a sustainable solution to the spread of AMR without compromising the economic...

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Palaeontologists Have Unearthed a Distinctive Hook-Clawed Dinosaur in Montana

Palaeontologists Have Unearthed a Distinctive Hook-Clawed Dinosaur in Montana

From the depths of time, out of the Hell Creek Formation, emerged the last of the hook-handed : Captain Hook... of the Prairie.This fearsome creature had a tooth-filled snout and large, viciously hooked claws. But each talon sat at the end of the most ridiculously short and stubby, single-fingered hand. For all its sharp bits and absurd limbs, Trierarchuncus prairiensis may have in fact been rather cute – if researchers' impressions of what it may have looked like can be believed – thanks to its primitive feather fluff and long tail.It was only about three metres long - tiny compared to...

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Has Germany "Done This?": A Look at the Refugee Crisis Five Years Later - DER SPIEGEL - International

Has Germany "Done This?": A Look at the Refugee Crisis Five Years Later - DER SPIEGEL - International

With its population of around 20,000, the town of Hassloch is essentially the largest village in the Palatinate region of Germany. Still, it is well known in the country for being a special place - in that there is nothing special about it. Decades ago, the realization was made that from a demographic perspective, Hassloch is a microcosm of the country at large, with its age, gender and economic breakdown roughly reflecting that of Germany as a whole. Indeed, its demography is so normal that it was chosen in the 1980s by the Society for Consumer Research as the place where new products...

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No Tokyo Games likely means no Beijing either, IOC's Dick Pound says | CBC Sports

No Tokyo Games likely means no Beijing either, IOC's Dick Pound says | CBC Sports

If the postponed Tokyo Olympics do not go ahead next year due to COVID-19 then the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will likely also fall victim to the pandemic, said long-time International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.Thomson ReutersReport Typo or ErrorAdd some “good” to your morning and evening.A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be...

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Google will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years

Google will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.London (CNN Business)Google is planning to invest $10 billion in as part of plans to make the "affordable and useful" for a billion people. CEO Sundar Pichai the investment via livestream on Monday at the annual for India event. "This is a reflection of our confidence in the future of India and its digital economy," he said in a statement. "India's own digital journey is far from complete. There's still more work to do in order to make the internet affordable and useful for a billion Indians ... from...

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Tunisia Prime Minister abruptly resigns

Tunisia Prime Minister abruptly resigns

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Tunisia's Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh handed his resignation to the country's president on Wednesday, amid a brewing political crisis.Fakhfakh was appointed prime minister by President Kais Saied in January following general elections last year that ended with no clear winner and a fractured parliament.Fakhfakh's resignation came as a campaign to oust him in a vote of no confidence gathered momentum The moderate Islamist opposition party, Ennahda, said i it had introduced the no-confidence...

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Teenage boy dies from bubonic plague after eating marmot

Teenage boy dies from bubonic plague after eating marmot

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A 15-year-old boy has died from in western Mongolia, according to government health officials.The teenager caught the after hunting and eating marmot, according to Dorj Narangerel, spokesperson for Mongolia's Ministry of Health. He died on Sunday.Marmots are large ground squirrels, a type of rodent, that have historically been linked to plague outbreaks in the region.Tests confirmed the teenager had contracted bubonic plague and authorities imposed quarantine measures in the Tugrug district of...

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Part of German abattoir hit by coronavirus can resume slaughtering

Part of German abattoir hit by coronavirus can resume slaughtering

United States HAMBURG (Reuters) - Part of a huge German abattoir and meatpacking complex at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak can reopen, German authorities said on Wednesday. The Toennies slaughterhouse and meat packing complex in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck in western Germany has been closed since mid-June after some 1,500 workers tested positive for COVID-19. This caused a lockdown for 600,000 people in the surrounding Guetersloh region that was lifted on July 6. Part of the complex was allowed on Wednesday to reopen after new health, safety and hygiene concepts were agreed, the...

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Belgium holds off on further easing steps as COVID cases turn higher

Belgium holds off on further easing steps as COVID cases turn higher

United States BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium postponed a further easing of rules on social gatherings on Wednesday after an uptick in the number of coronavirus infections, and the prime minister said she could not rule out the reintroduction of lockdowns in areas worst affected. Sophie Wilmes told a news conference that the reproduction rate of COVID-19 infections had risen above 1 once more, indicating that the virus was again spreading exponentially in the country. “This means that the epidemic is getting worse, gaining strength, even if it is still limited right now,” she told a news...

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Koronavir anti-coronavirus drug has been released in Russia

Koronavir anti-coronavirus drug has been released in Russia

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Koronavir is one of the first drugs in the world that fights not the complications from SARS-CoV-2, but directly the virus itselfMOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. The Koronavir drug for the treatment of the novel coronavirus, has been released in Russia, the R-Pharm statement made public on Wednesday said.The company noted that the drug was produced and labeled at its factory in the city of Yaroslavl."To date 7,373 drug packages have been put in civil circulation," the statement said."Koronavir is one of the first drugs in the world that fights not the...

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Huge protests rock several countries as coronavirus ignites rage against governments

Huge protests rock several countries as coronavirus ignites rage against governments

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Major are breaking out against governments in several countries after sparked fury over grievances including economic problems and alleged corruption or incompetence.Demonstrators have taken to the streets to voice their anger at perceived failures by leaders to rise to the unprecedented challenges heightened by the pandemic.In , rising public discontent coincides with record numbers of new coronavirus cases. Monday's figure topped 1,600 for the day. The current count is 42,813 confirmed cases and...

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Lebanon must stay neutral to stave off poverty, patriarch says

Lebanon must stay neutral to stave off poverty, patriarch says

United States BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon needs to stay neutral to be saved from hunger and poverty, its senior Christian cleric said on Wednesday, urging Lebanese to keep out of conflicts in Arab countries but denying he was referring specifically to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai spoke after meeting President Michel Aoun, an ally of the heavily armed Hezbollah, which has supported Iran in its power struggle with Sunni-led Arab Gulf states in the region. Lebanon is in the throes of an acute financial crisis seen as the worst threat to its stability...

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Belarus threatens opposition protesters with criminal charges - France 24

Belarus threatens opposition protesters with criminal charges - France 24

AdvertisingMinsk (AFP)Belarus said Wednesday that protesters could face serious criminal charges after hundreds were arrested at demonstrations over the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential election.Protesters took to the streets in the capital Minsk and several other cities on Tuesday after election officials refused to allow rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko to stand in the August 9 vote.Police said they had detained more than 250 people across the country, alleging the protests were sparked by "internet provocateurs".Many have been charged with administrative...

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Fighting dies down after clashes on Azerbaijan-Armenia border - France 24

Fighting dies down after clashes on Azerbaijan-Armenia border - France 24

AdvertisingBaku (AFP)Defence officials in Armenia and Azerbaijan said fighting on their border subsided on Wednesday after several days of deadly clashes raised fears of a major flare-up.At least 16 people on both sides were killed in three days of shelling that started Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics, which have been locked for decades in a conflict over Azerbaijan's separatist region of Nagorny Karabakh.The territory was seized by ethnic Armenian separatists in a 1990s war that claimed 30,000 lives, though this week's fighting took place on the countries' northern border, far from...

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At least 54 cultural assets in Kyushu damaged by heavy rain | The Japan Times

At least 54 cultural assets in Kyushu damaged by heavy rain | The Japan Times

At least 54 cultural assets including World Heritage sites have been damaged by floods and mudslides caused by this month’s heavy rain in Kyushu, local governments said Wednesday.The damaged assets include two on the UNESCO World Heritage List — the Miike Coal Mine and the Hidden Christian sites in the Nagasaki Region. The national treasure Aoi Aso Shrine, which was founded around 1,200 years ago, was also damaged.Many privately owned cultural assets are believed to have been damaged by downpours as well, according to the governments.Mudslides hit 15 locations in the Miike mine, which was...

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Chinese Spacecraft Poised for First Mars Mission

Chinese Spacecraft Poised for First Mars Mission

With a five-meter-wide, 57-meter-tall rocket waiting to blast off from China’s southern island of Hainan, the nation is quietly making final preparations for its first independent trip to Mars. When the launch window opens in mid-July, Chinese scientists will strive to send a probe to a planet that confused their ancestors with its constantly changing brightness and position in the sky.The spacecraft, called Tianwen-1, or the “Quest for Heavenly Truth,” will carry 13 scientific instruments to examine the Red Planet from orbit and on its surface. Tianwen-1 will examine how water ice is...

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Mongolian teen dies of bubonic plague after eating marmot

Mongolian teen dies of bubonic plague after eating marmot

Skip to:A 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in western Mongolia after eating marmot, as authorities impose quarantine measures.Taking a look at other global pandemic death tolls like the bubonic plague might make you feel a bit better about the current situation.A 15-year-old boy has died from bubonic plague in western Mongolia after hunting and eating marmot.Tests confirmed the teenager had contracted bubonic plague and authorities imposed quarantine measures in the Tugrug district of Gobi-Altai province. Two other teenagers who also ate the marmot are being treated with...

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US says Russian mercenaries laid land mines in Libya

US says Russian mercenaries laid land mines in Libya

The US military on Wednesday accused Russian mercenaries supporting eastern Libyan forces of planting landmines around the capital Tripoli in contravention of a UN arms embargo on Libya, the latest sign of how foreign involvement is intensifying the conflict.The US Africa Command said it had "verified photographic evidence show[ing] indiscriminately placed booby traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to Sirte since mid-June," which it attributed to the Moscow-sponsored Wagner Group private military company."Imagery and intelligence assessments show how Russia continues to...

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Soaring methane emissions threaten to put climate change goals out of reach

Soaring methane emissions threaten to put climate change goals out of reach

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.July 14, 2020, 11:17 PM UTCBy Denise ChowEarth's climate crisis is starting to look even worse than scientists had feared — in part because of just how much meat we eat and how we get around.Global emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have soared over the past decade, according to two new studies that tracked growing sources of the odorless, colorless gas. The increased methane, combined with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, could warm Earth's atmosphere by 3 to 4...

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