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Spain braces for heatwave of ‘extraordinary intensity’
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Country warned of risk of orange dust storms as forecasters predict France will see hottest May on record

Delhi sees record temperature as mercury soars above 49 degrees Celsius in parts of city, IMD predicts relief tomorrow
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The mercury rose to a whopping 49.2 degrees Celsius at Mungeshpur in northwest Delhi and 49.1 degrees Celsius at Najafgarh in southwest part of the city IMD said on Sunday. However, a little relief is expected in the coming days, said Mahesh Palawat, Vice President (Meteorology and Climate Change) of Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency.

House prices now at a record 8.8x NZ incomes
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Home ownership is further away from New Zealanders than ever, as average residential prices climb to a record 8.8 times the average household income.

SCOTUS leaker unlikely to be convicted, former prosecutor says (Not classified information)

It looks like draft opinions of the supreme Court do not qualify as classified information.

U.S. forgives 40,000 student loans, provides aid to 3.6 million more
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Student loan debt is seen as a drag on the economy, burdening young professionals for years after graduation, while the wide availability of loans has contributed to rising tuition.

Pay Me More or I Quit: Workers Play Risky Game With Their Bosses
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More than 60% of Americans say using a job offer from another company for the sole purpose of receiving a salary increase is an ethical practice.

MIT graduate students vote to unionize, 66% in favor
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75% of 3,823 eligible graduate students voted, with 1,785 students (66%) voting in favor of unionization and 912 students (34%) voting against.

Ukrainian forces use Russians’ ‘blazing sun’ thermobaric weapon against them
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Ukrainian soldiers have captured a Russian rocket launcher capable of firing thermobaric weapons and used it against invading troops for the first time, accordi

Polar regions record 'absurd' high temperatures: Weather quirk or unprecedented bad news?
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Late last week, temperatures broke all records in both Antarctica and the Arctic, with temperatures up to 40°C above the seasonal average not far from the South Pole. According to experts, these high…

Tesla fired an employee after he posted driverless tech reviews on YouTube
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John Bernal was a Tesla employee who showed FSD Beta to the world on his YouTube channel, AI Addict. He was fired in February.

World's largest plane destroyed in Ukraine
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The world's largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225, has been destroyed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukrainian officials, generating alarm and sadness among the aviation world in which it occupies almost cult status.

Revealed: Credit Suisse leak unmasks criminals, fraudsters and corrupt politicians
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Massive leak reveals Swiss bank’s accounts have been used by an array of high-risk clients over several decades

Belgium approves 4-day week and right to disconnect
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The package of labour reforms announced on Tuesday would also give gig economy workers more protections.

Titanium dioxide: E171 no longer considered safe when used as a food additive
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EFSA has updated its safety assessment of the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171), following a request by the European Commission in March 2020.  The updated evaluation revises the outcome of EFSA’s previous assessment published in 2016, which highlighted the need for more research to fill data gaps.   Prof Maged Younes, Chair of EFSA’s expert Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF), said: “Taking into account all available scientific studies and data, the Panel concluded that titani…

How Left Is The American Left...And Why Didn't Socialism Catch On Here?
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Every minute of every day, the media and most Americans yell about how the Democrats are going "too far left." For the rest of the world, this is an absurd statement, but the average American believes it...why? In this episode, we're talking about the Democrats, how left-wing they really are, and why socialism has never really found a foothold in the United States.

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient | AP News
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In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.

Bizarre neurological illness plagues young Canadians
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Dozens of young people with no preexisting conditions are developing symptoms of a new disease as activists and families suspect a cover-up on the part of the local government.

Bitcoin could become ‘worthless’, Bank of England warns
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People investing in the cryptocurrency should be aware of risks, central bank says

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