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Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert
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Researchers are racing to determine whether a fast-spreading variant in South Africa poses a threat to COVID vaccines’ effectiveness.

Black Friday: Which? warns over price offers
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Consumer association Which? says most products were cheaper or the same before last year's event.

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all charges
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A jury has reached a verdict in the homicide case against Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who claimed he shot three men, two fatally, in self-defense during a 2020 protest.

Belarus says camps on Polish border have been cleared of people
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Minsk now appears keen to defuse border crisis, which has claimed lives of 13 people

Portugal's remote working law is a 'game changer,' but what's changed?
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No phone calls after hours, help with internet bills and remote working rights for parents are just some of the changes in a new law approved by Portuguese lawmakers.

Elon Musk says he's using a Twitter poll to determine the future of 10% of his Tesla shares
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Musk previously indicated he was likely to sell "a huge block" of his options in the fourth quarter.

Reports: The American republic is in dire peril, new book warns
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Historian Victor Davis Hanson’s ‘The Dying Citizen’ rails against the forces of globalists, unelected elites, and ‘evolutionaries’

Reports: FDA approves Pfizer jab for kids, but even they don’t seem sure it’s safe
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American children have no choice but to act as experimental test subjects for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to determine the jab’s safety,

Health: Ros Atkins on: why people are using a horse drug
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In the US, a drug called Ivermectin is being touted as a way of treating or preventing for Covid-19, with celebrities such as podcast host Joe Rogan

Joe Biden gets a win on global taxes at his first G20 as President
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President Joe Biden's first day at the Group of 20 Summit began Saturday with the President achieving one of his core objectives for the global conference -- an endorsement of a 15% global minimum tax from world leaders.

Hiker lost for 24 hours ignored calls from rescuers because of unknown number
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A hiker lost on a mountain in Colorado ignored repeated calls from rescuers — later explaining that they had been unfamiliar with the phone number, authorities said.

Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse
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Facebook’s crackdown seems to have had a limited effect. Even today, a quick search for “khadima,” or “maids” in Arabic, will bring up accounts featuring posed photographs of Africans and South Asians with ages and prices listed next to their images.

Putin rails against cancel culture and suggests teaching gender fluidity to kids is a 'crime against humanity'
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Putin, who vies to project a macho image, has been condemned worldwide over his anti-LGBTQ policies and rhetoric.

Pope calls for universal basic income, shorter working day
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In a video message to the Fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements on Saturday, Pope Francis called for a universal basic income, education, and healthcare, a shorter working day, and praised the protest movement that followed the murder of George Floyd. He urged participants to dream ...

Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19
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Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.

Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful
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Millions of documents reveal offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials

5 Midwest States form ‘REV Midwest’ Coalition to increase EV Charging Stations
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Five American Midwest states just announced that they will work together to increase the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will form the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or “REV Midwest.” The memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to create a regional framework to accelerate vehicle electrification in the Midwest. […]

EXCLUSIVE PwC offers U.S. employees full-time remote work
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Accounting and consulting firm PwC told Reuters on Thursday it will allow all its 40,000 U.S. client services employees to work virtually and live anywhere they want in perpetuity, making it one of the biggest employers to embrace permanent remote work.

Lines at U.K. gas stations as Brexit, Covid-19 and global price hikes bite
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"We'll move heaven and earth to do whatever we can to make sure that shortages are alleviated," one government minister said.

Michigan planning to build America’s first electrified road for charging EV
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Michigan is planning to build the first public road in the United States where electric vehicles can charge wirelessly while driving. The ‘Inductive Vehicle Charging Pilot’, announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, aims to embed inductive charging technology into a stretch of road that enables electric vehicles with appropriate equipment to charge while driving. The Michigan […]

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