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New EU ‘right to repair’ laws require technology to last for a decade
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New devices will also have to come with repair manuals and be made in such a way that they can be dismantled using conventional tools

Engine Explosion Spurs Boeing 777 Groundings in U.S., Asia
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An explosive engine failure that showered debris over a Denver suburb prompted airlines in Japan and South Korea to halt flights using Boeing Co. 777 aircraft and spurred U.S. regulators to order emergency inspections of the engine’s fan blades.

Regulators probe engine blow-outs as older Boeing 777s suspended
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Showers of jet engine parts over residential areas on both sides of the Atlantic have caught regulators' attention and prompted the suspension of some older Boeing planes from service.

CZECH CASTINGS - Manipulated Women With Promises of Modeling Contracts to Coerce Sex From Them
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...after the police raided their offices and arrested the ten employees inside, the truth has finally come out...

China bans BBC World News from broadcasting
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China has criticised the BBC for its reports on coronavirus and persecution of the Uighurs.

To Hell With Duverger’s Law: Replacing the GOP
dennissanders.medium.com/to-hell-wi… 
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We are told that starting new political parties in America is a waste of time. History demands we try.

Black Jobs Matter
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I used to believe that people would judge me on my skills and not skin color. Experience taught me otherwise.

India protests: Internet cut to hunger-striking farmers in Delhi
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Tensions are rising in Delhi where thousands of farmers are demanding agriculture reforms be repealed.

Losses on short positions in U.S. firms top $70 billion - Ortex data
reuters.com/article/us-retail-tradi… 

Short-sellers are sitting on estimated losses of $70.87 billion from their short positions in U.S. companies so far this year, data from financial data analytics firm Ortex showed on Thursday.

How Air Ambulances (Don't) Work
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IKEA Buys 11,000 Acres of U.S. Forest to Keep It From Being Developed
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IKEA recently bought an 11,000 acre forest in Georgia to keep it from being developed as part of its carbon reducing strategies.

Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again 'too early'
bbc.com/news/business-55751150 
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A former Boeing manager says more investigations are needed on the plane, grounded after two crashes.

China builds massive Covid-19 quarantine camp for 4,000 people as outbreak continues
edition.cnn.com/2021/01/20/asia/chi… 
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China is rushing to build a massive quarantine camp that can house more than 4,000 people, after an outbreak of Covid-19 this month that has left tens of millions of people under strict lockdown.

Woman Is Sentenced to 43 Years for Criticizing Thai Monarchy
nytimes.com/2021/01/19/world/asia/t… 
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Lawyers said it was the longest sentence yet for violating Thailand’s notoriously harsh lèse-majesté law.

U.S. Automakers Plead for Government Help in Growing Chip Crisis
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American automakers are asking the U.S. government to help solve a debilitating shortage of computer chips that is closing auto factories worldwide and could restrict production until the fall.

Norway Raises Concern Over Vaccine Jabs for the Elderly
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Norway expressed increasing concern about the safety of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine on elderly people with serious underlying health conditions after raising an estimate of the number who died after receiving inoculations to 29.