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 2021-08-27 08:38 

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Microsoft warns thousands of cloud customers of data vulnerability...

Microsoft says it has warned thousands of its cloud computing clients of a recently discovered flaw that left their data vulnerable for an extended period. The problem involved keys used to access Microsoft Azure's flagship database service Cosmos DB,...

 2021-08-27 08:22 

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Brazilians take first athletics golds at Tokyo Paralympics...

Brazilian athletes snagged the first track-and-field golds of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday, as elsewhere defending champions Australia booked their spot in the wheelchair rugby semi-final.A total of 45 Paralympic golds are up for grabs on Friday, with ...

 2021-08-27 07:36 

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Apple announces App Store concessions as pressure grows...

Apple has agreed to loosen payment restrictions on its App Store, a major change announced in a settlement with small developers as the US technology giant faces growing scrutiny and legal challenges over its tightly controlled online marketplace.The chan...

 2021-08-27 07:16 

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US Supreme Court ends Biden's pandemic eviction moratorium...

The US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the extension of a federal moratorium on evictions, ending a protection granted to millions who have struggled to afford rent during the Covid-19 pandemic.In a 6-3 ruling, the court sided with homeowners who claime...

 2021-08-27 06:08 

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New Zealand call on Henry as Covid replacement in Bangladesh...

New Zealand on Friday called up pace bowler Matt Henry to replace Covid-infected Finn Allen for their five Twenty20 internationals in Bangladesh.Allen, who is in quarantine in Bangladesh, will remain with the team however, New Zealand Cricket said.Henry w...

 2021-08-27 06:02 

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Refugee swimmer aims for historic Paralympic medal...

Afghanistan-born swimmer Abbas Karimi set his sights on becoming the first refugee team member to win a Paralympic medal on Friday, almost a decade after he fled his homeland seeking a new life.Karimi qualified for the final of the men's S5 50m butter...

 2021-08-27 05:50 

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Streaming giants spur film and TV shift to UK's 'golden triangle'...

A world away from Hollywood, a quaint English county is turning into the epicentre of Britain's streaming-fuelled film and TV production boom, with plans to build a studio on a crop field.Plans for the vast Sunset Studios facility near Broxbourne in H...

 2021-08-27 05:42 

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New Zealand cricket great Cairns paralysed after stroke...

New Zealand cricket legend Chris Cairns has been left paralysed after suffering a stroke during a heart operation and faces "a long road to recovery", his family said Friday.Cairns, 51, one of the world's top all-rounders in the early 2000s, s...

 2021-08-27 05:32 

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Actress hit with $46 mn tax fine as China targets celebrity culture...

Top Chinese actress Zheng Shuang was hit with a $46 million tax evasion fine Friday while references to film star Zhao Wei were wiped from video streaming sites as Beijing steps up its campaign against celebrity culture.Beijing is on a mission to rein in ...

 2021-08-27 05:28 

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Decrepit Ankara theme park tells tale of Turkey's turmoil...

The decaying dinosaur toys outside the abandoned theme park tell the tale of grand ambition, waste and troubles facing the long-ruling party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The problems started early for "Wonderland Eurasia", meant to be...

 2021-08-27 05:04 

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Mbappe's proposed Real Madrid move a financial 'win-win' for Spanish giants...

Despite the continuing devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Real Madrid have still been able to make a 160 million-euro ($188m) bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and are in a "win-win" position.The offer was rejected with PSG&...

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