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 2021-12-03 11:40 

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American, Russian Children's Stories Show Different Depictions Of Emotions: Study...

How do parents and the literature in Russia and the U.S. differ in terms of emotions they depict? Russian parents are more likely to read to their children stories that depict negative "challenging"; emotions, a study has found....

 2021-12-03 10:20 

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Infographic: The Hotspots Of Modern Slavery...
 2021-12-03 10:12 

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UAE Buys Record 80 French Fighter Jets As Macron Starts Gulf Tour...

The United Arab Emirates signed a record 14-billion-euro contract for 80 French-made Rafale warplanes and committed billions of euros in other deals as President Emmanuel Macron kicked off a Gulf tour on Friday.The biggest international order ever made fo...

 2021-12-03 02:23 

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Chinese Ride-hailing Giant Didi To Delist From New York Exchange...

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Friday it would start the process of delisting its shares from the New York stock exchange and prepare a Hong Kong listing, shortly after US regulators adopted a rule that would allow them to remove foreign fir...

 2021-12-02 15:07 

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Barnier Out As French Conservatives Pick Finalists For Presidency...

France's conservative party on Thursday chose its finalists for the nomination to challenge Emmanuel Macron in the 2022 presidential election, narrowing down contenders to a hard-right MP and the Paris region chief but excluding ex-Brexit negotiator M...

 2021-12-02 13:41 

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Twitter Shuts Propaganda Accounts In Six Countries...

Twitter on Thursday said it had shut down nearly 3,500 accounts that were posting pro-government propaganda in six countries, including China and Russia. The vast majority of the accounts were part of a network that "amplified Chinese Communist Party ...

 2021-12-02 13:00 

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Bizarre Creature That Looks Like 'Cheeseburger With Teeth' Found By Fisherman [Photo]...

A Russian fisherman has discovered an unusual sea creature that resembled a "cheeseburger with teeth."Roman Fedorstov, a 39-year-old fisherman from Murmansk, was working on a commercial fishing boat when he came across the bizarre-looking creature...

 2021-12-02 10:05 

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Hong Kong Launches China-style Tracking App For Mainland Travel...

Hong Kongers travelling to China will need to download a tracking app similar to those used on the mainland, local officials said Thursday as they try to meet Beijing's strict coronavirus demands.The app will allow mainland authorities to access a per...

 2021-12-02 06:50 

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Shuttered Hong Kong Democracy Paper Wins Press Freedom Award...

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the staff of his now-shuttered Apple Daily newspaper have been awarded a prestigious press freedom prize by the World Association of News Publishers.Apple Daily, formerly Hong Kong's most popular pro-democra...

 2021-12-02 05:59 

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NFT Glee's Bitcoin Bob Sells Out In Record Time, Drop Scheduled In Next 2 Weeks...

NFT Glee sold out its Bitcoin Bob NFT, whose demand easily outstripped supply. Bitcoin Bob was the first of a unique series of trading algorithms as NFTs that the firm had planned to roll out....

 2021-12-02 03:51 

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Hong Kong Quarantine Pushes Cathay Pilots To 'Breaking Point'...

Cathay Pacific has been hit by a wave of pilot resignations in recent weeks as resentment over Hong Kong's strict quarantine regime boils over and crew scramble for emerging opportunities overseas.The departures come as Hong Kong ties itself to Beijin...

 2021-12-02 02:20 

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Top Oil Producers May Freeze Output Amid Omicron Concerns...

Major oil producers are due to meet Thursday to decide on output levels from January onwards, which could be frozen as the new Covid variant Omicron sparks turmoil.The OPEC+ alliance led by Saudi Arabia and Russia has so far resisted US-led pressure to si...

 2021-12-01 16:18 

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Guernsey Issues 40 EU Fishing Licences Amid France Row...

Guernsey on Wednesday issued fishing licences to 40 European Union boats, in the latest move over post-Brexit access rights that has seen Paris and London at loggerheads and blockades threatened. Some 58 vessels sent applications, together with positional...

 2021-12-01 12:20 

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Russia Test-Fires Zircon Hypersonic Missile That Can Travel Nine Times The Speed Of Sound...

Russia said it successfully test-fired Zircon hypersonic cruise missile that can fly at nine times the speed of sound with a range of 1,000 kilometers in a surprise announcement to world powers including the United States and China who are racing to devel...

 2021-12-01 11:40 

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North Korean Boy Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Watching Movie...

A 14-year-old boy in North Korea has been arrested for allegedly watching a South Korean movie. The teenager was reportedly sentenced to 14 years of hard labor for watching the film....

 2021-12-01 03:29 

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Vintage Cars Show Racy Past Of Iran's Toppled Royalty...

Before they were ousted by the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran's royal family enjoyed a lavish lifestyle with a taste for fast cars quite unlike any ever built.Now, after half a century hidden away, the royal racers are back on show, with the Iran Histo...

 2021-12-01 01:59 

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Afghan Babies Succumb To Hunger As Winter Descends...

When six-week-old Zubair arrives at a clinic for malnourished children in Afghanistan, doctors initially give him only a few hours to live.And as he battles under a survival blanket his mother looks on -- her feelings swinging desperately between fear and...

 2021-11-30 19:11 

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Why Did Jack Dorsey Step Down As CEO Of Twitter? Social Media Exec Speaks Fondly Of Bitcoin...

Jack Dorsey announced Monday that he would step down as CEO of Twitter, stating that the company is "ready to move on from its founders."The 45-year-old had been with Twitter since its inception in 2006. In an email to company employees that he po...

 2021-11-30 14:46 

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Iraqi Cleric Sadr's Bloc Declared Biggest Election Winner...

Iraq's Shiite Muslim firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr was Tuesday confirmed the biggest winner of last month's parliamentary election that had sparked charges of voter fraud from pro-Iranian factions....

 2021-11-30 11:20 

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Author Of 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' Plans To Buy More Bitcoin And Ether Amid Rising Inflation...

The author of the New York Times bestseller 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' has revealed plans to buy more Bitcoin and Ethereum, among other assets, amid rising inflation.In a tweet last week, Robert Kiyosaki said, "Dollar Tree becomes $1.25 Tree. Inflati...

 2021-11-30 10:55 

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Germany Jails Iraqi Jihadist For Life For Yazidi Genocide...

A Frankfurt court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to an Iraqi man who joined the Islamic State group for genocide against the Yazidi minority, in the first verdict worldwide to use the label.Taha Al-Jumailly, 29, was found guilty of genocide, crimes aga...

 2021-11-30 07:39 

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Uber Eats To Quit Hong Kong After Five Years...

Online food delivery platform Uber Eats announced on Tuesday it will quit Hong Kong at the end of 2021, ending five years of a battle for a share of the competitive food delivery market.Uber announced the "difficult decision" in an online statemen...

 2021-11-30 06:54 

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Pakistan To Host Islamic Meeting On Afghanistan...

Pakistan has offered to host a summit of foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) next month to address the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.The United Nations has repeatedl...

 2021-11-30 04:04 

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Afghanistan's Tumultuous Year And Uncertain Future...

Few nations endured as tumultuous a year as Afghanistan in 2021, and the country's woes are far from over as a bitter winter draws in....

 2021-11-30 03:42 

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German Court To Rule In Yazidi 'Genocide' Case...

A Frankfurt court will decide Tuesday whether an Iraqi man who joined the Islamic State group is guilty of genocide against the Yazidi minority, in what could be the first verdict worldwide to use the label.Taha Al-Jumailly, 29, who allegedly joined IS in...

 2021-11-29 12:50 

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'Malicious Actors' Performing Crypo Mining Via Compromised Cloud Accounts...

"Malicious actors" are using compromised Google cloud accounts for solving the computations involved in cryptocurrency mining, the Alphabet-owned tech giant said in a cybersecurity report.Proof-of-Work blockchain networks like Bitcoin or Filecoin ...

 2021-11-29 11:20 

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It's Not The Money You Make; It's The Money You Avoid Losing...

I won't let my clients invest in bitcoin.I have doubts about whether cyber currency works. I have concerns about bitcoin's adverse environmental impact. I also don't like how bitcoin can facilitate cyber ransom, drug trafficking, terrorism, an...

 2021-11-29 06:13 

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'Simpsons' Tiananmen Episode Missing From Hong Kong Disney+...

An episode of 'The Simpsons' in which the cartoon American family visit Tiananmen Square has been removed from Disney's streaming channel in Hong Kong at a time when authorities are clamping down on dissent.The missing episode adds to concerns...

 2021-11-29 04:09 

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New Omicron Variant Infects Younger People, 'Relatively Mild' Compared To Delta: Experts...

The new Omicron variant, first discovered in South Africa, infects younger people than older people but causes milder symptoms than the highly contagious Delta variant, according to a health expert. In South Africa, COVID-19 cases caused by the B.1.1.529 ...

 2021-11-29 02:44 

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China's Twitter-like Weibo Plans $547 Mn Hong Kong Listing...

US-listed Chinese microblogging platform Weibo is seeking to raise up to $547 million in a share offer in Hong Kong, documents showed Monday, the latest China tech company to list closer to home as tensions with the United States rise.Several US-listed Ch...

 2021-11-28 05:18 

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Barbados Will Spur Others To Ditch The Queen: Experts...

On a rainy night in Hong Kong in 1997, Prince Charles read a message from his mother Queen Elizabeth II, as Britain handed back sovereignty of the territory to China after more than 150 years of UK rule.On Monday, nearly a quarter of a century on, Charles...

 2021-11-27 20:36 

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Iraqi Family Of Channel Shipwreck Victim Mourn Her Death...

In a simple house in northeast Iraq, the parents of Maryam Nuri Hama Amin mourn the loss of their beloved daughter who drowned trying to reach her fiancee in Britain."She wanted a better life," her father Nuri Hama Amin said, still reeling from sh...

 2021-11-27 19:30 

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Taliban Regime Won't 'Interfere' In Other Countries' Affairs: PM...

The Taliban co-founder and now prime minister of Afghanistan Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund pledged Saturday that his government will "not interfere" in other countries' internal affairs, and urged international charities to continue offering a...

 2021-11-26 02:56 

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North Korea Bans Leather Coats, Claims It's 'Impure' To Copy Kim Jong Un's Style...

Authorities in North Korea have recently banned its people from wearing leather trench coats, saying it is "impure" to copy the fashion style of its leader Kim Jong-Un.The garb first rose to popularity in 2019 after the country's state media s...

 2021-11-25 12:01 

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PlanB's $98K-In-November Forecast Fired Up Bitcoin Mania But Now Seems Like A Fading Dream...

As Bitcoin kept rising to its all-time high of nearly $69,000 on Nov. 9, the popular cryptocurrency seemed to be eerily following a path that PlanB had predicted for it — to rise to $98,000 in November, and $135,000 in December. But then, like one o...

 2021-11-25 11:04 

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US Salvage Ship To Join Race To Recover Crashed F-35 Amid Worries Russia May Snatch It...

The U.S. Navy is dispatching a salvage ship and crew to help recover the U.K's F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter that crashed in the Mediterranean last week. This comes amid fears that Russia might get its hands on the wreck of the jet to glean ...

 2021-11-25 02:19 

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Russian Court To Consider Closure Of Top Rights Group Memorial...

Russia's Supreme Court will on Thursday consider a request to shut down Memorial, the country's most prominent rights group and a pillar of its civil society.Founded by Soviet dissidents including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov in 1989...

 2021-11-24 16:51 

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Outcry After Iran 'Shocking' Execution Of Young Murder Convict...

The UN, EU and rights groups accused Iran of flouting its international obligations after Tehran's execution Wednesday of a young man convicted for a murder he allegedly committed as a minor.The EU "recalls yet again that death sentences for crime...

 2021-11-23 19:33 

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Justice Department Cites 'Confluence Of Harms' In Appeal To Restore Business Vaccine Mandate...

The Justice Department on Tuesday announced an appeal to unfreeze President Joe Biden's executive order mandating that big businesses vaccinate their workforce....

 2021-11-23 09:35 

International Business Times

Hong Kong Independence Activist Jailed For Secession...

A young Hong Kong democracy activist was sentenced to three and a half years behind bars on Tuesday after pleading guilty to secession under the city's sweeping national security law.Tony Chung, 20, is the youngest person to be convicted under the new...

 2021-11-23 05:56 

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IMF Urges El Salvador Against Using Bitcoin As Official Currency...

The International Monetary Fund on Monday warned El Salvador against using bitcoin as official tender given the risks associated with the cryptocurrency, a day after the country announced plans for the world's first "Bitcoin City".El Salvador,...

 2021-11-23 04:04 

International Business Times

The Passengers On The Bus Go ZZZ On Hong Kong Nowhere Route...

Most of us will have experienced drifting off to sleep during a lengthy bus journey. But would you pay to do just that? That's the idea behind a novel tour bus business in Hong Kong billing itself as a possible cure for insomnia.On a recent sunny Sund...

 2021-11-23 03:20 

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US Justice Dept To Pay $130 Mn To Parkland Victims' Families Over FBI Blunder...

The US Justice Department is expected to pay $130 million to the families of victims of the 2018 Parkland shooting in Florida because the FBI failed to investigate two tip-offs about the gunman who went on kill 17 people at the high school, the New York T...

 2021-11-22 21:43 

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US Slaps Sanctions On Another Nord Stream Firm...

The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on another company involved in the controversial Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline even as it stops short of more drastic steps.Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States was imposing sa...

 2021-11-22 10:52 

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Russian Caviar Prices Surge Ahead Of Holidays...

Russians looking to indulge in their traditional winter holiday treat of red caviar will be disappointed this year as prices have hit historic highs, official figures showed Monday.With Russia battling surging inflation, state statistics agency Rosstat sa...

 2021-11-22 01:04 

International Business Times

Taliban To Afghan Networks: Stop Airing Shows With Women Actors...

Afghanistan's Taliban authorities on Sunday issued a new ''religious guideline'' that called on the country's television channels to stop showing dramas and soap operas featuring women actors.In the first such directive to Afghan m...

 2021-11-20 02:53 

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Historic Development: Afghanistan's Disappearing Box Cameras...

Haji Mirzaman was just a teenager when he started taking photos using a homemade wooden box camera in his cousin's studio in downtown Kabul....

 2021-11-20 02:01 

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Back On All Fours With Titanium Paws For Russia Rescue Dog...

Monika the Russian rescue dog is ready for her new life after she was fitted with four prosthetic titanium paws in a pricey and complex operation paid for by a crowd-funding campaign....

 2021-11-19 20:46 

International Business Times

Jimmy Hoffa Found? Search Reignited Following New Potential Clues...

One of the most powerful labor organizers in the U.S., Jimmy Hoffa, disappeared in 1975, and now investigators are hunting for his body again, the FBI confirmed Friday.Current investigations led the FBI to a New Jersey landfill in October, according to th...

 2021-11-19 17:27 

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Stocks, Oil, Euro Slide On Austria Partial Lockdown...

US and European stock markets fell Friday and the euro slumped as Austria announced a new partial lockdown to try to curb surging Covid cases, triggering heavy losses for oil prices.The restrictions in Austria will begin Monday and vaccination against Cov...

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