China's Xi acknowledges Covid frustration caused protests and hints at relaxing rules, EU official says
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:25:22 GMT
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has acknowledged the frustration within China amid his government's unrelenting zero-Covid strategy, a European Union official told CNN, in his first known remarks on the protests that have erupted across the country in recent days.


Israeli journalists experience chilly reception at Qatar World Cup
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:59:02 GMT
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When special direct flights were announced from Tel Aviv to Doha for the FIFA World Cup, the scene at Ben Gurion airport was festive -- the company chartering the flight brought out a cake festooned with Qatari and Israeli flags.


Arshad Sharif's family demand justice as they grieve 'kind-hearted' journalist killed in Kenya
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:02:44 GMT
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When a prominent Pakistani investigative journalist was shot dead by Kenyan police on a dirt road on the outskirts of Nairobi, the questions began swirling immediately.


China's plans for giant new London embassy unexpectedly rejected by local officials on security grounds
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:42:04 GMT
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China's plans for a giant new embassy opposite the Tower of London have been unanimously rejected by local councillors on the grounds they pose a security risk to local residents, in a surprise decision that comes amid growing concerns over Beijing's diplomatic activity in the United Kingdom.


Hate speech surges on Twitter after Musk takeover, new research shows
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:47:39 GMT
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New Twitter owner Elon Musk declared last month that "hate speech impressions" had dramatically fallen on the platform since he took over.


How an arcane 96-year-old law stopped the rail strike
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:42:56 GMT
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Most labor disputes never end up being debated in Congress. But thanks to a nearly century-old law that regulates labor relations only when it comes to railroads and airlines, what otherwise would be strictly an economic issue became a political one.


Tesla delivers its first electric Semi trucks promising 500 miles of range
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 03:05:47 GMT
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Tesla made the first deliveries of its Semi truck to customers Thursday evening, five years after the heavy-duty hauler was first unveiled. The event included two truck cabs decked out in the livery of Pepsi and Frito-Lay, PepsiCo's snack foods subsidiary.


Analysis: Why the Fed may finally loosen its grip
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 01:02:14 GMT
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I don't know about y'all, but I could use some hopeful news today. So here's what I've got: Inflation appears to be a really, this time a easing.


This fire has burned 4,000 years without stopping
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:29:25 GMT
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"This fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped," says Aliyeva Rahila. "Even the rain coming here, snow, wind -- it never stops burning."


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It's official: now avoid credit card interest into 2024
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Experts: this is the best cash back card of 2022
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Turn Your Rising Home Equity Into Cash You Can Use
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What Chinaas Zero-COVID Policy Means for the Pandemicain China and the Rest of the World
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 20:50:30 +0000
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As the Chinese publicas frustrations about zero-COVID policies mount, health experts are learning about the approach's pros and cons.

Why aUnion Joea Chose to Make it Illegal for Rail Workers to Strike
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 20:43:35 +0000
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After campaigning as the most pro-union candidate ever, Biden decided the economy was a bigger priority than rail workers' bargaining power

Top Republicans Are Attacking Hakeem Jeffries as an ‘Election Denier.’ Here’s Why That Label Is Misleading
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:58:54 +0000
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In tweets, news interviews, and House hearings, Jeffries called to question the legitimacy of Trump's 2016 election. But calling him an 'election denier' conflates different issues.

SpaceX Plans to Beat NASA in Launching the Biggest Rocket Ever
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:57:41 +0000
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SpaceX tests its Starship rocket in a dramatic engine burn, setting the stage for a launch more powerful than NASA's mega moon rocket

Why Lady Chatterley’s Lover Was Censored For DecadesaAnd How It Finally Reached the Masses
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:47:04 +0000
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The novel, a new adaptation of which is now on Netflix, was originally published in the late 1920s but did not reach mass audiences until closer to 1960

The Author of Spoiler Alert on Making a Movie About His Lifeaand Changing the Ending
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:29:16 +0000
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Michael Ausiello on the new movie adaptation of his memoir, starring Jim Parsons

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Shadow Loomed Over Congress’ First Crypto Hearing Post-FTX Collapse
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:14:30 +0000
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aThe risks of trading crypto have come into sharp focus in the past few weeks,a one senator said at the hearing.

Elon Musk Delivers Tesla’s Electric Semi Trucks to PepsiCo
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:19:30 +0000
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Electrifying big commercial vehicles is crucial to transitioning to more sustainable, climate-friendly transportation.

Tiny Blood Clots May Be to Blame for Long COVID Symptoms, Some Researchers Say
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:25:54 +0000
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But not all experts are convinced

The Knock-On Climate Impacts of China’s Zero-COVID Policy
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:21:38 +0000
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Chinaas zero-COVID policyaand the subsequent outrageahave a wide range of implications, including for climate change

Suspect in 2017 killing of two Indiana teen girls 'has nothing to hide,' attorneys say
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:37:21 GMT
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Attorneys for the suspect in the 2017 killing of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana, said in a statement Friday that their client "has nothing to hide. "


The investigation into the stabbing deaths of four Idaho students continues -- but not without confusion over a key case detail
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:28:53 GMT
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As many University of Idaho students returned to campus this week, the police investigation into the stabbing deaths of four of their peers continued -- but not without confusion over a key case detail.


7 students at LA middle school sent to hospital after suspected overdose of unknown substance
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:30:06 GMT
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Seven students at a Los Angeles-area middle school were sent to the hospital on Thursday after experiencing "mild-to-moderate distress" following a suspected overdose of an unknown substance, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a release.


Former San Antonio police officer who shot unarmed teen in a McDonald's parking lot has been indicted for attempted murder, prosecutor says
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:46:41 GMT
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A former San Antonio police officer has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges after he shot an unarmed 17-year-old in a McDonald's parking lot in October, prosecutors announced Thursday.


US Navy sends a message to adversaries with a rare submarine port visit in Indian Ocean
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:20:28 GMT
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The US military wants its adversaries, as well as allies, to know that, for the first time, a US Navy nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine docked at the remote island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as part of an extended months-long deployment.


Biden signs legislation to avert rail shutdown
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:34:07 GMT
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President Joe Biden on Friday signed legislation to avert a rail shutdown after congressional lawmakers raced to pass the measure amid concerns over the economic danger posed by a possible strike.


Biden administration considering migrant proposal mirroring Trump-era policy
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:59:18 GMT
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The Biden administration is seriously considering an asylum proposal that would bar migrants from seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border if they could have received refuge in another country they passed through, mirroring Trump-era asylum limits, according to two sources familiar with discussions.


Lawsuit claims legislation used to fund DeSantis' migrant flights is unconstitutional
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:33:07 GMT
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Three non-profit immigrant rights organizations have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue, claiming that the state is "infringing upon the federal government's immigration system by creating a separate, parallel immigration system."


Covid broke the economy. No one knows what's next
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 20:53:56 GMT
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Each week brings head-scratching contradictory news about the economy. Tthis past week was no different, with a batch of economic reports showing that a despite the recession talk a the US economy shows remarkable resilience.


US economy added a robust 263,000 jobs in November
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:13:18 GMT
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The US economy added 263,000 jobs in November, defying aggressive action from the Federal Reserve to cool the economy and bring down decades-high inflation.


Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended after Elon Musk says it violated rule against incitement to violence
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 08:24:42 GMT
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Kanye West's Twitter account was suspended early Friday morning after Elon Musk said it violated the platform's rules on inciting violence.


Binance pauses withdrawals after warning two crypto tokens may have been hacked
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:42:19 GMT
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The crypto industry just can't catch a break this year.


What we know about suspects after rescue of caged 'sex slave'
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Bear poaching investigation underway
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Woman found dead in ditch in 1995 identified
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2 attempting to scam Starbucks in 3 states arrested
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Man and his pet rat escorted off bus
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'Route 91 bandit' suspect arrested by FBI
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Missing student's body found, suspect in custody
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Girl who called 911 for her father honored
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Water study could delay commercial construction
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Arrest made in brutal beating, robbery
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How a December flood 40 years ago wiped town off the map
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UPS Semi-truck goes off bridge, catches fire
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Farmer recreates 'Christmas Vacation' movie scene
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On Cam: Catalytic converters stolen from dealership
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First day at work ends with clerk nearly stabbed
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Iowa State Fair cuts vendors over fraud concerns
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Boy armed with knife accused of having hit list
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Finland's Sanna Marin says Europe would be in trouble without US
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 21:39:47 GMT
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"I must be brutally honest with you," Sanna Marin says. "We would be in trouble without the US."

Ukraine war: EU set to approve cap on price of Russian oil
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:33:14 GMT
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The European Union agrees a cap of $60 a barrel on exported Russian crude, after Poland gave its backing.

Ukraine war: Can we expect peace talks to begin?
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:34:09 GMT
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Joe Biden says he is willing to sit down with Vladimir Putin, but when might peace talks take place?

Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa leader's future in doubt amid scandal
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:35:12 GMT
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South Africans wait with bated breath as ANC leaders adjourn crisis talks.

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy after Sandy Hook verdict
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:56:05 GMT
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He was recently told to pay almost $1.5bn (APS1.2bn) for claiming a 2012 school shooting was a hoax.

Indonesia set to punish sex before marriage with jail time
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:36:39 GMT
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The parliament is set to pass a new law which would also outlaw pre-marital cohabitation.

'Rats will hate this job posting' - New York City seeks rat tsar
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:11:47 GMT
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New York City is recruiting a director of rodent mitigation - or rat tsar - for its war on the pest.

Ukraine war: Russia demands annexations recognised before talks
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:32:20 GMT
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The Kremlin says the West's refusal to recognise its seizure of Ukrainian land makes talks harder.

Drone footage shows deadly flooding in parts of Brazil
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:48:53 GMT
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Thousands of people have been displaced after recent heavy rains in parts of the country.

Poland says stolen Kandinsky auctioned in Germany
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:06:11 GMT
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The German auctioneer suspends finalisation of the sale after an angry response in Poland.

Ukraine war: Animal eye packages sent to eight embassies across Europe
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:06:57 GMT
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Ukraine's foreign ministry says a "campaign of terror" is taking place against its embassies.

No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:25:40 GMT
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EU airlines will be able to install equipment that lets them provide 5G on board planes by June 2023.

Chris Dawson: Husband in podcast-famous case jailed for murder
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 05:02:44 GMT
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Chris Dawson is sentenced for killing his wife Lynette Dawson, who disappeared in Sydney in 1982.

Ukraine war: Learning to survive in Ladyzhyn, a town with no heating
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:24:08 GMT
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Ladyzhyn's 18,000 people went without heating for a week after Russian missiles hit its power plant.

Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa's president considers future amid corruption scandal
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:55:58 GMT
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South Africa's ruling party is discussing the president's future, after corruption allegations.

Kanye West Twitter ban: A timeline of the rapper's downfall
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:44:31 GMT
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He's been banned from Twitter again after two turbulent months - but how did we get here?

Ukraine war: Germany to cover energy bills as gas prices soar
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 01:42:24 GMT
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Germany is spending a!300bns to shield its people from soaring energy bills. Will it work?

Egypt mothers misled into Caesarean sections - campaigner
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:01:18 GMT
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Egypt has a high Caesarean section rate, with doctors accused of using it for cash and convenience.

China protests: The young people powering the demonstrations
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:24:52 GMT
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Driven to breaking point by zero Covid, educated young Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's rule.

Africa's week in pictures: 25 November - 1 December 2022
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 01:01:34 GMT
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A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.