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Italy’s antitrust regulator fines Google, Apple over data use

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) and iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) 10 million euros ($11.2 million) each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data. According  to  Reuters The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide "clear and immediate information" on how they collect and use the data of those who...

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Italy’s antitrust regulator fines Google, Apple over data use

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) and iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) 10 million euros ($11.2 million) each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data. According  to  Reuters The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide "clear and immediate information" on how they collect and use the data of those who...

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Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. According to Reuters Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin's website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy interior minister, was appointed as his replacement....

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Saudi Arabia to allow quarantine-free entry for passengers from India, Pakistan

Saudi Arabia will soon allow passengers from six countries to directly enter the Kingdom. #وزارة_الداخلية : السماح بالقدوم المباشر إلى المملكة من (إندونيسيا، باكستان، البرازيل، فيتنام، مصر، الهند)، دون الحاجة إلى قضاء (14) يوماً خارجها، على أن يتم تطبيق الحجر الصحي المؤسسي عليهم 5 أيام، بغض النظر عن حالة تحصينهم خارج المملكة، وذلك بدء من الأربعاء القادم.#واس_عام pic.twitter.com/Dq8IepFSX6 — واس...

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South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday. According to AP  report The coronavirus evolves as it spreads and many new variants, including those with worrying...

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New study finds India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine only 50pc effective

India’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccine is only 50 percent effective against symptomatic infections during the peak of the country’s deadly second wave, according to new research. According to APP The new data analysed over 1,000 COVID-19 cases with a test-negative control case group, matching by age and gender, according to the study here which was published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases...

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UN chief calls for immediate end to fighting in Ethiopia

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an end to fighting in Ethiopia while in Colombia's capital Bogota on Wednesday, urging Ethiopian leaders to follow the Andean country's example of peace. According  to  Reuters  Guterres, who was visiting Colombia to mark the five-year anniversary of the peace deal between the government and the demobilized leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

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Humanitarian assistance: US says it will resume talks with Afghan Taliban next week

The United States Wednesday said that it will resume talks with the Afghan Taliban next week in Qatar to address, among other issues, the fight against terrorism and the humanitarian crisis in the country. According  to  AFP The American delegation will be led by the US special representative for Afghanistan, Tom West, for the planned two weeks of discussions, State...

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WHO warns of 700,000 more COVID deaths in Europe by March

The World Health Organization has warned of alarming possible situation in Europe during winter due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the WHO spokesman expressed apprehension that another 700,000 Europeans could die due covid-19 by March and continent's death toll could rise up to 2.2 million.

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US President invites 110 countries including Pakistan to virtual democracy summit

U.S President Joe Biden has invited around 110 countries including Pakistan, Iraq and India to a virtual summit on democracy in December. According to a list posted on the State Department website, China is not invited. Turkey is also missing from the list of participants.  

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Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes makes her case to the jury in fraud trial

Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time medical entrepreneur now charged with building a fraudulent company based on promises of a revolutionary technology, returned to the witness stand Monday. According to AP report Her testimony, which focused largely on her enthusiasm based on positive early tests of that blood-testing technology, may be her best shot to avoid conviction on charges of criminal fraud....

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IAF pilot Abhinandan awarded India’s third-highest gallantry medal

Indian Airforce (IAF) pilot and Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was awarded the Vir Chakra, the third-highest Indian military honour during wartime Monday. However, Pakistanis ridiculed the Indian authorities as Abhinandan was arrested in 2019 by Pakistani forces after his MiG 21 aircraft was shot down by Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Abhinandan was captured by the Pakistan Army after his aircraft...

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U.N. warns of ‘colossal’ collapse of Afghan banking system

The United Nations on Monday pushed for urgent action to prop up Afghanistan's banks, warning that a spike in people unable to repay loans, lower deposits and a cash liquidity crunch could cause the financial system to collapse within months. According to Reuters In a three-page report on Afghanistan's banking and financial system seen by Reuters, the U.N. Development Programme...

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Multiple dead as vehicle plows through Wisconsin holiday parade

Multiple people died and over 20 were reported injured Monday when a vehicle plowed through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin's Waukesha. According to Reuters Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said a person of interest was in custody and the suspect vehicle had been recovered after the incident in Waukesha, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee. "The vehicle struck...

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Kamala Harris

For 85 minutes, Kamala Harris became the first woman with presidential power

President Joe Biden on Friday temporarily transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he was under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy for one hour and 25 minutes, according to the White House. According  to  BBC News Ms Harris, 57, was in control for 85 minutes, while Mr Biden was placed under anaesthesia for a routine colonoscopy on Friday. Mr...

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UNICEF

Young people more optimistic about the world than older generations – UNICEF

UNICEF, Young people are nearly 50 per cent more likely than older people to believe that the world is becoming a better place with each generation, according to the results of a landmark intergenerational poll. The international survey was conducted by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Gallup, the global analytics and advice firm, and has been released ahead of...

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Germany

Germany limits public gatherings on unvaccinated people

Germany will tighten COVID-19 measures across the country for unvaccinated people as hospitals become full of COVID patients, Reuters reports. Why it matters: The move to limit large gatherings and other restrictions comes as public officials around the world are imposing COVID measures on the unvaccinated amid rising new cases. The big picture: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday the move...

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