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Saudi Arabia issues tough guidelines to stop misinformation on weather and climate
People issuing weather warnings in Saudi Arabia could face harsh fines and jail sentences following new government guidelines regulating weather forecasting in the kingdom.
According to the National Centre of Meteorology, unscrupulous social media users are issuing weather warnings in an attempt to gain followers or advertising revenue for unofficial websites.
Crypto Lode of $100 Billion Stirs U.S. Worry Over Hidden Danger
Regulators are worried about hidden risks to investors and even the financial system stemming from a fast-growing corner of the crypto market meant to be immune from volatility.
Ireland wants a 'compromise' on Biden's 15% global tax plan
Ireland, known for its low tax rates, wants a compromise over global taxation, the country's finance minister told CNBC.
Ledger Hack Victims Are Receiving fake Crypto Hardware Wallets
A new hack is claiming victims following the the Ledger data breach of July 2020. The new scam involves sending convincing but fake hardware wallets to victims.
Other Way Around: New Study May Amend Charles Darwin's Theory on 'Sexual Selection'
Szekely insisted that his and his colleagues’ findings do not invalidate Darwin’s theories of natural selection and sexual selection.
Palestinians Cancel Deal For "About To Expire" Covid Vaccines From Israel
Palestinian Authority's Health Minister said they were told the vaccines' expiration date was in July or August, but that turned out to be in June.
Inside the elite UK tech event attended by the rich and famous
Hundreds of the biggest names in European tech rubbed shoulders with politicians and wealthy investors on the lawns of the Soho Farmhouse private members club in rural England a...
Iran votes in presidential poll tipped in hard-liner’s favor
Iran began voting Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, fueling public apathy and sparking calls...
Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story
Robin Wight makes impressive wire sculptures of fairies and dandelions which have won the admiration of hundreds of thousands of people online.
Footprints of possibly last dinosaurs to walk Britain found in Kent
Scientists find fossilised footprints of multiple dinosaur species preserved by sediment in Folkestone
Delta COVID Variant Becoming Globally Dominant, Says Top WHO Scientist
WHO officials said Africa remains an area of concern, even though it accounts for only around 5% of new global infections and 2% of deaths.
'Being yourself online shouldn't be revolutionary'
Two midsize fashion influencers speak out about the importance of body positivity on social media.
UN Chief Antonio Guterres Sworn In For Second Term, Vows To Learn From Pandemic
In office since 2017, Antonio Guterres promised to act independently of member states and organizations during the swearing-in ceremony.
A Fairytale Flat With 18th-Century Frescoes in Lisbon
Set beneath São Jorge castle, the dreamy one-bedroom evokes the spirit of its illustrious past.
Delta Variant Represents Almost 90% Of New Moscow Covid Cases
A total of 9,056 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin saying that the highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India repres...
Snapchat Removed Its Controversial Speed Filter That Was Linked To Fatal Car Crashes
Families of two young men who were killed in a 2017 crash alleged in a lawsuit that the app's feature encouraged dangerous speeding that led to the accident.
US Supreme Court Tosses Slavery Case Against Cargill, Nestle USA
In an 8-1 ruling, the court ruled that US courts did not have the jurisdiction to decide the case, which was filed by six citizens of Mali who said they had been used as child s...
Israel Strikes Gaza In Retaliation For Fire Balloons
"Over the past day, arson balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory," Israel's military said in a statement.
Major Australian Banks, US Airlines Briefly Hit By Internet Outages
The disruption linked to technical issues at Akamai follows an outage at rival Fastly Inc.
Kim Jong Un Says Must Prepare For "Dialogue And Confrontation" With US
Kim Jong Un outlined his strategy for relations with Washington, and the "policy tendency of the newly emerged US administration", the Korean Central News Agency said.
European Union to investigate Hungary over anti-LGBT law
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says that the EU is assessing whether the legislation is in breach of European law.
Earth’s Core is Mysteriously Growing 'Lopsided', New Study Claims
The inner core powers the dynamic process that generates our planet’s magnetic field, which protects the Earth from many forms of harmful radiation and plays a crucial role in t...
David Guetta sells his songs for a nine-figure sum
Producer of hit single Titanium, David Guetta, has sold his songs to Warner Music for a nine-figure sum.
China Releases Mars Images Taken by Zhurong Rover
China on Friday released the first batch of images of Mars taken by the Tianwen-1 spacecraft's Zhurong rover, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said.
About 2.3m Britons hold cryptocurrencies
FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) says the digital assets appear to have become more normalised and viewed less as a gamble.
This young Russian has just built his own electric car from scratch
Can’t afford a Tesla? Maybe take inspiration from this 23-year-old who has built his own solar-powered electric car.
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