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Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate in pandemic

The more than a century old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ.N) filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much needed relief. Hertz’s board earlier in the day approved the company seeking Chapter 11 protection in a U.S. bankruptcy […]

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U.S. FDA approves first rapid coronavirus test with 45 minutes detection time

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus diagnostic test, with a detection time of about 45 minutes, as the United States struggles to meet the demand for coronavirus testing. The test’s developer, California-based molecular diagnostics company Cepheid, said on Saturday it had received an emergency use authorization from the FDA […]

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Coronavirus deaths in Italy overtake China as economic damage mounts

The world’s richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy on Thursday as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China, where the virus originated. With over 242,000 infections and nearly 10,000 deaths, the epidemic has stunned the world and drawn comparisons […]

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Amazon’s fight with Trump is about much more than $10bn

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project would give the military a cloud computing system that could handle 3.4 million demanding users, many of whose lives depended on it working correctly. Rather than share the responsibility between several companies – as the likes of Oracle and IBM had keenly hoped – the Department of Defense decided […]

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Uber offers UK drivers free college tuition with new loyalty program

Uber is rolling out its loyalty program out across the U.K., which will see drivers offered free access to more than 900 university degree courses. The tech giant has partnered with the U.K.’s Open University to offer the study scheme, a reward that can be “unlocked” through the company’s tiered loyalty program Uber Pro. Participants […]

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Iran could be ‘destroyed overnight in a massive shock and awe attack’ says leaked US ‘war plan’

A war on Iran has been on the drawing board on the Pentagon for more than ten years. But rising fears of an imminent conflict after Terran’s missile and drone strike on Saudi oil plant attacks, the leaked plans have reemerged and are viewed by experts as how a US attack would unfold.  Almost certainly Iran’s nuclear […]

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Strange things about Oprah and Stedman’s relationship

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together since 1986, which is far longer than most celebrity marriages, yet the pair has never walked down the aisle, despite getting engaged a few years into the relationship. Instead, they found their own groove and forged a bond that works for them, even if it may look […]

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Here’s how Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi make their relationship work

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi seem like a match made in Hollywood heaven. Both successful in their own right in their careers, they’ve enjoyed just as much success when it comes to the status of their relationship Married now for over a decade with no signs of their romance cooling off any time soon, […]

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to headline 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Talk about a touchdown! Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are gearing up to co-headline the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show.  Shakira, 42, took to Instagram on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, to post a photo of Lopez, 50, with the caption, “Get ready 02.02.20.” For her part, Lopez shared a snapshot of Shakira on Twitter, writing, “This is […]

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Here’s how long $1 million in retirement savings will last in 10 major U.S. cities

Financial experts often recommend saving up $1 million for a comfortable retirement. But for many Americans, that may no longer be enough to last throughout their golden years — especially if you live in a costly city, such as New York or San Francisco. To determine how long a $1 million retirement fund would last, personal finance website SmartAsset looked […]

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The No. 1 reason millennials are struggling to save for retirement—and it’s not debt

Most millennials, 66%, don’t feel on track when it comes to saving for retirement. That’s according to a 2019 TD Ameritrade report, which surveyed 1,015 U.S. adults aged 23 and older with at least $10,000 in investable assets. When asked why they’ve fallen behind on their retirement savings, the No. 1 response for millennials (ages 23 […]

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Teachers on strike

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has declared a strikeover what it terms as untold pressure and hardship brought on to teachers by the newly introduced human resource management information system. (HRMIS). According to NAGRAT President, Angel Carbonu, the HRMIS acquired by the Public Services Commission, has created a lot of setbacks for teachers which is affecting […]

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Nigerians to be evacuated from South Africa on Friday

Government has said an Air Peace aircraft will be despatched to South Africa on Friday to evacuate Nigerians back home. This was disclosed on Wednesday through a press statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This Ministry, however, said that gesture is for those wishing to return from South Africa which is currently in the […]

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I’ll gladly accept Mahama running mate position – Asiedu Nketiah

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says he will be happy to partner the party’s flagbearer, John Mahama if he is chosen as running mate for the 2020 presidential elections. Johnson Asiedu Nketia who is affectionately called General Mosquito said he will not put himself forward but is prepared to take up […]

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Apple preparing to launch ‘cheap’ iPhone in bid to reverse sales slump

Apple is reportedly preparing to launch its cheapest iPhone in years, in an attempt to regain some of the ground it has lost to Huawei and other rivals. The new model – an updated version of the iPhone SE – will be released next spring, sources told the Nikkei Asian Review . It will be roughly the […]

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Menzgold CEO faces 48 fresh charges

State Prosecutors have pressed new charges against Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Limited. Nana Appiah Mensah who was facing 13 charges last month, has 48 additional charges to answer.   ASP Sylvester Asare, who is leading the state’s Prosecution, asked the Circuit court Tuesday, for an adjournment to file the new charge sheet. The new […]

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South Africa’s President Ramaphosa condemns ‘anti-foreigner violence’

“There can be no justification for any South African to attack people from other countries,” he said on Tuesday. Dozens of people were arrested in Johannesburg on Monday after rioters looted shops and torched vehicles. Other African governments have issued warnings to their citizens over the violence. Attacks on businesses run by “foreign nationals is […]

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NOMVULA IGNORES INZILO!

FORMER environmental affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane has been criticised by pastors and traditional experts. This after she spoke at the memorial service of former Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson in Roodepoort, west of Joburg, on Friday. Traditional experts said Mokonyane was still in mourning after the passing of her husband Serge and shouldn’t be speaking in […]

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UCT student murder: Probe into how Mrwetyana’s alleged killer secured Post Office job – despite criminal record

An investigation has been ordered into how a Cape Town post office worker, accused of killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, was employed at the public facility despite an alleged criminal record, Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Tuesday. When the 42-year-old man appeared in court on Monday, it emerged that the first-year […]

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Milwaukee Mother Amelia Di Stasio Tied Up Son With Autism And Set Him On Fire

In a horrifyingly tragic incident, a Milwaukee mother was arrested for killing her child by binding him with belts and setting him on fire. Fox 6 reports that 23-year-old Amelia Di Stasio will now face charges for first degree murder after her 4-year-old son, Antonio, was found dead in her apartment. Police were first alerted to […]

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This Man Was Just Released After 36 Years In Prison — For Stealing $50 From A Bakery

 Jan. 24, 1983, 22-year-old Alvin Kennard walked into the Highlands Bakery in Bessemer, Alabama and stole approximately $50. He was soon caught, convicted, and sent to prison — where he’s been for the last 36 years. Despite the meager loot and the fact that no one was injured during the robbery, Kennard was sentenced to […]

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End of the world: Scientist declares ‘perfect storm’ could wipe out humanity – ‘Worrying!’

Most biologists agree there have been five mass extinction events in history, with the most well-known occurring 66 million years ago, when the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid. However, Dr Rolf Schmidt, from the Invertebrate Palaeontology Melbourne Museum in Australia believes we could be on the verge of a sixth. He warned during Amazon […]

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Child traffickers are preying on the world’s largest refugee camp

In the middle of the night in a town in south-eastern Bangladesh, a Rohingya boy is found bound and blindfolded and dumped in the marketplace. He is pale and skinny, but he is alive. And nearly four months after he went missing, that is enough for his parents. In April, Mohammad Faisal vanished from Kutapalong […]

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Tiffany Trump: Donald Trump defends daughter after Madeleine Westerhout ousted from White House

President Donald Trumpon Saturday doubled down on defending his youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, on the heels of his longtime personal assistant’s ouster. Madeleine Westerhout was pushed out of the White House for sharing intimate details about Trump’s family with reporters, multiple people tell CNN. Sources familiar with the matter said Westerhout said disparaging things about […]

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Hong Kong airport faces protests after night of violence

Protesters in Hong Kong succeeded in shutting down transport links to and from the city’s international airport on Sunday, as they targeted the key aviation hub following a night of violent clashes with police. While most protesters did not get close to the airport terminals — after a court injunction and heavy police presence was […]

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Bumbershoot fest barricade collapse in Seattle leaves about 25 injured

About 25 people were hurt – with four hospitalized – after a metal barricade collapsed Saturday night at the Bumbershoot music festival in Seattle, according to reports. About 3,000 were at the Seattle Center for an evening of live music featuring Jai Wolf and other performers when the collapse occurred, Seattle’s Q13 FOX reported. Some […]

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French Police Team Destroys Virus That Hit Nearly 1 Million Computers

A police team in France has destroyed a computer hacking network that affected more than 850,000 computers around the world. Following a tip, the French cybercrime fighting team, C3N, found and destroyed the pirate server, located in the Paris area. The server controlled a network of computers infected by a virus that reportedly made millions […]

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Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Jose, California, is an offshoot of a lawsuit filed in 2017 […]

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There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Gay Gene,’ a New Study Argues

In 1993, researchers discovered a stretch of DNA on the X chromosome they believed to be linked to male homosexuality. In the years since, the concept of a “gay gene” has been a source of debate within both the scientific community and the general public, inspiring ever-larger follow-up studies over the years. A new study […]

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Dorian nears Bahamas bringing 150 mph winds, threat of storm surge; Trump warns it could be among ‘strongest’ to hit in decades

Hurricane Dorian closed in on the northern Bahamas early Sunday as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm, likely to bring a life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall Dorian barreled across the Caribbean overnight, with winds swirling at 150 mph as it headed toward the Southeast coast of the U.S. President Trump warned it […]

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Brit woman’s horror as beast who raped her at Kavos resort freed 43 years early

The victim of a holiday ­rapist who preyed on British women is ­horrified after the serial sex fiend was freed 45 YEARS early. Kayleigh Morgan was subjected to a 14-hour ordeal by Dimitris Aspiotis. The Beast of Kavos – named after the party resort on the Greek island of Corfu, where he pounced – was […]

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Hannity on the allegations that Biden’s family profited from his time as VP: ‘Beyond sketchy’

Fox News’ Sean Hannity took aim at Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenTuesday, blasting the former vice president and his family for profiting during his time in office. While millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet under the anemic Biden-Obama economy, remember 13 million more Americans on food stamps. Eight million more poverty, lowest labor […]

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Photos show North Korea may be building submarine capable of launching nuclear missile, report says

New photos taken of a North Korean shipyard suggest the country could be building a submarine that could potentially be capable of launching a nuclear missile, a report early Tuesday said. The photos show vessels and cranes that could be used to haul a missile out to sea for launch, according to experts at a […]

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TV host apologizes after saying black co-anchor looked like a gorilla

A white news anchor tearfully apologized on live television Tuesday after causing outrage for saying her black colleague looked like a gorilla. Alex Housden, who hosts the morning news show at KOCO 5 TV in Oklahoma City, sparked the outrage during a segment about a baby western lowland gorilla named Fin recording selfie videos. The […]

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Rep. Steve King jokes about imprisoned Muslims being forced to eat pork in China

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is facing backlash after he joked about forcing Muslims imprisoned in China to eat pork during a town hall event on Tuesday The Sioux City Journal reported that King was explaining China’s crackdown on Muslims and how a “million of them” have been detained in concentration camps where he said the […]

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DC consultant’s alleged affair with Ilhan Omar is front and center in divorce papers

The wife of a prominent Washington political consultant has filed for divorce, claiming her husband made a “devastating and shocking” revelation that he was having an affair with freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn Beth Mynett, 55, submitted divorce papers in Washington, D.C., Superior Court on Tuesday, saying her husband, Tim Mynett, 38, informed her earlier […]

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Trump mocks NYT’s Bret Stephens: My resort doesn’t have ‘bedbugs,’ but he’s ‘loaded up with them!’

President Trump slammed New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, suggesting he’s “loaded up” with bed bugs After the president floated the idea of hosting next year’s G-7 summit at his Doral resort, a report resurfaced that his resort settled a lawsuit in 2017 after a New Jersey man named Eric Linder alleged he woke up […]

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PM Johnson says Prince Andrew has done good for UK businesses overseas

Prince Andrew has done good work for British businesses overseas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, after weeks of scrutiny over the friendship between Queen Elizabeth’s second son and U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew issued a lengthy statement on Saturday about his relationship with Epstein, who committed suicide in a Manhatten jail earlier this […]

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Hezbollah leader says Israeli army to face quick retaliation to drone ‘attack’ in Beirut

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut. Nasrallah, whose Iran-backed movement fought a one-month war with Israel in 2006, issued the toughest warnings to his […]

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Israeli air strikes hit Palestinian military position in Lebanon

Israeli air strikes hit a military position belonging to a Palestinian group in Lebanon, near the Syrian border, early on Monday, a security source and Lebanon’s An-Nahar news said. The position belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command and there were no injuries, the Lebanese security source and newspaper said. The […]

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In calls and emails, Argentine executives seek jobs abroad to escape crisis

Argentine executives and graduates shocked by President Mauricio Macri’s drubbing in elections this month have begun calling and emailing in droves in search of work in Brazil, Chile and Colombia, head hunters and visa advisers told Reuters. Executive search specialists say the resumes that have deluged their offices in those countries reached a peaked after […]

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Oil drops as recession risks mount with trade war tariffs

Oil prices fell on Monday, pushing U.S. crude to the lowest in more than two weeks, as an intensifying trade war between the U.S. and China undermined confidence in global economic growth. Brent crude was down 54 cents, or 0.9%, at $58.80 a barrel by 0538 GMT, having earlier touched $58.24, the lowest since Aug. […]

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China says wants ‘calm’ resolution to U.S. trade war

China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through “calm” negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict, Vice Premier Liu He, who has been leading the talks with Washington, said on Monday. The increasingly bitter trade war between the world’s two largest economies sharply escalated on Friday, with both […]

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China says wants ‘calm’ resolution to U.S. trade war

China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through “calm” negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict, Vice Premier Liu He, who has been leading the talks with Washington, said on Monday. The increasingly bitter trade war between the world’s two largest economies sharply escalated on Friday, with both […]

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Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters

Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas. Sunday’s protests saw some of the fiercest clashes yet between police and demonstrators since protests escalated in mid-June over […]

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Man caught with $34K worth of cocaine hidden under his wig

A Colombian man had a very bad hair day when Spanish police at Barcelona’s international airport discovered a half-kilo (1.1 pounds) of cocaine under his wig, according to reports. The “considerably nervous” man, who arrived on a flight from Bogotá at the end of June, attracted officers’ attention because his hairpiece was of “disproportionate size,” […]

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Knife crime hits record high after 43,500 offences in the last year

Reports of knife crime in England and Wales have surged to a record high of more than 43,500 in one year, according to new statistics released today. There was an increase of 8%, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics. The figure excludes Greater Manchester Police, one of the biggest forces in […]

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Man who raped and killed British teen in India jailed for 10 years

A beach shack worker who raped and killed a British teenager in Goa has been jailed for ten years. Scarlett Keeling, 15, was abused on a tourist beach in Goa and her body was found covered in 50 injuries in February 2008. Samson D’Souza, 36, was found guilty of five charges at Bombay’s High Court […]

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Love Island’s Belle brands Molly-Mae ‘two-faced’ with ‘too many opinions’

Love Island’s Belle Hassan has slammed ‘two-faced’ Molly-Mae Hague after she was dumped from the villa. The makeup artist, 21, left the show tonight after a public vote, which came after Molly-Mae and Tommy voted for her and Anton Danyluk to leave. Belle said the vote was “tactical” on the Instagram influencer’s part and claimed […]