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Storm clobbers Hawaii with wild winds, flooding rain; thousands left without power

An unusually powerful storm battered Hawaii, leaving thousands without power and flooding streets across the archipelago.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Australia’s fertility rate falls to record low in 2020

Registered births fell by 3.7% in 2020, with the total fertility rate at an all-time low of 1.58 babies per womanGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralia’s fertility rate continues to plummet, with registered births dropping below 300,000 for the first time in 14 years.Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday showed there were 294,369 registered births in 2020, a decrease of 3.7% from 2019. The previous year’s decline was 3%.Sign up to receive an...
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Instagram unveils its ‘ stricter approach ‘ to keep teens safe

On the eve of a Senate subcommittee hearing, the platform shares plans for taking a ‘stricter approach’ to content it shows users under 18 Among the measures, the popular photo-sharing service will be implementing tools to help users take breaks, or view new topics if they’ve been dwelling on one thing for too long, said Instagram head Adam Mosseri in a blog post. Instagram will send notifications to teens after they’ve been using the app for 20 minutes to suggest they activate Take a Break rem...
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Senate, Adam Mosseri, Liza Crenshaw


Microsoft launches cybersecurity skilling program in India; aims to train above 1 lakh people by 2022

As digital adoption continues to rise, the cybersecurity landscape has evolved significantly, driving demand for skilled security professionals. In collaboration with its partners, Microsoft, offers learners deeply discounted plans on the rest of the advanced role-based certifications to drive deep skills for addressing cybersecurity challenges. Microsoft is working closely with the government, industry, and civil society partners on several skilling initiatives to make India’s youth future-rea...
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India suffers from the highest number of ransomware attacks

Indian firms have been facing a growing number of ransomware attacks over 2021, as cybercriminals try to compromise their infrastructure to crack larger companies. Almost half of organizations in India suffered multiple ransomware attacks, while 76% were hit by at least one ransomware attack in the past 12 months, as per a survey by US security firm CrowdStrike and market research firm Vanson Bourne. On the bright side, Indian companies feel they are prepared to deal with future ransomware atta...
Tags: Business, News, India, US, Ransomware, Crowdstrike, Vanson Bourne


Billionaire Surrenders $70 Million In Plundered Antiquities, Barred From Collecting For Life

Michael Steinhardt relied on tomb raiders and crime bosses to expand his collection, the Manhattan district attorney said.
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Tokyo pushes ahead with same-sex marriage plan

The Tokyo Metropolitan government will start a system that effectively allows same-sex marriage in Japan's capital from April next year, the Kyodo news wire reported Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike as saying on Tuesday.
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Eilish, cheugy and Omicron among 2021's most mispronounced words

Billie Eilish, cheugy and Glasgow also feature on a list of the words people find trickiest to say.
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Web3, digital assets might add $1.1 trillion to India’s GDP over the next 11 years : Report by CrossTower

The report comes days after the Indian government published a National Strategy on Blockchain, which is meant to facilitate the development of blockchain technology and web 3.0 applications in the country Digital assets and related businesses can add as much as $1.1 trillion to India’s gross domestic product in the next 11 years, said a report by Singapore-based crypto exchange CrossTower. The company partnered with the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum for the report, which said that the gl...
Tags: Business, News, Singapore, India, Digital, Crypto Exchange, US India Strategic Partnership Forum, CrossTower, Web3


The Ashes: Australia's Cameron Green dismisses England's Ollie Pope for first Test wicket

Australia all-rounder Cameron Green has England's Ollie Pope caught by a "magnificent catch" from Josh Hazlewood at fine leg in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane.
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China accuses Australia of ‘political posturing’ over diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Scott Morrison says athletes will compete in next year’s Games because sport and politics should not mixGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, has confirmed Australian officials will not attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, joining the United States in a diplomatic boycott of next year’s Games and prompting accusations from Beijing of political posturing. Morrison told reporters in Sydney it was “not surprising”, given the deterioration in the dip...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, China, Australia news, US news, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Sydney, Winter Olympics, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Morrison, Australian foreign policy


Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Australia will join the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday.
Tags: Australia, US, Cnn, Beijing, United States, Scott Morrison


Facebook sued by Rohingya refugees for $150 billion over Myanmar violence

A U.S. class-action complaint, filed in California on Monday by law firms Edelson PC and Fields PLLC, argues that the company’s failures to police content and its platform’s design contributed to real-world violence faced by the Rohingya community. Facebook has said it is protected from liability over content posted by users by a U.S. internet law known as Section 230, which holds that online platforms are not liable for content posted by third parties. In September, a U.S. federal judge ordere...
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Australia news live update: Victoria and Qld record first cases of Omicron Covid variant; TGA provisionally approves Moderna booster shot

TGA provisionally approves Moderna booster shots for over-18s; two cases of Omicron variant detected in Queensland and one in Victoria; George Christensen should go ‘quietly’ into retirement, Scott Morrison says; China blames Australia for tense relationship after Winter Olympics boycott; Victoria records 1,312 new Covid cases and five deaths; NSW reports 403 cases, one death; eight cases and one death in ACT. Follow all the day’s newsAustralia joins Beijing Winter Olympics diplomatic boycott ov...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Beijing, Queensland, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Wilson, Morrison, NSW, George Christensen, Gladys Berejiklian, Moderna, Coronavirus, Gerard Rennick, Kyle Rittenhouse


Apple AirTags linked to increasing number of car thefts in Canada

Apple AirTags is a great product for users who want to keep track of belongings like their wallets and bags. But it seems the portable trackers are now being used for the theft of luxury cars. A notice issued by Canada’s York Regional Police Auto/Cargo Department details how thieves are using the new Apple device to steal luxury cars, and warn people of the same. After the trackers have brought the thieves to the target vehicle, tools like screwdrivers are reportedly used to enter the vehicles ...
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Apple’s CEO ‘Tim Cook’ reportedly signed five-year $275bn agreement with Chinese officials

Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275bn, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday. Cook lobbied Chinese officials, who believed the company was not contributing enough to the local economy, and signed the agreement with a Chinese government agency, making concessions to Beijing and winning important legal exemptions, the report added. As p...
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Sophia (the famous humanoid AI robot) to be tokenized for Metaverse its appearance

A virtual anime version of Sophia, the world-famous humanoid artificial intelligence (AI) robot, is set to be tokenized and auctioned off as part of an up-and-coming Metaverse project dubbed “Noah’s Ark.” Sophia was developed by Hong Kong-based firm Hansen Robotics in 2016 and is known across the globe for her conversation skills and articulate speaking ability. In her first five years, Sophia has addressed the United Nations and obtained Saudi citizenship. [Via]
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Russia’s largest bank ‘ Sber ‘ facing trouble in registering its digital asset platform

Sber, Russia’s largest bank, is apparently struggling to obtain regulatory approval for its digital asset issuance platform as the company continues delaying registration plans. Sber CEO Herman Gref announced Tuesday that the bank now expects its digital asset issuance platform to have been registered with the Bank of Russia by the end of 2021, local news agency Prime reported. In the meantime, Bank of Russia governor Elvira Nabiullina believes that tools such as central bank digital currencies...
Tags: Business, News, Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, Bank of Russia, Cryptocurrecy, ` Sber, Herman Gref


ESPN NFL LIVE: The Dolphins' Defense Can Call Whatever The Hell it Wants

Ryan Clark, Dan Orlovsky, Mina Kimes, and Marcus Spears discuss the Miami Dolphins defense and Tua Tagovailoa. The post ESPN NFL LIVE: The Dolphins' Defense Can Call Whatever The Hell it Wants appeared first on Miami Dolphins.
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Check out the science heading to the ISS on the next SpaceX Crew Dragon flight

NASA has revealed what kind of science experiments are heading to the ISS later this month as part of a SpaceX resupply mission.
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Check out the science heading to ISS on next SpaceX Crew Dragon flight

NASA has revealed what kind of science experiments are heading to the ISS later this month as part of a SpaceX resupply mission.
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Australia news live update: Victoria and Queensland record first cases of Omicron Covid variant; fertility rate falls to record low during pandemic

George Christensen should go ‘quietly’ into retirement, Scott Morrison says; two cases of Omicron variant detected in Queensland and one in Victoria; Dominic Perrottet speaks at National Press Club; fertility rate in Australia falls to record low; Victoria records 1,312 new Covid cases and five deaths; NSW reports 403 cases, one death; eight cases and one death in ACT. Follow all the day’s newsAustralia joins Beijing Winter Olympics diplomatic boycott over China’s human rights abusesScott Morris...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Beijing, Queensland, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Wilson, Morrison, NSW, National Press Club, George Christensen, Gladys Berejiklian, Dominic Perrottet, Coronavirus, Gerard Rennick


Dolphins Hand Giants a Beat Down

The Miami Dolphins defeated the New York Giants and move to 6-7 on the season. While the Giants are an injury-depleted, sub-par team, the Miami Dolphins notched the must-win in their belt and head into the Bye-Week on a 5-game win streak. T
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ESPN: Jeff Darlington on Miami Dolphins' 5 Consecutive Wins

Jeff Darlington breaks down the Miami Dolphins' 20-9 win over the New York Giants. The post ESPN: Jeff Darlington on Miami Dolphins' 5 Consecutive Wins appeared first on Miami Dolphins.
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Defense Department's review of Afghanistan drawdown begins 3 months after withdrawal

Three months after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the team picked by the Defense Department to review the drawdown and the final months of America's longest war has begun its work.
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ESPN NFL LIVE: The Dolphins' Defense Can Call Whatever The Tell it Wants

Ryan Clark, Dan Orlovsky, Mina Kimes, and Marcus Spears discuss the Miami Dolphins defense and Tua Tagovailoa. The post ESPN NFL LIVE: The Dolphins' Defense Can Call Whatever The Tell it Wants appeared first on Miami Dolphins.
Tags: News, Miami Dolphins, ESPN NFL, Tua Tagovailoa, Marcus Spears, Ryan Clark Dan Orlovsky Mina Kimes


What you missed on ABC's live version of 'Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes'

Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn, Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart and more recreate live episodes of "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes" as part of Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear's third "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" special.
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GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw hits out at the Freedom Caucus, calling its members 'grifters' and 'performance artists'

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw criticized the House Freedom Caucus, saying that some of its members are "grifters" and "performance artists."Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw hit out at some members of the House Freedom Caucus over the weekend. Crenshaw labeled some lawmakers "grifters" and "performance artists" who "know how to say slogans real well." Crenshaw also critiqued the Freedom Caucus for its voting record. GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw hit out at members of the House Freedom...
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