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Canada bans TikTok on government devices.

Canada bans TikTok on government devices.
The U.S. and Canada issued orders this week banning the use of TikTok on government-issued mobile devices as privacy and cybersecurity concerns about the video-sharing app grow. TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company Bytedance, has long maintained that it does not sha…
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Elon Musk is the richest person in the world again.

Elon Musk is the richest person in the world again.
Elon Musk has reclaimed the title of the richest person in the world, per Bloomberg’s tally. The Tesla CEO was unseated from the top spot by Bernard Arnault, CEO of French luxury brand LVMH (LVMHF), in December of last year, making Musk No. 2 on the list for more than two mo…
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China should be honest on Covid origin, says US envoy.

China should be honest on Covid origin, says US envoy.
The US envoy to China has called on the country to be "more honest" about the origins of the Covid-19 virus. His comments come a day after US media reported that a federal agency had found the pandemic probably started from a laboratory leak in Wuhan. The Department…
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Britain and E.U. Agree on Northern Ireland Trade Deal.

Britain and E.U. Agree on Northern Ireland Trade Deal.
The Britain and the European Union(EU) agreed on a new trading arrangement for Northern Ireland, a move aimed at ending years of friction caused by Brexit and allowing greater cooperation between both sides at a time of mounting geopolitical risk to Europe from Russia’s war…
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Messi scores 700th career club goal.

Messi scores 700th career club goal.
Lionel Messi has entered the history books yet again. Messi now has scored a whopping 700 goals in his club career in Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 Ligue 1 win against rival Marseille on Monday. The Argentinian legend achieved this feat when he scored in the 29th minute as Kylian…
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Nokia redesigns its iconic logo.

Nokia redesigns its iconic logo.
Nokia announced plans to change its brand identity for the first time in nearly 60 years, complete with a new logo, as the telecom equipment maker focuses on aggressive growth. The new logo comprises five different shapes forming the word NOKIA. The iconic blue color of the …
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FIFA Awards 2022.

FIFA Awards 2022.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi has bagged the Best FIFA men’s player prize for 2022. Messi outclassed his Paris Saint Germain (PSG) teammate Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema to lift the famous trophy at Salle Pleyel in Paris. In the FIFA Awards vote, Messi had …
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Trade resumes as Pakistan, Afghanistan reopen Torkham crossing.

Trade resumes as Pakistan, Afghanistan reopen Torkham crossing.
The usual trade and movement of people between Pakistan and Afghanistan has fully resumed after the two sides reopened a key border crossing that was closed nearly a week ago by Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers, stranding people and thousands of trucks carrying food and essenti…
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Daniil Medvedev win Qatar Open Title.

 Daniil Medvedev win Qatar Open Title.
Daniil Medvedev won the Qatar Open in his professional tennis debut by defeating Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, in the final game between two former No. 1s. In every set, Medvedev converted quick beginnings. In the first, he got to 4-1, and in the second, he got to 3-1. Daniil Medved…
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World NGO Day - 27 February.

World NGO Day - 27 February.
The World NGO Day is an annual international observance on February 27 to recognize the contributions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The day was first celebrated in 2010 and has since become an annual event that highlights the work of NGOs around the world. It pr…
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2,400-year-old flush toilet discovered in China could be one of the oldest ever.

2,400-year-old flush toilet discovered in China could be one of the oldest ever.
Archeologists in China have found the remains of what may be the world's oldest known flush toilet. Broken parts of the 2,400-year-old lavatory, as well as a bent flush pipe, were unearthed last summer by a research team among ancient palace ruins in the Yueyang archaeol…
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European Commission bans TikTok on staff devices.

European Commission bans TikTok on staff devices.
Staff working at the European Commission have been ordered to remove the TikTok app from their phones and corporate devices. The commission said it was implementing the measure to "protect data and increase cybersecurity". TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance,…
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4,500-Year-Old Sumerian Palace Discovered in Iraq Desert.

4,500-Year-Old Sumerian Palace Discovered in Iraq Desert.
Since 2015, a team of British Museum-affiliated archaeologists has been excavating the site formerly known as Tello, where the ancient city of Girsu once stood, in the southern plains of Iraq. Dr. Sebastien Rey supervised the excavation team that found the Sumerian palace in…
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Australia win Women’s T20 World Cup for sixth time.

Australia win Women’s T20 World Cup for sixth time.
Australia won the Women’s T20 World Cup for the sixth time when they beat South Africa by 19 runs in the final at Newlands on Sunday. Opening batter Beth Mooney anchored the Australian innings, scoring an unbeaten 74 in a total of 156 for six, bagging the title of Player of …
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Argentina Open Title 2023.

Argentina Open Title 2023.
Top-seeded Spanish player, Carlos Alcaraz won his first title since his milestone U.S. Open triumph by beating Cameron Norrie in straight sets at the Argentina Open tennis Tournament. It was Alcaraz’s first ATP tournament since November 2022 after he missed the Australian O…
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UN approves resolution calling for Russia to leave Ukrain.

UN approves resolution calling for Russia to leave Ukrain.
The U.N. General Assembly approved a nonbinding resolution Thursday that calls for Russia to end hostilities in Ukraine and withdraw its forces, sending a strong message on the eve of the first anniversary of the invasion that Moscow’s aggression must stop. The resolution, d…
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Sergio Ramos announced international football retirement.

Sergio Ramos announced international football retirement.
Paris Saint-Germain’s and former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has announced that he is retiring from international football. After a record 180 appearances for Spain. Ramos, who was part of Spain’s World Cup and Euro winning teams had represented Real Madrid in La Liga…
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The world’s largest ice rink located in Canada is closed due to lack of ice.

The world’s largest ice rink located in Canada is closed due to lack of ice.
Canada's renowned Rideau Canal Skateway, the world's largest natural ice skating rink, will not open this season for the first time due to a lack of ice, its operator said on Friday, blaming the closure on climate change. The 7.8 km (4.9 mile) Rideau Canal Skateway, …
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Bill Gates buys Heineken stake for $ 902 Million.

Bill Gates buys Heineken stake for $ 902 Million.
Bill Gates has bought 3.76% stake in Dutch drinks giant Heineken Holding NV (HEIO.AS), although the billionaire founder of Microsoft has previously said he was "not a big beer drinker." The filing by the Netherlands' Financial Markets Authority (AFM) said the s…
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Sri Lanka attends Int’l Mother Language Day celebrations 2023 at UNESCO.

Sri Lanka attends Int’l Mother Language Day celebrations 2023 at UNESCO.
The Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO participated in the UNESCO International Mother Languages Day 2023 celebration organized by the Permanent Delegation of Bangladesh in line with UNESCO’s theme “Safeguarding Indigenous Languages for Promoting Multilingualism th…
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Instagram founders open Artifact news app to everyone.

Instagram founders open Artifact news app to everyone.
Instagram’s a hard act to follow, but the app’s two creators are having a go with a new effort called Artifact. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released the news app at the end of January, but those interested in checking it out had to join a waitlist to access it. On Wednesda…
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US President puts forward Ajay Banga to lead World Bank.

US President  puts forward Ajay Banga to lead World Bank.
US President Joe Biden has named Indian-American businessman Ajay Banga as the US pick to lead the World Bank. The move comes as the US increases pressure on the bank to put more emphasis on tackling climate change. Mr Banga led credit card giant Mastercard for more than a de…
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Welsh island is first dark skies sanctuary in Europe.

Welsh island is first dark skies sanctuary in Europe.
An island in north Wales has been officially recognised for having one of the best night skies in the world. Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), off the Llŷn Peninsula, has become the first site in Europe to be awarded International Dark Sky Sanctuary certification. It joins 16 othe…
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UN condemns Russian invasion ahead of anniversary.

UN condemns Russian invasion ahead of anniversary.
The UN General Assembly in New York has overwhelmingly backed a resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago. It called for the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine and a halt to fighting. The motion was backed by 141 nations with 32 abstaining and se…
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SCAT Airlines to commence flights to Mattala Airport in March.

SCAT Airlines to commence flights to Mattala Airport in March.
SCAT Airlines, one of Kazakhstan’s largest carriers, is due to commence operations to Sri Lanka in March 2023.  Accordingly, the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) stated that the airline will commence operations to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRI…
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Sri Lanka signs Air Services Agreement with the Netherlands.

 Sri Lanka signs Air Services Agreement with the Netherlands.
A bilateral Air Services Agreement has been signed between the Netherlands and Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Feb. 22) in the Hague, the Netherlands. The bilateral agreement will provide a stronger platform to further intensify connectivity both between the countries as well as the…
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BOI approval for two wind power plants by India’s Adani Group.

BOI approval for two wind power plants by India’s Adani Group.
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) has issued a letter of approval to India’s Adani Green Energy Limited for the two wind power plants to be set up in Mannar and Pooneryn at a total investment of USD 442 million.  The project will add 350 MW of electricity to the nat…
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Sri Lanka reports highest rate of diabetes in Asia.

Sri Lanka reports highest rate of diabetes in Asia.
A national study conducted by local researchers has revealed that Sri Lanka has the highest rate of diabetes in Asia, with almost one in four adults having being diagnosed. The survey, done in 2019 by researchers from several local universities, the Medical Research Institut…
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Sri Lanka spin wizard Wanindu Hasaranga becomes world’s top-ranked T20I bowler.

Sri Lanka spin wizard Wanindu Hasaranga becomes world’s top-ranked T20I bowler.
Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka’s ace leg-spinner, managed to reclaim his reign at the top of ICC Men’s T20I Bowling Ranking. The 25-year-old once again rose to the No. 01 position in the ranking with a rating of 695 points, with Afghan spinner Rashid Khan behind him by only on…
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Strong earthquake shakes remote part of Tajikistan

Strong earthquake shakes remote part of Tajikistan
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook a lightly populated, remote part of Tajikistan early Thursday near China’s far western Xinjiang region. It was 67 kilometers (41 miles) west of Murghob, Tajikistan, and 20 kilometers (12 miles) below ground, according to the U.S. Geological S…
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Mystery sphere found in Japan beach.

Mystery sphere found in Japan beach.
A large metal sphere that washed up on a shore in Japan has perplexed locals and set off a flurry of speculation. Authorities can’t say what it is yet - not even the police or bomb squad sent to investigate. But what is known is that it’s hollow - and not a threat. Many suspe…
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