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Archaeologists discover 1.2 million year old 'Workshop' in mind-blowing find.

Archaeologists discover 1.2 million year old 'Workshop' in mind-blowing find.
Scientists have discovered a trove of nearly 600 obsidian hand-axes that were crafted more than 1.2 million years ago in Ethiopia by an unknown group of hominins, the family consisting of modern humans and our many extinct relatives, reports a new study.  The discovery pushe…
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The White House nominated a special envoy for human rights in North Korea

The White House nominated a special envoy for human rights in North Korea
The White House nominated a special envoy for human rights in North Korea, moving to fill a post that has been empty since 2017 amid debate over how rights issues fit with efforts to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. President Joe Biden nominated Julie Turner, …
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Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days.

Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days.
The Covid virus can reside on some ready-to-eat groceries for days, UK experts have confirmed. Scientists carried out tests for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), purposely smearing the virus on to packaging and food products, including fruit, pastries and bottled drinks. They …
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Egypt archaeologists discovered Gold-covered mummy.

Egypt archaeologists discovered Gold-covered mummy.
Archaeologists say they have found a gold leaf-covered mummy sealed inside a sarcophagus that had not been opened for 4,300 years. The mummy, the remains of a man named Hekashepes, is thought to be one of the oldest and most complete non-royal corpses ever found in Egypt. It …
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Mysterious Hand Imprint discovered in 1,000-year-old moat wall in Jerusalem.

Mysterious Hand Imprint discovered in 1,000-year-old moat wall in Jerusalem.
A moat that once stood in the way of the invading Crusader armies has been discovered beneath the Old City of Jerusalem, bringing to life some of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of the later Middle Ages.  While excavating the ancient line of defense, archaeologists als…
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ICC most followed international sports federation on social media.

ICC most followed international sports federation on social media.
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) 92.2 million followers across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube makes it the most followed international sports federation on social media, according to a study from BCW Sports. Confirmed: The ICC increased its followin…
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Pope says homosexuality "is not a crime".

Pope says homosexuality "is not a crime".
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an e…
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Teams and Outlook go down for thousands of Microsoft users.

Teams and Outlook go down for thousands of Microsoft users.
Microsoft is investigating an outage that left thousands of users around the world unable to access the website's services, including Teams and Outlook. The company did not say how many were affected, but Downdetector.com, which tracks outages, recorded thousands of peop…
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Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand's 41st prime minister.

Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand's 41st prime minister.
Jacinda Ardern's successor Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM. The 44-year-old was formally appointed to the role in Wellington, a week after Jacinda Ardern's shock resignation. Ms Ardern, 42, had said she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead the…
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Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said Wednesday (25) it will reinstate former U.S. President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks, following a two-year suspension after the deadly Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021. The restoration of his accou…
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Brazil declares Public Health Emergency for Yanomami People.

Brazil declares Public Health Emergency for Yanomami People.
Brazil’s government has declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria because of illegal mining. The decree, signed by Health Minister Nisia Trindade on Friday (20), has no expiration…
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New York passes bill to codify abortion rights in state constitution.

New York passes bill to codify abortion rights in state constitution.
The New York legislature on Tuesday (24) passed an amendment to the state constitution that would enshrine abortion rights and other protections in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the federal right to abortion in Roe v. Wade.  It’s the second time t…
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Steven Spielberg wins big as Golden Globes make comeback

Steven Spielberg wins big as Golden Globes make comeback
Steven Spielberg claimed top honors including best drama at the Golden Globes on Tuesday for his deeply personal film “The Fabelmans,” as Hollywood’s A-list stars flocked to the first major awards show of 2023 despite a series of scandals swirling around its organizers. The …
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Henley Passport Index - 2023.

Henley Passport Index - 2023.
According to the latest Henley Passport Index, Japan has retained its position as the most favourible passport in the world, allowing visa-free entry to 193 global destinations. which the country tops for the fifth consecutive year.  Singapore and South Korea came in a joint…
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Maria Branyas Morera (115y) became the world's oldest person.

Maria Branyas Morera (115y) became the world's oldest person.
American-born Spaniard Maria Branyas Morera is now 115 years and 320 days old and has been alive longer than any other living individual, according to the Gerontology Research Group's World Supercentenarian Rankings List. Branyas became the world's oldest person afte…
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International Tourism Fair FITUR 2023.

International Tourism Fair FITUR 2023.
FITUR is the global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound markets in Latin America. FITUR is the second most important tourism fair in the world. Around 10,000 national and international companies take part in each editi…
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President Ranil and Indian EAM virtually declare open Academy for Kandyan dancing.

 President Ranil and Indian EAM virtually declare open Academy for Kandyan dancing.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe and visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar have virtually declared open the Academy for Kandyan dancing in close proximity to the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy today (Jan. 20).  Indian PM Narendra Modi has laid the foundation st…
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UK Treasury considers plan for digital pound.

UK Treasury considers plan for digital pound.
The government is considering introducing a "digital pound", the economic secretary to the Treasury has told MPs. The UK was committed to becoming a world of crypto hub, Andrew Griffith said. Stablecoins are designed to have a predictable value linked to traditional…
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Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby dies.

Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby dies.
David Crosby, the legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died, a source close to the musician confirmed Thursday. He was 81. Crosby, a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, died after a long illness, h…
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Hashim Amla: Former South Africa batter retires.

Hashim Amla: Former South Africa batter retires.
Hashim Amla, South Africa's second highest Test run-scorer of all time, has retired at the age of 39. Amla scored 9,282 runs - second only to Jacques Kallis' 13,206 - at an average of 46.64 in 124 Tests. He amassed 18,672 in all formats for the Proteas from 2004 to 20…
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