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Giant Hidden City found by Archaelogists under Grand Canyon.

Giant Hidden City found by Archaelogists under Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon is a river valley in the Colorado Plateau and is famous for its visually overwhelming size as well as intricate & colorful landscape. In addition, it is significant geologically because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks well preserved and exposed i…
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Guinness World Records recognised Elon Musk for the "largest loss of personal fortune in history".

Guinness World Records recognised Elon Musk for the "largest loss of personal fortune in history".
Elon Musk has kicked off 2023 by breaking a world record for money lost. The Tesla and Twitter CEO erased so much of his fortune in the last year that Guinness World Records recognised him for it. He's officially broken the world record for the "largest loss of pers…
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Israel releases longest-serving Palestinian prisoner.

Israel releases longest-serving Palestinian prisoner.
The longest-serving Palestinian prisoner held by Israel has been released after 40 years in jail. Karim Younis was convicted in 1983 of the kidnapping and murder of an Israeli soldier, Avi Bromberg, in the occupied Golan Heights three years earlier. He became a significant fi…
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Microsoft recognises first labour union in US.

Microsoft recognises first labour union in US.
Workers at Microsoft's ZeniMax Studios have voted to form the tech giant's first labour union in the US. Microsoft agreed to recognise the group after a "supermajority" of workers at the video game production company signalled support for the plan, said the…
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Sri Lanka to introduce new laws to regulate social media.

Sri Lanka to introduce new laws to regulate social media.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government is working to introduce an Act similar to the Telecommunications and Social Media Act currently used in Singapore to regulate social media platforms including YouTube and Facebook. The President made this observation du…
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Star named after former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Star named after former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
On the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which was marked as ‘Good Governance Day‘ across the country, the Aurangabad unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named a star after the ‘Bharat Ratna’ recipient.  The distance of the star from Earth…
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1,668 journalists killed in past 20 years (2003-2022).

1,668 journalists killed in past 20 years (2003-2022).
At the end of a year in which the number of journalists killed in connection with their work rose again, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has compiled and analysed the figures for journalists killed during the past 20 years, two deadly decades for those in the service of the…
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Romeo and Juliet child actors sue over 1968 nude scene.

Romeo and Juliet child actors sue over 1968 nude scene.
The actors who played star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film are suing Paramount Pictures for child abuse over their brief nude scene, their lawyer said Tuesday (03). Olivia Hussey was 15 and Leonard Whiting 16 when they starred in the Oscar-wi…
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US government approves use of world’s first vaccine for honeybees.

US government approves use of world’s first vaccine for honeybees.
The world’s first vaccine for honeybees has been approved for use by the US government, raising hopes of a new weapon against diseases that routinely ravage colonies that are relied upon for food pollination. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional …
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2022 will be warmest year ever for UK.

2022 will be warmest year ever for UK.
The Met Office has said 2022 will be the warmest year on record for the UK. According to provisional figures, every month was hotter than average, with the exception of December when the UK experienced a notable cold snap. The year's average temperature will likely beat t…
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Former Pope Benedict XVI dies in Vatican monastery.

Former Pope Benedict XVI dies in Vatican monastery.
Pope Benedict XVI Statement released by the Vatican, the former Pope Benedict XVI has passed away  in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. He was 95 years old. The head of the Catholic Church, former Pope Benedict, was the first pope in 600 years to resign. He resig…
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Spanish MPs approve new bill on transgender rights.

Spanish MPs approve new bill on transgender rights.
Lawmakers has passed a transgender rights bill allowing anyone 16 and over to change gender on their ID card, putting Spain on track to becoming one of the few countries to allow transgender people to change their status with a simple declaration. Approved by 188 votes in fa…
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Twitter bans CNN, NYT, WaPo journalists without explanation.

Twitter bans CNN, NYT, WaPo journalists without explanation.
Twitter on Thursday (15) evening banned the accounts of several high-profile journalists from top news organizations without explanation, apparently marking a significant attempt by new owner Elon Musk to wield his unilateral authority over the platform. The accounts belongi…
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The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women - 2022

The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women - 2022
Forbes releases list of top 100 most powerful women of 2022. The European Commission's first-ever female leader, Ursula Von Der Leyen, tops the list. Other names include Vice President Kamala Harris, Oprah Winfrey, and Taylor Swift. List of top 10 most powerful women of 2…
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US prints first banknotes with women's signatures.

US prints first banknotes with women's signatures.
The U.S. The Treasury (United States of America’s Finance Ministry) has printed the first US banknotes (currency notes) with two women’s signatures. The new currency notes of $1 and $5 value carry the signature of the Secretary of Treasury (American Finance Minister) Janet …
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Veteran US sports journalist Grant Wahl dies.

Veteran US sports journalist Grant Wahl dies.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Highly-regarded American soccer journalist Grant Wahl passed away covering the ld Cup in Qatar. He was passed away while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands in Qatar. This was the 8th World Cup for Wahl, who has been coveri…
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World Health Organization names Dr Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu as Chief Nursing Officer.

World Health Organization names Dr Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu as Chief Nursing Officer.
Dr Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu will become WHO's Chief Nursing Officer. Previously Minister for Health of the Kingdom of Tonga, and before that Tonga’s Chief Nursing Officer, Dr Tuipulotu will join WHO in the first quarter of 2023. As WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer, D…
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World Health Organization names Sir Jeremy Farrar as Chief Scientist.

World Health Organization names Sir Jeremy Farrar as Chief Scientist.
WHO announced that Dr Jeremy Farrar will become its new Chief Scientist. Currently, Director of the Wellcome Trust, Dr Farrar will join WHO in the second quarter of 2023. As WHO’s Chief Scientist, Dr Farrar will oversee the Science Division, bringing together the best brains…
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Twitter suspends account dedicated to tracking Elon Musk’s private jet.

Twitter suspends account dedicated to tracking Elon Musk’s private jet.
Twitter has suspended the account dedicated to tracking the location of billionaire Elon Musk’s private jet. The account, @ElonJet, was run by Florida college student Jack Sweeney and had amassed more than half a million followers. It tracked Musk’s plane’s location using pu…
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New Zealand passes legislation banning cigarettes.

New Zealand passes legislation banning cigarettes.
New Zealand will phase in a near-total tobacco ban from next year. Legislation passed by parliament on Tuesday (13) means that anyone born after 2008 will never be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products. It will mean the number of people able to buy tobacco will shrink ea…
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