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Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds

3 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Findings from Bolivia show plants were domesticated in region shortly after last ice age The Amazon basin was a hotspot for the early cultivation of plants, with inhabitants...
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China, US and Russia are frequent targets for Covid-19 related phishing attacks

China, US and Russia are frequent targets for Covid-19 related phishing attacks

9 hours ago   |   TechRadar

Rise in zero-day exploitations in 2019 in Middle East compared to three years ago Be vigilant when working from home and don't fall prey to ransomware attacks Can a company...
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'Bigger and brighter' supermoon graces night sky - video

11 hours ago   |   The Guardian

The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades started to show on Tuesday evening over Europe, Latin America, the US and the Middle East. This year, the supermoon was...
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Coronavirus: Turkey hopes to become first country to distribute free masks to entire nation

1 day ago   |   The Independent

Covid-19 has killed more than 640 people in Turkey, a death toll second only to Iran in the Middle East
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Roaring trade in zero-days means more vulns are falling into the hands of state spies, warn security researchers

2 days ago   |   The Register

Flaw variety hipper with snoops than cash-hungry crooks right now Zero-day vulns are increasingly likely to be bought and sold by malware vendors targeting the Middle East with...
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New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Most new electricity globally was green and coronavirus bailouts must boost this further, says agency Almost three-quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019...
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Former world officials call on US to ease Iran sanctions to fight Covid-19

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Group of former diplomats and ministers says shifting rules on medical trade could save hundreds of thousands of lives Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus...
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Dubai Petroleum drops second rig

2 days ago   |   Energy Voice

Dubai Petroleum is ending its second rig contract with Shelf Drilling, which had been working in the United Arab Emirates. The drilling company said the Shelf Drilling Mentor...
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ZEE5 announces launch of Arabic dubbed Bollywood blockbusters

ZEE5 announces launch of Arabic dubbed Bollywood blockbusters

2 days ago   |   BizAsia

Global streaming platform ZEE5 has announced the launch of content in Arabic, giving Bollywood fans across the Middle East and the diaspora across the globe access to the...
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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse seen on Boxing Day - video

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

People gathered across parts of Asia and the Middle East to watch a rare annular solar eclipse, also known as a ring of fire. The phenomenon, when the moon covers the centre of...
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Lorry Driver Maurice Robinson Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter Of 39 People

Lorry Driver Maurice Robinson Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter Of 39 People

Lorry driver Maurice Robinson, 25, of Craigavon in Northern Ireland, has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the manslaughter of 39 people who were found dead in a refrigerated... Read more ...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson 'improving' and now 'sitting up in bed' in hospital

Prime Minister Boris Johnson 'improving' and now 'sitting up in bed' in hospital

Boris Johnson, 55, remains in intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in London but Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the Prime Minister is sitting up in bed and speaking to medics Read more ...

Italy sees its lowest rate of new coronavirus deaths so far as fatalities...

Italy sees its lowest rate of new coronavirus deaths so far as fatalities rise 3.2% to 17,669

Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 542 on Wednesday, a lower tally than the 604 the day before, but the number of new cases pushed higher to 3,836 compared with... Read more ...

Stadia Is Free

Stadia Is Free

Google has made its game streaming service free for the next two months. Read more ...

Real Madrid announce 10 to 20 per cent pay cut for first-team stars

Real Madrid announce 10 to 20 per cent pay cut for first-team stars

Real Madrid players have agreed to take a pay cut for the rest of the season. If the season resumes the pay-cut will be just 10 per cent. But if it cannot be completed the... Read more ...

Steve Carell's new workplace comedy Space Force adds Lisa Kudrow to...

Steve Carell's new workplace comedy Space Force adds Lisa Kudrow to star-studded cast

Kudrow, 56, plays Maggie Naird, wife of Carell's Mark R. Naird, the man tapped to lead the US Government's newly-formed 'Space Force'. Read more ...

Cambridge University lab will test 30,000 coronavirus swabs a day by early May

Cambridge University lab will test 30,000 coronavirus swabs a day by early May

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Boris Johnson 'Responding To Treatment' In Intensive Care, Says No.10

Boris Johnson 'Responding To Treatment' In Intensive Care, Says No.10

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for his coronavirus symptoms, Downing Street has said. The prime minister has now spent two nights in intensive care in St Thomas'... Read more ...

Bernie Sanders dropping out of presidential race leaving Biden to face Trump

Bernie Sanders dropping out of presidential race leaving Biden to face Trump

Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign which had started off promisingly with wins in New Hampshire and Nevada - but he performed poorly on Super Tuesday Read more ...

Twin sisters, 66, die of coronavirus within four days of each other

Twin sisters, 66, die of coronavirus within four days of each other

Twin sisters from Wales died within days of each other after both falling ill with coronavirus (pictured, Eleanor Andrews on the right with Eileen, both 66, who 'did everything... Read more ...