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TechScape: how China became an AI superpower ready to take on the United States

4 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

Up for discussion in this week's newsletter: a mix of state support and entrepreneurial zeal means China is poised to win the next tech revolution - just as a former Google...
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What is Plan B and will it slow the spread of Omicron?

36 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

The Government could bring in further Plan B measures in England to slow the spread of the Omicron variant, which looks increasingly likely to take over from Delta as the...
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UK falls off second spot in global ranking of pandemic preparedness

UK falls off second spot in global ranking of pandemic preparedness

48 minutes ago   |   The Telegraph


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Win for Tunisian town facing landfill crisis as government backs down

58 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

After demonstrations see police use teargas and the death of one man, work begins to clear waste in Sfax after decision to move site Work has begun to clear 30,000 tonnes of...
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First global studies suggest Omicron escapes vaccine immunity, but boosters show promise

1 hour ago   |   Politico   |   2 articles

First data from laboratory studies in South Africa, Sweden and Germany suggest the Omicron coronavirus variant can escape vaccine immunity, but results vary. Preliminary data...
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Christmas present hell as China chip shortage threatens empty tech shelves in days

Christmas present hell as China chip shortage threatens empty tech shelves in days

1 hour ago   |   Daily Express

PLANS to secure your perfect Christmas gift could be in ruins as a global shortage may rule out many technology presents this year.
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Boris Johnson apologises for Downing Street video but insists no Christmas party was held - PMQs live

1 hour ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

Latest updates: Boris Johnson says he understands fury over leaked video but insists no rules were broken PM accused of lying after No 10 officials caught joking about party...
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Google Year in Search 2021 sees Squid Game and Dune reign supreme in UK

Google Year in Search 2021 sees Squid Game and Dune reign supreme in UK

1 hour ago   |   Radio Times

Google has released its results for its Year in Search 2021. The search engine has shed a light on the most-searched-for series and films in the United Kingdom and on a global...
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WTI Price Analysis: Oil has room to rise after recapturing $72 mark

2 hours ago   |   FXCM

WTI price is looking to retest weekly tops above $72. Omicron optimism and China stimulus back the higher-yielding oil. WTI could rise towards $74 before the bear cross gets...
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USD/CAD refreshes multi-week low amid bullish oil prices, eyeing 1.2600 ahead of BoC

2 hours ago   |   FXCM

A combination of factors dragged USD/CAD to a three-week low on Wednesday. Crude oil shot back above the $72.00/barrel mark and underpinned the loonie. Retreating US bond...
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Australia legend Ricky Ponting ‘staggered' by England's decision to leave...

Australia legend Ricky Ponting ‘staggered' by England's decision to leave out James Anderson and Stuart Broad for Ashes opener

Stuard Broad and James Anderson were left out of England's opening Ashes Test Ricky Ponting said he was ‘staggered' England had opted to omit both James Anderson and Stuart... Read more ...

PMQs LIVE: Under-pressure Boris Johnson faces grilling over No10 Christmas...

PMQs LIVE: Under-pressure Boris Johnson faces grilling over No10 Christmas Party 'lies'

PMQs comes after more revelations about the alleged Christmas party emerged last night, including a recording of Downing Street staff joking about how to avoid questions about it Read more ...

Indian military chief feared among seven killed in helicopter crash

Indian military chief feared among seven killed in helicopter crash

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10 tips to survive a power cut in your home

10 tips to survive a power cut in your home

The barrage of severe weather has left thousands of Scots without power - here's how to get through. Read more ...

Avalanche warning issued to Scots after Storm Barra batters country

Avalanche warning issued to Scots after Storm Barra batters country

A 'high category four' risk of avalanches had been forecast for the Cairngorms after blizzard conditions hit parts of Scotland. Read more ...

Theatre needs our support this Christmas, insists Ayrshire Conservative MSP

Theatre needs our support this Christmas, insists Ayrshire Conservative MSP

Sharon Dowey paid a visit to Ayr's Gaiety to check out their panto season. Read more ...

Boris Johnson told 'trust and leadership a matter of life and death' as SNP...

Boris Johnson told 'trust and leadership a matter of life and death' as SNP demand resignation over Christmas party row

Ian Blackford said the Conservatives had to remove Boris Johnson if he refused to resign over the lockdown Christmas parties. Read more ...

Crash driver 'suffering from PTSD after witnessing uncle's execution' avoids...

Crash driver 'suffering from PTSD after witnessing uncle's execution' avoids a prison term

Sami Altoky hit a police vehicle and a pregnant woman's car as he fled the scene. Read more ...

Intensive care admissions in variant-stricken South African province are...

Intensive care admissions in variant-stricken South African province are HALF of levels during Delta

EXCLUSIVE: Figures suggest that ICU admissions in South Africa are lower during the Omicron wave than the Delta one. But fewer people had immunity when Delta struck. Read more ...

Two vaccine doses may NOT be enough to protect against Omicron coronavirus...

Two vaccine doses may NOT be enough to protect against Omicron coronavirus variant, says Pfizer

Pfizer says that people who get the third shot booster should have enough immunity to fight the variant, according to their press release on Wednesday. Read more ...