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Elon Musk wants to set up city named Starbase in Texas

Billionaire Elon Musk has approached officials of a Texas county where SpaceX has a private launch site and rocket production facility about incorporating a new city to be called Starbase, officials said. Cameron County Judge Eddie …

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Trump Plaza in Atlantic City demolished

A hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that was once owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump was demolished Wednesday morning. The former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has been closed since 2014. The building, once a staple …

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Bill Gates predicts next two disasters facing mankind

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned the world about the next disaster. Gates said bioterrorism and climate change could be the next biggest threats to humanity. Gates had issued a warning about a deadly virus claiming millions of …

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How Uzbekistan’s cotton industry cleaned up its act

A combination of government-led reform, international pressure, higher wages, and the return of migrant workers from abroad has all-but eradicated the use of child and forced labour in the Uzbek cotton harvest. As Emerging Europe …

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Pomegranate juice could boost longevity

Pomegranate has shown impressive results in numerous studies by not only extending lifespans but also reducing the risk of serious diseases. The lifespan and health-span enhancing actions of the fruits of pomegranate were tested on …

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WHO Director-General urges to prepare for new pandemics

The current coronavirus pandemic will not be the last one, epidemics are our reality, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned today. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "the world has turned …

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Miami citizens warned of 'falling iguanas' season

The U.S. National Weather Service in Miami is calling for "falling iguanas" in its holiday forecast. Temperatures in South Florida are expected to drop on Christmas Day and into the weekend, creating conditions that may …

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Most expensive cities for overseas workers named

Hong Kong has been named as the most expensive location in the world for expatriates, according to the latest Cost of Living research published by ECA International. "Hong Kong is the most expensive place in the world for overseas …

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Prince Harry and Meghan purchase home in Santa Barbara

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have set down roots in Santa Barbara, California. A representative for the couple said that they moved into the home last month. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of …

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Another lethal virus spreads in China

 Specialists from China warn the population about the spread of a dangerous SFTS virus, which may be lethal, the Chinese newspaper Global Times informs. "Doctors believe that this virus is transmitted mainly through insect …

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Swiss scientists: laughter acts as a stress buffer

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events – although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter, according to a research team from the University of Basel. …

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Google to adopt work-from-home until at least July 2021

Google will extend its work-from-home stance until at least July 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company had previously said most employees will be working remotely through the end of 2020, with some …

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Europe braces for second COVID-19 wave

Europe is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus as continuing outbreaks raise the prospect of reimposed restrictions at a time when millions of people are travelling across the continent for their summer holidays, The Guardian writes. …

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UN: COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in an annual report. According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020, an …

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