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Eyewitnesses say Nigerian forces opened fire on protesters in Lagos

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 01:32
Clashes between protesters and law enforcement agents in Lagos turned bloody on Tuesday, despite a state-wide curfew, with eyewitnesses telling CNN that multiple demonstrators have been shot by soldiers.

Impossible is working on a plant-based milk for people who hate plant-based milks

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 23:13
Impossible Foods, the company known for making plant-based meat designed to taste, cook and look like real meat, may soon get into milk.

This car just smashed through speed records at 316 mph

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 17:30
A little-known American automaker has just snatched the title of world's fastest production car.

UK government signs contract for first coronavirus human challenge studies

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:26
The UK government has signed a contract for the first human challenge studies for the novel coronavirus, in which healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with the virus in a controlled setting, and some receive an experimental vaccine.

Australia to join India, US, Japan in large naval exercises

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 05:12
Australia will join India, the United States and Japan in next month's Malabar naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, in a move that is expected to strengthen the military relationship between the four democracies amid increased tensions with China.

Archaeologists unearth 'huge number' of sealed Egyptian sarcophagi

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 04:37
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered another large cache of unopened sarcophagi in Saqqara, adding to the trove of almost 60 coffins recently recovered from the ancient necropolis.

Trump announces plans to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 23:41
President Donald Trump announced Monday that he intends to lift Sudan's state sponsor of terrorism designation -- news that comes as the transitional government in Khartoum could deliver him a diplomatic victory ahead of the US presidential election.

6 Russian military officers charged with a worldwide cyberattack

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 21:55
Six Russian military officers were charged on Monday for hacking into software using destructive malware to black out thousands of computers and cause nearly $1 billion in losses, actions that the Justice Department says were intended to support Russian government efforts to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize worldwide computer networks.

UK accuses Russian intelligence agency of hacking 2020 Olympics

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:26
The British government has accused the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service, of carrying out cyberattacks on officials and organizations involved in planning the 2020 Olympics.

The rich really are different: They're buying more jewelry during Covid

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 19:27
Here's the latest sign of economic divide between the haves and have-nots in the pandemic: Rich people are buying more high-end jewelry like diamond rings and gold necklaces.

Wales is introducing a 'firebreak' lockdown. What this means

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:21
Wales will introduce a "firebreak" lockdown which will require everyone to stay at home, for two weeks, beginning October 23. CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford about the decision.

The iPhone 12 Mini's main drawback: A tiny battery

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 15:21
Apple claimed there was no difference between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini except for their size and their price.

Masks made Czech Republic the envy of Europe. Now they've blown it

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:59
Inside the intensive care unit at Prague's Na Bulovce Hospital some patients are hooked up to ventilators through tracheostomy tubes, others are lying face down, to help them breathe. The doctors and nurses don head-to-toe hazmat suits; as coronavirus cases surge in the Czech Republic, the country can't afford to have health workers sidelined by the virus.

Land Rover Defender named 'SUV of the Year'

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:59
MotorTrend named the new Land Rover Defender as its 2021 SUV of the Year. The newly designed Defender recently returned to the US market after the model had not been sold here for more than 20 years.

The Gaza Strip was already in isolation. Then came the Covid-19 lockdown

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:45
The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely-populated areas in the world. After more than a decade under blockade, the Covid-19 lockdown is adding isolation and despair to the area.

Taiwan official allegedly injured after altercation with Chinese diplomats in Fiji

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:26
A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji earlier this month, according to Taiwan's Foreign Ministry.

Sharks have killed 7 people in Australia this year

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:10
One morning in early October, a now-familiar scene unfolded on a beach in Western Australia.