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Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires that devastated the country last year

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 21:19
Syria has executed 24 people who were convicted of terrorism charges for igniting last year's devastating wildfires that left 3 people dead and scorched thousands of acres of forests, the Syrian Ministry of Justice said Thursday.

Climate change will bring global tension, US intelligence report says

Science & Nature - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:29
Countries will argue over a response and the poorest will suffer most, US intelligence says.

Lego recreates the house from 'Home Alone'

Entertainment - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:28
Lego has created a nostalgic replica just in time for the holiday season.

London has more statues of animals than it does of women and people of color, a new study says

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 18:49
London has more public sculptures of animals than it does of women or people of color, a new study has revealed.

Biden's Fed conundrum: Stick with Jerome Powell or let him go?

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 18:49
President Joe Biden faces a number of economic concerns, from supply chain disruptions to inflation. But the White House will soon need to tackle another major financial issue: whether or not to nominate Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell for a second term.

Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors

Entertainment - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 18:06
The thing about rare books is that they're, well, rare -- which means too many hidden gems are well out of reach for the everyday literary enthusiast.

Canada launches proof of vaccination credential for international travel

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 17:05
Canada is launching a standardized proof of vaccination credential in the coming weeks for both domestic and international travel.

Alleged murderer of UK lawmaker David Amess had terrorist links, court hears

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 16:23
A man charged with the murder of British politician David Amess had links to the ISIS terror group and targeted the MP due to his support for air strikes on Syria, a court in London heard Thursday.

Huge crowds march in Sudan in support of civilian rule

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 16:04
Throngs of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Thursday to voice their support for civilian rule within the country's power-sharing government.

Ruby Rose alleges unsafe working conditions on 'Batwoman' set

Entertainment - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 16:00
Ruby Rose says unsafe working conditions and a toxic culture on the CW series "Batwoman" led to their departure from the show in 2020.

UK government accused of being 'willfully negligent' as Covid cases mount

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 15:57
Britain's doctors' union has accused Boris Johnson's government of being "willfully negligent" in its handling of the latest wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, as ministers refuse to introduce mitigation measures despite soaring infection rates and increasing pressure on hospitals.

'Insecure's' Yvonne Orji is going to miss Molly too

Entertainment - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 15:49
Yvonne Orji has some words of wisdom for the character she plays for the upcoming fifth and final season of "Insecure."

'Dune' captures the book's epic scale while telling only half of the story

Entertainment - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 15:43
To anyone who remembers seeing David Lynch's 1984 version of "Dune" and thinking, "OK, so that happened," director Denis Villeneuve has conjured a far more coherent narrative filled with stunning images and massive machinery. He has also split the book into two films, leaving audiences to consume the less compelling first half before ending somewhat abruptly in the middle.

Vikings settled in North America in 1021AD, study says

Science & Nature - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 15:37
Scientists say they have precisely dated a camp in Newfoundland, Canada, thanks to a new technique.

Tesla's 'full self-driving' rolls back its privacy protection of trip videos

World - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 15:13
Tesla owners can buy the company's "full self-driving" software for $10,000, but they may have to pay with their privacy.

Cara Delevingne's father suggests she was named after in-flight magazine

Entertainment - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 14:34
Origin stories are a powerful part of celebrity culture that can help fans identify with the stars.

Cardi B and Penn Badgley are the Twitter friendship we didn't know we needed

Entertainment - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:32
What's the relationship status when you swap Twitter avis?

Orion: Nasa's Moon-ship is attached to SLS megarocket

Science & Nature - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:19
Nasa's next-generation spaceship is attached to the rocket that will launch it to the Moon.

Environment Bill: MPs reject tougher air quality target

Science & Nature - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:47
Ministers say the Environment Bill shows global leadership, but critics accuse them of "inaction".
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