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EU accuse Apple of abusing market position for contactless smartphone payments

The European Commission has accused Apple of abusing its market position for contactless smartphone payments. In a preliminary finding, it said the US company may have broken competition law by preventing rivals from accessing its “tap and go” technology. Apple denies the charge and has promised to engage with the Commission. If the charges are […]

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Former US police officer charged for fatally shooting 12-year-old boy in the back

A former Philadelphia police officer has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a 12-year-old boy in the back during a chaotic foot chase in early March. Authorities say that Edsaul Mendoza, 26, engaged in a “tactically unsound” pursuit of Thomas “TJ” Siderio and shot him despite knowing he was unarmed. Police believed a friend […]

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Helicopter catches returning rocket booster over the Pacific as it fell back to Earth after launch

The US-New Zealand Rocket Lab company has taken a big step forward in its quest to re-use its launch vehicles by catching one as it fell back to Earth. A helicopter grabbed the booster in mid-air as it parachuted back towards the Pacific Ocean after a mission to orbit 34 satellites. The pilots weren’t entirely […]

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Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet under investigation after severe turbulence injures passengers

Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet is under government scrutiny following an incident in which a plane’s autopilot malfunctioned, causing severe turbulence and multiple onboard injuries. The country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is looking into what happened on SpiceJet flight 945, which was traveling from Mumbai to Durgapur, West Bengal, on May 1. Reports say […]

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At least 59 percent of adults in Europe are overweight or obese: WHO

About 59 percent of adults in Europe are overweight or obese, according to the 2022 Regional Obesity Report presented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The data gathered in the WHO European region and presented on Tuesday said the problem affects more men than women, with 63 percent of men carrying excessive weight compared with […]

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Hundreds of households flee in US southwest as massive wildfire advances

Wind-whipped flames raced across pine-covered mountainsides in the US state of New Mexico on Monday, forcing residents to flee their homes and leading to the evacuation of the state‚Äôs psychiatric hospital. Hundreds of households in an historic city in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains were told to evacuate immediately as intense winds and bone-dry […]

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Intruder reportedly spends the night at barracks near Windsor Castle, investigation launched

The British Army is investigating after an intruder reportedly spent the night at a barracks close to Windsor Castle, alongside Royal guardsmen. The Sun newspaper reported that police were alerted to reports of the intruder at Victoria Barracks, home to the Coldstream Guards, in Windsor last Wednesday. The man approached soldiers pretending to be a […]

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Russia deploys trained military dolphins at its naval base in the Black Sea

Russia has reportedly deployed trained military dolphins at its naval base in the Black Sea possibly to protect its fleet from an underwater attack according to new analysis of satellite images. The US Naval Institute (USNI) reviewed satellite imagery of the naval base at Sevastopol harbor, and concluded that two dolphin pens were moved to […]

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Pet duck locates body of a missing murdered woman with dementia

A pet duck helped locate the body of a murdered woman early last month at a home in Candler, investigators said. Angela Wamsley and Mark Barnes are charged with murdering Wamsley’s grandmother, Nellie Sullivan. Sullivan, in her 90’s, was determined to be missing in 2020, according to Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. “It became pretty apparent […]

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Bitcoin becomes legal tender in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) has approved Bitcoin as legal tender. The second country to do so. CAR is one of the world’s poorest countries, but is rich in diamonds, gold and uranium. It has been wracked by conflict for decades and is a close Russian ally, with mercenaries from the Wagner Group helping fight […]

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Commercial Chinese drone-maker DJI suspends operations in Russia and Ukraine

The world’s largest commercial drone-maker DJI has suspended all business activities in Russia and Ukraine. Since the start of the war, Ukraine has urged the company to take steps to stop its drones being used by Russia. The Chinese firm said the decision was not a statement about any country, and its drones are not […]

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Top EU lawmakers warn Elon Musk against relaxing Twitter’s content moderation

European Union’s top lawmakers have issued a warning to Elon Musk over his takeover of Twitter. Twitter agreed to Elon Musk’s offer to buy it for $44 billion on Monday. The billionaire has publicly stated his interest in buying the social media platform is rooted in his idea of “free speech.” Musk has previously described […]