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Britney Spears breaks silence on ‘traumatizing’ conservatorship at hearing in Los Angeles

American singer-songwriter Britney Spears spoke out against her conservatorship at a hearing in Los Angeles. In a rare public testimony, the singer told a court her father controlled her “100,000%” and he “loved” it. “I am traumatised,” she said, speaking remotely. “I just want my life back.” Jamie Spears was granted control over his daughter’s […]

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Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted real estate industry worldwide

The effect of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has greatly impacted the real estate sector across the globe. Investment volumes have seen huge drops, developers aren’t able to get permits and construction work has been delayed due to the unprecedented shutdowns. On top of this there is also a lot of uncertainty amongst companies when it […]

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European Union launch new space programme that’ll cover period until 2027

The European Union launched a new space programme that’ll cover the period to 2027 and will see the bloc’s 27 member states deepen investments in satellite-navigation, Earth observation, space situational awareness and secure communications, among other activities. It also establishes a new body called the EU Agency for the Space Programme. EUSPA will have oversight […]

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UNESCO recommends adding Venice to ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list

Venice should be added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger, advisors to the body have recommended, due to “threats” facing the lagoon city. The recommendation was made following the production of its annual conservation report. Venice’s potential addition to the list has been added to the provisional agenda for the session to be […]

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Delta variant to become dominant strain in the United States, raising fear of ‘resurgence’

The Delta variant of the coronavirus first identified in India is said to become the dominant strain in the United States. The Delta variant of the coronavirus first identified in India is said to become the dominant strain in the United States. Infectious disease experts have warned of a ‘resurgence’ in Covid-19 later this year. […]

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Nigerian President Muhammadu BuharI forms team to negotiate with Twitter, two weeks after ban

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari assembled a reconciliation team to lead negotiations with Twitter, more than two weeks after banning the social media company’s operation indefinitely. The move came about after Twitter wrote to the President “seeking to engage with the Federal Government over the suspension,” according to a statement on Tuesday. The team comprises some […]

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Chris Brown: American singer accused of hitting woman in Los Angeles

American singer Chris Brown has been accused of hitting a woman after a row in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old is alleged to have struck the woman on Friday 18 June. Officers were called to an area in the San Fernando Valley, southern California, at 7.30am local time, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department […]

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Sun Yang: Ban against Chinese Olympic swimmer reduced to 4 years and 3 months; misses Tokyo Olympics

The ban on freestyle swimmer Sun Yang was reduced from eight years to four years and three months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The ban against the three-time Chinese Olympic champion dates back to February, 2020 and means the swimmer will miss this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo. A new Cas panel held […]

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Taliban takes control of more than 50 districts in Afghanistan, UN sounds alarm

The Taliban has taken more than 50 of the 370 districts in Afghanistan since May this year, UN special envoy Deborah Lyons told the Security Council, warning of “dire scenarios” ahead of the foreign troop withdrawal. The US and NATO troops have set 11 September as the final date for withdrawal, though Pentagon spokesman John […]

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Angela Merkel: German chancellor gets Moderna as second jab after AstraZeneca first dose

German leader Angela Merkel has mixed and matched her Covid jabs. The 66-year-old Chancellor had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in April, soon after Germany recommended it only for people aged 60 and over. On Tuesday her spokesman said she had the Moderna jab ‘a few days ago’. Germany now practises ‘vaccine crossing’ which allows people to […]

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Jamal Khashoggi’s killers got paramilitary training in the United States

The killers of Jamal Khashoggi underwent paramilitary training in the United States a year before his murder, The New York Times reported. The training was approved by the US State Department. Tier 1 Group, a security company based in Arkansas, owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, started to provide the training in 2014 […]

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Work From Home: Coronavirus pandemic has changed the operations of organizations forever

Remote working became the most effective coping mechanism for several organisations to function around the world due to the unprecedented lockdowns imposed, to curb spreading of coronavirus infections. Work from home was a very well known concept in practice but not very common. The pandemic definitely changed this status. People developed mixed reactions. Now after […]