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Texas man who plotted to blow up Amazon data center, shutdown 70% of the internet sentenced to 10 years

A Texas man who plotted to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia is sentenced to federal prison. Seth Aaron Pendley pleaded guilty in June to a malicious attempt to destroy a building with an explosive device and was sentenced to 10 years by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor. He faced a maximum of […]

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Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 workers in the United States

Amazon has offered to pay the tuition fee of its employees as the online giant struggles to keep its workforce amid labour shortage. The firm has offered to cover more than 750,000 frontline workers in the United States. The firm is expected to invest $1.2 billion into the scheme, with workers able to access the […]

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Collision of two river boats in Peru’s Amazon leaves at least 20 dead, several missing

A collision of two river boats in the Amazon in Peru has left at least 20 passengers dead and dozens missing, a government statement said. The accident took place at 05:30 local time on the Huallaga River, in Muyuna on Sunday, when a boat full of passengers crashed into a freight barge amid dense mist […]

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Entertainment

Amazon shifts ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series from New Zealand to Britain

New Zealand has long been associated with “The Lord of the Rings” but with the filming of a major new television series suddenly snatched away, the nation has become more like Mordor than the Shire for hundreds of workers. In a major blow to the nation’s small but vibrant screen industry, Amazon Studios announced on […]

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Amazon to pay customers up to $1,000 if product sold through its website injures people or damages property

E-commerce company Amazon.com announced it will pay customers up to $1,000 if a product sold through its website injures people or damages property, even if the product was sold by a third-party seller. The world’s largest online retailer also pledged to cover the cost of such claims without seeking reimbursement from third-party sellers as long […]

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India’s highest court rules in favour of Amazon to stop Reliance-Future Group deal

India’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Amazon in a decision that could shape the growth of e-commerce in India for years to come. It upheld an order by a Singapore-based arbitration panel against India’s biggest retailer, Reliance, buying the country’s second biggest retailer, Future Group. The court said the order is enforceable under […]

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Business World

Amazon delays office return for corporate staff until next year as Delta variant surges infections

Amazon has asked it’s US corporate employees to return to the office until next year as Covid continues to spread. The online shopping giant previously asked staff to work from home until 7 September, but will now extend this until 3 January 2022. It comes as new Covid infections surge across America, with daily cases […]

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Business India

Amazon vs Reliance: Battle for the Future of Indian retail

Future group is one of the most prominent and popular retail conglomerates in India that was founded by Kishore Biyani. This group reportedly agreed to sell a few of its warehousing, retail, logistics, and wholesale assets to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail Ltd, subsidiary of Reliance Industries. The deal details the sale of Big Bazaar supermarket, […]

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Bolsonaro bans outdoor fires for 120 days ahead of annual burning season, redeploys military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has issued a broad 120-day ban on unauthorised outdoor fires ahead of the annual burning season in the Amazon rainforest. The decree, published in the official government gazette on Tuesday, comes a day after Bolsonaro redeployed the military in an effort to stop deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest. Deforestation has […]

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Business Insane World

MacKenzie Scott donates $2.74 billion to ‘historically underfunded organizations’

MacKenzie Scott donated $2.74 billion to organizations that focus on the arts and combating racial discrimination. In divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos, Ms Scott became one of the richest woman’s in the world. She and Bezos were married for 25 years. At $193.5 billion, Bezos is currently the world’s’ wealthiest person, and Scott’s fortune is […]

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Mystery bidder pays $28 billion for 10-minute trip to edge of space alongside Jeff Bezos

A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire’s company Blue Origin next month. The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would take seats on board the company’s New Shepard launch vehicle on July 20, […]

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos to fly to space aboard a Blue Origin flight on July 20

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will fly to space along with his on the first human flight launched by his space company, Blue Origin. In an Instagram post, Mr Bezos said space flight was something he had wanted to do “all my life”. Blue Origin is also auctioning off a seat in the capsule, for someone […]