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Brexit delay set to become law after winning Lords' approval
The United Kingdom's House of Lords - the upper chamber of the nation's Parliament - has approved a bill to delay Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. The Lords passed the bill on Friday.
Conservative peers had earlier in the week threatened to filibuster the fast-tracked legislation into oblivion, and more than 100 amendments were tabled for discussion.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused his opponents of making an "extraordinary political mistake" in refusing his calls for a snap election next month.
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Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism
Comment came as Greta Thunberg demanded immediate action in Davos
UN report: half a billion people struggle to find adequate paid work
Study also shows global unemployment due to rise for the first time in a decade
Angola vows to force return of Isabel dos Santos by 'all possible means'
Pledge comes as former ruler’s daughter denounces Luanda Leaks investigation
Apple CEO calls for global corporate tax system overhaul
Though it's one of the world's largest beneficiaries of favorable Irish tax minimization strategies, Apple is now calling for reform of the global loophole.
Amazon reportedly wants to turn your hand into a credit card
Technology giant Amazon is working to allow customers to connect their credit card information to their hands, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Drone footage shows massive dust storm sweeping across central New South Wales
Drone footage over the central New South Wales town of Parkes has captured a huge wall of dust moving across the landscape. Damaging winds produced by thunderstorms across the s...
Well that’s one way to close a door
At list at Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Also in UK: Sexual misconduct cases at record high in legal profession
Sixty-three cases were reported to solicitors’ governing body last year, figures show
From Ethiopia to Iran, places that escaped colonisation by Europeans – how did they do it?
Nepal has its rugged terrain to thank for being saved from enforced Western ‘civilisation’. The king of Thailand played a clever diplomatic game to keep his nation from foreign ...
The complex ties between mothers and their domestic helpers
Megan K. Stack’s memoir Women’s Work takes an unflinching look at the relationship between an expat journalist and the Asian migrant women who helped raise her children.
Trove of documents shows Africa’s richest woman Isabel dos Santos stole hundreds of millions in public money
The New York-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the documents relating to the former Angola president’s daughter. Isabel dos Santos claims they...
Influencers 'being offered thousands for sex'
.Top social media influencers are being propositioned daily by strangers with offers of thousands of pounds in return for sex, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. O...
Snapchat drug dealers target Middlesbrough school children
Children as young as 14 can easily buy class A drugs using Snapchat, a BBC investigation has found.
A Kidnapped Teen Was Rescued After Using Snapchat To Tell Her Friends Where To Find Her
Police arrested three men in connection with the kidnapping and assault of the 14-year-old girl.
New technology: Are we trading our privacy for convenience?
How the same devices we happily carry in our pockets are being weaponised against us.
TOI 700 d: Earth-sized planet found relatively nearby
TESS discovers Earth-sized world orbiting a star about 100 light years from Earth, NASA announces.
Yes, the UK media’s coverage of Meghan Markle really is racist
The UK press’s continued denial of racism just shows how entrenched these attitudes are.
9 habits that can instantly destroy your reputation, according to these self-made millionaires
As billionaire Warren Buffett once said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it."
Armed guards, secret location: Inside an illegal marijuana bazaar publicized on Instagram
NBC News found that countless purveyors of illicit THC products are hawking their wares in plain sight on social media pages, especially Instagram and Facebook.
British doctors want a tax on tech giants to fund research on the harms caused by social media
Leading U.K. psychiatrists say tech giants should be forced to hand over data on how children are affected by harmful online content.
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