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Tesla robot slowly walks on stage at AI Day

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 18:42
Tesla revealed on Friday a prototype of a humanoid robot that it says could be a future product for the automaker.

Biden announces return of seven American detainees from Venezuela

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 17:05
• Breaking: American citizen held in Iran for more than six years released to seek medical treatment, UN spokesperson says

Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 16:55
Residents on the small resort island of Polillo are accustomed to severe weather -- their island sits in the northeastern Philippines, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where storms typically gather strength and turn into typhoons.

American citizen held in Iran for more than six years released to seek medical treatment, UN spokesperson says

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 13:17
An elderly American wrongfully held in Iran for more than six years has been permitted to leave the country "to seek medical treatment abroad," according to a statement from UN Secretary General spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

Amid global turmoil, here's what superyacht buyers are doing

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 11:00
The world is in turmoil. The specter of global conflict lurks on the horizon. Energy prices are putting the squeeze on millions. Covid lingers. But in Monaco, at the yachting world's most glamorous event, it's business as usual.

'Predatory,' widespread sexual harassment on Australia's Antarctic research bases, report finds

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 23:22
Australian women working on research bases in Antarctica have been plagued by a widespread culture of sexual harassment, a recently released report found.

Analysis: Liz Truss faces her party faithful after a disastrous week. Many Conservatives fear defeat looms at UK's next election

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 21:34
Liz Truss's first full week as British Prime Minister has not been an easy one. It began with the pound crashing to its lowest level in decades following her government's mini-budget last Friday. It ended with her meeting the UK's independent financial forecaster and having to explain herself after a week of economic chaos.

Bolsonaro or Lula? As Brazil prepares to vote, here's what to know

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 21:28
As election day approaches in Brazil, the two leading presidential candidates -- former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and current leader Jair Bolsonaro -- have stepped up efforts to woo voters.

South Korean President warns North over nuclear program

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 20:56
North Korea will face "a determined and overwhelming response" from South Korea and the United States if it attempts to use nuclear weapons, South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol said Saturday.

Four teenagers were shot at a protest in Papua. Eight years on, only one suspect is facing trial

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:57
Even by the bloody standards of Indonesia's decades-long Papua conflict, one massacre stands out for its brutality -- and the seeming impunity of those behind it.

Iranian security forces arrest a woman for eating at restaurant in public without her hijab, family says

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 12:27
Iranian security forces arrested a woman after a photo of her and another woman eating at a Tehran restaurant without their head scarves was widely circulated online, her family said Friday. The photo emerged Wednesday showing the two women having breakfast at a cafe that, like most coffeehouses in Iran, is traditionally patronized by men.

Thousands attend funeral for 7-year-old who died, Palestinians say, in Israeli troops chase

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:49
Thousands of Palestinians turned out Friday to mourn a seven-year-old Palestinian boy who died, his father said, while being chased by Israeli troops on Thursday -- an account rejected by the Israeli army but which prompted the US State Department to call for an investigation.

Namibia can become a green energy exporter, says first lady

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 08:41
With Europe looking for alternatives to Russian energy, the European Union has set a target to produce 11 million tons of green hydrogen, and import another 11 million tons, by 2030.

How a debate over textbooks closed 150 schools in East Jerusalem

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:41
On September 19, some 150 schools in East Jerusalem went on strike, keeping tens of thousands of students out of the classroom, to protest the introduction of Israeli textbooks.

EU agrees to tax windfall oil and gas profits amid 'insane race' to tame energy crisis

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:26
EU governments agreed Friday to tax the windfall profits of oil and gas companies and to cap the revenues of some electricity generators as the cost of Europe's energy crisis spirals higher.

The couple who spent their honeymoon riding an African iron ore train

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:10
When planning a honeymoon, many couples go for obvious destinations like Paris, the city of love, or the Maldives, with its stunning azure waters.

The UK economy still hasn't recovered from the pandemic. Now it's on the ropes again

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:22
There was good news and bad in Friday's revised data about the UK economy. It grew — marginally — in the second quarter of the year, rather than shrinking as previously estimated.

Swiss court favors Lindt and orders Lidl to destroy its chocolate bunnies

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 03:56
Lindt & Spruengli's foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies deserve protection from copycat products, Switzerland's highest court ruled on Thursday, and ordered German discounter Lidl to stop selling a similar product in Switzerland and to destroy its remaining stock.

Heavy gunfire in Burkina Faso capital, soldiers on streets, witnesses say

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 02:11
Heavy gunfire was heard coming from the main military camp and some residential areas of Burkina Faso's capital early on Friday morning, Reuters reporters said.

At least 19 dead after suicide bomb blast at educational center in Kabul

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 00:17
A suicide bomb attack on an education center in Kabul has killed at least 19 people, most of whom are believed to be young women, in the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital.