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    World Belarus strike action begins

    Local Belarussian media have shown factory workers shouting slogans and a student sit-in as an opposition strike call came into effect. President Alexander Lukashenko remains defiant after 11 weeks of mass protest. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko ignored an opposition ultimatum to quit...
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    Technology Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

    When Nano Defender was launched in 2019, it quickly became a go-to extension to bypass anti-adblocking mechanisms on Internet sites. It used code from uBlock Origin, one of the most prominent content blocking extensions, and users started to install the new extension in Chrome and other...
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    World ‘Catastrophic floods’: 105 killed, 5 million affected in Vietnam

    Severe floods and landslides triggered by weeks of heavy rains have killed at least 105 people in central Vietnam and “swamped” five million, according to media reports and an aid agency. About a third of the dead included soldiers whose barracks were buried under deadly mudslides last week...
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    General Petition calls for Blockbuster location in Ontario to be preserved as a museum

    LONDON, ONT -- It’s Friday night and you’re browsing the aisles of Blockbuster hoping the latest new release is still available. Many of us can picture this experience that has since been replaced by scrolling through a streaming service. It’s a time long gone from reality, but for many it...
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    Environment 80 Million Gallons of Oil, Larger Than Exxon Spill, Dangerously Close to Pouring into Caribbean

    The U.S. embassy in Trinidad and Tobago has urged "immediate actions" to prevent a potentially catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Paria, off the coast of Venezuela, where a floating storage and offloading facility is reportedly undergoing repairs. The Venezuelan-flagged Nabarima vessel has...
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    Health Gym declares itself a church to avoid closure under Poland’s coronavirus restrictions

    After gyms were required to close yesterday under new coronavirus restrictions, one sports club in Kraków has declared itself a shop allowing customers to “test” equipment for a fee and a church offering “religious meetings” to promote bodily care. Meanwhile, hundreds of people joined a protest...
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    Sci/Tech Solar breakthrough realises potential of ‘miracle material’ forged in Earth’s mantle

    Scientists have solved a fundamental problem that had prevented a “miracle material” from being used in next-generation solar cells. The breakthrough paves the way for the widely acclaimed mineral perovskite to transform the solar industry through cheaper and more efficient photovoltaics...
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    World Italy's olive oil production drops by a quarter as 'tree leprosy' takes toll

    Italy, the world’s second-largest exporter of olive oil, has seen output drop by a quarter this year, an agricultural lobby said, due to bad weather and a deadly bacteria. Italian production for 2020 is estimated at 270,000 tonnes, down 26% from 2019 due to a sharp drop in output in the...
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    Gaming StarCraft II Update - October 15, 2020

    To the StarCraft community, StarCraft is one of a kind, and we’re committed to making sure that those of you who love this universe like we do have a home here for many years to come. With that in mind, we want to let you know about a development change we’re making for StarCraft II as we...
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    General Federal judge rules inmates eligible to receive $1,200 stimulus checks

    A California judge has ruled that incarcerated persons are eligible to receive the $1,200 stimulus checked provided by the federal government in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Phyllis Hamilton, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said...
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    Politics US Supreme Court rejects SC’s effort to cut off public funding for Planned Parenthood

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a years-long effort by South Carolina leaders to cut off public funding for two Planned Parenthood clinics that provide abortions in the Palmetto State. The country’s highest court declined to consider an appeal in which Gov. Henry McMaster sought to...
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    Science NASA pledges to land 1st woman on moon by 2024

    It's one small step for a woman, one giant leap for womankind. NASA gave an official update to their Artemis Plan this week, stating that they will land the first woman on the moon in 2024. NASA plans to land the next man on the moon in the same mission. This will be the first time sending...
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    Technology The robot dolphin that could replace captive animals at theme parks one day

    HAYWARD, Calif. (Reuters) - Darting around the pool as a group of swimmers stands in the shallow end, the dolphin looks much like those that jump through hoops and perform acrobatics at theme parks. But this marine creature is a robot. “When I first saw the dolphin, I thought it could be...
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    Environment Canada's last intact ice shelf broke off. It took our research station with it

    In August, Adrienne White – an ice analyst at the Canadian Ice Service who monitors the Canadian Arctic for changes in sea ice – was reviewing satellite imagery when she spotted something remarkable. The enormous Milne ice shelf, which was the last intact ice shelf in Canada and which White had...
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    Gaming Blizzard France is going on a strike

    Summed up by /u/LukyLucaz :