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Sudan protests: Massive crowds demonstrate against military takeover

[ad_1] The streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, were packed with protesters on Saturday morning, with demonstrators chanting anti-military slogans and waving anti-coup banners."No for military rule, yes for civilian rule," protesters shouted in videos posted to social media.At least three people were shot dead by the military, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD), which is aligned with the civil component of the now-dissolved Sovereign Council. One
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Mummies found buried in boats in a China desert have unexpected origins

[ad_1] New techniques in ancient DNA analysis are providing more and more tantalizing details about prehistory, including some of the latest scientific discoveries in the past week.I'm Katie Hunt, standing in for Ashley Strickland, who's on vacation.In an inhospitable desert in northwestern China, hundreds of stunningly intact mummies, buried in boats, were discovered in the 1990s. The Bronze Age mummies date back as far as 4,000 years ago. Their identity
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President Xi Jinping’s pledge to redistribute wealth brings back bad memories for luxury brands in China

[ad_1] Many analysts believe the campaign could actually be good for business. While Xi's plans are still taking shape, his government has made clear that it ultimately wants to raise the incomes of more households and expand the middle class. That, in turn, could help increase purchasing power and consumption.But experts haven't ruled out the possibility of the government clamping down on signs of perceived extravagance or raising taxes on
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Thai authorities indict company over sale of second-hand medical gloves after CNN investigation

[ad_1] Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanavisit, chair of a special government committee set up to probe CNN's report, said Paddy the Room Trading Company faced eight charges related to selling medical supplies without a permit from Thai regulators.The company brokered deals with American firms to provide millions of dollars of medical grade nitrile gloves, but instead sent lower-quality vinyl or latex gloves hand-packed into boxes claiming they were medical
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Iran nuclear talks: US is deeply skeptical and considering taking tougher action as Iran says it will return to talks

[ad_1] The fact the new hardline Iranian government has appointed a negotiating team led by opponents of the deal has only increased the sense of pessimism.Sources in Washington tell CNN there is an ongoing debate within the Biden administration about how to proceed and how much to increase the pressure on Iran. However, they say the US and its allies are now more willing to impose a higher cost on
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Partisanship, employee dissent and ‘dead bodies’: Inside Facebook’s struggle to combat misinformation and hate speech in India

[ad_1] The fact-finding mission, which was described by one of the researchers in an internal document seen by CNN, took place at an important moment for the country, and for Facebook's operations within it. India's national elections, the biggest in the world, were just months away — and Facebook was already bracing for potential trouble. Against that backdrop, Facebook's researchers interviewed over two dozen users and found some underlying issues
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Obama returns to the world stage to boost Biden and reassure leaders after four years of Trump

[ad_1] At least when it comes to fighting climate change. And at least when you judge the country as a whole and not just what's going on in Washington, where the President's climate agenda just took a major cut in Congress. It's an extremely unusual appearance by a former president at a world leaders event, but Obama aides and friends tell CNN the former President wants to help Biden win
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Meta: Facebook changes its company name

[ad_1] Founder Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that Facebook will change its corporate name to Meta, effectively demoting Facebook's namesake service to being just one of the company's subsidiaries, alongside Instagram and WhatsApp, rather than the overarching brand.The company formerly known as Facebook also said in a press release that it plans to begin trading under the stock ticker "MVRS" on December 1.A rebranding could be part of an effort to
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England could become the first country to prescribe e-cigarettes

[ad_1] Manufacturers of e-cigarettes will be able to submit their products for checks and possibly regulatory approval for use in the country's National Health Service, the ministry said in a statement.Smoking rates have fallen to record lows in Britain but killed almost 64,000 people in England in 2019.Reviews have shown that regulated e-cigarettes are not risk-free but are less harmful than smoking, the ministry said. [ad_2] Source link
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Evergrande has reportedly made good on another payment, averting default once again

[ad_1] The debt-stricken firm paid interest on a dollar-denominated bond that was due in late September, just as a 30-day grace period expired, according to the New York Times and Bloomberg. Each publication cited unnamed sources.CNN Business could not independently verify that the payment had been made, and Evergrande did not immediately respond to a request fro comment. The interest due was worth $47.5 million for a bond that expires