Month: April 2022

More than 1,000 firefighters battle 150 square mile wildfire in New Mexico | Wildfires

More than 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the US on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines and closer to a town in northern New Mexico. Preliminary overnight mapping imagery indicated that the fire that has burned at least 166 homes grew in size …

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Ukraine news: Putin poised to declare ‘all-out war’ after Kyiv blitz fails | World | News

Putin’s military chiefs are reportedly urging the Russian president to drop the term “special operation” which has previously been used for the invasion of Ukraine and instead declare war. The move would enable the mass mobilisation of Russians. Putin has insisted on using the term “special operation” for the war in Ukraine since Russia launched …

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ISIS’s “Beatles” Group Terrorist Alexanda Kotey Faces Jail For Murdering US Hostages

The terrorist was a citizen of UK, but the British government withdrew his citizenship. (File) Washington: A member of the ISIS group nicknamed “The Beatles” that beheaded American hostages is due to face a US judge on Friday who will determine whether to subject him to a lifetime of near-solitary confinement. US District Judge TS Ellis in Alexandria, …

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Apple reports record sales and profits but expects greater hit ahead from Russia-Ukraine war | Business News

Apple has reported record revenue and profits for the second quarter of its financial year but warned that it expects a greater impact ahead from the effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine. The world’s most valuable listed company said revenue between January-March came in at $97.3bn – $3bn more than analysts had predicted and up …

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One Nation directs preferences to Labor in five seats targeting ‘left-leaning Liberals’ | One Nation

One Nation has divided its support between the major parties on how-to-vote cards, directing supporters to preference Labor in at least five seats while helping the Coalition in the north Queensland seat of Leichhardt and Braddon in Tasmania. The One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, revealed the plan on Thursday, confirming retaliation against select moderate MPs …

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US no longer in ‘full-blown’ pandemic phase, Anthony Fauci says

The virus’s ability to mutate and work around the human immune system has made experts cautious about predicting the trajectory of the pandemic. “Not to be gloom and doom, but the central issue is that we do not know whether the virus will spawn new variants capable of eroding the protection from vaccines and therapeutics,” …

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Beijing conducts mass COVID-19 testing in bid to avoid Shanghai-style lockdown

Millions of people in Beijing’s largest district have undergone their second COVID-19 test this week as the Chinese capital tries to keep an outbreak of dozens from spiralling into a crisis that could force it into a distressing Shanghai-style lockdown. Key points: Local officials hope mass testing will spare them the drama seen in Shanghai In Beijing, supermarkets …

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