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2 ATS officers attend Malegaon blast trial to ‘help’ NIA; Pragya Thakur objects

The surprise appearance of the two ATS officers comes a fortnight after Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil’s statement that the agency will appoint a lawyer to assist NIA in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast trial

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Conspiracy theorists falsely claim Ashli Babbitt was ‘a victim and a martyr’

Self-described independent journalist Tayler Hansen took to Twitter to exonerate Ashli Babbitt in a series of tweets and shared a video taken just before she was shot

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Eye on Northeast | A border deal, a teen lost and found, and a party cut short

The Assam-Meghalaya land swap plan divides opinion; the PLA hands over Arunachal teenager gone missing; and the coronavirus pours cold water on grand plans to celebrate statehood milestones

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Barty to face Collins in bid to end Australian title drought

Ash Barty has ended a 42-year drought by reaching the Australian Open final with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Madison Keys

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Russia sees little optimism in US response on Ukraine crisis

The Kremlin says the U.S. rejection of Russia’s main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine leaves “little ground for optimism,” but added that dialogue was still possible

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ServiceNow Soars After Optimistic Outlook for Software Sector

(Bloomberg) -- ServiceNow Inc. shares surged the most in almost three years on Thursday after the company reported strong sales

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Breyer's retirement gives Senate Democrats a chance to show their base they can deliver

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's decision to retire arrived like a shot of adrenaline to beleaguered Democrats searching for a way to reanimate a frustrated base that they need to show up in November if they're to have a chance at keeping control of the Senate.

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EU Backs Pfizer Covid Pill; H.K. Cuts Quarantine: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 pill received backing from the European Union’s drugs regulator, offering a tool to manage coronavirus

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Struggling Air India sold after 69 years in govt hands

India's beleaguered national carrier landed back in the hands of its founders Thursday, decades after it was nationalised and following

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New Italy president still elusive after 4th round of voting

Lawmakers and regional representatives have failed again to find consensus on a new Italian president

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Apple Marks Black History Month With 'Black Unity' Watch Strap

Apple is celebrating Black History Month with a focus on Black health and wellness. Throughout

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Assault Case: Actor Dileep Gets Protection From Arrest Till 2 Feb

Kerala Police's Crime Branch had questioned Dileep and others in conspiracy case for over 3 days since last Sunday

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After Alleged Gang-Rape, Woman Beaten Up & Paraded; 6 Arrested by Delhi Police

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has condemned the incident, and requested strict action.

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UAE resume flight to Nigeria: UAE lift flight ban on Nigeria, South Africa and 10 African kontris

UAE bin suspend flights from many destinations for Africa afta di emergence of di Omicron variant.

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Home Office admits unlawful secret policy to seize all Channel migrants’ phones

The Home Office has admitted exercising an unlawful and secret policy of seizing mobile phones from all migrants crossing the English Channel. Lawyers representing the home secretary made the admission at the High Court on Thursday, while fighting legal action brought by three asylum seekers. The men, from Iraq and Iran, were all arrested on arrival in the UK despite committing no crime, and were stripped of their possessions. British authorities kept their mobile phones for several months, leaving them unable to contact their loved ones, as one of the men feared his wife and seven-year-old daughter had been killed. Read More Solution for tackling migrant crossings ‘not at sea’, MPs told Home Office loses case over stripping citizenship without notice Home Office refuses to equip immigration officers with bodycams despite IOPC advice

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Oil at seven-year high as Ukraine crisis overshadows Fed

By Ahmad Ghaddar and Noah Browning LONDON (Reuters) -Oil extended gains to seven-year highs above $90 a barrel on Thursday

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Tesla Delays Models in Bet Thin Lineup Can Ease Supply Woes

(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. pushed back introductions of new models to next year, wagering the best way to continue expanding

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Lamont Marcell Jacobs rejects doping accusations and insists 100m gold down to ‘blood, sweat and tears’

Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs, who won a shock gold medal at Tokyo 2020, has vehemently denied ever taking performance-enhancing drugs. The Italian maintains his breakout success is down to “extreme hard work”, having only broken the 10-second barrier in May 2021, six weeks before running 9.80, the 11th fastest 100m of all time, at the Games in Tokyo. Scepticism surrounded the 27-year-old’s shock victory, particularly after he shut down his season immediately after clinching a golden double with Italy’s victory in the men’s 4x100m relay. But the former long jumper has categorically denied ever taking performance-enhancing drugs, adding that the accusations of wrongdoing have been “hurtful”. “Absolutely not, and I would not,” Jacobs told The Daily Telegraph when asked if he had ever taken performance-enhancing drugs. “People think they can say whatever they want about you without understanding that sometimes what they say can be hurtful. “The negative pieces hurt me a bit because what they did was put doubt over my victories. My victories represent extreme hard work. Hard work that nobody saw, hard work that was blood, sweat, tears and injuries.” Jacobs also clarified that the abrupt ending to his season was due to the “exhausting” nature of the Olympics, adding that he “needed to regenerate my mind and body.” But doubts also surfaced when Jacobs’ one-time nutritional adviser, Giacomo Spazzini, was embroiled in a police investigation known as “Operation Muscle Bound” concerning the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. But despite removing himself from the situation and cutting Spazzini out of his lift in March last year, Jacobs maintains there have been many “wrong” accusations, including “a lot of mud slung about him as a person and a professional”. Jacobs will make his return to the track at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais in the 60m. It’s the event in which Jacobs achieved his first victory of 2021, winning in 6.54, a personal best at the time. An improved world-leading 60m of 6.47 would follow a month later to claim the European indoor title in Poland. And after his meteoric rise last summer, all eyes will be on Jacobs again on 17 February with the prospect of a big indoor season ahead of the European and World Championships this summer. Read More Galal Yafai targeting world title to add to Olympic gold after turning professional China scrambles to stop Beijing Covid outbreak ahead of Olympics Anti-vax Olympic gold medalist dies of Covid Galal Yafai targeting world title to add to Olympic gold after turning professional China scrambles to stop Beijing Covid outbreak ahead of Olympics Anti-vax Olympic gold medalist dies of Covid

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Intel Drops as Turnaround Investments Weigh on Profit Forecast

(Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp. shares fell on Thursday after the company gave a disappointing profit forecast, fueling concern that Chief

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US economy grew 5.7% in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession

The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020′s brief but devastating coronavirus recession

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Kosovo's first female Winter Olympian Kryeziu aims for glory in China

Young, determined and willing to take chances, slalom skier Kiana Kryeziu's journey to the Olympics mirrors the recent history of

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Anthony Joshua may accept step-aside money if he ‘thinks with his head rather than his c***’, says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua could still accept the offer to step aside for Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, Eddie Hearn has revealed, if he thinks with his head - and not with his manhood. An offer for the Brit to abandon his rematch clause with Usyk is on the table, with reports suggesting it tops £20million and could include AJ being given the first shot at the future unified champion. But his promoter, Hearn, has outlined how Joshua will make the final decision on his next fight, as he suggested the step-aside option could be the smarter move. Hearn told the DAZN Boxing Show: “There has been an offer, there have been several discussions with myself. “I don’t rule it out - I can’t rule it out. That’s not my job. AJ’s the boss, he will rule it out or not rule it out. He’ll have an intelligent conversation - he’s very smart - about the plan. He won’t want to do it. “A lot of people who know boxing [say that] it’s a very smart move. And then on the other hand it’s, ‘Oh, you’re ducking him’. You can’t win. “Anthony has never ducked anyone so he won’t want to let even one person think that he’s ducking that challenge because that’s not what he’s about. But sometimes you have to think with your head, rather than your c***.” Fury, meanwhile, has called out Dillian Whyte after talks continued over their WBC title fight. The heavyweight champion has indicated that Joshua will not take the step-aside, and has teased them for missing out on the huge sums it came with. Read More Eddie Hearn confirms Anthony Joshua receives offer to step aside from Oleksandr Usyk fight Tyson Fury slams ‘cowards’ Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua as wait for next opponent goes on Usyk vs Joshua 2, Tyson Fury unification and Canelo at cruiserweight? The boxing agenda for 2022

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Jonathan Chew: Man pleads guilty to harassing England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty

A man has pleaded guilty to harassing Sir Chris Whitty in St James’s Park last year. Jonathan Chew, 24, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to a charge of intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress. More to follow.

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Ministers are ‘cowards’ for not acting faster on air pollution says Labour MP

Ministers are being slow to act on potentially deadly air pollution because they are “cowards”, an MP has said Geraint Davis, the Labour chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution, told The Independent the government had a “duty” to clean up its air for its citizens — and that this was not happening fast enough. He urged ministers to implement a stricter threshold on what constitutes dangerous levels of air pollution. This was also recommended by a coroner last year, who found excessive pollution contributed to the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah in 2013. MPs voted down a proposal to bring the UK’s legal limits in line with the World Health Organisation’s last October. Mr Davis told The Independent more needed to be done to tackle air pollution in the UK. “The UK governments are being so slow to act on such a critical issue because they are fundamentally cowards waiting for the public to catch up on the fact this is so damaging for the families,” he said. The chair of the APPG on air pollution added: “Parents have a duty to protect their children’s right to life. And the government has got a duty to ensure they can by cleaning up all of air.” He suggested there was a reluctance to toughen up legal pollution limits because it would mean “suddenly” having to take significant action, such as by banning wood-burning stoves and restricting the number of cars. “But the truth is, we should ban wood-burning stoves and we should limit the number of diesel-belching cars,” the Labour MP for Swansea West said. “So they should impose the guidelines for the very reasons they haven’t.” Public Health England has previously called air pollution the UK’s “biggest environmental threat to health”, estimating long-term exposure contributes to up to 36,000 deaths a year. Poor air quality has been linked to a host of health problems, including heart and lung disease, lung cancer and making asthma worse. A Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs spokesperson said: “Air pollution has reduced significantly since 2010 – at a national level emissions of fine particulate matter have fallen by 11 per cent, while emissions of nitrogen oxides are at their lowest level since records began.! They added: “To continue to drive forward tangible and long-lasting improvements to air quality we are committed to setting stretching and ambitious targets on air quality through our Environment Act.” After rejecing bringing UK air pollution limits in line with the WHO’s last year, the government said it would run a public consultation in 2022 and aim to bring in new legislation by autumn. Read More Los Angeles City Council approves ban of new oil and gas wells Air pollution reduces pollination by changing how insects smell flowers, study finds How schools are banning cars outside to protect children from air pollution How do cities around the world react when pollution gets particularly bad? What does London’s air pollution warning mean? Londoners told to reduce outdoor exercise today due to high pollution levels

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Wanted: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science

(Reuters) - The world's first medical trial authorised to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as

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