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South Africa Table Mountain: ‘Out of control’ fire breaks out at Cape Town monument

More than 120 firefighters are battling the massive blaze and four helicopters have been deployed to help with the efforts, according to a press release shared by a Twitter account associated with the park. “The fire created its own wind which further increased the speed of propagation. The excessive amount of smoke and the associated […]

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Bitcoin collapses after recent high as cryptocurrencies hit on weekends

The price of bitcoin fell over the weekend and fell 19.5% from the all-time highs posted by the popular cryptocurrency last week. Bitcoin fell as low as $ 52,148.98 on Sunday morning after hitting an all-time high above $ 64,800 on Wednesday, according to CoinDesk. It was the last transaction of just over $ 55,795. […]

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World’s largest vaccine producer runs out of Covid-19 vaccines, as second wave accelerates

World’s largest vaccine producer runs out of Covid-19 vaccines, as second wave accelerates

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We’re closer to a bitcoin ETF, but “ not quite there yet ”: CIO

Bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds are closer than ever to becoming a reality, but approval is still a long way off, according to a market analyst. The Securities and Exchange Commission is currently reviewing VanEck’s second proposal for a bitcoin ETF. Officials now have about two weeks to decide whether to approve, reject or extend their review […]

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Kenosha shooting: 3 people killed and 2 injured after melee at Somers House tavern

Gunshots erupted inside and outside The Somers House Tavern around 12:40 am Sunday, Sheriff David G. Beth mentionned. “Looks like someone was kicked out of the facility and maybe came back soon after,” and started shooting, Beth said. It is not known exactly why this person was deported, or if there was one or more […]

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren fight: YouTube star wins first round boxing match

Paul, 24, entered the game with a professional record of 2-0, previously beating compatriot AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson. Askren, 36, who announced his MMA retirement in 2019 due to hip problems, made his boxing debut. Before turning to a boxing career, Paul was widely known on social media as a hot and […]

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Covid-19 has sparked new financial aid for Americans. Could this continue?

Half point images | Moment | Getty Images Millions of Americans have received some form of financial support from the government to help them get through the Covid-19 pandemic. The coronavirus prompted the federal government to send out three rounds of stimulus checks, increase federal unemployment benefits and extend the duration and eligibility of those […]

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Putin’s critic ‘could die at any time’

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands inside a glass cell during a hearing at Babushkinsky District Court in Moscow on February 20, 2021. Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP | Getty Images A doctor for jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, said his health was deteriorating rapidly […]

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After criticism, Biden says he will raise refugee admissions ceiling

U.S. President Joe Biden joins a CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience via videoconference from the Roosevelt Room of the White House April 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Amr Alfiky | Getty Images President Joe Biden said on Saturday he would raise the cap on the number of refugees admitted to the United […]

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US, China agree to urgently cooperate on climate crisis

John Kerry, the president’s special climate envoy, speaks during a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Conference Room at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to urgently tackle […]

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