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UN reports 90% of Gazans displaced amid ongoing evacuations

UN humanitarians said on Monday 90 percent of Gazans were displaced, some multiple times, as more evacuations ordered and poor or no security hampers aid and fuel deliveries. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the Israeli military instructed on Sunday and Monday tens of thousands of people living in 19 […]

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Controversial decision sparks petition for Euro 2024 quarter-final replay

An intense quarter-final clash between Germany and Spain at Euro 2024 has ended with a petition garnering nearly half a million signatures, calling for a replay of the match following a contentious decision. In a nail-biting encounter in Stuttgart on Friday, tournament hosts Germany faced off against Spain, ultimately bowing out of the competition in […]

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‘Hungry’ bacteria may hold key to tackling plastic waste crisis

Scientists discovered that 20% of the Streptomyces bacterial strains could degrade specific forms of plastic Microscopic organisms could become the new secret weapon in the fight against plastic pollution. Recent studies reveal that certain bacteria can break down plastic into smaller particles, potentially integrating back into the recycling process. This promising discovery provides new hope […]

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China reports $3.22 trillion in foreign exchange reserves

China’s foreign exchange reserves stood at 3.2224 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of June 2024, official data showed Sunday. The amount shrank by 0.3 percent compared with the previous month, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said, attributing the decrease to the combined impact of currency translation and asset price changes. Affected by […]

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Flash floods and urban flooding expected in various regions of Pakistan due to heavy rains

Heavy rains are expected to continue in Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan, and the north-eastern region of Balochistan, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Experts warn that tonight and tomorrow, torrential rains could cause flash floods in AJK, northeastern Balochistan, and the hilly streams of Dera Ghazi Khan. Urban flooding is anticipated in […]

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Dalai Lama brushes aside health rumours on 89th birthday

NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama said on Saturday he is recovering from a knee surgery and feels “physically fit”, brushing aside rumours of ill health on his 89th birthday. “Recently I had surgery on my knee, which has given me some problem. However, I am recovering and have no problem at all now,” the exiled […]

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Canada stuns Venezuela in Copa America quarterfinal penalty shootout, advances to semifinals

TEXAS: Canada pulled off a stunning upset against Venezuela in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Copa America, winning a dramatic penalty shootout 4-3 after the match ended 1-1 during regulation time. The victory sets up a rematch with reigning champions Argentina in the semifinals. Jacob Shaffelburg gave Canada the lead in the first half, poking home […]

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Xbox, Nvidia partnership transforms your console into a high-end gaming powerhouse

Xbox could be set to extend its agreement with Nvidia to enable full-fledged, RTX-enabled PC games on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Previously, the brands collaborated to bring Xbox-owned games to Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform, and now it appears the reverse may be happening. It looks like GeForce Now could soon be […]