No more slaves and masters: Twitter engineers BAN whole range of terms in fight for ‘more inclusive language’

Twitter’s engineering team will systematically purge a list of offensive terms from its source code and internal documents in the name of political correctness. Terms like “master” and “slave” will go, as will gendered pronouns. “We’re starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language,” More...

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Cash-loving Japan to take currency online, as it begins experimenting with digital yen

Japan’s central bank has announced it’s experimenting with a digital currency that could replace the traditional yen, signaling a possible shift away from coinage in the cash-loving nation. The Bank of Japan More...

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Probe launched amid outrage after Aussie govt conservationist revealed to be big-game hunter

Aussie animal lovers and politicians alike are in uproar after it emerged that a man hired as a conservationist was in fact a big-game hunter who had posed with numerous dead animals that he killed in South Africa. Western More...

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Iran says cause of mysterious incident that damaged nuclear facility ‘has been determined’

Iran’s National Security Council has determined the cause of a mysterious incident that damaged the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility. The council is keeping quiet on the cause for now, citing “security considerations.” An More...

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UN ‘alarmed’ as hundreds arrested since ‘vague’ Hong Kong national security law passed

Hundreds of people have been arrested since the controversial new national security law went into effect in Hong Kong, the United Nations has said. It warns that the “vague” legislation could undermine human More...

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At least 20 Sikh pilgrims killed after bus rammed by train in eastern Pakistan (PHOTO/VIDEOS)

At least 20 people have died after a train plowed into a bus at a railway crossing in Punjab, eastern Pakistan. Survivors of the accident have been rushed to a nearby hospital. Footage taken at the scene of the More...

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Textbook foreign meddling? US govt payouts to Hong Kong ‘civil society groups’ revealed after funding freeze

Beijing’s repeated accusations of foreign interference in Hong Kong’s internal affairs appear to have been vindicated, after a government funding freeze exposed US financial support for activists in the semi-autonomous More...

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Jean Castex, who coordinated easing of France’s coronavirus restrictions, named as new prime minister

Jean Castex, a senior official who spearheaded France’s coronavirus reopening strategy, has been named the country’s new prime minister by President Emmanuel Macron. His appointment was announced just hours More...

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Explosion at Turkish fireworks factory leaves 10 injured, up to 200 feared trapped (VIDEOS)

A massive explosion at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey has injured at least 10 people, while up to 200 people are feared trapped inside as emergency services rush to the chaotic scene. A vast mushroom More...

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Online schism divides Harry Potter lovers after fan sites distance themselves from ‘transphobic’ J.K. Rowling

The decision by several Harry Potter fan sites to repudiate the book series’ author for her comments on transgender women has split social-media-using Muggles, leading to an unprecedented schism in the fictional More...