Tiger euthanized after health deteriorated in Covid-19 outbreak at Swedish zoo

A tiger, two lions and a member of staff at a zoo in Sweden tested positive for Covid-19, the country’s National Veterinary Institute (SVA) said. One of the cats was put down after suffering neurological and breathing issues. The 17-year-old female tiger was euthanized on January 11 “for animal welfare reasons due to severe respiratory and More...

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Facebook BLOCKS Israeli PM Netanyahu’s chatbot over ‘offending post’

Facebook has suspended a chatbot used by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which asked unvaccinated seniors to give it their phone number for a potential ‘surprise’ call from the PM. In a video posted More...

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Italy sends Pfizer ‘formal notice’ to follow through on Covid vaccine delivery commitments

The Italian government has sent US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer a letter of notice to meet its contractual obligations for supplying the Covid-19 vaccine it is producing together with BioNTech. “The State Attorney More...

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Unrest erupts in Dutch cities for third night in a row in pushback against Covid curbs

Anti-lockdown riots have broken out for the third consecutive night in the Netherlands, with fires lit, police vehicles burned, and windows smashed. Police have vowed to crack down on the lawlessness. Hours after More...

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Italian PM Conte to resign in bid to form new coalition government – cabinet office

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will tender his resignation to the president on Tuesday after first informing ministers, the government’s cabinet office has said. Conte is expected to then try More...

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Tech workers of the world, unite! Google employees from 10 countries form historic global union… but can’t actually negotiate yet

After making history earlier this month with a hundreds-strong North American union, employees of Google and its parent company Alphabet have taken their union organizing global, bringing together workers from 10 More...

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‘Stupendously large black holes’ would offer insight into early universe and could help unravel dark matter mystery

Fresh research has suggested the existence of black holes that are even more gigantic than anything previously envisioned. The boffins behind the breakthrough have dubbed the extraordinary objects ‘stupendously More...

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Robotics company plans to flood pandemic-battered economy with androids to ‘keep people safe’

Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, makers of the viral sensation humanoid robot Sophia, have announced plans to mass-produce robots by the end of 2021 for use in multiple sectors in the pandemic economy. The company More...

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Drugmakers to be required to register Covid-19 vaccine exports over supply concerns – EU official

The EU is set to introduce a rule requiring drug manufacturers to register exports of their Covid-19 vaccines to third parties, after AstraZeneca warned supply issues will impact its ability to meet demand. The More...

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Long overdue? New service Counterweight provides counsel to those facing social justice-fueled ‘cancellation’

A well-known British intellectual has launched an organisation whose stated mission is to provide resources and guidance to those facing ‘cancellation’ in the workplace or elsewhere, eliciting cheers as well More...