Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91

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Publishedduration15 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionSheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah had ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, has died at the age of 91, state media report.He was expected to be succeeded by his 83-year-old half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed.In July, Sheikh Sabah was flown to the United States…
France’s most tattooed man told not to teach nursery children

France’s most tattooed man told not to teach nursery children

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Publishedduration21 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionSylvain Helaine says pupils who are taught by him learn to accept people who are differentFrance's most tattooed man has said he was told not to teach nursery school children after a parent complained about his looks.Sylvain Helaine has tattoos on his body, face and tongue, and has had his eyeballs…
Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic nears one million

Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic nears one million

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SummaryThe world's coronavirus death toll nears one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the totalIt comes nearly 10 months after news began to emerge about mysterious cases of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, ChinaMore than 33 million cases have been confirmed around the world, according to Johns Hopkins UniversityThe UK…
Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting rages in disputed region

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting rages in disputed region

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Publishedduration26 minutes agomedia captionTanks ablaze as fighting erupts over disputed regionFierce fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces is raging on in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with each side claiming an upper hand.The region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is run by ethnic Armenians.The separatist authorities there said 31 of its soldiers had…
US squeezes China’s biggest chip-maker SMIC

US squeezes China’s biggest chip-maker SMIC

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By Leo KelionTechnology desk editorPublishedduration4 hours agoimage copyrightSMIC/Getty ImagesThe US Department of Commerce has written to American suppliers of China's biggest chip manufacturer, warning them of "unprecedented risks" that their products could be used by the Chinese military.The letter reminds the firms they must apply for licences to ship controlled items to Shanghai-based SMIC.But it…
Buried lakes of water discovered on Mars

Buried lakes of water discovered on Mars

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Image copyright Esa / ATG Medialab / DLR / FU Berlin Image caption The findings come from data collected by Esa's Mars Express spacecraft Three underground lakes have been detected near the south pole of Mars.Scientists also confirmed the existence of a fourth lake - the presence of which was hinted at in 2018.Liquid water…
Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over four deaths

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Publishedduration51 minutes agoimage copyrightAlamyimage caption(L-R) Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in 2016The operator of Australia's Dreamworld theme park has been fined A$3.6m (£2m; $2.5m) over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride.Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in October 2016 when their raft…