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Can the Tokyo Olympics really take place this season?

A top Japanese official muttered darkly last year about an Olympics “curse,” as it became ever clearer that the host of the Summer Olympics would have to postpone the 2020 games to this year. Now, with Tokyo’s rising coronavirus infection numbers pushing it into a new state of emergency, and public support staunchly against holding the…

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Facebook has taken down hundreds of political accounts in Uganda days before a tense election

Control over the internet has once again taken center stage as Uganda heads to the polls on Jan. 14. with technology giants including Facebook, Google, and Twitter sucked into the bitter fight.On Jan. 9 reports emerged that Facebook had disappeared hundreds of accounts associated with president Yoweri Museveni supporters in Uganda. Some of the accounts…

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Donald Trump has put the wheels in motion to scrap the H-1B lottery

With less than two weeks left in office, the Donald Trump administration dealt another blow to H-1B aspirants.The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Jan. 7 announced a final rule modifying the H-1B visa cap selection process. As against the current randomised lottery system, the newer system will prioritise wages to protect US jobs…

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Three nations have pulled far ahead of the rest of the planet in distributing Covid-19 vaccines

It’s a miracle of modern medicine that scientists were able to develop multiple successful vaccines against Covid-19, a disease that wasn’t even on their radar a year ago. But so far, the global effort to roll out these vaccines and distribute them to vulnerable people is off to a slow start.According to a tracker developed…

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Can you spread Covid-19 if you receive the vaccine?

We know that the vaccines now available across the world will protect their recipients from getting sick with Covid-19. But while each vaccine authorized for public use can prevent well over 50% of cases (in Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna‘s case, more than 90%), what we don’t know is whether they’ll also curb transmission of the SARS-CoV-2…

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What Today, Parler?

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Staples offers to buy Office Depot parent firm at $2.1 billion deal

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“Problematic”: Trump’s Twitter ban prompts outcry over technology firms’ power from Germany, France

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Bitcoin tumbles 20 percent in worst crash since March

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CES loses the touch and texture

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