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  • Mars rover finds rippled rocks caused by waves: NASA

    Mars rover finds rippled rocks caused by waves: NASA

    NASA's Curiosity rover has found wave-rippled rocks -- evidence of an ancient lake -- in an area of the planet expected to be drier, the US space agency said Wednesday.

  • Disney lays off 7,000 as streaming subscribers decline

    Disney lays off 7,000 as streaming subscribers decline

    The job cuts follow similar moves by US tech giants dialing back from a hiring spurt that began during the height of the pandemic.

  • Two children killed in 'deliberate' bus crash into day care

    Two children killed in 'deliberate' bus crash into day care

    One child died on the scene and another in an ambulance, Canadian authorities said, after several children were trapped under the vehicle when it slammed into the building in the suburb of Laval at around 8:30 am (1330 GMT).

  • South Africa police probe 'unusual' corpse theft

    South Africa police probe 'unusual' corpse theft

    The theft of the corpse, of a man who died last year aged 83, was discovered at the weekend at a village cemetery in South Africa's northeastern Limpopo province.

  • Meningitis outbreak in Niger kills 18: WHO

    Meningitis outbreak in Niger kills 18: WHO

    Between November 1 and January 27, 559 cases of the bacterial disease were reported in Niger's Zinder region, including 111 that were confirmed in a laboratory to be meningitis.During the same period a year earlier, 231 cases were reported.

  • Google strikes back in AI battle with Microsoft

    Google strikes back in AI battle with Microsoft

    Microsoft has announced a multibillion-dollar partnership with ChatGPT maker OpenAI and unveiled new products on Tuesday, while Google tried to steal the march a day earlier by announcing its "Bard" chatbot.

  • Ten deadliest earthquakes of the 21st century

    Ten deadliest earthquakes of the 21st century

    On December 26, a massive earthquake measuring 9.1 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami that kills more than 230,000 throughout the region, including 170,000 in Indonesia alone.

  • Paris Olympic Games unveils 'joyful' look for 2024

    Paris Olympic Games unveils 'joyful' look for 2024

    Organising Committee president Tony Estanguet said the release of the designs was a markerin the countdown to the event which opens on July 26, 2024.Pictograms and logos were first introduced at the Tokyo Games in 1964 as a way to identify the various Olympic disciplines.

  • Tedesco named Belgium national football coach

    Tedesco named Belgium national football coach

    The 37-year-old Italy-born Tedesco succeeds Roberto Martinez, who stepped down after Belgium failed to qualify for the knockout stages at the World Cup in QatarTedesco, who has coached Schalke, Spartak Moscow and RB Leipzig, will be presented to the press later on Wednesday.

  • Uganda says will not renew UN rights office mandate

    Uganda says will not renew UN rights office mandate

    In November last year, the UN's Committee Against Torture voiced its concern about reports that "torture and ill-treatment continued to be frequently practised in the country".