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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried accused of stealing at least $10B US as fraud trial gets underway

News/World | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 14:15:45 EDT

The fraud trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried began Wednesday with a prosecutor telling jurors that the former businessman was on top of the world a year ago, hobnobbing with celebrities, before his historic fraud was exposed, leaving customers and investors without at least $10 billion US they thought was secure. read more

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France turns to sniffer dogs to hunt for possible bedbugs on trains, subway cars

News/World | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 13:30:04 EDT

Sniffer dogs will help inspect French trains and the Paris Metro for bedbugs after dozens of reports of infestations, the country's transport minister said Wednesday, adding that so far not a single bedbug had been found. read more

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy.

U.S. Congress headless after a first-in-history ouster of House Speaker

News/World | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 17:00:45 EDT

The United States Congress will be headless until further notice, having decapitated its own leadership Tuesday in an unprecedented event in U.S. history. Kevin McCarthy's removal as House Speaker is the culmination of years of toxic partisanship and opens a period of uncertainty, with wide-ranging potential implications. Including for Ukraine. read more

The Pope is shown in a wheelchair wearing white papal garments and cap.

Francis warns of 'point of no return' on climate change as key Vatican summit begins

News/World | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 09:13:58 EDT

Pope Francis challenged world leaders on Wednesday to commit to binding targets to slow climate change before it's too late, warning that God's increasingly warming creation is fast reaching a "point of no return." read more

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Nobel chemistry prize winners for work on quantum dots leaked early, and then announced

News/Science | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 06:14:29 EDT

The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to three U.S.-based scientists for the "discovery and synthesis of quantum dots." Sweden's public broadcaster SVT said they received a press release with the names of the winners hours before the official announcement. read more

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LPGA star Lexi Thompson will tee it up against men at Las Vegas event

Sports/Golf | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 11:59:32 EDT

Lexi Thompson, an 11-time LGPA Tour winner, is set to become the seventh woman to compete in a PGA Tour event when she faces 131 men for a $8.4 million US purse at TPC Summerlin on Oct. 12 in Las Vegas. read more

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As traffic in Wales slows with new speed limit, critics say symbolic red dragon replaced by a snail

News/World | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 04:00:00 EDT

Wales, one of four countries that make up the United Kingdom, has become the first to drop the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph, or roughly 32 km/h, in most built-up areas to improve safety — leading to an intense backlash from critics, who say traffic is moving at a snail's pace. read more

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Russian journalist's war protest gets her 8½-year jail term in absentia

News/World | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 09:42:43 EDT

A court in Moscow on Wednesday handed Marina Ovsyannikova, a former state TV journalist, a 8½-year prison term in absentia for protesting Russia's war in Ukraine. read more

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Trump hit with gag order after lashing out at court clerk

News/World | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 19:03:49 EDT

The judge overseeing Donald Trump's civil fraud trial on Tuesday imposed a gag order — promising sanctions for any violations — on the former U.S. president and others in the case after Trump took to social media to lash out at the judge's top law clerk. read more

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At least 21 killed in Italian bus crash near Venice

News/World | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 16:49:26 EDT

A bus crashed near the Italian city of Venice after falling from an elevated street, killing at least 21 people, including two children, and injuring several others Tuesday, authorities said. read more

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'Stoneman Willie' mummy to be laid to rest after 128 years at Penn. funeral home

Radio/As It Happens | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 19:02:46 EDT

The people of Reading, Penn., are finally bidding farewell to a beloved mummy who's been on display at a local funeral home for more than a century. read more

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023.

Trudeau says he's 'not looking to escalate' tensions as India reportedly tells 41 Canadian diplomats to leave

News/Politics | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 02:51:53 EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government is "not looking to escalate" a diplomatic row with New Delhi, but declined to say whether Canada would match India's decision to ask for the removal 41 Canadian diplomats. read more

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Jury selection begins in trial of disgraced crypto founder Sam Bankman-Fried

News/Business | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 14:05:50 EDT

Sam Bankman-Fried's fraud trial got under way with jury selection on Tuesday, nearly a year after his now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange's collapse shocked markets and tattered his reputation. read more

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3 scientists share Nobel Prize in Physics for capturing 'blurry' glimpse of electrons

News/Science | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 06:56:46 EDT

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in physics for giving us the first split-second glimpse into the superfast world of spinning electrons, a field that could one day lead to better electronics or disease diagnoses. read more

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N.Y. girl abducted on family camping trip found alive through ransom note fingerprints

News/World | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 09:37:18 EDT

A nine-year-old girl who vanished during a family camping trip in upstate New York was "safe and in good health," Gov. Kathy Hochul said late Monday, with a 47-year-old man expected to face charges. read more

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Ancient buildings included ash, beer and urine. Why do they stand the test of time?

News/Science | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 12:13:29 EDT

Scientists' reverse-engineering of ancient buildings has revealed some impressive properties, like the ability to get stronger over time and 'heal' cracks when they form. read more

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FIFA suspended Rubiales to prevent witness tampering in his World Cup kiss case

Sports/Soccer | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 12:10:12 EDT

FIFA moved to block potential witness tampering by Luis Rubiales when its disciplinary committee suspended the now-ousted Spanish soccer president, the sport'S governing body said in a written verdict explaining the decision. read more

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Soaring water temperatures, drought cited as 120 dead dolphins retrieved in Brazil's Amazon

News/World | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 09:13:05 EDT

The carcasses of 120 river dolphins have been found floating in a tributary of the Amazon River over the last week in circumstances that experts suspect were caused by severe drought and heat. read more

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Late-night talk shows make their return following end of writers' strike

News/Entertainment | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 09:13:59 EDT

Late-night talk shows began their return to the air after a five-month absence brought on by the Hollywood writers' strike, while actors completed the first day of talks that could end their own long work walk-off. read more

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Teen girl viewership of NFL gets Swift increase with Chiefs-Jets game

News/Entertainment | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 08:02:26 EDT

The Kansas City Chiefs win over the New York Jets on Sunday was the most watched Sunday show since the Super Bowl in February, attracting an average of 27 million TV viewers, including millions of teenage girls who tuned into the game attended by pop star Taylor Swift. read more

Retired couple books 51 consecutive cruises, says it’s cheaper than retirement home

Retired couple books 51 consecutive cruises, says it’s cheaper than retirement home

Trending/World/Cruise Ship | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 17:36:36 +0000

Australian couple Marty and Jess Ansen have already spent nearly the last 500 days living on cruise ships as part of their 795-day voyage. read more

Butt out: U.K. proposes banning cigarettes for young people

Butt out: U.K. proposes banning cigarettes for young people

Health/World/cigarette ban | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 16:24:50 +0000

If passed into law, the smoking age would rise by one year every year, potentially phasing out smoking among young people by 2040. read more

U.S. warns of Chinese disinformation campaign. What does it look like?

U.S. warns of Chinese disinformation campaign. What does it look like?

U.S. News/World/Beijing | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 11:59:35 +0000

In a first-of-its-kind report, the U.S. State Department last week laid out Beijing’s tactics and techniques for molding public opinion. read more

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for work on coloured lights

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for work on coloured lights

Health/Science/World | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 11:56:37 +0000

Three scientists based in the U.S. won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work on quantum dots - whose applications include electronics and medical imaging. read more

Tourist bus crash near Italy’s Venice kills at least 21 people

Tourist bus crash near Italy’s Venice kills at least 21 people

World/Italy/Italy bus crash | Wed, 04 Oct 2023 11:32:08 +0000

Italian authorities on Wednesday were investigating what caused a horrific bus crash near Venice a day earlier, in which 21 people died including several children. read more

U.S. announces indictments, sanctions against Chinese fentanyl supply chain producers

U.S. announces indictments, sanctions against Chinese fentanyl supply chain producers

Canada/Crime/Health | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 23:46:01 +0000

The moves come one day before senior administration officials are set to visit Mexico for meetings expected to involve discussion of the drug threat. read more

‘No one is safe’: Paris battling ‘scourge’ of bed bugs

‘No one is safe’: Paris battling ‘scourge’ of bed bugs

Trending/World/Bed Bugs | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 19:55:32 +0000

Videos of bed bugs crawling over seats in the Paris metro and on high-speed trains have gone viral on social media. read more

Haiti crisis: Joly says Canada will ‘support solutions’ as UN plan takes shape

Haiti crisis: Joly says Canada will ‘support solutions’ as UN plan takes shape

Canada/World/Canada Haiti | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 17:20:32 +0000

The United Nations Security Council approved a multinational force Monday to help combat violent gangs in Haiti, which Kenya has offered to lead. read more

India asks Canada to withdraw 41 diplomats amid Nijjar row: reports

India asks Canada to withdraw 41 diplomats amid Nijjar row: reports

Canada/World/Canada and India | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 15:07:22 +0000

The Canadian citizen who was shot dead in June was 45-year-old Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh leader who advocated for the Khalistan movement. read more

Russian military boosted by 335K new troops, defence minister says

Russian military boosted by 335K new troops, defence minister says

World/Russia/Russia military | Tue, 03 Oct 2023 11:57:31 +0000

While Ukraine was able to win back territory last year from Russia in attacks which humiliated the Russian armed forces, this year has been different. read more

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