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These Boston Dynamics robots are dancing machines

These Boston Dynamics robots are dancing machines

The video was uploaded in the official YouTube channel of Boston Dynamics just yesterday and has now already garnered nearly 3 million views. Yet the video still continues to grab views and is seen ...

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Farmers’ protest | Farmers, Centre reach agreement on two issues

Farmers’ protest | Farmers, Centre reach agreement on two issues

In a letter to the farmer unions, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal on Monday invited them for the talks at 2 pm on Wednesday at Vigyan Bhavan in the national capital. However, the protesters wa...

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United Kingdom puts millions more under tight restrictions as cases soar

It means a total of 44 million people will now be in Tier Four, or 78 percent of the population of England. "It is therefore necessary to apply Tier 4 measures to a wider area, including the remaini...

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Treasury Secretary Says Coronavirus Stimulus Payments May Arrive as Soon as Tonight

Treasury Secretary Says Coronavirus Stimulus Payments May Arrive as Soon as Tonight

Mnuchin says later this week, you can check the status of your payment here. Find more information from the IRS here. "These payments are an integral part of our commitment to providing vital additi...

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Gold Steady As UK Vaccine Approval Counters Faltering Dollar

Gold Steady As UK Vaccine Approval Counters Faltering Dollar

The distribution of an initial 200 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech across the European Union will be completed by September. Investors await the January 5 Geor...

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China says it hopes European Union investment deal negotiations come to early fruition

China says it hopes European Union investment deal negotiations come to early fruition

The EU insists the investment agreement with China - which it views as a "systemic rival" - will not hamper its relations with the new USA administration and says it in part matches the Phase One tr...

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USA to Allow Small Drones to Fly Over People at Night

USA to Allow Small Drones to Fly Over People at Night

At the moment, small drone operations over people were limited in the US. Similarly, allowing for drones to fly at night and over people are both "important steps towards enabling integration of dro...

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Stimulus checks to hit bank accounts as soon as tonight

Paper checks will begin to be mailed tomorrow. The stimulus bill provides most Americans making less than $75,000 a year a direct payment of $600 (couples making less than $150,000 a year will get ...

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Here Are the Crypto Exchanges that Delisted XRP Amid SEC Strife

Here Are the Crypto Exchanges that Delisted XRP Amid SEC Strife

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Ripple and two executives with conducting $1.3 billion unregistered securities offering. For Crypto.com Earn deposits of XRP, the funds ...

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House to attempt to override Trump's veto on defense bill

House to attempt to override Trump's veto on defense bill

Republican lawmakers in the House were visibly frustrated with the demand. In a Twitter post Monday, the Republican doubled down on his calls to uphold President Trump's veto of the $740 billion b...

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House lawmakers override Trump’s defense bill veto

House lawmakers override Trump’s defense bill veto

Trump had demanded direct stimulus payments to USA citizens be increased to $2,000 as opposed to the agreed $600. However, Trump signed the package on Sunday and the measure passed on Monday would ...

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House Votes to Override Trump Veto of NDAA

House Votes to Override Trump Veto of NDAA

The White House announced the signature Sunday night. Biden told reporters at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, that he supported the $2,000 checks. "Following the strong bipartisan vote in the Hous...

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Almost 200,000 Ceiling Fans Recalled; Reports Of Blade Detachment And Property Damage

Almost 200,000 Ceiling Fans Recalled; Reports Of Blade Detachment And Property Damage

So far, there have been nearly 50 reports of the blade doing so, with numerous reports of injury and property damage. The problem affects almost 182,000 fans sold in the United States and 8,800 sold...

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US House votes to override Trump veto of key defence policy bill

Mr. Trump had stopped short of veto threat over the weekend but reprised his demand for $2,000 checks instead of the "measly" $600 in the bill while vacationing over the holiday weekend, leaving the n...

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USA markets hit records after Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill

USA markets hit records after Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill

Companies that were hit the hardest by the pandemic such as restaurants, airlines and the cruise industry saw some of the biggest gains in early trading. The euro rose to $1.2216 from $1.2180. Airli...

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McConnell praises Trump for signing COVID-19, government funding bills

It will be harder or persuade Democrats to accept spending cuts he says he wants elsewhere in the spending bill, particularly in cultural projects and foreign aid. Pelosi called Trump's veto "an act...

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Covid vaccine: Great hopes on AstraZeneca shot

Covid vaccine: Great hopes on AstraZeneca shot

Reports said that the United Kingdom government is now looking at vaccines from AstraZeneca and Moderna . In a statement , State Health Commissioner Dr. " BioNTech has confirmed the quality of...

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Alberta reports 1,100 new COVID-19 cases

Alberta reports 1,100 new COVID-19 cases

With 6,900 laboratory tests conducted during that period, that gives a positivity rate of approximately seven per cent. Even as daily case counts in the province begin to dip, Alberta still ranks fi...

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Oil rises in Christmas holiday trade

Oil rises in Christmas holiday trade

Brent crude futures declined 25 cents, or 0.5%, to $51.04 a barrel while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures slipped 19 cents, or 0.4%, to $48.04 a barrel. "And thanks to medical experts ...

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Musk now 2nd richest in world, surpasses Gates

Musk now 2nd richest in world, surpasses Gates

Only Amazon's Jeff Bezos stands in his way to becoming the world's wealthiest person. Bill Gates' current net worth is $127.7 billion, and he would have ranked on the top had he not donated so p...

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Boston doctor experiences 'severe' reaction just minutes after receiving Moderna vaccine

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded six severe allergic reactions (all of which were treated successfully) out of the 272,001 doses administered through Decem...

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China Pushes For Ant Group Overhaul In Latest Crackdown On Jack Ma

China Pushes For Ant Group Overhaul In Latest Crackdown On Jack Ma

The sprawling expansion of Jack Ma's tech business empire has been stymied since November when Ant Group's IPOs were halted. In a statement released by the central bank on Sunday, it said Ant ...

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Canada confirms two cases of new coronavirus variant

Canada confirms two cases of new coronavirus variant

According to Reuters , officials identified the new variant in a southern Ontario couple with no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contact. The province says this is "new information no...

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This Software Company to Let Employees Work From Home Permanently

Some Microsoft employees in Australia have been returning to local offices over the last two months but working from home remains the preference for the majority of local staff. Spending too much ti...

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China to overtake USA as biggest economy by 2028

China to overtake USA as biggest economy by 2028

The UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said China's "skilful" management of Covid-19 would boost its relative growth compared to the USA and Europe in coming years. Now the fif...

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Turkey to require negative COVID-19 test result for travel

Turkey to require negative COVID-19 test result for travel

From December 28th, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina can not enter Turkey without a negative PCR test like all other passengers, the country's health ministry said. Those who do not show a negative ...

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NSW investigating mystery COVID-19 case as seven more people test positive

But outdoor gatherings of up to five people on the northern end of the northern beaches are permissible, as well as outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people on the southern end of the northern beaches. A...

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Article image U.S. to require negative virus test for United Kingdom arrivals

Article image U.S. to require negative virus test for United Kingdom arrivals

The new variant in South Africa is the predominant one there, Mr Nkengasong said, as confirmed infections in the country approach a million. " Africa CDC is closely following up with authorities ...

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Japan to suspend new entry of all nonresident foreign nationals from overseas

Japan to suspend new entry of all nonresident foreign nationals from overseas

On Friday, the government said five people - four males and one female all aged under 70 - had been confirmed as infected with the new variant following their arrival from Britain. The media outlet st...

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Tesla Adds New Feature, To Let Car Owners Play Farting Sound

Tesla Adds New Feature, To Let Car Owners Play Farting Sound

However, Elon mentioned the "darkest days of the Model 3 program". Your Tesla could soon broadcast your taste in music to the world - if you have the right auto, at least. (Obligatory Roadshow saf...

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NSW records seven new locally-acquired cases of coronavirus

But outdoor get-togethers of up to five people on the northern end of the peninsular are permissible, as well as outdoor gatherings of up to 10 on the southern end. Another six COVID-19 cases were unc...

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China to overtake United States as largest global economy by 2028

China to overtake United States as largest global economy by 2028

The Center for Economics and Business Research said that China is projected to grow 2% in 2020, the only major country in the world projecting positive growth for this year, the New York Post report...

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Indian seafarers stranded, Delhi questions ‘Covid logic’ of Beijing

Indian seafarers stranded, Delhi questions ‘Covid logic’ of Beijing

The ship MV Jag Anand laden with huge consignment of Australian coal is stuck at China's Jingtang port since June as China is not allowing the ship to unload the cargo from Australia with which it...

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Gold prices rise as dollar loses momentum

Gold prices rise as dollar loses momentum

Spot gold was little changed at $1,872.60 per ounce Thursday morning, after climbing as much as 1% in the previous session. The pound which had earlier firmed on the lifting of a French border block...

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With Alibaba investigation, China gets tougher on technology firms

With Alibaba investigation, China gets tougher on technology firms

Once hailed as drivers of economic prosperity and symbols of the country's technological prowess, Alibaba and rivals like Tencent Holdings Ltd. face increasing pressure from regulators after amassin...

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