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BBC News

North Korea registers over 2 million cases

Sixty-six people are said have died, nine days after the outbreak was first acknowledged. Meanwhile, President Biden says the US has offered Covid vaccines to Pyongyang but has received no response. Also: China orders thousands of Beijing residents t…

North Korea sends in army to cope with Covid surge

State media says North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un strongly criticized healthcare officials for what he called a botched response to epidemic prevention, as cases soar to more than a million. Also China's weakening economy is blamed on lockdowns.

Face mask rules relaxed for EU air travel

Wearing a mask on flights and in airports in Europe will no longer be mandatory. Also: Shanghai gradually eases its lockdown restrictions, and Denmark suspends its general immunisation programme.

North Korea says its covid outbreak is spreading

Kim Jong-Un said it was a "great disaster" for the country. Also: China pulls out as host of the Asian Cup football finals next year, and New Zealand's prime minister tests positive for Covid-19.

The White House says more than a million Americans have now lost their lives to Covid-19

President Biden says the US must remain vigilant against the pandemic. Also: A former British prime minister calls on rich countries to do more to increase funding for global vaccinations, tests and treatments, and North Korea orders a nationwide loc…

The Economist | Business

Will a chipmaking giant’s $60bn bet on software pay off?

Cultural clashes and trustbusters could get in the way…

Is this the end of Davos man?

Don’t bank on it…

BASF’s plan to wean itself off cheap Russian gas comes with pitfalls

The German chemicals giant is turning towards China…

The power of small gestures

Small acts of appreciation can delight employees. But they are not meant to be industrialised…

Plant-based proteins are no longer a side dish in diets

Their makers’ place as the main course is another matter…

The Economist | International

Anonymous tipsters, angry at Russia, help detect sanctions-busters

A “whole of society” approach to intelligence is paying off…

The Putin Show

How the war in Ukraine appears to Russians…

The war in Ukraine is spurring transatlantic co-operation in tech

Talks are bound to get trickier once attention turns back to China…

Press freedom is under attack

Journalists are struggling against the worst conditions since the cold war…

How the war in Ukraine is changing Europe’s demography

Some countries may benefit from an influx of immigrants, but the region will probably grow ever greyer…

The Economist | U.S.

Sex scandal and Southern Baptists

White evangelicals look even less able to self-correct than the Catholic church…

New trade unions in America are successfully using company brands

Deploying the Alphabet and finding a happy Medium…

The home of Walmart wants to beat sprawl

Out with car parks, in with bike lanes…

America has an opportunity to lure Russia’s tech talent

Good for America, bad for Vladimir Putin…

Two Republicans Donald Trump tried to oust triumph in Georgia

But that doesn’t mean his grip on the party has loosened much…

The Guardian

Australia news live update: Anthony Albanese says he will ‘try to keep it real’, three-person race for Nationals leadership

David Littleproud and Darren Chester plan to challenge Barnaby Joyce for the Coalition minor party’s leadership. Follow all the day’s developmentsWhat next for the Liberals after the election horror show?David Littleproud to run against Barnaby J…

Downing Street accused of trying to ‘dilute’ Sue Gray’s Partygate report

Senior civil servants allegedly urged Gray to omit names and some details of Covid rule-breakingDowning Street officials have been accused of attempting to dilute Sue Gray’s report into the Partygate scandal, with demands to anonymise staff who bro…

Russia claims capture of strategic town as fighting rages in east – as it happened

Russia’s defence ministry says town of Lyman is now under full control of its forces, after days of fightingRussia-linked superyachts ‘going dark’ to avoid sanctionsUK MP’s son saves fellow volunteer while under fire in UkraineRussia takes co…

‘Too much fear, too much grief’: Biden to visit Uvalde amid scrutiny of police response to shooting

Kamala Harris calls for ban on assault weapons after attending last funeral of those killed in Buffalo attackJoe Biden lamented “too much violence, too much fear, too much grief” after the latest US mass shooting as he prepared to visit Uvalde, w…

Neil Basu to demand answers over failed bid to lead National Crime Agency

Met assistant commissioner will ask Home Office why he was overlooked for top jobNeil Basu has said he will be demanding an explanation from the government about why he was overlooked to be the next leader of the National Crime Agency (NCA).The Met a…

New York Times

Live Updates: Russia Edges Closer to Occupying Key Province, Luhansk

Russian troops are engaged in heavy street fighting inside the city of Sievierodonetsk, a major railway hub. Zelensky says the situation is “indescribably difficult.”…

Tropical Storm Agatha Headed to the Mexican Coast

This year’s first named storm in the eastern Pacific has the potential to become a Category 2 hurricane, forecasters said on Saturday.

Stampede in Nigeria at Church Fair Kills 31

Dozens of people arrived early to the fair, a charity event, and managed to break open a locked gate.

An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration

The majestic Old Library at Trinity College Dublin, where some of Ireland’s most ancient and valuable books are stored, is a popular tourist attraction.

Australia Wields a New DNA Tool to Crack Missing-Person Mysteries

The technique can predict a person’s ancestry and physical traits without the need for a match with an existing sample in a database.

South China Morning Post

China’s zero-Covid policy has some manufacturers asking: should we stay or should we go?

China’s hardline coronavirus containment policy has made supply chain decentralisation a priority for some manufacturers who have endured months of disruption due lockdowns.

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Champions League final delayed by violence over ‘fake tickets’

Match between Liverpool and Real Madrid was supposed to kick off at 9pm local time at the Stade de France in Paris but was pushed back due to queues of fans who could not get in.

Meet the new wild species of pure Chinese giant salamanders raising hopes for the future of the ‘living fossil’

Researchers discovered the group of genetically uncontaminated amphibians in a pristine corner of eastern China.

Stampede at Nigeria church charity fair leaves 31 dead and seven injured

Five of the dead were children from one mother, a witness said, adding that a pregnant woman also lost her life. A police spokeswoman said the seven injured were responding to treatment.

South Korean actor and director shine at Cannes Film Festival

Park Chan-wook clinched the best director award for Decision To Leave while Song Kang-ho picked up the best actor gong for Broker.

The Straits Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 29

May 29, 2022 7:00 AMA selection of news stories that happened overnight, May 29, 2022.

Russia pummels eastern towns in bid to encircle Ukraine forces

May 29, 2022 6:32 AMKyiv intensifies its calls for longer-range weaponry from the West to help it fight back in the Donbas region.

Ukraine receives missiles, howitzers, Zelensky expects good news on arms supplies

May 29, 2022 6:03 AMPresident Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine was approaching the point where it would outnumber the Russians.

NRA gun lobby group gives leader LaPierre vote of confidence, despite struggles

May 29, 2022 5:52 AMNRA leaders allegedly used funds to pay for family trips to the Bahamas, private jets and expensive meals and clothes.

Heavy rains in north-east Brazil kill at least 35

May 29, 2022 3:55 AMDownpours lash two major cities, in what is the Brazil's fourth major flooding event in five months.

Sydney Morning Herald

Young woman told to leave Disneyworld over outfit

Young woman claims she was 'dress-coded' at Disneyworld and told to leave over shirt choice.

Ralston powers over for game-winner

Force centre Byron Ralston scores the game-winning try against the Hurricanes.

Champions League highlights: Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the Final of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22.

Charles Leclerc claims pole for Monaco Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc claims another pole.

As it happened: Courtois brilliance inspires Real Madrid to 14th Champions League win

All eyes will be on the Stade de France in Paris as two of the true heavyweights of world football clash for the biggest club prize of them all.

TechCrunch

What is Blockchain: Everything You Need to Know (2022)

If you want to pay online, you need to register an account and provide credit card information. If you don't have a credit card, you can pay with bank transfer. With the rise of cryptocurrencies, these methods may become old.Imagine a world in which…

Canva Review 2022: Details, Pricing & Features

Are you looking for a new graphic design tool? Would you like to read a detailed review of Canva? As it's one of the tools I love using. I am also writing my first ebook using canva and publish it soon on my site you can download it is free.  Le…

7 Free Websites Every Content Creator Needs to Know

Do you have the desire to become a content creator, but not have the money to start? Here are 7 free websites every content creator needs to know.1.Exploding Topics (Trending Topics)(Photo Credit:- Exploding Topics)If you're a content creator, you mi…

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Email Marketing

1. Why is email marketing important?Email is the marketing tool that helps you  create a seamless, connected, frictionless buyer journey. More importantly, email marketing allows you to build relationships with prospects, customers, and past cus…

10 Best Chrome Extensions That Are Perfect for Everyone

Are you a great Chrome user? That’s nice to hear. But first, consider whether or not there are any essential Chrome extensions you are currently missing from your browsing life, so here we're going to share with you 10 Best Chrome Extensions That A…

Wall Street Journal

U.N. Human-Rights Chief Calls on China to Boost Transparency in Xinjiang

United Nations human-rights advocate Michelle Bachelet defended her visit to China and its Xinjiang region as an effort to nudge Beijing to address international concerns about its treatment of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups.

Putin Says Russia Open to More Talks With Ukraine

Russia’s president, speaking with his French and German counterparts, also warns that the West’s supply of weapons to Kyiv could exacerbate the crisis.

As War Rages in Ukraine, U.S. Military Studies Russian Weapons at a 'Petting Zoo'

An Air Force intelligence squadron outside Las Vegas tends to a collection of Soviet weapons, using them to teach how to recognize an adversary’s arms—and defeat them.

Ukraine Struggles to Preserve Alleged War-Crime Evidence

Journalists and independent groups want to document alleged Russian abuses, but prosecutors fear their work could make convictions harder.

Iranian Military Seizes Two Greek Oil Tankers in Persian Gulf

Iranian helicopters boarded two ships days after U.S. ordered confiscation of Iranian oil cargo near Greece.

Wired

The 34 Best Memorial Day Deals on Tech, Gaming, Home, and More

Summer is within reach. Save on WIRED-Recommended Bluetooth speakers, TVs, hot-weather essentials, and more this weekend.

DuckDuckGo Isn’t as Private as You Think

Plus: A $150 million Twitter fine, a massive leak from a Chinese prison in Xinjiang, and an ISIS plot to assassinate George W. Bush.

Finding a PlayStation 5 Is About to Get Easier

Plus: Google Assistant comes to the Samsung Galaxy Watch4, and a new virtual space for streaming 360-degree audio invites you to jack in.

In Dot’s Home, Your Choices Are Often Illusions

The game tackles housing inequality, gentrification, racism, and generational trauma with elegance and empathy.

What Is 32-Bit Float Audio, and Should You Record In It?

Is it the end of setting levels? Just another recording gimmick? Well, it's somewhere in between.

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