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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan’s Hokkaido: Report

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Hokkaido in Japan on Friday, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said. Read more.

Russia Sends Spacecraft To Moon, Weeks After India’s Chandrayaan-3 Launch

Russia launched its first moon-landing spacecraft in 47 years on Thursday in a bid to be the first power to make a soft landing on the lunar south pole, a region believed to hold coveted pockets of water ice. Read more.

Biden Calls China A “Ticking Time Bomb” Due To Economic Troubles

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday called China a “ticking time bomb” because of its economic challenges and said the country was in trouble because of weak growth. Read more.

12,000 Jobs At Risk As UK Household Goods Company Wilko Collapses

British household goods company Wilko has collapsed owing to big debts, its boss announced Thursday, impacting about 12,000 jobs as high inflation and interest rates hurt consumers and businesses. Read more.

17 Rohingya Refugees Die In Boat Tragedy Off Myanmar

At least 17 people drowned when a boat carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state broke up at sea this week, rescuers said Thursday. Read more.

How Ukraine’s Military Gadgetry Is Helping Fend Off Russia’s Invasion

The science conference had all the hot topics you’d expect, from artificial intelligence to gene therapy. But this year’s annual gathering of brains in Kyiv had a decidedly Ukrainian twist. Read more.

“Ability To Continue A Concern”: WeWork Warns It Might Go Out Of Business

Embattled office-sharing firm WeWork on Tuesday warned US regulators that it is worried about its survival. Read more.

Norway To Fine Meta Nearly $100,000 A Day For Defying Data Use Ban

Norway’s data protection agency said Tuesday it would start fining Facebook and Instagram owner Meta nearly $100,000 per day for defying a ban on using users’ personal information to target ads. Read more.

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