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How TikTok became a hitmaker for the music industry  

During the 1980's, artist Matthew Wilder composed a song in about 30 minutes. That song, "Break My Stride," has been featured in films and commercials over the years and turned him into a one-hit wonder.

What you'll be wearing this fall, according to New York Fashion Week  

Draped capes, a bouquet of florals and an emphasis on sustainability are among New York Fashion Week's top takeaways. You'll likely see versions of these trends in stores and online later this year.

Oil, gas producer Kosmos targets 2030 operational carbon neutrality   -30%

Oil and gas producer Kosmos Energy, which plans to produce at least 62,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day this year, aims to make its operations carbon neutral by 2030, it said on Monday.

BTS says new album tells of conquering doubts and fears   10%

The young stars in South Korean boy band BTS said on Monday the theme of their new album dealt with how they overcame doubts and fears encountered since they burst on the K-Pop scene seven years ago.

NASA mathematician who was portrayed in Hidden Figures film dies   10%

Katherine Johnson was one of the so-called "computers" who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits by hand during NASA's early years.

Warner says Australia on track for T20 World Cup success   -2%

Top batsman David Warner reckons Australia's Twenty20 team are well on course for World Cup success later in the year as they go into the last game of their three-match T20 series in South Africa on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Warrens Fans Want to Know: Can She Do It Again?  

“It was the woman of a year ago,” one Warren supporter said after her debate performance last week. “She’s showing us why we supported her in the beginning.”

Netanyahu revives settlement construction plan that critics say would split West Bank   -16%

Plans for building in the area known as E-1 have been frozen for years ■ PM's announcement comes less than a week before election

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty in Repeat Appearance in Court   -35%

Nearly a year after prosecutors in Chicago dropped charges accusing the actor of staging a hate crime attack on himself, the case has been revived.

Is India's food inflation imported?   -10%

A comparison of the CPI Food and FAO’s FPI show that the two have been moving in tandem in the last one year. Does this mean that India’s food inflation is driven by global factors?

The Great Sphinx of Giza Through the Years   15%

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The monumental statue known to the world as the Great Sphinx of Giza is believed to have been built more than 4,500 years ago. While photography has only been around for about 200 years, photographers have flocked to the Giza pyramid complex to capture images of the enigmatic creature in the Egyptian desert. Gathered below are varied photographs of the Sphinx throughout the past 170 years, from Maxime du Camp’s image of a still-mostly-buried Sphinx, in 1849, to 21st century light shows, and much more.

Dan Gilbert makes first major public appearance since stroke  

The Detroit businessman had made few public appearance since suffering a stroke last year on Memorial Day weekend.


GM gets tax break for new plant next to factory it closed in Lordstown   -3%

GM will receive a tax break to build a new factory in Ohio next to the site of a much larger assembly plant it shut down last year.


Africa: Mastercard Appoints New Director Area Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa  

[Capital FM] Mastercard has announced the appointment of Ifeoma Dozie as its Director Area Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa. With more than 17 years' experience driving marketing strategy internationally, she brings a wealth of expertise to the role and will be based in Mastercard's regional head office in Lagos, Nigeria.

U.S. business borrowing for equipment jumps 28% in January - ELFA   21%

U.S. companies' borrowings for capital investments surged about 28% in January from a year earlier, as a strong U.S. economy drove up business spending, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) said on Tuesday.

How a Neighbors Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case   33%

The fashion executive Peter Nygard has clashed for years with his neighbor in the Bahamas, the billionaire Louis Bacon. The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard sexually exploited teenage girls.

Sugar production to stay higher, surplus looms   -11%

India looks likely to produce 26.5 million tonnes of sugar this year, half a million tonnes more than a previous forecast of a leading producers’ body, exacerbating surplus supplies in the world’s biggest producer of the sweetener.

Detroit's Eastern Market Seafood closing at end of February  

Eastern Market is losing another longtime time business as the Eastern Market Seafood Company, a market mainstay for 45 years, will close Feb. 29.


New Bid to Legalize Abortion in Argentina, With Presidents Backing   -5%

Activists came close in 2018. This year, President Alberto Fernández is on their side and is expected to present a legalization bill to Congress.

Hong Kong bookseller sentenced to 10 years in prison in China   -26%

A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for "illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing's hard line toward its critics.

Worse than financial crisis, deadlier than Sars: coronavirus to push Hong Kong bankruptcies to decade high   -11%

Hong Kong is poised to see the biggest jump in more than a decade in personal bankruptcies and companies winding up this year, as individuals and firms are overwhelmed by “multiple problems” that are far worse than any crisis seen previously, according to the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.“I expect the situation will be worse than previous crises such as Sars (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in 2003 because we are facing multiple problems which have been dragging on for…

Airline passengers put up with more and longer flight delays  

Airline travelers were a bit more likely to be delayed, and more often for longer spells, when flying around the U.S. last year, according to a government report issued Wednesday.

Heres what to wear to Houstons lavish spring events  

This time of year, as invitations to Houston’s spring luncheons, galas and dinner parties begin arriving in mailboxes, perennial “what to wear” questions also start to circulate.

Soaring rents and noisy parties: how Airbnb is forcing out Barcelona locals   25%

Holiday listings have shot up in Sant Pere, altering the character and economy of the neighbourhood

Until recently, the Sant Pere neighbourhood of Barcelona had resisted the tide of mass tourism. Ten years ago, many visitors who ventured there found it forbidding, even a little sinister, and soon retreated to the more familiar and gentrified Gothic Quarter.

Then the city gave Sant Pere Més Baix, the main shopping street, a makeover and, although it was supposed to be for the benefit of residents, as one local put it, “it was like rolling out the red carpet for tourists”.

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Harry Gregg death: Late Manchester United goalkeeper recalls the Munich air disaster in his own words   20%

Recalling the 1958 tragedy 33 years after it occurred, Gregg detailed the worrying signs of impending disaster before the flight's third attempted take-off and the scenes that followed it as he rescued a number of teammates and passengers

Compost your departed loved one and save the planet, L.A. lawmaker says  

"Human composting," an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial or cremation, was approved in Washington state last year.

Oregon Republicans Disappear for Another Climate Vote   -7%

After leaving the state last year to shut down a climate change proposal, Oregon senators were absent again on Monday.

Auschwitz Memorial slams Amazon in row about Al Pacino series Hunters   5%

The Auschwitz Memorial criticised Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series Hunters and for selling books of Nazi propaganda.Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, world leaders and activists have called for action against rising anti-Semitism.Hunters, released on Friday and starring Al Pacino, features a team of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living…

Iranian prison inmates fear transfer to ward that hosted coronavirus victim   -23%

British-Iranian Anoosheh Ashoori is said to be worried he will be forced to move

Prisoners in Iran’s Evin prison, including a British-Iranian dual national, are protesting plans for them to be transferred to a ward which they believe previously held a coronavirus victim.

Sherry Ashoori, whose dual national husband Anoosheh Ashoori, 65, was jailed by the Iranian authorities for 12 years, said she has contacted the Foreign Office to warn them of the plans to transfer her husband and others to the prison’s ward 4.

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All change?: London fashion week launches first ever swap shop   24%

Increasingly popular in the age of climate crisis, clothes swapping gets high-profile approval at five-day event

Is old the new new? That was the question at London fashion week yesterday, where, alongside headline names such as Mulberry and Vivienne Westwood, the five-day fashion event launched its first clothes swap.

Clothes swapping has become increasingly popular in recent years, as the appetite for dressing inexpensively and sustainably has boomed. But the practice has never before had such high-profile fashion industry approval.

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Migrant detention center to open after conditions stir anger   -6%

A year after asylum-seekers and other migrants overwhelmed U.S. immigration authorities at the southern border, the Border Patrol is opening a processing facility in Texas that officials say could help … Click to Continue »

Ethiopian, Yemeni or Ashkenazi? Traditions behind Rosh Hashanah breads   -20%

Whether you like dipping a bit of challah into a bowl of honey or go for the Sephradi bolo, the meaning behind round baked goods connects Jewish communities worldwide on the New Year

In historic first, Israel's national baseball team qualifies for Olympics   -3%

The blue and white will be competing against five other teams in Tokyo next year

Small millage, but big vote for Detroit Institute of Arts tax renewal   30%

Tri-county voters to decide if Detroit Institute of Arts 0.2-mill tax is worth renewing for 10 more years. Vote is two years before millage expires.


Solar energy expected to quickly add to Texas power grid  

Solar energy is one of the smallest contributors to the power grid in Texas, providing just 2.2 percent of generation capacity this year. But it's also projected to be fastest growing in the next three years.

Hosni Mubarak death: Former Egyptian president ousted in Arab Spring dies, aged 91  

He ruled the country during an era of prosperity and corruption that lasted 30 years

Jamie Carragher explains why Mohamed Salah is underappreciated by Liverpool fans  

Carragher believes the Egyptian has dropped a level since last year but remains "world class"

China jails Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai for 10 years   -5%

A Chinese court has convicted Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai for “illegally providing intelligence for overseas entities”, almost five years after he was first detained.Gui was sentenced to 10 years and deprivation of political rights for five years by a Chinese court on Monday. A statement by the Intermediate People’s Court of Ningbo said Gui would not appeal at the end of the trial.Gui, a Swedish national, ran Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong – an outlet known for selling gossipy titles about…

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91   -24%

Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years until he was deposed following mass protests

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s autocratic former president who ruled with an iron fist for three decades before being toppled during the Arab spring protests in 2011, has died aged 91.

Mubarak became a symbol of thuggish and brutal authority after taking power in 1981 following the assassination of Anwar Sadat. His reign was marked by the emergence of a paranoid and cruel police state supported by a network of sprawling military businesses and corrupt crony businessmen. Many Egyptians see echoes of Mubarak’s style of leadership in their current leader, the former general Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

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Boeing 737 Max setback as debris found in fuel tanks  

Boeing grounded its Max series aircraft last year after deadly crashes were linked to faulty software. The company, however, remains optimistic that its fleet will receive the green light to go wheels up by summer.