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US prosecutors say Epstein's ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell should not be granted bail   20%

Ghislaine Maxwell cannot be trusted to be freed on bail while facing charges she helped advance Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse, and deserves no "special treatment" because she might contract Covid-19 in jail, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

Swedish tech company Tobii releases $229 eye tracker that may improve gamers' skills  

Eye-tracking technology has helped people with medical conditions like autism, traumatic brain injuries and ALS, or amyotropic lateral sclerosis, communicate with others.

Court Ruling in Monaco Ends One Piece of a $2 Billion Art Dispute  

The case against Yves Bouvier, a Swiss businessman who helped the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev buy 38 artworks, was dismissed.

Jack Charlton: Big Jack will remain one of footballs great characters   38%

1966 World Cup winner who died on Friday night at the aged of 85 enjoyed a hugely successful playing career with Leeds United and England before going on to transform Ireland into a force to be reckoned with

The Jewish author who dared to talk about mental illness and its treatment  

‘Prozac Nation’ author Elizabeth Wurtzel dies at age 52. Her 1994 memoir initiated the public dialogue on the antidepressant that changed the face of her generation

Naya Rivera, star of 'Glee,' dead at 33 after disappearing from boat   -20%

Naya Rivera, who found fame playing Santana Lopez on the hit series "Glee," has died after going missing during a boat ride with her 4-year-old son, Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub announced at a press conference on Monday.

Juice WRLD: Legends Never Die review patron saint of the melancholy masses  

The rapper’s posthumous album opens up to tackle his own legacy, as demons lurk around every corner

Juice WRLD’s posthumous album opens with the devil closing in. On Conversations, the rapper is avoiding a tête-à-tête with the arch fiend himself, a manifestation of sin and lurking temptation. Across a four-song suite that sets the tone of Legends Never Die, imagery of demons and hell are persistent. Drugs are presented as a means to self-medicate and keep these terrors at bay, but they linger in the margins. Throughout the record, the Illinois rapper, who overdosed on oxycodone and codeine last December, is clearly searching for an escape. He never found what he was looking for.

The burden thus falls on this album, allegedly the first of many planned for release, to not only assess Juice’s vulnerable and enchantingly accessible music and chart a trajectory left unrealised, but also to dissuade his audience from following a similar path. Rapper Lil Bibby, head of Juice’s Grade A label and steward of his catalogue, said the album would be representative of “somebody that was fighting addiction, anxiety, detachment” and hoped those listeners who saw their struggles reflected in the songs might seek help. The album itself mines the topics for which Juice became known, namely emptiness and its many side-effects: substance abuse, destructive co-dependence, fear of self-sabotage, and, of course, fear of death, which looms around every corner. As with his previous album, 2019’s Death Race for Love, it is overstuffed, sometimes underwritten and often puerile, but there he was finding his voice. These songs open up beyond his internal monologue to reckon with his public –and by extension, his legacy.

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'Ensure speedy settlement of insurance for health workers'  

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reviewed the implementation of the recently announced insurance scheme for health workers battling COVID-19 and emphasised the need for speedy settlement to help reach the benefits to the nominees at the earliest. The Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme is a part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package announced in March.

Ava DuVernays Fight for Change, Onscreen and Off  

The award-winning film director on the role of artists in a time of widespread unrest, and how film can help hold police to account.

This isn't the time to let environmental protection and monitoring slip   30%

Reliable datasets are needed to effectively model and predict what the environment's future will look like and help us adapt to it, writes Vince Palace.

Coronavirus: Does obesity make the virus more dangerous?  

Studies have suggested that being obese doubles your risk of dying if you contract Covid-19

Conor McGregor responds on Twitter to the death of UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedovs father   -5%

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died aged 57 due to complications related to the coronavirus

Google announces $10B digitization fund for India  

The fund will help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years.

Brazilian native leader fights off coronavirus to take on the President  

Crisanto Rudzö Tseremeywá was in hospital on a ventilator when his mother died from the coronavirus. The leader of some of Brazil's indigenous people says he felt her presence.

Botswana investigating mystery deaths of hundreds of elephants   10%

Botswana is investigating a growing number of unexplained deaths of elephants, having confirmed 275 had died, up from 154 two weeks ago, the government said on Thursday.The dead elephants were first spotted months ago in the Okavango Panhandle region, and the authorities say they have since been trying to discover the cause. Poaching has been ruled out as the cause of death, as the carcasses were found with tusks intact.“Three laboratories in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Canada have been…

Why Detroit Pistons' fall future hinges on success of NBA's Orlando bubble   25%

The first two months of the NBA's bubble in Orlando could help decide if the Pistons will play before the 2020-21 season starts in December.


Ex-Detroit Tiger Frank Bolling, team's first Gold Glove infielder, dies at 88  

Ex-Detroit Tiger Frank Bolling, a two-time All-Star second baseman, died Saturday.


Bollywood choreographer of over 2,000 songs dies at 71   8%

Bollywood’s first female choreographer Saroj Khan, whose sizzling dance routines breathed life into hundreds of films, died Friday, triggering further heartbreak in an industry already reeling from a

James Murdoch Set to Acquire Large Stake in Art Basel Fairs   -20%

Investment from his firm is aimed at helping transform the company that puts on the fairs into a business focused on “future-oriented platforms and communities.”

Police confirm Naya Riveras body found at lake where she went missing  

Naya Rivera’s four-year-old son told police his mother helped him onto their rented boat before she disappeared beneath the surface of Lake Piru.

Google says it will spend $10 billion to accelerate digitization in India  

Google said it plans to spend $10 billion over the next five to seven years to help accelerate the adoption of digital technologies in India.Sundar Pichai, who was born in the country and is now chief

30-year-old dies after attending 'Covid party' in Texas   25%

Patient said: ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not’, according to health official

A 30-year-old patient died after attending a “Covid party”, believing the virus to be a hoax, a Texas medical official has said.

“Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,’” said Dr Jane Appleby, the chief medical officer at Methodist hospital in San Antonio.

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Actress Kelly Preston, John Travolta's wife, dies aged 57  

The actress and wife of John Travolta died after a "two-year battle with breast cancer", he says.

Points of Progress: Fiji reefs restored with traditional knowledge, and more   46%

In good news this week: Fijians used ancient fishery management systems to help reefs recover after overfishing, plus more positive headlines.

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dead at 57   -9%

Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Twins, died Sunday after a two-year battle with breast cancer, her husband, John Travolta, said. She was 57.

Former Michigan State, Detroit Mackenzie basketball player Lovelle Rivers dies at 66   -10%

Lovelle Rivers, a basketball center who played at Detroit Mackenzie and Michigan State, died July 6. He was 66.


Ghislaine Maxwell moved to Brooklyn detention centre ahead of bail hearing   -5%

Maxwell will not be held in same jail where Epstein died

Alaya F's home made coffee mask is perfect to get rid of dark circles, puffiness...   22%

The caffeine in coffee helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and the antioxidants in it have a calming effect. Coffee also reduces skin inflammation after you’ve been out in the sun for too long. Read on about its many benefits.

Earths magnetic field could change 10 times faster than we thought, scientists say  

Magnetic field shields us from harmful radiation and helps keep atmosphere in place, as well as being key to navigation

Benjamin Keough, only grandson of Elvis Presley, dead at 27   11%

Elvis Presley’s only grandson died Sunday, his mother Lisa Marie Presley’s manager confirmed, with local media reporting the death as an apparent suicide.Benjamin Keough, 27, was found in Calabasas near Los Angeles and had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police sources told TMZ.The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said officials responded to a “rescue response” call about 6:30am on Sunday on the 24800 block of Alexandra Court in Calabasas.“Upon their arrival, they located the victim suffering…

Coronavirus: Arts sector wont recover from pandemic without government support, Scottish Labour says  

Scottish Labour has called on government to provide 'creative arts recovery package' to help industry

Judy Dyble death: Fairport Convention singer dies, aged 71   80%

Folk artist who also performed in cult band Trading Home died after 'long illness borne with great courage', agent says

5 effective fat burning exercises you can do at home   16%

You don’t really need those heavy gym equipment to keep you fit. Here are five easy exercises you can perform daily at home for 30 minutes to help you stay in shape.

To Come To The Rescue Or Not? Rats, Like People, Take Cues From Bystanders   -2%

Experiments in people have long shown that the presence of indifferent bystanders hurts the chances that someone will help a stranger in an emergency. Rats, it turns out, behave the same way.

Celebrity deaths in 2020, from Ennio Morricone to Nick Cordero   50%

We remember some of the notable figures from the arts world who have died this year

Ukraines bank chief quit and received a coffin as a warning. Its a scandal that threatens the countrys economic health.  

Claims over political interference in Ukraine’s central bank threaten billions in future IMF help.

Football legend Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner and Irish hero, passes away   26%

Jack Charlton, a soccer World Cup winner with England who became the darling of Ireland after leading their national team to unprecedented success as manager, has died aged 85.A family statement said

Yo Yo Honey Singh: Meri wife apne haath mein chhadi pakad kar cardio karati hai...  

Opening up about his recent posts on Instagram, Yo Yo Honey Singh talks to us about following a strict work-out regime and diet, which helped him lose 16 kgs over two years, while also taking medication for bipolar disorder.

Mortgage prisoners: Key workers in 'financial nightmare'   10%

MPs are calling for action to help so-called mortgage prisoners, including thousands of key workers.