May 24, 2024
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News Corp. content integrated into OpenAI AI tools in new pact

In a monumental move blending technology and media, OpenAI and News Corp. have announced a multi-year collaboration, marking a significant milestone in the convergence of journalism and artificial intelligence. Under this historic agreement, OpenAI, the brainchild of tech luminary Sam Altman, gains access to the rich reservoir of content from News Corp.’s array of esteemed publications, including iconic titles […]

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Iran’s government acts fast after helicopter crash claims president

Following the devastating helicopter crash that claimed the life of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and key members of his administration, Iran has promptly initiated a transfer of power. The crash, which also took the lives of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian among others, has propelled Vice President Mohammad Mokhber into the presidency under an emergency constitutional mandate. Starting today, Mokhber will serve […]

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Iceland welcomes largest carbon capture plant by Climeworks

Climeworks, a pioneering Swiss company, has marked a significant milestone in the fight against climate change by unveiling the world’s largest operational direct air capture (DAC) plant in Iceland. This mammoth facility, named “Mammoth,” dwarfs its predecessors, nearly ten times the size of the previous record-holder. The urgency of addressing climate change is underscored by United Nations […]

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Flooding in Kenya claims 228 lives, displaces thousands

The relentless downpours across Kenya have now claimed 228 lives, with the Interior Ministry reporting a sharp rise in fatalities due to the devastating floods and associated landslides, according to an announcement made on Sunday, May 5th, 2024. This crisis has escalated as the nation grapples with infrastructure destruction and massive displacements, affecting its position as East […]

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Federal courts back SEC in cryptocurrency enforcement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), led by Chair Gary Gensler, is intensifying its regulatory grip on the cryptocurrency market, with a series of court victories marking a significant turn in the ongoing battle between the federal watchdog and the digital currency industry. As federal courts increasingly side with the SEC, key industry players like Coinbase and […]

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Heavy rains in southern Brazil leave 13 dead, dozens missing

The death toll resulting from relentless rains in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul has surged to 13, announced local authorities on Thursday. The state government, grappling with the escalating crisis, has declared a state of public calamity to manage the unfolding emergency. The torrential storms, unleashing the worst havoc witnessed in years, […]

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Tragic highway collapse in China leaves 24 dead, 30 injured

In a tragic incident, 24 individuals lost their lives while 30 others sustained injuries following the collapse of a segment of a highway in Meizhou, located in the Guangdong province of China. The catastrophe unfolded on Wednesday morning, as confirmed by local authorities. Reports from China Daily reveal that the collapse, which occurred at approximately 2:10 am, entangled a […]

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Flash floods wreak havoc in Kenya, leaving 42 dead and counting

A devastating flood triggered by a dam burst in central Kenya’s Mai Mahiu area has claimed the lives of at least 42 people, with authorities warning that the death toll could rise further. The deluge, which occurred early Monday, has left a trail of destruction, as revealed by images shared by Kenyan media, the Kenya Red Cross, and […]

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Indonesia’s Ruang volcano roars to life, lightning-lit skyline

In a spectacular display of nature’s power, Indonesia’s Ruang volcano erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, unleashing explosive flows of incandescent lava into the night sky. The eruption, marked by dramatic lightning flashes illuminating the crater, prompted authorities to elevate the alert status to its highest level. The country’s Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard […]

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Global food insecurity soars as 281.6M struggle for survival

According to a recent report released by the United Nations, a staggering 281.6 million people worldwide grappled with acute hunger in 2023. This marks the fifth consecutive year of worsening food insecurity, raising significant concerns about the potential for famine and widespread loss of life. The report, jointly compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN […]

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