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Mecca: Hundreds of heat deaths during pilgrimage at more than 50 degrees: Pilgrims are making the Muslim pilgrimage Hajj in Saudi Arabia in temperatures of more ...
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Mecca: Hundreds of heat deaths during pilgrimage at more than 50 degrees
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New female-led Zelda game announced by Nintendo to surprise of fans: The Legend of Zelda: The Echoes of Wisdom will allow players to play as Princess Zelda ...
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New female-led Zelda game announced by Nintendo to surprise of fans
Quick Glance: Zelda, Metroid, and Mario Revive the Switch
  • Nintendo surprises with new games for the Switch in their Nintendo Direct.

  • New games from Mario, Zelda, and Metroid were announced.

  • The announcement of a brand-new Mario & Luigi game garners attention.

  • Nintendo shines with first-party games and impressive third-party titles.
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Vladimir Putin’s Trip to North Korea Reeks of Desperation, Not Strength: While Russia and North Korea getting chummy is never a good thing for the West ...
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Vladimir Putin’s Trip to North Korea Reeks of Desperation, Not Strength
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More than 550 pilgrims die at Mecca as temperatures reach 50 degrees : Temperatures reached 51.8 degrees Celsius in the shade of the Grand Mosque
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More than 550 pilgrims die at Mecca as temperatures reach 50 degrees
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Hajj pilgrimage: Heatwave claims over 550 lives as temperatures hit 51.8 degrees Celsius in Mecca
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Hajj pilgrimage: Heatwave claims over 550 lives as temperatures hit 51 ...
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51.8 degrees in the mosque in Mecca:At least 570 deaths during Muslim pilgrimage Hajj
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Quick Glance: Heatwave in Saudi Arabia: Over 300 Egyptians Die in Hajj
  • More than 300 Egyptians have died in Saudi Arabia during the Hajj pilgrimage due to extreme heat, raising the total death toll to at least 577.

  • Hajj is a significant pillar of Islam that every able Muslim is expected to perform at least once in their lifetime. High temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius posed challenges during the pilgrimage.

  • Rituals conducted outdoors and on foot, especially for older individuals, presented difficulties. Saudi Arabia has not yet provided an official count of the death toll.

  • Last year, authorities treated 10,000 individuals, with ten percent suffering from heatstroke.
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More than 570 pilgrims died in the extreme heat of the Hajj: The death toll keeps rising and rising. Temperatures of 51.8 degrees Celsius were measured in the ...
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More than 570 pilgrims died in the extreme heat of the Hajj
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Japan's May exports rose 13.5% from a year earlier, led by cars and chips: TOKYO -- Japan's exports grew in value terms for the sixth month in a row in May ...
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Japan's May exports rose 13.5% from a year earlier, led by cars and chips
Quick Glance: Japan's May Exports Increase Due to Cars and Chips
  • In May, Japan's exports increased for the sixth consecutive month in value, primarily driven by automobiles and semiconductors.

  • The country's total exports amounted to 8.2 trillion yen ($51 billion), reflecting a 13.5% rise from the previous year.
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UAE: Meet delivery rider hero who rescued kitten from busy road in viral video - News | Khaleej Times
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Quick Glance: UAE: Delivery Rider Saves Kitten from Busy Street
  • A delivery rider rescued a stray kitten hiding under a car on a busy street.

  • 29-year-old Zubair Anwar Muhammad Anwar from Pakistan swiftly rescued the kitten in five seconds before it was out of harm's way.

  • The incident occurred in Abu Dhabi as Anwar was en route to deliver food.

  • Anwar emphasized his love for animals and being a responsible rider.
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China and Malaysia deepen ties with renewed economic pact: Deal signed as China seeks to raise influence in Asia Pacific region amid rising geopolitical tension.
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China and Malaysia deepen ties with renewed economic pact
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Softbank plans to cancel out angry customer voices using AI: Real-time voice modification tech seeks to reduce stress in call center staff.
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Softbank plans to cancel out angry customer voices using AI
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Weird Trump idea would shut America off from the world: Donald Trump floated a truly bizarre plan during a private meeting in Washington last week.
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Weird Trump idea would shut America off from the world
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Actor Gerald Pichowetz passes away at the age of 59: On August 1, the public's favorite, who became famous as "Fünfer" in the ORF TV series "Kaisermühlen Blues" ...
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Actor Gerald Pichowetz passes away at the age of 59
Quick Glance: Viennese Actor Gerald Pichowetz Passes Away - Retrospective on His Life
  • The renowned Viennese actor Gerald Pichowetz has passed away at the age of 59. He was best known for his role as 'Fünfer' Franz Mayerhofer in the TV series 'Kaisermühlen Blues'.

  • Pichowetz was a versatile actor on stage and screen. He founded the theater 'Bühne 21' and appeared in various roles at prestigious theaters such as the Vienna Volksoper.

  • Despite health issues and a heart valve operation, Pichowetz remained active in the theater scene. His death is considered a significant loss for the Viennese cultural and theater community.

  • Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig and Cultural Councilor Veronica Kaup-Hasler expressed their condolences and praised Pichowetz as an integral part of Vienna's theater scene.
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'Apologise or face action': Pakistan Cricket Board threatens fan involved in altercation with Haris Rauf
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'Apologise or face action': Pakistan Cricket Board threatens fan ...
Quick Glance: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf charges at fan he thought was 'Indian', VIDEO goes viral
  • Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf caught in altercation with a fan in public while his wife attempted to stop him

  • Rauf referred to the fan as 'Indian' in the viral video while the fan claimed to be from Pakistan

  • After the video went viral, Rauf released a statement emphasizing his actions in defense of his family

  • Rauf and five other Pakistani players opt for a holiday in London while the support staff and other players return to Pakistan
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Nvidia rally overnight lifts chip-related stocks in Asia on AI optimism : Asia tech stocks in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan climbed on the back of Nvidia ...
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Nvidia rally overnight lifts chip-related stocks in Asia on AI optimism
Quick Glance: Nvidia Surpasses Apple and Microsoft to Become World's Most Valuable Company
  • Nvidia has leapfrogged Microsoft and Apple to become the most valuable company in the world, driven by chip demand and investor excitement over artificial intelligence.

  • The company’s shares climbed 3.2% to $135.18, bringing its market capitalization to $3.332 trillion, surpassing the two tech giants that have long competed for the top spot on US stock markets.

  • Nvidia has transitioned from a $300 billion company struggling with a chip glut to one of the most powerful tech companies globally, benefiting from the boom in demand for chips capable of training and running powerful generative AI models.

  • Its growth has single-handedly driven a third of the 14% year-to-date increase in the benchmark S&P 500 index, surprising even bullish observers.
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Thousands of Muslims have been performing their final rites on the last day of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
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Micron plans HBM expansion in U.S. and mulls production in Malaysia: TAIPEI -- Top U.S. memory chip maker Micron Technology is building test production lines for ...
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Micron plans HBM expansion in U.S. and mulls production in Malaysia
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In Yangon, Myanmar, Muslims are celebrating Eid by sharing meat. People, especially those in need, are lining up to get their share 📷: RFA Burmese
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Malaysia, China mark 50 years of ties with deals on development, durians: China has agreed to allow imports of fresh durian from Malaysia.
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Malaysia, China mark 50 years of ties with deals on development, durians
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Hundreds of students at Stanford University in the US walked out of their graduation ceremony demanding an end to Israel’s war on Gaza.
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Japan restaurants explore charging foreign tourists more: TOKYO -- Japan's restaurant industry is deploying a two-tiered pricing system in tourist spots as ...
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Japan restaurants explore charging foreign tourists more
Quick Glance: Japanese Restaurants Contemplate Pricing Adjustments for Foreign Tourists
  • Price adjustments for foreign tourists may be introduced in tourist areas in Japan to capitalize on increasing visitor numbers without alienating local customers.

  • A dining establishment with a traditional design called Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai opened in February next to the Toyosu Market, a large public wholesale market for fish and other goods in central Tokyo.

  • Leveraging a weak yen through higher prices could help businesses achieve economic benefits.

  • The Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will emerge as the voice of the Asian Century.
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‘Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree’ Is an Excellent, Uneven Expansion to the Decade’s Biggest RPG
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‘Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree’ Is an Excellent, Uneven Expansion to ...
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China's panda breeding base hands lifetime bans to 12 tourists for throwing bamboo, lollipops at bears
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China's panda breeding base hands lifetime bans to 12 tourists for ...
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Mecca: More than 500 pilgrims die in record heat: The exact number of victims is still unclear, but many Muslim countries are reporting dozens of deceased ...
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Mecca: More than 500 pilgrims die in record heat
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Modi at the G7 Outreach Summit: A Shift in India’s Foreign Policy?: Modi 3.0 is already making waves on Taiwan. Is a shift on Ukraine policy next?
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Modi at the G7 Outreach Summit: A Shift in India’s Foreign Policy?
Quick Glance: Modi's Presence at the G7 Outreach Summit: Reshaping India's Foreign Policy?
  • Following his reelection, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the G-7 Outreach Summit in Italy, marking a significant statement.

  • Modi's involvement at the G-7 event suggests a potential restructuring of India's traditional foreign policy, emphasizing a shift from regional to global leadership.

  • India is actively pursuing partnerships with Western countries, particularly the G-7, to stimulate economic growth and counter Chinese and Russian influences in developing nations.

  • India's proactive approach to global issues, such as participation in the Ukraine summit and repatriating Indian citizens from the Russian military, signifies a confident move towards reclaiming its stature as a significant middle power on the world stage.
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Premier Li Visits Malaysia as Anwar Balances US-China Interests: Chinese Premier Li Qiang began a three-day visit to Malaysia late Tuesday ...
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Premier Li Visits Malaysia as Anwar Balances US-China Interests
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Jaguar Land Rover to Revive Freelander as a Made-in-China EV: A decade after it ceased production of the Freelander, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc is reviving ...
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Jaguar Land Rover to Revive Freelander as a Made-in-China EV
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Zelenskyy Calls Out China in Russia’s War on Ukraine: Insights from Yurii Poita.
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Zelenskyy Calls Out China in Russia’s War on Ukraine
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Meet the woman behind Dubai’s viral super-chunky chocolate bar: With one TikTok video, Dubai-based FIX Dessert Chocolatier’s unusual dessert-stuffed chocolate ...
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Meet the woman behind Dubai’s viral super-chunky chocolate bar
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Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin quoted Adolf Hitler when discussing the push to create what Feiglin called a ‘Hebrew Gaza.’
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Many Influencers Struggle Financially Despite Online Fame: Attracting millions of viewers does not assure content creators huge incomes, especially as social ...
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Many Influencers Struggle Financially Despite Online Fame
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Shell to Buy Singaporean LNG Trader in Bet on Booming Demand: Shell Plc agreed to buy liquefied natural gas trader Pavilion Energy Pte, the latest bet by the oil ...
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Shell to Buy Singaporean LNG Trader in Bet on Booming Demand
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Nintendo Announces New Zelda, Mario Games Ahead of Next Switch: Nintendo Co. Ltd. announced several new games that will be released on the Switch later this year ...
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Nintendo Announces New Zelda, Mario Games Ahead of Next Switch
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Hong Kong students score behind first-place Singapore in global study on creative thinking
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Hong Kong students score behind first-place Singapore in global study on ...
Quick Glance: Challenge for Hong Kong Students in Global Creativity Study
  • Hong Kong students scored just below average and markedly behind first-place Singapore in a global study on creative thinking, signaling a wake-up call for education.

  • The results regarding creative thinking, unveiled on Tuesday, presented a challenge for Hong Kong students. Results for math, reading, and science were previously disclosed in December.

  • Scoring 32 overall, Hong Kong fell slightly below the OECD average of 33. Top performers included Singapore in first place with 41 points, along with South Korea and Canada at 38 points each.

  • The Education Bureau emphasized that family background and socio-economic status had minimal impact on students' performance, highlighting the city's provision of high-quality and equal educational opportunities.
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Report: Online video adding to challenges for news firms: Short videos from social media have become the main source of information for young people ...
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Report: Online video adding to challenges for news firms
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Elden Ring Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Won't Allow Layoffs at FromSoftware as Long as He's in Charge - IGN
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Elden Ring Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Won't Allow Layoffs at FromSoftware ...
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Tesla has the most American-made car, according to Cars.com: American legacy automakers Ford and General Motors fell behind in the American-Made Index
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Tesla has the most American-made car, according to Cars.com
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A Foreign Policy for the World as It Is: Biden and the Search for a New American Strategy
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A Foreign Policy for the World as It Is: Biden and the Search for a New ...
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Japan cheap even at high 130 yen range to dollar: Takashimaya CEO : TOKYO -- Japan's department store sector is soaring on strong demand from wealthy ...
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Japan cheap even at high 130 yen range to dollar: Takashimaya CEO
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China fears spark Indian race for cobalt in contested ocean waters: India has sought rights to explore an underwater cobalt-rich mountain. But Sri Lanka also has ...
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China fears spark Indian race for cobalt in contested ocean waters
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Action must be taken on alleged complicity of Israeli doctors in torture: Israeli physicians risk becoming, or may already be, complicit in torture and ...
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Action must be taken on alleged complicity of Israeli doctors in torture
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Humans outperform AI in Alibaba maths competition: The highest score achieved by AI was only 34, which was far behind the highest human score of 113.
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Humans outperform AI in Alibaba maths competition
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China to see biggest millionaire exodus in 2024 as many head to U.S.: NEW YORK -- China saw the world's biggest outflow of high-net-worth individuals last ...
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China to see biggest millionaire exodus in 2024 as many head to U.S.
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LIVE: Israeli anti-government protesters rally in Jerusalem Thousands of people demonstrate outside the Knesset, calling on the government and lawmakers to ... Show more

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Love Island star Jack Fowler ‘could have died’ after allergic reaction on flight: The Love Island star said he made the flight attendant aware of his nut allergy ...
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Love Island star Jack Fowler ‘could have died’ after allergic reaction on ...
Quick Glance: Jack Fowler Almost Died After Allergic Reaction on Flight
  • Love Island star Jack Fowler revealed he almost died after an allergic reaction on a flight to Dubai, unknowingly consuming nuts in a chicken curry.

  • Fowler was taken to the hospital after eating the curry dish containing cashews, where he had to self-administer an EpiPen.

  • Despite repeated inquiries, he was falsely informed that the food didn't contain nuts, leading to a near-death experience and an emergency landing of the plane.

  • Fowler urged airlines to take food allergies seriously and exercise more caution to prevent such incidents.
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Boeing hid questionable parts from regulators that may have been installed in 737 Max planes, new whistleblower alleges
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Boeing hid questionable parts from regulators that may have been installed ...
Quick Glance: Boeing CEO Acknowledges Safety Culture Imperfections
  • Boeing's CEO Dave Calhoun will address US lawmakers about safety culture concerns following recent incidents.

  • He apologizes to affected families, emphasizing the paramount importance of passenger safety.

  • Boeing has long faced criticism over safety attitudes and production conditions.

  • Despite improvement efforts and cooperation with authorities, Boeing still grapples with safety culture challenges.
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Commentary: When WFH means work from hairdressers, not just home: Hair salons are installing USB ports, extra sockets and quiet areas for calls in a bid to draw ...
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Commentary: When WFH means work from hairdressers, not just home
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ST Engineering bags over $100m of ammunition orders from Europe: The orders are for 155mm and 40mm ammunition – both of Nato-standard.
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ST Engineering bags over $100m of ammunition orders from Europe
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Foxconn Billionaire’s Eight-Year Stock Target Finally Comes True: Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of iPhone assembler Foxconn Technology Group ...
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Foxconn Billionaire’s Eight-Year Stock Target Finally Comes True
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Chinese EV maker Xpeng's affiliate, Xpeng AeroHT, flew its latest experimental drone car during a short test flight to demonstrate what the future of ... Show more
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Israel war on Gaza live: Hamas strikes Israeli soldiers in Tal as-Sultan: At least nine Palestinian aid distributors killed waiting to receive crucial cargo in ...
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Israel war on Gaza live: Hamas strikes Israeli soldiers in Tal as-Sultan