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Why did Iran attack Israel? What to know about the strikes, U.S. response.: Iran said the attack — more than 300 drones and missiles — was retaliation for an ...
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Why did Iran attack Israel? What to know about the strikes, U.S. response.
Quick Glance: The Night Iran's Missile Show Rattled Israel
  • In Tehran, 'Operation True Promise' launched an unprecedented aerial assault on Israel.

  • The direct clash between powerful militaries showcased Israel's defense and Iran's display of power.

  • Despite minor damages and injuries, the question remains whether this attack signifies further escalation or the start of a war.

  • The missile and drone strikes resulted in minimal damage, with Israel and allies successfully intercepting most projectiles.
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Beijing half marathon organizers investigate Chinese runner's controversial win: Organizers of the Beijing Half Marathon said they were investigating after video ...
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Quick Glance: Beijing Half Marathon under Controversy Investigation
  • Organisers are probing the Beijing half marathon following claims that three African athletes purposefully slowed down to let China's He Jie cross the finish line first.

  • He completed the race in 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds, surpassing Kenya's Robert Keter and Willy Mnangat, and Ethiopia's Dejene Hailu, who all tied for second, a second behind the leader.

  • While an investigation is ongoing, none of the involved runners have issued a statement regarding the incident, although users on the Chinese social media platform Weibo have discussed the race and criticized the conclusion.

  • The Beijing Sports Bureau, responsible for sports in the city, stated that an investigation is in progress and the results will be disclosed once available.
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A controversial result at the Beijing Half Marathon is being re-examined by event organizers after three runners appeared to slow down ahead of the finish line ... Show more   www.cnn.com/2024/04/15/china/china-marathon-finish-line-uproar-intl-hnk-spt/
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Apple loses top phonemaker spot to Samsung as iPhone shipments drop, research company says
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Apple loses top phonemaker spot to Samsung as iPhone shipments drop ...
Quick Glance: Samsung Takes Smartphone Crown from Apple
  • Apple loses top position in the global smartphone market to Samsung as Chinese competitors gain traction.

  • Samsung regains its status as the world's largest smartphone manufacturer in the first quarter of 2024, just three months after Apple claimed the top spot.

  • The market's strongest growth comes from two Chinese manufacturers, while Apple continues to face challenges in the world's largest smartphone market.

  • Despite an overall increase in global smartphone shipments, Apple experiences a decline in iPhone sales in China and misses out on much of the broader industry recovery.
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Fourth body recovered in Maryland bridge collapse: The body of a fourth victim in last month’s collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has been ...
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Fourth body recovered in Maryland bridge collapse
Quick Glance: Investigation of Key Bridge Incident
  • The FBI has initiated a criminal investigation focusing on the colossal container vessel that caused the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore last month.

  • Authorities are examining the sequence of events that led to the Dali, a 985-foot Singaporean ship, losing power as it departed from the Port of Baltimore and colliding with one of the bridge's support pillars.

  • Federal agents appeared to have boarded the ship on Monday morning to conduct a search.

  • President Biden and Maryland Governor Wes Moore (D) have expressed their commitment to hold accountable any entities potentially responsible for the bridge's destruction.
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China’s GDP grows 5.3% in the first quarter of 2024: China’s economy grew stronger than expected at the start of this year, partly thanks to robust factory ...
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China’s GDP grows 5.3% in the first quarter of 2024
Quick Glance: China's Economy Surprisingly Strong in Q1 2024
  • China's economy experienced stronger growth than anticipated in the first quarter of this year, primarily due to the thriving high-tech manufacturing sector.

  • In the initial quarter, industrial production saw a 6.1% increase compared to the previous year, driven by the flourishing high-tech industry. Notably, the manufacturing of 3D printing devices, electric vehicle charging stations, and electronic components surged by approximately 40% year-over-year.

  • A recent official report highlighted a rise in China's manufacturing purchasing managers' index during the first quarter, marking the first increase in six months. Moreover, the Caixin/S&P Manufacturing PMI, a privately conducted survey, achieved its highest level in over a year as foreign demand grew.

  • China's economy grew by 5.2% in 2023. Despite a significant improvement from the previous year, it still represented one of the country's weakest economic performances in more than thirty years.
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A major Tesla exec has left Elon Musk's automaker amid job cuts: Drew Baglino, Tesla's senior vice president of powertrain and electrical engineering, is leaving ...
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A major Tesla exec has left Elon Musk's automaker amid job cuts
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Confirmed: Stuff’s new 6pm bulletin to run on Three from July 6: The print news giant has beaten out NZME to create a 6pm bulletin to replace Newshub at Three ...
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Confirmed: Stuff’s new 6pm bulletin to run on Three from July 6
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US warns Iran, calls on Security Council to condemn attack on Israel: But Russia and Iran criticized the calls for deescalation as hypocritical.
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US warns Iran, calls on Security Council to condemn attack on Israel
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"You are welcome here, you are welcome to stay for as long as you like." A French tradie dubbed 'Bollard Man' for confronting the Bondi Junction ... Show more   #9News   www.9news.com.au/national/bondi-junction-stabbing-update-pm-offers-bollard-hero-citizenship/71df918c-bbef-46a5-8781-1689ba5106cf
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🔊 President Joe Biden draws a red line: the US will not join Israel in a counteroffensive against Iran. Find out more on the Reuters World News podcast www.reuters.com/podcasts/podcast-israels-next-move-us-red-line-iran-trumps-trial-2024-04-15/
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Introducing our first 2024 TIME100 cover star: Dua Lipa. The pop star talked to TIME about her new album, her childhood in Kosovo ... Show more   time.com/6965325/dua-lipa-interview-time100-2024/
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YOURSAY | Time and patience running out for Anwar: ‘We do not expect instant results but integrity and fairness.’
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YOURSAY | Time and patience running out for Anwar
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Quick Glance: Travis Kelce Surprised with Graduation at 'New Heights' Live Show After Long Study Journey
  • Travis Kelce finally experienced his ceremonial graduation moment.

  • During the 'New Heights' live show, the NFL player and his brother were surprised with a University of Cincinnati graduation ceremony.

  • Kelce attended the university from 2008 to 2012 and obtained his degree in interdisciplinary studies in 2022.

  • While Taylor Swift was not present, the athletes' parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, proudly showed their support.
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Apple loses top phonemaker spot to Samsung as iPhone shipments drop, research company says
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Apple loses top phonemaker spot to Samsung as iPhone shipments drop ...
Quick Glance: iPhone sales plummet. Here's why
  • Apple’s smartphone sales dropped by 10% last quarter, primarily due to a sharp decline in sales in China.

  • Samsung had been the top smartphone manufacturer for 12 years, but Apple briefly took the top spot last year.

  • The global smartphone market is showing signs of recovery with a 7.8% increase in smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2024.

  • Despite expectations for Apple and Samsung to maintain their market dominance, the rise of Huawei and other Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and OPPO/OnePlus may continue.
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Olivia Rodrigo performs with No Doubt during group’s Coachella reunion set
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5 takeaways from Salman Rushdie's new memoir 'Knife': Nearly two years after the renowned author was stabbed on stage in Chautauqua, N.Y. ...
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5 takeaways from Salman Rushdie's new memoir 'Knife'
Quick Glance: Salman Rushdie Recalls 'Premonition' Dream Before Brutal Knife Attack
  • Two nights before being attacked, Rushdie dreamt of being stabbed.

  • He was stabbed ten times during the attack, leading to severe injuries.

  • Despite his dream, Rushdie decided to attend the event where the attack occurred.

  • The attacker is awaiting trial, with Rushdie expected to testify.
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26 degrees in April: temperature record in Sapporo, Japan: Temperatures in the metropolis have been recorded since 1877. Now Sapporo has experienced the earliest ...
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26 degrees in April: temperature record in Sapporo, Japan
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Molly the magpie reunited with 'best friend' after public outcry: A Queensland couple have been granted a licence to care for the bird, which they illegally took ...
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Molly the magpie reunited with 'best friend' after public outcry
Quick Glance: Reunion of Molly the Magpie and Peggy the Staffy
  • Molly, the magpie, has finally returned home to the Gold Coast after a 45-day odyssey and has reunited with her unlikely best friend, Peggy the Staffy.

  • Queensland's Department of Environment, Science, and Innovation (DESI) made the announcement, signaling the end of the gripping saga.

  • Independent veterinary experts have determined that Molly is 'highly habituated' and may have developmental issues, making her unsuitable for rehabilitation or return to the wild.

  • Juliette Wells and Reece Mortensen demonstrated their commitment to Molly's well-being by meeting the conditions outlined in the licensing process, including refraining from the commercial exploitation of the bird or its image, participating in wildlife carer training, and collaborating with DESI to ensure Molly's ongoing care and enrichment.
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How the Israel-Iran conflict could send oil prices higher: Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel over the weekend has ratcheted up tensions in the oil-rich ...
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How the Israel-Iran conflict could send oil prices higher
Quick Glance: Oil Prices Could Witness a 'Super Spike Well Above $100' Post Iran's Strike on Israel
  • Market analysts predicted that oil prices could surge to $100 per barrel and beyond after Iran conducted an aerial attack on Israel, reigniting concerns of a regional war.

  • Iran carried out an aerial attack on Israel on Saturday night, launching over 300 drones and missiles, marking the first direct military attack by Iran on the Jewish state.

  • Insufficient investment renders the supply more fragile, raising the likelihood of a 'super spike well above $100' if the supply is disrupted.

  • Recent months have seen oil prices rise due to trade disruptions and delays caused by maritime attacks in the Red Sea by the Houthis, who express solidarity with the Palestinian people.
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China's Xiaomi, one of the world's largest smartphone makers, has jumped into the EV market. Its SU7 model is priced at less than half that of EVs offered by ... Show more   asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/China-s-Xiaomi-jumps-into-EV-market-battle-with-gusto
Quick Glance: Xiaomi's Entry into the EV Market Battle
  • Xiaomi's new SU7 model EV offers performance equal to or better than that of their much pricier American and European competitors.

  • Xiaomi, one of the world's largest smartphone makers, has entered the electric vehicle market, releasing a model that is priced at less than half of EVs offered by Tesla from the U.S. and Porsche from Germany, despite offering better performance than these prestigious brands.

  • Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun passionately discussed his company's first EV, the SU7, unveiling the price of the sporty vehicle and technical specifications that surpass the American and German cars.

  • The Xiaomi presentation in Beijing on March 28 lasted three hours, with the climax near the end when the price of the vehicle was displayed on screen, prompting applause from the audience.
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The arduous journey back home for Zairul Annuar and his family after celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri was made memorable this year ... Show more   www.malaysiakini.com/news/702527
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Mark Pope’s debut was something else. ‘It felt like the best days of Kentucky basketball.’
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Quick Glance: Enthusiastic Kentucky Fans Welcome Mark Pope as New Wildcats Coach at Rupp Arena
  • Mark Pope's debut game as Kentucky's coach is still over six months away. However, the manner in which fans packed Rupp Arena for his unveiling as UK's new men's basketball coach would surprise those unfamiliar with the sport's calendar, considering the 2024-25 season doesn't commence until November.

  • Rupp Arena accommodates 20,500 spectators. The lower section of the venue features 10,000 theater-style seats, all of which were occupied. The upper section, with an additional 10,500 seats, took longer to fill, but by the time Pope was formally introduced at 4:54 p.m. on Sunday, not a single seat was vacant.

  • All of this to greet back a beloved figure.

  • "We witness these introductory press conferences frequently," Pope remarked. "No individual worldwide has ever witnessed a spectacle like this."
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