Facebook dark mode begins rolling out for desktop users

TechRadar | 2019-10-21

Facebook has begun rolling out a new interface for desktop users, with an optional dark mode in addition to the traditional white design. When they log into the desktop site, some users have reported seeing a pop-up asking whether they would...

China overtakes US in rankings of world's richest people

The Guardian | 2019-10-21

Credit Suisse survey shows Brexit effect has reduced number of UK millionaires by 27,000 The number of wealthy Chinese people has overtaken the number of rich Americans for the first time, according to a report by Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank’s annual wealth survey found there were 100m Chinese...

Boeing may face billions more in losses as MAX crisis deepens: analysts

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-10-21

By Ankit Ajmera (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> may have to book billions of dollars in additional charges related to its grounded 737 MAX jets, brokerages said on Monday, following reports that call into question the timing of the aircraft's return to service. Credit Suisse and UBS downgraded...

New gene editing tool could fix most harmful DNA mutations

The Observer | 2019-10-21

Scientists have raised fresh hopes for treating people with genetic disorders by inventing a powerful new molecular tool that, in principle, can correct the vast majority of mutations that cause human genetic diseases. The procedure, named “prime editing”, can mend about 89% of the 75,000 or so...

Air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes'

BBC News | 2019-10-21

People also suffer more strokes and asthma attacks on days when air quality is poor, academics say. ......

Andy Murray wins again in Antwerp

AOL | 2019-10-17

Andy Murray continued his return to top-level action by reaching the quarter-finals of the European Open in Antwerp with a straight-sets victory over Pablo Cuevas. The former world number one, who is...

Roger Federer will play French Open as well as Olympics as Andy Murray casts doubts over doubles in Tokyo

Metro UK | 2019-10-17

Roger Federer discussed his schedule (Picture: TPN/Getty Images) Roger Federer intends to compete at both the French Open and the Olympic Games in 2020, ending fears he will withdraw from the clay-court Grand Slam in order to give himself extra rest ahead of a hectic summer schedule. Federer, 38,...

Zinedine Zidane Could Face Sack After Champions League Showdown With Galatasaray

90min | 2019-10-21

Zinedine Zidane could be relieved of his duties as Real Madrid manager if his side lose their Champions League meeting with Galatasaray on Tuesday night, according to one report in Spain. Los Blancos were handed their first La Liga defeat of the season as they were beaten 1-0 at Mallorca over the...

"It hurts me that people don't tell the truth"

BE Soccer | 2019-10-21

Cristiano Ronaldo reviewed the preview of the match with Lokomotiv Moscow and showed happiness with his team, with the way they work and the latest individual successes, although he has some buts too. The Portuguese said Juventus should aspire to everything. Cristiano Ronaldo scored again last week...

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Dozens of elephants die in Zimbabwe drought

RTE | 2019-10-21

At least 55 elephants have died in a month in Zimbabwe due to a lack of food and water, its wildlife agency has said, as the country faces one of the worst...

Iran says to take next nuclear step if remaining parties fail to honor obligations

Tehran Times | 2019-10-21

TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Monday reiterated Iran’s position that Tehran is ready to take the next step to reduce commitments to the...

Spain's prime minister criticised for refusing to meet Catalan independence leaders

The Independent | 2019-10-21

Spain's prime minister has angered Catalan independence leaders after refusing to meet with them on a visit to the protest-hit region on Monday. Barcelona has...

Commons Speaker rejects Government bid for Brexit ‘meaningful vote’

AOL | 2019-10-21

Commons Speaker John Bercow has rejected a Government bid to hold a meaningful vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, saying it would be "repetitive and...

Erdogan’s ambitions go beyond Syria. He wants the Bomb

Canada Dot Com | 2019-10-21

WASHINGTON — Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says...

Hong Kong leader apologizes for mosque incident after day of violence

The Saigon Times | 2019-10-21

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized to the city's Muslim community on Monday after police fired a water cannon at a major mosque...

Meghan Markle says she was warned by British friends not to marry Prince Harry

The Independent | 2019-10-21

The Duchess of Sussex has said British friends warned her not to marry Prince Harry as the tabloids in Britain would “destroy” her life. The documentary Harry...

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Palestine activist seeks Labour nomination

A Jewish Palestine solidarity activist is hoping to become a member of Parliament for Liverpool, a...

Al Jazeera | 2019-10-21

Kagame's Rwanda is still Africa's most inspiring success story

The president's critics outside of Africa are failing to acknowledge the complexities of governing...

Al Jazeera | 2019-10-21

Donald Trump found a different way to build his wall

The Trump administration is using a wide range of cruel policies to stop people in need from seeking...

Dawn | 2019-10-21

US and geopolitics

THE world is moving towards a greater crisis as new wars are breaking out. A war has started between...