Art

How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia

How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia

Not so long ago, Oromos in Ethiopia, despite making up the country's largest ethnic group, were reluctant to openly express their cultural and ethnic identity. This could go as far as avoiding speaking their language, Afaan Oromo, in public for fear of being criticised for not adhering to a national identity. But an increasing political assertiveness over the last decade has combined with a growing cultural pride among young Oromos that is now ... Full story

Education

Durham University lockdown students run corridor marathon

Durham University lockdown students run corridor marathon

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Economics

U.S. low-income lending rules should promote affordable housing, Fed official says

U.S. low-income lending rules should promote affordable housing, Fed official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An overhaul of U.S. lending rules must boost incentives to promote affordable housing for low-and-moderate income families, a U.S. Federal Reserve governor said on Tuesday, touching on two issues which will take center stage if Democrats win on Nov. 3. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., March ... Full story

Entertainment

Apple HomePod update brings Intercom and other new features – TechCrunch

Apple HomePod update brings Intercom and other new features – TechCrunch

Apple HomePod owners, starting today, will be able to use the newly announced “Intercom” feature to send messages between their HomePod smart speakers. The feature, which arrives via a software update, brings this and several other new features to Apple’s smart speakers, including those introduced at Apple’s event last week where the company debuted its $99 HomePod mini. Of these, Intercom is the most notable update, as it helps the HomePod ... Full story

Health

U.S. reports about 300,000 more deaths than usual during pandemic: CDC

U.S. reports about 300,000 more deaths than usual during pandemic: CDC

FILE PHOTO: Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) leave with a patient at Hialeah Hospital where the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Hialeah, Florida, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello. (Reuters) - Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than historical trends would suggest, with about two-thirds of the deaths due to COVID-19 illnesses, according to a report ... Full story

Law

Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.

Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.

Slideshow ( 2 images ). WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group that he founded filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Tuesday with allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered him killed. The civil lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also named more than 20 other Saudis as defendants. It coincides with complications in the ... Full story

Living

The place in North America with no Covid-19 cases

The place in North America with no Covid-19 cases

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Politics

Pakistan protests: Huge rally against Imran Khan draws comparisons to Thailand

Pakistan protests: Huge rally against Imran Khan draws comparisons to Thailand

Tens of thousands have joined protests against Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan, amid concern at worsening economic conditions in the country. The rally in Karachi on Sunday was the second major demonstration in three days, and included demands for former cricket star Mr Khan to step down. Demonstrations were led by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), a new political alliance formed by nine major opposition parties last month. They ... Full story

Sport

France again sees more than 20,000 coronavirus infections in a day

France again sees more than 20,000 coronavirus infections in a day

FILE PHOTO: French Sciences Po University students Solene, 19, and Nicolas, 19, wearing protective face masks, leave a coffee shop after an interview in Paris, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes. PARIS (Reuters) - France again reported more than 20,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections in a day, a total of 20,468, after the daily tally dipped to 13,243 on Monday. Last week, France saw five days with more than 20,000 new cases ... Full story

Technology

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 – TechCrunch

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 – TechCrunch

For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle around the idea that it’s too early for software and too expensive to try to take on Apple or Facebook on the hardware front. Meanwhile, few spaces were frothier in 2016 than virtual reality, but most ... Full story